Northamptonshire Outdoor Pursuits & Nature

Sywell Country Park
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Sywell Country Park
Sywell Country Park offers meadowland and lakeside walks, with a small arboretum of exotic trees and Edwardian buildings still surviving from its past role as a water supply reservoir with a water works heritage trail to guide you round. Play in the sand and water themed play areas or tumble in the tots soft play area Climb through the tunnels...
Brampton Valley Way
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Brampton Valley Way
The Brampton Valley Way is a 14-mile rail trail built on the way of the former Northampton to Market Harborough Railway in Northamptonshire. Take a train ride along a short section of the line at the former Pitsford and Brampton station. Cycle to Brixworth Country Park Park Information 14 miles (22.5 km) of linear park linking Northampton and...
Brixworth Country Park
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Brixworth Country Park
Developed with Millennium Commission funding, the park is a national showpiece for accessible countryside – providing access for all irrespective of physical or mental ability and social or cultural background.  Play Enjoy the play area and have a go on the zip line. See who can go the highest on the climbing wall. Take a walk...
Billing Aquadrome - Northamptonshire
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Billing Aquadrome - Northamptonshire
A great way to spend the day whilst at Billing Aquadrome, the Funfair! Spin on the Twister, whoosh round the track on the Runaway Train or sail the seven seas on the Pirate ship there's lots of family fun. Rides include:     Mini Jets     Dodgems     'Run away train' Rollercoaster    ...
Northampton and Lamport Railway
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Northampton and Lamport Railway
The Northampton & Lamport Railway is a steam and heritage diesel operated tourist railway located in the Northamptonshire countryside just 5 miles from Northampton, within easy reach of the motorway network. Just click on the signal, heading or totem to move around the site.
Coton Manor
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Coton Manor
This peaceful ten acre garden occupies a hillside position extending down from the 17th century manor house, constructed of mellow Northamptonshire stone. Landscaped on different levels, it comprises a series of distinctive smaller gardens, providing variety and interest throughout the season, and enhanced by flowing streams, fountains and ponds....
Abington Park
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Abington Park
Abington Park is Northampton's oldest and most popular park. It contains many fine features including Abington Park Museum, sports facilities, a cafe, flower displays, lakes, and a garden for the blind. Beneath the surface lies the archaeological remains of the old medieval village. Find out more below. Abington Park is Northampton's most...
Si5 Spymissions - Northampton
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Si5 Spymissions - Northampton
Si5 Spymissions Northampton is a BRAND NEW Action Adventure Centre. Your Mission: to infiltrate the ship and stop the terrorists from launching the missile without being caught! The mission ends with an adrenalin pumping escape - you and your friends will feel like real spies! Using the DAHV (Dynamic Armoured Hover Vehicle) you will fly to the...
Frontier Centre
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Frontier Centre
Welcome to Rock UK Frontier Centre Bursary places are available to certain groups visiting Frontier Centre this autumn so please call the centre and ask to speak to the Development Manager for more information. We have availability for Easter 2011 for up to 164 people so if you are interested please give us a call now. ...
Fuzzy Ed's @ The Priory - Wellingborough
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Fuzzy Ed's @ The Priory - Wellingborough
Fuzzy Ed’s Fun House is a soft play area for ages 0-12 years! Children must be under 4ft 9 and supervised at all times! We have a baby area which caters for children 0-4 years and the older section for children aged 5-12 years old! The Fun House is attached to a fantastic family dining pub. Our friendly atmosphere is a highlight of...
Stanwick Lakes
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Stanwick Lakes
Stanwick Lakes is a unique 750acre countryside attraction and nature reserve in the heart of Northamptonshire's beautiful Nene Valley, and is widely considered to be one of the region's most imaginative outdoor activity destinations. It offers the best of both worlds: extensive play areas to keep adventurous families entertained for hours, and for...
