Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway Museum

Rickileigh Edwards

Get your steam and diesel loco fix here! The museum is home to a collection of exhibits and artefacts, along with many other interesting displays. Address: Irchester Country Park, Irchester NN29 7DL

Crusader Boats

Rickileigh Edwards

Discover the River Nene in Northampton The two-hour river trip will start from Becket’s Park in Northampton town centre running both up and down stream. This trip has full access for wheelchair users. This event is not suitable for very young children. Well-behaved owners with pets welcome. Address: Crusader Boats, Becket’s Park, Northampton NN1 5NL

78 Derngate Heritage Open Days

Rickileigh Edwards

The Charles Rennie Mackintosh House Experience a 30-minute guided tour of The Charles Rennie Mackintosh House at 78 Derngate and see original features among some astonishing and unique interiors in an ordinary Georgian house made extraordinary by the world-renowned Glaswegian architect, artist and designer. Address: The Charles Rennie Mackintosh House, 78 Derngate, Northampton, NN1 1UH

Archives and heritage building tour and 1970s Northampton promo film

Rickileigh Edwards

There will be three tours of the archive building, also demonstrations of what activities go on behind the scenes with selection of archives for preservation, digitising large material, and conserving the documents to preserve them for future use. These need to be booked in advance. Tours will run at 9:15am, 10:30am  and 11:45am  and will be limited to 12 participants … Read More

Have you planned your visit to Chester House Estate yet?

The team are very excited to welcome visitors and there’s lots to see and do as you explore this very special attraction that’s been described as Northamptonshire’s jewel in the crown. The opening comes after many years of restoration work on a historical riverside site which can trace its occupation back an amazing 10,000 years. The Chester House Estate is … Read More

‘Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.’ Albert Camus

Changing colours in the trees, the crackling of leaves underfoot and different scents in the air, Autumn is a season for the senses. Although the temperatures may feel as though they’re dipping after our Indian summer, there’s a comfort in reuniting with a favourite jacket, pulling on your boots and striding out in these autumn days. Kicking your way through … Read More

Sausage & Cider Festival

Adrian Oates

Enjoy a wide selection of sausages cooked by our staff, alongside a spectrum of delicious tasty ciders, or real ale, if you prefer. What better way to spend a Bank Holiday. Free entry

Dan Rhodes: Behind The Magic

Adrian Oates

Join Dan Rhodes, the awe-inspiring 18-year-old close-up magician, for a live performance of mind-blowing illusions and remarkable magic tricks to entertain the whole family.  In this, his debut book, The Magic, Dan brings together the love and joy he has continually derived from magic, from the very first moment he received a magic kit from his parents when he was … Read More

Magic Paul Show

Adrian Oates

Join Magic Paul who has a passion for making people laugh, and especially for using magic. He has performed for The Queen, travelled all over the world and even had his own magic television show! There will be two Magic shows to book throughout the day: Magic Show 1 (at 11am) – Magic Paul has lost his bunny rabbit! Can you help him get … Read More

Where the Crawdads Sing (15)

Adrian Oates

From the best-selling novel comes a captivating mystery, Where the Crawdads Sing tells the story of Kya, an abandoned girl who raised herself to adulthood in the dangerous marshlands of North Carolina. For years, rumours of the ‘Marsh Girl’ haunted Barkley Cove, isolating the sharp and resilient Kya from her community. When a young man from the town is found … Read More