The Ultimate Guide to Free Days Out in Northamptonshire

Free Days Out


Best Days Out

Taking the family on a day out, as we all know can cost quite a bit  a SMALL BLOODY FORTUNE!

I would like to demonstrate that you don’t need to spend £££’s just to have fun, sometimes, the best things in life are FREE!

So to help YOU tighten your purse strings, we have come up with our:

Days Out NOW – The Ultimate FREE days out, which we hope you will love as much as we have. These are based in and around Northamptonshire.

Just Take a picnic and some change for the car park!

1). Stanwick Lakes – A unique 750 acre countryside attraction and nature reserve. Imaginative play areas, open spaces and paths that families, walkers, cyclists and nature lovers can explore. A visitor centre with a café and shop are close to the car park.

TIP: Take buckets and spades to play with in the sand pit area. Picnic benches on site or BBQ facilities

2). Warwick Park (St Nicholas Park) –  18 hole mini golf, fun park and boating are charged however, outdoor pool, play area and picnics can be enjoyed for FREE. Also enjoy long walks along the river.

TIP: Take appropriate clothing to allow your children to paddle, don’t forget a towel!

3). Ryton Pool – Based in Warwickshire this 100 acre site is immense. Take long walks, sensory gardens and trail, visitor centre, café, picnic areas. Also a miniature railway at the cost of £1 per person or under 3’s go FREE.

TIP: Take your own activities, Football, kites, rounder’s, frisbee and make use of the large playing field areas.

4). Avon Dassett / Burton Dassett Hills – Spend all day running up and down the rolling hills. Magnificent views, ice cream vans are regular and plenty of car park areas. Again picnics are a great idea here. You can easily spend all day here.

TIP: Get that Frisbee out again and a kite!

5). Badby Woods – An ancient woodland, walk down secret paths in dappled forest light. During the end of April – early May, enjoy spectacular Bluebell walks. The village hall sells tea / cakes one weekend in May.

TIP: Take a camera to get fabulous shots of the carpet of Bluebells that sweeps through the woodland. #Magical

6). Salcey Forest – Tree top walks, various routes to explore. Enjoy the wildlife, discover what lurks in the many ponds, Gruffallo Hunt, hidden children play houses, toilets and a Forest café.

TIP: Take splash suit for those whom love MUDDY PUDDLES!!

7). Daventry Country Park – Great dog walking area, fairly long walk around the reservoir, large park, exercise equipment, feed the ducks / swans, small café and lots of area to discover.

TIP: Take your own food for the ducks to save money!

8). Pitsford Water Park – An exciting outdoor play area, café, 7 mile waterside track suitable for persons of all abilities, take a picnic and enjoy the fresh air!

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