Things to do in Northamptonshire

Want to know what you can do in Northamptonshire over the next few weeks? Well here are a few suggestions to keep you busy in the county...

Image caption The New Cassettes return home to play at the Picturedrome


The New Cassettes have been leaving audiences wanting more since 2005, after they released their debut single, "You Won't Stop" on Fantastic Plastic-with copies selling out within the first month and landing number at No.11 in the Indie Charts in England!

They return to their hometown to play a gig at the Picturedrome on Friday 2 December.

The band recently toured in support of The Strokes, played Glastonbury Festival and have been featured on the "The Inbewtweeners" Soundtrack along with a headlining tour in Japan.

The gig starts at 21:00 GMT

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The Ginger Pig band are a Northampton based band that started in a local jazz club. It has since become critically acclaimed for its spectacular performances.

The Pig has now travelled worldwide playing at Jazz and Blues festivals and important social events. The band plays at the Picturedrome in Northampton on Saturday 3 December.

Whatever the band plays, from 60s Rock n Roll to Deep South Blues expect a New Orleans beat giving a unique twist to iconic classics.

Family fun

You can take a trip to Stanwick Lakes located in the beautiful Nene Valley and close to Raunds. The kids can get a chance to go on an Adventure trail or assault course. There are also trails for hikers and cyclists. Stanwick Lakes is opens between 07:00 till 21:00 through the summer months.

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West Lodge Rural Centre is for the whole family. It's for those who want to find out about farm animals. They have a variety of rare breeds. Children get the chance to handle fluffy chicks, rabbits and guinea pigs. There are also many nature walks to get involved in. The farm is open from 10:00 to 17:00 BST seven days a week.

Abington Park Museum is for those who are interested in exploring the domestic life in the town, it has a costume collection and a display of Northamptonshire Regiment. You can also take the children for a walk in the park.

Exhibitions and arts

Join Alice's adventure in a topsy-turvy world of magic and mayhem in this brand new adaptation of Lewis Carroll's well-loved classic Alice In Wonderland.

See the Royal stage transformed into a magnificent Wonderland as Alice encounters all of your favourite characters, from the White Rabbit and the Cheshire Cat, to the March Hare and the Mad Hatter.

It all takes place at the Royal and Derngate from Wednesday 30 November till Sunday 8 January.

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Kettering's Lighthouse Theatre will host a spectacular production of Cinderella.

Building on last year's amazing Aladdin, the Lighthouse invites you to see this production by James Hill. It features Danny Young as Prince Charming, the british battleaxe Christine Hamilton as the Fairy Godmother Neil Hamilton as Baron Hardup, Nicki French as Dandini and Tony Howes as Buttons.

It will start on 13 -31 December.

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