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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

Easter Weekend on the NVR

Nene Valley Railway - 11 April - 13 April

Celebrate Easter Weekend bring the whole family along for Easter fun.

Stanwick Lakes Wildlife Explorers

Stanwick Lakes - 18 April @ 10:00 am
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One event on 9th November, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on 14th December, 2019 at 10:00 am

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

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

One event on 14th March, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 18th April, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 9th May, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 13th July, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 12th September, 2020 at 10:00 am

The Stanwick Lakes Wildlife Explorers is an RSPB group lead by volunteers, which provides the perfect location to observe wildlife, make friends and take part in all sorts of practical activities. From bark rubbing to hunting for mini-beasts, its perfect for children aged 5+. Meetings this year will involve time spent outdoors and there’s always the risk of brambles and nettles, so please make sure you come wearing sensible outdoor clothes – warm, waterproof and with wellies, if necessary. A drink…

Thomas Big Adventure

Nene Valley Railway - 17 May @ 11:15 am - 2:00 pm

Come and join Thomas on his Big Adventure, as he takes the main line to Peterborough with his special train. Collecting water at Peterborough, and passing through the haunted tunnel. Thomas fun for all the family on this very special trip. Ride behind Thomas on his special train as he takes the main line to Peterborough. Meet the Wansford Controller, and send a special Thomas letter home.

Dragons & Mythical Beasts

Royal and Derngate - 12 June @ 4:30 pm - 14 June @ 6:30 pm

Calling all brave heroes! Enter into a magical world of myths and legends in this fantastical new interactive show for all the family. Unveil a myriad of dark secrets and come face to face with some of the most magnificent monsters and terrifying beasts ever to walk the earth. Discover the colossal Stone Troll, the mysterious Indrik and Japanese Baku; the Tooth Fairy (not as sweet as you’d think), an adorable Unicorn and majestic Griffin. Take your place among legendary…

Pay and Play Archery

Nene Park - 13 June @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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One event on 13th June, 2020 at 10:00 am

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

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

One event on 19th September, 2020 at 10:00 am

Learn a new skill this year at our new monthly Pay and Play Archery event! Archery sessions will run throughout the day, offering multiple time slots which can be booked on site. The sessions will be held on Coney Meadow (between the Visitor Centre and Lynch Lake) and will last for 45 minutes. Participants must be 8 years + Cost just £5 per person The sessions are hosted by fully trained members of the Nene Outdoors team.

Oundle Food Festival

Oundle - 20 June @ 9:00 am

Oundle Food Festival remains one of the most popular dates in regional foodies’ diaries, when over 80 of the region’s finest independent food and drink producers as well as makers of kitchenware gather in the town's Market Place and New Street. They are all passionate about what they do, and the market provides a chance to understand and sample or try out their products.

Young boy with stick outdoor learning

Nature Tots at Nene Park

Nene Park - 22 June @ 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 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.

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.

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

Wild Home Educator Session

Nene Park - 13 July @ 1:15 pm - 3:15 pm
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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…

History Alive

- 1 August - 2 August

See history come to life before your eyes. Travel back in time for an exciting weekend of displays, demonstrations, and hands-on history. Tickets: £10 adults, under 18s go free. £10 ticket allows access to event on both days between the hours of 11am and 4pm on all pre-booked tickets.

UK Monster Truck Nationals

- 23 August

The Top UK Monster Truck Showdown! Monster Truck Freestyle action including caravan crushing & awesome BUS JUMPS!!! Plus, Pit Party, Monster Truck Rides and lots more family fun.

Junior Drag Racing Fun Day

- 27 August @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Santa Pod Raceway’s annual Junior Drag Racing Fun Day where admission to the Fun Day is totally free of charge – making it the ideal family day out during the summer holidays. There will Junior Dragsters and demonstration vehicles on the Track, car crushing monster trucks and stunts in the Live Action Arena, monster truck rides and other family activities on the programme include dodgems, trampolines, face-painting, bouncy castle, craft corner and movies playing on the big screen in Fuelers Bar.…


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

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

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!

Come and Meet the Settlers

Stanwick - 19 September @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Come and see local Viking re-enactors, the Bifrost Guard. Join in with Settlers’ Trails, Archery, Axe Throwing, and visit our historic Garden and Barn, plus much more for all the family. 10.30am – 4pm. Free event. Car parking charge applies. T: 01933 625522 www.stanwicklakes.org.uk

Flame and Thunder

- 31 October

Stunts & Drag Racing Family Firework Spectacular. Flame & Thunder is an action packed day for all the family featuring motorsport stunts and Drag Racing. Witness a huge gathering of jet vehicles and experience 300mph Nitro guzzling Top Fuel dragster along with cars and bikes from various classes of Drag Racing. Watch stunt displays including Monster Trucks, Drifting and Stunt Riders. The climax of the day will be a firework display and bonfire.

Fireworks Frenzy

- 7 November @ 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm

A spectacular afternoon/evening of Fireworks, Live action including Podzilla the Monster Truck, Stunt Display, Drifting, Bonfire, Fun Fair, catering and bar facilities, plus family entertainment. At Santa Pod we pride ourselves on delivering exciting events which are good value for money and our local visitors are especially important to us. To that end, Fireworks Frenzy is an event in addition to Saturday's Flame & Thunder, 26th October 2019. Fireworks Frenzy is primarily for our local residents and those just wanting to…

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