Events Calendar

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Mini Museum Explorers

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery Crispin Street, Northampton

Join us at Northampton Museum for our new hands-on fun sessions for under-fives. Explore the museum with stories, music and arts and craft activities, whilst making new friends and creating memories in an exciting and family-friendly environment. With a different museum or seasonal theme and activities each week, sessions run 10 - 11.30 am during term times. Booking essential as ... Read More

£4
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Bloomin’ Marvellous: An Exploration of Floral Art Through the Centuries

Abington Park Museum Park Avenue South, Northampton

Artists have sought to capture the blooms of nature in all their beauty and decay from earliest times. This art form continues to inspire artists today. Inspired by an exhibition of works by members of the Northampton Botanical Arts Society at Abington Park Museum and following on from last summer’s very popular series on gardens in art, join us for ... Read More

£6 – £20

Beginners Stained Glass Course

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

Beginners Stained Glass Course

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
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Get Drawing at Chester House

Chester House Estate Irchester,, Wellingborough

We so often hear of the fear of drawing. Get Drawing aims to banish those fears through simple and guided tasks and instructions to help you learn new skills and improve on existing ones, in this enjoyable small group series at The Chester House Estate, Irchester. Each session is bookable individually and has a different theme and stands alone, but ... Read More

£32
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Junior Sailing Club

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

Can you sail at a Stage 2 standard? Why not come and join Junior Sailing Club sessions, these aim to informally develop your sailing skills using fun games, challenges and racing. For 8 - 15 year olds. Meeting point: Nene Outdoors Cost: £26

£26
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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
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Mini Museum Explorers

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery Crispin Street, Northampton

Join us at Northampton Museum for our new hands-on fun sessions for under-fives. Explore the museum with stories, music and arts and craft activities, whilst making new friends and creating memories in an exciting and family-friendly environment. With a different museum or seasonal theme and activities each week, sessions run 10 - 11.30 am during term times. Booking essential as ... Read More

£4
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Bloomin’ Marvellous: An Exploration of Floral Art Through the Centuries

Abington Park Museum Park Avenue South, Northampton

Artists have sought to capture the blooms of nature in all their beauty and decay from earliest times. This art form continues to inspire artists today. Inspired by an exhibition of works by members of the Northampton Botanical Arts Society at Abington Park Museum and following on from last summer’s very popular series on gardens in art, join us for ... Read More

£6 – £20
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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
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Get Drawing at Chester House

Chester House Estate Irchester,, Wellingborough

We so often hear of the fear of drawing. Get Drawing aims to banish those fears through simple and guided tasks and instructions to help you learn new skills and improve on existing ones, in this enjoyable small group series at The Chester House Estate, Irchester. Each session is bookable individually and has a different theme and stands alone, but ... Read More

£32
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Junior Sailing Club

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

Can you sail at a Stage 2 standard? Why not come and join Junior Sailing Club sessions, these aim to informally develop your sailing skills using fun games, challenges and racing. For 8 - 15 year olds. Meeting point: Nene Outdoors Cost: £26

£26
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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

Dinosaurs in the Park

Delapre Abbey Abbey Cottage, Delapré Abbey

An adventure-filled family day out Dinosaurs in the Park takes you to a land of prehistoric times where kids will come face to face with huge, moving, roaring dinosaurs. Step into a world where prehistoric giants roam and ferocious predators lurk, and make the school holidays memorable for the whole family. With 35 life-sized, moving and roaring dinosaurs, a Dino-Fun-Zone, ... Read More

£10.50 – £50

Nene Wetlands Wildlife for Beginners: Butterfly ID

Wildlife Trust Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre Rushden Lakes, Rushden, Northamptonshire

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 most common butterflies before heading back to the ... Read More

£7.50 – £10

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
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Get Drawing at Chester House

Chester House Estate Irchester,, Wellingborough

We so often hear of the fear of drawing. Get Drawing aims to banish those fears through simple and guided tasks and instructions to help you learn new skills and improve on existing ones, in this enjoyable small group series at The Chester House Estate, Irchester. Each session is bookable individually and has a different theme and stands alone, but ... Read More

