Half Term

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

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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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Outdoor Bingo at Delapré

Looking for a fun, FREE, family activity this half term? Come and play bingo in the grounds of the Abbey! Who will win the prize of being able to shout BINGO the loudest?
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Pond Dipping and Mini Beasting

Looking for half term activities for the kids? There are still spaces available for pond dipping and family forest school. Book here!
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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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Monks, Mischief and Marauders

School half-term hols are here again! Come to the Cathedral for a child-friendly look around with our special fun-packed guidebook Monks, Mischief and Marauders! Have a picnic on the Cathedral Green lawns. Children age 8 upwards can go up the tower. More info here! 

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Holiday Trail

Complete a trail around Ferry Meadows and claim a prize at the end!  Collect a trail sheet from the Visitor Centre and then hunt for questions as you walk around Ferry Meadows. £1 per sheet.

No need to book; just pop into the Visitor Centre to find out more.