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Things to do in Northampton this half term

Published on: 2016-02-10 15:32:00

 

Northampton is full of grand architecture, and the town played an important role in many historical events including the Wars of the Roses and the English Civil War. With beautiful countryside, and its fantastic location in the East Midlands of England, the town is continuing to grow and develop, making this a fantastic place to bring up foster children. And there are plenty of exciting things to do with your family including the excellent Si5 SpyMissions - the Ultimate Spy Experience!

Amazing Activities

Get the children on board the battle cruiser UNS Steadfast and they’ll take part in an amazing, undercover mission – to infiltrate the ship and stop the terrorists from launching a missile. Accompanied by their very own secret agent (one of the centres guides) they’ll embark on a series of puzzles and challenges to help complete their mission, making this one of the most exciting experiences they will have. All missions must be booked in advance though so check out the Si5 SpyMissions website here for contact details and availability.

Or if you after something a little more active, why not get yourselves down to the Northampton Trampoline Centre? With 12 Olympic sized trampolines, the centre offers holiday classes during half term for the kids that are not only excellent fun, but will give them that much needed exercise they may lack during the winter months. From beginners to seasoned professionals, all are welcome, and with their experienced and friendly coaches this will be one activity the kids will be begging you to take them back to.

All Ages

Northampton has plenty of activities for all ages. For any children under 10 years old, get yourselves to the Berzerk Indoor Play – an adventure play area with different levels that have all the favourites – ball pits, racing slides and climbing frames.

And for the older children, get yourselves to the Billing Go Karting – Northampton’s premier karting experience. Set in the beautiful grounds of the Billing Aquadrome, this 300 metre circuit offers high speed go karting for all those over 10 years old. With dedicated family sessions, this is a brilliant half term activity for you and your foster children.

Educational Experience

If you’re after something a little less hectic, then why not head to Abington Park – Northampton’s oldest and most popular park. Situated on a medieval village, with some buildings surviving over seven centuries, this is a great location to take your family for an educational day out. With play areas, sports facilities, flower displays, lakes and even a garden for the blind – the park will keep you entertained all day long. And not only that but it’s also the location of the fantastic Abington Park Museum, a beautiful 500 year old Manor House, once the home of Shakespeare’s granddaughter Elizabeth Bernard. Exhibits inside include an oak panelled room as it would have been in the 18th century, Northamptonshire’s Military history and a wonderful collection showing the history of local domestic life.

From trampolining and go karting, to museums and parks, Northampton has plenty of activities for you and the children in your care this half term. For further information on fostering in Northampton please contact the Nexus team on either 0800 389 0143 or make an enquiry here.

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