Events Calendar

Recurring Event Blacksmithing Introductory Course

Blacksmithing Introductory Course

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

This one day course introduces the basic skills of Blacksmithing, a trade that used to be found in every village and was at the heart of countryside life for hundreds of years. You will learn about managing the forge and heating your steel to around 1200 degrees Celsius. Discover the techniques of drawing down and shaping the metal on the ... Read More

£150

Nature Tots

Nene Park Trust, Discovery Den, Ham Lane, Peterborough PE2 5UU

We are pleased to welcome back our Nature Tots although we have a few changes to meet current covid secure processes. The whole session will take place outside, so please dress for the weather. Age:  2yrs+ Cost: £4.00 Times: 10am-11.30am Meeting Point: Outside the Discovery Den Adults may bring up to two paying children.  All children attending, need to have a booked place. Maximum ... Read More

£4

Early Bird Wildlife Eco Boat trips

Ferry Meadows, Overton Bank, Ham Lane, PETERBOROUGH, PE2 5UU

Wyndham's near silent-motor means that she is the ideal craft for wildlife watching.  Before the city wakes up properly and all the visitors arrive, the wildlife can be more active as they look for breakfast. Join us on this early morning trip around Overton Lake and along the River Nene where swans, geese and other water fowl will glide alongside ... Read More

£14
Recurring Event Open Water Swimming

Open Water Swimming

Ferry Meadows, Overton Bank, Ham Lane, PETERBOROUGH, PE2 5UU

We welcome all swimmers to our regular weekly sessions every Thursday 5:30-7:00pm. Open water swimming is one of the fastest growing sports in the country combining an opportunity to improve fitness with an enjoyment of the outdoors.  Whether you are training for a triathlon or just want to take part in an activity which is sociable as well as good ... Read More

£6.50

Summer Leys Wildlife for Beginners Summer Bird Migrants

Summer Leys

Love wildlife but wish you knew more about it? These new 'Wildlife for Beginners' sessions are an ideal opportunity for wildlife enthusiasts to learn the basics and meet like minded people, all in the wonderful setting of the Nene Valley. We'll spend an hour looking for and learning how to identify the our summer bird migrants before heading back to ... Read More

£7.50 – £10

Exhibition – Lenka Page at Stanwick Lakes

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

Stanwick Lakes will host a variety of handpicked artists exhibiting their work throughout September, with a special event on the weekend of 17 and 18 September.  Stanwick Lakes is a beautiful nature reserve in the heart of the Nene Valley with abundance of wildlife, picturesque walks and varied flora. A lot of the artists' work has been inspired by the ... Read More

Free
Recurring Event Hunsbury Iron Age Hill Fort

Hunsbury Iron Age Hill Fort

Northampton Market Square

Hunsbury Iron Age Hill Fort dates back to between the 7th and 4th centuries BC. The internal rampart at Hunsbury appears to have been burnt down and vitrified - such forts are rare in England. Hunsbury Iron Age hill fort can be found in the middle of Hunsbury Hill Country Park. It is a scheduled monument currently on the "at ... Read More

Free

Stanwick Lakes Autumn Run

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

We are now taking bookings for our Autumn run - Sunday 18th September. Book your place today! We offer 5k, 10k or half marathon distances and as the route is pretty flat, it's a great chance to aim for a PB! Cost: 5k - £12 10k - £16 Half Marathon - £23

£12 – £23
Recurring Event Hunsbury Iron Age Hill Fort

Hunsbury Iron Age Hill Fort

Northampton Market Square

Hunsbury Iron Age Hill Fort dates back to between the 7th and 4th centuries BC. The internal rampart at Hunsbury appears to have been burnt down and vitrified - such forts are rare in England. Hunsbury Iron Age hill fort can be found in the middle of Hunsbury Hill Country Park. It is a scheduled monument currently on the "at ... Read More

Free
Recurring Event Open Water Swimming

Open Water Swimming

Ferry Meadows, Overton Bank, Ham Lane, PETERBOROUGH, PE2 5UU

We welcome all swimmers to our regular weekly sessions every Thursday 5:30-7:00pm. Open water swimming is one of the fastest growing sports in the country combining an opportunity to improve fitness with an enjoyment of the outdoors.  Whether you are training for a triathlon or just want to take part in an activity which is sociable as well as good ... Read More

£6.50

Beginners Stained Glass

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

This two day introduction to the traditional method of stained glass construction will give you an insight into this ancient craft that dates back hundreds of years. There will be plenty of hands-on experience and you will be able to make either a traditional panel or put your own contemporary twist on this ancient craft. You will be fully guided ... Read More

