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Play Parks and Great Outdoors near to Northampton
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Abington Park (2 miles)
Northampton
Abington Park Big park with historical features, plus playground and fitness trail, Abingdon Museum and also features a specific garden for the blind.
Brampton Valley Way (5 miles)
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.
Sywell Country Park (6 miles)
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.
Brixworth Country Park (6 miles)
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.
Salcey Forest (6 miles)
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!
Coton Manor (8 miles)
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.
Irchester Country Park (11 miles)
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.
Emberton Country Park (11 miles)
Emberton
Emberton Country Park With the timeline wall, habitat and church trails, adventure play areas and wide open country side, if you've got kids that like to run and run this one is for you!
Daventry Country Park (11 miles)
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.
Harrold Odell Country Park (13 miles)
Harrold
Harrold Odell Country Park A 144 acre country park sandwiched between the villages of Harrold and Odell 10mls NW of Bedford. It features 2 picturesque lakes and a stretch of the River Great Ouse with wheelchair and pushchair friendly paths round the main lake and outdoor play areas.
Willen Lake and Park (15 miles)
Milton Keynes
Willen Lake and Park Beautiful lakeside park offering, windsurfing, sailing, canoeing, water skiing, wakeboarding, cycle hire, fishing, miniature railway, mini golf and playground! Wow!
Stanwick Lakes (16 miles)
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.
Stowe Landscape Gardens (16 miles)
Stowe
Stowe Landscape Gardens A normally sedate trip made grand with their free children's activity packs, full of ideas to discover wildlife and nature in the gardens and seasonal colouring sheets.
Rockingham Forest (17 miles)
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.
Draycote Water Country Park (18 miles)
Rugby
Draycote Water Country Park Whether you come to unwind or have fun, there's plenty for all at Draycote Water. Activities range from birdwatching and game fishing to walking and water sports. Dogs are only allowed in the Country Park.
Addison Howard Park (19 miles)
Kempston
Addison Howard Park Play area and frame suited for under 8s, plus sand play, sit on toys, and it's very popular with squirrels so an excellent place to wildlife spot.
Marston Vale Forest Centre (20 miles)
Marston Moretaine
Marston Vale Forest Centre is a beautiful conservation area set within the Millennium Country Park, suitable for all ages, with a Lakeside cafe, picnic area, adventure playground, gift shop, cycle hire and seasonal events. Excellent disabled access, free entry and parking, dogs and horses welcome. All profits go back into creation of...
Bedford Park (20 miles)
Bedford
Bedford Park Green Flagged park with everal play areas, a skateboard facility, wildlife area, multi use games area and BMX zone, plus areas for football, rugby, tennis, cricket, basketball, rounders and bowls.
Fermyn Woods Country Park (20 miles)
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.
Marston Vale Millenium Country Park (20 miles)
Marston Moretaine
Marston Vale Millenium Country Park 250 acres of woodland, wetland and grasslands excellent for family rambles and exploration, hunting mini beasts, outdoor games plus hard surfaced cycle path trails suitable for push and wheel chairs too.
Embankment Gardens and Russell Park (20 miles)
Bedford
Embankment Gardens and Russell Park There's a play area, putting green, tennis and petanque courts, elegant promenades, water meadows, boating lake, cafe and bandstands, and more besides.
Priory Country Park (21 miles)
Bedford
Priory Country Park is an established green area of 360 acres, made up of lakes, meadows and woodland. Activities include Walking; Fishing; Dog walking; Cycling; Sailing; Canoeing and Kite Flying.
Ufton Fields Nature Reserve (23 miles)
Leamington Spa
Ufton Fields Nature Reserve This 100 acre site is a wildlife haven with all weather footpaths providing access to varied habitats in every season. The site is noted for its abundance of butterflies, dragonflies, wild flowers and birds.
Barnwell Country Park (24 miles)
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.
Coombe Country Park (25 miles)
Coventry
Coombe Country Park We have a children's play area, climbing forest, picnic benches and barbecue areas, a bird hide, woodlands, open space for the children to play and of course plenty of ducks and swans to feed!
Brandon Marsh Nature Centre (25 miles)
Coventry
Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Contains displays, hands-on activities and information about the nature reserve, as well as a Tea Room and Shop. Open every day with lots of events and activities for everyone throughout the year.
Ryton Pools Country Park (25 miles)
Coventry
Ryton Pools Country Park There's lots of fun to be had at this family friendly country park! With play areas, cycling and walking on surfaced paths and a large picnic meadow you can't go wrong for a family day out! Look out for our Events Calendar for Ranger-led activities throughout the year for the whole family.
Caludon Castle Park (26 miles)
Coventry
Caludon Castle Park It is a pleasant stretch of open grassland for running and frisbee-ing, with a Children's Playground. The main feature is an imposing ruin of part of the castle, surrounded on three sides by a moat.
