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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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

Oundle on Show: Cardboard Oundle Workshop

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

Cardboard Oundle is a workshop that invites families of Oundle (children aged 7-11, younger and older are welcome) to build a cardboard version of Oundle using recycled cardboard. During the workshop, artist Tim Neath shares his passion for working with recycled cardboard and model making will both encourage and support your ideas to ensure they become a reality. Everyone taking ... Read More

Free
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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

Awful Auntie

Barnwell Country Park Barnwell Road, Oundle

Awful Auntie by David Walliams, adapted for the outdoor stage by Heartbreak Productions, is a truly thrilling tale. Owls, Ghosts, chases, escapes, motorcycle rides and tiddlywinks all fill Stella's days as she evades her menacing Aunt and saves the family home. This family-friendly open-air theatre event is the highlight of the diary for all ages.  Bring your picnic and low-backed ... Read More

£7 – £45
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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

Party at the Wharf

The Wharf, Station Road, Oundle Oundle, Northamptonshire

Join us for Oundle’s “party of the year” – a fantastic evening of music and fun under the stars. Whether you just want to relax with friends, enjoy your own picnic, visit one of the food stalls or let the kids enjoy some of the extra entertainments, the Wharf is the place to be. A bar stocked with drinks, including ... Read More

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“Medieval Gardens, including the Monastery Garden”

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

This is an invitation to join us for an illustrated talk by Michael Brown. The talk begins at 2 pm in the visitor centre but Michael will be in our heritage garden to show you around from 1 pm and you can also get refreshments from our cafe. The event is free, but admission is by ticket only. Book early ... Read More

Free

Dexterity Dance: Showcase 2022

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Performed by Estha Jones Dance Company. Dexterity dares to be different, creating shows with themes that challenge the way in which children view and understand the world. Directed by Estha Jones, the eclectic dance performance explores ideas of sustainability and the future of our beautiful planet. Searching with hope for life beyond earth and discovering the science that will lead ... Read More

£12.50

T.rex: The Killer Question

Peterborough Cathedral

See moving and roaring animatronic dinosaurs from the Natural History Museum, London, inside 900-year-old Peterborough Cathedral. 'T.rex: The Killer Question' is a touring exhibition from the Natural History Museum, London. It tackles the monster mystery: was T. rex a ferocious hunter or a mere scavenger? The exhibition includes several roaring and moving animatronic dinosaurs, one of which is a three-quarter ... Read More

£1 – £39

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
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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

An introduction to the history of the Stanwick Lakes site

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

This is an invitation to join us for an illustrated talk by Neil Busby The talk begins at 2 pm in the visitor centre but Neill will be on the Mezzanine floor in the visitor centre from 1 pm to show you around our new heritage presentation, and you can also get refreshments from our cafe. The event is free, ... Read More

Free

Pinocchio

Key Theatre Embankment Road, Peterborough

Norwich Puppet Theatre are delighted to present an exciting re-imagining of this classic Italian fairy tale. Join Pinocchio on a fast-paced adventure of self-discovery, as they try, fail and try again to find their heart and become a real person. It’s a fast-paced journey of discovery with hints of danger, slapstick humour and a playful exploration of identity suitable for young audiences. This ... Read More

£5.50

The Jungle Book: Play in a Week

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Adapted from the original book by Rudyard Kipling.  This Play In A Week exists to give avid performers ages 6 - 11 years the chance to perform on the Castle Theatre stage, learn new skills, meet new friends and develop themselves as a performer. Throughout the week they will rehearse the show, make props and costumes, and then finally perform on stage ... Read More

£60

The Bug Express

Wansford Railway Station

Join us for a day of exciting exploration with the Nene Valley Railway Bug Day! Make your very own clothes peg butterfly, dig through soil and find some new bug buddies, visit the Bug Barn and make some new friends while learning all about who they are and where they’re from. Don’t forget to stop off at the Edible Worm ... Read More

£2 – £20

Lightyear (cert tbc)

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

The story of Buzz Lightyear and his adventures to infinity and beyond. The sci-fi action-adventure presents the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear, the hero who inspired the toy, introducing the legendary Space Ranger who would win generations of fans. Tickets £8

£8

Pond Dipping (Drop In Session)

Ferry Meadows

Come along to our drop in session and spend some time pond dipping and identifying the fascinating creatures you find.  There may be a wait on the day due to the number of people attending. Suitable Age: 3yrs + Meeting point: Lynch Lake pond dipping platform Cost: Donations welcome

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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

Alice in Wonderland

Peterborough Cathedral

Join Alice down the rabbit hole in her magical adventures through Wonderland in this brand-new open-air adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s family favourite ‘Alice In Wonderland.’ Discover the madness of the tea party and meet the Mad Hatter, The White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat and the Queen of Hearts plus many larger-than-life characters along Alice’s journey. KD Theatre's exciting and playful take ... Read More

£10 – £45

Alice in Wonderland

Peterborough Cathedral

Join Alice down the rabbit hole in her magical adventures through Wonderland in this brand-new open-air adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s family favourite ‘Alice In Wonderland.’ Discover the madness of the tea party and meet the Mad Hatter, The White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat and the Queen of Hearts plus many larger-than-life characters along Alice’s journey. KD Theatre's exciting and playful take ... Read More

