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Festival of Power

- 10 April - 12 April

An action packed Easter weekend of family Drag Racing entertainment including Top Fuel Dragsters, Nitro Funny Cars, Jet Cars and National Drag Racing. Plus all things powerful off track including Monster Trucks, Stunt Displays and more.

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

Wildlife Trust Paddles

Rushden Lakes - 11 April @ 6:15 am - 10:00 am
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One event on 18th April, 2020 at 6:15 am

One event on 25th April, 2020 at 6:15 am

​Canoe2 have linked up with The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire in an exciting partnership giving you the chance to experience nature on the River Nene in a very different way. The partnership provides two unique opportunities to combine a relaxing paddle along the river with unique insights into the local nature from Wildlife Trust experts. Dawn Chorus Early Morning River Paddle. Saturday 11th April 2020 Saturday 18th April 2020 Saturday 25th April 2020 Arrive at Rushden Lakes…

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…

black and white photo of Northampton Town Centre in Victorian times

Medieval Northampton Tours

Chalk Lane Car Park - 19 April @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on 16th February, 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on 22nd March, 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on 19th April, 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on 17th May, 2020 at 10:30 am

Although largely forgotten or ignored, 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…

*Postponed* Monster Soup – the microscopic world of rivers

Humfrey Rooms - 25 April @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Due to the coronavirus, Monster Soup has been delayed until 4 July. We will reassess this at the beginning of June. The Northamptonshire Natural History Society are proud to present ‘Monster Soup’, an exciting series of workshops that will explore the microscopic world of our rivers and lakes. Thanks to a Nenescape community grant, there will be a series of Saturday sessions, starting on 4 July, with a celebratory exhibition and displays over 18 - 20 September as part of…

RSPB Dawn Chorus Walk

- 3 May @ 6:00 am - 8:30 pm

Join local RSPB volunteers on international Dawn Chorus Day for an early morning bird walk to experience the morning chorus of birds and learn to identify the key songsters.

FIA The Main Event

- 22 May - 25 May

FIA European Drag Racing Championships Inc FIM Europe Drag Bikes. Round 1 of the FIA/FIM European Championships is one of Santa Pod's most prestigious Drag Race meetings. This hugely popular, televised extravaganza features over 200 teams and 17 classes of cars and bikes including the sports F1 class – 8000bhp Top Fuel Dragsters accelerating 0-100mph in less than 1 second, making this event unrivalled for both the quality and quantity of racing. As well as the Drag Racing there's fun…

Preb Fest

The Prebendal Manor House - 30 May @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

We are delighted to host a music gig on Saturday 30th May 2020. Featured artists include Dessie Magee. Tickets and further details can be found here: http://www.excellar.co.uk/blog/preb-fest-2020

The Vauxhall Show

- 31 May

With Run What Ya Brung on Saturday 30th May 2020. Vauxhalls take over Santa Pod with Vauxhall only RWYB, club displays, Show & Shine, Jet Car and more! The famous Griffin comes to Santa Pod in the form of The Vauxhall Show welcoming everything from performance Vauxhall Astras to custom Viva’s to the drag strip and show ground alike. As well as being renowned for reliability, affordability and even modify-ability(!?), Vauxhalls have become a popular choice for everyone from new…


- 7 June

With Saturday Night Special RWYB on Saturday 6th June 2020 A car show where it doesn’t matter whether you drive a Nissan Micra or a race spec Evo, ride a GSXR or a Yamaha R1. All Japanese cars and bikes are welcome at Jap show. No matter what you like about the scene there is something for everyone with the relaxed pace of the Show Paddock, club displays and trade area. For those that like the louder side of life we have…

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.

BMW Show

- 14 June

with Saturday Night Special RWYB Saturday 13th June 2020. The BMW Car Show at Santa Pod Raceway welcomes all BMWs - race cars, show cars, modern, retros, classics, new minis and BMW bikes. BMWs have all the right elements to make great drag and drift cars. Powerful engines, rear-wheel drive and stable handling all add up to unbeatable straight-line and sideways fun. It's no wonder so many BMW owners are hooked on Run What Ya Brung and Drift What Ya…

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.

The Fast Show Reloaded

- 28 June

Car Show With Saturday Night Special Run What Ya Brung on Saturday 27th June 2020. Fast Show fans can rejoice at the addition of Fast Show Reloaded with a prime summer date! Enjoy RWYB, stunts, club displays, Jet Car, FWD Drag Series, live entertainment, and lots more. A car show for vehicles of all shapes and sizes, the show offers another opportunity to get your car on the famed quarter mile or on display in the Autoglym Show & Shine…

The Ford Show

- 5 July

With Run What Ya Brung on Saturday 4th July 2020. The blue oval takes over Santa Pod at a car show for Fords of all types, classic ford and modern. With RWYB, Ford Drag Demos, club displays, live entertainment, stunts and lots more! Founded in 1903, we’ve seen our fair share of Ford models on the drag strip in our 52 years and they are still popular today in the National championship ranks. Fords of all shapes and sizes can…

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.

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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…

Summer Nationals

- 18 July - 19 July

National Drag Racing Championships featuring the MSA British Championship for Pro Mod. A huge variety of race cars and bikes will keep the track action packed all day long.

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