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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Northampton, Northamptonshire

Right in the heart of England, with its fair share of royal visits over the years, there are plenty of cool things to do in Northampton!

At The Northampton Museum and Art Gallery you can, quite literally, walk in the footsteps of those from the past as you relive the town’s significance in the Footwear Industry. You’ll never look at your families shoe rack with the same level of despair again when you see the 12,000 shoes in the museum! Plus there are fine arts, archeological artifacts and much more.

To complete the outfit head to Abington Museum, which has historic fashion items and interesting costumes. Entrance is completely free, plus there’s a mysterious ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ to help get children intrigued!

Enjoy acres of open space on Northampton family days out! Pack a picnic and head out to Brampton Valley Way with its 14 miles of parkland dotted with stunning scenery making it the ideal spot for a leisurely family walk or bike ride, or Abington Park has a duck pond, sensory garden, a huge playground, café and an over 7s fitness trail!

If the weather isn’t good enough for outdoor fun, then Northampton Trampoline Centre will help the children burn off some energy and they could learn some new tricks! There are expert instructors on hand to give you hints and tips, as well as help smaller ones find the spring in their step!

Find your perfect day out

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...

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...

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...

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...

Delapre Abbey

  • Northampton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Get to know your local history with a visit to the recently restored Delapre Abbey near Northampton. This is a museum the kids will actually enjoy as...

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...

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,...

Hullabaloo2 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • 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...



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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...

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

  • 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...

Danes Camp Leisure Centre

  • Northampton
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

If you thought a roller derby was a thing of the past, think again! Danes Camp Leisure Centre is bringing back the classic day out in style with funk...

Wacky Warehouse - Lakeside

  • Northampton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Wacky Warehouse at the Lakeside boasts a fully air conditioned indoor adventure play structure (maximum height 4ft9), plus dedicated safe zone fo...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Wacky Warehouse - Quays Billing

  • Little Billing
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Millers Wacky Warehouse, now known as Quay's Billing boasts a fully air conditioned indoor adventure play structure (maximum height 4ft9), plus s...

Billing Go Karting

  • Northampton
  • Outdoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

Billing Go Karting caters to the youth and family market through Under 14 Karting sessions, Family Sessions, Birthday Parties and there's also a raci...

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...

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