Events Calendar

Education Rangers fun in the park – Barnwell Country Park

Barnwell Country Park Barnwell Road, Oundle

This is an opportunity to let your little ones enjoy nature! Giving them lots of fun and games and activities as part of the Nene Valley Festival for 2 - 4 year olds (with a responsible adult too!) Please email to secure your booking!

Free
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Free Let’s Fish! – Ringstead – Learn to Fish – Tackling Inequalities

Mill Cotton Station Road, Ringstead

Ever wanted to learn to fish but didn’t know where to start? Join us at one of our free, award-winning Let's Fish! events. About this event Learn to fish with our team of professionally qualified angling coaches. All the bait and equipment is provided, so all you need to do is book in and turn up on the day. Booking information ... Read More

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Only Fools The (Cushty) Dining Experience

Key Theatre Embankment Road, Peterborough

It’s the show you’ve all been asking for – and it’s brought to you by the people behind the worldwide smash hit, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience. This fully immersive show transports audiences to The Nags Head to meet the pride of Peckham in a night of wheeling, dealing and eating. The fun starts from the moment you join the ... Read More

£41.50
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Free Let’s Fish! – Ringstead – Learn to Fish – Tackling Inequalities

Mill Cotton Station Road, Ringstead

Ever wanted to learn to fish but didn’t know where to start? Join us at one of our free, award-winning Let's Fish! events. About this event Learn to fish with our team of professionally qualified angling coaches. All the bait and equipment is provided, so all you need to do is book in and turn up on the day. Booking information ... Read More

Nene Wetlands Guided Bat Walk

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

Explore the nature reserve after dark and find out more about these amazing nocturnal mammals! The Nene Wetlands Nature Reserve is an ideal habitat for bats and a great place to see and hear them, with 5 different species regularly being recorded. Join us for one of our popular evening bat walks around Skew Bridge Lake (also known as 'Bat ... Read More

£8 – £12

Johnny Ball’s – Wonders Beyond Numbers Tour

The Deco Theatre Abington Square, Northampton

“It is hard to think of the live-wire Johnny Ball as an 81 year old, so sharp is his mind and so keen is he on his favourite subject, Maths. He has delighted us before and will do so again talking about “Wonders Beyond Numbers”: A Brief History of all things Mathematical. Don’t underestimate this master communicator who has no ... Read More

£10 – £12

Be Bop A Lula

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

The West End smash hit arrives for a major new tour, starring the giants of Rock’n’Roll Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury and Buddy Holly! Relive the original tours that unleashed Rock'n'Roll to the world, recreated and performed by some of the UK’s most talented singers and live musicians. From Cochran's searing guitar riffs, Vincent's menacingly moody stage presence, Fury's ... Read More

£24 – £26
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Only Fools The (Cushty) Dining Experience

Key Theatre Embankment Road, Peterborough

It’s the show you’ve all been asking for – and it’s brought to you by the people behind the worldwide smash hit, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience. This fully immersive show transports audiences to The Nags Head to meet the pride of Peckham in a night of wheeling, dealing and eating. The fun starts from the moment you join the ... Read More

£41.50

Rory Cowlam: The Secret Life of a Vet

Rory Cowlam, otherwise known as Rory the Vet speaks frequently on animal welfare, mental health and is known for his open, heartfelt approach to his work. As a young boy, growing up in the countryside, he fell in love with the creatures that could be found both at home and in the neighbouring farms and fields. There was never any ... Read More

£6

NSRA Hot Rod Drags

Santa Pod Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough

Now celebrating the 33rd annual Original Hot Rod Drags, supported by the NSRA. It’s a hot rod show at the race track! The usual, ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ formula with Pre ’73 RWYB, invited race classes, Wild Bunch, fireworks and much more. See you at the track.

