A few of our favourites to keep the whole family entertained:
For budding explorers; The Spring Explorers Trail at Irchester Country Park. Available daily from Quarrymans Rest Cafe. £2 per pack includes a small prize. Suitable for children aged 5 to 10 years
Cycling or Walking; Stanwick Lakes has a network of over 7 miles of footpaths/cycle paths (wheelchair accessible). In addition to circular routes around the lakes there is a four mile linear route running from Irthlingborough towards Thrapston, providing safe off-road walking and cycling.
If you haven't had your bike out much over the winter it would be well worth getting it serviced, or if you need a new one, go and see Darren and Avril at Cyclelife in Wellingborough they have a fantastic range of bikes, accessories in stock, aswell as doing on site repairs.
Running; St Georges Day Celebrations - Stanwick Lakes have a fun run, 5km, 10km, and half-marathon all starting at 10:00. You can enter online at www.ultramarathon.org.uk (it could be the way to work off all that chocolate!)
Auto Trader Easter Thunderball "Motorsport Extravaganza"
An action packed weekend of family entertainment including Top Fuel Dragster & Funny Car shoot out, National Drag Racing, Jet Cars, Monster Trucks, Stunts and more.
Watch chainsaw carving demonstrations, and take part in a community willow sculpture or make a dream catcher to take home at Stanwick Lakes on the Thursday 21st April 2011, 11am - 4pm
Easter Egg Trails:
Easter Eggstravaganza at Irchester Country Park 24th April, 10 - 4pm
Easter Egg Trail at Stanwick Lakes near Rushden. April 22,23,24, 25 Follow the trail, solve the clues and win a small
A little bit of History: The 33rd Rushden Cavalcade of Transport - over 1,000 different exhibits April 30th
Thespians; (7 - 12 yrs), Easter Holiday Theatre and Dance Days at the Castle Theatre, Wellingborough
If you've got any great ideas - let us know, or enter your own events onto thebestof Rushden website.