The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Northamptonshire Edition

Category: What’s On

10 brilliant things to do this week…

19 Apr 2017

We’ve got glamour, we’ve got St Georges day and the rug rats have gone back to school! The county has more than its fair share of indoor and outdoor fun on offer, so pour a coffee, pull up a pew and enjoy the silence while you plan your week’s fun!

Las Vegas Party Night, Whittlebury Hall, 7.30pm, 21 April

You’ve looked after the kids but the Easter holidays are over and it’s ‘you’ time.

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Cider, Canoes and Rock N Roll – your Easter hols covered

4 Apr 2017

So spring is in full swing, although the weather’s not so clever, humph. But just in the nick of time for the two week Easter break here’s a bumper Muddy Guide with kids activities, some seriously good art and culture, retail therapy, and in true Muddy Northants style – Cider, Canoes and Rock N Roll – well, what else did you expect?

We’re Stuck, The Cube at Corby, from Wednesday 5 – 8 April

This is an Easter holiday treat for kids aged 8 – 11.

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London life for the kids this Easter!

31 Mar 2017

Planning a trip to London this Easter? Check out what some of the big museums and attractions in the capital (and just outside) have running at the moment. In fact some of these are on into Easter and beyond.

Robot Zoo, Horniman’s Museum, London SE23, until Sun 29 Oct

It doesn’t get much cooler than a robotic zoo. Let’s be fair it needs to be impressive to schlep deep into south east London.

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It’s time for half term, yipee (or not), we’ve got it covered!

28 Mar 2017

Ahhhhhhhh, how do you keep the kids and adults equally entertained in school holidays and strike the balance between school-holiday fun and grown-up fun..? You check out your Muddy Guide is how

Masquerade Ball, Whittlebury Hall, 7.30pm-12.30am, 31 March

Shut the front door. By the power of Mr Grey Skull. Striking eye-masks, lavish decor, candlelit tables, exceptional live entertainment, music and dancing until midnight and beyond…it’s a magical mysterious masquerade ball at Whittlebury Hall.

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10 fabulous Northants festivals for fun & frolicks this summer…

27 Mar 2017

Just when you thought Northamptonshire was ‘only’ a capital of culture and cuisine, this summer our idyllic countryside comes to life my Muddy friends. There are a number of festival shenanigans planned for the county between now and September, and judging by the music line-ups  and the fun factor on offer, we think it’s going to be a cracking few months indeed. Move over Glasters and V – Northamptonshire welcomes festival goers of all types…

Althorp Food & Drink Festival, 6-7 May

Oh – now, this really is a Muddy fave with many of the county’s best food & drink producers on display.

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What’s on until 30 March:

22 Mar 2017

This week the What’s on has a distinctly maternal feel to it.  It’s Mothering Sunday on 26 March, and whilst there are lots of other fun activities to be getting on with around the county, this Muddy thinks it’s time to put Mum first.

A Tribute to George Michael, Kettering Park Hotel, Friday 24 March

His larger than life persona, and sheer talent was been the soundtrack to our lives  – ever since we woke up in the eighties and “went went”,  This  “tribute to George Michael” is well timed for those of us who want to be reminded of just how good he was.

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10 thing to do in Northants now!

15 Mar 2017

The Spring equinox is nearly upon us and that’s the time that we head outside, have some fun, and then head inside for more fun.  There’s lots on offer for us all in and around the county this week, and there’s sweet treats to keep our energy levels high because we’re going to need some stamina to get through it all.

70’s Party Night, Whittlebury Hall, 7.30pm – 12.30am, Friday, 17 March

Yes Sir, I can boogie, But I need a certain song, I can boogie, boogie boogie, All night long.

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National Muddy guide to What’s On…

11 Mar 2017

Feel like exploring somewhere new? Muddy tenticles cover the South of England and who better to know the cool stuff that’s hard to unearth than our brilliant regional Muddy editors (all national journalists in their own right) who are constantly scouring their counties for the best arts and cultural highlights? Whether you’re day tripping or planning for longer, here are some of the treats in store for you.


An Evening With Opera’s Young Stars, Cliveden House Taplow, Sun 12 Mar

Who needs a dramatic set design when you’ve got Cliveden House?

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It’s a vintage What’s on until 16 March

7 Mar 2017

I’m a vintage chick, I admit it. Give me those 50’s lipsticks, and a retro seat on which to park my Muddy posterior, charge me a vintage champagne in antique crystal glasses and you’ll have friend for life.  There’s lots going on in the county this week, but theres also a definite nod to the good old glamourous days.

Big Chef, Little Chef at Stanwick Lakes, 10.30am- 12pm, Friday, 10 March

Stanwick Lakes – fresh air, brilliant scenery and home to numerous species of wildlife.  

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12 cool things to get you off the sofa this week

28 Feb 2017

It’s up to us Northamptonshire types to make up our minds this week. Do we go out, do we stay in? If Storm Doris didn’t put you off there are plenty of outdoor pursuits to keep you and yours fit and healthy (wrap up warm though). On the other hand, our theatres are putting on rather a good show, what. Decisions, decisions…

Russell Kane: Right Man, Wrong Age, Castle Theatre, 8pm, Thursday 2 March

It’s all about growing up and growing down.

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