Events Calendar

Jeyes of Earls Barton

26-28 The Square, Earls Barton

Explore Our Museums and Exhibitions The Jeyes Museums & Exhibitions were crowned winners of The Judges Special Award for ‘Unique Heritage Experience’ at The Northamptonshire’s Museum & Historic Houses Forum 2014. Take a stroll through Jeyes Jetty and up the stairs where you will find our collection of quaint and quirky exhibitions. We are not your ordinary museum and we aim to offer something ... Read More

Free

Nene Park Trust

Nene Park Trust

Nene Park is a large area of park land to the west of Peterborough and is the region's favourite place to get outdoors and enjoy nature. It is made up of six different areas: Ferry Meadows, Orton Meadows, Orton Mere, Woodston Reach, Thorpe Meadows and The Rural Estate made up of parkland, meadows, woodlands and lakes. The River Nene runs through all the areas connecting them together. Take ... Read More

We Are Northampton Exhibition

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery Crispin StreetNorthampton,

We Are Northampton celebrates the town’s rich heritage and gives visitors from near and far an opportunity to explore Northampton’s character through a sense of identity and place. Displays and interactives explore places of special significance and highlight the unique characteristics of the borough’s different neighbourhoods. Notable residents both past and present, iconic buildings, events, activities, groups and clubs will ... Read More

We are Northampton Exhibition

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery Crispin StreetNorthampton,

We Are Northampton celebrates the town’s rich heritage and gives visitors from near and far an opportunity to explore Northampton’s character through a sense of identity and place. Displays and interactives explore places of special significance and highlight the unique characteristics of the borough’s different neighbourhoods. Notable residents both past and present, iconic buildings, events, activities, groups and clubs will ... Read More

One Small Step

Peterborough Cathedral

A giant representation of the lunar surface, created by the renowned sculptor and artist Peter Walker using imagery from NASA.

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

Peterborough Cathedral – Gallery View or Moon with a View

Peterborough Cathedral

On the dates listed here, you can climb the steep stone steps and see the artwork 'One Small Step' by Peter Walker from above. Gallery View dates Climb up to the first floor gallery to take pictures of family or friends below, or just to capture the artwork, One Small Step by Peter Walker, from above. The Gallery View climbs take roughly ... Read More

£3 – £6

Nene Park – Holiday Trail

Ferry Meadows

Complete a trail around Ferry Meadows and claim a prize at the end! Collect a trail sheet from the Visitor Centre and then hunt for questions as you walk around Ferry Meadows. Return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Available every day during October Half Term from 10am - 4:00pm. £1 per sheet. No need to book; just ... Read More

£1

Wildlife Trusts October half term events

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

This half term the Wildlife Trusts have lots of fantastic activities for you! Saturday 23rd-Sunday 31st October 10am - 3.30pm £3 per trail £ 2WTBCN members; Brilliant Bone Trail - Match all the bones to the animals and follow the clues round the lake Monday 25th October 10.30am - 2.30pm £2 - £5 per craft; Crafty Monday - Halloween special ... Read More

£2 – £7.50

Stanwick Lakes – Halloween Trail

Stanwick Lakes StanwickWellingborough,

This Halloween, visit and explore the Spooktacular trail at Stanwick Lakes! From the 25th October – 31st October. Earn your Witch or Wizard powers by helping The Stanwick Sorceress remember the spell for her magic potion. Use her ‘Book of Spells’ to follow the spooktacular trail and find all of the missing ingredients…but beware, it is Halloween after all! Mwahaha! This family fun ... Read More

£2.75

Peterborough Cathedral – One Giant Leap returns!

Peterborough Cathedral

Back for half term, by popular demand, is our 90 minute children's activity session is inspired by the Apollo 11 moon landing. It includes the famous teddy bear parachute jump! It's time for our young visitors to help teddy with his astronaut training - as he parachutes from high up in the cathedral. See him "falling-with-style", help him fold up ... Read More

Free

Peterborough Cathedral – Science Interaction

Peterborough Cathedral

The Cambridge Science Centre will be offering hands-on activities and hosting drop-in demonstrations of scientific wonders! The team from Cambridge offers a fantastic interactive display in which all ages can become involved in some fun learning all about the wonders of the scientific world. On Monday 25th and Thursday 28th October, special demonstrations will be given. Unsupervised activities are available on ... Read More

Free

Lego Week

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

Enjoy half term. Bring your youngster along to the Goods Shed, & have fun constructing exciting Lego Creations. We will, of course, have a selection of refreshments available for everyone. We suggest that everyone is at least 5 years old.

Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery – Myths & Legends

Peterborough Museum PriestgatePeterborough,

Find out about some of the local and well-known myths and legends with our family craft activities and Museum trail. Entry to this event and the Museum is free, no booking required. Open 10:00 - 4:00pm (last admission 3:30pm daily)

Free

Wildlife Trusts – October Half Term Events

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

The Wildlife Trust have put together some fantastic opportunities for you! Wednesday 27th October 10.30 - 2.30 £6 Per child, WTBCN member £4: Spooky Skulls and Brilliant Bones - Investigate a selection of skulls and dissect and owl pellet Thursday 28th October 10.30am - 12pm £6 Per child, WTBCN member £4: Pond dipping and bug hunting - get up close ... Read More

£4 – £13.50

Wildlife Trusts – Watch and Youth Rangers

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

The Wildlife Trusts are opening up opportunities for Children aged 7-17 years to learn more about wildlife and get involved with habitat management and monitoring. The following options are currently available; Wednesday 27th October £8 per child or £6 WTBCN members; Small Mammal Survey at Summer Leys Nature Reserve - setting and baiting longworth traps Thursday 28th October £6 per ... Read More

£4 – £8
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Myths and Legends

Peterborough Museum PriestgatePeterborough,

Do you know your fact from your fiction? Ever wondered whether the mythical stories we tell have any base in truth? Explore some local and well-known myths and legends with our family craft activities and Museum trail. Free entry. Running from Tues 26-Thurs 28 October from 10am-4pm.

Free

Country Parks; ‘Stick-Tas-Tick’

Fermyn Woods Country Park Fermyn Woods Country Park

The popular 'Stick-Tas-Tik' event is back! How many things can you do with a stick?! Den Building to fire ligting...sticky sticks to bug homes...bows and arrows to stick crafts...and much more 'stick-tas-tick' fun! 10.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 3.30pm £15 per family (Max 2 adults and 3 children) Suitable for 4+ years Please book via; EducationRangers.NNC@northnorthants.gov.uk   Car park ... Read More

£15

Delapre Abbey – Hocus Pocus Open Air Film and Chill

Delapre Abbey Abbey Cottage, Delapré Abbey

Tickets £34 family ticket (2 adults, 2 kids), £14 adult, £9 child (£4 deposit will be required via eventbrite, the rest is due on the door should the event go ahead.) Join us for this half term Halloween Cinema showing of Hocus Pocus! There will be an early screening and a late screening on the 27th October, these will be ... Read More

£9 – £34

Sacrewell Farm – Blacksmithing Taster session

Sacrewell Farm Great North RoadPeterborough,

We give a discount to those who book taster sessions online. It’s just £20 for your half hour of blacksmithing and admission to the farm for the day (see standard admission prices here). Make a simple coathook, bottle opener or heart pendant in this half hour session, which is recommended for absolute beginners. We’re sure you’ll learn something new and enjoy the ... Read More

£20 – £160
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Myths and Legends

Peterborough Museum PriestgatePeterborough,

Do you know your fact from your fiction? Ever wondered whether the mythical stories we tell have any base in truth? Explore some local and well-known myths and legends with our family craft activities and Museum trail. Free entry. Running from Tues 26-Thurs 28 October from 10am-4pm.

Free

Peterborough Cathedral – Star Dome Inflatable Planetarium

Peterborough Cathedral

The National Space Centre in Leicester bring their amazing inflatable planetarium to the Cathedral to give tours of the night sky. Join a presenter from the National Space Centre, and be guided through a tour of the night sky. Without the problem of light pollution you will be able to spot hundreds of amazing stars, you will be shown the ... Read More

£7.50

Abingdon Park – Weaving workshop for Children

Abington Park Museum Park Avenue SouthNorthampton,

Come and have a go at weaving your own piece of fabric using techniques as old as the Vikings. Suitable for children aged six and over. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Thursday 28 October 10.30-11.15am, 11.30am-12.15pm, 1-1.45pm, 2-2.45pm or 3-3.45pm Northampton Museum & Art Gallery £3 per child – advance booking required

