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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Car Park Full.

Stanwick Lakes car park is currently full! We expect there to be some spaces as from 14:00hrs when we will be able to open the car park again. Posted 13:00hrs on 18/04/2014.


Our new Events Programme for April 2014 – 15 is now available to pick up from the visitor centre. Click on the links to have a sneaky peak at it online  Stanwick Events Programme Apr 2014 – Mar 2015 inside  Stanwick Events Programme Apr 2014 – Mar 2015 outside Events for April include Wild About Woodcraft, Party Pottery days and ‘A Bird’s Eye View’ – see our What’s On page for full details.

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