£32
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Junior Sailing Club

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

Can you sail at a Stage 2 standard? Why not come and join Junior Sailing Club sessions, these aim to informally develop your sailing skills using fun games, challenges and racing. For 8 - 15 year olds. Meeting point: Nene Outdoors Cost: £26

£26

The Story of the Irchester Bowls Study Day

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery Crispin Street, Northampton

The Irchester bowls were found in 1874 by the antiquarian the Rev. Baker. This remains an important and significant discovery of beautifully crafted bowls and strainers. They were buried in the late 300s making them over 1,500 years old. The hoard is of regional and national significance and has been re-evaluated by Dr James Gerrard and Marco Romeo-Pitone of Newcastle ... Read More

£10
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Abington Children’s Summer Workshops

Abington Park Museum Park Avenue South, Northampton

Wonderful Wednesdays 1-2pm, 2.30-3.30pm, 4-5pm £5 per workshop or £20 for the series of 5 workshops Wednesday 27 July Make a Viking purse Create a leather drawstring Viking style purse with braided ties. All materials supplied. Wednesday 3 August Look closer Explore the microscopic world, learn all about the history of microscopy and create and view your own slides with ... Read More

£5 – £20

Pollinator Ponder & Wildlife Wander

Visitor centre, Ham Lane, , Peterborough, PE2 5UU

A walk with a ranger looking at some of the butterfly, bees and wildflower species found in the Park, we will look at how they work together in the world of pollination. Bring binoculars if you have them, spaces limited so booking essential, a place must be booked for everyone attending. Suitable for: all aged 10yrs and over. Meeting point: Outside the ... Read More

£2.50

Insect Survey – Nene Valley Youth Rangers

Summer Leys Summer Leys Nature Reserve, Wollaston

Join the Nene Valley Youth Ranger (suitable for ages 11 - 17 yrs) as we conduct a butterfly transect in the new education area. To help us to keep everyone safe, we ask that you do not attend if you feel at all unwell- we will offer full refunds for cancellations due to illness. If you start to feel unwell ... Read More

£4 – £6
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Abington Children’s Summer Workshops

Abington Park Museum Park Avenue South, Northampton

Wonderful Wednesdays 1-2pm, 2.30-3.30pm, 4-5pm £5 per workshop or £20 for the series of 5 workshops Wednesday 27 July Make a Viking purse Create a leather drawstring Viking style purse with braided ties. All materials supplied. Wednesday 3 August Look closer Explore the microscopic world, learn all about the history of microscopy and create and view your own slides with ... Read More

£5 – £20
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Junior Sailing Club

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

Can you sail at a Stage 2 standard? Why not come and join Junior Sailing Club sessions, these aim to informally develop your sailing skills using fun games, challenges and racing. For 8 - 15 year olds. Meeting point: Nene Outdoors Cost: £26

£26

Youth RYA Sailing – Stage 1

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

This two day course covers basic sailing skills, rope work and collision avoidance. After the course participants will be able to tack and control boat speed and understand basic principles. All safety equipment, including wetsuits and buoyancy aids are provided. Suitable for: 8-16 yr olds Meeting point: Nene Outdoors reception Cost: £166.00

£166

Youth RYA Sailing – Stage 2

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

This 2 day course covers launching and recovery, steering, parts of the boat and basic sailing. After the course participants will be able to steer and understand basic principles. All safety equipment, including wetsuits and buoyancy aids are provided. Suitable for: 8-15yr olds Meeting point: Nene Outdoors Cost: £166.00

£166

Steam Driver Experience

Wansford Railway Station

Our starter package includes theory and practical driving of a steam locomotive. The course will be on a large locomotive without rolling stock and consists of 1 hour tuition and 1 hour on the footplate. During the hour on the footplate, 2 participants will take it in turns to drive the locomotive for a total distance of approximately 15 miles. ... Read More

