Events Calendar

Children’s Fused Glass Workshop

Nene Park

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, you can choose to make either a dragonfly or a butterfly. * Choose a variety of coloured glass to create your design There are two workshops at 10:30 ... Read More

£15

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

February Drop in Crafts at Summer Leys

Summer Leys

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

Recurring Event The Dino Stu Show

The Dino Stu Show

Chester House Estate Irchester,, Wellingborough

Only £7.50 per person to discover more all about the prehistoric dinosaurs ... Back by popular demand, Ranger Stu awaits to take you back in time to the prehistoric era! He will be bringing along his Dinosaur friend who will take you on a story to explain how life used to be. Along with this there will be a chance to ... Read More

£7.50

Climbing Wall

Nene Park

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.

Recurring Event The Dino Stu Show

The Dino Stu Show

Chester House Estate Irchester,, Wellingborough

Only £7.50 per person to discover more all about the prehistoric dinosaurs ... Back by popular demand, Ranger Stu awaits to take you back in time to the prehistoric era! He will be bringing along his Dinosaur friend who will take you on a story to explain how life used to be. Along with this there will be a chance to ... Read More

£7.50

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

Nene Valley Youth Rangers 2023 Launch

Summer Leys

Join us for the launch of our Youth Rangers group of 2023- for FREE to give you a taster of what we will be up to- including some practical habitat management. In this session we will be coppicing a section of our Education Area at Summer Leys, which is an important task to help maintain a variety of habitats in ... 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.

Willow Weaving (Obelisks) at Summer Leys

Summer Leys

Join to weave a willow obelisk to take home with you, perfect for training climbing plants up, all in the beautiful setting of Summer Leys nature reserve. Booking essential- spaces are limited so please book now to secure your place Suitable for adults (12+) Beginners welcome Weaving can be surprisingly physical work, so some strength in the hands is required ... Read More

£34 – £40

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

Summer Leys Wildlife Wander

Join our knowledgeable volunteers as they take you for a guided walk around Summer Leys nature reserve, to explore this beautiful wetland site and learn more about the reserve and the array of wildlife that calls it home. Please ensure you wear suitable outdoor footwear and clothing, appropriate for the weather. Please note paths can get quite muddy during winter. ... 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

Forest School – Chester House

Chester House Estate Irchester,, Wellingborough

We have a fantastic offering this May half term to connect with nature, working with Muddy Boots! Forest School for 18 months - 5 years (Tuesday 30th May 2023 and Friday 2nd June 2023) Learn how to build a Teddy Bear Shelter, make a mess in the muddy kitchen, connect with a sensory nature activity and much more. This forest ... Read More

21st Century Queen LIVE

Chester House Estate Irchester,, Wellingborough

Prepare for the concert of a lifetime as 21st Century Queen recreates many of the bands best known and loved hits including We Will Rock You, Radio Ga Ga, and possibly the best known single of all time Bohemian Rhapsody. Performing hit after hit of arguably the greatest rock band’s of all time and combining stunning vocals and live musicians, 21st Century Queen promises ... Read More

£18 – £75