Friday, 18 May 2018

May half term things to do in Northampton

May half term is rapidly approaching and it looks like its going to be sunny. Yippee!

Here's some ideas for things to do in Northampton to keep the kids entertained.

Manor House Museum Kettering

Craft activities 29th, 30th and 31st May and 1st June 2 sessions per day 10.15am and 11.45am. make a sun catcher, mini hot balloons, stanined class window and magic. Booking recommended £3 per child sessions last 1 hour.

Call the Museum on 01536 534219 or email  for more information.

Abington Park Museum Northampton

Nature Detectives Tuesday 29 May1.15-2.30pm and 2.45-4pm
Join us as we venture out into the park on a nature scavenger hunt. Then create your own sun catcher or book mark using some of the things you have found. £3 per child ring 01604 838110 Thursday to Sunday 1-5pm or book.
Cineworld Movies for Juniors
Duck Duck Goose and A Wrinkle in Time 10.10am £3.20 per person.
Vue Mini Movies
Peter Rabbit and Nick Junior Big Screen Heroes 10am £2.49 per person
Lings Forum Cinema
Sherlock Gnomes all week 10.30am and 2pm £4.10 child and £4.90 adult discounts or free entry if a leisure centre member.
May 26th to June 3rd. May half term Dino. Meet giant T-Rex an the baby dinos. £17 per person if booked online, £8.50 for toddlers and free for children under 95cm.
Gullivers Land

Tabbalabba May half term 26th May to 3rd June.  What happens at Tabbalabba? 

  • Springtime Festivities 
  • The Big Bubble Show 
  • The Sock Puppet Parade 
  • The Gulliver's Cake-Off 

£17.95 per person online Free for children under 90cm.

Gullivers Land

Wicksteed Park

Wicksteed Park

See what animals you can spot and receive a certificate 29th May to 1st June.

30th May Family gardening workshop Drop in from 10am to 2pm. Decorate a plant pot and plant a sunflower to take home. Suggested donation of £3 per family.

You can enter Wicksteed for free to use the play area etc but charges apply to all rides and you must pay for parking.  Up to 2 hours £3 2-3 £4 and 3+ £6.  Rides £22 for 20 tokens and £37 for 40 tokens.  Wristbands also available.

Farms - We are lucky to have a great selection in Northamptonshire and I have been to the 3 main attractions and really like them all. West Lodge, Mini Meadows and Rookery Open Farm.  All 3 have indoor and outdoor attractions.

Country Parks - Brixworth, Sywell, and Irchester and the 3 nearest to us and great way to get some fresh air and exercise. Parking at most is £3 per day.

Stanwick Lakes - is one of my personal favourites.  Loads for kids to do, safe and fun. Parking is a bit more expensive that other places though. Parking £3.60 for 2 hours £4.60 for 3 hours and £5.60 for 3+

Rushden Lakes -Rushden Lakes is more than just shops, nature trail, boating lake, Rushden Rangers childrens activity pack for half term and splash zone.

Castle Ashby - Another personal favourite and great for a relatively peaceful stroll with the kids and see the famous meerkats. £7 adults, £1 per child and Free for under 5's.

Splash Park at The Embankment, Wellingborough

The Splash Park children's water play feature situated next to the River Nene at The Embankment, Wellingborough (NN8 1LD) and amazingly is completely free!

During half term open 12 noon to 6.30pm.

And lastly something a but different Mr Mulligans Crazy Gold in Milton Keynes £25 for family ticket Mr Mulligans

Have a fab week everyone 

Emma xxx

Remember to check times and dates before travelling to avoid disappointment.


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