The Pinnacle
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The Pinnacle
Established in July 2010 through the relentless determination of our  MD, Simon, The Pinnacle has set the standard for climbing centres in  the heart of England.Offering not only a great selection of routes on  60 lines ranging from beginner friendly F2 to pro-challenging F8a+,  the centre also houses a dedicated bouldering...
Ock 'n' Dough
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Ock 'n' Dough
BAZZ AND JAZZ PLAY ZONE - Indoor Play Building OPENING TIMES Monday - Friday 9am - 8pm. Saturday 12noon - 10pm. Sunday 12noon - 8pm. PARENT & TODDLERS Monday - Friday 9am - 12noon. PARTIES Standard children's party with playtime & food included £5.99 per child. Mega party ...
Salcey Forest
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Salcey Forest
Salcey Forest is an oasis of nature and history only 7 miles from the centre of Northampton. Whether you want a family day out, a chance to see the wildlife of the forest, or just to pop in for a cup of tea in these beautiful surroundings, Salcey Forest has it all. For bird's-eye views - ascend the all-ability Tree Top Way and see Salcey from a...
Jungle Parc Wellingborough
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Jungle Parc Wellingborough
Outdoor fun and adventure for the whole family in an exciting and safe environment! We have two courses, Adventurer Course for age 4+ and Explorer Course for teens and adults. Jungle Parc is located in the lovely Irchester Country Park! Its only 20 minutes from Northampton and 30 minutes from Milton Keynes. This former ironstone quarry has a...
Irchester Country Park
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Irchester Country Park
This former ironstone quarry has a wonderful children's play area as well as a network of long and short trails through 83 hectares of mixed woodland. The park is home to the Quarryman's Rest Cafe, Jungle Parc UK and the Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway museum. Irchester Country Park has an adventure course with zip lines, a play area and a network...
The Warren
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The Warren
FUN FACTORY - (Indoor Play Building) OPENING TIMES    Saturday & Sunday 12noon - 6pm. CHARGES    Playtime: Free to enter, must be supervised by parents.
Laser Adventure Northampton
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Laser Adventure Northampton
Laser Adventure Northampton hosts a new set of outdoor laser tag arenas based in south Northamptonshire. A number of themed arenas provide you with plenty of fun and excitement during your visit. Our laser equipment is perfect for days out, birthday parties, business and corporate, schools and youth groups as well as hen/stag dos. Laser...
Fermyn Woods Country Park
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Fermyn Woods Country Park
Situated in the heart of the Rockingham Forest, the park offers access to fantastic woodlands, meadows, thickets, marshes and ponds to explore. Fermyn Woods Country Park is great for wildlife spotting and fishing in a diverse landscape of meadows, marshes, forest and ponds. Climb on the giant red kite and scramble like a squirrel on the wild...
RUSHTON TRIANGULAR LODGE
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RUSHTON TRIANGULAR LODGE
This delightful triangular building was designed by Sir Thomas Tresham (father of one of the Gunpowder Plotters) and constructed between 1593 and 1597. It is a testament to Tresham’s Roman Catholicism: the number three, symbolising the Holy Trinity, is apparent everywhere. There are three floors, trefoil windows and three triangular gables on each...
Emberton Country Park
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Emberton Country Park
Close to the village of Emberton and the market town of Olney, the Park is ideally located between the counties of Bucks, Northants and Beds. Great Fishing, Static Caravan Site, Beautiful Walks Camping Childrens Play Area Conservation Area Sailing Club Picnic Area Country Walks Toilets
Daventry Country Park
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Daventry Country Park
Daventry Country Park - History Daventry Country Park was created in 1968 as part of the nationwide Countryside Act. This movement sought to provide communities with green spaces to use and enjoy. The reservoir (130 acres of open water) was dug out and completed in 1804, taking eight years to finish. The original purpose of the reservoir was...
Harrold Odell Country Park
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Harrold Odell Country Park
Harrold-Odell Country Park is an area of North Bedfordshire's beautiful countryside waiting for you to explore. Set in 144 acres, the Park's main features are two picturesque lakes. These along with river meadows, woodland and the tranquil banks of the Great Ouse river, provide a variety of habitats and make for a great day out. ...
