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Things to Do in Northamptonshire this Summer

Travel & Leisure

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.

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Ernie and Charlie at Irchester Country Park. Photo by @sausage_charlieb

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

Racecourse Funfair

John Scarrott and Sons £1 Funfair will be at The Racecourse, Northampton from 22nd August to 1st September - open daily 2pm-10pm

As well as rides you will find The Beach, a free giant sandpit and between 3pm & 4pm each day, and Sonny the Spinosauras will be appearing.

Click here for more information. 

Enjoy Cinema Under the Stars at Highgate House

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, snacks and drinks from the Chudbus Bar!

Outdoor Cinema at Highgate House

Head to the Theatre

  • Where: Royal and Derngate, Northampton
There's so many great shows on at the Royal & Derngate this summer, whether you're looking to enjoy an evening out as a couple or keep the kids entertained during the holidays. 

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

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

Alderton Art Festival

  • When: 31st August  1st September 2019
  • Where: St Margarets Church in Alderton
The 43rd annual Alderton Art Festival is an exhibition and sale of over 200 original paintings, plus craft stalls, music, refreshments, Grand Raffle, beer tent, tombola and more.

Click here for more information

 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.

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Enjoy all that Northamptonshire has to offer this Summer!

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