The Race Club UK (< 1 mile)
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.
Cheeky Monkees (< 1 mile)
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.
Corby International Swimming Diving Pool (1 miles)
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.
Adrenaline Alley (2 miles)
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.
Corby Boating Lake (2 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.
Rockingham Castle (2 miles)
Set in a panoramic location, with views over five counties, the Castle has magnificently furnished rooms of several periods, and is surrounded by 12 acres of superbly contrasting gardens.
Fermyn Woods Country Park (4 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.
New York Thunderbowl (6 miles)
New York Thunderbowl
Family friendly tenpin bowling with cosmic effects and gutter guards with bowling ramps for the small ones. A great family activity.
West Lodge Rural Centre (6 miles)
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!
Elsies Pottery Painting Barn (7 miles)
Elsies Pottery Painting Barn
is a place to come and unleash (or even discover) your creative talents. Choose from our wide range of plain bisque shapes to paint and create your own pottery masterpiece to be treasured.
Wicksteed Park (7 miles)
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.
Kids Play (7 miles)
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...
Toplodge Fineshade Wood (8 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.
Bugtopia (8 miles)
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.
Barnwell Country Park (9 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!
Harborough Leisure Centre (10 miles)
Harborough Leisure Centre
Great standard swimming pool but the Tiger Pool comes complete with Octopus slide and interactive water features, waterfalls, squirty fish, water dams and tipping bucket, making it suitable for the whole family.
Harrington Aviation Museum (10 miles)
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.
Harborough Museum (10 miles)
The newly refurbished Harborough Museum is home to the Hallaton Treasure, discovered in 2000 and one of the most important Iron Age finds in Britain.
Mini Mischiefs (10 miles)
- offer a huge multi level adventure play area 5.5m high with loads of slides and other features, plus dedicated toddler and baby zones and equipment.
Rutland Water Nature Reserve (11 miles)
Rutland Water Nature Reserve
An internationally famous nature reserve covering 1,000 acres and over 20,000 waterfowl! A variety of habitats to explore and loads of wildlife to look out for, including kingfishers, ospreys, badgers and butterflies. Great calendar of events throughout the year.
Stanwick Lakes (12 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 (12 miles)
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.
Mini Monsters Softplay (13 miles)
Mini Monsters Softplay
Three story, bespoke play structure featuring all the classic from slides to balls to mazes and more, with secure separate area for under 2s.
Foxton Canal Museum (13 miles)
Foxton Canal Museum
Models, interactive displays, and a wide range of waterway artefacts tell the story of the lift, the Locks, the waterways and the people who lived on the canals. Free admission for accompanied children.
Foxton Locks Spy Mission Treasure Trail (13 miles)
Foxton Locks Spy Mission Treasure Trail
Can you solve the clues to complete a spy mission around Foxton on this self guided themed Treasure Trail? Discover and learn more about Foxton Locks and Village on this Trail.
Foxton Boat Services (13 miles)
Foxton Boat Services
Site of the Foxton Inclined Plane Boat Lift, a remarkable piece of Victorian engineering, plus the longest staircase locks in the country. Passenger trips and private day hire available. Set in the beautiful Leicestershire countryside, brimming with heritage.
Laser Maze (13 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.
Wellingborough Museum (13 miles)
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.
Paul's Pirates (13 miles)
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!
Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre (13 miles)
Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre
Feed the friendly animals, hop on our bumpy Tractor Ride, explore the Straw Bale Maze, discover the 18th century working Watermill and play in our indoor Activity Barn. Come rain or shine, experience an action-packed, fun-filled day.
Nene Valley Railway (13 miles)
Nene Valley Railway
Enjoy a vintage train ride, explore the travelling post office, and learn the difference between diesel and traction engines. And for good reasons, their Thomas is considered the 'official' Thomas The Tank Engine!
Aquatic Playground (13 miles)
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.
Wacky Warehouse - Needle & Awl (13 miles)
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!
Sywell Aviation Museum (14 miles)
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!
AMF Wellingborough (14 miles)
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!
Pots of Fun Ceramic Cafe (14 miles)
Pots of Fun Ceramic Cafe
Roll up, roll up, make your own masterpiece right here! Choose from a selection of items and decorate as you wish, plus baby hand and foot print options and some rather unusual parties...
Splash Leisure Pool (14 miles)
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!
Curious About Stamford (14 miles)
Curious About Stamford
Explore then discover all about this fabulous, ancient Lincolnshire town: Romans, Stagecoaches, Churches, Ancient Friaries, Bull running - a town of hidden treasures! Our two self guided treasure hunt style walks of discovery will keep you amused and spellbound for hours.
Fuzzy Eds (14 miles)
Indoor play area with loads of slides and fun features plus dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant. Outdoor play too in summer.
Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway Museum (14 miles)
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!
Burghley House (14 miles)
Hidden inside the Garden of Surprises mirrors exaggerate, mazes confuse, squirts of water distract, the dank moss house captivates, transforming sculptures dazzle, the grotto entices and the longitude dial educates and astonishes!
Jungle Parc (15 miles)
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.
Stamford Leisure Pool (15 miles)
Stamford Leisure Pool
Leisure pool with flume and wave machine, plus 25 metre pool for swimming development and exercise.
Irchester Country Park (15 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.
Brixworth Country Park (15 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.
Owston Lodge Equestrian Centre (15 miles)
Owston Lodge Equestrian Centre
BHS approved all weather facility offering lessons, off road hacking, cross country jumps and a recognised Pony Club. RDA approved and welcoming of disabled riders too.
Sywell Country Park (15 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.
Hamerton Zoo Park (16 miles)
Hamerton Zoo Park
Terrific and well cared for collection of animals, they also recently built two excellent standard completely new play areas, one for babies and toddlers and the other for older children.
Mini Meadows Farm (16 miles)
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!
Wistow Maze (16 miles)
A giant 8 acre maize maze with high level bridges and viewing towers. Follow the fun quiz trail and collect clues hidden amongst 3 miles of pathways.
Includes Activity Funyard with games and mini mazes for all the family. Open July-September. Winner of Leicestershire's "Best Visitor Attraction"
Thanks for all the great things to do in Corby 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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