St John the Baptist Church

St. John the Baptist Church, Church Street, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1XB Peterborough Parish Church (named after St John the Baptist and so often referred to simply as St John’s) is the historic parish church for Peterborough. It is a Grade I listed building and designated as a Major Parish Church. St John’s is situated in a prominent position in the ... Read More

Dr Faustus

Peterborough Cathedral

Laughing Tree Theatre brings you a stripped back version of Christopher Marlowe’s enduring tale of sin and corruption brought about by lust for power. Doctor Faustus is a brilliant, arrogant scholar, whose thirst for knowledge and influence leads him to summon the demon Mephistopheles, demanding from him power and dominion over the occult arts.  Mephistopheles agrees, but the price is ... Read More

£10

An Evening Of ABBA At The County Ground

Royal and Derngate 19-21 Guildhall Rd, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Following on from the hugely successful stadium tour in 2018, our production of An Evening Of ABBA bring their brand new tour to The County Ground, Northampton in 2020. Stars from London’s West End, including cast members from the smash hit musical Mamma Mia! come together to perform a dazzling concert of ABBA’s sensational music. Backed by a fabulous West End band, led by Mamma Mia’s former ... Read More

£27.50

Mercury: The Ultimate Queen Tribute

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Mercury, having celebrated its 20th anniversary last year, has established itself as one of the world's most authentic tribute bands to Freddie Mercury and Queen. Including performances of the most popular Queen hits, such as Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Ga Ga, We Are The Champions, We Will Rock You and many more, this award-winning, dynamic stage show has been wowing audiences from the UK to ... Read More

£25.50
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Only Fools The (Cushty) Dining Experience

Key Theatre Embankment Road, Peterborough

It’s the show you’ve all been asking for – and it’s brought to you by the people behind the worldwide smash hit, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience. This fully immersive show transports audiences to The Nags Head to meet the pride of Peckham in a night of wheeling, dealing and eating. The fun starts from the moment you join the ... Read More

£41.50

A Bit Of A Carry On

The Deco Theatre Abington Square, Northampton

Darling Buds of May actor Tyler Butterworth tells the funny, moving and unashamedly nostalgic story of his much-loved parents, the nation’s first female TV impressionist Janet Brown, and the inimitable Carry On star Peter Butterworth. From heroic wartime escapades at POW camp Stalag Luft 111, to a night at Chequers with Mrs Thatcher, A Bit of a Carry On is ... Read More

£19.50

Fenman Afternoon Tea Train

Nene Valley Railway Wansford Station, Stibbington, Peterborough

Add a touch of traditional British luxury to your celebration. Your Afternoon Tea will be served to your table as you enjoy your nostalgic Steam hauled journey down our line while you enjoy the luxury of our 1st Class Continental Carriages Seating is available in our open carriages or in a compartment. Table for 2 - £60.00 Table for 3 ... Read More

£60 – £140

Northampton’s Queen Eleanor Cross & 1460 Battle of Northampton

Northampton Chalk Lane, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Visit Northampton's Queen Eleanor Cross one of only three to survive out of 12. Then it is a short walk to overlook the site 1460 Battle of Northampton where you will hear its story. London Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN4 8AX The 1460 Battle of Northampton was the first large-scale battle in the Wars of the Roses. It is unique in ... Read More

Free

St John the Baptist Church

St. John the Baptist Church, Church Street, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1XB Peterborough Parish Church (named after St John the Baptist and so often referred to simply as St John’s) is the historic parish church for Peterborough. It is a Grade I listed building and designated as a Major Parish Church. St John’s is situated in a prominent position in the ... Read More

Flag Fen Finds Day

Flag Fen

Come and have your fossil or archaeology finds identified by our experts from the Portable Antiquities Scheme and Peterborough Museum. Alongside meeting our experts there will be fun children's activities. The event is free and will take place in the forest schools area, next to the car park. There is no need to book, just turn up on the day. ... Read More

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Open Days at Church of St John the Baptist Achurch

St John the Baptist Church Achurch, Near Oundle

Explore this beautiful church, dating from the 13th century. Join a guided tour or use the self-guided leaflet to explore at your own pace. For children there is a free trail. The church is also open for Ride and Stride. Refreshments available. The church of St John the Baptist stands on the Nene Way, a short distance from the village ... Read More

Model Weekend

Rushden Station Goods Shed, John Clark Way, Rushden, NN10 0AW John Clark Way, Rushden

Trains, boats and planes , but on a small scale! The exhibition will show off a wide range of models, from Static to Radio Controlled, from small to large. Steam, clockwork & electric powered, as well as unpowered.

