Northants Open Studios Pop Up at Chester House

Adrian Oates

Pop Up Exhibition as part of the Northants Open Studios Art Festival across the County. Meet the artists and see a range of artworks ranging from photography, textiles, ceramics, collage and painting. Set within the beautiful Threshing Barn at Chester House, there’s sure to be something for everyone.

Apple and Ale – Food Festival

Rickileigh Edwards

Join us for Lyveden’s first Apple and Ale Festival, discover producers of local ciders, beers and other foody delights. Discover local ciders, beers, and other foody treats at Lyveden’s first Apple and Ale Festival. Take a volunteer-led tour of Thomas Tresham’s garden and buy heritage-variety apples from Lyveden’s own orchard.

Wings and Waves at Stanwick Lakes

Adrian Oates

Visit Stanwick Lakes for a variety of art inspired by nature made by the Northants Open Studio artists. A Pop-up weekend event where you can meet the artists, see their stalls and demonstrations of textile art to digital painting during the Heritage Open Days event.

Northants Open Studio – Pytchley Church Group Exhibition

Adrian Oates

Six local artists are taking part in a group exhibition at a Pytchley Church to create a wonderful display of artwork. From various styles of paintings to glass, there is something for everyone. Open both days, Saturday & Sunday. 10-4pm each day.

Model Weekend

Adrian Oates

Join us at Rushden Railway Station and Goods Shed for our annual Model Weekend. The Goods Shed will be full of a selection of models including running model railways of different types, boats, car and more. Our Pacer train will be running trips every 45 mins from 11am – 3.30pm The Buffet Carriage will be open for sandwiches, cakes and … Read More

Pond Dipping – What lurks beneath?

Adrian Oates

Where: Barnwell Country Park When:  Wednesday 31st May 2023 10:15am – 11:15am and 11:30am – 12:30pm Cost:     £15 per family (2 adults and 3 children max) Suitable for children aged 4+ (Must be accompanied by an adult) Booking essential via Eventbrite Northampton, United Kingdom Barnwell Country Park Events | Eventbrite Car parking charges apply    

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


Adrian Oates

Treewilder is an exhibition of site-responsive interventions, sculptures and video work set in Barnwell Country Park aiming to encourage visitors to explore the woodland space throughout autumn and winter. Guest curated by Angela Kingston, the exhibition features work by Denise de Cordova, Delaine Le Bas, Kim L Pace, Jennet Thomas, Danny Treacy, and Johannes Zits. Suggestive of both the words … Read More

Ranger Rita’s Animal Adventure

Adrian Oates

Ranger Rita’s Animal Adventure, by Stanwick-based Laugh Out Loud Theatre, is a 30 minute, fun, fact-filled, interactive show for all the family about looking after the wildlife in the Nene Valley Wetlands. Ranger Rita needs help from the audience to look after the animals she meets, including Owl, Otter, Spider, Heron and Bat. Will you help protect and preserve our … 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