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Hands on History

- 7 April @ 10:30 am - 8 April @ 3:30 pm

Join us this Easter. Discover what is was like for Ancient British Settlers to live in the Nene Valley! Free event.

Easter Egg Trail

- 10 April @ 10:00 am - 13 April @ 4:00 pm

Follow the clues around the Solstice Lake to win a prize! Pick up your clue sheet from the Visitor Centre and return to collect your prize

Young boy with stick outdoor learning

Nature Tots at Nene Park

Nene Park - 13 April @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on 9th March, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 23rd March, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 27th April, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 11th May, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 25th May, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 8th June, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 22nd June, 2020 at 10:00 am

A fun monthly outdoor parent and toddler group. Each session has a nature theme and will include a messy craft activity, time to explore the beautiful outdoors, story and song time.

Two young boys sat in a shelter built from sticks in a wood

Wild Home Educator Session

Nene Park - 13 April @ 1:15 pm - 3:15 pm
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One event on 13th April, 2020 at 1:15 pm

One event on 11th May, 2020 at 1:15 pm

One event on 8th June, 2020 at 1:15 pm

One event on 13th July, 2020 at 1:15 pm

Here at Ferry Meadows, we run a 2 hour session on the second Monday of every month for home schooled children. Each session will have curriculum and nature focused activities, with each month having a different theme. Adults must accompany their children and all participating children need to have booked a space. We will be going outside for part of the session, so do please come suitably dressed for the weather. We now also have a private Facebook group that…

Design & make a fused glass tealight holder

Stanwick Lakes - 28 April @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

During this workshop you will be shown a range of techniques & get to experience a wide variety of types of glass to design your own tea light holder with. All materials & equipment included. No previous experience necessary. After the workshop, your work will be fired & returned to Stanwick Lakes the following week for you to collect. 6 spaces available.

Art in the Park

Abington Park Museum - 9 May - 21 June

The annual open exhibition is in its 59th year in 2020, having started in 1961. The exhibition is open to all artists in Northamptonshire. Most work featured will also be available for sale. Application forms will be available from Monday 27 January. Closing date for submissions is Sunday 26 April. Free admission.

Rustic Furniture Making – 2 Day Course

- 9 May - 10 May

This introductory Green Woodwork course is an ideal opportunity to try a great traditional craft by making a piece of charming rustic furniture . You’ll start this course by being given pieces of a simple ash log and end it with your own unique, hand crafted, rustic stool or small table! Traditional tools and techniques will be used throughout the two days, including froes, shave horses and drawknives. By the end of the first day you will have produced all…

*CANCELLED* Workbridge Craft Fair

Workbridge - 16 May @ 10:00 am

*The Workbridge Craft Fair has been cancelled* Come and celebrate Workbridge turning 40! Workbridge was set up on 10th June 1980. To celebrate being 40 years old, we're hosting a big celebration of our own at our next Craft Fair on Saturday 16th May, 10am - 4pm. Join us, along with over 40 independent stall holders, for a fun-filled day of crafts. Browse and buy a range of handmade and one of a kind products made by talented crafts persons…

Spoon Carving – 1 Day Introduction

- 26 June
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until 27th June, 2020

Wooden spoons have been carved for thousands of years and, for most of the population, continued as an eating utensil until relatively recently. ‘Spoon’ was originally an Anglo-Saxon word that meant ‘a chip of wood’. Spoon carving requires only a few tools and within hours you can create a unique and practical item from a wooden log! On this 1 day introductory course you will begin by learning how to cleave the wood and use an axe to produce your…

Oundle International Festival

Oundle - 9 July @ 9:00 am - 18 July @ 9:00 pm

Oundle International Festival has attracted a growing audience from the local community, and further afield with an exciting  programme that includes jazz, folk and world music alongside classical repertoire, and related programming in other art forms.

Dragstalgia

- 10 July - 12 July

Santa Pod goes back to the way we were with Dragstalgia, a weekend dedicated to drag racing, hot rods and bikes from a bygone era with classic dragsters and funny cars, altereds, hot rods, American muscle and more. There will be Championship Drag Racing and Run What Ya Brung sessions on the track and off track there will be Show & Shine, Live Music, Traders, Cracklefest, Historic Car Display and more.

Wood Carving Course

- 11 July

Have you ever wanted to learn the traditional craft of Wood Carving? This one day course is suitable for those just starting out and also for carvers who would like to develop their skills further. The day starts with the introduction of the tools and techniques and materials used for making a wood carving by hand. This will be followed by a small carving project to become familiar with the basic skills. After lunch, you will move on to a…

T Rex : The Killer Question

Peterborough Cathedral - 20 July @ 12:00 am - 31 August @ 12:00 am

Enjoy a touring exhibition from The Natural History Museum which tackles the monster mystery of how T. rex might have obtained its food. Was it a ferocious hunter or a mere scavenger? Could it have been something in between – an opportunist and an ambush predator relying on easy pickings? The exhibition encourages visitors to look closer at T. rex – its size, the power in its legs, the length of its arms, the sharpness of its teeth, its keen…

Bug Jam 34

- 24 July - 26 July

A true VW festival in every sense of the word, with a vibrant and fun atmosphere, bringing to life the very essence of VW and Campervan culture. Europe’s largest VW Show incorporates an eclectic mix of all things VW, with drag racing, Run What Ya Brung, nightlife, Show & Shine, comedy, stunt displays, fun fair, massive trade village, Retrojumble and much more.

Cyclefest

- 12 September @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

A popular family event in partnership with Northamptonshire County Council's 'Cycle Northants'.

Heritage Family Fun Day

Rushden Lakes - 13 September @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come along and enjoy a family fun day at Rushden Lakes and discover more about the local heritage in the nearby towns of Rushden and Higham Ferrers. Enjoy an array of interesting stalls, fun entertainment and competitions, displays, activities, crafts and much more! Rushden Lakes. NN10 6FH. 10am - 4pm. Free activities. Free parking (up to 5 hours). T: 07398 986951.

Basket Making Introductory Course

- 19 September

Our one day Basket Making course is the perfect introduction to one of the oldest crafts known, basket remains dating back to 8,000BC have been found in Egypt! Until the early part of the 20th century Northamptonshire had many family businesses who made their living from basket making. Our course at Stanwick Lakes is only two miles from Raunds, where 5 generations of the Shaw family made baskets and hampers and had their own osier beds in Raunds Meadows. During…

Model Weekend

Rushden Station - 19 September @ 10:00 am - 20 September @ 4:00 pm

Come along and see model trains, cars and boats, live O'Gauge, trade stands, refreshments and more!

Wood Carving Course

- 17 October
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until 18th October, 2020

Have you ever wanted to learn the traditional craft of Wood Carving? This one day course is suitable for those just starting out and also for carvers who would like to develop their skills further. The day starts with the introduction of the tools and techniques and materials used for making a wood carving by hand. This will be followed by a small carving project to become familiar with the basic skills. After lunch, you will move on to a…

Spoon Craving – 1 Day Introduction

- 22 October

Wooden spoons have been carved for thousands of years and, for most of the population, continued as an eating utensil until relatively recently. ‘Spoon’ was originally an Anglo-Saxon word that meant ‘a chip of wood’. Spoon carving requires only a few tools and within hours you can create a unique and practical item from a wooden log! On this 1 day introductory course you will begin by learning how to cleave the wood and use an axe to produce your…

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