Express G&S!

Key Theatre Embankment Road, Peterborough

All aboard for a murderous musical mystery tour! The masters of G&S in small spaces” present this brand new, side-splitting spoof of the classic railway mystery. A trio of intriguing travellers (and a pianist) take on multiple characters, uncover clue upon red herring, while ripping through the G&S operettas with a cake soaked butter knife, all aboard the G&S Express. ... Read More

£22
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André Rieu: Together Again

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

The King of the Waltz has handpicked his all-time favourite show tunes, operatic arias and dance numbers from stages around the world - featuring many performances never seen before on the big screen. André brings together performers from all over the world in one global spectacular to make you smile, sing and dance. Featuring performances from São Paulo, Mainau, Bucharest, ... Read More

£15 – £17

The Upbeat Beatles

The Deco Theatre Abington Square, Northampton

The Upbeat Beatles are second to none – powerhouse vocals, precision harmonies and tight musicianship. The guys have an easy, happy rapport with any crowd, giving them a reputation to be envied as the best in the business. There isn’t a band to touch them – 8 bars of “Twist and Shout” and you will know why! No other band ... Read More

£22 – £24

The Comedy Store – September 2021

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

The Comedy Store announces 2021 dates across all nine of its venues, expanding to new audiences across the U.K. Renowned as the breeding ground for new talent, the likes of Eddie Izzard, John Bishop, Jimmy Carr, Rhod Gilbert and Sarah Millican all began their careers at The Comedy Store and have since gone on to become household names. This will be ... Read More

£16.50

Park to Park Walk – Sywell to Irchester

Sywell Country Park Washbrook Lane, Ecton, Northamptonshire

Join some of our Rangers on a 5 hour walk over the 10 miles of footpaths Rangers will take you across the fields and along the Nene Valley Way from Sywell Country Park to Irchester Country Park. Walkers will receive an eco-friendly medal and a snood. This walk is supported by funding from the Nene Valley Festival

£4.00

Wildlife Eco Boat trips

Nene Park

Wyndham's near silent-motor means that she is the ideal craft for wildlife watching.  Join us on a cruise 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!  Cruises last approximately 1 hour 30 ... Read More

£12
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Paint and Sketch Nature at Rushden Lakes for Absolute Beginners

Rushden Lakes Rushden, Northamptonshire

Join us at Rushden Lakes, Northamptonshire. Aimed at absolute beginners, the course allows a more playful approach to painting and drawing. About this event On Sunday 12 September (10am-2pm), you'll learn mark making techniques to capture the textures, patterns and details of nature. You'll also learn about tone and how to create shapes to start drawing birds, animals and flowers. ... Read More

£80

Heritage Family Fun Day – Nene Valley Festival Finale

Rushden Lakes Rushden, Northamptonshire

Come along and enjoy a family fun day at Rushden Lakes and discover more about the local heritage in the nearby towns of Rushden and Higham Ferrers. Enjoy an array of interesting stalls, fun entertainment and competitions, displays, activities, crafts and much more!

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Open Days at Church of St John the Baptist Achurch

St John the Baptist Church Achurch, Near Oundle

Explore this beautiful church, dating from the 13th century. Join a guided tour or use the self-guided leaflet to explore at your own pace. For children there is a free trail. The church is also open for Ride and Stride. Refreshments available. The church of St John the Baptist stands on the Nene Way, a short distance from the village ... Read More

Medieval Northampton Tour

Northampton Chalk Lane, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Although largely forgotten or ignored, Northampton has a fascinating history. Many events that shaped Britain took place within its walls. Our tour takes you through its medieval streets, to the sites of long lost buildings and surprising survivors, where you will hear tales of Saxons and Vikings, Kings and Castles, Rebels and Treachery. You will also hear about Northampton’s medieval ... Read More

Free

Settlers of the Nene Valley Celebrated!

