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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

30
JUN
LEGENDS SHOW featuring The Jets
ThePicturedrome

The Legends Show THE JETS performing their Kings of Harmony LEGENDS SHOW will be returning to The Picturedrome Northampton once again on Friday 30th June 2017 . Appearing with the three Cotton brothers will be the fantastic vocalist Titine Lavoix. The LEGENDS…

Location: 0.9 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01604 230777
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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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08
JUL
MK Mela and Colour Fest 2017
Campbell Park

Join us for a fun packed day on the beautiful grounds of Campbell Park Milton Keynes on July 8th 2017.The MK Mela and Colour Fest will be the highlight of MKHAs celebration of Milton Keynes 50th Birthday and will bring together the…

Location: 15 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 03003 651008
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08
JUL
Stage & Screen
Abington Avenue United Reformed Church

Its Showtime Northampton Concert Band are pleased to announce their next concert ‐ Stage & Screen.They will also be joined by guests from The Northampton Musical Theatre Group to add that extra bit of razzle‐dazzle to the evening.Featuring music and songs from…

Location: 1.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07561 390099
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09
JUL
Dogs Don't Do Ballet
Stantonbury Theatre

The very funny tale of a small dog with big dreamsBiff is not like other dogs. He doesnt do dog stuff like weeing on lamp posts or scratching his fleas or drinking out of the toilet. No Biff likes moonlight and music…

Location: 13.7 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 324466
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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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13
JUL
Hairspray
Stantonbury Theatre

Its 1962 in Baltimore and the lovable plus‐size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire ‐‐ to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her…

Location: 13.7 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 324422
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14
JUL
Dragstalgia
Santa Pod Raceway

Santa Pod goes back to the way we were with Dragstalgia a weekend dedicated to drag racing hot rods and bikes from a bygone era with classic dragsters and funny cars altereds hot rods American muscle and more.There will be Championship Drag…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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16
JUL
Castle Ashby French Market and Friends
The Rural Shipping Yard, Castle Ashby

Touring the UK annually for over a decade Savoir Fayres French Market is a market crafted to stir the senses and beholding to the market places tradition of exploring and embracing culture.Each year Savoir Fayre selectively invite traders who exhibit the range…

Location: 7 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 08456 490120
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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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05
AUG
Pantaloons: A Midsummer Nights Dream
Canons Ashby House

Fully family‐friendly Shakespeare Bring a rug and a picnic to relax with the whole family at this unmissable open‐air theatre performance. Midsummer night. An enchanted forest. Puck and his musical fairy band tell a tale of lovers mechanicals and magical mayhem. The…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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11
AUG
Only Fools and 3 Courses
Holiday Inn Milton Keynes

Join us for the dinner event of the year which combines fine food and classic comedy action as Marlene and Boycie invite you to a Gala Dinner.Only Fools and 3 Courses Dinning Invitation.Join us for the Dinner event of the year which…

Location: 15.3 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 691284
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12
AUG
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 35VIP 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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15
AUG
The Wind in the Willows
Boughton House

This Christmas travel with us down the riverbank on an exhilarating journey with Wind in the Willows favourites Ratty Mole Badger and Todd.…

Location: 15.8 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

15
AUG
The Wind in the Willows at Boughton House
Boughton House

Boughton Estates sweeping lawns will be transformed into an open air theatre venue this summer as Chapterhouse Theatre Company returns to stage an adaptation of The Wind in the Willows. On Tuesday 15 August the acclaimed theatre company now in its 18th…

Location: 15.8 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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19
AUG
Bat Walks
Canons Ashby House

Learn about these fascinating residents of Canons Ashby on an evening walk with our friendly bat experts. Follow our guest ecologists and volunteers on a guided walk around Canons Ashbys grounds on a search for our favourite flying mammals. See what different…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Family Events

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24
AUG
Junior Drag Racing Fun Day
Santa Pod Raceway

Santa Pod Raceways fifth annual Junior Drag Racing Fun Day takes place on Thursday 24th August. The Fun Day will raise funds for The Helping Harry Trust Admission to the Fun Day is totally free of charge‐ making it the ideal family…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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01
SEP
Allo Allo
Holiday Inn Milton Keynes

Listen very carefully ‐ we shall say ziss only once...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…

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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09
SEP
Milton Keynes Pretty Muddy 5K
Willen Lake

Cancer Research UKs Race for Life. A series of women‐only events raising money for research so that we will beat all 200 types of cancer sooner.Run jog walk or even danceLink to sign up: po.stRFLcenStart Time: 10:00 am Last entryAdult entry 16…

Location: 15.4 milesaway
Category: Sports

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06
OCT
Only Fools and 3 Courses The Sequel Interactive Di
Holiday Inn Milton Keynes

Comedy Dining are pleased to bring you the sequel to Only Fools and 3 Courses a completely different dining experience.DCI Roy Slater will be putting in an appearance and we all know what Del thinks of himCassandra and Rodney take a trip…

Location: 15.3 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 691284
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03
NOV
Fawlty Towers Interactive Dinner Show Milton Keyne
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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22
DEC
Absolute Bowie
MK11

Absolute Bowie: Celebrating the life of David BowieThere 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…

Location: 14.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01908 262924
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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.…

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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: 27/06/2017 16:52:17