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  • Rushden Lakes – the one-stop-shop for May half term

    Exploring, climbing, canoeing and pizza competitions, what more do you want for the school holiday break?

  • 14 pretty perfect picnic spots in Northants…

    It's time to dig out the wicker basket and fill it with al fresco goodies. Northamptonshire has some fantastic picnic gems which are mostly kid friendly (but big enough to not be near them, should you prefer ; )

  • Spratton Hall

    Muddy says: Spratton Hall is a beautiful co-educational day prep school for children aged 4-13, based in 50 acres of Northamptonshire’s, beautiful countryside.

  • Dinasour Live! Go. It’s like Jurassic Park!!!

    Astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs that are going to make memories forever. Well done Royal & Derngate!

  • Is your baby the cutest?

    Here's how they can be Baby of the Month at Photo-times while you pocket £200 of John Lewis vouchers...

  • Swanning around in Lamport

    The Swan at Lamport - gorgeous countryside, family friendly and super tasty; a true Northamptonshire favourite and it's perfect location for a gentle, post Sunday lunch amble at nearby Brixworth or Pitsford.

  • Waendel walking on sunshine

    Muddy looks forward to this weekend for lots of reasons. It's dog and kid friendly, you don't have to be super-fit to take part, and there are numerous watering holes on every route

  • Muddy walks: Irchester Country Park

    It has an adventure course with zip lines, a huge outdoor play area, a cafe and a network of trails in a 200-acre area of woodland. What's not to like?

  • Rock up and climb!

    I tried out rock climbing at Rushden Lakes, perfect for any age (even mine) and I jumped off a 7m wall!

  • Winchester House School, Brackley, Northants

    An excellent non-selective co-ed day and boarding school (3-13 yrs) on the Bucks/Oxon/Northants borders with a strong all-rounder reputation and an impressive head.

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