Things to do in Kettering

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Things to Do in Kettering

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  • Shadygal68
    Kettering, UK64 contributions
    We have have been here a few times and never been disappointed, our grandkids and nephews absolutely love it, especially the interaction with so many different creatures.
    Written 4 April 2022
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  • bogeynoise
    Northampton, UK49 contributions
    This place was fantastic right little gemstone very been before was lovely and clean staff very all brilliant from door staff sellers to seating only one issue was parking I was will a friend and had a disabled parking badge but could not park near venue this was because of a big game in arena next door and not there fault we did park in a loading bay and asked and manager said it was OK as very busy so did other but they couldn't have been more helpful and show was amazing endless love first night show fantastic all singer were Brill but support singer you did a fab job definitely not supporting nearly got your own show well done to all
    Written 27 February 2022
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  • Not disclosed
    126 contributions
    We had booked our visit via NGS website. We wandered through the main arch from the courtyard into the gardens. We wandered around the rose garden which still had some roses in flower. Then up to the lily pond and the walled gardens. Some stunning orange and red streaked dahlias, several different grasses, and salvias in flower. We saw some examples of bonsai and a stumpery. Then onto the landscaped parks, with beautiful vistas, a upturned pyramid made in a large grass mound, and a similar one sunken in the ground. On top of this a large lake, rill and avenues of trees in full autumn colours. Truly stunning.
    Written 18 October 2020
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  • DangerousPaddy
    Cannock, UK720 contributions
    Fabulous day out with family and friends.

    This really was an excellent experience with something for everyone. We were absolutely exhausted by the end.

    Huge thanks for the staff in the restaurant on the afternoon of Sunday 15th May. We were those customers who ordered late in the day when they may have been winding down but they were excellent.

    I am certain we will be back again at some point.
    Written 16 May 2022
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  • Silverwizard
    Kettering, UK15 contributions
    One of our very favourite places to take our dog for a walk, it's a great green space which anyone can enjoy......and it's free!!
    Written 11 October 2020
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  • gipsy20
    bedford39 contributions
    Very interesting and well set out, a thoroughly interesting afternoon visit. Would recommend it to all ages.
    Written 14 March 2020
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  • Marcin 7-17
    Gdynia, Poland3,620 contributions
    A beautiful but austere monumental church. A very large piece of the region's recorded history. It's worth looking inside.
    Written 31 December 2019
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  • Steve G
    1 contribution
    very good place to visit & peaceful the church as a window with a b 17 bomber that was used from the air field.
    Written 6 June 2019
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  • Paul R
    Wellingborough, UK674 contributions
    I was brought up in another Northamptonshire village, close to the route taken by King Edward I and the retinue that escorted the body of his wife, Eleanor, to Westminster. I always found it sad that the cross erected around a mile from my childhood home, like many others, is no longer there. Having recently looked more closely at the story of this devoted, bereaved husband and this series of memorial crosses, I wanted to visit one of the surviving monuments.
    I had read that Geddington's is the most complete and impressive of the remaining crosses and I was not disappointed. It is simple and striking in overall form but closer inspection reveals charming and beautiful detail. Its position in the centre of a focal point in the lovely old stone-built village enhances its beauty and, indeed, the village rewards a more general wander, taking in such landmarks as the church and the venerable bridge.
    A concise version of the story behind the Eleanor crosses is printed on an informative noticeboard below the cross. It's a pretty good overview.
    Well worth a stop.
    Written 2 February 2022
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  • Matt
    9 contributions
    I make use the outdoor gym here mostly, however the park as a whole is certainly a bright spot of the town. Not big by any means, but a lovely vibe particularly in the summer when it is busy.
    Written 11 January 2020
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  • gmaughan815
    Lincoln, UK21 contributions
    Had a lovely day at Wicksteed Park on Bank Holiday Monday - got there the minute it opened & stayed until closing time. Two 12 year olds had good fun on the rides & not a lot of queuing in the morning (queues got bigger in the afternoon). We paid £12 each with picniq website (a real bargain) for unlimited rides/slides/crazy golf/tree top nets/meerkat manor). We took a picnic, but enjoyed an ice cream from the ice cream parlour & hot drinks/chocolate bars from the take-out cafe bar (reasonably priced for this type of setting).
    Written 2 May 2022
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  • Manicrose
    Bourne, UK1,015 contributions
    Ideal for a quiet country walk. It is worth noting that the car park is very small (but free) and there are no toilets on site.
    Written 7 February 2022
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  • Julia T
    Kettering, UK1 contribution
    This is a nice small lake to walk round (in dry weather) & if you don’t stop takes about 45-50 mins to walk round. In the winter or if it’s been wet it can get extremely muddy on one side so I would recommend avoiding it then!
    But more importantly, in my opinion, if you are walking your dog there are two things to be aware of; in the breeding season April/May/June dogs MUST be kept on a lead, and on the side of the lake that follows the road from Ringstead to the Mill Tearoom there are several gates & gaps where a dog can easily escape into the road - & the speed limit once out of the village is 60 mph! This is not a hugely busy road but I spent an anxious 20 mins keeping a close eye on my dogs.
    As others have mentioned you can extend your walk to include the disused railway line walk (accessed near the Mill tearoom), & you can walk for several miles in either direction.
    The Mill Tearoom is a lovely place to stop for a drink & a light lunch or delicious piece of homemade cake, but I wouldn’t recommend the food at the Axe & Compass in Ringstead (visited early 2020).
    Written 16 May 2021
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  • Margaret B
    Kettering, UK145 contributions
    The quixotic location of these beautiful monuments only adds to their attraction. Tucked away in a tiny village church, they take your breath away. They are a wonderful “story book” of the Montagu family once one of the most important and powerful in the land. The restoration of these stunning works has made them pristine so that the beauty of the work can be fully appreciated. Add to this that it’s free to go in and a friendly knowledgeable guide is around on open days, you have a great excursion. Check opening times
    Written 16 May 2019
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  • Rebecca S
    2 contributions
    Visited today, new shops have appeared and staff informed us of new plans.
    It seems The Yards is being revamped and even though the weather was not the best the place looked vibrant, clean and colourful.
    The pub has been turned into a number of retail outlets and a new food area being planned for the outside!
    Written 15 February 2020
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