Rockingham Forest
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Rockingham Forest
The Rockingham Forest is an area of some 200 square miles in North-East Northamptonshire, lying between the Rivers Welland and Nene and the towns of Stamford and Kettering. It has a rich and varied landscape, with farmland, open pasture, pockets of woodland and villages built from local stone. Today the Forest offers visitors plenty of routes for...
Family Friendly Orienteering Course Foxton
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Family Friendly Orienteering Course Foxton
Orienteering is a great outdoor adventure activity that exercises both the mind and body, and develops skills in map reading and navigation. The sport is open to all ages and levels of fitness, making it an ideal family pastime. Competitive orienteers race against the clock whilst navigating from point to point across a diverse terrain using a...
Foxton Locks Spy Mission Treasure Trail
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Foxton Locks Spy Mission Treasure Trail
Set in the beautiful rolling countryside of South East Leicestershire, this Spy Trail takes you round the famous site of Foxton Locks, with its flight of ten locks, the fantastic Inclined Plane Boat Lift and museum.  Trails are self guided and can be instantly downloaded from our website. Follow the Trail, solve the clues and see the...
Corby Boating Lake
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Corby Boating Lake
Corby Boating Lake was constructed in the early 70's. It is a lovely facility at the heart of the town. The lake can boast a wide range of geese, ducks, water fowl and our residential swans. The recent environmental project has improved fishing stocks. There are also herons, gulls and kingfishers that visit the lake along with a host of woodland...
Thurleigh Farm Centre - Bedford
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Thurleigh Farm Centre - Bedford
Our indoor and outdoor play centre is open and is included in the entry. At weekends and during school holidays we run a schedule of activities which include Quad bikes (for ages 6 and over), Go Carts (ages 10 and over), Pony Rides , Fire Engine Rides and Bungee Trampolines as well as Tractor Rides and Animal Feeding. If these activities are of...
Wistow Maze
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Wistow Maze
Welcome to Wistow in Leicester, a beautiful and historic English hamlet in rolling countryside just a few miles south of Leicester and north of Market Harborough. Famous for the Wistow Maze (with new design and quiz trail each summer), the thriving Rural Centre (with a new farm shop, cafe/bistro, plant centre, model village and a variety of...
Airkix
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Airkix
It's flying! Imagine a wind tunnel that could be used for testing the aerodynamics of an F1 racing car, turn it upright, step into the airflow and you are skydiving. It's a proven concept operating in several countries to the benefit of the skydiving community and anyone else who wishes to taste the thrill of freefall in a completely safe...
Xscape Milton Keynes
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Xscape Milton Keynes
Where else can you find the country’s biggest indoor REAL snow slopes, Europe’s first purpose-built body flying tunnel! , rock climbing walls, bowling, multiplex cinema, gym and fitness centre, numerous bars and restaurants and  urban retail outlets all under 1 roof? Plus – with free family entertainment every school...
Marston Vale Millenium Country Park
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Marston Vale Millenium Country Park
Creating the Forest of Marston Vale is about using trees and woodlands to repair a damaged landscape, addressing the effects of the brick making industry, which had flourished for over a hundred years between Bedford and Milton Keynes. The headline target is to achieve 30% tree cover by 2031, but trees are just the tool to deliver the aim of...
Marston Vale Forest Centre
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Marston Vale Forest Centre
The Forest of Marston Vale Trust is an independent registered charity (No. 1069229). It is responsible for leading the creation of the Forest of Marston Vale, one of 12 Community Forests across England, designated in the 1990s to regenerate land around towns and cities, scarred by industrialisation. The Forest of Marston Vale is being created to...
The Broughton
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The Broughton
Set in a quiet area of the countryside the pub has 2½ acres of grounds with a lovely beer garden and outdoor play area to keep the younger family members amused.
