20 Best Things To Do In Northamptonshire Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Northamptonshire

Featuring beautiful canal walks and vast English farmlands, exploring the amazing things to do in Northamptonshire can make a nature lover out of anyone.

 

Plan your next family day out to the village of Stoke Bruerne on the Grand Union Canal and journey into the history of Britain's canals at The Canal Museum. The area is absolutely stunning too! 

Next, why not mix thrills and water in one with a trip to Wicksteed Park? Home to more than 30 family-friendly rides and attractions, it’s great fun for all ages. When you go there, you must have a go at the world’s oldest water chute, designed in 1926! Might want to take a change of clothes though...

Speaking of water fun, another great family attraction in Northamptonshire is Stanwick Lakes. Featuring a large sand play area, plus a climbing tower and giant slide, it’s just as good as a real beach. Plus, they've got a lovely indoor play area as well.

Let’s not forget the animal lovers either! Here’s a suggestion for what to do in the area if farmyard fun is up your street - go to Rookery Open Farm and make friends with the sheep and cattle on the farm. 

Fancy going on the wild side? Our trusted explorer Penny has a few more ideas for outdoor family days out in Northamptonshire on her list of things to do in the East Midlands.

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Kids with rainbow play parachute at Northampton Trampoline Centre

Northampton Trampoline Centre

  • Northampton
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Northampton Trampoline Centre is a purpose built trampoline centre offering a wide range of opportunities to enjoy the exhilarating sport of trampoli...

Train carriage at station building at Northampton and Lamport Railway

Northampton and Lamport Railway

  • Chapel Brampton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The Northampton and Lamport Railway is a steam and heritage diesel operated tourist railway located at Pitsford and Brampton Station, roughly 5 miles...

Play area and cafe area at Berzerk Indoor Play in Northampton

Berzerk Indoor Play

  • Northampton
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Berzerk is an indoor soft play centre for children up to 10 years old to come let off some steam, bouncing to the moon on the bouncy castle or whizzi...

Kids playing golf at Mr Mulligans Pirate Golf in Milton Keynes

Mr Mulligan's Pirate Golf Milton Keynes

  • Milton Keynes
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

Prepare for a buccaneering adventure at Mr Mulligan’s Pirate Golf Milton Keynes! Gather your merry crew of pirates and take on the 18-hole golf cours...

The Wizard of Oz characters by soft play frame at Hullabaloo in Northampton

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  • Northampton
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

At Hullabaloo the expansive play frame area gives your children an exciting and safe place to really kick off some steam. The stylish play area featu...

Twinwoods Adventure

Twinwoods Adventure

  • Milton Ernest
  • Indoor
  • Indoor Skydiving

No need to go outside to get an adrenaline rush! From learning to fly in an indoor skydiving wind tunnel, to riding the waves at the indoor surfing a...

Mr Mulligan's Milton Keynes

Mr Mulligan's Milton Keynes

  • Milton Keynes
  • Indoor
  • Crazy Golf

Fancy an epic adventure?  UV lights, sea creatures and strange beasts are all thrown together for seriously crazy golf at Mr Mulligan's Milton K...

Walking trail at Brampton Valley Way in Brixworth

Brampton Valley Way

  • Brixworth
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Brampton Valley Way, which used to be the former Northampton to Market Harborough Railway, is a linear park that is surrounded by beautiful scenery,...

Bandstand at Abington Park in Northampton

Abington Park

  • Northampton
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Abington Park sits on the site on a medieval village, with some buildings surviving over 7 centuries! The park contains 2 lakes, one former boating l...

Xscape Milton Keynes

Xscape Milton Keynes

  • Milton Keynes
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Find all the entertainment your family needs under one roof at Xscape Milton Keynes! From snowboarding and indoor skydiving, to bowling and 4DX cinem...

Outside view of Abington Museum in Northampton

Abington Museum

  • Northampton
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

A nice way to key up the kids for Abington Museum is to mention the Victorian Cabinet of Curiosities… the very name is magnetic to children! They can...

A lantern at Trapp'd Northampton

Trapp'd Northampton

  • Northampton
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Trapp’d is an immersive escape experience where you’ll need teamwork, a nose for clues and every single one of your wits about you to survive. Good l...

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Vue Northampton

  • Northampton
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Calling all film fanatics! Jump into movie magic at Vue Northampton, where you’ll find all your favourites, from exciting action films to hilarious c...

Entrance to Northampton Museum and Art Gallery

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery

  • Northampton
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery tells the story of Northampton's history from the Stone Age to present day using objects, sound, and film. Outstan...

Riverside Hub

Riverside Hub

  • Northampton
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Need a fun place for kids of different ages? Northampton’s Riverside Hub has something for everyone! Your youngest can get busy in the baby sensory r...

Boost Trampoline Park Northampton

Boost Trampoline Park Northampton

  • Northampton
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Up for some bouncy fun? With 50 interconnected trampolines and a choice of activities and sessions for the whole family, Boost Trampoline Park Northa...

Tenpin Northampton

Tenpin Northampton

  • Northampton
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Roll up to Tenpin, Northampton with your little gang, and find out who has what it takes to win the top spot! Bowling is a great activity to keep the...

Cineworld Northampton

Cineworld Northampton

  • Northampton
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

How about a day at the movies? Enjoy the best of new kids' films and family movies at Cineworld Northampton. Share the magic of the big screen with y...

Woman with falcon at Holdenby Falconry Centre

Icarus Falconry

  • Holdenby
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Icarus Falconry , also known as Holdenby Falconry Centre, is a family run business set in the grounds of Holdenby House Estate, and is home to a uniq...

People at climbing wall at The Pinnacle in Northampton

The Pinnacle

  • Northampton
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

At 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...

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