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Things to Do in Northamptonshire this Spring

Travel & Leisure

There's lots of exciting things to do in Northamptonshire this Spring. Here are some of our favourites...

Find the Gruffolo in Salcey Forest

  • Where: Salcey Forest

This Spring, take on Salcey's Gruffalo themed map reading challenge, to find twelve Gruffalo markers hidden in the deep, dark wood. This fun trail is a great day out for the whole family.

More information: www.forestryengland.uk/salcey-forest

Bottle Feed the Lambs at Mini Meadows Farm

  • Where: Welford
  • When: until mid-April 2019

Meet the newborn animals in the baby barn and even bottle-feed the lambs yourself - a fun experience for the whole family this spring! Mini Meadows Farm also has lots of other animals for you to meet, as well as The Treetops, a huge indoor play area. 

More information: www.minimeadowsfarm.com

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See the Bluebells at Coton Manor

Where: Coton, Northamptonshire

The gardens are beautiful all year around but in April-May they are bursting with life! The Bluebell Wood is in bloom from around the last week of April until the middle of May.

More information: www.cotonmanor.co.uk

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Walk with the Catanger Llamas

  • Where: Towcester 

What better way to get away from it all than by leading a gentle llama along bridleways, farm tracks and country lanes. This is an experience not to be missed!

More information: www.llamatrekking.co.uk

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Watch the Thrilling Performance of The Girl on The Train

  • Where: Royal and Dernate Theatre, Northampton
  • When: 22nd - 27th April

Adapted from the best-selling Paula Hawkins' novel, this gripping new play will keep you on the edge of your seat. The story follows Rachel Watson as she goes from watching a couple through the train window everyday to getting involved in a thrilling mystery.

More information: www.royalandderngate.co.uk/whats-on

Get Out in the Countryside

Wrap up warm and enjoy one of Northamptonshire's country parks. Sywell and Brixworth country parks are both perfect for beautiful walks or alternatively, if the weather is fine, dig out your bikes and cycle around Pitsford Water or the Brampton Valley Way.  For more of our favourite dog walks in Northamptonshire click here.

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Max and Piper at Brixworth Country Park. Photo by

 Enjoy the Smash-Hit Musical, Sister Act

  • Where: Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering
  • When: 30th April - 4th May 2019

The story is based on disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, who witnesses a murder and so is put in protective custody in a place where she won't be found - a convent! Disguised as a nun, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community with her disco moves and singing talent. This feel-good performance is raising money for Cancer Research UK too! 

More information: www.lighthousetheatre.co.uk

 Browse the Althorp Food and Drink Festival

  • Where: Althorp House
  • When: 11th - 12th May 2019

Come along to Althorp Food and Drink Festival for cookery demonstrations, tastings, masterclasses and talks from celebrity chefs, including Jean-Christophe Novelli and Ken Hom OBE. There will also be lots of activities to keep both children and adults entertained - it's bound to be a great day out for all.

More information: www.spencerofalthorp.com

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Enjoy what Northamptonshire has to offer this Spring!

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