Easter Fun in Northampton

Published: Monday, 21 March 2016

Easter egg hunts, craft workshops and plenty of fun activities, as well as free parking, are just some of the things on offer from Northampton Borough Council over the Easter holidays.

Take part in Abington Park Museum’s festive Easter egg hunt around the museum and be in with a chance of winning a chocolate egg. The trail starts on Good Friday (25 March) through to Easter Monday (28 March) from 12pm to 4pm. It’s only £1 to take part and all ages are welcome.

Northampton Museum & Art Gallery will be holding a Leather Stamping Workshop where you make your own unique, genuine leather key fob, bookmark or wristband.  This workshop is on Thursday 31 March, 1.30pm - 2.15pm & 2.30pm - 3.15pm and is suitable for all ages.

Families can enjoy an afternoon of bee activities and games for all the family in the Bees Knees workshop at Abington Park Museum on Friday 1 April from 1pm to 4pm. Join the hive of craft activity and play the Honey Pot game to find out how hard bees work to find their nectar and buzz around the museum following the bee trail.

Northampton Museum & Art Gallery will host a free Spring Crafts Workshop on Tuesday 5 April 1pm – 3pm. Come along to make paper based crafts using different types of paper. Children will have great fun making spring flowers and animals in this seasonal workshop.

The exhibitions “Give It Some Welly” and “Bees – Pollinators of the World” are still being shown in Northampton Museum & Art Gallery. For more information on Easter activities at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery and Abington Park Museum visit www.northampton.gov.uk/museums or call 01604 837397.

As well as the fun family Easter activities, visiting Northampton town centre is made easier with the borough council's free parking offers:

  • Good Friday - free parking in all borough council car parks
  • Saturday - free parking in the council’s multi-storey car parks
  • Easter Sunday - free parking in all borough council car parks
  • Easter Monday - free parking in all borough council car parks

Why not take advantage of the free parking offers by visiting the town’s Best High Street 2015, St Giles Street with its variety of exceptional independent shops and eateries.

More ideas on what to do in Northampton can be found on the Love Northampton website at www.lovenorthampton.co.uk where you can also download the free Love Northampton iPhone app.