£195

Bat Walk

Nene Park Trust, Discovery Den, Ham Lane, Peterborough PE2 5UU

Join our park rangers for an informative presentation on bats. Follow this with a walk in the park and using bat detectors try to spot and identify the bats that call Ferry Meadows home. Suitable for: 10yrs + Meeting point: Discovery Den Cost: £8pp

£8
Recurring Event Open Water Swimming

Open Water Swimming

Ferry Meadows, Overton Bank, Ham Lane, PETERBOROUGH, PE2 5UU

We welcome all swimmers to our regular weekly sessions every Thursday 5:30-7:00pm. Open water swimming is one of the fastest growing sports in the country combining an opportunity to improve fitness with an enjoyment of the outdoors.  Whether you are training for a triathlon or just want to take part in an activity which is sociable as well as good ... Read More

£6.50

Bat Walk

Nene Park Trust, Discovery Den, Ham Lane, Peterborough PE2 5UU

Join our park rangers for an informative presentation on bats. Follow this with a walk in the park and using bat detectors try to spot and identify the bats that call Ferry Meadows home. Suitable for: 10yrs + Meeting point: Discovery Den Cost: £8pp

£8

Spoon Carving Course

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

Wooden spoons have been carved for thousands of years and, for most of the population, continued as an eating utensil until relatively recently. ‘Spoon’ was originally an Anglo-Saxon word that meant ‘a chip of wood’. Spoon carving requires only a few tools and within hours you can create a unique and practical item from a wooden log! On this one ... Read More

£95

Bat Walk

Nene Park Trust, Discovery Den, Ham Lane, Peterborough PE2 5UU

Join our park rangers for an informative presentation on bats. Follow this with a walk in the park and using bat detectors try to spot and identify the bats that call Ferry Meadows home. Suitable for: 10yrs + Meeting point: Discovery Den Cost: £8pp

£8

RYA Powerboat Level 2

Ferry Meadows, Overton Bank, Ham Lane, PETERBOROUGH, PE2 5UU

Power boat training is a key skill to know how to operate a powered craft safely and appropriately. To do this you can attend a course with us to achieve an RYA Level 2 Power Boat Certificate. During this 2 day course at Nene Outdoors, you will be trained to drive and manoeuvre the craft in a safe and controlled way. ... Read More

£274

Rustic Furniture Making Course

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

Two day Introduction to Green Woodworking course in the beautiful Stanwick Lakes nature reserve. Make a rustic stool or side table using traditional tools and techniques. This introductory Green Woodworking course is an ideal opportunity to try a great traditional craft. You’ll start this course by being given a simple ash log and end it with your own unique piece ... Read More

£185
Recurring Event Wood Carving Course

Wood Carving Course

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

Wood carving course in the beautiful Stanwick Lakes nature reserve! Have you ever wanted to learn the traditional craft of Wood Carving? This one day course is suitable for those just starting out and also for carvers who would like to develop their skills further. The day starts with the introduction of the tools and the techniques and materials used ... Read More

£110
Recurring Event Wood Carving Course

Wood Carving Course

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

Wood carving course in the beautiful Stanwick Lakes nature reserve! Have you ever wanted to learn the traditional craft of Wood Carving? This one day course is suitable for those just starting out and also for carvers who would like to develop their skills further. The day starts with the introduction of the tools and the techniques and materials used ... Read More

£110

Archery

Ferry Meadows, Overton Bank, Ham Lane, PETERBOROUGH, PE2 5UU

Pay and Play Archery sessions will run throughout the day. Why not come down and have a go? You will find us on Oak Meadow close to the Nene Outdoors. Participants need to be in good health and are recommended to not take part if they are suffering from any injuries or illnesses that may be affected by strenuous activity, ... Read More

£10

Wildlife Eco Boat Trips

Ferry Meadows, Overton Bank, Ham Lane, PETERBOROUGH, PE2 5UU

Wyndham's near silent-motor means that she is the ideal craft for wildlife watching.  Join us on a trip around Overton Lake and along the River Nene where swans, geese and other water fowl will glide alongside the boat with you.  We cannot guarantee what you will see but wildlife highlights may include Herons, Kingfishers and the elusive Otter! Trips last ... Read More

£14

Climbing Wall

Ferry Meadows, Overton Bank, Ham Lane, PETERBOROUGH, PE2 5UU

The team from Nene Outdoors will be getting our climbing wall out during the school holidays for all visitors to have a go. We will be outside Nene Outdoors. Are you brave enough to reach the top? Suitable for: adults or children over 4yrs Cost: £10.00pp Booking essential.

