Sol Central (< 1 mile)
Family features include kid friendly cinema and huge arcade.
Laserforce (< 1 mile)
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!
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
Northampton Museum and Art Gallery (< 1 mile)
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.
The Pinnacle (< 1 mile)
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.
Hullabaloo (< 1 mile)
The expansive play frame area gives your children an exciting and safe place to really kick off some steam. The stylish play area features 3 different slides and masses of activities you won't find anywhere else. If children need a helping hand from their adult carer, they are onto the play frame too.
Abington Museum (1 miles)
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.
Tenpin Northampton (1 miles)
is a bowling centre located in the Royale Leisure Park. We have 26 modern fully computerised lanes, 8 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!
Abington Park (1 miles)
A good park for parents offering lots to do when England warms up - hit info for a great review.
Danes Camp Leisure Centre (2 miles)
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 - Lakeside (2 miles)
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.
Berzerk Indoor Play (3 miles)
Northampton and Lamport Railway (4 miles)
Northampton and Lamport Railway
The Northampton & Lamport Railway is a steam and heritage diesel operated tourist railway located in the Northamptonshire countryside just 5 miles from Northampton, within easy reach of the motorway network. Lots of events going on throughout the year.
Wacky Warehouse - Millers (4 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Millers
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.
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.
Holdenby Falconry Centre (6 miles)
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.
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.
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 entry and aircraft viewing area...perfect for the kids!
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!
Rookery Open Farm (7 miles)
Rookery Open Farm
Offers a large pets corner, water-fowl area, pigmy goats, baby calves incubator hatching, two bouncy castles, miniature tractors, outdoor play area, undercover sand pit and go-carts! Largely under cover.
Old Dairy Farm Centre (7 miles)
Old Dairy Farm Centre
During the year the Centre holds several special events. We have our lambing weekends in the spring, country food fayres are held monthly, and we have our famous and unique 'living manger' prior to Christmas. Please check the Special Events page for the current list of activities.
Paul's Pirates (8 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!
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.
Fuzzy Eds (9 miles)
Purpose built indoor play with classic fun features to entertain and exhaust. Height restriction of 4ft 9ins but older children are catered for with a play area outside.
Whilton Mill (9 miles)
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.
Towcester Centre for Leisure (9 miles)
Towcester Centre for Leisure
For the fun factor, we have a Leisure Pool complete with Wave Machine, Jet Ski’s, Large Inflatable Island and a Flume - plenty to keep everyone entertained!
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.
AMF Wellingborough (10 miles)
Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Aquatic Playground (10 miles)
Children here can play in amongst the interesting jets such as Moppet Poppet or Aqua Arch, whilst their older siblings make straight for the Silly Shower - great idea if you are looking for summer family days out in Northamptonshire
Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway Museum (11 miles)
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.
Jungle Parc (11 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.
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. The park is home to the Quarryman's Rest Cafe, Jungle Parc UK and the Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway museum.
Emberton Country Park (11 miles)
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 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.
Daventry Leisure Centre (11 miles)
Daventry Leisure Centre
Daventry Leisure Centre - 25 metre Leisure pool - Wave machine, Lazy River and Water Cannons - Teaching Pool
Adventure World (11 miles)
Includes slides, ball pool, tunnels, climbing and seating area for parents. Suitable for up to eight years old. Attached to a leisure centre so
Harrington Aviation Museum (11 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.
Rainbow Playworld (12 miles)
A 13,500sq.ft. indoor play ground for the little tikes! There's a soft play centre aimed at 1-12 year old children. There's a large three tier play frame and an accompanying three tier toddler frame for the under fours
Daventry Sports Park (12 miles)
Daventry Sports Park
Facilities at Daventry Sports Park include, an Adventure World Children's Soft Play Area, Squash Courts, 25 Metre Swimming Pool, Wave Machine and Water Cannons, Teaching Pool and Cafe and Poolside Cafe Area. Children's Birthday Parties are available.
Kids Play (12 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 trampolines or shoot the fun ball cannons! The choice is endless!
Thanks for all the great things to do in 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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