Events Calendar

Nene Park Art Club

Nene Park , 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

Zigzag Running, Bauble Bimble

Nene Park , United Kingdom

Take on the Bauble Bimble for a fantastic Christmas extravaganza of running. Run as much or as little as you wish, and complete a 5k, 10k, Half-marathon, Marathon, or Ultra in either the 6-hour or 4-hour event. Come to enjoy the Christmas spirit and earn your medal. Click here for more details and to enter.

Drift What Ya Brung

Santa Pod , United Kingdom

At Santa Pod Raceway Drift What Ya Brung days you can come along and learn or practice drifting in safe and legal conditions on some of the Pods 30 acres of open tarmac. There are beginners, intermediate and advanced tracks open at the same time each DWYB day. DWYB days are limited to 80 people per day to ensure maximum ... Read More

£110

Rushden Lakes Handmade and Vintage Christmas Pop-Up Fair

Rushden Lakes Rushden, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

MK Handmade and Vintage is thrilled to return to the wonderful Rushden Lakes on the consecutive weekends of 3/4 December, and 10/11 December 2022. The central boulevard, will host a selection of our wonderful designer-makers, artists, artisans and specialist vintage and antique dealers at this vibrant venue. Every item is unique; and no retail items are permitted, making us the ... Read More

Wildlife Explorers – the Holly & the Ivy

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough, United Kingdom

Join the Wildlife Explorers at Stanwick Lakes to discover the natural traditions of Christmas. The RSPB Wildlife Explorers is a nature group for children aged 4 to 12 that meets monthly at Stanwick Lakes. Meetings are active, hands-on and give children the opportunity to explore their local nature reserve, learn about wildlife and have fun with other young people who ... Read More

Woofmas Market

Chester House Estate Irchester,, Wellingborough, United Kingdom

Christmas at the estate... with a special visitor for our four-legged friends, as Santa Paws will be joining us for our Woofmas Market!  SATURDAY 10TH DECEMBER 10AM - 4PM Bring your dogs and join us for all of this: - Artisan Shopping Stalls (with goodies for dogs and humans) - Meet Santa Paws* - Carol Singers - Christmas Crafts - ... Read More

Robin’s Winter Riddles

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough, United Kingdom

Our winter trail arrives this weekend! Work out Robin's riddles and make your way around Solstice Lake and 10 wintery discoveries. Then collect a reward upon your return. Not only that, we also have "pay-as-you-like" festive crafts for children available during the school holidays, when Santa is visiting more regularly. Combine wintery walks, the grotto, our trail, and perhaps a ... Read More

Christmas Stars

Nene Park , United Kingdom

Come and help decorate the park for the festive season! We have handmade wooden stars ready with different fun materials, ready for you to get creative - once the stars have been decorated they will be put on display in the park around the Visitor Centre for everyone to see and enjoy. There is no need to book this event, ... Read More

Winter Warmer Mince Pie Specials

Nene Valley Railway Wansford Station, Stibbington, Peterborough, United Kingdom

 December 31st - Yellow Timetable Trains departing Wansford at 10am, Noon and 2pm or join at any one of our stations Blow away those post-Christmas cobwebs and join our Steam heated services hauled by a Steam Locomotive Complementary Mince Pie for Adults and Sweets for Children, available from the on train Buffet car on production of your train ticket (one per person) ... Read More

Wild n Woody at Irchester Woods Country Park

Irchester Country Park , United Kingdom

Irchester Country Park, Gipsy Ln, Little Irchester, Irchester, Wellingborough NN29 7DL, UK   Our Wild n Woody sessions encourage pre-school children aged 2 years upwards to explore, be inquisitive and learn new skills. These 2 hour weekly sessions help to build independence and confidence by allowing free flow between the activities on offer in our dedicated woodland space. The 6 week programme offers activities including ... Read More

Summer Leys Wildlife Wander

Summer Leys , United Kingdom

Enjoy a guided walk around Summer Leys nature reserve, led by our knowledgeable volunteers. 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 ... Read More

£4 – £6

Natural Minds at Sywell Country Park

Sywell Country Park Washbrook Lane, Ecton, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

Natural Minds is time out for adults of all ages to take some active rest. Enjoy connecting with nature, meeting people and learning new skills. This month is all about ‘‘The beauty of Winter Trees’. Try your hand at winter tree identification on a ranger-led walk, followed by the decorative art form of bark and stick painting. £6 per person. Booking ... Read More

£6

Nene Wetlands Little Bug’s Club – 19th January

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

Let your little ones explore, learn about nature, build confidence and gain new skills, all in the wonderful outdoor setting of the Nene Wetland's Education Area.

