Events Calendar

Event Series Northampton Castle and Heritage Park

Northampton Castle and Heritage Park

Chalk Lane, Northampton, , Northamptonshire, NN1 2RW , United Kingdom

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

Event Series Peterborough Cathedral Highlights Tour

Peterborough Cathedral Highlights Tour

Peterborough Cathedral , United Kingdom

The ground level route around the Cathedral takes roughly one hour and explores the key features the building's history and architecture. The tour is free as part of the Nene Valley Festival and lasts approximately 1 hour. Booking is not usually necessary, but if you want to be sure of a place, please book online using the links below. Given ... Read More

Event Series Peterborough Cathedral Highlights Tour

Peterborough Cathedral Highlights Tour

Peterborough Cathedral , United Kingdom

The ground level route around the Cathedral takes roughly one hour and explores the key features the building's history and architecture. The tour is free as part of the Nene Valley Festival and lasts approximately 1 hour. Booking is not usually necessary, but if you want to be sure of a place, please book online using the links below. Given ... Read More

Event Series Peterborough Cathedral Highlights Tour

Peterborough Cathedral Highlights Tour

Peterborough Cathedral , United Kingdom

The ground level route around the Cathedral takes roughly one hour and explores the key features the building's history and architecture. The tour is free as part of the Nene Valley Festival and lasts approximately 1 hour. Booking is not usually necessary, but if you want to be sure of a place, please book online using the links below. Given ... Read More

Event Series Peterborough Cathedral Highlights Tour

Peterborough Cathedral Highlights Tour

Peterborough Cathedral , United Kingdom

The ground level route around the Cathedral takes roughly one hour and explores the key features the building's history and architecture. The tour is free as part of the Nene Valley Festival and lasts approximately 1 hour. Booking is not usually necessary, but if you want to be sure of a place, please book online using the links below. Given ... Read More

Event Series Peterborough Cathedral Highlights Tour

Peterborough Cathedral Highlights Tour

Peterborough Cathedral , United Kingdom

The ground level route around the Cathedral takes roughly one hour and explores the key features the building's history and architecture. The tour is free as part of the Nene Valley Festival and lasts approximately 1 hour. Booking is not usually necessary, but if you want to be sure of a place, please book online using the links below. Given ... Read More

Event Series Peterborough Cathedral Highlights Tour

Peterborough Cathedral Highlights Tour

Peterborough Cathedral , United Kingdom

The ground level route around the Cathedral takes roughly one hour and explores the key features the building's history and architecture. The tour is free as part of the Nene Valley Festival and lasts approximately 1 hour. Booking is not usually necessary, but if you want to be sure of a place, please book online using the links below. Given ... Read More

Event Series Nene Park Art Club

Nene Park Art Club

Nene Park Trust , United Kingdom

Are you aged 14-19?  Do you enjoy being outdoors? Do you like art? As a member of Nene Park Art Club you can take part in art workshops, learn about the sculptures in the Park, meet local artists, develop art events, and help take care of the sculptures in the Park. Monthly sessions begin in September for the autumn term: 10 September, Block ... Read More

Event Series Nene Park Art Club

Nene Park Art Club

Nene Park Trust , United Kingdom

Are you aged 14-19?  Do you enjoy being outdoors? Do you like art? As a member of Nene Park Art Club you can take part in art workshops, learn about the sculptures in the Park, meet local artists, develop art events, and help take care of the sculptures in the Park. Monthly sessions begin in September for the autumn term: 10 September, Block ... Read More

Guided Walk at Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows

Village car park next to Irthlingborough Church (off Church Street). Nearest postcode NN9 5SD Grid ref:SP947707 What3Words branching.slips.clouding , United Kingdom

We will be taken around by Pete Bray and Laurence Kidd who are the Nene Wetlands senior team.  

Nene Wetlands – Wildlife Wander

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

Enjoy behind the scenes access and find out more about the wonderful Nene Wetlands with one of our knowledgeable volunteers.

