Fun for North Northamptonshire youngsters and their families

Leisure and sports

10 July 2024

Summer Activities

This Summer we want to get young people moving and help keep them entertained. Many of the activities on offer are either free or low cost, so there should be something to suit all circumstances.

Events and sessions will be running from Wednesday 24 July across the North Northants area at community centres, parks, open spaces and leisure centres.

These include free Turn up and Play sessions for 8–14-year-olds, running in Corby, Kettering, Rushden and Wellingborough.

East Northants and Kettering areas have Xplorer sessions. These free, all-ages family-friendly fun navigation challenges are both educational and gives children a sense of adventure as they explore the park to find the markers.

I am delighted that we have a Summer packed full of fun activities again this year with something on offer for all our young residents. Youngsters can choose to give new activities a go, take part in more of the sports they already enjoy at school, or get creative through arts and craft. I can’t wait to see children and young people enjoying what’s on offer throughout North Northants.

There are also plenty of events aimed at the whole family, while the focus is on our children and young people, I’d encourage parents and carers to get involved too. It’s important to be as active as you can, whatever your age. We are never too old to give new things a try.
Councillor Helen Howell, Deputy Leader for North Northamptonshire Council and Executive Member for Sport, Leisure, Culture and Tourism

Our four Active Families Fundays Active Family Fun Days, suitable for all ages, will be running again this year. These will be on Wednesday afternoons in August with fundays running in Corby, Kettering, Rushden and Wellingborough.

Two ICanWeCanYouCan events will be held at Rushden Lakes and in Corby town centre to link in with the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. We have teamed up with local sports clubs and physical activity providers so that families can try a new sport or activity for free and find out where they can take part on a more regular basis.

It seems fitting that we focus even more on physical activity this Summer, an Olympic and Paralympic year. Our Leisure team has been working especially hard to plan activities and events which will, I know, give our young residents a Summer to remember.

I am also delighted that we continue to support residents during the cost-of-living crisis by running Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) sessions though our provider Northamptonshire Sport for families with youngsters on free school meals. This Summer this will also, for the first time, include Swimming and Picnic in the Park sessions.
Jason Smithers, Leader of North Northamptonshire Council

North Northamptonshire Council’s Summer Holiday Programme can be found here. You can also search to see what’s on nearest to you and when.

Details about additional activities will follow soon.

Residents can also give North Northants Leisure social media channels a follow @NNActive @NNLeisure