£15 – £45
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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

The Jungle Book

Peterborough Cathedral Peterborough, UK, Peterborough

DOT Productions presents Rudyard Kipling's 'The Jungle Book' in the Cloisters. DOT Productions return with their own adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s ‘The Jungle Book’. Join Mowgli as Bagheera and Baloo help him on his journey through the jungle back to the man- village . Watch as they encounter the monkeys, run from Shere Khan the tiger and get hypnotised by ... Read More

£9 – £32

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Minions: The Rise of Gru (cert tbc)

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

In the heart of the 1970s, amid a flurry of feathered hair and flared jeans, Gru (Oscar® nominee Steve Carell) is growing up in the suburbs. A fanboy of a supervillain supergroup known as the Vicious 6, Gru hatches a plan to become evil enough to join them. Luckily, he gets some mayhem-making backup from his loyal followers, the Minions. ... Read More

£8
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Minions: The Rise of Gru (cert tbc)

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

In the heart of the 1970s, amid a flurry of feathered hair and flared jeans, Gru (Oscar® nominee Steve Carell) is growing up in the suburbs. A fanboy of a supervillain supergroup known as the Vicious 6, Gru hatches a plan to become evil enough to join them. Luckily, he gets some mayhem-making backup from his loyal followers, the Minions. ... Read More

£8

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

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
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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

Room 46 – The Musical

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

"Dear Diary...Dare We Be Brave" Room 46 is a heartwarming, exhilarating, funny musical telling the stories of six teenagers, 15 going on 16-years, one year away from GCSE Exams, as they endure Lock-down through the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic. Told via a ‘Dear Diary’ setting, the story follows the government structure, rules, regulations and procedures from the 1st to the 3rd ... 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

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

DC League of Superpets (cert tbc)

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Krypto the Super-Dog and Superman are inseparable best friends, sharing the same superpowers and fighting crime in Metropolis side by side. When Superman and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped, Krypto must convince a rag-tag shelter pack - Ace the hound, PB the potbellied pig, Merton the turtle and Chip the squirrel - to master their own newfound ... Read More

£8

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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Funtopia

Delapre Abbey Abbey Cottage, Delapré Abbey

For two weekends in June and August, Funtopia takes over the grounds of the Abbey with a fun-filled event featuring bouncy castles, an obstacle course, inflatable slide, bungee run, giant games, Space Hopper races and more – all included in the price of your wristband! Designed for visitors up to the age of 10 (with an area specially for the ... Read More

£2.50 – £10
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Funtopia

Delapre Abbey Abbey Cottage, Delapré Abbey

For two weekends in June and August, Funtopia takes over the grounds of the Abbey with a fun-filled event featuring bouncy castles, an obstacle course, inflatable slide, bungee run, giant games, Space Hopper races and more – all included in the price of your wristband! Designed for visitors up to the age of 10 (with an area specially for the ... Read More

£2.50 – £10

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
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Jesus Christ Superstar

Key Theatre Embankment Road, Peterborough

Kindred Drama are delighted to present the Key Youth Theatre (KYT) in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. This mega hit show has seen productions in all corners of the world and has several reinventions in recent years and Kindred & KYT will bring their exciting talents to the Key Theatre stage in what promises to be the must-see show of the Summer. KYT’s recent award-winning productions such as CHICAGO, LEGALLY BLONDE, GUYS ... Read More

£21
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Jesus Christ Superstar

Key Theatre Embankment Road, Peterborough

Kindred Drama are delighted to present the Key Youth Theatre (KYT) in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. This mega hit show has seen productions in all corners of the world and has several reinventions in recent years and Kindred & KYT will bring their exciting talents to the Key Theatre stage in what promises to be the must-see show of the Summer. KYT’s recent award-winning productions such as CHICAGO, LEGALLY BLONDE, GUYS ... Read More

£21

Holiday Trail

Visitor Centre and gift shop, Ferry Meadows, Peterborough, PE2 5UU

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. Available every day during the school holidays 9am - 4pm. £1 per sheet. No need to book; just pop ... Read More

£1
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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

The Three Musketeers

Peterborough Cathedral

Boxtree Productions presents an outdoor performance of the family friendly musical, 'The Three Musketeers'. Young D’Artagnan comes to the big city with one aim: to follow in his father’s footsteps and become one of the King’s Musketeers. When he gets to Paris he meets three of the Musketeers; Athos, Porthos and Aramis. With his new-found friends he must prove himself ... Read More

£11 – £45
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Jesus Christ Superstar

Key Theatre Embankment Road, Peterborough

Kindred Drama are delighted to present the Key Youth Theatre (KYT) in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. This mega hit show has seen productions in all corners of the world and has several reinventions in recent years and Kindred & KYT will bring their exciting talents to the Key Theatre stage in what promises to be the must-see show of the Summer. KYT’s recent award-winning productions such as CHICAGO, LEGALLY BLONDE, GUYS ... Read More

£21

STP Greenlight Nationals

Santa Pod Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough

National Drag Racing Championship event in the peak of the British Summer, with a huge variety of race cars and bikes that will keep the track action packed all day long. Day Tickets from £19, Kids just £5

£19