Things To Do In Northamptonshire For Kids

Planning a family trip to Northamptonshire? This charming county is home to some of the East Midlands’ most exciting attractions, beautiful scenery and great outdoor adventure destinations.

We spoke to the local travel experts at Billing Aquadrome to learn more about the top attractions and activities in Northamptonshire for families with young kids.

Roobarb and Kustard Ceramic Café

Enjoy an energising coffee while your children build beautiful ceramic artwork. The Roobarb and Kustard Cemarics Café is located in the centre of Northampton and is the perfect place to sit down, relax and let your kids explore their creative size.

Roobarb and Kustard’s friendly staff are always there to help your kids create and paint their own ceramic pottery and cute clay imprints. This affordable activity (it starts at just £4.50 plus a £3.95 studio fee) is a great way to start the day.

Holdenby Falconry Centre

Watch as Holdenby’s expert falconer flies some of the world’s most impressive birds of prey. Home to Black Eagles and Lanner Falcons, the Holdenby Falconry Centre is a great attraction for young nature lovers seeking a thrilling experience.

The centre is home to several birds of prey, including the impressive Harris Hawk and European Eagle Owl. Bookings are organised through Icarus Falconry – call to book your day out at the Holdenby House Estate before you visit.

Go Karting at Billing Aquadrome

Unleash your inner Formula 1 driver on Billing Aquadrome’s 300-metre circuit. This high-speed attraction is suitable for kids aged eight year old and up. Racers receive a full safety and training briefing before driving out onto the floodlit circuit track.

From hairpin bends to high-speed straightaways, the Billing Go Karting track is full of thrills. Speed around the course and receive computer lap time print-outs or take part in a team challenge with your friends and family.

Stanwick Lakes

This 750-acre nature reserve is one of Northamptonshire’s best places for exploring the countryside. Home to an obstacle course and adventure playground, it’s also an excellent place to test your physical skills and have fun outside the city.

From cycling trails to bird watching, Stanwick Lakes is packed with opportunities to make the most of Northamptonshire’s amazing natural scenery. It’s even home to a special horse riding trail for visitors seeking the ultimate local adventure.

Why not visit Northamptonshire?

Are you starting to plan your next family holiday? From go karting to horse riding, Northamptonshire is home to hundreds of great activities for kids. Go camping in Northamptonshire and enjoy an unforgettable family experience.

Gareth O’Rourke is the e-marketing manager and a regular blogger for Billing Aquadrome.

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