I have put together some ideas for days out with the kids in Northamptonshire this Summer. Most, if not all of these do need to be pre-booked so please check their website.
Got any other ideas or recommendations for days out with the kids in Northamptonshire? Add them in the comments below.
Country Parks and Outside Walks
Owned by the Fawsley Estate, Badby Woods is open to the public and is famous for its Bluebells. You enter the wood through what is left of a fantastic gatehouse. These woods are also a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Brampton Valley Way
The Brampton Valley Way is a 14-mile rail trail built on the way of the former Northampton to Market Harborough Railway in Northamptonshire.
An old gravel pit transformed into an internationally important haven for breeding and wading birds.
You can find out more in my review of Summer Leys here.
Endless walking trails, a family cycling trail, adventure play area, and even an onsite café selling tasty homemade meals and cakes in a warm, friendly environment.
Irchester Country Park
Take a walk around the woods and discover some dinosaur eggs along the way then let the kids burn off the last of their energy in the large play area.
Daventry Country Park
Feed the ducks, take a walk or a bike ride around the lake then a play to finish off.
You can find out more in my review of Daventry Country Park here.
Harlestone Firs is perfect for a walk or bike ride around the shaded woods.
Boost Trampoline Park
No better way to burn off energy that bouncing for an hour or two!
You can read my full review of Boost Trampoline Park here
Get 20% off your booking by adding code NPTONKIDS20 at checkout.
A whole world of role-playing for your little ones.
Read my full review of 360 Play here.
Houses/ Castles and Gardens
Enjoy a tour of the castle or a wander around the gardens.
Evenley Wood Garden
Set amongst the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside, this 60-acre privately owned woodland garden contains a large and notable collection of plants; ranging from unusual trees and shrubs to a wide selection of lilies and other bulbs.
Coton Manor Garden
Take a walk around the garden and say hi to the flamingoes on your way round!
You can find out more in my review of Coton Manor Garden here.
Take a tour of the gardens then visit the Icarus Falconry Centre where you can view their majestic collection of birds of prey.
A delightful Tudor house in a beautiful country garden setting with something for all the family to enjoy. Younger visitors will enjoy our trails around the Manor. Each week, starting on Tuesday 28th July, there will be a new trail.
Castle Ashby Gardens
Enjoy a walk around the various gardens then visit the animals in the Menagerie
You can find out more in my review of Castle Ashby Gardens here.
A tranquil Tudor manor house set in rare terraced gardens, with the ‘antient’ Dryden family at its heart
Although the house is going to remain closed for the rest of the year you can still take a walk around the beautiful gardens.
Kirby Hall is one of England’s greatest Elizabethan and 17th-century houses, once owned by Sir Christopher Hatton, Lord Chancellor to Queen Elizabeth I.
Although this zast mansion is partly roofless, the walls show the exceptionally rich decoration that proclaims that its successive owners were always at the forefront of new ideas about architecture and design.
The Abbey is still currently closed but you can enjoy a walk around the gardens.
West Lodge Rural Centre
There are animals to visit, nature trails to follow and an amazing outdoor play area.
You can find out more in my review of West Lodge Rural Centre here.
You can really get up close to the smaller animals here.
You can find out more in my review of Mini Meadows here.
A perfect way to experience the Zoo on a smaller scale.
You can find out more in my review of Hamerton Zoo here.
Woburn Safari Park
Explore the park either by foot or car.
You can find out more in my review of Woburn Safari Park here.
Whipsnade Zoo is located in Bedfordshire but worth the travel. It is one of two zoos that are owned by the Zoological Society of London, a charity devoted to the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats.
Grange Farm Harpole
The perfect spot for some Strawberry picking. Plus you can also check out their new Maize maze!
You can find out more in my review of Grange Farm Harpole.
Theme Park/ Fun Fair
Although just outside Northamptonshire this Theme Park is perfect for a family day out
Billing Aquadrome FunFair
Billing funfair is perfect for those wanting a couple of rides but not a big day out.
On and In The Water
SUP Oundle and Ringstead
Take a walk along the canal and see the river boats.
Indoor bouldering gym.
Drive-In & Outdoor Cinema
Northampton Film House
Experience drive-in cinema at Delapre Abbey.
Stanwick Lakes –
Outdoor cinema with child-friendly viewing times.