Northamptonshire Visitor Attractions

Northamptonshire Tourist and Visitor Information with links to heritage, nature and tourist attractions, many with brief details of disabled access. Along with the attractions listed on this page you may also find places of interest on the Northamptonshire Heritage and Nature pages. We suggest that you also visit the pages for the neighbouring counties to see what else there is in the area.

We support 'Accessible Countryside for Everyone' in providing a brief guide as to the access / facilities for the sites listed, where we have them.


Northampton & Lamport Railway - a steam and heritage diesel tourist railway, model railway, station shop, cafe, - Disabled toilet, baby changing, "We regret that we are unable to offer wheelchair access on our trains. This is temporary while we refurbish our wheelchair accessible coach"


The Canal Museum - Stoke Bruerne, Towcester - a treasure trove of stories, displays, films and collections all about our waterways. The Canal Museum Housed on two floors of a historic corn mill. Just a short walk north from the museum along the towpath to the mouth of Blisworth Tunnel and the woodland walk - There is level access from the car park to the canal towpath and toilet facilities, and ramped access to the museum café and shop, at present the museum galleries, which are on the first and second floor, do not have wheelchair access


Northamptonshire Ironstone Railway Trust - Northampton - The Ironstone heritage Centre is within the Grounds of The Hunsbury Hill Country Park, it has a small museum a Cafe, workshop and several themed gardens. It also features a 1.5 mile long heritage railway line that runs through the park - Unfortunately we have no accessibility info for this site


Northampton Museum - the largest collection of objects charting the history of shoes in the world, 12,000 shoes and 50,000 archival records including documentary footage and fine art - Fully accessible - lift to all floors, accessible toilets, baby changing facilities


Rushden Transport Museum - situated in the old Midland Railway Station of 1894 which once formed part of the Wellingborough to Higham Ferrers branch line, has ½ mile of track. It uses both steam and diesel locomotives operating passenger trains at events throughout the year. The Transport Museum has a variety of road artefacts, ephemera and memorabilia from the local area that help demonstrate the history of transport within the context of Rushden and its near neighbours - The museum is accessible for wheelchair users up a sloped, tarmacked but uneven pathway, and flat level access to the entrance door


Santa Pod Raceway - car and motorcycle racing events, public track days with quarter-mile dragstrip, cafe, bar, shop - A dedicated raised viewing platform is provided for wheelchair users, disabled toilet is located in each of the main toilet blocks


SpyMissions Roleplay with a series of puzzles and challenges, cafe, - we have no disabled access info for this site


Sywell Aviation Museum (SAM) a small voluntary, non-profit-making organisation - aims to preserve the history of Sywell Aerodrome and Northamptonshire's rich aviation heritage from the early days of aviation to the Second World War and beyond, housed in five Nissen huts, packed full of artefacts, models, weapons, uniforms, photographs, aircraft archaeology, aero engines and literature - Unfortunately we have no accessibility info for this site


Wicksteed Park - Kettering, Northamptonshire - Theme park with over 30 Attractions in 147 Acres - The park has gentle slopes down to the lake’s edge where you can pick up a flat path that takes you all the way around. Many of our rides can accommodate some disabilities and the train can take wheelchairs, there is a "Changing Places" accessible toiletchanging-places-icon



Barnwell Country Park Northampton - 37 acres of lakes, riverbank and meadows to explore, situated close to the historic market town of Oundle, outdoor activities, visitor cenre, cafe The park is flat and very accessible with a network of stone paths suitable for prams and wheelchairs - there is a "Changing Places" accessible toiletchanging-places-icon


Brixworth Country Park Northampton - next to Pitsford Water, outdoor activities, visitor cenre, cafe Accessible walks, changing places facility changing-places-icon


East Carlton Countryside Park East Carlton, Market Harborough - A stunning country park set in 102 acres of parks and woodland near Corby featuring a cafe, shop and free parking for all visitors.
Our countryside park is safe and has managed areas with sign posted trails. There are well maintained surfaced paths and plenty of seating and there is a "Changing Places" accessible toiletchanging-places-icon


Fermyn Woods Country Park Northampton - next to Pitsford Water, outdoor activities, visitor cenre, cafe There are well maintained surfaced paths and plenty of seating.- disabled toilets


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