Events Calendar

Event Series Architecture Tours

Architecture Tours

Peterborough Cathedral , United Kingdom

Find out about the Cathedral's unique architectural history on this special guided tour looking at construction and change over the centuries. Explore the site of the Cathedral's medieval Lady Chapel, the iconic West Front, the Norman nave, the Tudor New Building and much more. The tour lasts around 90 minutes and takes a route outside and inside. It will go ... Read More

Christmas at Ferry Meadows

Nene Park , United Kingdom

Experience the magic of Christmas at Nene Park this winter. From 25 November to 2 January, the heart of Ferry Meadows will be transformed for Christmas, with an open-air ice rink, mini Christmas market and vintage fun fair, festooned with twinkling lights and festive garlands. Park visitors can glide into the festive season on our eco-friendly synthetic ice rink, open ... Read More

A Tudor Family Caroling

Lyveden Lyveden, United Kingdom

Join in with singers from Eboracum Baroque with a festive programme of music and family favourites in the Green Dining room at Lyveden.

Christmas at Chester House

Chester House Estate Irchester,, Wellingborough, United Kingdom

Join the elves this Christmas as they take you on a festive journey to discover the Greatest Gift in the World … For nearly a thousand years, elves have seen the finest presents to have ever been created in the North Pole. But what could the greatest gift be? A precious jewel, an amazing invention, or a magical toy crafted ... Read More

Christmas Trail

Delapre Abbey Abbey Cottage, Delapré Abbey, United Kingdom

Enjoy a great day out for all the family at our annual Christmas Fair.   Pick up unique, handmade gifts from a variety of carefully selected stalls in the inspiring surroundings of the historic Abbey. With food and drink, children’s activities, and the house dressed for Christmas, there will be something for all ages.

Christmas Fair

Delapre Abbey Abbey Cottage, Delapré Abbey, United Kingdom

Enjoy a great day out for all the family at our annual Christmas Fair.   Pick up unique, handmade gifts from a variety of carefully selected stalls in the inspiring surroundings of the historic Abbey. With food and drink, children’s activities, and the house dressed for Christmas, there will be something for all ages. Food Donations For the third year running, ... Read More

Christmas Fair

abington park musem Park Ave S, Northampton NN1 5LW, United Kingdom

Our ever-popular Christmas fair returns for 2022 and will include a wide range of artisan producers and crafters offering quality gifts, decorations and festive food and drink.

Event Series Architecture Tours

Architecture Tours

Peterborough Cathedral , United Kingdom

Find out about the Cathedral's unique architectural history on this special guided tour looking at construction and change over the centuries. Explore the site of the Cathedral's medieval Lady Chapel, the iconic West Front, the Norman nave, the Tudor New Building and much more. The tour lasts around 90 minutes and takes a route outside and inside. It will go ... Read More

Christmas Afternoon Tea

Rushden Goods Shed, John Clark Way, Rushden, NN10 0FW John Clark Way, Rushden

Enjoy a delicious festive Afternoon Tea on our Gresley Buffet Carriage. Fresh sandwiches, delicious homemade scones, a variety of festive cakes and a delicious dessert. If you have any special dietary requirements please tell us when booking.

Christmas Craft Fair

Rushden Goods Shed, John Clark Way, Rushden, NN10 0FW John Clark Way, Rushden

Over 30 local traders selling a wide variety of gifts. Hot food & mulled wine will be available to purchase. Entry is only 50p per adult, kids get in free.

Free – £50

Santa Special

Rushden Goods Shed, John Clark Way, Rushden, NN10 0FW John Clark Way, Rushden

Come and enjoy a ride on the diesel Santa Special followed by a visit to Mr & Mrs Claus in their grotto. Enjoy a complimentary juice drink and biscuits for children and for adults tea or coffee with a mince pie. TICKET PRICES Adult: £7 Child: £12.50 Baby with a present: £5 or free without a present When booking please ... Read More

Longthorpe Tower Living History Event

Longthorpe Tower Thorpe Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire,, United Kingdom

See Longthorpe Tower brought to life at our living history re-enactment weekend with the Medieval Sokemen Living History Group.  One hour tours will be running on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December. Visit the Medieval residence at Longthorpe Tower to not only see the stunning wall paintings, but to experience life as it would have been in the 15th century, ... Read More

Rushden Lakes Handmade and Vintage Christmas Pop-Up Fair

Rushden Lakes Rushden, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

MK Handmade and Vintage is thrilled to return to the wonderful Rushden Lakes on the consecutive weekends of 3/4 December, and 10/11 December 2022. The central boulevard, will host a selection of our wonderful designer-makers, artists, artisans and specialist vintage and antique dealers at this vibrant venue. Every item is unique; and no retail items are permitted, making us the ... Read More

