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.
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A Cycling Extravaganza at Stanwick Lakes

The Empire Bikes Back! Come to Stanwick Lakes with your bike between 11am and 4pm on Saturday, October 25th and join our spectacular day of Edwardian cycling celebrations. Marvel at Mr Bill Pollard and his wonderful Bomberdrome (the cycling Wall of Death) and book a place on one of our cycling ‘Temperance Rides’. You can also find out about Mr Len Parsons of Irthlingborough, who was one of the top national riders at cycling races across Britain during the early 1900s. ‘The Empire Bikes Back’ is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and all activities are free. Standard car parking charges apply. More information.

Book now to take part in one of our Santa Runs on 13th December. You can choose from 5km, 10km or half marathon. More information.

Please note that the visitor centre is open until 5pm every day.