Events Calendar

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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

Ranger Stu – Mini Beast Show

Chester House Estate Irchester,, Wellingborough

Join us as welcome Ranger Stu back to site by popular demand for 30 min mini beast talk’s, throughout we will be meeting lots of creepy crawlies. Ranger Stu will be bringing along a tarantula, scorpion, giant snail, jungle nymph and millipede. 26th August 2022 – 11am, 11:45am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, and 2:15pm BOOK TICKETS HERE

Church of St Edmund King and Martyr

Northampton Chalk Lane, Northampton, Northamptonshire

The first known incumbent was here in 1223, but there had already been a church for some time: when Simon de Senlis, 2nd Earl of Northampton, founded the Cluniac priory of St Andrew in Northampton, between 1093 and 1100, he endowed it richly, including his lands in Hardingstone and the church itself. The earliest surviving fabric is the early 13C ... Read More

Free
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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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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

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St Peter’s Church Northampton – Heritage Open Days

Northampton Chalk Lane, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Enjoy the beautiful Romanesque architecture of this beautiful grade 1 listed building in the heart of historic Northampton. The active Friends group will welcome you to our historic church with guides and activities. Marefair, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 1SR

Free
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Longthorpe Tower Tour

Longthorpe Tower Thorpe Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire,

Longthorpe Tower is one of Peterborough's historic gems. The stone tower, built between about 1290 and 1300, is the only surviving part of a 14th century fortified manor house and its great significance derives from the spectacular wall paintings in the main first-floor room. Added about 1330, they are among the most impressive examples of medieval domestic wall painting in ... 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

Northamptonshire Archives and Heritage Service Open Day

Northampton Chalk Lane, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Tours of the Archives Service behind the scenes and an opportunity to see some of the amazing archives that are looked after and available for you to use for family, local and social history. Plus a small exhibition. Whether you have used the service for research or not, you may never have seen where the archives are physically stored and ... Read More

Free

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
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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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Heritage Bus Service

Northampton Chalk Lane, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Classic buses providing FREE heritage bus services in and around Northampton linking venues participating in Heritage Open Days and running short tours. Regular FREE bus services and short tours using classic buses and coaches running from the Town Centre on routes around Northampton and the local area serving many of the venues open to the public.

Free

Peterborough Cathedral – Upper Levels and Tower Tour

Peterborough Cathedral

Explore the upper levels of Peterborough Cathedral by taking this fascinating tour. Please read the full information at www.peterborough-cathedral.org.uk/towertour before making your booking. Free event as part of the Nene Valley Festival.

Free
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St Matthew’s Church

Northampton Chalk Lane, Northampton, Northamptonshire

The building was designed by a local architect, Matthew Henry Holding (1846-1910) in 13th century Gothic style. The foundation stone was laid on St Matthew's Day in 1891 and the church was dedicated in 1893 on St Matthew's Day, 21 September. Father Walter Hussey second vicar at St Matthew’s commissioned, an outstanding succession of fine works of art. Moore's sculpture ... Read More

Free
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Church of the Holy Sepulchre – Heritage ICON Conservations and Outcomes of Unique Conservation

Church of the Holy Sepulchr Sheep Street, Northampton

The world famous Holy Sepulchre Church 1100 AD has so much to interest our many visitors with oceans of conservation and recent research that now enhances and expands our Visitor Experience…a not to miss Heritage Open Day! Northampton’s oldest standing building offers so much to see in history and militaria down the centuries. With the Northampton castle having stood for ... Read More

Free
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Lyveden – Heritage Open Days

Lyveden Near Oundle, Northamptonshire

Intriguing Elizabethan lodge and moated garden. Set in the heart of rural Northamptonshire, Lyveden is a remarkable survivor of the Elizabethan age. Begun by Sir Thomas Tresham to symbolise his Catholic faith, Lyveden remains incomplete. There are tranquil moats, viewing terraces and an Elizabethan orchard to explore, as well as an enigmatic garden lodge covered in religious symbols. The full ... Read More