Willen Lake and Park
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Willen Lake and Park
More than 1 million people visit the buzzing shores of Willen Lake each year, with a huge variety of activities and leisure facilities there really is something for everyone. One hundred acres of water encircled by eighty acres of stunning landscaped grounds, beautifully maintained by the Parks Trust, with mile after mile of cycle ways and dozens...
Si5 Spymissions - Milton Keynes
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Si5 Spymissions - Milton Keynes
SpyMissions is a series of puzzles and challenges set aboard the battle cruiser UNS Steadfast It has a brilliant storyline which brings it to life, from covertly boarding the vessel to the adrenaline-fuelled escape! making it the most exciting experience you will ever have Spy Masters is team building experience playing as a spy or...
Barnwell Country Park
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Barnwell Country Park
Located in the heart of the Nene Valley, 15 hectares of lakes, riverbank and meadows to explore, close to the historic market town of Oundle. With three way marked waterside trails, numerous picnic spots, a wealth of wildlife and facilities, Barnwell Country Park is a great place for a family day out. ?Barnwell Country Park comprises 37 acres of...
Addison Howard Park
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Addison Howard Park
Addison Howard Park is the main park in Kempston which is part of the grounds of Grange House, once one of the principal residences in the parish, which survives as flats. This estate was owned in the 1880s by the Howard family (ancestors of the randlord Sir George Herbert Farrar Bt and the current Earl of Lonsdale) proprietors of the Britannia...
Priory Country Park
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Priory Country Park
Priory Country Park is an established green area, of around 360 acres, made up of lakes, meadows and woodland, partially enclosed within a bend in the river Great Ouse. 5 AM - 9 PM
Bedford Park
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Bedford Park
Each year since 2007 Bedford Park has been awarded green flag status, an award given to those parks that reflect the highest standards. It is one of 3 parks currently maintaining Green Flag status, including Priory Country Park and Harrold Odell Country Park. Admission: Free to all!   Opening Times: Year round daylight access.
Embankment Gardens and Russell Park
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Embankment Gardens and Russell Park
Bedford Borough Council is responsible for maintaining many varied parks and green spaces from urban and country parks to small patches of green in residential areas. Best known to visitors is the riverside promenade running through the town centre made up of the Embankment Gardens, Russell Park and Mill Meadows. The ornate Victorian Suspension...
Big Rock Climbing Centre
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Big Rock Climbing Centre
Big Rock Climbing Centre offers a fantastic variety of indoor climbing from 11m high climbs requiring the use of safety ropes and harnesses, to low level bouldering climbs attempted above deep foam matting. You'll find hundreds of different colour coded climbs to attempt from really easy challenges designed to offer manageable climbing for...
Activity Land - Milton Keynes
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Activity Land - Milton Keynes
All-year indoor & outdoor activity centre, 25' rock-climbing wall, Driving school, Tractors & diggers, Multi-level play frame, Woodland trail, Dinosaur dig, Gold-panning, Toddler area, Shop. Restaurant, Party packages Come rain or shine, our venues are bursting with fun. What will you do first? ...
Top Lodge - Fineshade Wood
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Top Lodge - Fineshade Wood
Top Lodge, Fineshade Wood is a fantastic day out for families and wildlife lovers alike. There are lots of places to explore, cycle round and play in. You can build dens, look out for forest animals, or if you are really adventurous, visit our Tree House play area, tucked away in the wood. Next to the visitor centre is the Oak Leaf play area...
KIRBY HALL
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KIRBY HALL
Kirby Hall is one of England’s greatest Elizabethan and 17th-century houses, once owned by Sir Christopher Hatton, Lord Chancellor to Queen Elizabeth I. Although this vast mansion is partly roofless, the walls show the exceptionally rich decoration that proclaims that its successive owners were always at the forefront of new ideas about...
The Tawny Owl
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The Tawny Owl
The pub's large beer garden with benches is an ideal place to soak up the summer sunshine.
