Days out

Let's go there!

Let's go there!

Whatever the time of year, and whatever the weather, there’s always plenty to do in Northamptonshire.

78 Derngate

78 Derngate

78 Derngate is the only house in England designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. It’s now a multi award-winning visitor attraction offering a boutique restaurant, light-filled art galleries and a stylish design shop.

Boughton House

Boughton House

Discover one of Britain’s grandest and best-preserved stately homes. As well as the splendours of the house, you can also enjoy the 18th-century landscaped gardens, woodlands and a grand country park.

Bugtopia The Zoo

Bugtopia The Zoo

Bugtopia The Zoo is a family owned small zoo that was formed in 2012 as a way to get kids interested in the super heroes of the world – bugs! There are over 75 different species of animal and you can enjoy hands-on interactions.

Canons Ashby

Canons Ashby

Canons Ashby was built by the Drydens using the remains of a medieval priory. The house and gardens have survived largely unaltered since 1710 and are presented as they were during the time of Sir Henry Dryden.

Castle Ashby Gardens

Castle Ashby Gardens

Castle Ashby Gardens is set in the heart of a 10,000-acre estate, the 35 acres of extensive gardens are a combination of several styles including romantic Italian gardens, the unique orangery and impressive arboretum.

Catanger Llamas

Catanger Llamas

Catanger Llamas is a llama breeding farm with a trekking centre that is open all year round, so that you can discover and enjoy every season. Llamas are gentle, inquisitive animals that will make a walk in the countryside unforgettable.

Corby Pool

Corby Pool

Corby Pool offers a wide range of facilities. The pool has state-of-the-art moving floors and boom, this offers a greater flexible pool area, allowing activities and swimming to take place in a versatile leisure environment.

Deene Park

Deene Park

Built over six centuries, growing into a substantial Tudor and Georgian mansion, Deene Park has been owned by the Brudenell family for 500 years and is the home of 7th Earl of Cardigan, who led the charge of the Light Brigade in 1854.

Hamerton Zoo Park

Hamerton Zoo Park

Hamerton Zoo Park is home to over 100 species of mammals for you to see, birds and reptiles ranging from the tiny Sebas Bat, the brightly coloured flamingo to the impressive Batrian Camel and beautiful White Tiger.

Jeyes of Earls Barton

Jeyes of Earls Barton

Since opening in 1981, Jeyes of Earls Barton have expanded and developed their once traditional chemist shop into an Aladdin’s cave full of gifts, an award-winning coffee shop and various fascinating exhibitions.

Kelmarsh Hall & Gardens

Kelmarsh Hall & Gardens

Kelmarsh Hall is an elegant Palladian house built in 1732 to a James Gibbs design. The hall is surrounded by its working estate, parklands and gardens, which have become known for their relaxed charm and ‘haphazard luxuriance’.

Mini Meadows Farm

Mini Meadows Farm

Mini Meadows Farm is a lovely children’s farm park set in 12 acres of rolling countryside. Come and meet the cute, not quite so cute, large and small farm animals or go exploring on a reservoir walk and play in the wooden play areas!

Nene Valley

Nene Valley

Commanding some of Britain’s most spectacular views and stunning landscapes, the impressive Nene Valley is an oasis of tranquillity with exciting opportunities for new outdoor experiences for everyone.

Race Club Karting

Race Club Karting

Long straights, hairpins, corkscrew turns and a tunnel await you on the split-level indoor go kart track at Race Club Karting. Set blistering lap times using the fleet of 270cc Sodi Karts; the fastest indoor go karts in the UK.

Rockingham Castle

Rockingham Castle

There are many things to see and do at Rockingham Castle today, come and explore the dynamic history the castle has to offer. Visitors tour the castle in their own time on a “freeflow” basis and guides are located throughout.

Rockingham Motor Speedway

Rockingham Motor Speedway

Rockingham Motor Speedway is the UK’s most modern motorsport venue and it’s 1.5 mile banked oval is Europe’s fastest racing circuit. Whether you are looking to participate or spectate, it’s a great day out for the whole family!

Rushden Town Council

Rushden Town Council

Rushden is the largest town in East Northamptonshire with a population of 30,000 people. The town has a wealth of history dating back thousands of years with indications of Bronze and Iron Age settlements in the area.

The Canal Museum

The Canal Museum

In the heart of the beautiful village of Stoke Bruerne on the Grand Union Canal you can find The Canal Museum where a free audio guide will take you on a journey through the stories and traditions of Britain’s historic canals.

Tigers Indoor Soft Play

Tigers Indoor Soft Play

With no time limit, Tigers is suitable for children aged 0-12 years, and it offers activities including a four-lane Astra slide, go karting, thrilling zip-wire, large sports area for football and the largest cargo net climb in the country!

Warner Edwards Distillery

Warner Edwards Distillery

With a G&T upon arrival, the Warner Edwards Distillery tour allows you to soak up the beautiful countryside atmosphere of Falls Farm as they unveil the secrets and true craftsmanship required to make each bottle of gin.

Wellingborough Museum

Wellingborough Museum

The Wellingborough Museum is housed in Dulley’s Baths, the building is the home of the collection of artefacts owned by the Winifred Wharton Trust. It has a market town collection of social items relating to the area.

Wicksteed Park

Wicksteed Park

This charming Wicksteed Park is the second oldest amusement park in the UK, having opened its gates in 1921. There’s nowhere else quite like it, along with 30 rides and activities, including one of Europe’s longest zip wires.