£3

Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery – Ghost Walks

Peterborough Museum PriestgatePeterborough,

Stalk the streets this Halloween with our costumed guide to discover the eerie secrets of Peterborough's most haunted locations. Listen closely to the city's more morbid tales and keep an eye out for any ghastly apparitions who may appear as they hear their stories told... Not recommended for children under 8 or those of a nervous disposition. Tours last around ... Read More

£3 – £5
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Halloween Ghost Walks

Peterborough Museum PriestgatePeterborough,

Stalk the streets this Halloween with our costumed guide to discover the eerie secrets of Peterborough's most spooky locations. Listen closely to the city's more morbid tales and keep an eye out for any ghastly apparitions who may appear as they hear their stories told... Not recommended for children under 8 or those of a nervous disposition. Plese note these ... Read More

£3 – £16
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Halloween Ghost Walks

Peterborough Museum PriestgatePeterborough,

Stalk the streets this Halloween with our costumed guide to discover the eerie secrets of Peterborough's most spooky locations. Listen closely to the city's more morbid tales and keep an eye out for any ghastly apparitions who may appear as they hear their stories told... Not recommended for children under 8 or those of a nervous disposition. Plese note these ... Read More

£3 – £16
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Halloween Ghost Walks

Peterborough Museum PriestgatePeterborough,

Stalk the streets this Halloween with our costumed guide to discover the eerie secrets of Peterborough's most spooky locations. Listen closely to the city's more morbid tales and keep an eye out for any ghastly apparitions who may appear as they hear their stories told... Not recommended for children under 8 or those of a nervous disposition. Plese note these ... Read More

£3 – £16

Abingdon Park Museum – Haunted Halloween

Abington Park Museum Park Avenue SouthNorthampton,

Join us for a spooktacular day of fun with scary craft activities and a haunted trail around the museum. Try the witches brew at the refreshment stall if you dare and come dressed in your scariest costume. Suitable for children aged 12 and under. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Drop in, no booking required – ... Read More

£3
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Halloween Horror Night

Peterborough Museum PriestgatePeterborough,

Prepare to be entertained, enthralled and downright scared by a night of dramatised tours around the most haunted building in Peterborough. Hear about some of the Museum's ghostly stories by candlelight, but watch your backs and prepare to jump as you see the stories come to life in front of you. This is one of our scariest events this Halloween ... Read More

£6 – £16
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Halloween Ghost Walks

Peterborough Museum PriestgatePeterborough,

Stalk the streets this Halloween with our costumed guide to discover the eerie secrets of Peterborough's most spooky locations. Listen closely to the city's more morbid tales and keep an eye out for any ghastly apparitions who may appear as they hear their stories told... Not recommended for children under 8 or those of a nervous disposition. Plese note these ... Read More

£3 – £16

Halloween Train

Rushden Station Station Approach, Rushden, Rushden

Our Scary Halloween Train will be running again this year. Are you bold enough to join us on this journey to … ?

Rushden Transport Museum – Ghost Train!

Rushden Station John Clark Way, Rushden, Northamptonshire

Our Scary Halloween Train will be running again this year. Are you bold enough to join us on this journey to … ? Only £5 for Adults & £2.50 for Children Trains will run at 4.30 pm, 5.15PM, 6pm, 6.45pm & 7.30pm. Rushden Station Station Approach, Rushden, Northants, NN10 0AW

£2.50 – £5
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Halloween Ghost Walks

Peterborough Museum PriestgatePeterborough,

Stalk the streets this Halloween with our costumed guide to discover the eerie secrets of Peterborough's most spooky locations. Listen closely to the city's more morbid tales and keep an eye out for any ghastly apparitions who may appear as they hear their stories told... Not recommended for children under 8 or those of a nervous disposition. Plese note these ... Read More

£3 – £16
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Thrapston Farmers’ Market

Thrapston Farmers' Market is a monthly market which sells locally grown, reared and produced food and drink as well as plants, bird seed and kindling. We are a friendly, community-run market with plenty to choose for all tastes and budgets. Our market launched in 2014 and has become a popular event in the community calendar, attracting people from across the ... 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.

