May half term at Lyveden Northamptonshire

This half term, Lyveden will be buzzing as we celebrate some of the incredible bugs that share our planet. Join us for a playful exploration of all things creepy-crawly, pick up one of our brand-new bug explorer backpacks or create a meadow seed bomb to turn a corner of your own garden into a haven for pollinators. Saturday 28 May to Sunday 5 June.

Buzz about Bugs!

Our May half term family fun runs from the 28 May - 5 June 2022, with crafts available on the 28-29 May and 4-5 June (£1.00 per craft). 

Discovering creepy crawlies in the gardens
Children looking at bugs on bark of a tree
Discovering creepy crawlies in the gardens

Join in with bug and creepy crawlie based activities throughout the site and find out more about Lyveden's wildlife. You can also grab an Explorer Backpack from our friendly Visitor Reception team to take around the site and use the materials to learn more about insects that make Lyveden their home. 



Upcoming events

Symbols of Faith Exhibition

Sat 21 May 2022
Religious symbols are used as a potent expression of identity and faith. At Lyveden, Sir Thomas Tresham used Christian symbols to express his Catholic faith during a time of persecution.

17th Century Living History at Lyveden

Sun 22 May 2022
Step back in time to the English Civil War at Lyveden. Experience living history and drill displays bringing to life both military and civilian life during the 17th century

Buzz about bugs!

Sat 28 May 2022
Join us for May half term fun! Our wide outdoor space at Lyveden is a wonderful place for families and friends to explore nature together.

Creative Oundle International Festival presents: The HandleBards -Twelfth Night

Thu 14 Jul 2022
The world’s first cycling theatre company, The HandleBards, pedal from venue to venue with all the set, props and costume necessary to perform environmentally sustainable Shakespeare across the globe.

Quantum Theatre Presents: The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny

Sat 20 Aug 2022
Join Peter and his naughty cousin Benjamin at Lyveden on their hair-raising adventures in this delightful new adaptation of Beatrix Potter's much-loved Tales.