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

23
JUL
All Things British
Kids Play,

This Summer leave the kids at one of Camp MK's 10 venues for great holiday adventures every day In the first week of Summer Camp MK have a brilliant All Things British' themed week filled with activities games and crafts Test your…

Location: 16.2 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01908 209219
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23
JUL
Performance
382-386, 388-390 & 414-428

Open10am3pm DailyCostFree Public AdmissionPerformance was conceived early in 2012 as British excitement grew in anticipation of hosting the Olympics.Local sporting events were photographed as communities played their part in preparing…

Location: 15.3 milesaway
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 08000 287338
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28
JUL
Pirate Week
Kids Play,

This Summer leave the kids at one of Camp MK's 10 venues for great holiday adventures every day In the second week of Summer Camp MK have a brilliant Pirate themed week Take part in the treasure hunt and find real pirate…

Location: 16.2 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01908 209219
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01
AUG
SINGING COMPETITION IN MILTON KEYNES
Milton Keynes Cricket Club

SINGING COMPETITION IN MILTON KEYNESLooking to enter a singing competition in Milton Keynes Auditions for the exciting singing competition in Milton Keynes Open Mic UK are coming soon The singing competition in Milton Keynes is being brought to you by Future Music…

Location: 16 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 526699
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01
AUG
Usc Ultimate Street Car
Santa Pod Raceway

The fastest hottest largest and 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. 35000 modifying disciples. The UKs most superbly executed show cars. The…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01234 782828
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02
AUG
Firework Champions
Stanford Hall

Firework Champions: Now in its 10th year right here at Stanford Hall ‐ 4 great firework displays 3 of the UKs best firework companies compete against each other with a 10 minute firework display choreographed to music followed by a finale display…

Location: 15.2 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01327 876037
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04
AUG
Splash Time at Camp MK!
Kids Play, Roebuck Way

This Summer leave the kids at one of Camp MK's 10 venues for great holiday adventures every day In the third week of Summer Camp MK have a fabulous Splash Time' themed week filled with water activities and beach themed games Put…

Location: 16.2 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01908 209219
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10
AUG
Mini in the Park
Santa Pod Raceway

Mini In The Park at Santa Pod Raceway on Sunday 10th August 2014 is The UK's Top Mini Show for owners of Classic Minis and New MINIS plus Mini Clubs and a Mini show for car fans of all ages.Mini In The…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01775 723723
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11
AUG
Space Explorers
Kids Play, Roebuck Way

This Summer leave the kids at one of Camp MK's 10 venues for great holiday adventures every day In the fourth week of Summer Camp MK have a Space Explorers' themed week perfect for all astronaut wannabes Paint a giant alien or…

Location: 16.2 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01908 209219
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16
AUG
ESP Promotions presents DREAMSCAPE - The Big Reuni
Milton Keynes Bowl

ESP PROMOTIONS Proudly presents DREAMSCAPE..The Big Reunion On the 6th December 1991 Dreamscape made history we helped create The Sanctuary Music Arena where we were the first organisation to host a dance event there turning it into one of the biggest phenomenon…

Location: 16.9 milesaway
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 01212 363287
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16
AUG
Dreamscape
Milton Keynes Bowl

Dreamscape at Milton Keynes Bowl in Milton Keynes on Saturday 16 August 2014. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at the best…

Location: 16.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

17
AUG
UK Monster Truck Nationals
Santa Pod Raceway

See the UK's top Monster Trucks live at Santa Pod Raceway as they battle to find the 2014 UK Monster Truck National Champion in car‐crushing racing and freestyle actionArrive early to catch the Family Pit Party in the live action arena and…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01775 723723
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18
AUG
Extreme Sports Quest
Kids Play, Roebuck Way

This Summer leave the kids at one of Camp MK's 10 venues for great holiday adventures every day In the fifth week of Summer Camp MK have an Extreme Sports Quest' themed week packed full of all kinds of sports fun This…

Location: 16.2 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01908 209219
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22
AUG
Ladies Night Out
Whittlebury Hall

Join us on our ladies night this August with drinks on arrival three‐course dinner and a full evening of entertainment. Plus why not make more of your night and enjoy an overnight stay with full English breakfast.You'll be greeted by pre dinner…

Location: 11.9 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08454 001406
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24
AUG
ABBA Tribute Night
Whittlebury Hall

Let your hair down come and dance the evening away at our ABBA fun‐filled themed night You'll find your feet tapping along to familiar hits such as Dancing Queen MAMMA MIA Knowing Me Knowing You Take a Chance The Name of the…

Location: 11.9 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08454 001406
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26
AUG
Musical Theatre
Kids Play, Roebuck Way