Stowe Landscape Gardens
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Stowe Landscape Gardens
Stowe Landscape Gardens offer great children's activity packs, full of ideas to discover wildlife and nature in the gardens and help keep their interest going.  One of the most remarkable creations of Georgian England, Stowe was created by a family once so powerful they were richer than the king!  Since the National Trust acquired the...
Draycote Water Country Park
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Draycote Water Country Park
Draycote Water is an ideal place for a family day out in Warwickshire. Whether you are planning a gentle walk, some cycling or spotting some wildlife, there is lots to do at this great site. Admission:2015 Prices: Park admission free, activities separately charged for.   Opening Times: 2015 Opening Details: The site is open every day...
Hamerton Zoological Park
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Hamerton Zoological Park
There's more than just seeing our collection of animals Play Areas We also have 2 play areas, one for babies and toddlers and the other for older children. Both get a "thumbs up" from all that play. Picnic and Gardens The new covered picnic areas and gardens gives you a great area to relax and enjoy the snacks...
Thrift Farm - Whaddon
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Thrift Farm - Whaddon
At Thrift Farm there is so much for you to see and do! Spread over a 52 acre working farm our attractions include the Farm Park, Café and Gift Shop. Thrift Farm offers work-based support to clients with learning disabilities and mental health issues, who work across all areas of the farm to build their skills and independence. Our highly...
Herring's Green Farm - Wilstead
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Herring's Green Farm - Wilstead
One of the UK's Largest Bird of Prey Centres hosting over 300 birds on display its a great day out for the family. The English School of Falconry and Bird of Prey and Conservation Centre is a family run business with over 50 years experience in Falconry. With our collection of birds growing to almost 300, we decided that it was time to open a...
Woburn Abbey and Gardens
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Woburn Abbey and Gardens
For an amazing family day out, go on a safari drive adventure in the heart of Bedfordshire! Come to Woburn Safari Park and meet the wildlife roaming in over 300 acres of beautiful parkland. Enjoy a full day of family fun for one low ticket price. Park for free in the leisure area and walk through our animal encounters, where you'll see...
GO APE Woburn Safari Park - Bedfordshire
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GO APE Woburn Safari Park - Bedfordshire
If you like the idea of an amazing high wire forest tree top course then Go Ape could be just your thing. We have Tarzan swings, rope bridges, ladders, tunnels and zip lines suspended up to 40 feet high in the tree tops. Go Ape is an award-winning confidence course with branches throughout the UK.  The Go Ape course will appeal to a...
Woburn Safari Park
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Woburn Safari Park
Head off on your own Safari adventure Woburn Safari Park offers the chance to visit the animals of the wild plains, jungles and savannahs of Africa, without leaving the country! Head off on an adventure on the Road Safari to see endangered and exotic animals, including beautiful tigers, lions, rhino, giraffes, monkeys and many ...
Danish Camp
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Danish Camp
A Country Park that describes its glorious history and facilities with photographs and writings from previous times in history. There are also firework displays a cafe with breakfast and lunch menus. The path that passes by Danish Camp forms part of Route 51 on the Sustrans Network.  This means that it is a safe 'off-road' track that is...
Whitwell Rutland Cycling
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Whitwell Rutland Cycling
We are Europe's largest hire fleet, situated in the heart of the English countryside with traffic free waterside cycle routes from 8 to 23 miles. Our hire fleet is made up of the latest models supplied by the biggest brands and includes bikes for everyone regardless of age or ability. The whole fleet and equipment is regularly...
Normation Rutland Cycling
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Normation Rutland Cycling
We are Europe's largest hire fleet, situated in the heart of the English countryside with traffic free waterside cycle routes from 8 to 23 miles. Our hire fleet is made up of the latest models supplied by the biggest brands and includes bikes for everyone regardless of age or ability. The whole fleet and equipment is regularly...
