Holiday Trail

Adrian Oates

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. Return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. Available every day during the Easter School Holidays from 10am – 4:00pm. £1 per sheet. No need to book; … Read More

Lace Wars Rebellion Event at the Chester House Estate

Adrian Oates

Lace Wars re-enactment group portrays life during the Eighteenth-Century. ​They specialise in the period 1740-1760, in particular the Jacobite Rebellion, but they have also been known to dabble with events based on smugglers, highwaymen and other ne’er-do-wells! They stage events throughout the year at historic sites in the UK and will be visiting The Chester House Estate on 23rd and 24th … Read More

Open Water Swimming

Adrian Oates

We welcome all swimmers to our regular weekly sessions every Thursday 5:30-7:00pm. Open water swimming is one of the fastest growing sports in the country combining an opportunity to improve fitness with an enjoyment of the outdoors.  Whether you are training for a triathlon or just want to take part in an activity which is sociable as well as good … Read More

Dinosaurs in the Park

Adrian Oates

An adventure-filled family day out Dinosaurs in the Park takes you to a land of prehistoric times where kids will come face to face with huge, moving, roaring dinosaurs. Step into a world where prehistoric giants roam and ferocious predators lurk, and make the school holidays memorable for the whole family. With 35 life-sized, moving and roaring dinosaurs, a Dino-Fun-Zone, … Read More

T.rex: The Killer Question

Adrian Oates

See moving and roaring animatronic dinosaurs from the Natural History Museum, London, inside 900-year-old Peterborough Cathedral. ‘T.rex: The Killer Question’ is a touring exhibition from the Natural History Museum, London. It tackles the monster mystery: was T. rex a ferocious hunter or a mere scavenger? The exhibition includes several roaring and moving animatronic dinosaurs, one of which is a three-quarter … Read More

Dexterity Dance: Showcase 2022

Adrian Oates

Performed by Estha Jones Dance Company. Dexterity dares to be different, creating shows with themes that challenge the way in which children view and understand the world. Directed by Estha Jones, the eclectic dance performance explores ideas of sustainability and the future of our beautiful planet. Searching with hope for life beyond earth and discovering the science that will lead … Read More

“Medieval Gardens, including the Monastery Garden”

Adrian Oates

This is an invitation to join us for an illustrated talk by Michael Brown. The talk begins at 2 pm in the visitor centre but Michael will be in our heritage garden to show you around from 1 pm and you can also get refreshments from our cafe. The event is free, but admission is by ticket only. Book early … Read More

Dexterity Dance: Showcase 2022

Adrian Oates

Dexterity dares to be different, creating shows with themes that challenge the way in which children view and understand the world. Directed by Estha Jones, the eclectic dance performance explores ideas of sustainability and the future of our beautiful planet. Searching with hope for life beyond earth and discovering the science that will lead us successfully to a better future.

Party at the Wharf

Adrian Oates

Join us for Oundle’s “party of the year” – a fantastic evening of music and fun under the stars. Whether you just want to relax with friends, enjoy your own picnic, visit one of the food stalls or let the kids enjoy some of the extra entertainments, the Wharf is the place to be. A bar stocked with drinks, including … Read More

Get Drawing at Chester House

Adrian Oates

We so often hear of the fear of drawing. Get Drawing aims to banish those fears through simple and guided tasks and instructions to help you learn new skills and improve on existing ones, in this enjoyable small group series at The Chester House Estate, Irchester. Each session is bookable individually and has a different theme and stands alone, but … Read More