Nene Wetlands Little Bug’s Club – 19th January

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

Let your little ones explore, learn about nature, build confidence and gain new skills, all in the wonderful outdoor setting of the Nene Wetland's Education Area.

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.

February Drop in Crafts at Summer Leys

Summer Leys , United Kingdom

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

Nene Wetlands Drop-in Crafts- February Half Term

Nene Wetlands Nature Reserve

Join our popular crafty drop-in sessions at the visitor centre and make or decorate a bird feeder. Come and pop by the Nene Wetlands visitor centre and have a go at making or decorating your own bird feeder, perfect for helping your local birds through the cold winter months! We will have a variety of crafts available to provide fun for ... Read More

£3 – £5

Climbing Wall

Nene Park , United Kingdom

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 Wetlands- Dazzling Daffodils and Brilliant Bulbs!

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

As bulbs start to flower, heralding the start of spring, join us and learn more about how bulbs grow before decorating a ceramic pot in which to plant your very own daffodil! Close adult supervision is required. Most suitable for ages 5+ Are you a member of the Wildlife Trust BCN? You can get money off your ticket by selecting ... Read More

£5 – £7.50

Nene Wetlands – Family Bush Craft Session

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

These sessions are great fun for children and grown ups alike and are a great way to reconnect with traditional outdoor skills in the wonderful natural setting of the Nene Wetlands Education Area. Learn how to safely use knives to create firewood and other objects (depending on time), have a go at using traditional techniques to create fire, toast marshmallows ... Read More

£12.50 – £17.50

Archery

Nene Park , United Kingdom

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 , United Kingdom

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.

Event Series Nene Wetlands – Build A Bird Box!

Nene Wetlands – Build A Bird Box!

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

Help make your green space better for birds by building them a home! Build a bird nest box using one of our pre-prepared kits to help the birds where you live. Involves the use of hand tools so close adult supervision is required. Most suitable for ages 5+ Are you a member of the Wildlife Trust BCN? You can get ... Read More

Event Series Nene Wetlands – Build A Bird Box!

Nene Wetlands – Build A Bird Box!

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

Help make your green space better for birds by building them a home! Build a bird nest box using one of our pre-prepared kits to help the birds where you live. Involves the use of hand tools so close adult supervision is required. Most suitable for ages 5+ Are you a member of the Wildlife Trust BCN? You can get ... Read More

Nene Valley Youth Rangers 2023 Launch

Summer Leys , United Kingdom

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

Event Series Nene Wetlands – Build A Bird Box!

Nene Wetlands – Build A Bird Box!

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

Help make your green space better for birds by building them a home! Build a bird nest box using one of our pre-prepared kits to help the birds where you live. Involves the use of hand tools so close adult supervision is required. Most suitable for ages 5+ Are you a member of the Wildlife Trust BCN? You can get ... Read More

Nature Tots

Nene Park , United Kingdom

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.

‘Try before you buy’ Optics Event at the Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre

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

Your chance to ask an expert about all things optics and try out an extended range of models from the Opticron range, in the wonderful setting of the Nene Wetlands Nature Reserve.

Willow Weaving (Obelisks) at Summer Leys

Summer Leys , United Kingdom

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 , United Kingdom

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, United Kingdom

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, United Kingdom

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, United Kingdom

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

Dragstalgia

Santa Pod , United Kingdom

A vintage lifestyle weekend dedicated to race cars, bikes and hot rods from a bygone era. Enjoy Championship racing with the headlining Cannonball class for supercharged nitro and alcohol fuelled Altereds and Funny Cars, period correct Gasser Circus, invited historic bikes and lots more. See vehicles from Santa Pod’s illustrious history return to the strip. Plus live music*, Jet Car, ... Read More

https://santapodtickets.com/p/dragstalgia

21st Century ABBA LIVE

Chester House Estate Irchester,, Wellingborough, United Kingdom

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, United Kingdom

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

Ultimate Street Car

USC at Santa Pod Raceway is the Largest, Loudest, Hottest and Fastest modified car festival in Europe featuring Run What Ya Brung public track time, Drag Racing, Music*, Club Camping, Traders, Show & Shine, Drifting, Stunts Displays, Jet Car and much more. It's the UK's most extreme Car Show.