£400
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Abington Children’s Summer Workshops

Abington Park Museum Park Avenue South, Northampton

Wonderful Wednesdays 1-2pm, 2.30-3.30pm, 4-5pm £5 per workshop or £20 for the series of 5 workshops Wednesday 27 July Make a Viking purse Create a leather drawstring Viking style purse with braided ties. All materials supplied. Wednesday 3 August Look closer Explore the microscopic world, learn all about the history of microscopy and create and view your own slides with ... Read More

£5 – £20

Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Terrible Tudors live on stage! From the horrible Henries to the end of evil Elizabeth, hear the legends (and the lies!) about the torturing Tudors. Find out the fate of Henry’s headless wives and his punch up with the ... Read More

£20

Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Terrible Tudors live on stage! From the horrible Henries to the end of evil Elizabeth, hear the legends (and the lies!) about the torturing Tudors. Find out the fate of Henry's headless wives and his punch up with the ... Read More

£20

Adult RYA Start Sailing – Level 1

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

This two day (consecutive) course covers how to sail in all directions, including an awareness of launching and recovery. After the course participants will be able to sail in light winds under supervision. All safety equipment, including wetsuits and buoyancy aids are provided. Suitable for: 16yrs + Meeting point: Nene Outdoors Cost: £166.00

£166
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Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Terrible Tudors live on stage! From the horrible Henries to the end of evil Elizabeth, hear the legends (and the lies!) about the torturing Tudors. Find out the fate of Henry's headless wives and his punch up with the ... Read More

£20
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Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Terrible Tudors live on stage! From the horrible Henries to the end of evil Elizabeth, hear the legends (and the lies!) about the torturing Tudors. Find out the fate of Henry's headless wives and his punch up with the ... Read More

£20

Bushcraft: Tool Use

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

Learn how to use a selection of tools including loppers and gimlets to turn elder sticks into crafts such as beads, jewellery and many more! Suitable Age: 8yrs+ Cost: £5.50 per child, accompanying adult at no additional charge Advisory information: Activities take place in outside areas, so do please come suitably dressed for the weather. This activity takes place on ... Read More

£5.50

Children’s Fused Glass Workshop

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

Join June from Semperart at this workshop, especially for children to make their own unique fused glass. During the session you will * Develop a design that June has created especially for this workshop * Choose a variety of coloured glass to create your design Once your piece is complete, it will be fired in a kiln.  This can take up to ... Read More

£12

Children’s Fused Glass Workshop

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

Join June from Semperart at this workshop, especially for children to make their own unique fused glass. During the session you will * Develop a design that June has created especially for this workshop * Choose a variety of coloured glass to create your design Once your piece is complete, it will be fired in a kiln.  This can take up to ... Read More

£12
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Abington Children’s Summer Workshops

Abington Park Museum Park Avenue South, Northampton

Wonderful Wednesdays 1-2pm, 2.30-3.30pm, 4-5pm £5 per workshop or £20 for the series of 5 workshops Wednesday 27 July Make a Viking purse Create a leather drawstring Viking style purse with braided ties. All materials supplied. Wednesday 3 August Look closer Explore the microscopic world, learn all about the history of microscopy and create and view your own slides with ... Read More

£5 – £20

Children’s Fused Glass Workshop

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

Join June from Semperart at this workshop, especially for children to make their own unique fused glass. During the session you will * Develop a design that June has created especially for this workshop * Choose a variety of coloured glass to create your design Once your piece is complete, it will be fired in a kiln.  This can take up to ... Read More

£12

RYA Start Windsurfing

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

Nene Outdoors is the perfect place to come and learn to windsurf on our 2 day course. Our safe and sheltered waters help you progress in this sport, giving you the opportunity to focus on learning the basics, including preparation, sailing in all directions, manoeuvring the board and getting on and off the water. Suitable for: Suitable for ages 16+ Meeting ... Read More