Rutland Water Nature Reserve
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Rutland Water Nature Reserve
This internationally famous nature reserve is managed by the Leicestershire& Rutland Wildlife Trust in partnership with Anglian Water  and provides  one of the most important wildfowl sanctuaries in Great Britain, regularly holding in excess of 25,000 waterfowl. Admission: Adults £5.65 Concession £4.45 Junior...
Goldhill Adventure Playground - Leicester
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Goldhill Adventure Playground - Leicester
A real adventure playground for 5 - 14 year olds, children can play freely, and have fun while being supervised. Leicester's largest inclusion programme. OPEN ALL DAY MONDAY TO FRIDAY ONLY!
Baulk Wood
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Baulk Wood
Baulk Wood is owned and run by Central Bedfordshire Council and is helping develop the site in partnership with Henlow Conservation Society and the Ivel & Ouse Countryside Project for the benefit of people and wildlife   Background The site was once a rubbish tip and part of it was planted with a range of broadleaved and coniferous...
WREST PARK
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WREST PARK
Explore the evolution of the English garden with a stroll through three centuries of landscape design at Wrest Park. From dazzling parterres and fragrant borders, to sweeping views and woodland walks, Wrest Park is a real treat for the senses. Zip along to the children's play area, take tea in the café and explore the hidden treasures in...
Rushmere Country Park
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Rushmere Country Park
Rushmere Country Park is managed by the Greensand Trust on a not for profit basis for the benefit of people and wildlife, for today, tomorrow and the future. We rely on your support to continue our vital work. Admission: No admission fees. £2 charge for vehicles.   Opening Times: Year round daylight opening; car park from...
RSPB Nature Reserve The Lodge - Sandy
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RSPB Nature Reserve The Lodge - Sandy
The Lodge nature reserve opened in 1961. The woodland, heath and acid grassland along the Greensand Ridge cover 180 hectares, and are being restored to form the largest stretch of heathland in Bedfordshire. You can explore this attractive nature reserve along 5 miles (8 km) of trails, visit the beautifully managed gardens, the Iron Age banks and...
The Lodge
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The Lodge
The Lodge nature reserve opened in 1961. The woodland, heath and acid grassland along the Greensand Ridge cover 180 hectares, and are being restored to form the largest stretch of heathland in Bedfordshire. You can explore this attractive nature reserve along 5 miles (8 km) of trails, visit the beautifully managed gardens, the Iron Age banks and...
Prebendal Manor House - Peterborough
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Prebendal Manor House - Peterborough
On our site you can discover the history of the manor and find out about prebends; you can learn about our recreated medieval gardens and see some photographs of both the manor and the gardens. You can also read the archeological research report.
Sacrewell Farm & Country Centre - Peterborough
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Sacrewell Farm & Country Centre - Peterborough
Whether you’re visiting for the day or staying on our attractive campsite there is fun for all the family at Sacrewell Farm.  Meet Bonnie at the Shire Horse Centre, jump on the tractor and enjoy a trip around the farm or perhaps go back in time by exploring the working 18th Century Watermill! Whilst Wellington boots are not a must,...
Nene Valley Railway - Peterborough
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Nene Valley Railway - Peterborough
The NVR is more than just a train ride. It offers many different types of visitor experiences to make your day even more exciting and enjoyable. On many weekends of the summer you will find a vintage bus (or two) working from Wansford station, or the Travelling Post Office carriage set demonstrating how mail used to be moved and sorted at night. ...
Gorse Hill City Farm - Leicester
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Gorse Hill City Farm - Leicester
Gorse Hill City Farm (registered charity no.1000575) covers 14 acres on the outskirts of Leicester City Centre. It is open every day of the year and receives over 40 000 visitors a year. The farm is home to a wide variety of animals including rare-breed pigs, cattle, sheep, guinea pigs and rabbits as well as a team of 5 human staff, 4 of...
