Autumn is fast approaching and there's lots of exciting things to do during a leisure break in Northamptonshire. Here's some of our top picks:
Explore Coton Manor Gardens
- Where: Coton Manor, Coton
Coton Manor Gardens are glorious in September as many seasonal changes start to happen. Salvias and Dahlias continue in full flower, trees and shrubs start to turn all shades of red and gold. This is the last opportunity to visit the beautiful gardens until April so it's well worth a visit.
More information: www.cotonmanor.co.uk
Take an Autumnal Walk in the Countryside
Make the most of the colourful landscape and falling leaves 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.
View the Gardens at Boughton House
- Where: Boughton House, Kettering
- When: Sunday 22nd October, 11am to 3pm.
The beautiful gardens at Boughton House will be open for you to enjoy as part of the NGS Open Garden Scheme. Wander in the Walled Garden and Sensory Garden, marvel at the beauty of the Rose Garden and seek out the ancient Lily Pond. You can also enjoy a tasty treat in the tea room.
More information: www.boughtonhouse.co.uk/events/house-gardens-open-ngs
Hunt for Pumpkins at Canons Ashby
- Where: Canons Ashby, Daventry
- When: 7th - 31st October, 10am - 3pm
Explore the grounds at Canons Ashby whilst seeking out pumpkins and solving the clues! Afterwards, pick up a spooky shortbread ghost or warm up with some soup in the tea room.
More information: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/canons-ashby/whats-on
Watch Blood Brothers at the Derngate Theatre
- Where: Royal & Derngate, Northampton
- When: Monday 6th November - Saturday 11th November
Don't miss this award-winning musical as it comes to Northampton this November. Watch the legendary and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences.
More information: www.royalandderngate.co.uk