Event Series The FIA European Finals @ Santa Pod Raceway

The FIA European Finals @ Santa Pod Raceway

Santa Pod , United Kingdom

Santa Pod’s most prestigious Drag Racing event featuring over 250 of Europe’s finest teams. Witness the awesome power of 300mph Top Fuel Dragsters, 200mph Drag Bikes and over 20 supporting classes. See the famous Jet Car, Monster Trucks, stunt shows, static displays, air displays, traders and more. Camping available onsite so come for the weekend.

£38
Event Series St Matthew’s Church Tour

St Matthew’s Church Tour

The building was designed by local architect Matthew Henry Holding in 13th Century Gothic style. The foundation stone was laid on St Matthew’s Day in 1891. The church was dedicated on St Matthew’s Day two years later, 21 September 1893. Artworks include Henry Moore’s Madonna and Graham Sutherland’s Crucifixion. Address: St Matthew’s Church, St Matthew’s Parade, Northampton, NN2 7HF

Event Series The FIA European Finals @ Santa Pod Raceway

The FIA European Finals @ Santa Pod Raceway

Santa Pod , United Kingdom

Santa Pod’s most prestigious Drag Racing event featuring over 250 of Europe’s finest teams. Witness the awesome power of 300mph Top Fuel Dragsters, 200mph Drag Bikes and over 20 supporting classes. See the famous Jet Car, Monster Trucks, stunt shows, static displays, air displays, traders and more. Camping available onsite so come for the weekend.

£38

Old Black Lion Tours

St Peter's Church Church Street, Irthlingborough, United Kingdom

There will be 4 public tours, each lasting one hour, of the Old Black Lion site on Marefair in Northampton. Each tour is limited to a maximum of 10 people so booking is required. Neighbouring St Peter’s Church should also be open to the public at this time

Event Series St Matthew’s Church Tour

St Matthew’s Church Tour

The building was designed by local architect Matthew Henry Holding in 13th Century Gothic style. The foundation stone was laid on St Matthew’s Day in 1891. The church was dedicated on St Matthew’s Day two years later, 21 September 1893. Artworks include Henry Moore’s Madonna and Graham Sutherland’s Crucifixion. Address: St Matthew’s Church, St Matthew’s Parade, Northampton, NN2 7HF

Apple and Ale – Food Festival

Lyveden Near Oundle, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

Join us for Lyveden’s first Apple and Ale Festival, discover producers of local ciders, beers and other foody delights. Discover local ciders, beers, and other foody treats at Lyveden's first Apple and Ale Festival. Take a volunteer-led tour of Thomas Tresham's garden and buy heritage-variety apples from Lyveden's own orchard.

Free
Event Series Canons Ashby Open Day

Canons Ashby Open Day

Visit Canons Ashby to enjoy the beautiful gardens, the historic house, the medieval church, and join our volunteers for short pop-up talks about the creative people from our place’s history. Whilst you’re here, pop into the shop to collect a souvenir or treat yourself in the tearoom to a cream tea or a light lunch. Free entry on these days ... Read More

Free

Canoe 2 Nene Valley Festival Offer

canoe2 The Boathouse, Rushden Lakes, United Kingdom

Canoe 2 are delighted to be supporting the Nene Valley Festival. To celebrate, this year we have some offers for the 9-day festival! OFFER LIVE THROUGHOUT THE Nene Valley Festival 20% Off standard Canoe/Kayak/Paddleboard/Pedalo & Katakanu Hire, getting on the water 9th to 17th September inclusive Whether it’s half an hour on a pedalo, half-day Kayak Hire, a trip to ... Read More

Canons Ashby Open Day

Visit Canons Ashby to enjoy the beautiful gardens, the historic house, the medieval church, and join our volunteers for short pop-up talks about the creative people from our place’s history. Whilst you’re here, pop into the shop to collect a souvenir or treat yourself in the tearoom to a cream tea or a light lunch. Free entry on these days ... Read More

Free
Event Series The FIA European Finals @ Santa Pod Raceway

The FIA European Finals @ Santa Pod Raceway

Santa Pod , United Kingdom

Santa Pod’s most prestigious Drag Racing event featuring over 250 of Europe’s finest teams. Witness the awesome power of 300mph Top Fuel Dragsters, 200mph Drag Bikes and over 20 supporting classes. See the famous Jet Car, Monster Trucks, stunt shows, static displays, air displays, traders and more. Camping available onsite so come for the weekend.

