Easter Half Term

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Here are just some of our ideas to get you started with family fun this Easter half term. You can also check browse our calendar here.

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Bird competition!

For a chance to WIN annual membership to Stanwick Lakes, get your little ones to colour in the birds, take a phot and email kwilliams@east-northamptonshire.gov.uk. Print Bird colour in photo here!
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SPA Top Trumps

The Nene Valley is a brilliant place to enjoy the great outdoors, but it’s also vital for wildlife and the thousands of protected birds that spend their winters here. Because of this, specific gravel pits in the valley have been designated a Special Protected Area (SPA). The SPA stretches along the River Nene floodplain from Clifford Hill near Northampton downstream to Thorpe Waterville, north of Thrapston.  Learn more about the SPA with the Top Trumps game!

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World Of Dabbling Ducks!

This is a wonderful time to see wildlife, particularly for fans of our feathered friends. As the cold grip of the Arctic winter takes hold on the lakes, pools and marshes of Northern Europe and Russia, huge numbers of swans, ducks and geese retreat to the relative warmth of the UK. 

Check out the dabbling duck ID guide and enjoy a local walk and see what ducks you can find!

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50 Things to do before your 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.

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Country Parks

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

Country Parks

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Lyveden Way Walk

We have some great options for circular walks in the Nene Valley. Try the Lyveden Way and walk through part of the ancient Rockingham Forest and look out for wildlife at Fermyn Woods Country Park.

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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.

 Tree Trumps

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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.

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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. You can also enjoy 100 nature activities for families launched in time for summer!

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Delapré Easter Eggstravaganza!

27 March - 11 April. Hop along to Delapré Abbey this Easter to take part in a free, Covid-safe Easter egg hunt in the Walled Garden. 10am - 4pm. 

Find our more!

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Nene Wetlands Eggs-treme' Easter Trail

30 March - 8 April. Look for eggs around the lake, discover amazing egg facts and then take home a prize!

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Nenescape Nene Valley 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.

Try our quiz!

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Easter Egg Trail at Stanwick Lakes

Only £2.50 per trail. Want to get outside and close to nature? Take part in an exciting Easter egg trail to win a chocolatey treat. From 2 - 5 April. 10 am - 3 pm. No booking needed - payment will be taken on the day.
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Easter at Home

Celebrate Easter and enjoy some of these wonderful activities at home or in your outside space. Remember to adhere to Covid 19 restrictions when enjoying these activities!

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Nenescape Nene Valley 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.

Try our quiz!

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Nature Reserves

Explore sand pits, mud kitchens, outdoor gyms and  to encourage young minds to explore, create and discover!

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Nene Wetlands Pond Dipping and Mini-beasting Sessions

30 March - 7 April. Explore and find out more about the creepy crawlies of the Nene Wetlands, both above and below the water!

Nene Wetlands

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Holiday Trail

Complete a 'Pond Creatures' trail around Ferry Meadows this Easter Holidays!

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Northampton Active - Holiday Club

We are back this Easter for our Children’s Holiday Clubs! You can now book your space here!
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Ferry Meadows Easter Egg Hunt

The Easter Bunny has misplaced all of his Easter eggs! Can you help him find them in time? You will explore the Park looking for pictures that will lead you to your Easter egg prize at the end.

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Animals of Fermyn Woods Country Park

Butterflies and toads, lizards and newts and a red kite or two! Download a spotter sheet here! Visit the website for more information about events at Fermyn Woods Country Park.