Why waste precious hours stuck in the car when there’s a plethora of activities for families to enjoy in Northamptonshire

According to recent research* travel time is one of the biggest barriers to Brits enjoying a weekend away in the UK with the majority of people preferring to choose a destination within two hours drive from home.

Easily accessible, Northamptonshire is a county like no other. Offering everything you need to revitalise your personal passions and reclaim your lost weekends it boasts beautiful countryside, exciting adrenaline activities and gorgeous historic houses and gardens.

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The survey also found good accommodation (84%) and food (79%) are the biggest priorities for Brits taking a weekend break in the UK. Over half of those asked said how important it was for a weekend break destination to offer something for all the family and 48% said events and activities were important.

Northamptonshire is home to a growing number of high quality food and accommodation providers to suit all budgets from historic houses to farmstays, spa hotels to bed and breakfasts, self catering to big name brands.

It is also home to the largest concentration of historic houses in England, including Althorp, 78 Derngate, Boughton House and Sulgrave Manor. There are also miles of unspoilt quintessentially British countryside and many outdoor attractions including Stanwick Lakes, FineshadeWoods, Jungle Parc and countywide country parks. And there is a A jam-packed annual calendar of events for all the family including the Santander British Grand Prix, The World Conker Championships and the English Heritage Festival of History.