Event Series Yuletide Evening Express 2022

Yuletide Evening Express 2022

Join us on the 3rd, 10th or 17th of December for a relaxing steam-hauled journey, with drinks and festive nibbles served onboard culminating in live music where passengers are encouraged to join in with the carols. Your evening begins when you arrive at our main station of Wansford. PE8 6LR - Check-in opens 6:15pm You’ll be greeted by one of our fine steam locomotives, simmering ... Read More

Zigzag Running, Bauble Bimble

Nene Park , United Kingdom

Take on the Bauble Bimble for a fantastic Christmas extravaganza of running. Run as much or as little as you wish, and complete a 5k, 10k, Half-marathon, Marathon, or Ultra in either the 6-hour or 4-hour event. Come to enjoy the Christmas spirit and earn your medal. Click here for more details and to enter.

Drift What Ya Brung

Santa Pod , United Kingdom

At Santa Pod Raceway Drift What Ya Brung days you can come along and learn or practice drifting in safe and legal conditions on some of the Pods 30 acres of open tarmac. There are beginners, intermediate and advanced tracks open at the same time each DWYB day. DWYB days are limited to 80 people per day to ensure maximum ... Read More

£110

Rushden Lakes Handmade and Vintage Christmas Pop-Up Fair

Rushden Lakes Rushden, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

MK Handmade and Vintage is thrilled to return to the wonderful Rushden Lakes on the consecutive weekends of 3/4 December, and 10/11 December 2022. The central boulevard, will host a selection of our wonderful designer-makers, artists, artisans and specialist vintage and antique dealers at this vibrant venue. Every item is unique; and no retail items are permitted, making us the ... Read More

Wildlife Explorers – the Holly & the Ivy

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough, United Kingdom

Join the Wildlife Explorers at Stanwick Lakes to discover the natural traditions of Christmas. The RSPB Wildlife Explorers is a nature group for children aged 4 to 12 that meets monthly at Stanwick Lakes. Meetings are active, hands-on and give children the opportunity to explore their local nature reserve, learn about wildlife and have fun with other young people who ... Read More

Brunch with Santa

Rushden Goods Shed, John Clark Way, Rushden, NN10 0FW John Clark Way, Rushden

Join Santa and his Elves on our stationary Buffet Carriage for a delicious Brunch. All children receive a present from Santa. All ticket holders will also receive a ride on our diesel train. If you have any dietary requirements please email catering@rhts.co.uk

Event Series Yuletide Evening Express 2022

Yuletide Evening Express 2022

Join us on the 3rd, 10th or 17th of December for a relaxing steam-hauled journey, with drinks and festive nibbles served onboard culminating in live music where passengers are encouraged to join in with the carols. Your evening begins when you arrive at our main station of Wansford. PE8 6LR - Check-in opens 6:15pm You’ll be greeted by one of our fine steam locomotives, simmering ... Read More

Jingle Jingle Rescue

Delapre Abbey Abbey Cottage, Delapré Abbey, United Kingdom

Help!!! This is an emergency…Santa has been Grinch-napped, with only hours to spare until Christmas Day, The Grinch plans to steal Christmas! Boys and girls, Santa needs your help… alongside Santa’s head Elf Preacher, you will work your way through various obstacles, in the hopes to rescue Santa… The quest to save Christmas begins!

Christmas With Outlaw Eagles

The Queen Victoria Hall, Oundle 7 West Street, Oundle, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

An evening of timeless music with the Outlaw Eagles playing the Eagles classic blend of Rock, Country & Folk. Take it easy and get Christmas celebrations started in fine style. Tickets: £15 in advance | £18 on the door

£15 – £18

Robin’s Winter Riddles

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough, United Kingdom

Our winter trail arrives this weekend! Work out Robin's riddles and make your way around Solstice Lake and 10 wintery discoveries. Then collect a reward upon your return. Not only that, we also have "pay-as-you-like" festive crafts for children available during the school holidays, when Santa is visiting more regularly. Combine wintery walks, the grotto, our trail, and perhaps a ... Read More

Event Series Yuletide Evening Express 2022

Yuletide Evening Express 2022

Join us on the 3rd, 10th or 17th of December for a relaxing steam-hauled journey, with drinks and festive nibbles served onboard culminating in live music where passengers are encouraged to join in with the carols. Your evening begins when you arrive at our main station of Wansford. PE8 6LR - Check-in opens 6:15pm You’ll be greeted by one of our fine steam locomotives, simmering ... Read More

Christmas with King Awesome

The Queen Victoria Hall, Oundle 7 West Street, Oundle, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

