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28th June 2023


A campaign has been launched to showcase Northamptonshire as a brilliant destination for experiencing great value days out this summer. 

Focusing on all the county offers to summer visitors, ranging from well-known festivals and attractions like Shambala, Greenbelt, Silverstone, Wicksteed Park and Adrenaline Alley, to a whole host of hidden gems visitors can discover for the first time, the campaign includes 25 suggestions for days out for under £10.

Encouraging families to enjoy great experiences at great value, and promoting Northamptonshire’s accessible location, the campaign highlights family-friendly places to visit, stay and eat, with many offering special offers and days out for £10, all available throughout July and August.

Funded by West and North Northamptonshire Councils as part of their shared commitment to supporting the local visitor economy, the initiative is being delivered by the Northamptonshire Britain’s Best Surprise team. 

The initiative shines a spotlight on great value days out and experiences including:


Silverstone Museum

Experience the heritage, stories and science of the home of British motor racing. 

Child ticket £10 in advance this summer. Use the code NBSK10 and book in advance.


Wicksteed Park

15% off advance bookings at Wicksteed Park this summer, use code Surprise15%.


Delapre Abbey

Experience Delapré Abbey's exciting and turbulent 900-year history this summer. £10 tour and a drink offer includes tea, an americano, or a soft drink from July 1 to August 31. 


Adrenaline Abbey

Europe’s biggest action sports venue. Late session only £10 for gold members this summer. 


Lamport Hall

Grade I historic house with beautiful, family friendly gardens to explore. Garden Season Ticket £10 for adults, under 10s free.


The Core at Corby Cube

Be a Core Friend for the Summer and enjoy £3 off tickets on eligible shows using promo code CCSUMFRIEND.


Canoe 2

Canoe hire & short breaks, pedalo & katakanu hire at Rushden Lakes. Under £10 per person this summer when sharing Katakanu hire with two or three others.


Stanwick Lakes

50-acre countryside attraction with imaginative play areas, open spaces and paths that families, walkers, cyclists and nature lovers can explore. All day parking plus two hot drinks for £10. Pop into the visitor centre and quote ‘Surprise’ for this offer.


Kelmarsh Hall

Under £10 for a child entry to the Hall and Grade II listed Gardens. Includes fairy walk in the woodland, Bugapest Hotel in the walled garden, Moo Trail and exploring the life of a Victorian Servant in the Hall. Accompanying adults £10.


Holiday Inn Corby

An IHG hotel. Gym and Swim for £10 this summer. No advance booking needed, quote ‘Surprise’ at the welcome desk for £4 off the standard day pass price.


Northampton Comedy Festival

Comedy Crate Edinburgh Previews, various Northampton venues throughout July. 


Boughton House

One of Britain’s grandest and best preserved stately homes. £10 Books, Beds & Beyond Tour, booking from August onwards. 


Holdenby House

Once Elizabethan England’s largest and most glittering house. Grade I listed Gardens, Falconry and Small Wildlife centre. Childrens’ Gardens and Falconry tickets 2 for £10 this summer. Accompanying adults £9. 


Coton Manor Garden

The nation’s favourite garden. Ten acres of beautifully maintained gardens and woods, tea rooms and flamingos. Adults £10 for an all-day ticket.


Rockingham Castle

Beautiful historic castle & 950 years of living history. Adults £10 entrance to the stunning formal gardens this summer. 


Chester House Estate

Northamptonshire’s oldest (but newest!) visitor attraction. Nationally significant site demonstrating 10,000 years of heritage, open daily. Free entrance and free parking all summer. £10 per child for the Greatest Showman Workshop in August (adults free of charge). 


Holy Sepulchre Church 

A building of international significance. £4 guided tours of the church this summer, minimum group size six. 


Jeyes of Earls Barton

Much loved museum, shop and tea room in the heart of Earls Barton Village. All breakfast and lunch options under £10 this summer. 


78 Derngate

£9 entry this summer to the recently extended Charles Rennie Mackintosh House at 78 Derngate. 


Deene Park

£8 entry this summer to the gardens surrounding this exceptional Tudor and Georgian mansion. 


Sulgrave Manor

The original home of the special relationship, with history that unites nations. Manor and Garden admission £8. 


Brooklyn Brownie Co

Dessert shop in Northampton. 2 brownies & 2 hot drinks for £10.


Cafe 1850, Northampton

Tea room in a former coach house on the site of the Northampton Cathedral. 2 cakes & 2 hot drinks or iced lattes for £10.


The BB Society

The BB Society Annual Summer Event at Lamport Hall, July 29th, non-members £10.


A full list of family friendly attractions, accommodation and events is available at:

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