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

Over the past three years, our Project has been celebrating the lives of the people who have settled here over the past 5,000 years. Our finale event for the project this year will be during the Nene Valley Festival, and will feature many of our popular hands-on activities. In addition, we shall be welcoming back The Bifrost Guard, an early ... Read More

Raunds Mayor’s Show

Bassfords Recreation Ground Marshalls Road, Raunds

An afternoon of good old fashioned fun for all the family with some very special guests dropping in!!!. Live music from 'One Night Stand', children's entertainment and fair rides. Performances from Raunds Ukulele, Different Direction Choir and Fuse Dance Company. Arena displays from British School of Falconry, Bordertrix and our infamous Tug of War, egg & spoon and sack races!! ... Read More

St John the Baptist Church

St. John the Baptist Church, Church Street, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1XB Peterborough Parish Church (named after St John the Baptist and so often referred to simply as St John’s) is the historic parish church for Peterborough. It is a Grade I listed building and designated as a Major Parish Church. St John’s is situated in a prominent position in the ... Read More

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Through The Decades

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Lucie Downer Performing Arts presents a fabulous evening of local talent from ages 3 all the way to adult, taking you on an entertaining journey ‘Through The Decades!’

£12 – £14
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André Rieu: Together Again

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

The King of the Waltz has handpicked his all-time favourite show tunes, operatic arias and dance numbers from stages around the world - featuring many performances never seen before on the big screen. André brings together performers from all over the world in one global spectacular to make you smile, sing and dance. Featuring performances from São Paulo, Mainau, Bucharest, ... Read More

£15 – £17

An Evening with Merrill Osmond

Key Theatre Embankment Road, Peterborough

Merrill will be performing all the big hits from The Osmonds plus talking about his experiences of growing up within one of the worlds biggest bands, the famous people he has met and how he wrote so many of the world famous hits. Merrill Osmond is the lead singer for the world famous Osmond family. He is also an established ... Read More

£25
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Free Let’s Fish! – Ringstead – Learn to Fish – Tackling Inequalities

Mill Cotton Station Road, Ringstead

Ever wanted to learn to fish but didn’t know where to start? Join us at one of our free, award-winning Let's Fish! events. About this event Learn to fish with our team of professionally qualified angling coaches. All the bait and equipment is provided, so all you need to do is book in and turn up on the day. Booking information ... Read More

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Free Let’s Fish! – Wellingborough – Learn to Fish sessions – WDNAC

Wellingborough Embankment

Ever wanted to learn to fish but didn’t know where to start? Join us at one of our free, award-winning Let's Fish! events. About this event Learn to fish with our team of professionally qualified angling coaches. All the bait and equipment is provided, so all you need to do is book in and turn up on the day. Booking information ... Read More

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Free Let’s Fish! – Wellingborough – Learn to Fish sessions – WDNAC

Wellingborough Embankment

Ever wanted to learn to fish but didn’t know where to start? Join us at one of our free, award-winning Let's Fish! events. About this event Learn to fish with our team of professionally qualified angling coaches. All the bait and equipment is provided, so all you need to do is book in and turn up on the day. Booking information ... Read More

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Free Let’s Fish! – Ringstead – Learn to Fish – Tackling Inequalities

Mill Cotton Station Road, Ringstead

Ever wanted to learn to fish but didn’t know where to start? Join us at one of our free, award-winning Let's Fish! events. About this event Learn to fish with our team of professionally qualified angling coaches. All the bait and equipment is provided, so all you need to do is book in and turn up on the day. Booking information ... Read More

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Oundle Farmers’ Market

Enjoy a great selection of stallholders at the monthly farmers market. Buy direct from the farmer, grower or producer and enjoy fresh, quality products whilst supporting local. Help reduce waste and bring your own bags. From 8am - 1pm.

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Oundle Farmers’ Market

Enjoy a great selection of stallholders at the monthly farmers market. Buy direct from the farmer, grower or producer and enjoy fresh, quality products whilst supporting local. Help reduce waste and bring your own bags. From 8am - 1pm.

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Oundle Farmers’ Market

Enjoy a great selection of stallholders at the monthly farmers market. Buy direct from the farmer, grower or producer and enjoy fresh, quality products whilst supporting local. Help reduce waste and bring your own bags. From 8am - 1pm.

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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
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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
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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

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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
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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