Peterborough Vegan Market

Peterborough Cathedral Square

We are back in Peterborough with another huge outdoor vegan market! About this event The Peterborough Vegan Market is back and we’re taking over Cathedral Square again! As usual, the event will feature a huge variety of vegan street food, artisan bakers, craft brewers, ethical jewellers, small-batch soapers, sustainable chandlers, local artists, zero-waste champions, environmental charities + loads more. See ... Read More

Free

Peterborough Cathedral – Christmas Silent Disco

Peterborough Cathedral

Dig out your Christmas jumper and join us for seasonal Silent Disco, with lots of Christmas hits to dance along to! Join us for our fantastically festive Christmas silent disco at Peterborough Cathedral with DJ Steve Walsh on the decks. There will be a Christmas channel and a classic disco channel too. There'll be a tuck shop where you can ... Read More

£6 – £7

Castle Theatre – Sleeping Beauty

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Get ready for the pantomime you've been dreaming of & awaken to a world of wonders this Christmas! Join us this Christmas as we transform the much-loved classic story into a fun-filled family panto, full of songs, dances and even a firey Dragon! Cursed by the jealous Wicked Queen on her 16th birthday, the beautiful Princess falls into a deep ... Read More

£10
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Thrapston Farmers’ Market

Thrapston Farmers' Market is a monthly market which sells locally grown, reared and produced food and drink as well as plants, bird seed and kindling. We are a friendly, community-run market with plenty to choose for all tastes and budgets. Our market launched in 2014 and has become a popular event in the community calendar, attracting people from across the ... Read More

Peterborough Cathedral – G4 Christmas Concert

Peterborough Cathedral

The singing group which found fame in TV's "X-Factor" come to the Cathedral to perform a seasonal show that's guaranteed to put people in the festive mood. The group will deliver timeless classics such as When A Child is Born, Silent Night and All I Want For Christmas, as well as delightful medleys to evoke the Christmas spirit, all delivered exquisitely in the magnificent ... Read More

£14.50 – £62.50

Rushden Lakes – Handmade and Vintage Fair

Rushden Lakes Rushden, Northamptonshire

Handmade and Vintage Fair is back this December. Located at the Central Boulevard, be sure to come down and have a chance to shop small, local traders, handmade artisan goods and vintage treasures!

Free

Peterborough Cathedral – A Christmas Lullaby

Peterborough Cathedral

Mezzo-soprano Gabriella Pineda-Rodrigues returns to Peterborough with a wonderful programme of Christmas arias and songs. Gabriella's programme will include Walking in the Air (Howard Blake), White Christmas (Irving Berlin), A New Year Carol (Benjamin Britten), and Songs for a New World: A Christmas Lullaby (Jason Robert Brownand) as well as pieces by Fauré, Reger and Howells and traditional Christmas songs from various countries. Tickets Tickets are £15 per person + booking ... Read More

£15
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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.

Saxby’s Cider – Local Producers Christmas Fair

Saxby's Cider The Cider YardGrange Farm, Farndish,

Join us on the cider yard at the farm with some local producers for some laidback shopping at our Christmas Fair. Expect food, drink, crafts and lots of festive gift ideas. The cider shop and bar will be open and we'll be serving festive drinks including hot mulled cider and hot toffee apple along with our usual ciders. We'll also ... Read More

Free

Brunch with Santa

Rushden Station Station Approach, Rushden, Rushden

Treat the Kids. Let them meet Santa and his Elves, share a Brunch with him, and receive a present. Times to be confirmed.

Sensory Brunch with Santa

Rushden Station Station Approach, Rushden, Rushden

For Children who have Sensory Needs Treat the Kids. Let them meet Santa and his Elves, share a Brunch with him, and receive a present. Times to be confirmed. Please contact the Catering Team to discuss your specific needs.

Castle Theatre – The Nutcracker

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

The Nutcracker is a family favourite at Christmas time and isone of the most delightful ways to discover the enchantment of ballet.The story of Clara, a girl on a magical Christmas Eve adventure,is accompanied by sparkling music and even dancing sweets! Watch the full company of The Royal Ballet in this much-loved ballet classic. Cast Akane Takada (The Sugar Plum Fairy), Cesar Corrales (The Prince), Christopher Saunders (Herr Drosselmeyer), Isabella ... Read More

£15 – £17

Peterborough Cathedral – Cathedral by Candlelight Tour

Peterborough Cathedral

The Cathedral is beautiful by daylight, but even more so by candlelight. Come and enjoy an after-hours guided tour in this most atmospheric of settings. Our experienced guides will take you through a building where history is especially acute as day turns into night. Follow in the footsteps of the monks whose lives were often lit by candles for prayer ... Read More

£12