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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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Forthcoming events in Northampton

28
JAN
Learn to build your own website - Introduction to
Milton Keynes Central

GoHustle powered by Entrepreneurial Spark are proud to present GoCode Spark‐ an introductory web development with HTML and CSS.This is a one day course that teaches you the basics of coding with HTML and CSS. The course is run by a member…

Location: 15.2 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: Seew ebsite
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03
FEB
Only Fools and 3 Courses
Holiday Inn Milton Keynes

Only Fools and 3 Courses Dinning InvitationJoin us for the Dinner event of the year which combines fine food and Comedy action served up ONLY FOOLS AND HORSESstyle.Marlene & Boycie are hosting a Gala Dinner but will things go to…

Location: 15.3 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 691284
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04
FEB
Learn to code your own website with JavaScript
Milton Keynes

After a successful event in December were back with more coding.GoHustle powered by Entrepreneurial Spark are proud to present GoCode Spark‐ an introductory web development with Javascript.This is a one day course that teaches you the basics of coding with Javascript. The…

Location: 15.2 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 00447472 901098
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10
FEB
ABBA Tribute Night
Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa

Bursting on stage with an energy not witnessed since the great band themselves toured in the 1970s.Arrival are a fantastic live band with some of the UKs finest musicians performing stunning vocals beautiful harmonies great dance routines and amazing costume…

Location: 11.9 milesaway
Category: Bizarre

TEL: 01327 850489
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10
FEB
Talents of Britain Big Variety Show
Milton Keynes Theatre

A truly special night of variety comedysinging and magic to raise much needed funds for WillowThe Willow Foundation is a national charity established in 1999 by Arsenal footballer and BBC sports commentator Bob Wilson and his wife Megs as a…

Location: 15.2 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07547 977462
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17
FEB
Ladies Night
Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa

Oh What a Night ‐ Its Ladies Night so make sure you and your friends get the VIP treatment.Join us on our ladies only night out with drinks on arrival three‐course dinner and a full evening of entertainment. Youll be greeted by…

Location: 11.9 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08454 000002
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17
FEB
Motown Tribute Night
Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa

Established as one of the leading Soul & Motown vocal tribute shows in the UK The Glad Its Night Motown Experience features the soulful lead vocals of Kate Bell together with three amazingly talented guys providing awesome vocals amazing harmonies and slick…

Location: 11.9 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08454 001406
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18
FEB
Kettering Singing and Dance Auditions
The Lighthouse Theatre

Kettering Singing and Dance Auditions for teenagers: The exciting new singing and dance contest in Kettering for teenagers and pre‐teens is being launched this week with teens all around the UK set to get involved in a fantastic opportunity to get their…

Location: 12.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 526699
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18
FEB
Stunt Fest
Santa Pod Raceway

An afternoon of awesome stunts and displays for all the family featuring some of the top UK stunt drivers and riders. The perfect high octane half term entertainment for kids in Northamptonshire Bedfordshire and the Midlands.Day Entry: 10.30am ‐ 5pm. Family tickets…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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25
FEB
Kettering Dance Auditions
The Lighthouse Theatre

Kettering Dance Auditions for teenagers: The exciting new dance contest in Kettering for teenagers and pre‐teens is being launched this week with teens all around the UK set to get involved in a fantastic opportunity to get their name out there. The…

Location: 12.3 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 529966
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28
FEB
Spamalot
Stantonbury Theatre

Funnier than the black death  The ALL NEW West End production of SPAMALOT tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and features a bevy or possibly a brace…

Location: 13.7 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

24
MAR
Allo Allo
Holiday Inn Milton Keynes

Welcome to Rene and Ediths restaurant ‐ but you may have chosen a bad night.Rene has agreed to look after the painting of the Fallen Madonna With The Big Boobies in the cellar to keep it safe till the war is over.…

Location: 15.3 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 691284
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25
MAR
The Comedy Club Northampton
Aspers Casino

The Comedy Club Present 3 Top Comedians as Seen on TV.Venue: Aspers Casino 6 Commercial Street Northampton NN1 1PJPriceComedy Show Only: GBP 163 Course Meal & Comedy Show: GBP 33VIP 3 Course Meal Comedy Show Glass of Bubbly£5 Bet: GBP…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01604 623580
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02
APR
The Fast Show
Santa Pod Raceway

Featuring huge club stand displays Run What Ya Brung FWD & 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…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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11
APR
Caro Emerald
Milton Keynes Theatre

Caro Emerald is a Jazz singer from Amsterdam. Her debut single Back It Up was released in 2009. Her debut album Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor spent 30 weeks in the Dutch album…

Location: 15.2 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
APR
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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21
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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02
MAY
the lady boys of bangkok
The Lighthouse Theatre Kettering

Sexy funny feisty eye opening and totally entertaining ‐ East meets West and Cabaret meets spectacular West End musical as the party explodes into life in a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour.The entertainment is fast and unrelenting as the eclectic mix of music…

Location: 12.3 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL:
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20
MAY
Race, Rock 'n' Ride
Santa Pod Raceway

All things on 2 wheels with motorbike only RWYB ACU National Championships stunt bikes wheelie machine wall of death free live music show bikes and loads more. Testing for the Main Event welcome limited availability. Day Entry: 8am ‐ 6pm. Tickets from…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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26
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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16
JUN
Absolute Bowie
MK11

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 the Starman with a spectacular show uniting Bowie…

Location: 14.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01908 262924
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18
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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24
JUN
Summer Nationals
Santa Pod Raceway

This National Drag Racing Championship round features over 25 car and bike classes with some real crowd favourites. Things are hotting up too in the MSA British Drag Racing Championship with the UKs Andy Robinson currently sitting in 2nd place. Dont miss…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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25
JUN
Milton Keynes Dragon Boat Festival
Willen Lake

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 16 people paddle each 40 boat with a drummer at the front beating time and our…

Location: 15.3 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01780 470718
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02
JUL
BMW Show
Santa Pod Raceway

The BMW Show at Santa Pod Raceway will be back for 2017 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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09
JUL
JapShow
Santa Pod Raceway

JapShowIt 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: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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16
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 our…

Location: 3.8 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01780 470718
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21
JUL
Fawlty Towers Interactive Dinner Show
Holiday Inn Milton Keynes

Join us for the dinner event of the year which combines fine food and classic comedy action as Basil Sybil and Manuel do their very best to look after you the only way they no how. Chaos and mayhem are served in…

Location: 15.3 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 691284
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03
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 our…

Location: 12.9 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01780 470718
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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: 17/01/2017 16:49:02