Abbey Park - Leicester
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Abbey Park - Leicester
Abbey Park is Leicester’s premier park and lies approximately one mile north of the city centre. The River Soar divides this beautiful park into two distinct areas: On the western side of the river are the fascinating Abbey Grounds with the remains of the twelfth century Leicester Abbey, and the ruins of Cavendish House, a seventeenth...
The Fancott
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The Fancott
The Fancott is a traditional family pub located near Toddington, Bedfordshire. A warm welcome awaits you and your guests at The Fancott, where food is available all day, everyday. We have a beautiful large garden, great play equipment for the kids and our famous Mini Railway!
Caludon Castle Park
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Caludon Castle Park
Caludon Castle Park is FREE to enter. It is located three miles to the east of Coventry city centre and it is the Area Park for the South of the city. Although smaller in size than other area parks, it offers a valued green space experience for local people. The site contains two scheduled ancient monuments by English Heritage, including the...
Brandon Marsh Nature Centre
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Brandon Marsh Nature Centre
Brandon Marsh Nature Centre is the headquarters of the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust. Set in 220 acres, the Reserve, consists of large pools created by gravel extraction. The Visitor Centre is a great place to visit including a Tea Room and well stocked gift shop. Admission:2015 Prices: £2.50 for adults £1 per child  Under 4s...
Ferry Meadows Railway - Peterborough
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Ferry Meadows Railway - Peterborough
The train offers seating for 60 passengers, so we can carry you and all your friends, for a pleasant journey across the park. Why not make a return trip, it looks different going the other way. The train runs approximately every 15 minutes Fares Adult single   ...
Ferry Meadows Country Park - Peterborough
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Ferry Meadows Country Park - Peterborough
Ferry Meadows is the 200ha (500acre) Country Park at the heart of Nene Park. Its lakes, meadows, woodlands and riverside make it a favourite destination for many visitors throughout the year.
Peterborough Children's Marathon
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Peterborough Children's Marathon
On 24th August 2014 you will have the chance to take on the Ormiston Families Children’s Marathon in Peterborough. The event is the perfect opportunity for children and young people to experience the excitement of a fundraising event that is designed especially for them. The 2.6 mile course around Ferry Meadows, Peterborough, will be organised...
Ryton Pools Country Park - Coventry
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Ryton Pools Country Park - Coventry
The 100 acres of Ryton Pools Country Park are just waiting to be explored. The many different habitats are home to a wide range of birds and other wildlife. The excellent surfaced paths enable easy walking around the site, and provide access to an adjoining ancient woodland, Ryton Wood (by agreement with the Warwickshire Wildlife...
KIRBY MUXLOE CASTLE
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KIRBY MUXLOE CASTLE
This picturesque fortified mansion was built for Lord Hastings, who was dramatically seized and executed by Richard III in 1483. Hastings’ descendants still believe they have a direct line to the throne of England. Explore the atmospheric moated remains, the fine gatehouse, and complete corner tower of this brick-built mansion, which have been...
Burghley House - Stamford
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Burghley House - Stamford
The Garden of Surprises is a fantastic addition to the gardens at Burghley . Hidden inside a Yew hedge is an experience that will delight the senses. Mirrors exaggerate, mazes confuse, squirts of water distract, the dank moss house captivates, transforming sculptures dazzle, the grotto entices and the longitude dial educates and astonishes!
Garden of Surprises
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Garden of Surprises
In the 16th century the 1st Lord Burghley was a passionate gardener  and employer of the Tradescants. One of his gardens, at Theobalds,  was noted by diarists of the day as containing “divers conceits,  obelisks of many materials and a lead pond which was pleasant  for bathing in the summer, as well as Caesars heads...
Jephson Gardens
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Jephson Gardens
Jephson Gardens is a beautiful formal Victorian park in the centre of Leamington Spa. It's the perfect place for a relaxing stroll or family picnic with colourful flowerbeds and interesting sculptures within an historic setting. Jephson Gardens and Mill Gardens have won both the Green Flag Award and Green Heritage Site Accreditation every year...

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