Jephson Gardens (27 miles)
Leamington Spa
Jephson Gardens Flower filled park containing a sensory garden, an exotic glasshouse, a lake with ducks and swans, and a boating pond. There is also a nearby ship-themed adventure play area (see full details for information).
Victoria Park (27 miles)
Royal Leamington Spa
Victoria Park Offers several adventure play areas with a wide range of equipment, summer paddling pool and loads of sports space including 10 all weather tennis courts, bowls and cricket, plus the half mile circuit.
Goldhill Adventure Playground (27 miles)
Leicester
Goldhill Adventure Playground A real adventure playground for 5 to 14 year olds, children can play freely, and have fun while being supervised. Leicester's largest inclusion programme.
Toplodge Fineshade Wood (27 miles)
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.
Waddesdon Manor (28 miles)
Aylesbury
Waddesdon Manor Waddesdon Manor has so much to offer young people: beautiful, safe grounds and space to explore, living history, opportunities for learning and fun both outdoors and in. Highlights include the Woodland Playground, Explorer Trails around the gardens, the Children's shop, and the Aviary.
The Lodge (28 miles)
Sandy
The Lodge An RSPB reserve with minor exhibitions and seasonal, child oriented events in The Lodge itself, as well as outdoor trails and bird or wildlife spotting. Be sure to pick up an RSPB Explorer Backpack!
War Memorial Park (28 miles)
Coventry
War Memorial Park Featuring a great summer splash park, plus year round adventure playground, family Pitch and Putt, a modern skatepark and facilities for tennis, bowls and football.
St Nicholas Park (29 miles)
Warwick
St Nicholas Park Offering great play area, skate park, boating, paddling pool, adventure AND crazy golf, and a children's amusement park!
Dunstable Downs (29 miles)
Dunstable
Dunstable Downs Stunning elevated views and perfectly suited for kite flying make this site popular with families. Rambling, mini beast spotting and picnics are welcome, plus guided walks available. Visitor centre has facilities.
Vale Park (30 miles)
Aylesbury
Vale Park A play area for younger kids as well as a 'teen' play area, new tennis courts, a multi-use games area and a bowls green. There is also a skatepark facility, but the park still remains a green and tranquil place close to the town centre.
Abbey Fields Play Park (30 miles)
Kenilworth
Abbey Fields Play Park Grassy slopes for running and rolling, adventure playground and a heated outdoor swimming pool in summer.
Abbey Park (30 miles)
Leicester
Abbey Park Beautiful river-split park with miniature railway, pets' corner and a large play area suitable for children of all ages.
Chilterns Gateway Centre (30 miles)
Whipsnade
Chilterns Gateway Centre The rare chalk downland is home to a huge variety of wildlife. It's a fantastic place for kite flying, walking and views over the vale of Aylesbury.
Charlecote Park (30 miles)
Warwick
Charlecote Park For the less boisterous child, this charming house offers many foreign and domestic curios, wonderful portraits and spacious grounds with nature trails with an on site herd of fallow deer roaming about.
Allesley Park (31 miles)
Coventry
Allesley Park Crazy golf, children's play area, 18 hole golf course, and plenty of open space and garden walks: all recently refurbished and well maintained.
Central Park (31 miles)
Peterborough
Central Park Green Flag Award winning park with many children's play and swim features and events ranging from concerts, open air theatre productions, sports courses, teddy bears picnics and fun days.
College Lake Nature Reserve (31 miles)
Tring
College Lake Nature Reserve Get back to nature at this reserve, with over 1000 species recorded, there is always something to see. Wildlife Centre with exhibition, trails to follow and a Bee Centre to investigate.
Bernwood Butterfly Trail (32 miles)
Oakley
Bernwood Butterfly Trail Extensive forest paths lead walkers through vast areas of mixed coniferous and broadleaf woodland. Path side vegetation management has provided the favoured habitats for butterflies and other flora and fauna. Follow the yellow waymarked path on an hour and a half walk around the forest to discover the variety...
Ashridge Estate (32 miles)
Berkhamsted
Ashridge Estate Wonderful landscape for walking (and running!), with splendid views and fun interactive games in their Visitor Centre for the kids.
Wendover Woods (33 miles)
Wendover
Wendover Woods Children are happy exploring in the undergrowth, hiding in trees and riding bikes, there is an adventurous children's play area set in the middle of the forest suitable for children up to 12 years old, with swings, slides, climbing frames and a challenging ropes trail.
Ferry Meadows Country Park (34 miles)
Peterborough
Ferry Meadows Country Park With meadows, lakes and woodland to explore, Ferry Meadows Country Park gives you the space to relax, enjoy an exhilarating cycle ride, walk in the woods and experience nature and the great outdoors.
Hartshill Hayes Country Park (34 miles)
Nuneaton
Hartshill Hayes Country Park Large park with adventure playground, offering geocaching, rich woodland walk audio trail and visitor centre.

Thanks for all the great things to do and Play Parks and Great Outdoors near Northampton 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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