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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Extended Summer Opening Hours

PLEASE NOTE: Due to unforeseen circumstances the barrier by the Stanwick roundabout will be shut at 6pm tonight (23rd June) and will not re-open until 8am on Friday morning (24th June). We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause.

The Visitor Centre is open from 10am – 5pm during the week and will normally be open until 6pm on Saturdays and Sundays from June until the end of September, and every day of the school summer holidays (although this will be weather dependent).

Please be aware that our car parking machine accepts cash only, no card payments.

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