Easter Fun

Here are some great ideas for family fun in the Nene Valley this Easter!

50 Things to do before you're 11¾

50 Things to do before you’re 11¾

Get your kids closer to nature with ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’. There’s plenty of outdoor activities to do all year round, from watching the sunset to creating some wild art. Plan your next adventure here.
78 Derngate

78 Derngate

The house was remodelled by the world-famous designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh in his iconic Modernist style. The gallery upstairs is free to enter and has a series of exhibitions throughout the year. The dining room and the in-house boutique restaurant offers a full range of delicious contemporary cuisine. From a coffee to a light lunch, full afternoon tea or a delicious meal – The Dining Room is sure to delight.
82 Derngate, Northampton, NN1 1UH
01604 603407
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Bringing the Nene to you

Bringing the Nene to you

Nenescape and One to One Development Trust worked together to collect stories, memories, films, photos and artwork of people’s connections to the Nene. See the website and explore a digital section of the river here.
Country Parks

Country Parks

Get a glimpse of our fantastic wildlife and enjoy the fresh air at one of the many country parks.
Cycling

Cycling

Learn more about cycling for beginners with lots of information on easy bike maintenance etc. from our Cycle Northants friends.
Delapré Abbey

Delapré Abbey

Northampton’s hidden treasure located just a mile or so from the town centre is alive with the possibilities of the present and surrounded by the echoes of the past. There’s something for everyone in and around this fascinating building from guided tours, education visits, events, theatre productions, exhibitions and special displays.
Delapré Abbey Preservation Trust, Abbey Cottage, London Road, Northampton, NN4 8AW
01604760817
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Forestry England Tree Trumps

Forestry England Tree Trumps

Discover who has the best trees in their hand by pitting them against each other in Forestry England’s Tree Trumps game.
Froglife

Froglife

Take part in conserving wildlife from home! Get dug into a new Wildlife Pond Visualiser App, dig a new pond and see if you can have new visitors to your garden!
Wooden bird house in a tree

Gardening for wildlife

Your garden is a mini nature reserve! Learn how to make it a great home for wildlife with the RSPB.
Have a budding angler?

Have a budding angler?

The Angling Trust’s new Fishing Buzz website is full of information, resources, craft ideas and more for the young (and more mature) anglers in your family.
Join the virtual library

Join the virtual library

If you wish to access e-books, e-audiobooks, e-newspapers and e-magazines, and also every resource in Northamptonshire Archive Services’s online reference section, without becoming a full library member, you can become a Virtual library member.
Kids Adventure Days

Kids Adventure Days

Keep the kids active this summer with our holiday club at Frontier Centre. Try a range of adventurous activities such as Climbing, Archery, Paddle sports, Bushcraft, Orienteering, High Ropes and much more.
Leanne Conroy's colouring sheets

Leanne Conroy’s colouring sheets

Download nature-inspired line drawings by local artist Leanne Conroy to colour. Staying within the lines is not required!
Let's Fish!

Let’s Fish!

Ever wanted to learn to fish but didn’t know where to start? Enjoy one of our free, award-winning Let’s Fish! events. Learn to fish with our team of professionally qualified angling coaches. All the bait and equipment is provided, so all you need to do is book in and turn up on the day.
Lockdown Learning with NFU

Lockdown Learning with NFU

Teaming up with EatFarmNow, #LockdownLearning brings the world of food and farming and the joy of being out on the farm and in the countryside to the comfort of your own home during the current lockdown.
Movies By The Lake

Movies By The Lake

Set in our intimate outdoor theatre at Stanwick Lakes, enjoy the magic of cinema with a unique outdoor screening of this beautiful and epic film.
Nene Park

Nene Park

Enjoy activities and trails for the six weeks of school summer holidays to keep all the family busy and entertained. From explorer challenges, trails and our ‘Big Summer Hunt’ to archery, cycle skills and our full range of watersports pay and play activities, there is something for everyone to enjoy at Nene Park this summer. Find out more about what’s on offer,
Nene Valley Quiz

Nene Valley Quiz

This is a beginner level quiz with just five questions that tests your general Nene Valley knowledge!
Nenescape's Nene Valley Kids Quiz

Nenescape’s Nene Valley Kids Quiz

Welcome to our first quiz! This is a beginner level quiz with just five questions that tests your general Nene Valley knowledge, and over the coming weeks we’ll be writing new ones on a range of different topics to see how you get on. They’re all just for fun.
Northampton Active

Northampton Active

If you are looking for adventurous activities on water our friends at Nene Active have a variety that you can choose from.
Notice 3 things in nature

Notice 3 things in nature

Started by our good friends Outdoor Tribe, venture out to the garden or go for your daily walk and notice 3 things in nature. You might like to try a daily theme such as birds or bees!
Young boy with stick outdoor learning

PECT nature school

PECT has created a multitude of resources to enhance your children’s understanding of the world around them and to enable them to discover more about the environment. Our new Nature’s School resource is all about bringing families together to enjoy, appreciate and protect their time together. By doing so it can have a positive effect on physical and mental health and ultimately our natural environment as well.
Peterborough Museum

Peterborough Museum

Join the Summer Family Festival of Fun all over the city this summer, we have dinosaurs, acrobatics, Romans and lots more, see our timetable for full list of events.
Pond dipping & minibeasting

Pond dipping & minibeasting

Explore and find out more about the creepy crawlies of the Nene Wetlands, both above and below the water. Lots of crafts activities on offer too!
Rushden Lakes

Rushden Lakes

From big brand fashion to local independents, Rushden Lakes has something for everyone. Everyday essentials meet fashion favourites, and all of this is combined with the great outdoors and lots of delicious places to eat, drink and relax.
Rushden Lakes, Rushden, NN10 6AR
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Settlers of the Nene Valley at home

Settlers of the Nene Valley at home

The Settlers project team members have prepared workbooks and craft videos for you to download. Try some of the activities that have been enjoyed by ‘young settlers’ at local primary schools.
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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Stay In Work Out with Sport England

Stay In Work Out with Sport England

Find lots of fun and creative ideas on how to get active at home, with exclusive offers and workouts from content providers such as Les Mills on Demand, Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) and FiiT. Visit website here.
Top Trumps

Top Trumps

Remember the 80s/90s when Top Trumps was the best game ever? Well we’ve worked with our Wildlife Trust friends on this SPA bird game you can print at home!
Walks

Walks

An extensive network of footpaths and bridleways allow you to plan anything from a short walk to a full day’s hike. Download a range of maps to help you find your way.
Wildlife Trust videos and activities

Wildlife Trust videos and activities

Get inspiration for a wildlife journal, learn about the nature in your garden and much more with the Wildlife Trust.
EASTER EVENTS