Oundle Treasure Trail (24 miles)
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 (4 miles)
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 (6 miles)
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...
Silverstone (12 miles)
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 (2 miles)
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)
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)
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 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)
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)
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)
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.
Daventry Country Park (11 miles)
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.
Stanwick Lakes (16 miles)
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.
Rockingham Forest (17 miles)
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.
Fermyn Woods Country Park (20 miles)
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.
Barnwell Country Park (24 miles)
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!
Toplodge Fineshade Wood (27 miles)
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.
Roobarb and Kustard Ceramics Cafe (< 1 mile)
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
Si5 Spymissions (2 miles)
- 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!
Corby Boating Lake (19 miles)
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.
Laserforce (< 1 mile)
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 (10 miles)
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.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Theme Parks 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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