£38

Archives and heritage building tour and 1970s Northampton promo film

There will be three tours of the archive building, also demonstrations of what activities go on behind the scenes with selection of archives for preservation, digitising large material, and conserving the documents to preserve them for future use. These need to be booked in advance. Tours will run at 9:15am, 10:30am  and 11:45am  and will be limited to 12 participants ... Read More

Church of the Holy Sepulchre Open Day

Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Sheep Street, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 2LY , United Kingdom

A national treasure, an icon of Northamptonshire and a building of international significance presents our visitors with the wow factor! The church has seen more than 150,000 visitors from around the world since 1982. Recent conservation of stained-glass windows and brilliant updating of the military ‘Soldiers Chapel’.

Free

Exploring the Wildlife, Heritage and Culture at Stanwick Lakes

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough, United Kingdom

A weekend of activities at Stanwick Lakes as part of the Nene Valley Festival, including: -Nature Detectives -Nature-themed Kids Crafts -The Big Bronze Age Boat Build -Guild of Spinners, Weavers & Dyers -Bronze Age Living History -Bifrost Guard Viking Camp -Iron Age Roundhouse Settlement -Heritage Garden Open Days -Northants Open Studios -Northants Recipes -Made in Northants Local Produce -Artisan Stalls ... Read More

Brixworth All Saints Church

Oldest church north of the Alps in continuous use Supporting Ride and Stride, the church is a leading example of early Anglo-Saxon architecture. The heritage centre will also be open and serving light refreshments.

Event Series Walk and Talk

Walk and Talk

Delapre Abbey, London Road, Northampton, NN4 8AW

Every Saturday, 10:30am Meet at the Coach House A two-hour inclusive, friendly wellness walk around the beautiful grounds of Delapré Abbey in partnership with Space 2 Talk. There are no restrictions with ability or experience as these walks are at a slow pace using marked trails. Don’t worry there is no pressure to talk but many people find this time ... Read More

Free

Group Dog Walk at Stanwick Lakes

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough, United Kingdom

Group dog walk around Stanwick Lakes with dog trainer Chris from Chasing Pawfection. A chance to meet other dog walkers, enjoy a walk through nature and chat with IMDT accredited trainer. Booking required.

Free

Higham Ferrers Horticultural Show

Chichele College College Street, Higham Ferrers, United Kingdom

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND Our show is open to everyone, young and old, beginners and experienced producers. You don't have to live in Higham Ferrers to take part – all entries are very welcome. Some classes will be just for fun and some for those who take their produce far more seriously; classes for vegetables, fruit, flowers, floral art, cakes ... Read More

Northamptonshire Heritage Fair

Chester House Estate Irchester,, Wellingborough, United Kingdom

Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, Abington Park Museum, Chester House Estate. This year we are expanding the Heritage Fair over three venues. Abington Park Museum has been a regular host of the fair and the two newly opened venues of Northampton Museum & Art Gallery and Chester House Estate will co-host. We aim to bring you a greater number of ... Read More

Apple and Ale – Food Festival

Lyveden Near Oundle, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

Join us for Lyveden’s first Apple and Ale Festival, discover producers of local ciders, beers and other foody delights. Discover local ciders, beers, and other foody treats at Lyveden's first Apple and Ale Festival. Take a volunteer-led tour of Thomas Tresham's garden and buy heritage-variety apples from Lyveden's own orchard.

Free
Event Series The FIA European Finals @ Santa Pod Raceway

The FIA European Finals @ Santa Pod Raceway

Santa Pod , United Kingdom

Santa Pod’s most prestigious Drag Racing event featuring over 250 of Europe’s finest teams. Witness the awesome power of 300mph Top Fuel Dragsters, 200mph Drag Bikes and over 20 supporting classes. See the famous Jet Car, Monster Trucks, stunt shows, static displays, air displays, traders and more. Camping available onsite so come for the weekend.

