A group of restored 19th century farm buildings is home to craft workshops, a range of shops, and a restaurant. A working farm with many rare breeds of geese, donkeys, goats and sheep is on view.
When: Mon-Sun 10am-5pm, May 22 The Barn Restaurant & Tea Room closed
Where: The Old Dairy Farm Centre, Upper Stowe, Weedon, Northamptonshire. NN7 4SH
Contact: +44 (0)1327 340525
More Details: www.olddairyfarmcentre.co.uk
A seven-mile waterside track provides a picturesque backdrop for walking, cycling, fishing, sailing and birdwatching. The circular, well-marked hard surfaced trails are suitable for people of all abilities.
When: Mon-Sun 9am-dusk, closed Dec 25
Where: Pitsford Water Park, Brixworth Road, Holcot, Northampton, Northamptonshire. NN6 9SJ
Contact: +44 (0)1604 781350
More Details: www.anglianwater.co.uk/leisure/water-parks/pitsford/
Thirty-five acres of extensive gardens encircling the ancestral home of the 7th Marquess of Northampton, including romantic Italian Gardens and an orangery.
When: Jan-Mar, Oct-Dec, Mon-Sun 10am-4.30pm, gardens, Apr-Sep, Mon-Sun 10am-5.30pm, gardens, tea garden Apr-Oct, Mon-Sun 10.30am-4pm, menagerie Apr-Oct, Mon-Sun 10am-4pm
Where: Castle Ashby, Northampton, Northamptonshire. NN7 1LQ
Contact: +44 (0)1604 695200
More Details: www.castleashbygardens.co.uk
Uncover the splendors of this scenic country park and stroll around the surrounding pastureland which boasts picnic meadows, orienteering trails and a three mile round reservoir trail.
When: Mon-Sun dawn-dusk
Where: Sywell Country Park, Ecton, Washbrook Lane, Northampton, Northamptonshire. NN6 0QX
Contact: +44 (0)1604 810970
More Details: www.northamptonshireparks.com
This 900-year-old Norman church features the bust of William Smith, the father of British geology.
When: Apr 12-Dec 31, phone 01223 324442 for up to date opening times
Where: The Churches Conservation Trust: St Peter's Church, Marefair, Northampton, Northamptonshire. NN1 1SR
More Details: www.visitchurches.org.uk
A family-friendly working farm with chickens, pigs, cows, goats, rabbits, donkeys and even alpacas.
When: Mon-Sun 10am-5pm, closed Dec 25 & 26, 31, Jan 1
Where: Mini Meadows Farm, Naseby Road, Welford, Northampton. NN6 6HZ
Contact: +44 (0)7824 393517
More Details: www.minimeadowsfarm.com
The house designed and remodelled by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for Wenman Joseph Bassett-Lowe.
When: Tue-Sun, Bank Hols 10am-5pm, last adm 4pm, dining room closed Bank Hol Mons, tours daily at 10.30am, 12noon, 1.30pm, 3pm
Where: 78 Derngate: The Charles Rennie Mackintosh House, 78 Derngate, Northampton. NN1 1UH
Contact: +44 (0)1604 603407
More Details: www.78derngate.org.uk
This award-winning real-ale pub has a vast collection of 'Breweriana' - items relating to Northampton's brewing trade.
When: Mon-Sat 11.30am-11pm, Sun 12noon-10.30pm, ongoing
Where: The Malt Shovel, 121 Bridge Street, Northampton. NN1 1QF
Contact: +44 (0)1604 234212
More Details: maltshoveltavern.com/pub-history/breweriana
A steam and heritage diesel tourist railway with approximately one and a half miles of running track alongside the Brampton Valley Way.
When: From Mar 1, Sun 10am-5pm, station, trains depart hourly 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, additional running days Aug 26 & 28, Sep 23, Oct 28, see website for details, ends Oct 29
Where: Brampton Halt, Pitsford Road, Chapel Brampton, Northampton. NN6 8BA
Contact: +44 (0)1604 842676
More Details: www.nlr.org.uk
A Grade I listed building developed from a Tudor manor and now best known for its classical frontage, started by John Webb in 1655 and completed in the 18th century. The Hall contains furniture, books and paintings collected by the Isham family.
When: gardens Wed & Thu 2pm-5pm, Bank Hol Suns & Bank Hol Mons 2pm-5pm, guided tour of Hall Wed & Thu 2.15pm & 3pm, ends Oct 31
Where: Lamport Hall, Lamport Hall, Lamport, Northampton. NN6 9HD
Contact: +44 (0)1604 686272
More Details: www.lamporthall.co.uk
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