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Things to do in Rushden

Large town which grew around the local lacemaking and shoemaking industries

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




 

  Attractions

Rushden Transport Museum

Situated in the Old Midland Railway Station of 1894 which once formed part of the Wellingborough to Higham Ferrers branch line.
Rushden
Northants
NN10 0AW

01933353111

 

Chichele College

English Heritage - The gatehouse, chapel and other remains of a communal residence for priests serving the parish church.
Higham Ferrers
Northamptonshire
NN10 8HD

Recommended by Simon Wiles, Higham Ferrers
“There is a series of many art exhibitions during the Summer months, and this year, they are adding some musical evenings. It is a medieval college building, and has a great atmosphere. ”

 

Stanwick Lakes

Stanwick Lakes is a unique 750 acre countryside attraction and nature reserve in the heart of Northamptonshire.
Stanwick
Northants
NN9 6GY

01933625522

Recommended by mel thomas, finedon
“It's a wonderful day out for all the family, we never fail to have anything but fantastic time. Their website is worth a look.”

 
 

  Children's Activities

RUSH 2The DEN

RUSH 2The DEN is a newly opened, independent children's centre run by CRB's volunteers with childcare experience and qualifications providing a wide array of activities for children not only pre-school but through youth club they also provide opportunities for 5:17's.
16 Fitzwilliam Street
Rushden
Northamptonshire
NN10 9YW

Recommended by Nina, Rushden

 
 

  Parks

Wilson's Pits FREE

Part of a large gravel pit complex.
Wellingborough
Northamptonshire
NN10 6EF

 

Rockingham Forest FREE

The Rockingham Forest area covers more than 200 square miles in north-east Northamptonshire.
Stanwick Lakes
Stanwick
Northamptonshire
NN9 6GY

 

Saffron Road Recreation Field FREE

Contains Multi-Sport and Tennis Courts, Cricket and Football Pitches, Outdoor Gym Equipment, Skateboard Park and a Children's Play Area.
Vine Hill Drive
Higham Ferrers
Rushden
NN10 8EF

Recommended by Simon Wiles, Higham Ferrers
“It has some great outdoor events. The next one celebrates the Queen's 90th Birthday in 1920's style on 11th June, 2016 ”

 

Ditchford Lakes And Meadows FREE

An important reserve for breeding and winter birds, with frequent visits from otters.
Wellingborough
Northamptonshire
NN8 1RL

 

Titchmarsh FREE

An enchanting wetland site with a good variety of birds, butterflies and a heronry.
Thrapston
Northamptonshire
NN14 3EE

 

Irthlingborough Lakes And Meadows FREE

A wonderful stretch of rare grazing marsh and flooded gravel pits, now a hugely valuable wetland for birds and other wildlife.
Irthlingborough
Northamptonshire
NN10 8PN

 
 

  Leisure centres

Splash Leisure Pool

The pools at Splash offer all ages the chance to enjoy the water.
Station Road
Rushden
NN10 9SJ

 
 

  Sport

Santa Pod Raceway

Home of the FIA European Drag Racing Championships, the fastest & loudest motorsport on Earth.
Airfield Road
Podington
NN29 7XA

 

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