£38
Event Series The Old Savoy Theatre Open Days

Weedon Royal Ordnance Depot Open Day

Immerse yourself in the history of the 200-year-old Weedon Royal Ordnance Depot. Free entry to the Visitors Centre where our friendly volunteers are on hand to guide and inform you about the history of this fascinating place. On display there are many artefacts which give a wonderful insight into the history of the site and its operations from Napoleonic times ... Read More

Free

Exploring the Wildlife, Heritage and Culture at Stanwick Lakes

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough, United Kingdom

A weekend of activities at Stanwick Lakes as part of the Nene Valley Festival, including: -Nature Detectives -Nature-themed Kids Crafts -The Big Bronze Age Boat Build -Guild of Spinners, Weavers & Dyers -Bronze Age Living History -Bifrost Guard Viking Camp -Iron Age Roundhouse Settlement -Heritage Garden Open Days -Northants Open Studios -Northants Recipes -Made in Northants Local Produce -Artisan Stalls ... Read More

Event Series Delapré Abbey Heritage Open Days

Delapré Abbey Heritage Open Days

Delapre Abbey, London Road, Northampton, NN4 8AW

Sunday 10th September & Sunday 17th September 11am-4pm Self-guided entry to the Abbey: £8, under 18s free Tours: free*   Explore 900 years of exciting and turbulent history at Delapré Abbey. Our friendly staff and volunteers will be guiding you around, sharing the history of the House and its grounds. Reminisce on the history of the Abbey’s picturesque gardens with ... Read More

£8

Heritage Open Days Heritage Fair

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

Abington Park Museum has been a regular host of the fair and we aim to bring you a wide variety of stalls, exhibits, displays and demonstrations. These will be both inside and outside covering different local subjects, with something to interest everyone. As part of Heritage Open Days, a classic free bus service will run between Northampton town centre and ... Read More

Free

Abington Church with a link to William Shakespeare!

The historic church will be open for visitors to look around. Some parts of the church date back to 1200 and it has a connection to the Bard! Abington church stands in Abington Park. Visitors will be able to look around inside. No booking required.

Free

Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Northampton Open Day

The church with a link to William Shakespeare! The historic church will be open for visitors to look around. Some parts of the church date back to 1200 and it has a connection to the Bard! Abington church stands in Abington Park. Visitors will be able to look around inside. Address: Church of St Peter & St Paul, Park Avenue ... Read More

An Evening with Nick Penny

As part of the Nene Valley Festival, we are delighted to be welcoming Northamptonshire author Nick Penny to Lamport for a talk and book signing. Nick Penny will talk about his new book Call of the Kingfisher, which reminds us of the magic and importance of connecting with nature. The author has walked beside the River Nene at Oundle for ... Read More

£10

Willow Weaving at The Wildlife Trust’s Community Garden

Rushden Lakes Rushden, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

Join The Wildlife Trust BCN at our community garden at Rushden Lakes to weave a willow obelisk to take home with you, perfect for training climbing plants up. Booking essential- spaces are limited so please book now to secure your place We recommend this event for ages 8+, please bear in mind this can be challenging for children and you ... Read More

£34 – £40

The Old Savoy Theatre Open Days

The Old Savoy Abington Square, Next to The Press Restaurant, United Kingdom

Come and visit the town’s re-born art deco entertainment venue. A hidden gem, the Old Savoy 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. No booking required.

Free
Event Series 78 Derngate Heritage Open Days

78 Derngate Heritage Open Days

78 Derngate 78-82 Derngate, Northampton, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

The Charles Rennie Mackintosh House Experience a 30-minute guided tour of The Charles Rennie Mackintosh House at 78 Derngate and see original features among some astonishing and unique interiors in an ordinary Georgian house made extraordinary by the world-renowned Glaswegian architect, artist and designer. Address: The Charles Rennie Mackintosh House, 78 Derngate, Northampton, NN1 1UH