What's on inNorthampton

Welcome to Northampton

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Northampton - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Northampton to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Everything you need to know if you're visiting Northampton as a visitor or a resident.

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Forthcoming events in Northampton

25
JUN
Northampton Sausage and Cider Festival
Northampton Old Scouts Rugby Football Club

2016 Northampton Sausage and Cider Festival WHEN Saturday June 25 ‐ Noon to 10pm Sunday June 26 ‐ Noon to 6pm WHAT Live music real cider and great sausages ‐ Northamptons annual sausage and festival is back in 2016. 30…

Location: 1.8 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01327 830355
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25
JUN
The Comedy Club Milton Keynes
Wonderworld Xscape

Host Comedian ‐ John Newton: A Truly Globetrotting Comedian: Abu Dhabi Alicante Amsterdam Bahrain Barcelona Burma The Caribbean The Channel Islands Dubai Estonia Hamburg Ireland Kenya Munich Russia Stockholm & More With material by the spoonful ready to lead people on a…

Location: 15.3 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 660661
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30
JUN
Althorp Literary Festival
Althorp

Building on the success of Festivals past the 13th Althorp Literary Festival is the largest Althorp Literary Festival to date taking place on Thursday 30th June Friday 1st Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July 2016. This years line‐up includes: actor Brian Blessed…

Location: 4.9 milesaway
Category: Literature and Books

TEL: 01604 770107
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03
JUL
Retro Show
Santa Pod Raceway

Retro Show is the annual family event for all those supporters of the pre 1980 vehicles that like a bit of fun in their lives. All makes and models of bikes and cars are welcome to this celebration of a time when…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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03
JUL
Sarah Millican
Royal & Derngate

Sarah Millican is a successful English stand‐up comedienne from South Shields.Her profile on the comedy scene first increased after winning the if.comedy award in 2008 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She is now…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

08
JUL
Silverstone Formula One Practice Day
Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone

Join us on our annual day to Sliverstone to photograph Formula 1 cars being put through their paces. Places limited to six for this event which includes entry and roving grandstand ticket. Capture the magic of Formula 1 at Silverstone. We attend…

Location: 12.4 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01425 479257
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09
JUL
Kingsthorpe College Summer Fete
Kingsthorpe College

The annual Kingsthorpe College Summer Fete is taking place on Saturday 9th July 2016 12‐3pm.This has been highly successful in the past and always attracts lots of families and members of the community.This is a traditional summer fete…

Location: 2.1 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01604 716106
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09
JUL
Electric Daisy Carnival UK 2016
National Bowl

Electric Daisy Carnival UK 2016 at National Bowl in Milton Keynes on Saturday 09 July 2016. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Electric Daisy Carnival UK 2016 tickets so weve done the legwork for…

Location: 16.9 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

10
JUL
JapShow
Santa Pod Raceway

The first major event for Japanese car fans with RWYB competition HKS Drag Series club displays drifting drag demos Show n Shine and more. Day Entry: 8am ‐ 6pm. Tickets from £12 Kids under 13 go free max 3 per adult. Contact…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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14
JUL
Wellbeing Yoga Music Vegetarian Vegan!
Stanford Hall

Yoga Connects Festival 14 ‐ 17 July 2016 at Stanford Hall EstateAn international yoga festival dedicated entirely to the joys of yoga will take place in the grounds of Stanford Hall Estate outside Rugby only 48 minutes north of London. Voted by…

Location: 15.2 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07940493141,07866 385366
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15
JUL
Dragstalgia
Santa Pod Raceway

A weekend event dedicated to race cars bikes and hot rods from a bygone era. In association with the NSRA. With Jet Car RWYB live evening entertainment swap meet Show n Shine and cars for sale.Day Entry: 8am ‐ 6pm.…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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15
JUL
Formula Student
Silverstone Circuit

Formula Student takes place at Silverstone race track each July the following weekend after the British GP.Backed by industry and high profile engineers such as our Patron Ross Brawn OBE the competition aims to inspire and develop enterprising and innovative young engineers.Over…

Location: 12.4 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 02073 046837
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17
JUL
Rotary Clubs of Northampton Dragon Boat Event
Billing Aquadrome

Dragon Boat racing is an ancient Chinese tradition and the fastest growing water activity in Britain today‐ as well as the most fun Up to 10 people paddle each 30 boat with a drummer at the front beating in time and a…

Location: 3.8 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01780 470718
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22
JUL
Bug Jam 30
Santa Pod Raceway

Now firmly established as Europes biggest best and most popular VW show hits its third decade as the summer VW event of choice Bug Jam 30 is back once again with a line‐up of both on and off‐track action that reflects the…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01234 782828
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23
JUL
Absolute Bowie
The Roadmender

. Celebrating the life and music of David Bowie.There will only ever be one David Bowie he was unique in every way and an inspiration to millions. Absolute Bowie Europes Finest David Bowie Tribute continue to celebrate the life and music of…

Location: 0.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02082 391425
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25
JUL
Chicken Shed Presents
Camp MK Venues

As well as 3 trips every week including swimming and adventure park theres a new and exciting theme every week Picture your name up in lights at a famous film premier Then from 25‐29 July be sure to get involved in this…

Location: 16.2 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01908 209210
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25
JUL
Take To The Stage
Camp KP Kettering

