School is officially out for summer, and there’s plenty of things to do around the Kettering Borough to keep the children entertained! From Sports to Crafts to Play Days, there’s something for everyone during the half-term…
Kettering by the Sea, Kettering Marketplace:
Kettering by the Sea is making a splash again this year on the Market Place, bringing you a taste of the traditional British seaside combined with a host of free activities every week for a month on Mondays through to Saturdays.
You’ll enjoy the giant sand pit, annual National Play Day, splash fountains, magic shows, games, theatre performances and much, much more! View the full timetable by clicking the title link.
Don’t miss the annual Summer Sticker Trail too! The trail route can be picked up at the Kettering Museum and Gallery Tuesdays – Saturdays from 10am until 4pm. Complete the trail around the town, claim your treat and be entered into the prize draw!
*FREE* Summer Playscheme’s around Geddington, Broughton, Wilbarston, Burton Latimer, Rothwell, Desborough and Mawsley are also available throughout the event, showcasing the Jack and the Beanstalk performance from the Looking Glass Theatre and Steve the Magician magic show. Visit www.thisiskettering/bythesea for more details on times and dates.
DON’T FORGET, there’s FREE parking in all Council owned car parks during the event on:
Friday 2nd August
Friday 9th August
Friday 16th August
Summer Holiday Crafts, Manor House Museum:
Join the Manor House Museum for a fun-packed programme of children’s activities for the summer holidays! Perfect for children aged 3+ from Thursday 25th July – Saturday 31st August.
There will be different craft sessions available every day with the opportunity for your little ones to learn new skills and express their creative talents.
Booking in advance is recommended to secure your spot. Click the title link for more information on prices, times and contact details.
Play Days, Kettering Marketplace:
Join us on the Marketplace every Wednesday during the summer half-term for a range of *FREE* things to do for all the children.
The New for 2019 Play Days comprises a number of summer activities, including: Short Story Theatre, Sports Day, Animal Magic, Family Fun Circus and more!
Visit the title link for more details. Every Play Day runs from 10am – 3pm, and the National Play Day will be held at the Museum & Art Gallery Gardens on Wednesday 7th August!
Street Sports, Kettering:
Don’t miss the opportunity to get involved with *FREE* sports sessions led by qualified leaders in various locations around Kettering!
Build your team and compete in football, basketball or dodgeball at the end of summer tournament to be crowned Kettering Street Sports champions!
2pm – 3pm: 8-12 years.
3pm – 4pm: 12-17 years.
For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org and to view the full timetable and locations of the sessions, please click the title link.
Pacesetter Summer Holiday Sports Clubs, Montsaye Community Sports Centre:
Pacesetter offers a fantastic holiday club for your children of primary and Year 7 ages at Montsaye Community Sports Centre from Thursday 25th July – Wednesday 28th August.
They hold the clubs in a variety of different venues which all have both indoor and outdoor facilities so not even the weather can stop them from doing what they do best – sport!!
The core day runs from 9am until 4pm with a half day option available.
The extended day runs from 8:30am – 5pm.
For more information on prices and to book your place, click the title.
Family Camping, Westlodge Farm Park:
Westlodge Farm Park offer an array of family-friendly activities throughout the Summer half-term, and a perfect way to spend quality time with your loved ones is to take part in one of the farm’s family camping weekends!
The dates are as follows:
27th – 28th July and 3rd – 4th August.
Pitch your tent, enjoy a home reared hog roast, twilight walks, a camp fire, stargazing and all the fun the farm has to offer. It’s the perfect summer, family event. For prices, click the title link.
Martial Arts Holiday Club, East Northants Taekwondo Club:
The East Northants Taekwondo Club, on Northampton Rd Pavillion, is offering Taekwondo classes for children between 5-14 years old during the summer half-term!
All classes are suitable for both new and current students and begin at 9am, and finish 3:15pm, on the following dates in August:
Tuesday 13th – Thursday 15th, Tuesday 20th – Thursday 22nd and Tuesday 27th – Thursday 29th.
Click the title link for more information, or contact 07974 813922.
The Knibb Holiday Club, William Knibb Centre:
Your children will enjoy four days of fun packed activities, including arts and crafts, a day out, a visit to Kettering by the Sea, cooking, sports and more at the William Knibb Centre from Monday 19th – Thursday 22nd August!
The activity days begin at 9am and finish at 3pm.
For more information, click the title link or call 01536 5183390 to secure your place!