Family Attractions in and around Northamptonshire
Northamptonshire has its fair share of attractions, some of which are famous the world over. From motorsports and watersports, to fun parks and manor houses, there's something for every taste. A selection of attractions are listed below. Click on a link for more details :
- Enjoy the thrills and spills of motor racing at Silverstone, Rockingham, or Santa Pod.
- Visit Wicksteed Park, a major county venue for visitors in 148 acres of parkland with 40 rides and attractions.
- Get some hands-on experience of railways from a bygone age, with both steam and diesel at the Northampton & Lamport Railway.
- Absorb the atmosphere of Rockingham Castle and imagine the spirits of bygone cavaliers and roundheads.
- Trek with Llamas along bridleways, farm tracks and country lanes with Catanger Llamas.
- Visit the many zoos and wild animal parks that can be found a short drive from the county's main towns.
Billing Aquadrome is Northampton's biggest caravan and touring site, offering lots of activites and facilities with some fantastic events each year.
Crow Lane, Great Billing, Northampton, NN3 9DA
Tel : 01604 408181
The home of the FORMULA 1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX; and widely recognised as the Home of British Motor Racing
Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, Northants, NN12 8TN
Tel : 01327 320280
Theme Park set in 500 acres with amazing thrill rides
Alton, Staffordshire, ST10 4DB
Tel : 08705 20 40 60
Catanger Farm, Wappenham Road, Weedon Lois, Towcester, Northants, NN12 8FN
Tel : 01327 860808
Cotswold Wildlife Park
160 acres of parkland and gardens
Burford, Oxfordshire, OX18 4JW
Tel : 01993 823006 Fax : 01993 823807
Elsie's Pottery Painting Barn
Eckland Lodge, Desborough Road, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 8HB
Tel : 07986 483493
UK's only Theme Park Group for 2-13yr olds
Central Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes, Bucks
Tel : 01925 444888 Fax : Booking Hotline - 01908 609001
Laser tag arena for age 7 up with pool tables and arcade machines too!
30 Church Street, Wellingborough, Northants, NN8 4PA
Tel : 01933 441300
Linton Zoological Gardens
Wildlife Breeding Centre
Hadstock Road, Linton, Cambridgeshire, CB1 6NT
Tel : 01223 891308 Fax : 01223 891308
NN - Contemporary Art Northampton
NN is a contemporary art space in the centre of Northampton. We work with artists at all stages of their careers to present an international programme of contemporary art and multi-disciplinary events.
Number Nine, Guildhall Road, Northampton, NN1 1DP
Tel : 01604 638944
Northampton & Lamport Railway
Steam Locomotives from a bygone age
Pitsford & Brampton Station, Pitsford Road, Chapel Brampton, Northampton, NN6 8BA
Tel : 01604 820327
Northamptonshire's Hilltop Castle
Rockingham, Market Harborough, LE16 8TH
Tel : 01536 770240 Fax : 01536 771692
Rockingham Motor Speedway
All new, all seater sports and entertainment venue - one of the largest outdoor stadiums in Europe.
Rockingham, Mitchell Road, Corby, Northants, NN17 5AF
Tel : 08700 134 044
Rutland Water Nature Reserve
Wildlife, Lake Fishing, Sailing, Gardens, Gift Shop
Egleton, Oakham, Rutland, Leicestershire, LE15 8BT
Tel : 01572 770651 Fax : 01572 755931
Santa Pod Raceway
The Home of European Drag Racing
Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough, Northants, NN29 7XA
Tel : 01234 782828 Fax : 01234 782818
14 Scotia Close, Brackmills Industrial Estate, Northampton, NN4 7HR
Tel : 08444 515515
The Canal Museum
Stoke Bruerne, Towcester, Northants, NN12 7SE
Tel : 01604 862229 Fax : 01604 864199
Virtual Aerospace Flight Simulator
Skyways House, Sywell Aerodrome, Wellingborough Road, Sywell, Northamptonshire, NN6 0BN
Tel : 01604 211336
Whipsnade Wild Animal Park
Conservation, Science and Learning
Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 2LF
Tel : 01582 872171 Fax : 01582 972649
A great day out for the whole family with over 40 rides and attractions
Barton Road, Kettering, Northants, NN15 6NJ
Tel : 01536 512475
Woburn Safari Park
Woburn, Bedfordshire, MK17 9QN
Tel : 01525 290407 Fax : 01525 290489