Free
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Northamptonshire Natural History Society

Northampton Chalk Lane, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Interested in Natural History in Northamptonshire? Want to look through a microscope? Want to handle local rocks and fossils? Interested in Astronomy? A keen photographer interested in more skills? Then visit us in our purpose built rooms. We are a society in Northampton dating back to 1876. We encompass many disciplines including Astronomy, Geology, Microscopy, Meteorology, Photography and many others. ... Read More

Free

Northants Open Studios – Samantha Brockway

An Open Studios Event where you can visit artists at their home studio or exhibiting venue. For more information please contact the artist. OPEN STUDIO INFORMATION Event Type: Open Studio Event Date: 10 September 2022 Event time: 1000 - 1600 Spaces Available OPEN STUDIO CONTACT AND LOCATION DETAILS Contact: Samantha Brockway Phone: 07968695002 Email: samanthabrockway@icloud.com Address: 78 Derngate, Northampton., NN1 1UH

Hedge Laying Heritage Skills Workshop

Flag Fen

The desire to conserve and enhance our heritage hedgerows, undertake new (old) skills and spend time in the outdoors is on the increase. Here's an exciting opportunity for you to join our hedge laying heritage skills workshop and enjoy an experience that will stay with you for life! Hedge laying is an ancient skill practised throughout the UK and Europe ... Read More

£80 – £150

The Sealed Knot Re-enactment

Chester House Estate Irchester,, Wellingborough

The Sealed Knot is the oldest re-enactment society in the UK, a registered educational charity, and the single biggest re-enactment society in Europe and they will be joining us at The Chester House Estate in September. Watch this space as more details are to be revealed soon … Find out more about The Sealed Knot here – https://www.thesealedknot.org.uk

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Sessions House Tours

Sessions House Sessions House, George Row, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 1DF

Seize your opportunity to take a look around the county’s most significant building with an expert tour guide. This superb Grade I listed building, of international significance, was built immediately after the 1675 fire of Northampton and retains much of its original appearance and features. See the full-length Royal portraits, hear about its construction and marvel at the incredible plaster ... Read More

Nene Valley Festival

Enjoy a 9 day programme of wildlife, culture and heritage events. More information coming soon!

Guided Walk of the Old Zoopark Site

Wellingborough Museum 12 Castle Way, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Enjoy a guided walk of the old zoopark site with our friends at Wellingborough Museum. Wellingborough Zoo park opened in 1943 and between the 1940s and 1970s, Croyland Gardens was the filled with the sounds of lions, tigers and bears. Book in advance on 01933 276838, or take a chance and just turn up on the day. Meet at Wellingborough ... Read More

Let’s Look Inside

Peterborough Museum Priestgate, Peterborough

100 years ago, Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery was Peterborough Infirmary. Let one of our nurses take you on a tour of the Infirmary- you might even bump into some of the hospital staff hard at work! Plus try your hand at identifying some X-rays Join a special tour for HODs and discover an astounding invention linked with Peterborough. Hear ... Read More

Cycle Skills Track

Nene Park

There will be temporary cycle skills track laid out at Nene Outdoors for anyone to have a go. Recommended minimum age 8yrs+. Helmets Essential. This is a free have a go session, thanks to funding from On Your Bike / PECT. Drop in anytime between 11am and 4pm, no need to book. Suitable for: 8yrs+ Meeting point: Nene Outdoors, close to the ... Read More

St Andrew’s Church

Peterborough

A parish church with an interesting history, recently added to the at risk register of Historic England. Discover a Medieval Church dating back to the 12th century, the west wall possibly earlier. It has connections to the Cromwell and Claypole Families and the Poet John Clare. It has 2 bells housed in a double bell cote, one of only 3 ... Read More

Free
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Northampton Castle and Heritage Park

Chalk Lane, Northampton, , Northamptonshire, NN1 2RW

Take a short tour of the site of Northampton Castle, one of the most important Mediaeval castles. Sadly most of the castle was lost when railway marshalling yards were built in the 19th century, but enough of the site remains to give a picture of this imposing; one of the biggest British castles At Northampton, there was once a massive ... Read More

Peterborough Cathedral Highlights Tour

Peterborough Cathedral

The Highlights Tour gives you an introduction to the long and colourful history of Peterborough Cathedral. This ground floor tour explores the key features the building's history and architecture.

