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Family Days Out in Northamptonshire
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Wicksteed Park
Kettering
Wicksteed Park - 147 acres of lakes, parklands, over 35 rides and attractions including Rocky River Falls, our famous Waterchute, Train, Double Pirate ship and largest free playground in the UK offering a perfect day out for young and old.
Catanger Llama Trekking
Towcester
Catanger Llama Trekking Although you can't actually ride them, these lovely pack animals will willingly carry your rucksack, whilst you enjoy the beautiful scenery. What better way to get away from it all than by leading a gentle llama along bridleways, farm tracks and country lanes. A perfect way to de-stress.
Holdenby Falconry Centre
Holdenby
Holdenby Falconry Centre The Falconry Centre contains many species of birds of prey, flown by the resident Falconer. Some of the beautiful birds are pictured below. There may be a chance to fly them yourself.
Old Dairy Farm Centre
Northampton
Old Dairy Farm Centre Lambing weekends in the spring, monthly country food fayres, and they have their famous and unique 'living manger' prior to Christmas.
Rookery Open Farm
Towcester
Rookery Open Farm Offers a large pets corner, waterfowl area, pigmy goats, baby calves incubator hatching, two bouncy castles, miniature tractors, outdoor play area, undercover sand pit and go-carts! Largely under cover.
West Lodge Rural Centre
Kettering
West Lodge Rural Centre Handle the fluffy young chicks, rabbits and guinea pigs in Cuddle Corner and laugh at the antics of the pygmy goats on Goat Mountain. You can feed the ducks, groom a pony, watch and get involved in the ever popular piglet race! So much to do here!
Harrington Aviation Museum
Harrington
Harrington Aviation Museum Comprises the Carpetbagger Aviation Museum and the Northamptonshire Aviation Society Museum. These museums offer a rare look at life on this Top Secret base from where aircraft flew Special Forces and Secret Agents into Occupied Europe during World War 2. There is a picnic area, canteen and woodland walks.
Northampton Museum and Art Gallery
Northampton
Northampton Museum and Art Gallery A visit to Northampton Museum and Art Gallery will give you the opportunity to explore the amazing shoe collection recognised as a collection of national importance. You can also find out about the history of Northampton and see our excellent art and ceramics collection.
Abington Museum
Northampton
Abington Museum It is an excellent place to visit if you are out with your family or if you are interesting in exploring things like the domestic life in the town, our costume collection or our displays about the Northamptonshire Regiment.
Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway Museum
Wellingborough
Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway Museum Home to a collection of exhibits and industrial artefacts, which include, steam and diesel locomotives, a life-size diorama of a quarry, along with many other interesting displays.
Towcester Centre for Leisure
Towcester
Towcester Centre for Leisure Their family sessions are fun packed with waves, flume rides, inflatables, floats and music. For the parent and toddler sessions they have baby waves and pool toys for a fun toddler friendly swim.
Aquatic Playground
Wellingborough
Aquatic Playground Children here can play in amongst the interesting jets, Silly Showers and other interactive wet play features during summer: great idea if you are looking for summer family days out in Northamptonshire.
Corby International Swimming Diving Pool
Corby
Corby International Swimming Diving Pool Feeling adventurous? Enjoy the aquatube flume, Pirate Ship Fun Pool and four springboards (1 to 3m) with a 5m diving platform, as well as many other facilities. Creche also available.
Splash Leisure Pool
Rushden
Splash Leisure Pool 25 metre pool - Beach pool with water features - including jacuzzi - Flume - Teaching pool - Creche - Cravings Cafe
Danes Camp Leisure Centre
Northampton
Danes Camp Leisure Centre Facilities include a leisure pool with beach entry, adventure soft play, sports hall, pre school activities, climbing wall and roller skating.
Paul's Pirates
Wellingborough
Paul's Pirates Paul's Pirates is an indoor play area in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. We are a family run business with a fun filled pirate ship for children to play on - including a ball pool, 2 slides, swings ropes, mangle, stepping stones, shooting canons, rope bridge and much more!
Wacky Warehouse - Needle & Awl
Rushden
Wacky Warehouse - Needle & Awl The usual Wacky Warehouse scenario, brilliant for letting the ankle biters run themselves ragged for an hour regardless of the weather: hooray!
Hullabaloo
Northampton
Hullabaloo Expansive play frame and stylish play area featuring 3 different slides and masses of activities you won't find anywhere else. Parents welcome in to play too.
Wacky Warehouse - Lakeside
Northampton
Wacky Warehouse - Lakeside Wacky Warehouse - Lakeside - There are indoor and outdoor play areas for the younger visitors, the Wacky is a purpose built building with safe play equipment for kids under 4ft 9ins tall.
