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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
FEB
Gardens opening at Boughton House
Boughton House

The Gardens and Grade 1 Designed Landscape at the Estate will open in conjunction with the National Gardens Scheme on Sunday 25th February when a portion of the entrance ticket proceeds will be donated to charity.Two new areas of the…

Location: 15.8 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

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04
MAR
Psychic Switch - Milton Keynes
Hotel Novotel Milton Keynes

Buy your tickets now and receive your E‐Tickets instantly. Advance bookings only we do not sell tickets on the door.See 4 different PsychicsMediums on your table.Psychic Switch Event will be held on Sun 4th March 2018 at the Novotel Hotel Milton Keynes…

Location: 14.2 milesaway
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: Seew ebsite
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17
MAR
Circus of Horrors - voodoo
The Lighthouse Theatre

After taking to the road over 22 years ago and touring all over the world the phenomenon returns with its latest brand new incarnation Voodoo.The spectacular features an amazing amalgamation of bizarre & fantastic circus acts acts all woven into a sensational…

Location: 12.3 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01536 414141
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21
MAR
Lets push the boat out!
Stantonbury Theatre

Be transported to 18th century Venice and take a pair of sparkling eyes as you meet the handsome brothers Marco and Giuseppe Palmieri gondoliers extraordinaire.Our feckless pair have just married their pretty girlfriends Gianetta and Tessa. However their happy‐ever‐after is interrupted by…

Location: 13.7 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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21
MAR
The Gondoliers
Stantonbury Theatre

Lets push the boat outBe transported to 18th century Venice and take a pair of sparkling eyes as you meet the handsome brothers Marco and Giuseppe Palmieri gondoliers extraordinaire.Our feckless pair have just married their pretty girlfriends Gianetta and Tessa. However their…

Location: 13.7 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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26
MAR
An Ellen Kent Production: Madama Butterfly
Royal & Derngate

Introducing the celebrated soprano Maria HeeJung Kim from the Korean National Opera Seoul and the international soprano Alyona Kistenyova.Winner of The Best Opera Award Liverpool Daily Post Theatre Awards.Back by overwhelming public demand this award winning Opera returns with exquisite sets including…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01604 624811
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30
MAR
Festival of Power
Santa Pod Raceway

An action packed Easter weekend of family Drag Racing entertainment including European Nitro Funny Car Series Jet Car Show and National Drag Racing classes headlined by the MSA 200mph Pro Mods. Plus all things powerful off ‐track including monster trucks stunts air…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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07
APR
The Floyd Effect
The Castle Theatre

Pink Floyds recording career spanned almost three decades and for its 10th Anniversary The Floyd Effect has chosen two of the bands most remarkable albums to create The Bell And The Moon tour 2018. Spotlighting the music of The Division Bell 1994…

Location: 9.9 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01933 270007
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15
APR
The Fast Show
Santa Pod Raceway

Featuring huge club stand displays Run What Ya Brung JDS Drag Racing Drifting Stunt Displays Jet Car Trade Village Caterers Fun Fair Rides and much more.Everyone is welcome at the Fast show including clubs individuals supercars modified cars hot‐hatches and retros. Whether…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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19
APR
Franchise Now - Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes Christian Centre Church

Are you fed up with the grind of a 9 to 5 chained to your job with very little job satisfaction. Is it time to swing your worklife balance a little more in your favourIf youve ever wanted to run your own…

Location: 16 milesaway
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 03337 720858
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27
APR
Big Bang
Santa Pod Raceway

Big Bang VW festival is the first and friendliest VW festival on the calendar. Despite high‐octane racing the festival remains as laid‐back and family friendly as ever. All Vee Dubs welcome Three days of VW fun in the sun with great racing…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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27
APR
Big Bang Camper & Bus Show
Santa Pod Raceway

Big Bang VW festival is the first and friendliest VW festival on the calendar. With high‐octane racing the festival remains as laid‐back and family friendly as ever. All Vee Dubs welcome Three days of VW fun in the sun with great racing…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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02
MAY
Milton Keynes Speed Dating
Aqua, The Hub

