Events Calendar

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

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

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

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

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.


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

Tracks and Signs

Nene Park

We will find out all about creatures that live in Ferry Meadows using the signs that they leave behind them. You will also get to take your own plaster of Paris track home with you.

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

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

The Fast Show

Santa Pod

With Saturday Night Special RWYB on 25th March & Weekend Camping Welcome to The Fast Show at Santa Pod Raceway, the first performance and modified car event on the calendar. Featuring huge club stand displays, Run What Ya Brung, Sports Compact Drag Racing, Drift Rides, Stunt Displays, Jet Car, Trade Village, Caterers, Fun Fair Rides and much more. There’s something ... Read More

Alpaca Workshop

Chester House Estate Irchester,, Wellingborough

Have you ever wanted to learn about Alpacas? We have the perfect experience for you. Visit to the Chester House Estate and take part in an Alpaca Husbandry Workshop led by Easton Way Farm. In the alpaca husbandry workshop, you will learn all things about alpacas! Firstly, you will start off with a quiz to see how much you already know and then we ... Read More

Classic Car Day

Chester House Estate Irchester,, Wellingborough

The first ever Classic Car Day comes to the Chester House Estate, for a whole day of discovering your favourite Classic Cars! Surrounded by 85 acres of historic landscape, a range of the greatest Classic Cars will be displayed around the site with the knowledgeable owners on hand for any questions you may have about the incredible cars. Do you have a ... Read More

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 ABBA LIVE

Chester House Estate Irchester,, Wellingborough

Following on from last year’s hugely successful and  sell out shows, this is an evening of hit after hit with songs you know and love from Waterloo, Mamma Mia, Take a Chance on Me, Super Trouper and many, many more. 21st Century ABBA faithfully recreates all the greatest hits of one of the world’s most famous group combining stunning vocals, ... 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