Things to do
At Catanger Llamas, you can make a new friend for a couple of miles or for half a day on one of their llama treks. Their llamas are friendly and will be nice company for your walk. You could even meet Spinach, who is the oldest working llama and has been spotted on TV before!
Harrington Aviation Museum
The Harrington Aviation Museums is made up of the Carpetbagger Aviation and Secret War Museums. These two museums offer a unique look at the Top Secret base for the 801st/492nd American Eighth Air Force Bombardment Group in the Second World War.
Rookery Open Farm
At Rookery Open Farm there are some amazing animals to see, including Pigmy Goats, Donkeys, Alpacas and Daisy the milkable cow. There are also some fantastic attractions to see, such as the Water-Fowl Area, Incubator Hatching, Large Pets Corner, Play Combine Harvester, Miniature Tractors, Huge Indoor Three story Kids Play Structure, Hide ‘n’ Seek Trail, Adventure Play Towers, Outdoor and Undercover Sand Pits and Go-Karts.
Northampton & Lamport Railway
The Northampton & Lamport Railway is a tourist railway with steam and heritage diesel trains running on a Sundays, in the Northamptonshire countryside, only five miles from Northampton and easy to access from the motorway network.
78 Derngate is a great place to visit for fans of architecture and design. The house was re-modelled by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1916 for W. J. Bassett-Lowke, a Northampton model engineer. At the time of its re-modelling, the house was 100 years old and was purchased by Bassett-Lowke’s father as a wedding present.
Stanwick Lakes is a fantastic nature reserve and countryside attraction, located in Northamptonshire’s Nene Valley, with 750 acres to explore. Children will find lots to do in the imaginative play areas, and there are many open spaces and paths that will delight ramblers, cyclists and lovers of nature.
Althorp was founded by Sir John Spencer over 500 years ago and has been the family home for 19 generations. Discover more about the family of this historic house, including John Spencer, who became the first Earl Spencer and built Spencer House, and George John Spencer who served as First Lord of the Admiralty, was the creator of one of the greatest private library collections and a patron of Horatio Nelson.
Downton at Delapré
Celebrate the release of the Downton Abbey film with a trip to Delapré Abbey and discover the history and lifestyle of the wealthy Bouverie family and the lives of the servants who lived on the estate. There are exclusive upstairs/downstairs tours during your visit, as well as soup and a roll in the servants hall at 12pm or a trip to the Drawing Room for cream tea with Mrs Bouverie at 3pm.
Castle Ashby Gardens
Castle Ashby is the ancestral home of the 7th Marquess of Northampton, making it an important sight to see and a great piece of history. Castle Ashby hosts many events through the year so check the calendar on their website for more information.
Silverstone Races and Experiences
Silverstone’s race track is home to many important racing events, as well as experience days where people can visit and drive cars (and supercars) around the track. Tickets for the 2020 Formula 1® British Grand Prix and 2020 British Grand Prix MotoGP™ are now on sale.