Things to Do if Staying at Watford Gap

17 July 2015

Things to Do if Staying at Watford Gap

If you’re stopping off at our Watford Gap services hotel this coming summer holiday for a couple of days en route to your destination and you were stuck on figuring out something to do with the children, we’ve suggested a few things to do around the Northampton area that can help keep them entertained for a few hours or the whole day. 

Wicksteed Park

Based in Kettering which is around a 50 minute drive from our hotel, this is a really top day out for the family with lots of things to keep young and older children occupied, as well as giving adults somewhere to relax outdoors. If you wanted to keep yourself occupied doing something relaxing there are lots of places to take a walk or relax and have a picnic. With many outdoor activities events and obstacles to keep your children entertained featuring a dropslide, carousel, crazy golf course and dodgems with a lake for rowing and kayaking and a playground for the children to burn of some more energy.

Catanger Llamas

A top day out for a few people or a whole family considered one of the top things to do around Northamptonshire, better for the warmer months of the year as a majority of this day out takes place outdoors. 

The visitor centre has a place where Llama trekking can be carried out with treks designed for young children thorough to adults. Located in Towcester this is only a short drive away down the M1, taking approximately 20 minutes.


A spot designed more for the motor loving parents, but still fun and friendly for the whole family. There are events going on throughout the year at Silverstone, with motoring events going on throughout the year. Great for your young petrol head children if they show an interest in cars, being surrounded by this many vehicles they will be in their element. One of the best motor venues in the country and home to the British Grand Prix this is really worth a visit if you’re in the area - some of the biggest in the country. 

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