£166

Pollinator Ponder & Wildlife Wander

Visitor centre, Ham Lane, , Peterborough, PE2 5UU

A walk with a ranger looking at some of the butterfly, bees and wildflower species found in the Park, we will look at how they work together in the world of pollination. Bring binoculars if you have them, spaces limited so booking essential, a place must be booked for everyone attending. Suitable for: all aged 10yrs and over. Meeting point: Outside the ... Read More

£2.50

Youth Windsurfing Course Stage 1 & 2

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

This 2 day (consecutive days) intensive course teaches participants the basics of windsurfing, including the key techniques and skills you need for success in this watersport. After the course participants will be able to sail to a chosen point on the water and return to where you started in light winds. Meeting point: Nene Outdoors Strictly for 10-15 yr olds. £166.00pp

£166

Youth RYA Sailing – Stage 2

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

This 2 day course covers launching and recovery, steering, parts of the boat and basic sailing. After the course participants will be able to steer and understand basic principles. All safety equipment, including wetsuits and buoyancy aids are provided. Suitable for: 8-15yr olds Meeting point: Nene Outdoors Cost: £166.00

£166
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Abington Children’s Summer Workshops

Abington Park Museum Park Avenue South, Northampton

Wonderful Wednesdays 1-2pm, 2.30-3.30pm, 4-5pm £5 per workshop or £20 for the series of 5 workshops Wednesday 27 July Make a Viking purse Create a leather drawstring Viking style purse with braided ties. All materials supplied. Wednesday 3 August Look closer Explore the microscopic world, learn all about the history of microscopy and create and view your own slides with ... Read More

£5 – £20

Adult RYA Start Sailing – Level 1

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

This two day (consecutive) course covers how to sail in all directions, including an awareness of launching and recovery. After the course participants will be able to sail in light winds under supervision. All safety equipment, including wetsuits and buoyancy aids are provided. Suitable for: 16yrs + Meeting point: Nene Outdoors Cost: £166.00

£166

Dinosaur Adventure Live

Key Theatre Embankment Road, Peterborough

“The Greatest Prehistoric Show on Earth” 65 million years in the making… Are you ready for the adventure? Join our intrepid Dinosaur Adventurers as we journey to a world of living, breathing, life-like Dinosaurs. Walk with us through the Jurassic era on an unforgettable interactive experience as we introduce you to some of the most incredible species ever to have ... Read More

£15

Steam Driver Experience

Wansford Railway Station

Our starter package includes theory and practical driving of a steam locomotive. The course will be on a large locomotive without rolling stock and consists of 1 hour tuition and 1 hour on the footplate. During the hour on the footplate, 2 participants will take it in turns to drive the locomotive for a total distance of approximately 15 miles. ... Read More

£400

Leather Bag Making Course

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

This two-day course will provide an introduction to the traditional method of leather bag making and give you an insight into the basics of leatherwork. You will be able to chose from one of three bag designs and several different colours and textures of leather. Once you have picked your style you will then work on the selection of material, ... Read More

£195
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The Old Savoy – The Home of The Deco Theatre

The Deco Theatre Abington Square, Northampton

The Deco Theatre, Northampton's hidden gem, is host to a wide variety of shows, the Christmas pantomime, and many training events. Over recent years the theatre has thoroughly re-established itself and continues to grow from strength to strength. The Building first opened on Saturday 2 May 1936 in a blaze of publicity as “the Savoy”, described as “Northampton’s only super ... Read More

Adult RYA Start Sailing – Level 1

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

This two day (consecutive) course covers how to sail in all directions, including an awareness of launching and recovery. After the course participants will be able to sail in light winds under supervision. All safety equipment, including wetsuits and buoyancy aids are provided. Suitable for: 16yrs + Meeting point: Nene Outdoors Cost: £166.00

£166

Free Let’s Fish!

Peterborough

Learn to fish with our team of professionally qualified and licensed angling coaches. All bait, equipment, permits and licence are provided. All you need to do is book in and turn up on time on the day. These one-hour sessions are available to all adults and for children aged from six years old and upwards who are interested in trying ... Read More

Free