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

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Northampton

Looking for cool things to do in Northampton with your kids? You’ve come to the right place; from indoor play to beautiful estates, we’ve got it all! 

For a chilled out family day out, head out to Abington Museum, a free museum which has historic fashion items and interesting costumes. There’s a mysterious ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ to help get your little ones intrigued. Plus, Abington Park is a beautiful place for a walk on a sunny day. Thinking of days out in nature, Coton Manor is another lovely place for a walk.

Here’s another museum your kids will love - Delapre Abbey. Wondering what’s so special about it? Well, kids are allowed to touch everything .climb on the sofa and generally feel free to explore. Great, right? 

Fancy a splash-tacular day out? No need to travel to the coast - Danes Camp Leisure Centre has all the indoor water fun you can think of. It means you can go even in winter! 

Speaking of attractions you can visit any time of the year, Hullabaloo is a great place to visit if you’re after soft play, while if you're after something a little more challenging, you’ll find epic climbing walls at The Pinnacle

Looking for a free day out? This list of free things to do in the East Midlands has a couple of attractions in Northamptonshire you might want to explore.

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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...

Vue cinema screen. Source: PinkNews

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...

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...

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...

Entrance at Delapre Abbey in Northampton

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Toddler swimming pool at Danes Camp Leisure Centre in Northampton

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...

Toddlers playing at Wacky Warehouse - Lakeside in Northampton

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

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

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...

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...

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...

Toddlers playing at Wacky Warehouse - Quays Billing in Little Billing

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...

Go karts at Billing Go Karting in Northampton

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...

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...

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