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Check in at 5.30pm and canoes will depart from Canoe2’s base at Rushden Lakes. After a peaceful early evening paddle on the River Nene you will be met back at Rushden Lakes by your Wildlife Trust experts just as the bats are starting to come out. You’ll then be taken on a guided walk of the Nature Reserve as dusk settles. Everyone will have the opportunity to use a bat detector which picks up the ultrasonic frequencies used by bats…
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…
A popular family event in partnership with Northamptonshire County Council's 'Cycle Northants'.
Meet outside The Talbot Hotel. Enjoy a free guided walk of Oundle. Learn more about a noisy well, a puking infant, pubs galore and a modern monstrosity!
The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, with Peterborough Male Voice Choir and Peterborough Voices, present a breathtaking programme of music by Mendelssohn, Brahms and Wagner in the spectacular setting of Peterborough Cathedral.
Autumn is one of the most enjoyable seasons to run as the temperatures start to cool down. The Autumn Run at Stanwick Lakes is ideal for the recreational runner perhaps entering a run for the first time or the competitive runner looking to start their training for next year. For those who have not run here before -it is the ideal running course with purpose built tracks and the additional feature of being on a nature reserve with stunning views and in…
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.
Although largely forgotten, Northampton has a fascinating history. Many events that shaped Britain took place within its walls. Our tour takes you through its medieval streets, to the sites of long lost buildings and surprising survivors, where you will hear tales of Saxons and Vikings, Kings and Castles, Rebels and Treachery. You will also hear about Northampton’s medieval trades, how it became a centre for religion and one of the first universities in England as well as long-forgotten battles and…
Enjoy a guided tour around the village and learn more about the final place of imprisonment of Mary, Queen of Scots, who tried and executed in the castle in 1587. Start outside Church of St Mary and All Saints. Free. Booking essential. T: 01832 742064.
The Northamptonshire Natural History Society are proud to present ‘Monster Soup - the Exhibition', an exciting set of displays that will explore the microscopic world of our rivers and lakes. Thanks to a Nenescape community grant, there will be a celebratory exhibition and displays over 18 - 20 September as part of the Nene Valley Festival and Heritage Open Days weekend.
Come along and see model trains, cars and boats, live O'Gauge, trade stands, refreshments and more!
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
2.15 pm start. Meet at Market Hall (East end). ‘All bilded in stone’, three tuns, spicy camel, graceful grocers, wild and wonderful heads, yet more pubs!
Join the RSPB for a walk around Stanwick Lakes to learn about it’s resident and migrant birds. If you own binoculars, please feel free to bring them, if not the RSPB will bring spares! Please wear suitable outdoor clothing for the weather, approximately 4k walk, wheelchair accessible. Car parking charges apply.