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Wellingborough - where ancient meets modern

Lying just north of the River Nene, Wellingborough is a pleasing blend of old and new, with the ancient buildings of its medieval high street rubbing shoulders with contemporary shops and restaurants. Being in a central part of the country, you’re close to a multitude of attractions and sports venues, from country estates such as Althorp and Rockingham to the race tracks of Santa Pod and Silverstone. And you’re less than 30 minutes from Northampton by car.

Go wild in Irchester Country Park

This sprawling green space is home to working steam engines in the Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway Museum. You’ll also find woodland trails and a jungle-style high ropes adventure course. Keep your eyes peeled for Muntjac deer, squirrels, stoats, hedgehogs and woodpeckers.

Keep the kids entertained

On rainy days, Laser Maze is great fun for youngsters. The aim is to shoot opponents in a huge laser tag arena. Special-effect lighting, music and an atmospheric fog all add to the excitement. Not scared of creepy-crawlies? Bugtopia has a menagerie of insects, spiders, reptiles, bats and other small creatures. Hold stick insects, giant millipedes and tarantulas in the palm of your hand. Looking for a cheap hotel Near Wellingborough? Travelodge Wellingborough Rushden is less than 3 miles from the town centre, while Travelodge Kettering is also handy for all the Nearby attractions.