Every week theres an exciting new theme which includes day trips Picture your name up in lights at a famous film premier Then from 25‐29 July be sure to get involved in this action‐packed week of theatre‐themed fun Try your hand at…

Location: 12.3 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01536 484838
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01
AUG
Olympic Mania
Camp MK Venues

As well as 3 trips every week including swimming and adventure park theres a new and exciting theme every week Picture your name up in lights at a famous film premier Then from 25‐29 July be sure to get involved in this…

Location: 16.2 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01908 209210
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05
AUG
Brazilian Theme Nights
Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa

Brazilians really know how to throw a party and are full of energySo a Brazilian atmosphere makes for a great party night out here at Whittlebury Hall.The Rio Olympics this summer are sure to encourage all of us to don…

Location: 11.9 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08454 001406
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05
AUG
Ultimate Street Car
Santa Pod Raceway

The fastest hottest largest & loudest modified car festival in Europe.If youve never been before let us enlighten you with how it all goes down. The finest drag strip in Europe. 10000 modifying disciples. The UKs most superbly executed show cars. The…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01234 782828
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08
AUG
Roald Dahl Centenary
Camp MK Venues

As well as 3 trips every week including swimming and adventure park theres a new and exciting theme every week From 8‐12 August join Camp MK on an adventure into the mind of this much‐loved British author with a trip to his…

Location: 16.2 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01908 209210
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12
AUG
Rock Legends Tribute Night
Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa

Featuring the Queen of Rock Lorraine Crosby the female voice on Meat Loafs duet I would do anything for love but i wont do that brings you her classic soft rock show featuring songs by Queen Meat loaf Bon Jovi ACDC Heart…

Location: 11.9 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08454 001406
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15
AUG
Wet 'N' Wild
Camp MK Venues

As well as 3 trips every week including swimming and adventure park theres a new and exciting theme every week The sun has got his hat on so lets go out and play Camp MK have got endless Sizzling Summer fun planned…

Location: 16.2 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01908 209210
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19
AUG
Take That Tribute Night
Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa

Enjoy a tribute night with a difference and join our fabulous The Take That Experience as you dance the night away to your favourite hits from the boys.Could It Be Magic... Your evening really will be magic as The Take That Experience…

Location: 11.9 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08454 001406
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22
AUG
Jungle Jamboree
Camp MK Venues

As well as 3 trips every week including swimming and adventure park theres a new and exciting theme every week Im a Camp MK adventurerget me out of here Have you got what it takes to rumble in the jungle From 22‐26…

Location: 16.2 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01908 209210
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26
AUG
Best of British Night Out
Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa

Join us for the Best of British music played by one of the finest six‐piece live bands around.Youll be dancing all night to the non‐stop party hits from Great British artists such as Take That Beatles Amy Winehouse Jessie J Madness Florence…

Location: 11.9 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 084540 01406*
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28
AUG
ABBA Tribute Night
Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa

Put on your dancing shoes and join the fun with this fabulous ABBA Tribute group. You can dance the night away to some of their greatest hits including Mamma Mia Waterloo and Dancing Queen along with many more show stopping numbers.The Show…

Location: 11.9 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08454 001406
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30
AUG
Rockin' Reptiles
Camp MK Venues

As well as 3 trips every week including swimming and adventure park theres a new and exciting theme every week Explore the magnificent world of scaly slithery snappy reptiles like never before and have fun while you do with Camp MK from…

Location: 16.2 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01908 209210
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04
SEP
Rotary Clubs of Nene Valley Dragon Boat Event
Wicksteed Park

Dragon Boat racing is an ancient Chinese tradition and the fastest growing water activity in Britain today‐ as well as the most fun Up to 10 people paddle each 30 boat with a drummer at the front beating in time and a…

Location: 12.9 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01780 470718
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08
SEP
FIA European Finals
Santa Pod Raceway

The final round of the acclaimed European Drag Racing Championship The European Finals is the climax to the 2016 FIAFIM race season. This televised final is where racers put it all on the line to decide who claims the crown This event…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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Tourist Attractions


Althorp House

Althorp has been home to the Spencer family for nearly 500 years. It became the focus of world attention following the tragic death of Diana, Princess of Wales in September 1997.Like many great country houses, it has benefited from the discriminating and varied collecting of generations…

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.A number of special events take place throughout the year, including three visits from Thomas the Tank Engine,…

Abington Park

Abington Park bandstand us the venue for performance by brass and wind bands from across the region.Make the most of your Sunday, bring a picnic, enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Abington Park and listen to great music.Open:30 May ‐ 15 August.…

Abington Park Museum

An exhibition of work by local children is displayed in the Park's Museum.Open:17 July ‐ 22 AugustTuesday ‐ Sunday, 1pm ‐ 5pm.…

AMF Bowling

Bowling at AMF Bowling in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.Contact venue on 01933 441020 for opening times and entrance costs.…

Barry Road School Baths

Swimming pool at Barry Road School Baths in Northampton, Northamptonshire.Contact venue on 01604 633148 for opening times and entrance costs.…

Want more?

Want to see what other attractions to visit when in Northampton? See our list of attractions in Northampton, including theme parks, castles, historic houses, zoos and many more family days out.


Updated: 25/06/2016 04:46:08