https://santapodtickets.com/p/ultimatestreetcar

Northampton Castle Guided Walks

Visit the site of Northampton Castle and its surrounds. Hear about the many major events that took place here. Your guide will tell you the history of the site prior to the castle and of the advent and building of the castle, which became one of the largest and most important castles in England. A site of strategic and military ... Read More

Everything Food & Drink @ Rushden Lakes

Rushden Lakes Rushden, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

Come and join us for our next Everything Food and Drink event at the beautiful Rushden Lakes! on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September 2023, we will be taking over the central boulevard with an array of amazing stalls. We will have over 50 stalls of the ultimate shopping experience! With a huge amount of trade stands selling a whole ... Read More

Northamptonshire Historic Churches Trust – Ride and Stride event

A day in the open air ... plan your own route. 350+ churches and chapels to visit within Northamptonshire, whether on foot or cycling: many of them open and serving refreshments. All sponsorship money received will be divided equally between the Northamptonshire Historic Churches Trust and the church or chapel chosen by the participant.

Free
Event Series Heritage Open Days – Lyveden

Heritage Open Days – Lyveden

Lyveden Lyveden, United Kingdom

Join local producers and sample some produce in our Apple & Ale Festival. Learn about traditional methods for using produce, our orchard and shop for new local favourites! Cared for by the National Trust, Lyveden is a Grade I listed Park and Garden near Oundle. Set in the heart of rural Northamptonshire, Lyveden is a remarkable survivor of the Elizabethan ... Read More

Classics on the Lawn

Delapre Abbey Abbey Cottage, Delapré Abbey, United Kingdom

Enjoy a day out for all the family with vintage, classic and specialist cars in the grounds of the historic Abbey. Alongside this the historic house will be open so that you can find out more about the Abbey’s exciting and turbulent past in more detail (entry fee applies). Entry £1, pre-book here.Free entry when pre-booking admission to the historic house (adults ... Read More

Concert in the Park

An afternoon of live music from Corby Silver band and vocalist Jennah with a range of vintage vehicles on display

Free

Fascinating Fractals at Barnwell Country Park

Barnwell Country Park Barnwell Road, Oundle, United Kingdom

Enjoy these adult only sessions and explore the country parks throughout the seasons. Experience the sooting effects of natural fractal shapes found around our stunning parks and use them to create your own “zentangle” pattern. Includes Ranger led walk, nature based activity, car parking pass and hot drink! Adults only. For more information and to book, please email education rangers.ncc@northnorthants.gov.uk

Event Series Heritage Open Days – Lyveden

Heritage Open Days – Lyveden

Lyveden Lyveden, United Kingdom

Join local producers and sample some produce in our Apple & Ale Festival. Learn about traditional methods for using produce, our orchard and shop for new local favourites! Cared for by the National Trust, Lyveden is a Grade I listed Park and Garden near Oundle. Set in the heart of rural Northamptonshire, Lyveden is a remarkable survivor of the Elizabethan ... Read More

Festival NN

Delapre Abbey Abbey Cottage, Delapré Abbey, United Kingdom

Festival NN is back! Your local 1 day festival jam packed with all local bands and artists. A family friendly event with food and drink.

Walk with the Rangers

Join some of the North Northants Country Park Rangers as they walk 11 miles* on the public rights of way from Ringstead Pocket Park. To join this free event please email educationrangers.ncc@northnorthants.gov.uk. *distance is approximate and subject to change.

Event Series Heritage Open Days – Lyveden

Heritage Open Days – Lyveden

Lyveden Lyveden, United Kingdom

Join local producers and sample some produce in our Apple & Ale Festival. Learn about traditional methods for using produce, our orchard and shop for new local favourites! Cared for by the National Trust, Lyveden is a Grade I listed Park and Garden near Oundle. Set in the heart of rural Northamptonshire, Lyveden is a remarkable survivor of the Elizabethan ... Read More