£10

Treewilder

Barnwell Country Park Barnwell Road, Oundle

Treewilder is an exhibition of site-responsive interventions, sculptures and video work set in Barnwell Country Park aiming to encourage visitors to explore the woodland space throughout autumn and winter. Guest curated by Angela Kingston, the exhibition features work by Denise de Cordova, Delaine Le Bas, Kim L Pace, Jennet Thomas, Danny Treacy, and Johannes Zits. Suggestive of both the words ... Read More

Free
Recurring Event Copper Foil Christmas Decorations Workshop

Copper Foil Christmas Decorations Workshop

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

Come and join us for this creative hands-on half-day workshop where you will make your own beautiful genuine stained glass decorations to hang on your tree or in your windows this Christmas using the basics of the Tiffany copper foil technique. During the workshop, you will be guided through the process from learning to cut glass to using the copper ... Read More

£45
Recurring Event Copper Foil Christmas Decorations Workshop

Copper Foil Christmas Decorations Workshop

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

Come and join us for this creative hands-on half-day workshop where you will make your own beautiful genuine stained glass decorations to hang on your tree or in your windows this Christmas using the basics of the Tiffany copper foil technique. During the workshop, you will be guided through the process from learning to cut glass to using the copper ... Read More

£45

Blacksmithing Introductory Course

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

This one day course introduces the basic skills of Blacksmithing, a trade that used to be found in every village and was at the heart of countryside life for hundreds of years. You will learn about managing the forge and heating your steel to around 1200 degrees Celsius. Discover the techniques of drawing down and shaping the metal on the ... Read More

£150
Recurring Event Blacksmithing Introductory Course

Blacksmithing Introductory Course

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

This one day course introduces the basic skills of Blacksmithing, a trade that used to be found in every village and was at the heart of countryside life for hundreds of years. You will learn about managing the forge and heating your steel to around 1200 degrees Celsius. Discover the techniques of drawing down and shaping the metal on the ... Read More

£150
Recurring Event Blacksmithing Introductory Course

Blacksmithing Introductory Course

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

This one day course introduces the basic skills of Blacksmithing, a trade that used to be found in every village and was at the heart of countryside life for hundreds of years. You will learn about managing the forge and heating your steel to around 1200 degrees Celsius. Discover the techniques of drawing down and shaping the metal on the ... Read More

£150
Recurring Event Copper Foil Christmas Decorations Workshop

Copper Foil Christmas Decorations Workshop

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

Come and join us for this creative hands-on half-day workshop where you will make your own beautiful genuine stained glass decorations to hang on your tree or in your windows this Christmas using the basics of the Tiffany copper foil technique. During the workshop, you will be guided through the process from learning to cut glass to using the copper ... Read More

£45
Recurring Event Copper Foil Christmas Decorations Workshop

Copper Foil Christmas Decorations Workshop

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

Come and join us for this creative hands-on half-day workshop where you will make your own beautiful genuine stained glass decorations to hang on your tree or in your windows this Christmas using the basics of the Tiffany copper foil technique. During the workshop, you will be guided through the process from learning to cut glass to using the copper ... Read More

£45

Christmas Glass Making Workshop

Nene Park Trust, Discovery Den, Ham Lane, Peterborough PE2 5UU

Enjoy using your creative skills to design and make unique fused glass Christmas decorations; they will definitely be a talking point for your Christmas visitors! The sessions will be led by June Massey, Member of the Creative Glass Guild.  No previous experience required.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Your glass will be fired in June’s kiln and will ... Read More

£20

Christmas Glass Making Workshop (Afternoon Session)

Nene Park Trust, Discovery Den, Ham Lane, Peterborough PE2 5UU

Enjoy using your creative skills to design and make unique fused glass Christmas decorations; they will definitely be a talking point for your Christmas visitors! The sessions will be led by June Massey, Member of the Creative Glass Guild.  No previous experience required.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Your glass will be fired in June’s kiln and will ... Read More

£20

Christmas Glass Making Workshop (Afternoon Session)

Nene Park Trust, Discovery Den, Ham Lane, Peterborough PE2 5UU

Enjoy using your creative skills to design and make unique fused glass Christmas decorations; they will definitely be a talking point for your Christmas visitors! The sessions will be led by June Massey, Member of the Creative Glass Guild.  No previous experience required.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Your glass will be fired in June’s kiln and will ... Read More

