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Wicksteed Park

Wicksteed Park is this country's oldest leisure park and consists of 150 acres of parkland and lakes with over 40 rides and attractions for both young and old alike. There are Roller Coasters, Carousel, Double Pirate Ship, Ferris Wheel, Dodgems and Laser Tag. There are 2 free playgrounds for smaller children and many junior rides including Astroglide and Mini Jets . Also available are various food outlets, sweets, gifts and craft shops. Function rooms are available and can cater for up to seven hundred for a sit down meal, a civil wedding licence is also held.There is no better place for a traditional family picnic than in our 150 acres of beautiful parkland. The perfect place to unwind since 1921.Opening Times;March 19th to 2nd October. Christmas events take place weekends from 20th November then daily from 17th December.

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Stoke Albany Golf Club - Market Harborough

Welcome to Stoke Albany Golf Club near Market Harborough, Leicestershire. Set in the Welland Valley with spectacular views over the surrounding picturesque countryside, The course is 18 holes par 71 of 6175 yards. Water can come into play on nine of the holes but especially so on the 9th, 10th & 11th, which must be tamed, then a good score is a distinct possibility. Good drainage ensures that the course is playable all year round on the main greens although some temporary tees may be used in the winter months.

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Luffenham Heath Golf Club - Stamford

The course places a premium on accuracy with many demanding driving holes, challenging bunkers and well guarded greens. Putting is a real test on true but deceptively fast and sloping greens. Set on high ground with magnificent views over the surrounding countryside the course has an undulating heathland character with every hole bounded by bushes, trees and gorse.Designated as a site of Special Scientific Interest, it is a carefully conserved and tranquil sanctuary for a fascinating variety of wildlife, birds, butterflies and flowers.

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Oundle Golf Club - Peterborough

Oundle Golf Club is in the heart of the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside just west of the picturesque market town of Oundle. Oundle Golf Club, at Oundle Northamptonshire is a delightful par 72, 18 hole parkland course established in 1893. Oundle welcomes societies and visitors. We have the usual facilities expected at a members club. Our excellent Pro Shop stocks all popular brands at excellent prices. We will match any local price and in some cases beat our competitors! Golf Club repairs - Don't worry if it's broken, our quick Repair Service will soon have your club back in your hands! The clubhouse offers full bar and dining facilities with an extensive range of snacks and meals.

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Rutland Water Nature Reserve

When the reservoir was constructed, various areas were set aside to cater for different types of leisure pursuits. At the eastern end, sailing and sailboarding are popular, while in the central section trout fishing takes place, both from boats and from the shore. The western part of the reservoir is set aside as a nature reserve, but throughout the year large numbers of waterbirds can be seen in all sections of the reservoir.

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Northampton College

Northampton College is situated in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England. It has around 13,000 students currently studying at the three centres of the College, namely, Booth Lane, Lower Mounts and Daventry, which offer a range of full-time and part-time courses in fields like Access to Higher Education, Art & Design, Business & Professional Studies, Business Administration & Secretarial Skills, Computing & Information Technology, Sport, Leisure & Travel, Media & Photographic Studies, Healthcare & Childcare, Engineering & Advanced Technology, English as a Foreign Language, Hair, and Beauty, and Associated Technology

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New College Stamford

The Stamford College is a further education college located at Lincolnshire, England. The courses available by the College include AS/A2 levels, BTEC diplomas, certificates and awards, NVQs, entry level programmes, apprenticeships and access courses. Programs are offered in the fields of animal, land and environment, business and information technology, construction and motor vehicle, creative arts, early years, health and social care, hair design and beauty therapy, hospitality and catering, public services, performing arts and media, sport, and travel and tourism.

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The University of Northampton

Set in the heart of England, in the historical and culturally rich county of Northamptonshire, the University of Northampton is a dynamic, modern institution that caters to all educational needs and interests. Currently the only university in Northamptonshire, the University welcomes over 1000 international students from 100 different countries every year to study the traditional arts, humanities and sciences as well as modern subject offerings such as entrepreneurship, product desi...

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Rutland County Golf Club - Stamford

Situated in Rutland, England's smallest county, Rutland County Golf Club is a course in the modern design ethos. From the back tees, Rutland County measures a healthy 6401 yards, the yellow tees offer a challenging 5922 yards whilst the ladies face a testing 5277 yards. The course begins by heading east alongside the site of the lost medieval village of Hardwick and skirts the boundary of the disused airfield RAF Woolfox Lodge. During construction many practice bombs were unearthed, indeed in the old farming days "the farm workers harvested bombs like they were potatoes!"


Kilworth Springs Golf Club - Lutterworth

Overlooking the beautiful Avon Valley in South Leicestershire. Kilworth Springs is a superbly sculptured links style lakeland course offering all the best features and facilities for a great days golf. Over the last couple of years the course has been substantially upgraded. The greens have been rebuilt to USGA construction standards and the tees have recently been levelled and relaid. With its wide fairways and the addition of thick rough between holes the course now offers a true challenge to professional and amateur alike, whilst retaining is playability for the society golfer.


Greetham Valley golf course - Oakham

Set in 260 acres of picturesque Rutland countryside, Greetham Valley has been carefully developed from traditional undulating farmland to create three diverse and interesting courses, each with their own unique challenges for every level of player. Lakes, ponds, a winding stream, mature woods and a naturally contoured landscape of scenic valleys and rolling hills make Greetham Valley a beautiful environment, home to an abundance of wildlife and the perfect setting for your sporting enjoyment.


Northampton Town Football Club

Northampton Town Football Club is a football team in Northampton, England. The club was formed in 1897 by a group of teachers and is nicknamed The Cobblers. Their first game was against Earls Barton United (EBU) on 18th September 1897. The final score Cobblers 4 - EBU 1. They are currently in Football League Two, and play their trade at the Sixfields Stadium since moving from the County Ground in October 1994. They usually play in Claret and White, and the Cobblers' main rivals are Peterborough United.


Stanford Hall

Stanford, where Shakespeare's Avon flows gently through the Park, has been the home of the Cave family, ancestors of the present owner Mr Nicholas Fothergill since 1430. In the 1690s, Sir Roger Cave commissioned the Smiths of Warwick to pull down the old Manor House and build the present Hall, which is a superb example of their work and of the William and Mary period. The lofty Ballroom, grandly resplendent in pink and gold, has a fine coved ceiling with four trompe l'oeil shell corners. The mellow panelled Library is lined with over five thousand books, as well as many interesting manuscripts, the oldest dating from 1150. The peaceful Drawing Rooms with their lovely portraits and elegant furniture overlook the park.


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