Welcome to Stanwick Lakes,
where the adventure lasts all day!

Stanwick Lakes is a unique 750acre countryside attraction and nature reserve in the heart of Northamptonshire's beautiful Nene Valley, and is widely considered to be one of the region's most imaginative outdoor activity destinations. It offers the best of both worlds: extensive play areas to keep adventurous families entertained for hours, and for nature lovers, walkers and cyclists, acres of wide open spaces and paths, where blue skies are reflected in tranquil waters.

And if the weather is less than perfect? Head indoors to the visitor centre, with its host of facilities and activities.

Stanwick Lakes is managed as a social enterprise by environmental charity, Rockingham Forest Trust, in partnership with East Northamptonshire Council.
Read more about us

Stanwick Lakes Story Festival!

Visit Stanwick Lakes from Tuesday 26th – Friday 29th May (11am – 4pm) and get involved with our Story Festival. Listen to stories in our colourful story tent, build a den, go on a treasure hunt … and much more! See our What’s On page for full details.

Are you interested in working with families and meeting new people in a relaxed environment, making crafts and playing games? We are looking for Volunteers to work weekends and during the school holidays. Please contact m.humphreys@rftrust.org.uk for more information.