Speed Dating in Milton KeynesHow speed dating in Milton Keynes worksBy simply arriving at venue for the Speed Dating in Milton Keynes event you will be greeted by our friendly professional hosts. They will settle you in by briefly explaining the format…

Location: 15.3 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

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25
MAY
FIA Main Event
Santa Pod Raceway

FIA EUROPEAN DRAG RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS inc FIM DRAG BIKES.Santa Pod Raceway the home of European drag racing gears up for one of Europes most prominent Drag Racing meetings The Main Event. Taking place over Spring Bank Holiday weekend this hugely popular televised…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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10
JUN
JapShow
Santa Pod Raceway

It doesnt matter whether you drive a Nissan Micra or a race spec Evo ride a GSXR or a Yamaha R1. All Japanese cars and bikes are welcome at Jap show. No matter what you like about the scene there is something…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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17
JUN
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: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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07
JUL
The Northampton Town Festival 2018
Northampton Racecourse

The Northampton Town Festival 2018The Northampton Town Festival is back for 2018 and its bigger and better than ever A fun filled throwback to the iconic Northampton Town Show the festival is also bringing hot air balloons back to the Racecourse for…

Location: 0.9 milesaway
Category: Family Events

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08
JUL
BMW Show
Santa Pod Raceway

The BMW Show at Santa Pod Raceway will be back for 2018 with a new summer date and all BMWs are welcome‐ race cars show cars modern retros classics new minis and BMW bikes.BMWs have all the right elements to make great…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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10
JUL
Born To Win
Castle Theatre Wellingborough

After the huge success of Dance is Life in 2017 Giovanni is once again set to get your hearts beating a little faster showcasing a story of love and passion with even more heat even more energy and even more drama than…

Location: 9.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01933 270007
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20
JUL
Bug Jam
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 32 is back once again with a line‐up of both on and off‐track action that reflects the…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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20
JUL
Bug Jam 32
Santa Pod Raceway

The original and best VW festival with a vibrant and fun atmosphere bringing to life the very essence of VW culture. Europes largest VW event incorporates all things VW with drag racing RWYB nightlife Show & Shine comedy fun fair massive trade…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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20
JUL
Silverstone Classic
Silverstone Circuit

The Silverstone Classic is a fun three‐day weekend of flat‐out fun for all the family.Now in its 22nd year the worlds biggest classic motor racing festival is held each year at Silverstone Circuit…

Location: 12.4 milesaway
Category: Sports

27
JUL
Kelmarsh Land Rover Show 2018
Kelmarsh Hall

After the huge success of the inaugural Kelmarsh event in 2017 its back with the new dates of 27th‐29th JulyThe Kelmarsh Land Rover Show is a one‐stop shop for any enthusiast. The show brings together national clubs industry professionals and Land Rover…

Location: 11.5 milesaway
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01775 768661
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03
AUG
Ultimate Street Car
Santa Pod Raceway

If youve never been before let us enlighten you with how it all goes down. The finest drag strip in Europe and the UKs most superbly executed show cars. Its no accident that USC has become one of the most eagerly‐anticipated events…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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06
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 2018 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: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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22
SEP
Sywell Classic: Pistons & Props 2018
Sywell Aerodrome

Join us for this years Sywell Classic: Pistons and Props motoring festival combining historic racers hot rods and motorbikes with classic planes and vintage music to create a fantastic two‐day event celebrating classic motoring on the ground and in the air.The Racing…

Location: 6.2 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01775 768661
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06
OCT
National Finals
Santa Pod Raceway

The National Drag Racing Championship Finals for MSA Pro Mod and national sportsman classes plus Top Methanol Wild Bunch Nostalgia Fuel Altered Association and the ACU National Drag Bike Championship including SuperTwins.…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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27
OCT
Flame & Thunder
Santa Pod Raceway

Flame & Thunder is an action‐packed day for all the family featuring motorsport stunts and Drag Racing. Witness a huge gathering of jet vehicles and experience 300mph Nitro guzzling Top Fuel dragster along with cars and bikes from various classes of Drag…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Family Events

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: 24/02/2018 17:01:05