Attractions

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We have something to float everyone’s boat in the Nene Valley. Check out our list of attractions and start planning your itinerary now.

Adventure Rutland

Adventure Rutland

Delivers paddleboarding, kayaking and Archery at Yarwell Mill Country Park from April until October. Adventure Rutland presents AdventureNene – Stand up paddleboarding on the River Nene! Based at Yarwell Mill Country Park between April – September on selective weekends. Offering a variety of paddlesport activities at two beautiful River Nene locations along the scenic and tranquil Nene Valley. Friends and family can enjoy an instructor-led trip or simply hire a craft to spend quality time together. Recommended 90 minutes+ for water-based activities, (from £20pp). Suitable for small to medium-sized groups.
Canoe2

Canoe2

Hire a canoe and paddle down river for half a day to 5 days. Canoe2 offers a drop off and pick up service at the start or end of your trip, as required. The home of canoe hire, comfy camping and short breaks on Northamptonshire’s River Nene since 2010. Renowned for our levels of service on river trips and short breaks and now offering hire of swan pedalos and katakanoes on the lake at our new base at Rushden Lakes, where you’ll also find a great selection of cafes and restaurants to enhance your day out.
Rushden Lakes, NN10 6FH
01604 832115
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Flag Fen

Flag Fen

Flag Fen is famous for being the site of an ancient bronze age causeway, discovered by Time Team’s Francis Pryor. At Flag Fen, you can discover what life was like for our prehistoric ancestors in a reconstructed Bronze Age village. Developed about 3500 years ago, consisting of more than 60,000 timbers arranged in five very long rows, creating a wooden causeway across the wet fenland.
The Droveway, Peterborough. PE6 7QJ
01733 864468
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Jungle Parc

Jungle Parc

Choose from 40 different adventures. Try trekking on the tarzan swings, test your nerve on the zip wire or your balance on the wobbly logs.
Irchester Country Park, Gispsy Lane, Little Irchester, NN29 7DL
0844 879 4378
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Longthorpe Tower

Longthorpe Tower

Longthorpe Tower displays one of the most complete and important sets of 14th-century domestic wall paintings in northern Europe. This varied ‘spiritual encyclopaedia’ of worldly and religious subjects includes the Wheel of Life, the Nativity and King David. This site is managed by Vivacity Peterborough Culture and Leisure
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Middle Nene Sailing Club

Middle Nene Sailing Club

Sailing Club in Thrapston offering courses, training & races.
Meadow Lane, Thrapston, NN14 4QL
07775 717508
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Nene Outdoors

Nene Outdoors

Located on Gunwade Lake in Ferry Meadows, enjoy an extensive range of watersports and activities to suit the needs and abilities of members and visitors. Why not come along and try a variety of activities under the watchful eye of our professional instructors.
Ham Lane, Ferry Meadows, Peterborough, PE2 5UU
01733 230291
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Nene Valley Railway

Nene Valley Railway

Nene Valley Railway is the UK’s leading international steam attraction, based at Wansford Station, and covering the stations of Ferry Meadows, Orton Mere, Yarwell Junction, and Peterborough.
Wansford Station, Stibbington, Peterborough, PE8 6LR
01780 784444
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Northampton Active

Northampton Active

Offering whitewater and flatwater experiences along with a number of dryland activities, perfect for family days out as-well as an array of celebrations. For more information visit the website or contact the office.
Bedford Road, Northampton, NN4 7AA
01604 634040
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Northampton Saints

Northampton Saints

Northampton’s Rugby Football club dates back to 1880 and boasts world cup winning players.
Franklin’s Gardens, Weedon Road, Northampton NN5 5BG
01604 751543
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Northampton Town Football

Northampton Town Football

Official home to Northampton Town Football Club.
Sixfields Stadium, Northampton, NN5 5QA
0870 822 1997
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Oundle Golf Club

Oundle Golf Club

Formed in 1893 Oundle Golf Club is set in peaceful countryside just outside the delightful market town of Oundle. You will enjoy a testing round watched over by red kites, green woodpeckers and the occasional peacock and guinea fowl that wander onto the course from the adjoining farm.
Benefield Road, Oundle, Peterborough PE8 4EZ
01832 274882
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Planet Ice

Planet Ice

There is something for everyone at Planet Ice Peterborough – public skating, weekly disco sessions, parent & toddler sessions, courses that teach a wide variety of winter sports and disciplines (including figure skating, ice dancing, ice hockey & speed skating), ice hockey matches & training, birthday parties, group visits, school visits, private tuition, events, shows and performances!
Planet Ice Arena, 1 Mallard Road, Peterborough, PE3 8YN
01733 260 222
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Priestgate Vaults - Escape Room

Priestgate Vaults – Escape Room

Locked in a mysterious room with 60 minutes to get out. Do you have what it takes to escape?
Priestgate, Peterborough, PE1 1LF
01733 864663
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Railworld and Wildlife Haven

Railworld and Wildlife Haven

Railworld has a superb ‘OO’ gauge Model Railway layout, with a number of features. The wildlife haven is an intriguing place to explore and learn about nature and how to create habitat for native species.
Railworld, Oundle Road, Peterborough, PE2 9NR
01733 344240
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River Spirit SUP

River Spirit SUP

RIVER SPIRIT SUP offer tours, tuition and weekly club paddles from top qualified ASI instructors. With River Spirit SUP you will discover just how easy it really is to get fit and improve your health and vitality, whilst at the same time disconnecting from the crazy pace of day to day life! you will explore the veins of our country – the waterways… Discover and appreciate the peace, tranquillity and beauty the nature of our waterways has to offer us.
Wooddford Mill, Ringstead, Northamptonshore, NN14 4DU
07902799876
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Rushden Golf Club

Rushden Golf Club

Rushden Golf Course is attractive and challenging, with all the maturity expected from a course that has been played, developed and carefully kept for over 90 years. The 6200 yard par 71 course is suitable for golfers of all abilities.
Kimbolton Road, Chelveston, Wellingborough, Northants, NN9 6AN
01933 418511
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Sacrewell Farm

Sacrewell Farm

Sacrewell is a multi-award winning heritage farm attraction and 18th century watermill nestled between the historic city of Peterborough and the beautiful market town of Stamford.
Sacrewell, Thornhaugh, Peterborough, PE8 6HJ
01780 782254
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Santa Pod Raceway

Santa Pod Raceway

Santa Pod hosts 80 events annually including: Drag Racing, Modified Car Shows, VW Beetle & Campervan Festivals, Japanese Performance Car Shows, Retro & Classic Car Shows, Run What Ya Brung (RWYB) and Drift What Ya Brung (DWYB) public track days.
Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough, NN29 7XA
01234 782828
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Stanwick Lakes

Stanwick Lakes

Stanwick Lakes is a unique 750-acre nature reserve and is widely considered to be one of the region’s most imaginative outdoor activity destinations. It offers extensive play areas for families and includes acres of wide-open spaces and paths for nature lovers, walkers and cyclists. Stanwick Lakes is particularly known for wintering waterfowl. It has one of the largest reedbeds in Northamptonshire which is home to a variety of birds and invertebrates. Wildflower meadows support a wealth of butterflies and bees whilst Kingfishers are regularly spotted along the river banks.
Rockingham Forest Trust, Stanwick Lakes, Stanwick, Northants, NN9 6GY
01933 625522
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Welland Gliding Club

Welland Gliding Club

Based near Corby in the beautiful rolling Northamptonshire countryside, the Welland Gliding Club is the perfect club for those wishing to learn gliding or improve their gliding skills.
Lyveden Airfield, Harley Way, Brigstock, NN14 3JD
01933 313312
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