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Summer holiday what’s on guide: fun for the kids

Market Square beach 2014

Market Square beach 2014

Welcome to our summer what’s on guide full of fun stuff for the kids to do during the holidays.

The summer what’s on guide will be updated every time we receive a new event so keep checking back to find new things to do.

Email us with your events to editor@northantsnews.co.uk, Tweet us @ChronandEcho or message us via our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/northamptonchron.

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DAILY UNTIL AUGUST 31

The Beach, Market Square, Northampton

Experience all the fun of the seaside with sand, deckchairs, children’s rides and attractions. 7 days a week, from 10.30am to 5.30pm weather permitting.

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DAILY

Variety of fun workshops for children at libraries across Northamptonshire.

Click here for the full listings LIBRARY EVENTS

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DAILY

Trilogy Leisure - various locations across Northampton

Holiday courses include swimming, startrack athletics, skateboarding, tri-golf and musical theatre. Or book onto one of the football, cinema gaming, basketball and roller skating sessions.

Funzone playscheme and FREE play ranger sessions.

SUMMER HOLIDAY CINEMA GAMING - CHANGE OF SESSION TIMES

Please note the following time changes to the cinema gaming sessions at The Forum Cinema during the school holidays:

Thursday 21 August: no session

Thursday 28 August: new time 12.30pm-2pm

Visit TRILOGY LEISURE for more

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WEDNESDAY AUGUST 20

Tony Berni’s Magic Show

Magic, balloon modelling and bubbly fun with Tony Berni. Catch him on Abington Street between 11am and 3pm.

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WEDNESDAY AUGUST 20

Wicked Wednesdays at Daventry Leisure Centre

Get active with trampolining and athletics

12-3pm

Event cost: £1 per person

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THURSDAY AUGUST 21

NLT Let’s Get Active!

Fitness workshops and taster sessions with Northampton Leisure Trust. On Abington Street from 11am to 3pm.

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FRIDAY AUGUST 22

Punch and Judy

The traditional summer entertainment plus balloon modelling. Abington Street from 11am to 3pm.

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SATURDAY AUGUST 23

Abington Street Summer Sounds

The best of home-grown Northampton Music programmed by the 365 Music Project. Bands between 11am and 3pm.

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SATURDAY AUGUST 23

Knickerbocker Glorious

Street entertainment programmed by Northampton Town Centre BID. Abington Street from 11am to 3pm.

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SATURDAY AUGUST 23

“Something Different”

Terry’s delightful music for a summer’s afternoon, performing outside on the piazza of All Saints church. Times TBC.

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SATURDAY AUGUST 23

Health and fun day, 1 to 6pm, free entry

Pomfret Arms, Cotten End, Northampton

BBQ, bouncy castle, soft play, face painting, street dance, children’s health study talk

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SATURDAY AUGUST 23

NTFC V Shrewsbury Town on Saturday, 3pm kick off.

Tickets FREE for under 7s. Call 01604 683777 or buy online www.northamptontown.ecommzone.com

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SATURDAY AUGUST 23 AND SUNDAY AUGUST 24

Summer Retreat

Overstone Scout Camp, Billing Lane, Northampton, NN6 0AF

Day entry free.

www.summerretreat.co.uk.

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SATURDAY AUGUST 23 TO MONDAY AUGUST 25

Dog Show at the Obelisk Centre, Northampton, NN2 8UE.

Free parking.

For more details email bingaug2007@aol.com

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SUNDAY AUGUST 24

Most Marvellous Vintage

Most Marvellous Vintage take over the market square with vintage stalls, craft demonstrations and of course, music. 11am to 4pm.

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MONDAY AUGUST 25

Fun dog show lots of stalls, face painter, tombola, dog treats and beds, toiletries and crafts.

Irchester Country Park. Raising funds for Animals in need.

Dog registration 11am, judging at midday.

For more information call 01933 278080.

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MONDAY AUGUST 25

Open Day at Northampton Saints, Franklin’s Gardens, Weedon Road, between 3 and 5pm

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WEDNESDAY AUGUST 27

Kevin Burke

The fabulous entertainer with a mix of magic and a balloon show. Catch Kevin on the Abington Street from 11am to 3pm.

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WEDNESDAY AUGUSY 27

Wicked Wednesdays at Daventry Leisure Centre

Try your hand at some sports tasters with Daventry Phoenix Boxing club and Daventry Tennis club.

12-3.pm

Event cost: £1 per person

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THURSDAY AUGUST 28

Mr Crumble

Clown fun and frolics for the kiddies. Catch Mr Crumble on Abington Street between 11am and 3pm.

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FRIDAY AUGUST 29

Bicycle-powered Free Cinema Evening

A free evening of cinema entertainment powered entirely by bicycles. Viewers have the chance to pedal one of the bikes generating the power to keep the film playing, or just relax and watch the film.

Showing - The Armstrong Lie (2013, Rated 15)

A documentary chronicling sports legend Lance Armstrong’s improbable rise and ultimate fall from grace.

Corby Cube, George Street, Corby, 7.30pm to 10pm

Free. Just turn up.

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THURSDAY AUGUST 28 - FRIDAY AUGUST 29

Open Stage Summer Musical Theatre Course

For 13 to 18 year olds

Since, dance and act

10am to 4.30pm - two day course - £20

Students must attend two days full time

To book a place email openstage@rocketmail.com or call 07847 922 542.

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FRIDAY AUGUST 29

Tony Berni’s Magic Show

Magic, balloon modelling and bubbly fun with Tony Berni. Catch him on Abington Street between 11am and 3pm.

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SATURDAY AUGUST 30

Corby Cyclefest 2014

A cycling-themed fun day with a range of interactive activities and attractions for the whole family.

Activities will include: unique bicycles try-out area, a bike-powered scalextric, pedal-powered music, and guided local bike rides.

Attractions will include the Ministry of Bicycle’s Bomberdrome show and an Adrenaline Alley BMX half-pipe display.

Corby Cube, George Street, Corby, 10am to 3pm

Free. Just turn up.

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SATURDAY AUGUST 30

Abington Street Summer Sounds

The best of home-grown Northampton Music programmed by the 365 Music Project. Bands between 11am and 3pm.

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SATURDAY AUGUST 30

The Fairly Famous Family

Hilarious and interactive, colourful and completely organic. Catch them on Abington Street some time between 11am and 3pm.

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SATURDAY AUGUST 30

Towcester Studio Band

Enjoy the sounds of the Towcester Studio Band as they provide the soundtrack for a lovely afternoon concert on All Saints piazza from 12 noon until 2pm.

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SATURDAY AUGUST 30

Ian Marchant

Expect laughter and a suitcase filled with classic tricks. Catch Ian on Abington Street some time between 11am and 3pm.

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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 20

Get Active, Get Healthy, Get Involved at Kingsthorpe College

11am-2pm

Free admission

Face painting, football, bouncycastles, games, stalls, live music and performances, food, fitness clubs and more.

 

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