Best Things To Do & Days Out In Northamptonshire

Here at Where To Go With Kids we've found 77 fun things to do in Northamptonshire for you and the family to discover. Finding the right Northamptonshire day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Northamptonshire with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

Things to do in Northamptonshire

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Shuttleworth The Shuttleworth Collection

The Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden Aerodrome, Hill Ln, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 9EP

Things to do at Shuttleworth review Shuttleworth is a number of visitor attractions which you can visit with just one ticket. The Shuttleworth Collection is a museum packed full of aeroplanes and automobiles located at Shuttleworth, the Old Warden Aerodrome near Biggleswade in Bedfordshire. The variety of old and...
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Sywell Country Park

Sywell Country Park, Washbrook Ln, Ecton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN6 0QX

Things to do at Sywell Country Park review Sywell Country Park is located on a former drinking water reservoir and has a beautiful expanse of water to walk around, sandpit outdoor play area, woodland play area with tunnels and famous big slide. Plus an indoor play area for the...
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Northampton and Lamport Railway

Northampton and Lamport Railwat, Pitsford Rd, Chapel Brampton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN6 8BA

Things to do at Northampton and Lamport Railway review The Northampton and Lamport railway, also known as the NLR, is a heritage railway in Northamptonshire. It is based at Pitsford and Brampton stations, near the villages of Pitsford and Brampton. The passenger train currently operates on a section of...
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Riverside Hub

Riverside Hub, 7 Carousel Way, Riverside Park, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN3 9HG

Things to do at Riverside Hub review The Riverside Hub is a huge and amazing play frame with so much more to explore. Other things to do include a baby sensory room, a role-play village for toddlers, laser tag and crazy golf. The play facility is located in Northampton. The...
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Abington Park

Abington Park , Abington Park Crescent, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN3 3NJ

Things to do at Abington Park review Abington Park is Northampton’s oldest and most popular park. It contains large open spaces, museum, The Park café, bandstand, 6 all-weather tennis courts at £6 per hour, garden for the blind and lakes. In the summer live music is played on Sunday’s and...
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AMF Bowling Wellingborough

AMF Wellingborough, 15-17 Whitworth Way, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8 2EF

Things to do at AMF Bowling Wellingborough review AMF bowling is located in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. With 24 state-of-the-art bowling lanes offering an all-new UV bowling experience. They even have special VIP lanes where you can experience your own private area with pool style bowling balls! You can also purchase a...
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Castle Ashby Gardens

Castle Ashby Gardens, Castle Ashby, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN7 1LF

Things to do at Castle Ashby Gardens review There is plenty to explore at the beautiful Castle Ashby Gardens and it is the ideal destination for a family day out. Your walk into the gardens will take you past the stunning Castle Ashby house and its vast private gardens....
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All Ages Theme Park

Wicksteed Park

Wicksteed Park, Barton Rd, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 6NJ

Things to do at Wicksteed Park review Wicksteed Park is home to a large park in Kettering, Northamptonshire which includes a large amusement park in its grounds. Entrance to Wicksteed Park and the playground is free. You do have to pay if you want to go on any of...
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360 Play Rushden Lakes

360 Play Rushden Lakes, Rushden Lakes Shopping Centre, Rushden, Northamptonshire, NN10 6FT

Things to do at 360 Play Rushden Lakes review Located at Rushden Lakes is the 360 play centre which is a great day out for families. This is one of a series of indoor play centres across England. 360 street is their creative indoor role-play area. It has been designed...
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West Lodge Farm Park

West Lodge Farm Park, Back Lane, Desborough, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN14 2SH

Things to do at West Lodge Farm Park review West Lodge Farm Park, also known as West Lodge Rural centre has lots to do. It is located in the Desborough area of Northamptonshire. The farm has a wide range of animals including sheep, cows, pigs, ducks, geese, rabbits, guinea pigs,...
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Salcey Forest

Salcey Forest, Wootton Road, Hartwell, Northamptonshire, NN7 2HX

Things to do at Salcey Forest review Salcey Forest is maintained by Forestry England, it is just a short drive from the centre of Northampton. The forest has many miles of wood banks with building remains and ancient trees. Some of the trees are over 600 years old. There...
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Stanwick Lakes

Stanwick lakes, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN9 6GY

Things to do at Stanwick Lakes review Stanwick Lakes is one of our favourite places for some fresh air and exercise in Northamptonshire it is a huge 750 acre site with so much to do. Stanwick Lakes is off the Stanwick roundabout on the A45 in Northamptonshire 8 miles from...
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Mini Meadows Farm

Mini Meadows Farm, Naseby Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN6 6HZ

Things to do at Mini Meadows Farm review Mini Meadows Farm is a relatively small farm park near Northampton in Northamptonshire. It has a fantastic indoor play area, an outdoor play area and farm animals. Outdoors there are a number of enclosures with a variety of farm animals. Across 12...
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Rookery Open Farm

Rookery Open Farm, Rookery Ln, Stoke Bruerne, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 7SJ

Things to do at Rookery Open Farm review Rookery Open Farm is a farm park in Stoke Bruerne, near Towcester, in Northamptonshire. It is located on a commercial sheep and cattle farm with plenty of undercover areas. They have a large pets area plus water-fowl birds. Other animals at the...
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Daventry Country Park

Daventry Country Park, Reservoir Cottage, Northern Way, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 2JB

Things to do at Daventry Country Park review Daventry Country Park is a popular park ideally situated close to Daventry in Northamptonshire. The park is 66 hectares in size with an adventure playground and a large reservoir. The park has outdoor gym equipment, picnic spots, trails, bird hides and...
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