Wacky Warehouse - Millers
Little Billing
Wacky Warehouse - Millers There are indoor and outdoor play areas for the younger visitors, the Wacky is a purpose built building with safe play equipment for kids under 4ft 9ins tall. Pub now known as Quay's Billing.
Cheeky Monkees
Corby
Cheeky Monkees Play Palace, Toddler Town and Baby Bay for the varying age ranges, each packed with fun and energetic features to keep the kids busy. Maximum height restriction 1.45m.
Berzerk Indoor Play
Northampton
Berzerk Indoor Play Great indoor play structure for the smalls to rampage around
Kids Play
Kettering
Kids Play With numerous fun indoor activities, you are sure to find something the whole family will enjoy. Race friends on dodgems, brave the speedy drop slide and 4-lane astra slide, climb the 25ft climbing wall, ride the carousal, get creative in the toddler village, scramble through tunnels. Plus bounce on...
Adventure World
Daventry
Adventure World Includes slides, ball pool, tunnels, climbing and seating area for parents. Suitable for up to eight years old. Attached to a leisure centre.
Fuzzy Eds
Wellingborough
Fuzzy Eds Indoor play area with loads of slides and fun features plus dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant. Outdoor play too in summer.
Harry Hedgehogs Fun Factory
Grendon
Harry Hedgehogs Fun Factory This family pub offers two soft play areas full of classic adventure play features, one for toddlers and the other for bigger kids.
Wacky Warehouse - Quays Billing
Northampton
Wacky Warehouse - Quays Billing Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, on a dedicated floor of this family restaurant next to Billing Aquadrome and overlooking the Marina.
Tigers Indoor Play
Daventry
Tigers Indoor Play This is a children’s indoor soft play centre suitable for children aged 0 to 12 years with a multi-level soft play frame and an under 4s' toddler area and party rooms.
The Pinnacle
Northampton
The Pinnacle There are lots of ways to get kids involved in climbing at the Pinnacle. They welcome all from absolute beginners just looking for a taste of climbing, to expert climbers working towards national competitions.
Jungle Parc
Wellingborough
Jungle Parc Outdoor fun and adventure for the whole family in an exciting and safe environment! We have two courses, Adventurer Course for age 4+ and Explorer Course for teens and adults. Activities include monkey bridges, super fast Zips, Rocket Launchers and cargo nets.
Laserforce
Northampton
Laserforce An exciting, participation fantasy game allowing players to be the space hero that they have always wanted to be, in a safe environment. 6 zones on 3 levels: awesome!
Adrenaline Alley
Corby
Adrenaline Alley is a large Urban Sports park with large indoor ramp courses, training areas and outdoor dirt jumps. We also have a photography and media studio and a music practice room.
Northampton Trampoline Centre
Northampton
Northampton Trampoline Centre is a purpose built trampoline centre welcoming all ages and abilities. Reach for the sky as you bounce on our Olympic sized trampolines. Our expert instructors will teach you how to perform awesome skills and tricks in a safe environment.
Tenpin Northampton
Northampton
Tenpin Northampton is a bowling centre located located in Sixfields Leisure, Weedon Road. We have 26 modern fully computerised lanes, American Pool tables, Amusement Arcades all catered towards families and kids. There is also the Beach Road Cafe Bar for some delicious meal and snack options.
New York Thunderbowl
Kettering
New York Thunderbowl Family friendly tenpin bowling with cosmic effects and gutter guards with bowling ramps for the small ones. A great family activity.
AMF Wellingborough
Wellingborough
AMF Wellingborough Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Whilton Mill
Daventry
Whilton Mill An ideal place for kids of all ages to experience the thrills of karting in a safe environment. Their fully qualified instructors will guide your children through everything they need to know. They provide a full safety briefing before letting them out.
Billing Go Karting
Northampton
Billing Go Karting Motoring experiences up to 40mph on their 300m outdoor circuit. The minimum age for driving is 8 years old plus minimum height of 1.2 meters.
Oundle Treasure Trail
Oundle
Oundle Treasure Trail is a walk about 2.2miles long and should take about two and a half hours to complete. Oundle is a picturesque town, steeped in history. The trail includes a walk through the town, across the water meadows, along the river bank and ends in the beautiful Barnwell Country Park.
Northampton and Lamport Railway
Chapel Brampton
Northampton and Lamport Railway is a steam and heritage diesel operated tourist railway located in the Northamptonshire countryside. Lots of events going on throughout the year.
