Celebrate Northampton this summer with this line up of family things to do

The schools have broken up and summer is in full swing - so what is there to do in Northampton?

Friday, 26th July 2019, 6:24 pm

Kicking off from July 24, a whole line up of things to do across Northampton have been arranged by the borough council as part of their #CelebrateNorthampton campaign.Flick through this collection of events happening across summer and see what's on offer for you and your family.

The award-winning Shoe Plant project is back for 2019. Look out for displays - organised by St Giles Terrace in Bloom - in shop windows across the town centre.
Enjoy all the fun of the beach in the heart of Northampton Market Square. A giant sandpit, deck chairs fairground rides and peek-through photo boards will be free to use until August 31.

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NBC and Looking Glass Theatre's Heritage Treasure Quest is a hunt through town to track down clues, solve puzzles and win fabulous prizes. Book tickets for 2 each at thelittleboxoffice.com/lgt/
This bold art exhibition took its first steps this week with the debut of a giant red stiletto. 11 more decorated shoes will be trotted out over the summer - pick up a map from the Guildhall and track them all down.
Join Looking Glass Theatre throughout summer for these ghoulish trips into Northampton's past. New tours and journeys will be held each month - thelittleboxoffice.com/lgt/ for more information. Tickets cost 2.
5 - 8 August - Join Red Rumpus' in the Grosvenor Centre for a rollercoaster ride through styles and events of Northampton. Featuring a catwalk of community models, a music-hall singalong and more. Shows at 1pm and 3pm.
The Street Circus Back is by popular demand thanks to Northampton BID. Come and see the UK's very best street entertainers, including stilt walkers, dancers, contortionists and comedians from 11am to 4pm in the Market Square.
Use your phone, step on the blue footprints and meet the characters from Northampton's history on this interactive trail through town. NBC's augmented reality experience is available through the free HP Reveal App.
Led by Northampton BID, this new project is all about celebrating out town centre and its unique heritage. Shops and business will be displaying old photos and memories in their windows and share your own with #CelebrateNorthampton.
Hop on a classic red bus to take in key heritage landmarks across the town, including 78 Derngate, Hazelrigg House and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Three free bus rides a day will run from the Guildhall at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
More than 30 historic buildings, churches and venues across Northampton will be open for you to visit for this weekend of culture. See the whole line up at www.northampton.gov.uk/heritageopendays
Celebrate this international day with performers, activities and entertainment aimed at young people aged 13-19, including a music workshop, boxing tasters and a climbing wall. Open between 12pm and 5pm in the Grosvenor Centre.