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Get involved with hands-on activities for all ages including pond-dipping in the moats, counting butterflies in the long grass or graffiti hunting around the garden lodge. Activities vary from week to week, check out the website for more details. This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue. Free event (admission applies)
Rushden Greenway, between High St and Crown Way. Bring your smartphone or tablet to the Greenway in Rushden and discover some interesting characters from Rushden’s past, including the strong-minded suffragettes and the cracking story of an egg delivery lady. Scan all the railway stop signs at least once to enter a competition to win a prize worth at £100. Download the ‘All Aboard for Rushden’ app from your usual app store to get started.
10am to 4pm. Enjoy a self-led trail around the park looking for interesting River Nene Facts! Available at the Kingfisher Café.
We are also extremely excited to be teaming up with Northampton Filmhouse for Downton At Delapré, a chance to combine your Downton Abbey cinema ticket with an exclusive upstairs/downstairs tour at Northampton’s 900-year-old hidden gem for just £20. The tour will culminate with drinks and refreshments in the our stunning Victorian rooms, before you make your way to the Filmhouse to watch the film itself. The tour and cinema ticket package is available on the following days: Friday 13 September 12pm…
Tour the historic 1884 Albion Brewery and see where and how Phipps' Northamptonshire heritage beers and gin are produced. Learn how the central position of Northampton at the junction of the navigable River Nene and the Grand Union canal attracted many large breweries to the town in the 19th century. Stay a while in the Albion Brewery bar after the tour to sample the drinks created in the building.
A pipistrelle bat can eat over 3000 insects in one night, which makes them very useful to farmers who are worried about insects damaging their crops. We’ve invited Antony from the Cambridgeshire Bat Group to come and lead a walk around the farm to see which species of bat we have living here. He’ll give us an introductory talk about bats and their ecology, before we head off around on our walk (as the sun sets). He’ll also provide bat detectors…
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…