29 Jun Northamptonshire’s Tourism Treasures Highlighted In £10 Days Out Summer Campaign
A campaign has been launched to showcase Northamptonshire as a brilliant destination for experiencing great value days out this summer.
Focusing on all the county offers to summer visitors, ranging from well-known festivals and attractions like Shambala, Greenbelt, Silverstone, Wicksteed Park and Adrenaline Alley, to a whole host of hidden gems visitors can discover for the first time, the campaign includes 30 suggestions for days out for under £10.
Encouraging families to enjoy great experiences at great value, and promoting Northamptonshire’s accessible location, the campaign highlights family-friendly places to visit, stay and eat, with many offering special offers and days out for £10, all available throughout July and August.
Funded by West and North Northamptonshire Councils, the initiative is being delivered by the Northamptonshire Britain’s Best Surprise team.
Rachel Mallows, Chair, Northamptonshire Britain’s Best Surprise said:
“Northamptonshire’s people and places offer an incredible variety of great value days out and experiences to visitors. We look forward to continuing our efforts to help sustain and grow local tourism and hospitality businesses and are grateful to the North Northamptonshire and West Northamptonshire Unitary Authorities for funding this campaign.”
Cllr Daniel Lister, Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Town Centre Regeneration and Growth at West Northamptonshire Council, said: “Northamptonshire is rich in natural beauty, culture and history with vibrant destinations that people can enjoy visiting time and time again throughout the year.
“In West Northamptonshire, we have unique market towns such as Brackley, Daventry and Towcester, along with bustling Northampton at the heart of the County.
“In addition to the area’s rich cultural offer, there are also some fantastic opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors such as Silverstone Park, Northampton Active, Delapré Abbey and many more. Northamptonshire is a place that genuinely has something for everyone!”
Cllr Helen Howell, Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Sport, Leisure, Culture & Tourism at North Northamptonshire Council, said:
“We know that keeping the kids entertained over the summer holidays can be expensive, especially at the moment, which is why I am pleased we are supporting this campaign, which highlights some of the great value attractions we have across the local area.
“There are a variety of attractions offering excellent value days out. Take a look at the many attractions, like Stanwick Lakes, Rockingham Castle, Chester House Estate, Wicksteed Park, our many Country Parks and cafes or a trip to Rushden Lakes where you can spend some time on the water with Canoe2. There are also many arts, heritage and cultural attractions for you to explore too. There really is something for everyone.
“But it’s not just about the summer months – Northamptonshire has attractions for every day of the year!”
This summer campaign has been funded by the North and West Northamptonshire Councils as part of their shared commitment to supporting the local visitor economy. The initiative shines a spotlight on great value days out and experiences including:
Experience the heritage, stories and science of the home of British motor racing.
Child ticket £10 in advance this summer. Use the code NBSK10 and book in advance.
15% off advance bookings at Wicksteed Park this summer, use code Surprise15%.
Experience Delapré Abbey’s exciting and turbulent 900-year history this summer. £10 tour and a drink offer includes tea, an americano, or a soft drink from July 1 to August 31.
Europe’s biggest action sports venue. Late session only £10 for gold members this summer. https://www.adrenalinealley.co.uk/dates-session/
Grade I historic house with beautiful, family friendly gardens to explore. Garden Season Ticket £10 for adults, under 10s free.
The Core at Corby Cube
Be a Core Friend for the Summer and benefit from £3 off tickets on eligible shows using promo code CCSUMFRIEND. https://www.thecorecorby.com/
Canoe hire & short breaks, pedalo & katakanu hire at Rushden Lakes. Under £10 per person this summer when sharing Katakanu hire with two or three others.
50-acre countryside attraction with imaginative play areas, open spaces and paths that families, walkers, cyclists and nature lovers can explore. All day parking plus two hot drinks for £10. Pop into the visitor centre and quote ‘Surprise’ for this offer.
More info link: https://stanwicklakes.org.uk/
Under £10 for a child entry to the Hall and Grade II listed Gardens. Includes fairy walk in the woodland, Bugapest Hotel in the walled garden, Moo Trail and exploring the life of a Victorian Servant in the Hall. Accompanying adults £10.
Booking link: https://kelmarsh.com/
Holiday Inn Corby
An IHG hotel. Gym and Swim for £10 this summer. No advance booking needed, quote ‘Surprise’ at the welcome desk for £4 off the standard day pass price.
More info link: https://www.hicorby.com/
Northampton Comedy Festival
Comedy Crate Edinburgh Previews, various Northampton venues throughout July. Tickets prices from under £10. https://www.thecomedycrate.com/festival-2023
One of Britain’s grandest and best preserved stately homes. £10 Books, Beds & Beyond Tour, booking from August onwards. https://www.boughtonhouse.co.uk/attraction/house-tours/
Once Elizabethan England’s largest and most glittering house. Grade I listed Gardens, Falconry and Small Wildlife centre. Childrens’ Gardens and Falconry tickets 2 for £10 this summer. Accompanying adults £10.
Coton Manor Garden
The nation’s favourite garden. Ten acres of beautifully maintained gardens and woods, tea rooms and flamingos. Adults £10 for an all-day ticket.
Beautiful historic castle & 950 years of living history. Adults £10 entrance to the stunning formal gardens this summer. https://www.rockinghamcastle.com/
Chester House Estate
Northamptonshire’s oldest (but newest!) visitor attraction. Nationally significant site demonstrating 10,000 years of heritage, open daily. Free entrance and free parking all summer. £10 per child for the Greatest Showman Workshop in August (adults free of charge). https://chesterhouseestate.org/greatest-showman-workshop/
Holy Sepulchre Church
A building of international significance. £4 guided tours of the church this summer, minimum group size six. Book a tour: https://www.stsepsrestoration.co.uk/events
Jeyes of Earls Barton
Much loved museum, shop and tea room in the heart of Earls Barton Village. All breakfast and lunch options under £10 this summer. http://www.jeyesofearlsbarton.co.uk/
£9 entry this summer to the recently extended Charles Rennie Mackintosh House at 78 Derngate. https://www.78derngate.org.uk/visitor-info
£8 entry this summer to the gardens surrounding this exceptional Tudor and Georgian mansion. www.deenepark.com
The original home of the special relationship, with history that unites nations. Manor and Garden admission £8. https://sulgravemanor.org.uk/
Brooklyn Brownie Co
Dessert shop in Northampton. 2 brownies & 2 hot drinks for £10.
Hatch collection only: www.brooklynbrownieco.com
Cafe 1850, Northampton
Tea room in a former coach house on the site of the Northampton Cathedral. 2 cakes & 2 hot drinks or iced lattes for £10.
More info: northamptondiocese.org/cafe-1850
The BB Society
The BB Society Annual Summer Event at Lamport Hall, July 29th, non-members £10.
Tickets in advance from the Society: firstname.lastname@example.org
A full list of family friendly attractions, accommodation and events is available at: www.northamptonshiresurprise.com/summer