Summer holidays at Lyveden

Enjoy the summer sunshine from one of our deckchairs

From 'Wild Wednesdays' to our brand new children's trail, you'll find plenty of fun, family activities to keep everyone entertained during the summer holidays at Lyveden.

'Bill Badger and the Wandering Wind' Children's Trail

For those in seach of adventure, try our new children's trail and explore the woods, meadows and moats at Lyveden. Inspired by the characters and stories of local Northamptonshire author 'BB', this year we join Bill Badger and Izzybizzy the hedgehog as they set out on their narrow boat, 'Wandering Wind', in search of gold.

The trail runs from 11am to 4pm every day from the 23rd July to the 2nd September. Trail leaflets cost £1.00.

Wild Wednesdays

Every Wednesday, from the 25th July to the 29th August.

With something new to try each week, our 'Wild Wednesdays' are the perfect way to investigate Lyveden's wilder inhabitants.From discovering what lives in the murky water of the moat to making your very own bug house, you can try your hand at lots of different activities.


Pondi-dipping in the moat.

Wild Wednesdays at Lyveden

Join us for a different activity each wednesday of the summer holidays.

50 things to do before you're 11 3/4

Why not see how many 50 things challenges you can tick off? Grab a 50 things booklet from the Visitor Centre and see how many challenges you can complete. Grab a pair of binoculars from our Family Den and see if you can catch a glimpse of the elusive Red Kite for No.44. Or create a wild art masterpiece out of twigs and leaves for No. 18.


Outdoor Theatre

During the summer, Lyveden becomes the backdrop for a selection of outdoor theatre productions.

Bring along a picnic and be transported to the Forest of Arden for the Pantaloon's version of Shakespeare's timeless comedy 'As You Like it' on the 28th July. Performance starts at 6.30pm.

Or go on a adventure with Jim Hawkins as he travels across the world to 'Treasure Island' with Boxtree's energetic production of 'Treasure Island' on the 25th August. Performance starts at 6.30pm.