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Summer Fun

Train running through beautiful countryside

Here are just some of our ideas to get you started with family fun this Summer!

50 Things to do before you're 11¾

50 Things to do before you’re 11¾

website maker 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.
All Aboard For Rushden

All Aboard For Rushden

website maker Rediscover Rushden and the app ‘All Aboard for Rushden!’ created back in 2018! It’s the perfect activity while we are taking our daily exercise! ‘All aboard for Rushden’ is a mobile phone app that has been designed to encourage use of the East Northamptonshire Greenway, a cycle path that links the town centre to Rushden Lakes. The free app is available in app stores and uses Artcodes technology, which allows users to scan pictures in order to link to content, in a similar way to a QR code. When users find the images along the Greenway, they link to pages that tell the story of the town.
Country Parks

Country Parks

website maker Get a glimpse of our fantastic wildlife and enjoy the fresh air at one of the many country parks.
Forestry England Tree Trumps

Forestry England Tree Trumps

website maker Discover who has the best trees in their hand by pitting them against each other in Forestry England’s Tree Trumps game.
Nene Valley Quiz

Nene Valley Quiz

website maker This is a beginner level quiz with just five questions that tests your general Nene Valley knowledge!
Nene Wetlands Drop In Crafts

Nene Wetlands Drop In Crafts

website maker Come and pop by our Nene Wetlands visitor centre to join in some take home autumnal wildlife crafts (suitable for ages 3+), including leaf rubbing bunting, wooden animals and decorating your own hedgehog bowl. We will have a variety of crafts available to provide fun for the family this school holiday, whilst also learning a bit about our wonderful wildlife in the Nene Wetlands and how you can help out the wildlife in your garden. Sessions will be running on the following dates: Monday 24th October Tuesday 25th October No booking required, please be aware maximum capacity restrictions will apply and craft activities may vary by day and availability.
Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre, The Boardwalk, Rushden Lakes, NN10 6FA
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Rainy Days

Rainy Days

website maker If the storm clouds are gathering and you’re looking for something to do, see our top pics for family fun!
Spooky Trail at Stanwick Lakes

Spooky Trail at Stanwick Lakes

website maker his October we will have a lovely spooky Halloween trail around our Solstice Lake. Suitable for all ages, the trail will involve a 45 mins – 1 hour walk (depending on your speed!) around Solstice Lake. Each ticket will provide the trail instructions and every child gets a Halloween prize at the end of the trail. There’s no need to book to do this – just buy your trail tickets at the reception desk in the visitor centre for £3.00 each.
Rockingham Forest Trust, Stanwick Lakes, Stanwick, NN9 6GY
01933 625522
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The Chester Haunted House Estate

The Chester Haunted House Estate

website maker Visit the carving station where our experts will be on hand to help you carve your perfect design (make all the mess here instead of at home!) ·     Visit the TERRIFYING haunted walkthrough (indoors) ·     Explore the estate as part of our pumpkin trail – and win a tasty prize at the end! You can take part in ALL activities above when purchasing our Halloween Activities Passport. Adults (who are not wishing to take a pumpkin or prize) are free or charge and there is no need to book. Each ticket is valid anytime between 10am and 3pm (the site will be open 10am – 4pm), you can arrive anytime between these times and there is no need to reserve car parking. Our café, shops, history museum and outdoor play area will be open throughout your visit. Tickets are limited each day and we are expecting to reach capacity, please ensure you pre book passports in advance.
Claudius Way, Little Irchester, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8 2DH
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