There's lots of exciting things to do in Northamptonshire this Summer. Here are some of our favourites...
Meet the Guinea Pigs at Mini Meadows Farm
- Where: Welford
Come and meet the animals and learn what they like to eat using the colour-coded feed buckets. Get close up to the guinea pigs at daily greeting sessions, and join the rabbits in the giant enclosures and feed them some juicy carrots. And don’t forget the larger animals that are waiting to meet you – goats, alpacas, sheep, pigs, ponies and much more. If the weather is bad, Mini Meadows Farm also has a huge indoor play area called The Treetops.
More information: www.minimeadowsfarm.com
Get Out in the Countryside
Enjoy one of Northamptonshire's country parks this Summer. 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. For more of our favourite dog walks in Northamptonshire click here.
Ernie and Charlie at Irchester Country Park. Photo by @sausage_charlieb
Make a Splash at the Billing Off Road Show
- Where: Behind Billing Aquadrome, Northampton
- When: 29th - 30th June 2019
Come along to the Billing Off Road Show for a fun-filled weekend for the whole family. Drive the off road courses yourself, or enjoy spectating the Land Rovers take on the mighty mud run! With plenty of trade stands, auto jumble, food, beer tent and children's activity zone - it's guaranteed to be a thrilling day out.
More information: www.thebillingoffroadexperience.co.uk
Find the Gruffolo in Salcey Forest
- Where: Salcey Forest
Take on Salcey's Gruffalo themed map reading challenge, to find twelve Gruffalo markers hidden in the deep, dark wood. There is also a picnic area, café and play area to enjoy afterwards.
More information: www.forestryengland.uk/salcey-forest
Enjoy Cinema Under the Stars at Highgate House
- Mammia Mia! Here We Go Again - 5th July 2019
- The Greatest Showman - 19th July 2019
- A Star is Born - 6th September 2019
The sell-out cinema events are back - come and enjoy one of these smash-hit films against the backdrop of Highgate House. Featuring a DJ Set from Resident DJ's Bob & Barry beforehand, hot food and snacks from Hogs & Hops and The Biscuiterie, as well as drinks from our Chudbus Bar!
Watch A Midsummer Night's Dream in Theatre
- Where: Royal and Derngate, Northampton
- When: 12th - 14th July 2019
Royal & Derngate’s The Actors Company explore a dark and quirky side to William Shakespeare’s most popular play. Enjoy this gripping performance based on a young woman's choice to marry a man of her father's choosing or die.
More information: www.royalandderngate.co.uk
See the Beautiful Flowers at Coton Manor
Where: Coton, Northamptonshire
The gardens are beautiful all year around but at this time of year they are bursting with life! Come and enjoy the irises, tree paeonies and alliums which are all coming into flower.
More information: www.cotonmanor.co.uk
Soak Up the History of Althorp House
- When: 1st July - 31st August 2019
- Where: Althorp House
Explore Althorp House this Summer, showcasing one of Europe’s finest private collections of furniture, paintings and ceramics, with each intriguing room of this magnificent family home having a fascinating story of its own.
More information: www.spencerofalthorp.com
Why not make a night of it? Check out our Althorp Leisure Break Offer.
Enjoy all that Northamptonshire has to offer this Summer!