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
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
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/
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, 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
The house and estate of the Spencer family, and the late Diana, Princess Of Wales, featuring exhibitions dedicated to her memory as well as a magnificent park and one of Europe's finest collections of furniture, pictures and ceramics.
When: May 1, 14, 21, 28-31, Jun 1-4, 11, 18, Jul 9, 14-31, Aug 1-28, Sep 3, 10, 17, 24, 12noon-5pm, last tour 3pm, Jun 25 & Jul 2, 2pm-5.30pm
Where: Althorp, Althorp, Northampton, Northamptonshire. NN7 4HQ
Contact: +44 (0)1604 770107
More Details: www.spencerofalthorp.com
The multidisciplinary artist, a Luxembourger of Polish origin, puts pencil to paper in an exploration of some of the paradoxes of today's Europe,
When: From May 20, Wed-Sat 11am-6pm, ends Jul 22
Where: NN Contemporary Art, 9 Guildhall Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire. NN1 1DP
Contact: +44 (0)1604 638 944
More Details: www.nncontemporaryart.org/exhibitions/filip-markiewicz-2
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