Get ready to party like it's 1989 with the ultimate 80s rock arena tribute band. Get Christmas started early! Tickets: £15 in advance | £18 on the door

£15 – £18

Christmas Stars

Nene Park , United Kingdom

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

Holiday Trail

Nene Park , United Kingdom

Complete a trail around Ferry Meadows and claim a prize at the end! Collect a trail sheet from the Visitor Centre and then hunt for questions as you walk around Ferry Meadows. Return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize to grow at home. Available every day during the school Holidays from 9am - 4pm. £1 per sheet. No ... Read More

Winter Warmer Mince Pie Specials

Nene Valley Railway Wansford Station, Stibbington, Peterborough, United Kingdom

 December 31st - Yellow Timetable Trains departing Wansford at 10am, Noon and 2pm or join at any one of our stations Blow away those post-Christmas cobwebs and join our Steam heated services hauled by a Steam Locomotive Complementary Mince Pie for Adults and Sweets for Children, available from the on train Buffet car on production of your train ticket (one per person) ... Read More

February Drop in Crafts at Summer Leys

Summer Leys , United Kingdom

Throughout February half term we will be running a variety of drop-in crafts at our Summer Leys visitor centre. Pop by to get involved and create a wildlife craft to take home with you! Sessions will be running 10:30am-3pm on the following dates: Saturday 11th February- Owl Pellet Dissection: Come along to have a look at our range of skulls and bones ... Read More

February half-term: The Big Thaw

Peterborough Museum Priestgate, Peterborough, United Kingdom

Oh no! The Ice Age collection has defrosted! Can you help us hunt down what ancient creature has been brought back from extinction? Using the clues it left behind in the museum galleries, looking at fossils and doing science experiments, figure out which Ice Age animal has escaped – fun for all the family to enjoy! Make your vert own ... Read More

Free – £39

Climbing Wall

Nene Park , United Kingdom

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: £12.00pp Booking essential.

February Half Term: Trail and Crafts – Ice Age Themed!

Peterborough Museum Priestgate, Peterborough, United Kingdom

Looking for a cost effective way to keep the kids having fun this February half term? Come and join us at the Museum for some Ice Aged themed fun all the family can enjoy! No need to book, just drop in! The Trail: Set off round the museum, checking out all the galleries, on our popular Ice Age themed trail ... Read More

£2.50

Nene Wetlands – Family Bush Craft Session

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

These sessions are great fun for children and grown ups alike and are a great way to reconnect with traditional outdoor skills in the wonderful natural setting of the Nene Wetlands Education Area. Learn how to safely use knives to create firewood and other objects (depending on time), have a go at using traditional techniques to create fire, toast marshmallows ... Read More

£12.50 – £17.50

Archery

Nene Park , United Kingdom

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

Tracks and Signs

Nene Park , United Kingdom

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.

Event Series Fairytale Ball

Fairytale Ball

Chester House Estate Irchester,, Wellingborough, United Kingdom

Join us for one hour filled with 5 magical princesses, live performances, singing, dancing and a range of fairy tale activities. Tickets must be booked to be invited to our magical fairy tale ball in the Threshing Barn. This incredible experience is an hour and a half long and is available at 10am, 12pm, 2pm or 4pm. We are expecting to reach capacity, pre booking ... Read More

£30
Event Series Fairytale Ball

Fairytale Ball

Chester House Estate Irchester,, Wellingborough, United Kingdom

Join us for one hour filled with 5 magical princesses, live performances, singing, dancing and a range of fairy tale activities. Tickets must be booked to be invited to our magical fairy tale ball in the Threshing Barn. This incredible experience is an hour and a half long and is available at 10am, 12pm, 2pm or 4pm. We are expecting to reach capacity, pre booking ... Read More

£30
Event Series Fairytale Ball

Fairytale Ball

Chester House Estate Irchester,, Wellingborough, United Kingdom

Join us for one hour filled with 5 magical princesses, live performances, singing, dancing and a range of fairy tale activities. Tickets must be booked to be invited to our magical fairy tale ball in the Threshing Barn. This incredible experience is an hour and a half long and is available at 10am, 12pm, 2pm or 4pm. We are expecting to reach capacity, pre booking ... Read More

£30
Event Series Fairytale Ball

Fairytale Ball

Chester House Estate Irchester,, Wellingborough, United Kingdom

Join us for one hour filled with 5 magical princesses, live performances, singing, dancing and a range of fairy tale activities. Tickets must be booked to be invited to our magical fairy tale ball in the Threshing Barn. This incredible experience is an hour and a half long and is available at 10am, 12pm, 2pm or 4pm. We are expecting to reach capacity, pre booking ... Read More