This Summer leave the kids at one of Camp MK's 10 venues for great holiday adventures every day In the last week of Summer Camp MK have a Musical Theatre' themed week packed full of musical fun Whether you want to act…

Location: 16.2 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01908 209219
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26
AUG
Top Hat
Milton Keynes Theatre

Fred & Gingers greatest Hollywood dance musicallive on stage for the very first time Travers meets the irresistible Dale Tremont the girl of his dreams played by Summer Strallen triple Olivier Award nominee…

Location: 15.2 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

29
AUG
MotoGP British Grand Prix
Silverstone Circuit

MotoGP British Grand Prix appear live to playat Silverstone Circuit on Friday 29 August 2014 in Towcester Northamptonshire.For the best ticket prices see below.…

Location: 12.4 milesaway
Category: Sports

30
AUG
Abseil Northampton
National Lift Tower

This is a challenge you won t forgetdonning a safety harness and launching yourself from the top of Northampton s National Lift Tower and abseiling 400ft to the ground to raise funds for Parkinson s UK. It s sure to…

Location: 0.8 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 08442 259832
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04
SEP
Fia European Drag Racing Championships final Round
Santa Pod Raceway

Final Round.The Championship finals event attracting over 250 of Europes top drag racing teams including 300mph Top Fuel Dragsters 200mph Drag Bikes and over 10 supporting classes. Jet Cars stunts air displays monster trucks traders sideshows and Live Action Arena…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01234 782828
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05
SEP
Jimmy Carr
Royal and Derngate

Funny man Jimmy Carr has become known and loved for his deadpan delivery and observational comedy. His humour is often dark yet hugely appealing as his success on TV and the live stand‐up stage keeps…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

09
SEP
Lisa Stansfield
Royal and Derngate

Known internationally for her first UK number one hit single All Around The World released in 1989 Lisa Stansfield is one of Britain's most treasured singers.A BRIT Award winning artist in 1991 and…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

09
SEP
Lisa Stansfield VIP
Royal and Derngate

Lisa Stansfield VIP appears live in Northampton Northamptonshire at Royal and Derngate on Tuesday 09 September 2014.For ticket prices to watch Lisa Stansfield VIP at Royal and Derngate see the list of tickets available for Lisa Stansfield VIP.…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

12
SEP
80's Tribute Night
Whittlebury Hall

Are you a child of the 80s Remember going to see Dirty Dancing or Back To The FutureEnjoy the night of your life at this party night out as you step back in time to the sounds of the 80's and show…

Location: 11.9 milesaway
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 08454 000002
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13
SEP
Village at War
Stoke Bruerne Village

The village of Stoke Bruerne returns to the wartime years with living history groups from all over the country putting on displays and costumed re‐enactments. Experience air raids see vintage boats on the water as well as military vehicles and tanks. Watch…

Location: 6.9 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07973 622151
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13
SEP
Walk Ten Northamptonshire at Boughton House
Boughton House

Join us this summer for a twilight 10k walk at Boughton House in Northamptonshire and raise money to support the work of Marie Curie Nurses in your area. Gain exclusive access to the Grade 1 listed Estate of Boughton House home to…

Location: 15.8 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 08450 524184
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15
SEP
FREE taster session at the Northampton (South) Roc
Northampton High School

Your local Northampton choir is run by vocal teacher Jessica Hunting. Over the past few years Rock Choir has become firmly ingrained on the national consciousness with its unique mix of en‐masse singing fundraising television appearances and emphasis on supporting local communities.…

Location: 2.3 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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16
SEP
FREE taster session at the Northampton Rock Choir
The Hunsbury Hill Centre

The Northampton Rock Choir is led by Northamptonshire based musician Jessica Hunting. We support a number of local charities raising money and awareness around Northamptonshire and as a choir we also join up with other branches of Rock Choir to support national…

Location: 1.8 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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17
SEP
FREE taster session at the Market Harborough Rock
Centenary Room Upstairs

The local Market Harborough choir is run by Leicestershire based musician Jessica Hunting. We are the local community choir with the national reputation ‐ join the Market Harborough Rock Choir and experience the singing phenomenon that Will Smith described as Fantastic. Whilst…

Location: 16.2 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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17
SEP
FREE taster session at the Towcester Rock Choir
The Chantry House

Your friendly local Towcester choir is run by Northamptonshire based musician Jessica Hunting. We are the local community choir with the national reputation ‐ join the Towcester Rock Choir and experience the singing phenomenon that Will Smith described as Fantastic. Whilst retaining…

Location: 8.4 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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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: 23/07/2014 05:06:04