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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 What better way to get away from it all than by leading a gentle llama along bridleways, farm tracks and country lanes. They’ll carry your backpack while you enjoy the scenery. A perfect way to destress.
Holdenby Falconry Centre
Holdenby
Holdenby Falconry Centre Falconry centre offering a number of Experiences, including a half day with Owls and Hawks, and an Introduction to Falconry. Set in beautiful grounds of Holdenby House and Gardens. See a great range of owls, hawks, eagles, and falcons.
Bugtopia
Kettering
Bugtopia An all weather attraction where you can meet and greet a variety of bugs, spiders, butterflies and lizards. Hands on interaction, feeding sessions, and a chance to learn more from the handler. Jungle Hut play area.
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 Discover the history of Northampton and its importance in the footwear industry. See LOTS of shoes (they have over 12,00!), plus decorative and fine arts, and an archeology display. Free to visit.
Abington Museum
Northampton
Abington Museum A free museum with an intriguing Victorian Cabinet of Curiosities, historic fashion gallery, displays on the Northamptonshire Regiment and huge collections of leather works including some really interesting costumes!
Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway Museum
Wellingborough
Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway Museum Railway museum set in a country park, that is home to a collection of exhibits and industrial artefacts, which include steam and diesel locomotives, over 30 items of rolling stock, a life size diorama of a quarry, and more!
The Canal Museum
Stoke Bruerne
The Canal Museum A treasure trove of collections, stories, films and displays all about the waterways in Stoke Bruerne and the Grand Union Canal. Always plenty to see and do. Free audio guide available.
Wellingborough Museum
Wellingborough
Wellingborough Museum Discover the history of Wellingborough and the surrounding villages through a collection that spans over 2 million years of history! Inexpensive Trench experience available. Family friendly and free to visit.
Towcester Museum
Towcester
Towcester Museum Walk through thousands of years of the history of Towcester in this family friendly museum. Lots of things for kids to do such as interactive games and e learning. Dressing up area. Worksheets, quizzes and puzzles available too!
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 Their cool 25 metre leisure pool features a beach entry and a cool flume slide, plus spray umbrella and play jets! So add in lessons, swim club, Toddler Splash sessions plus an enormous inflatable assault course pulled out on special occasions!
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.
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 - Quays Billing
Little Billing
Wacky Warehouse - Quays Billing 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 Family owned and run, this is a home away from home except with loads more stuff to play with! Big slides, deep ball pools and lots to climb on, this is just what the doctor ordered to get them a good night's sleep!
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.
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.
Riverside Hub
Northampton
Riverside Hub The largest indoor play frame in the country, full of fun activities for kids aged 0 to 13 years. Dedicated soft baby area, Toddler Village, Climbing Tree, Go Karts and more in this exciting and educational world of play.
Althorp House
Northampton
Althorp House Visit the 500 year old home to 19 generations of the Spencer family, set withine 550 acres of walled parkland. Explore a wonderful house, remodelled gardens, magnificent parkland and more.
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. With sessions for all ages and abilities, please get in touch for more information.
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.
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, especially when they can use a ramp and gutter guards to get an edge! Great family fun with plenty of supporting acts in the arcade. Bring your pocket money!
Whilton Mill
Daventry
Whilton Mill is ideal for beginners and those wanting to progress, with fully qualified instructors, full safety briefings and equipment, loads of age ranged Kids' Academies and Arrive and Drive options too. Vroom!
Billing Go Karting
Northampton
Billing Go Karting Motoring experiences up to 40mph on their cool 300m outdoor circuit! The minimum age for driving is 10 years old plus minimum height of 1.2 meters. Family race sessions and parties too!
The Race Club UK
Corby
The Race Club UK An amazing indoor split level karting track, with a challenging mix of hairpins and corkscrew turns, plus a sweeping bend. For ages 8 and older. Great fun for all the family. Indoor Laser Tag also available.
Stoke Bruerne Treasure Trail
Stoke Bruerne
Stoke Bruerne Treasure Trail The fun way to explore this famous village on the Grand Union Canal. Follow the self guided Trail route as you search for the answers to the clues within Stoke Bruerne to locate the long lost missing treasure!
Northampton and Lamport Railway
Chapel Brampton
Northampton and Lamport Railway A great steam and heritage diesel operated tourist railway, located in the Northamptonshire countryside at Pitsford and Brampton Station, just 5 miles of Northampton. Day Rover tickets for unlimited travel. Lots of events going on throughout the year.
Sywell Aviation Museum
Northampton
Sywell Aviation Museum Discover the history of aviation in Northamptonshire, both civilian and military, with plenty to see, including aircraft cockpits, uniforms, photos, dioramas and more! Free parking, free entry and aircraft viewing area...perfect for the kids!
Silverstone
Towcester
Silverstone Visit the home of British Motor Racing, built on the site of World War II Royal Air Force bomber station, RAF Silverstone. Guided tours available. Events held throught the year. Camping available.
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 14 mile linear park linking Northampton and Market Harborough with beautiful scenery, including woodland spinneys, traditional hedgerows and ancient meadows. Great for a family walk or bike ride. Open all year and free to visit!
Coton Manor
Northampton
Coton Manor Peaceful 10 acre garden with loads of lovely features to enjoy, including orchard, woodland garden, kitchen garden, and bluebell wood. Also has large nursery, a garden shop, and a seasonal cafe.
Daventry Country Park
Daventry
Daventry Country Park Popular park with plenty to see and do like woodland paths and trails to follow, nature reserve, adventure playground and sensory garden, picnic areas, and loads of wildlife to watch. Walk the dog, or go geocaching and orienteering! Free!
Rockingham Forest
Northants
Rockingham Forest Over 200 square miles to explore, with a great combination of ancient woodland, peaceful parkland, and open grassland. Historic features and stone built forest villages to discover, plus plenty of routes for walking, riding, and cycling.
Barnwell Country Park
Oundle
Barnwell Country Park Park with 3 way marked waterside trails, numerous picnic spots, and a wealth of wildlife and facilities. Children's play area, Visitor Centre and Wildlife Garden, Orienteering packs available, plus a brass rubbing trail. Open all year and free to visit!
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. Also 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.
Mini Meadows Farm
Welford
Mini Meadows Farm Rare breeds poultry farm plus children's farm with cuddly (and not so cuddly!) domestic varieties and a modest playground all great for small kids. Many displays under cover!
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.
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!
Laserforce
Northampton
Laserforce An exciting, participation fantasy game allowing players to be the space hero that they have always wanted to be! An amazing 6 zones on 3 levels to explore: awesome!
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.
Laser Zap Attack
Kettering
Laser Zap Attack A fun zero contact combat game played in a futuristic but family friendly arena! Forget your consoles kids, this is the real deal, and so long as she's up for it you can shoot your mom! Rainy day: saved!

Thanks for all the great things to do 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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