Things to do this bank holiday in Northampton
29th April 2016
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The bank holiday can be a time for rest or play, depending on what you want from it. If you want to get out for a family day filled with fun then look no further, we have compiled a list of things to do this bank holiday weekend! Enjoy and have fun, most importantly be safe this weekend!


Sol Central




Telephone: 01604 604 411


  • Laser tag: Prices start from £6 per individual game


  • This huge laser tag facility has a massive 6 zones on three different levels, uses harmless laser guns.


  • We advise to call before hand to ensure they are open




Northampton Museum and Art Gallery

Guildhall Road



Telephone: 01604 838111


  • Free entry


  • Museum – mix of historical artefacts and fine art. Features art and ceramics as well as old objects dug up in the area to get an idea of what life was like many years ago.


  • Fun for all ages


  • Open 10am to 5pm all weekend and bank holiday Monday




The Pinnacle

Unit 1 Minton Business Centre

Main Road Far Cotton



Telephone: 01604 875996


  • Climbing facilities:-  Adults: £8.50, Under 18s: £6, Under 16s: £5, Concession: £7
  • Cater to all levels of climbers, from the very beginners to the experts, kit and instruction is provided.
  • 10.30am to 12 noon and 12.30pm to 2pm. Booking required so please call before hand





Gladstone Road

Dallington Fields



Telephone: 01604 595530


  • Play frame: Under 1s: free to £1.95, 1 to 4 y/o: £3.50 to £5.70, Over 5s: £6.20 to £8.40, adults always free!
  • This huge stylish play frame offers three different slides and lots of fun! Physical activity helps to keep kids active and fit as well as happy! 
  • Open everyday at 9.30am - 6.30pm. Call before hand




Abington Museum

Park Avenue South



Telephone: 01604 838110


  • Free entry
  • Museum – with displays of the Northamptonshire Regiment and Yeomanry
  • Displays showcasing traditional lifestyle in Northampton, with a special 19th century fashion gallery
  • April through October: Thursday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays: 1pm to 5pm.
    November through March: Saturday and Sunday only 12 noon to 4pm Please call beforehand




Tenpin Northampton

Sixfields Leisure

Weedon Road



Telephone: 0871 2223675


  • Bowling:
    Adults: 1 Game £7.35, 2 Games £12.70, 3 Games £18.05
    Kids: 1 Game £5.85, 2 Games £10.20, 3 Games £14.55
  • Laser:
    Everyone:1st Game £6, 2nd Game £9
  • 26 fully computerized lanes, American Pool tables, and arcades.


  • The Beach Road Cafe Bar serves delicious meals and snacks!


  • Opening Times:
    Monday - Thursday 10am to 12 midnight
    Friday and Saturday 10am to 1am
    Sunday 10am to 12 midnight.




Brampton Valley Way

Northampton Road 
NN6 9DG 

Telephone: 01604 889478


  • Outdoor play – free admission!
  • Park surrounded by beautiful scenery with rich historical and natural heritage.
  • 14 miles of park to explore, with nice spots to watch the passing train traffic.
  • Open daily throughout the year




Abington Park

Park Avenue South 
NN3 3HN 

Telephone: 01604 837837


  • Scenic park ideal for picnics and games – free admission!
  • The park features a ‘garden for the blind’ (open to everyone!) with fragrant and pleasantly textured plants and flowers.


  • There is a fitness trail – with cross trainers, and other fitness apparatus for over 7s.
  • Open daily throughout the year




Danes Camp Leisure Centre

Clannell Road 
NN4 0RX 

Telephone: 01604 837200


  • Prices vary on age, activity and session type.
    Generally: Under 5s: £1, Juniors: £3.20, Adults: £4.80
  • Facilities include a leisure pool with beach entry, state of the art gym, sports hall, sauna, steam room, sun beds, climbing wall and roller skating.
  • Pre-school activities include Creche, Soft play sessions, preschool activities and Parent and Tot sessions.
  • Opening Times:
    Monday to Friday: 6.45am to 10pm 
    Saturday: 8am to 6pm
    Sunday: 8am to 7pm
    Features available depending on sessions types scheduled within these hours, so check ahead!




Wacky Warehouse - Lakeside

Bedford Road 

Telephone: 01604 601737


  • 2016 Prices: From around £3.75
  • Fully air conditioned indoor adventure play structure (maximum height 4ft9)


  • Dedicated safe zones for babies and toddlers under 3 years.


  • 2016 Opening Details:
    Generally opening from noon to late evening, check ahead to avoid party bookings and cleaning schedules.


Please call beforehand all places beforehand



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