Friday, 5 April 2019

Riverside Hub Review

Riverside Hub has a huge playframe, go-karts, climbing tree, laser invasion, carousel and sensory room.  Room, explore and play!

I was asked to visit with my children to see how good Riverside Hub is.  My children LOVED laser invasion and the climbing tree.  They both enjoyed being able to just freely go on things with no additional payments and as many times as they wanted.


Riverside Hub Laser Invasion

As a parent I loved that you can see the main play zone easily and it was reassuring to be able to spot your children.  The whole of Riverside Hub was clean and bright. The equipment all looked well maintained and the new under 5's water play area was just lovely & I felt a little sad my children are too old to use it!


Riverside Hub Under 5's

Riverside Hub Under 5's

We were there for 2 hours and the kids didn't want to leave.  I hadn't been to Riverside Hub for quite a while as my 12 year thought her indoor play centre days were over but there is so much to do she really enjoyed herself.  My 8 year old son LOVED laser invasion and spent at least 45 minutes playing!

Whilst there I discovered an amazing deal visit the Hub after 3pm Monday-Thursday during school term times, and each child will receive a kids meal and a cup of squash or milk.  Valid for children aged 1 - 12 when paying full admission price.

They are also currently running the Spring Funfair every Saturday in April.  Easter specials include: 🐰Easter Trail 🐰Whack-a-bunny game 🐰Free Pottery Painting Tickets are £10.50 per child and £4 per adult. 



Riverside Hub also offers SEN days on the 1st Thursday of every month (this maybe changing to the 3rd so please check)  the music and lights are lower and between 6pm and 8pm the whole area is much quieter. Admission is £7.95 and carers are free.

We didn't eat at the Hub but I liked the fact jacket potatoes were in the menu and it states All the food is oven baked and not fried.


Riverside Hub

The party room floor looked amazing & I especially loved the dinosaur themed area!





Opening times
Sunday to Thursday 9.30am – 6pm

Friday 9.30am – 7pm

Saturday 9.30am – 8pm

Admission prices are for a 2.5 hour play session. 
Standard prices School holidays/Weekends/Bank holidays
Under 1’s £2.50
Children 1 – 3 years £8.50
Children 4 – 12 years £10.50
Young People 13 - 17 years £10.50
Adults £4
Grandparents £2 


School days Monday to Friday

Under 1’s £2.50
Children 1 – 3 years £7.95
Children 4 – 12 years £8.50
Young People 13 - 17 years £8.50
Adults £3.50
Grandparents £1.75




**This review was in exchange for 4 children & 2 adult admissions.  All opinions are my own**

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Monday, 25 March 2019

Bliss Lane Nursery

Bliss Lane Nursery in Flore, Northamptonshire is a small but lovely tea room, farm shop and pets corner.  Visit the lambs now.  £1 per person plus £1 for a bag of feed. Goats, horses and chickens are also roaming around. There are facilities to wash your hands after and car parking. Well worth a visit for an hour or two.  

Bliss Lane Nursery


Bliss Lane Nursery

Bliss Lane Nursery
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Sunday, 24 March 2019

Pitsford Water

Pitsford Water is a beautiful 7 mile walk around the water.  The surface is well marked and suitable for buggies, wheelchair users and bikes.  You can walk to Brixworth Country Park and stop for a break in the café, play area or just to detour and take in the sights.

Pitsford Water

Very popular with cyclists you cab bring your own or hire one from Rutlands Cycling shop in Brixworth Country Park. Fishing is also popular and those keen should contact the Pitsford Water Fishing Lodge on 01604 781350.

Dogs are welcome but must be on a lead and are not allowed in the water due to blue green algae.

3 car parks and open every day except Christmas.
Pitsford Causeway, Brixworth Road, Holcot, NN6 9BN
Brixworth Country Park, Northampton Road,  Brixworth, NN6 9DG
Grange Lane, Pitsford, NN6 9AP

£3 per stay.

Pitsford Water

Pitsford Water

For other days out ideas in Northamptonshire check out the label 'Days Out' or my facebook page Life in the Mum's Lane

Pitsford Water
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