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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Water play closed for maintenance work

Please be advised that the water play in the adventure playground is currently closed for maintenance work. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

The assault course is being upgraded and will be closed from w/c 9th February until approximately the 2nd week of March. It is time for rejuvenation and, thanks to funding from SITA Trust, our diamond section is being replaced and other essential maintenance work is being carried out.

Work on Sand Martin Bridge is now complete and the scaffolding is being taken down this week (2nd-6th March).

Ever wanted to learn a new skill? Why not book onto a Traditional Skills course and learn how to be a blacksmith, basket maker, dry stone waller, green wood worker or shoe maker. Click on the links for more information including dates, prices and contact details. There are limited spaces for each course so book early to avoid disappointment.