Family

Enjoy family friendly fun with our range of activities and events!

Birding Bonanza!

Sep 16, 2017 - Sep 16, 2017

Rushden Lakes Visitor Centre.

10am - 4pm. £3 per child. Rushden Lakes Visitor Centre. Drop in session - no need to book. Drop in to Rushden Lakes Visitor Centre to join in with a variety of bird themed activities. Make a bird kite to ‘fly’ around our nature trail, take a homemade bird feeder for your garden or balcony and discover the variety of bird life at the Nene Wetlands using binoculars, telescopes and hidden wildlife cameras. E: simon.gardner@wildlifebcn.org

Drawing Competition

Sep 16, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017

Nene Valley

Come along to your local library and draw/colour your favourite place to visit in the Nene Valley for a chance to win prizes! Participate at Northamptonshire libraries. T: 01832 742052 www.nenevalley.net

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Ironstone Quiz

Sep 16, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017

Irchester Country Park, NN29 7DL

Follow the orange waymarked Ironstone trail around the park to discover fascinating heritage and complete the quiz trail challenge on your mobile or tablet. Car parking charge applies. www.northamptonshireparks.co.uk

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Nene Valley Trail

Sep 16, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017

Barnwell Country Park

10am - 4pm. Free. Enjoy a pleasant stroll around the park and enjoy learning about the backwaters of the River Nene with activities, facts and questions along the way. Collect sheet from Kingfisher Café. Car parking charge applies.

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Ashton Parish Day 2017

Sep 17, 2017 - Sep 17, 2017

Ashton

From 1pm. Enjoy craft displays, 24 ft climbing tower, morris dancing games alley, jams, natural history and conker trials!

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Cyclefest

Sep 17, 2017 - Sep 17, 2017

Stanwick Lakes

11am - 4pm. A popular family event in partnership with Northamptonshire County Council's 'Cycle Northants'. Enjoy pedal powered activities such as making a smoothie and scalextrics, a cycling challenge and bike themed arts and crafts. Free entry but charges for some activities. Car parking charge applies.

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Bird Crafts

Sep 23, 2017 - Sep 23, 2017

Barnwell Country Park

10.30am-12pm. £1 per child. Car parking charges apply. Join the Ranger in the visitor centre for a Bird themed craft session! No need to book, just turn up Please note wear old clothing as there might be glues and paints used. T: 0300 126 5931 W: www.firstforwellbeing.co.uk E: Barnwell@firstforwellbeing.co.uk

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Guided Bird Walk

Sep 23, 2017 - Sep 23, 2017

Barnwell Country Park

£1 per child. Sessions at 1:30pm -2:30pm & 2:30pm - 3:30pm. Please book before noon on 23 September. Join the Ranger for this children’s introduction to our feathered friends. Please bring your binoculars. Limited number of binoculars will be available to borrow. T: 0300 126 5931 W: www.firstforwellbeing.co.uk E:Barnwell@firstforwellbeing.co.uk

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Little Bug Hunt

Sep 23, 2017 - Sep 23, 2017

Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre, Rushden Lakes

10.30am – 12noon. £6 per person. Calling all Wildlife detectives! Search our wildlife discovery area for all kinds of bugs and beasties then join us back at the visitor centre to make a minibeast to take home. All equipment and resources provided for all budding young David Attenboroughs! Come dressed for the outdoors. Booking essential. E: simon.gardner@wildlifebcn.org

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Nene Valley Festival Finale - Making History

Sep 23, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017

Stanwick Lakes

10am - 4pm. Free. Car parking charge applies. A Victorian weekend celebration with traditional craft demos, children's activities and the amazing re-enactment group 'The Ragged Victorians'! The event marks the completion of a four year Heritage Lottery Project 'Trading Places'. Discover how local communities have brought the traditional trades and crafts of their towns and villages to life. T: 01933 625522 www.stanwicklakes.org.uk

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RSPB Membership Stand

Sep 23, 2017 -

Ferry Meadows Country Park

Drop in. Free. Talk to members from the RSPB and find out how you can give nature a home.

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Thomas Weekend

Sep 23, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017

Nene Valley Railway

One day tickets. £18 / £16 / £12. Thomas fans can travel to see him from any Nene Valley railway station. Just jump on board the big steam train hauled by one of his Friends, buy a one day ticket price and that will include everything including your travel up and down the whole of the line, entertainment and the all-important ride behind the star of the show, Thomas! T: 01780 784444 www.nvr.org.uk

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Bug Hunting Sunday

Sep 24, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017

Barnwell Country Park

£1 per child. Sessions at 10:30am -12:30pm & 1:30pm - 3:30pm. Join the Ranger as you hunt down the smaller creatures that live under logs, around the trees, in the grass and in the soil, using a range of equipment. £1 per child, Car parking charges apply Booking recommended. T: 0300 126 5931 W: www.firstforwellbeing.co.uk E: Barnwell@firstforwellbeing.co.uk

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