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“Take the children here”
Review of Stanwick Lakes

Stanwick Lakes
Ranked #2 of 64 things to do in Northampton
Certificate of Excellence
Northampton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Take the children here”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

On arrival with my grand children they were so excited to clamber out of the car , I hoping that things were not going to be disappointed was totally surprised, they had everything for the small child right up to about the age of sixteen. The lakes such a delight to walk round, bicycles available to hire if need be but take your own if you want. We stayed for hours and a joy to see them happy. It also was a nice sunny hot day, ice creams on hand also. Picnic hampers everywhere go and look you will not be disillusioned with the outcome. The children slept all the way home... Bliss

Visited May 2013
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English first
Kettering, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
168 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“An excellent day out for all ages”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Being fairly local we had been here a few times in the past, but not for several years. There is now a very nice visitor centre with good toilets, a cafeteria and gift/souvenir shop. There is plenty of parking - either on hard standing (stone chips) or on grass. The only charge is for parking, and this seems to vary between £3 and £5, depending on time of year and whether it is a bank holiday or main school summer holidays. Children from toddlers to around 10 enjoy the water-based activities in the play area. In the past we have taken grandchildren - you will need bathing cossie, old towel, croc-type footwear and probably a spare set of clothes. Be prepared for them to get wet/dirty, but have enormous fun. This time we went as a couple to do more walking in parts of the lake areas that we hadn't explored previously. We walked for about an hour and a half before returning for our picnic. There are plenty of water birds to observe and some interesting landscapes to view. We left well-exercised and relaxed.

Visited May 2013
Thank J0hn1950
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Northampton, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“gorgeous place”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

fantastic place to go ona sunny day, there is miles of walks around the pretty lakes. an amazing huge play area for kids of all ages, an adult assault course. on one of the walks is big tire swings, zipline and climbing wall. really great place to take the kids or dogs.

Visited April 2013
1 Thank naomi h
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Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great family fun”
Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

Great for people of all ages. A lovely place to walk, cycle or let the kids run riot!
A nice play area for the kids in the summer and interesting activities in the indoor centre the restaurant/cafe is nice but pricey

Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Brilliant value for the price of parking - £3.00 per car”
Reviewed April 20, 2013

Travelling with 5 children aged 4 to 11 there was plenty to do for all of them. We hired bikes for two hours and really enjoyed cycling around the lakes - brilliant value for money on a not very nice day.

Visited April 2013
Thank Gill H
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