£30

The Fast Show

Santa Pod , United Kingdom

With Saturday Night Special RWYB on 25th March & Weekend Camping Welcome to The Fast Show at Santa Pod Raceway, the first performance and modified car event on the calendar. Featuring huge club stand displays, Run What Ya Brung, Sports Compact Drag Racing, Drift Rides, Stunt Displays, Jet Car, Trade Village, Caterers, Fun Fair Rides and much more. There’s something ... Read More

Alpaca Workshop

Chester House Estate Irchester,, Wellingborough, United Kingdom

Have you ever wanted to learn about Alpacas? We have the perfect experience for you. Visit to the Chester House Estate and take part in an Alpaca Husbandry Workshop led by Easton Way Farm. In the alpaca husbandry workshop, you will learn all things about alpacas! Firstly, you will start off with a quiz to see how much you already know and then we ... Read More

Classic Car Day

Chester House Estate Irchester,, Wellingborough, United Kingdom

The first ever Classic Car Day comes to the Chester House Estate, for a whole day of discovering your favourite Classic Cars! Surrounded by 85 acres of historic landscape, a range of the greatest Classic Cars will be displayed around the site with the knowledgeable owners on hand for any questions you may have about the incredible cars. Do you have a ... Read More

Dragstalgia

Santa Pod , United Kingdom

A vintage lifestyle weekend dedicated to race cars, bikes and hot rods from a bygone era. Enjoy Championship racing with the headlining Cannonball class for supercharged nitro and alcohol fuelled Altereds and Funny Cars, period correct Gasser Circus, invited historic bikes and lots more. See vehicles from Santa Pod’s illustrious history return to the strip. Plus live music*, Jet Car, ... Read More

https://santapodtickets.com/p/dragstalgia

21st Century ABBA LIVE

Chester House Estate Irchester,, Wellingborough, United Kingdom

Following on from last year’s hugely successful and  sell out shows, this is an evening of hit after hit with songs you know and love from Waterloo, Mamma Mia, Take a Chance on Me, Super Trouper and many, many more. 21st Century ABBA faithfully recreates all the greatest hits of one of the world’s most famous group combining stunning vocals, ... Read More

Jeyes of Earls Barton Open Day

Jeyes 26-28 The Square, Earls Barton, United Kingdom

Jeyes of Earls Barton will be open all weekend and welcoming Northampton Transport Heritage Buses. Jump on to one of their traditional buses and stop off at various local attractions across the county. Jeyes of Earls Barton will be open all weekend for you to shop, lunch and explore. We have an award winning coffee shop, gift and toy shops, ... Read More

Event Series Heritage Open Days – Lyveden

Heritage Open Days – Lyveden

Lyveden Lyveden, United Kingdom

Join local producers and sample some produce in our Apple & Ale Festival. Learn about traditional methods for using produce, our orchard and shop for new local favourites! Cared for by the National Trust, Lyveden is a Grade I listed Park and Garden near Oundle. Set in the heart of rural Northamptonshire, Lyveden is a remarkable survivor of the Elizabethan ... Read More

Classics on the Lawn

Delapre Abbey Abbey Cottage, Delapré Abbey, United Kingdom

Enjoy a day out for all the family with vintage, classic and specialist cars in the grounds of the historic Abbey. Alongside this the historic house will be open so that you can find out more about the Abbey’s exciting and turbulent past in more detail (entry fee applies). Entry £1, pre-book here.Free entry when pre-booking admission to the historic house (adults ... Read More

Event Series Heritage Open Days – Lyveden

Heritage Open Days – Lyveden

Lyveden Lyveden, United Kingdom

Join local producers and sample some produce in our Apple & Ale Festival. Learn about traditional methods for using produce, our orchard and shop for new local favourites! Cared for by the National Trust, Lyveden is a Grade I listed Park and Garden near Oundle. Set in the heart of rural Northamptonshire, Lyveden is a remarkable survivor of the Elizabethan ... Read More

Event Series Heritage Open Days – Lyveden

Heritage Open Days – Lyveden

Lyveden Lyveden, United Kingdom

Join local producers and sample some produce in our Apple & Ale Festival. Learn about traditional methods for using produce, our orchard and shop for new local favourites! Cared for by the National Trust, Lyveden is a Grade I listed Park and Garden near Oundle. Set in the heart of rural Northamptonshire, Lyveden is a remarkable survivor of the Elizabethan ... Read More

Heritage Family Fun Day

Rushden Lakes Rushden, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

Plans for the Heritage Family Fun Day on Sunday 17th September at Rushden Lakes are underway and the day is based around local heritage and brings together a wide array of interesting information about the local towns of Rushden and Higham Ferrers. Expect entertainment, stalls, activities and a free open top Heritage bus tour. See you there!