There's lots of exciting things to do in Northamptonshire this Winter. Here's some of our top picks:
Pick your Christmas Tree at Welford Christmas Tree Farm
- Where: Welford Christmas Tree Farm, Welford
- When: 18th November - 24th December
Head along to the Christmas Tree Farm at Welford and pick out your own real tree with the family. Browse in the Christmas shop, enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie and say hello to the farm animals and reindeer!
More information: www.welfordchristmastreefarm.co.uk
Hop on the Christmas Train at Wicksteed Park
- Where: Wicksteed Park, Kettering
- When: 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th and 18th-23rd December between 12 and 3:40pm.
Enjoy a festive train ride around the lake at Wicksteed Park. Santa will be there to wave everyone off and give the children a Christmas gift. Upon return, spot Santa's sleigh and place a special wish on the wishing tree.
More information: www.wicksteedpark.org/events
Get Festive at Boughton House
- Where: Boughton House, Kettering
- When: 1st - 17th December
Get into the festive spirit at Boughton House this December with their magical Christmas Fair. Choose your real Christmas tree, shop for gifts, handmade wreaths and Christmas decorations and enjoy luxury food and drink.
More information: www.boughtonhouse.co.uk/events/christmas-fair
Head to Kelmarsh Hall's Christmas Fair
- Where: Kelmarsh Hall and Gardens, Kelmarsh
- When: 17th December
Kelmarsh Hall will be transformed for the Christmas season to celebrate the completion of ’Tunnelling through the Past’, a restoration project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. For this one-day festive celebration, they will be offering a preview of new interactive areas, with the chance to experience the Christmas of a Victorian servant in the restored servant's quarters and Laundry. The kids can also visit Father Christmas and find unique gifts at the craft and food fair.
More information: www.kelmarsh.com
Enjoy a Day Out at West Lodge Farm
- Where: West Lodge Farm, Desborough
With plenty of farm animals, an adventure playground and a range of walks, West Lodge is the perfect place for a day out this winter. There's also 'The Christmas Experience' this winter where children can meet Father Christmas, visit the elves and take part in a live Nativity play.
More information: www.westlodgeruralcentre.co.uk
Take a Winter Walk
Why not make the most of the crisp landscape and fresh air with a long walk in one of Northamptonshire's 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 nearby Brampton Valley Way.
See Mamma Mia at the Derngate Theatre
- Where: Royal & Derngate, Northampton
- When: 23rd January - 3rd February 2018
The ultimate feel-good smash-hit musical, Mamma Mia, comes to the Derngate Theatre this winter. Watch the story of love, friendship and identity unfold as it is cleverly told through the timeless songs of ABBA live on stage.
More information: www.royalandderngate.co.uk