£20

Nene Park Art Club

Nene Park

Are you aged 14-19?  Do you enjoy being outdoors? Do you like art? As a member of Nene Park Art Club you can take part in art workshops, learn about the sculptures in the Park, meet local artists, develop art events, and help take care of the sculptures in the Park. Monthly sessions begin in September for the autumn term: 10 September, Block ... Read More

Christmas Stars

Nene Park

Come and help decorate the park for the festive season! We have handmade wooden stars ready with different fun materials, ready for you to get creative - once the stars have been decorated they will be put on display in the park around the Visitor Centre for everyone to see and enjoy. There is no need to book this event, ... Read More

Natural Minds at Sywell Country Park

Sywell Country Park Washbrook Lane, Ecton, Northamptonshire

Natural Minds is time out for adults of all ages to take some active rest. Enjoy connecting with nature, meeting people and learning new skills. This month is all about ‘‘The beauty of Winter Trees’. Try your hand at winter tree identification on a ranger-led walk, followed by the decorative art form of bark and stick painting. £6 per person. Booking ... Read More

£6

Recurring Event Lego Robotics Workshop

Lego Robotics Workshop

Chester House Estate Irchester,, Wellingborough

For only £20 join us this February Half Term for a Lego Roboticist Workshop! Hosted by JuniorSTEM this is an exciting way to learn programming and engineering. You will be taught each step over the 90 minute session. At the end of this you will have created a fully functioning Lego robot. This is a highly engaging activity allowing your ... Read More

Archery

Nene Park

Pay and Play Archery sessions will run throughout the day. Why not come down and have a go? You will find us on the Glade Campsite at Nene Outdoors. Participants need to be in good health and are recommended to not take part if they are suffering from any injuries or illnesses that may be affected by strenuous activity, including; ... Read More

Recurring Event Lego Robotics Workshop

Lego Robotics Workshop

Chester House Estate Irchester,, Wellingborough

For only £20 join us this February Half Term for a Lego Roboticist Workshop! Hosted by JuniorSTEM this is an exciting way to learn programming and engineering. You will be taught each step over the 90 minute session. At the end of this you will have created a fully functioning Lego robot. This is a highly engaging activity allowing your ... Read More

Recurring Event Lego Robotics Workshop

Lego Robotics Workshop

Chester House Estate Irchester,, Wellingborough

For only £20 join us this February Half Term for a Lego Roboticist Workshop! Hosted by JuniorSTEM this is an exciting way to learn programming and engineering. You will be taught each step over the 90 minute session. At the end of this you will have created a fully functioning Lego robot. This is a highly engaging activity allowing your ... Read More

Tracks and Signs

Nene Park

We will find out all about creatures that live in Ferry Meadows using the signs that they leave behind them. You will also get to take your own plaster of Paris track home with you.

Soap Making Workshop

Nene Park

Do you love natural skincare products, want to reduce plastic waste in your home or start a new hobby? This introductory workshop teaches you how to make your own hair and body soap using the traditional cold processed method and all natural ingredients. We will be looking at how to create beautiful soaps using a mixture of essential oils and ... Read More

Nature Tots

Nene Park

A fun monthly outdoor parent and toddler group with a nature theme. Each session will include a messy craft activity, time to explore the beautiful outdoors, story and song time. The session will take place mostly outside, so please dress for the weather.

Indian block Printing – Beginners Workshop

One this half day workshop you will work with local multi-media artist Melanie Missin-Keating. This is an introduction to Indian Block Printing, it really is quite easy to do and creates fabulous results. They can be used on fabrics, papers, clothes and much more.  You will be using genuine Indian blocks and some that  Melanie designed which are hand carved ... Read More

Romans in the Nene Valley Talk

Nene Park

Join Prof. Stephen Upex MCIfA. FSA. for an enlightening evening talk about the Romans of the Nene Valley. Stephen will talk about his new book covering topics such as military presence, forts, villas, farmsteads, religion and burials along with the important Roman town of Durobrivae with it's sprawling industrial suburbs. Stephen has Excavated, written about, and researched the area for ... Read More

Willow Weaving Workshop

Nene Park

This is a beginners workshop to introduce you to the wonderful world of willow. Join Martin from Rutland Willow as he takes you through the techniques you need to create 3 pieces of work starting small and working up to this beautiful Dragonfly There are two sessions starting at 10:00 and 13:00. Minimum Age: 16yrs + Meeting point: Discovery Den Cost: £25.00pp Book