There's lots of exciting things to do in Northamptonshire this summer. Here's some of our top picks:
See the Beautiful Gardens at Coton Manor
- Where: Coton Manor Garden, Coton
The beautiful gardens at Coton Manor are vibrant this time of year. There is so much to see - particularly roses and an increasing number of border plants. Take the time to walk around the gardens, relax and enjoy a bite to eat in the Stableyard Cafe.
More information: www.cotonmanor.co.uk
Visit the Animals at Mini Meadows
- Where: Mini Meadows Farm, Welford
With plenty of farm animals, outdoor and indoor play and a range of walks, Mini Meadows is the perfect place for a family day out this summer.
More information: www.minimeadowsfarm.com
Get Out in the Countryside
Enjoy the better weather in one of Northamptonshire country parks. Sywell and Brixworth country parks are both perfect for long walks or alternatively, dig out your bikes and cycle around Pitsford Water or the Brampton Valley Way.
Explore Althorp House
- Where: Althorp House, Althorp
- When: 18th July – 24th August 2018 and 27th August – 9th September 2018
With 500 years of history, beautiful interiors and one of Europe’s finest private collections of furniture, pictures and ceramics, Althorp makes for a great day out. It is also the final resting place of Princess Diana where her memorial can be viewed.
More information: www.spencerofalthorp.com
Watch Kinky Boots in Theatre
- Where: Royal & Derngate, Northampton
- When: 19th September 2018 - 6th October 2018
Kinky Boots comes home to Northampton, the very place that the story is about. This fun-filled musical celebrates a joyous story of Brit grit to high-heeled hit, as it takes you from the factory floor of Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan.
More information: www.royalandderngate.co.uk/whats-on
Wander the Gardens at Canons Ashby
- Where: Canons Ashby, Daventry
The gardens are beautiful at Canons Ashby during the spring/summer season and the parkland also offers plenty of space for the whole family to enjoy.
More information: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/canons-ashby
Discover Boughton House
- Where: Boughton House, Kettering
- When: 1st - 31st August 2018
Boughton House will be holding its exclusive public opening providing a look inside the private home of the Duke & Duchess of Buccleuch & Queensberry throughout August. Visitors can enjoy a tour and discover the collection, history and heritage of Boughton.
More information: www.boughtonhouse.co.uk
Find the perfect picnic spot
Make the most of Britain's glorious summer weather by digging out the wicker basket and discovering a pretty picnic spot. Some of Muddy Stilettos' suggestions include Rushden Lakes, Delapre Abbey and Coton Manor Gardens.
More information: www.northants.muddystilettos.co.uk