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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Can you complete our Olympic Challenge?

There are just a few more days available to have a go at the Stanwick Lakes Olympic Challenge. Win a special Olympic medal by completing three or more activities. Buy your leaflet at reception or the kiosk for £2.50 (only one medal per leaflet).

Unfortunately there will be no boating offered at Stanwick Lakes for the foreseeable future. Our boating operator, Nene Xtreme from Oundle, has experienced some operational issues which has meant they are unable to open the boating at Stanwick Lakes. We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.

From Saturday 3rd September onwards the Visitor Centre will be open from 10am – 5pm.

Please be aware that our car parking machine accepts CASH ONLY.

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