Things to do in Northamptonshire this summer

Don’t find yourself at a loss for things to do in Northamptonshire this summer.

Read on for our selection of places to visit and activities to try…

Wicksteed Park

Boasting five zones and activities for all ages, Wicksteed Park offers visitors 30 exciting rides, including zip wires. Whether you visit as a family, a couple or even for a work trip, you can get hands on with all that there is to do. For quieter days out, there’s 147 acres of parkland to enjoy so you can be as energetic or as relaxed as you want to be. Pack a picnic and you can reach this location is 15 or so minutes by car from the hotel.

The Canal Museum

Located in a restored corn mill, The Canal Museum in Stoke Bruerne is the perfect place for boating or canal enthusiasts to visit. Discover the stories and traditions of the country’s historic waterways, from artwork and signage to models and a boat-builder’s workshop, the site is full of history and boasts 68 historic boats to see. The museum is only 45 minutes away by car.

Warner Edwards Gin Distillery

With weather this beautiful, many of us opt to recline in the great outdoors with a cooling glass of gin. Head to Warner Edwards Gin Distillery and you can enjoy the weather and learn something by taking part in their Curiosity Tour. You will be welcomed into their 200-year-old barn with a perfectly made G&T before being taken on the worthwhile journey of how gin is made. Gin tasting is also included, so leave your car keys at the hotel – a taxi will only take 15 minutes.

Stanwick Lakes

You’ll find 750 acres of countryside at Stanwick Lakes. From play areas and sweeping spaces to relax, to challenging assault causes, informative heritage trails, cycling and extensive wildlife, there’s something for everyone to enjoy – there’s even an outdoor theatre! Take a seat in this lakeside tiered amphitheatre and you can watch a film or view a performance. You can reach this incredible location in around 30 minutes or so by car.

Lyveden New Bield

If you are passionate about history then you won’t want to pass up the opportunity to visit the National Trust’s Lyveden estate. With its beautiful Elizabethan lodge and moated garden, it is clear to see why Sir Thomas Tresham started to build this beautiful building as an homage to his Catholic faith. It has remained incomplete since his death in 1605 and many of you will notice that the name is shared with our Tresham Restaurant! You can witness Lyveden for yourself by driving for 20 to 30 minutes from the hotel.

Once you have explored all that Northamptonshire has to offer, you can be certain that a warm welcome and luxurious room will be waiting for you. When comes to hotels, Northamptonshire offers few of the same calibre as Rushton Hall.

We hope our selections for things to do in Northamptonshire have been helpful. To book a room at Rushton Hall, contact us here or book direct for the best rates.