Sywell Aviation Museum
Northampton
Sywell Aviation Museum Based in the lovely Art Deco surroundings of Sywell Aerodrome, Sywell Aviation Museum charts the history of aviation in Northamptonshire both civilian and military with aircraft cockpits, uniforms, photos, dioramas and more! Expanded in 2011 and 2012 to nearly double its original size. Free parking, free...
Abington Park
Northampton
Abington Park Big park with historical features, plus playground and fitness trail, Abingdon Museum and also features a specific garden for the blind.
Stanwick Lakes
Stanwick
Stanwick Lakes Unique adventure playground and assault course, plus a stunning indoor play facility, scenic active adventure trail, fishing, cycle hire, plus big sand and water play.
Brampton Valley Way
Brixworth
Brampton Valley Way Brampton Valley Way is 14 miles of park linking Northampton and The Brampton Valley Way. It has Beautiful scenery, Ancient meadows, woodland spinneys and traditional hedgerow. There are also Steam trains, railway embankments and tunnels.
Coton Manor
Northampton
Coton Manor This peaceful ten acre garden occupies a hillside position extending down from the 17th century manor house, constructed of mellow Northamptonshire stone.
Daventry Country Park
Daventry
Daventry Country Park Daventry Country Park - was created in 1968 as part of the nationwide Countryside Act. This movement sought to provide communities with green spaces to use and enjoy. The reservoir (130 acres of open water) was dug out and completed in 1804, taking eight years to finish.
Rockingham Forest
Northants
Rockingham Forest The Royal Forest of Rockingham, a medieval hunting forest, is a beautiful patchwork of ancient woodlands and open agricultural land with historic features and attractive stone-built forest villages. Today the Forest offers visitors plenty of routes for walking, cycling and riding.
Barnwell Country Park
Oundle
Barnwell Country Park Three way marked waterside trails, numerous picnic spots, a wealth of wildlife and facilities. There are also a children's play area and an orienteering trail and two wheelchair accessible bird hides.
Fermyn Woods Country Park
Brigstock
Fermyn Woods Country Park Situated in the heart of the Rockingham Forest, the park offers access to fantastic woodlands, meadows, thickets, marshes and ponds to explore.
Irchester Country Park
Wellingborough
Irchester Country Park This former ironstone quarry has a wonderful children's play area as well as a network of long and short trails through 83 hectares of mixed woodland. The park is home to the Quarryman's Rest Cafe, Jungle Parc UK and the Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway museum.
Toplodge Fineshade Wood
Corby
Toplodge Fineshade Wood is a popular family visitor attraction in the heart of the Rockingham Forest. With two great play areas and a whole wood to explore; families can play, picnic, walk or cycle and then recharge their batteries at the cafe.
Salcey Forest
Quinton
Salcey Forest It is home to the Tree Top Way, an amazing walkway in the canopy of the trees. It also has a play area, cycle trails, some amazing ancient trees, and lots of space to explore!
Brixworth Country Park
Brixworth
Brixworth Country Park A charming and very physically accessible park, with a gnome trail, unusual sculptures, wheel chair accessible bird hide and stunning views over Pitsford Reservoir.
Sywell Country Park
Ecton
Sywell Country Park Children's play area provided including sand and water play, plus open spaces for ball games and dog walking, small arboretum and heritage trail.
Roobarb and Kustard Ceramics Cafe
Northampton
Roobarb and Kustard Ceramics Cafe Our ceramics painting studio is just the place to enjoy creative time with your family. It's a fantastic environment for children and adults to express their creative talent and to produce something completely unique to treasure forever. Booking recommended during weekends and childrens holidays
Corby Boating Lake
Corby
Corby Boating Lake The lake can boast a wide range of geese, ducks, water fowl and the resisdential swans. The recent environmental project has improved fishing stocks. There are also herons, gulls and kingfishers that visit the lake along with a host of woodland and garden birds.
Laser Maze
Wellingborough
Laser Maze Bruise-less, mess-less combat game played with infra red, played in their huge, 2700 sqr foot laser labyrinth on 2 floors filled with special effect lighting, great music and eerie fog! For over 7s.
Corby Laser Arena
Corby
Corby Laser Arena is an indoor laser tag arena and birthday party venue.
Si5 Spymissions
Northampton
Si5 Spymissions - is the exciting spy themed adventure centre in Northampton for anyone over 6 years. Your Mission: infiltrate the ship and stop the terrorists from launching the missile! The mission ends with an adrenalin pumping escape, you and your friends will feel like real spies!

Thanks for all the great things to do and Ice Skating Rinks and Rollerskating in Northamptonshire with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.

Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed

So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Northamptonshire can enjoy the great day out as well.



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