12 things to do over the next week…
MUDDY’S PICK OF THE MONTH:
KIDS: Camp Wilderness, Broughton Woods, Kettering, Mon 23 Jul – Mon 20 Aug
Camp Wilderness offers kids aged 6-15 the chance to unplug and have some old-fashioned summer fun. The camp brings its magical outdoor adventures to Kettering just in time for the school holidays by offering 3-day residential summer camps. Camp Wilderness connects children with the natural world, giving them the chance to camp in ancient woodlands, build and cook over open campfires, try new pursuits like archery and learn traditional bushcraft skills. The camps run each week and cost £249, places can be booked online.
Camp Wilderness, Broughton Woods, Kettering
MUSIC: Bands in the Park, Abington Park, now – Sun 16 Sep
Enjoy live music every Sunday afternoon from 2pm – 5pm at the Abington Park bandstand and be surrounded by the relaxing and beautiful environment of the park.
Abington Park Museum, Wellingborough Road, NN3 3HN
COMEDY: Screaming Blue Murder, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, now – Fri 16 Nov
Don’t miss our Friday night comedy club in the Underground Studio with compere Dan Evans. This season features many of comedy’s rising stars. Visit the website to book and to see what comedy stars are on this week.
Doors 7.45pm, Show 8.15pm. Tickets £13.50.
Royal & Derngate Theatre, Guildhall Rd, Northampton NN1 1DP
FILM: The Greatest Showman, LUNA FLIX Outdoor Cinema, Stanwick, Fri 20/Sat 28 Jul
“Rewite the stars” under the stars! By unprecedented demand, LUNA FLIX brings Hugh Jackman’s smash hit circus musical back to Stanwick’s lakeside amphitheatre on a HUGE screen. Watch the sunset, enjoy a picnic and ‘Come Alive’ to the songs you’ve grown to love! Sing-along version on the 20th so belt out to your favourite songs. Doors from 8:30pm and tickets cost £8.50-£12.90 and can be booked online.
Price includes a Kids Lunchbox Voucher to redeem at Bell Plantation Garden Centre Cafe. Sessions are suitable for children aged from 4 – 9 years. Limited spaces available. Payment required at time of booking to secure place.
Bell Plantation, Watling Street, Towcester, NN12 6GX
FESTIVAL: Thurning Feast, Wed 25 Jul
This is a spectacular festival, which takes place on…whichever day the 25th of July falls on! This vibrant village feast brings the local community together in aid of raising funds for the upkeep of Thurning Village Hall and the Church of St James. Thurning receives help from residents of surrounding villages and in turn raises funds to support their villages and chosen charities. Alongside great live music, a funfair and children’s entertainment, Thurning Feast also offers a variety of multi-national foods and a fabulous selection of locally made cakes and teas for a quintessentially English experience. TICKETS: Advance: Adult £5, Accompanied Under 16 – FREE. £6 on the door on the night. Advance tickets available online and through Oundle box Office.
Thurning Feast, Hall Close, Clopton Road, Thurning, Peterborough, PE8 5RE
FILM: Notting Hill, LUNA FLIX Outdoor Cinema, Stanwick, Fri 27 Jul
LUNA FLIX debuts the Richard Curtis rom-com classic to Stanwick’s lakeside amphitheatre on a HUGE screen. Watch the sunset, enjoy your picnic and hope Hugh Grant can get the girl! Tickets cost £12.50 and can be booked online.
KIDS: The Maize Maze, Cotswold Farm Park, opens July 21
Venture down the rabbit hole into this Wonderland themed maze over the summer holidays and find the White Rabbit. If you find your way to the middle there will be a Tea Party and you may spot The Mad Hatter. There’ll be various games and puzzles.
Bath on the Beach, Royal Victoria Park, Bath, from Sat 21 July
Hammocks, cabanas, palm trees, beach volleyball, boules and a beach bar – Bath’s version of the Caribbean.
EVENT: Circus Sampler, Somerset House, London, Wed 25 Jul – Tues 7 Aug
More circus celebrations with a free exhibition Circus Originals opening on 25 July plus live circus events. Dance artists Far From The Norm perform Union Black that combines humour, hip hop and circus using Chinese poles and tight-wire. Between performances, you can watch international record-breaking hula hooper extraordinaire, Marawa. She’s joined by her team of hoop performers, The Majorettes, and they’ll teach you to hula hoop after the show.