Families on holiday are always on the look out for dynamic, exciting and engaging places where kids are safe and entertained. There are a number of fabulous days out within easy reach of central Northampton that are guaranteed to entertain and wear out the kids.
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In Northampton itself there is the Frank Newhall Look Memorial Park a couple of miles outside the city centre is a world of outdoor adventure, featuring a mini zoo, train, pitch & putt golf course and loads of open spaces to run, explore and have a picnic.
Holden House and Gardens, while having wide open spaces for kids to run and play they also have the falconry centre where they can watch trained birds of pray fly and feed. The site also has a souvenir shop, museum and traditional Victorian tearoom.
Rockingham Castle in Northampton provides all the realism and excitement of a civil war battle during its festival days. The fortifications have over 900 years worth of history to their name and the visitor’s centre brings to life what it was like to live within its sturdy walls.
Wicksteed Park has 147 acres worth of fun for all the family. Wicksteed Park is a theme park with traditional rides like the rollercoaster, log flume and pirate ship. While younger or nervous visitors can enjoy such rides as the ladybird ride, carousel and the dodgems. Adults can also look around the vintage car collection or take pleasant strolls in the beautiful sunken gardens.
Bezerk Leisure Park is Northampton’s large indoor play area, here kids can enjoy climbing, jumping and sliding around the activity centre. There are ball ponds, bouncy castles, slides and climbing frames for them to work out their energies on while parents take a five minute break in the café.
The Splash Leisure Pool in Rushden is an exciting combination of three swimming pools with a beach area, fountains and bubbles, along with a separate flume and splash pool. The complex also has a sauna and a crèche,
Northampton Park Inn hotel by Radisson is a modern centrally located hotel with 146 spacious and well-appointed rooms. Their family friendly restaurant caters for all and there is a health centre with sauna, weights room and swimming pool where the family can have fun together.
There are ample attractions for all the family in Northampton, whether you like wandering around country houses and their grounds such as Althorp House or the excitement of motor racing at Silverstone. There are also specialist museums like the Canal Museum and designer Charles Rennie Macintosh’s house, 78 Derngate to visit. Northampton definitely has fun for all the family.