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Things to do in Northamptonshire for families

Travel & Leisure

If you're looking for inspiration for your next family break, you’ll be surprised at how much there is to see and do in Northamptonshire. From farmyard animals to roller-coasters and zip-lines, below are some of our favourite days out, guaranteed to bring the whole family together, come rain or shine.

Ride the roller-coasters at Wicksteed Park

  • Where: Wicksteed Park, Kettering

This thrilling park offers a wide range of attractions for all ages. Whether you brave the Watershoot, show off your driving skills in the Wicksteed Racers, or go for a paddle in the Lake Boats, an exciting day out is guarenteed.

More information: www.wicksteedpark.org

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Visit the Animals at Mini Meadows

  • Where: Mini Meadows Farm, Welford

Mini Meadows Farm provides a fun, educational and great value day out for adults and children alike, whatever the weather. Come and meet the animals, with everything from guinea pigs to goats. You can also explore the baby barn, build sandcastles in the huge indoor sandpit, and discover the enchanting indoor play area, The Treetops.

More information: www.minimeadowsfarm.com

 Discover the Adventure Trail at Stanwick Lakes

  • Where: Stanwick, Wellingborough

Keep the kids entertained by visiting Stanwick's central adventure playground; with a climbing tower, slides and sand and water play that appeals to all age groups. Further afield, challenge the assault course or tackle the climbing rocks and zip wire on the adventure trail.

More information: www.stanwicklakes.org.uk

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Swing through the Treetops at Jungle Parc

Jungle Parc is located in Irchester Country park and provides an adventurous day out for all ages. Climb through the cargo nets on the Adventurer Course or brave the Tarzan swing on the Xplorer Course!

More information: www.jungleparc.co.uk

Get Out in the Countryside

If the weather is fine, enjoy one of Northamptonshire's country parks. Sywell and Brixworth country parks are both perfect for beautiful walks or alternatively, dig out your bikes and cycle around Pitsford Water or the Brampton Valley Way. Coton Manor also have some beautiful gardens to explore. 

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Bounce at Boost Trampoline Park

With over 50 interconnected trampolines, basketball hoops, battle beams and extreme dodgeball courts, Boost Trampoline Park in Northampton offers a great day out for adrenaline seekers. 

More information: www.boosttrampolineparks.co.uk/northampton

Go Karting at Whilton Mill

For those aged 12 years and over, test your driving skills out on the Mill Circuit and you even receive computerized results, analyzing your performance after the session. An exhilarating day out for all. 

More information: www.whiltonmill.co.uk

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