Happy ‘Bee-day’!

Did you know there are more than 250 species of bee living in the UK? Find out how Stanwick Lakes supports these incredible insects and what you can do to help their decline.

Barrier System Gets Upgrade

The car park barrier system at Stanwick Lakes is having a major upgrade in May with a new system that uses automatic number plate (ANPR) recognition. Read on to find out more.

Refill Van comes to Stanwick Lakes

As part of our Natureworks project, we are connecting people with the natural environment and offering opportunities for them to take action to live more sustainably. As part of this, we have invited the Refill Van to regularly visit us at Stanwick Lakes.

Celebrating Kingfishers Through Art

Did you know that Kingfishers live at Stanwick Lakes? Find out more about them, how and where to spot them and even have a go at painting one using our step-by-step instructions.

A Win for Nature!

Rockingham Forest Trust is one of the first environmental projects awarded a grant from the government’s £80 million Green Recovery Challenge Fund, receiving £128,000 for our ‘Natureworks’ project.

Nest Box Babies

All year round the Wrisdale family volunteer to keep an eye on the birds at Stanwick Lakes – monitoring them so we can find out which birds visit, which are resident, and which breed on the site. Find out how many chicks successfully fledged from our nest boxes this year.

Sing at Stanwick (SAS Choir)

Do you love to sing? Come and join Lisa Matthewman and the Sing at Stanwick Choir on Wednesdays at 12.15pm. Singing is beneficial to both physical and mental health and well-being and a great way to make new friends.

On the Write Path

On Thursday 27th September, Liz Evans led the first 'On the Write Path' workshop at Stanwick Lakes. These sessions use observations of the natural environment through the seasons to create short pieces of expressive writing. The theme this month was water and the River Nene’s journey through Stanwick Lakes.

Ukulele Time at Stanwick Lakes!

The third annual Stanwick Lakes Ukulele Festival took place on Saturday 23 June, hosted by Raunds Ukulele Orchestra and supported by Ukulele With Chris and Freyja Elise Designs.

Team Work – A Walk in the Park?

Rockingham Forest Trust offers a wide range of team days at Stanwick Lakes, from low impact fun, indoors or out, to challenges focussed on addressing specific business issues with an experienced trainer. Find out about how to ignite and unite your team!

Settlers of the Nene – Telling Their Stories

Settlers of the Nene Valley - a heritage project exploring and celebrating the lives of the Neolithic, Roman and Saxon settlers of the Nene Valley through a wide range of exciting heritage activities.

It’s all in a Day’s Work!

Have you ever wondered what the Stanwick Lakes Rangers get up to every day? Steph, our newest ranger, gives us an insight into their work.

‘Making History’ at Stanwick Lakes

Come along to Stanwick Lakes on the 23rd or 24th September and be a part of ‘Making History’! This fabulous FREE two day Victorian event will have a whole host of Traditional Crafts demonstrations, the amazing re-enactor group ‘The Ragged Victorians’ (as seen in the Times newspaper), Morris dancers, period music, family activities and traditional refreshments.

September Savings and Seasonal Specials

The summer holidays are over and many of you will be breathing a sigh of relief that your children are back at school. Our mid-week visitors will now be a different group and we have been looking for new ideas to help you make the most of your visits.

A Day in the Life of our Resident Baker

Our resident baker started working at Stanwick Lakes 7 years ago as a cleaner. Find out what her typical day is like. Perhaps you too would like to work at Stanwick Lakes?

Crafty Resolutions

Two of the most common New Year’s resolutions are to learn a new skill and to look after your mental health / improve your well-being – and Stanwick Lakes can help you achieve both!

Create, Sing and Dance at Rainbow Cafe

For over two years Stanwick Lakes has worked with Lisa from Music and Movement to run a popular preschool group on a Wednesday morning. The group starts with a short craft activity, led by volunteers, inspired by the natural world and uses colours and textures to stimulate sensory development.

Open Studios at Stanwick Lakes

Stanwick Lakes is really excited to be taking part in the Northants Open Studios Trail (NOST) this September. NOST is the largest visual arts event in the county and is a great way to witness at first hand the inspiration and motivation that drives artists to create.