Free
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St Pegas Church and Medieval Wall Paintings – Heritage Open Days

Peterborough

14th Century wall paintings are the most striking feature of Peakirk church, but its fabric dates from the early 11th to 15th century. Join us for stories of Anglo-Saxon rivalries and misdeeds behind its founding. Guided tours are also available. The most striking feature of St Pegas Church is its extensive 14th century wall paintings, including a passion sequence and ... Read More

Free
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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

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St Margaret’s Church Fletton

Peterborough

Saxon Stones, the interior of a wonderful church, family history display, weddings through time display, archival display, Life of the Church display. This is a chance to see inside St. Margarets church and look at the Saxon Stones. There will be members of the congregation on hand to guide you through the displays. Trace your family history. Absorb the wonderful ... Read More

Free
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St Peter’s Church Northampton – Heritage Open Days

Northampton Chalk Lane, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Enjoy the beautiful Romanesque architecture of this beautiful grade 1 listed building in the heart of historic Northampton. The active Friends group will welcome you to our historic church with guides and activities. Marefair, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 1SR

Free

Party in the Park

Thrapston

Party in the Park will be returning to Thrapston on Saturday 10th September from 2pm until 8pm. The event will feature performances from Thrapston Town Band, Breakout Band, A Major Oddity and a headline set in the evening from The Connections. There will be a children's disco and residents are invited to bring down their camp chairs and pitch up ... Read More

Glenn Moore – Will You Still Need Me, Will You Still Feed Me, Glenn I’m Sixty Moore

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

Edinburgh Comedy Award “Best Show” nominee Glenn Moore is one of the best joke writers of his generation and is back on tour in Autumn 2022. Expect a “comedy masterclass” (The Times) and a high-energy barrage of the most jokes you’ve ever heard humanely fit into one stand-up show. As seen/heard on Mock The Week (BBC2), The Stand-Up Sketch Show (ITV2),The Dave Berry Breakfast Show (Absolute Radio) and The Now Show (BBC ... Read More

£13
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Longthorpe Tower Tour

Longthorpe Tower Thorpe Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire,

Longthorpe Tower is one of Peterborough's historic gems. The stone tower, built between about 1290 and 1300, is the only surviving part of a 14th century fortified manor house and its great significance derives from the spectacular wall paintings in the main first-floor room. Added about 1330, they are among the most impressive examples of medieval domestic wall painting in ... Read More

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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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Heritage Bus Service

Northampton Chalk Lane, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Classic buses providing FREE heritage bus services in and around Northampton linking venues participating in Heritage Open Days and running short tours. Regular FREE bus services and short tours using classic buses and coaches running from the Town Centre on routes around Northampton and the local area serving many of the venues open to the public.

Free

Northampton Heritage Fair

Abington Park Museum Park Avenue South, Northampton

A wide variety of exhibits, displays and demonstrations covering many different local subjects. Now in its 20th year, the Northampton Heritage Fair aims to be bigger and better than ever! Join us at the beautiful surroundings of Abington Park & Museum, with its aviaries, lakes, gardens and play area where there will be something of interest for everyone to enjoy. ... Read More

Northampton Heritage Fair at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery.

