If you are renting a three or four bedroom family-sized property in Kettering, the town has plenty of activities for children, with its various theme parks, play areas and petting zoos to explore. Here, you can arrange an exciting day out or celebrate your child’s birthday in style, as there are a range of attractions to suit all age groups. The Ashan Property team, who are expert letting agents in Kettering, has extensive knowledge of the town and the surrounding area. Here, we have put the spotlight on some of the best child-friendly activities in the region.
Laser Zap Attack
Let your children take part in an exciting zero contact combat game as they travel through a series of mazes while shooting at their opposition with a laser gun. With obstacles at every turn and places to hide, you and your children can stalk each other through a futuristic and high-tech area. The lasers used are completely safe and fire the same rays as a TV remote, which is then registered by the equipment that each player wears. While in the arena there will be loud music and talc based smoke to create an atmospheric experience for your children to enjoy. You can find Lazer Zap Attack on the town’s Trafalgar Road Industrial Estate.
New York Thunderbowl
New York Thunderbowl, one of Kettering’s biggest leisure centres, has 16 lanes of tenpin bowling, an American pool lounge, and various food outlets to keep your children occupied throughout the morning or afternoon. It is suitable for all ages, including the youngest members of the family, as gutter guards and bowling ramps are available. Alternatively, you can simply build your technique as you learn the best way to roll your bowling ball to score the all-important strike.
Young children will love Kids Play in Kettering Leisure Village, one of the biggest indoor play areas in Northamptonshire. The terrific tangle tower is perfect for the bravest of children, who will have to jump in at the top before climbing down through layers of elastic to reach the bottom. For toddlers, there is the toddler village, with everything made smaller to suit your little ones, from mini cars and petrol pumps to ‘baby animals’ at the vets. They also have dodgems for your youngsters to race alongside their friends, as well as a drop slide and a ladybird carousel.
Wickstead Park, a popular theme park in Kettering, has over 35 rides for all ages including the Rocky River Falls, their famous Waterchute, and Double Pirate ship. Wickstead Park has 147 acres in total, consisting mainly of lakes, parkland, rides and interactions. The Lakeside is hugely popular with families in summer, with a variety of water activities including Nautic Jets, bumper boats, canoeing and rowing. Also found at Wickstead Park is their new Woolloomooloo Aviary, where you can enjoy the sounds and sights of beautiful birds.
Explore the wonderful world of wildlife with this brand new hands-on experience at Greentrunks Garden Centre, where you can interact with a variety of creatures including stick insects, lizards and giant snails. And, if you’re brave you can even get up close with a tarantula! Enjoy a friendly educational talk with the in-house handler, and learn more about the nature and welfare of the animals. Feeding sessions are also often held here, and young children will be given the opportunity to feed them their daily meals.
West Lodge Rural Centre
This small farm park in Desborough aims to teach children about the lives of farm animals, with hands on experiences and educational talks. Here you can cuddle the rabbits and guinea pigs, groom a pony, watch the famous piglet race and bottle-feed the spring lambs. There are also many nature walks through the grounds, which take you past meadows, streams and ponds. If you look upwards, you may see a variety of birds such as skylarks, lapwings and raptors, or if you look at the ground, you can see deer, foxes, badgers and even grass snakes!
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