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Things to do in Kettering

Large market town with plenty to see and do

Are you looking for things to do in Kettering? We've got plenty of great ideas for you across the town.

Known for...   William Carey and River Ise


Did you know...

  • Popular comedian and star of BBC's 'Outnumbered' Hugh Dennis, was born in Kettering.
  • In 1921 Wicksteed Park, Britain's second oldest theme park, was officially opened on the southern outskirts of the town, and remains popular to this day.
  • The British sitcom "Peep Show" has various scenes located in Kettering owing to the head office of JLB, the company which employs lead character Mark Corrigan, being located there.



 

  Attractions

Lamport Hall And Gardens

Stunning house and landscaped gardens.
Lamport Hall
Northampton
NN6 9HD

01604686272

 

Rushton Triangular Lodge

English Heritage - This delightful triangular building was designed by Sir Thomas Tresham.
Rushton
Kettering
Northamptonshire
NN14 1RP

 

Eleanor Cross

English Heritage - In 1290 Eleanor of Castile, the beloved wife of Edward I and mother of his 14 children, died at Harby.
Geddington
Northamptonshire
NN14 1RA

 

Wicksteed Park

150 acres of grade II parkland with 30 rides, extensive play grounds, lakeside walks, and the UK’s busiest narrow gauge railway.
Barton Road
Kettering
NN15 6NJ

Recommended by Gemma Stipe, Northampton

 
 

  Parks

Tailby Meadow FREE

A traditional flower rich hay meadow on the banks of the River Ise.
Desborough
Northamptonshire
NN14 2TQ

 

Southfield Farm Marsh FREE

A spring fed marsh within a mosaic of grassland and scrub beside the River Ise.
Kettering
Northamptonshire
NN15 6UN

 

Barford Wood And Meadows FREE

A haven of tranquility and wildlife, once part of the former Rockingham Forest.
Kettering
Northamptonshire
NN14 1QG

 

Twywell Hills And Dales FREE

A fascinating haven for wildlife.
Kettering
Northamptonshire
NN14 4AW

 

Rothwell Gullet FREE

An enchanting old ironstone quarry with ferns, fungi, woodland and grassland.
Rothwell
Northamptonshire
NN14 6BB

 
 

  Bowling

New York Thunderbowl

Ten pin bowling and family entertainment centre.
Rockingham Road
Kettering
Northamptonshire
NN16 9AW

Recommended by Roy Hall, Northampton

 

New York Thunderball

Ten pin bowling alley and American pool.
Rockingham Road
Kettering
NN16 9AW

01536414004

 
 

  Cinema

Odeon Kettering

Multi-screen cinema.
Pegasus Court
Kettering
NN15 6XS

03330144501

 
 

  Theatre

The Lighthouse Theatre

State of the art theatre offering live music, drama, comedy and dance.
Thurston Drive
Kettering
NN15 6PB

01536414141‎

 
 

  Golf

Kettering Golf Club

Golf Club.
Headlands
Kettering
Northamptonshire
NN15 6XA

 
 

  Leisure centres

Kettering Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool and fitness centre.
London Road
Kettering
NN15 7QA

01536410253

 

Balance

Health and fitness club.
Thurston Drive
Kettering
NN15 6PB

01536520130

 

LA Fitness

Health and fitness club.
Orion Way
Pytchley Road
NN15 6NL

 
 

  Water sports

Kettering Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool suitable for all ages.
London Road
Kettering
NN15 7QA

Recommended by Simon Bates, Kettering

 

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