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery Crispin Street, Northampton

A wide variety of exhibits, displays and demonstrations covering many different local subjects. Love Northampton .then come and see a little of what we have to offer. Now in its 20th year, the Northampton Heritage Fair aims to be bigger and better than ever! Join us at the recently opened and totally revamped Northampton Museum & Art Gallery where there ... Read More

Free
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Northamptonshire Natural History Society

Northampton Chalk Lane, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Interested in Natural History in Northamptonshire? Want to look through a microscope? Want to handle local rocks and fossils? Interested in Astronomy? A keen photographer interested in more skills? Then visit us in our purpose built rooms. We are a society in Northampton dating back to 1876. We encompass many disciplines including Astronomy, Geology, Microscopy, Meteorology, Photography and many others. ... Read More

Free

Classics on the Lawn

Delapre Abbey Abbey Cottage, Delapré Abbey

Enjoy a day out for all the family with vintage, classic and specialist cars in the grounds of the historic Abbey. We are also taking part in Heritage Open Days offering a chance for visitors to see inside the house for free (usual price £8 for adults). Alongside this we will offer a selection of paid for tours throughout the ... Read More

Free – £2
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Church of the Holy Sepulchre – Heritage ICON Conservations and Outcomes of Unique Conservation

Church of the Holy Sepulchr Sheep Street, Northampton

The world famous Holy Sepulchre Church 1100 AD has so much to interest our many visitors with oceans of conservation and recent research that now enhances and expands our Visitor Experience…a not to miss Heritage Open Day! Northampton’s oldest standing building offers so much to see in history and militaria down the centuries. With the Northampton castle having stood for ... Read More

Free
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St Pegas Church and Medieval Wall Paintings – Heritage Open Days

Peterborough

14th Century wall paintings are the most striking feature of Peakirk church, but its fabric dates from the early 11th to 15th century. Join us for stories of Anglo-Saxon rivalries and misdeeds behind its founding. Guided tours are also available. The most striking feature of St Pegas Church is its extensive 14th century wall paintings, including a passion sequence and ... Read More

Free
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St Matthew’s Church

Northampton Chalk Lane, Northampton, Northamptonshire

The building was designed by a local architect, Matthew Henry Holding (1846-1910) in 13th century Gothic style. The foundation stone was laid on St Matthew's Day in 1891 and the church was dedicated in 1893 on St Matthew's Day, 21 September. Father Walter Hussey second vicar at St Matthew’s commissioned, an outstanding succession of fine works of art. Moore's sculpture ... Read More

Free
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St Margaret’s Church Fletton

Peterborough

Saxon Stones, the interior of a wonderful church, family history display, weddings through time display, archival display, Life of the Church display. This is a chance to see inside St. Margarets church and look at the Saxon Stones. There will be members of the congregation on hand to guide you through the displays. Trace your family history. Absorb the wonderful ... Read More

Free
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St Peter’s Church Northampton – Heritage Open Days

Northampton Chalk Lane, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Enjoy the beautiful Romanesque architecture of this beautiful grade 1 listed building in the heart of historic Northampton. The active Friends group will welcome you to our historic church with guides and activities. Marefair, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 1SR

Free

Ministry Of Science Live

The Deco Theatre Abington Square, Northampton

MINISTRY OF SCIENCE LIVE – SCIENCE SAVED THE WORLD This year saw Science lead the way in getting our lives back to normal. Now, the UK’s favourite science team are back and more explosive than ever! Join our presenters as they dive deep into the world of science and look at how science shapes the modern world we live in ... Read More

£15.50 – £16.50

Planet Starlight

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Join Starlight Dance & Musical Theatre School in a spectacular journey around the world in this dance epic, featuring songs from all across Planet Starlight! Tickets £13

£13

Carpenters Gold

Key Theatre Embankment Road, Peterborough

Immerse yourself in an enchanting evening featuring the musical brilliance of Richard and Karen Carpenter. From Close to You, all of their chart-topping hits feature including Top of the World, We’ve Only Just Begun, Goodbye to Love, Please Mr Postman, For All We Know and Only Yesterday. All superbly performed live in concert, just as they would have been by The Carpenters back in the day ... Read More

£24.50