The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Northamptonshire Edition

Kids, step away from the screens…are your children couch potatoes?

26 Apr 2017

Do you remember that news story a few weeks back about how exercise levels in children starts declining from seven years old? We’re all used to hearing about how teens, especially girls, lose their interest in sport as their hormones kick in and they become more self-conscious, but seven?  I have a 12 and 16 year old, one of whom loves footie (but still needs to be manually extracted from his Playstation), and one who thinks she doesn’t really like PE or sports, but ALWAYS loves it once she’s involved.

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Things to do this weekend

24 Apr 2017

Visit Bluebell Wood at Coton- Manor – Last week of April

The sea of bluebells, and the beautiful scent, make this one of the most spectacular bluebell woods in England, let alone the county. In recent years the bluebells are usually in flower and at their best around the last week of April and the first week of May. This year the bluebells are beginning to flower and the wood is now open to visitors

This peaceful ten acre garden occupies a hillside position extending down from the 17th century manor house, constructed of mellow Northamptonshire stone.

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Things to do this week

24 Apr 2017

Charles Rennie Mackintosh & The Great War, 78 Derngate Centenary Exhibition – ends 29 April

There are only a few days left to see this lovely exhibition, which tells the story of Mackintosh’s late career and how it was impacted by World War One. With stunning exhibits and designs from major collections.

The Charles Rennie Mackintosh House, 78 Derngate, Northampton,  NN1 1UH

Copacabana – Lighthouse theatre, 7.30pm, from Wednesday, 25-29 April

Camp Barry Manilow ALERT!

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Things to do this month

24 Apr 2017

Art in the Park, Saturday 29 April – Monday 29 May

Abington Park Museum’s annual open art exhibition is now in its 56th year and showcases the work of Northamptonshire artists. All artists are welcome to submit work to the exhibition. Most work featured will also be available for sale.

Visit Bluebell Wood at Coton- Manor – Last week of April

The sea of bluebells, and the beautiful scent, make this one of the most spectacular bluebell woods in England, let alone the county.

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The Urban Guide to the Countryside -
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