Easter Fun

Train running through beautiful countryside

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

Photo of Stanwick Lakes

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.

Photo of Stanwick Lakes

Country Parks

Get a glimpse of our fantastic wildlife and enjoy the fresh air at one of the many country parks, topped off with a cup of tea and cake!

Country Parks

Photo of Stanwick Lakes

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.

Photo of Stanwick Lakes

Nature Reserves

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

Photo of Stanwick Lakes

Delaprés Chocolate Factory

Saturday 4th – Thursday 9th &
Tuesday 14th – Sunday 19th April.
Every half hour between 11am and 4pm.

Tickets
£5, £2.50 for adult chaperones.

Explore the Delapré Chocolate Factory solving puzzles and enjoying sweet treats along the way.

Look out for Mr Delapré and his helpers and if you spot a golden ticket a chocolate experience awaits!

London Road, Northampton, NN4 8AW

Delapré Abbey

Photo of Stanwick Lakes

Stanwick Lakes Wildlife Explorers!

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+.

Enjoy this Easter did session uncovering the world of underground animals!

Stanwick, NN9 6GY.

Photo of Stanwick Lakes

Easter Family Fun Day

Come and join in the fun on Easter Monday with craft activities, a special Easter trail and an Egg Hunt! £3 per child. 

Peterborough Cathedral, Cathedral Office, Minster Precincts, Peterborough PE1 1XS

Photo of Stanwick Lakes

Easter Weekend on the NVR

Take a Steam hauled trip along the NVR over the  Easter Bank Holiday weekend. Change trains at  Yarwell, Wansford, Overton, Orton Mere and Peterborough for a trip in our Swedish Railcar. 

Wansford Station, Stibbington, Peterborough, PE8 6LR

Book here 

Photo of Stanwick Lakes

Dip Into The World Of Dabbling Ducks!

Winter 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!