Lets make time for spring at Rushden Lakes

Posted 28th March 2024

The new season has officially arrived at Rushden Lakes. The deckchairs are coming out, the lake will soon be covered in canoes and the shops are bursting with pastel shades. This spring, Rushden Lakes wants to highlight that it’s the perfect time to enjoy the simple things in life and how the destination offers a space to connect, indulge in joyful fun, and seize the latest seasonal trends. It’s time to pause and discover how we can all make time for spring.

Donna French, Rushden Lakes Centre Manager said, “We’re always excited to welcome a new season at Rushden Lakes. This spring, we’ve launched our ‘Let’s Make Time For’ campaign, to highlight how visitors can ensure they’re making time for self-care, nature, eating well, and enjoying each other’s company. At our destination, Shop, Eat, Explore is the motto, and the springtime calendar is full of ways to do just that.”

Let’s make time for… nature. The change in season brings new opportunities to explore Rushden Lakes’ beautiful surroundings. On Sunday 14th April and Sunday 5th May, the Nene Wetlands is hosting Wellbeing Walks at 10.30am and 2pm, for £5 per person. Receive a free Rushden Lakes tote bag, redeem a free hot drink at Magazine Heaven Artisan cafe, and head out into the great outdoors. Lake lovers can rejoice as Canoe2 is back open on Good Friday, 29th March. Activities on the lake will be back in full swing, with visitors able to head out on a canoe, katakanu, kayak, pedalo, and more.

Let’s make time for… family fun this Easter. Hop on down to the Leisure Terrace on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th March to meet Eddie the Easter Bunny*, during three 30-minute appearances between 10am and 12.30pm. He’ll be posing for pictures, gifting sweet treats and activity books, and a gifting two golden envelopes to one lucky visitor on each day, which contains a £75 voucher for Primark or Hobbycraft.

Paradise Island Adventure Golf is promising a cracking time until Monday 1st April, with the return of the annual Easter Egg Hunt. Play a round of golf, find the 8 coloured eggs and enter the form to try and win an unlimited pass for 4 people, T&Cs apply. Pop to Garden Square to try Bubble CiTea’s limited-time specials, including Peach Spring Delight, Orange Oreo Crush and Pineapple Picnic. A refreshing, and tasty treat this Easter.

Let’s make time for… learning a new skill. Take the time this spring to try something new and attend one of the various workshops at Rushden Lakes. Join The Wildlife Trust on Tuesday 2nd and Tuesday 9th April to create your very own willow flower for just £5 per person. Little chicks can head to The Lakes Kids Club on Tuesday 2nd April, Tuesday 9th April, Tuesday 28th May and Friday 31st May to experience hands­ on crafting experiences. Wax candle making and ceramic painting are just some of the activities available between 11am and 3pm, for £1.50 per person.

Let’s make time for… alfresco dining. Lighter evenings mean more time to pull up a deckchair and relax around the reserve as you watch the world go by. Alfresco dining is warmly welcomed back with ample lakeside view dining options at Bill’s, Jamaica Blue, and Wagamama. Not to mention the many other outdoor seating options at Lago Lounge, Wildwood, Nando’s, Zizzi, Five Guys, and The Terrace Bar. More seating will be available in the outdoor food court so visitors can enjoy local food and beverages from The Spud Shack, Stop Gap, and Vaarista. Rushden Lakes fan favourite, Camper Cones, will be back in the usual spot serving delicious ice cream towards the end of March.

Let’s make time for… supporting local businesses and charities. Discover a world of high-quality exhibitors at the Handmade and Vintage Fair on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th March. Shop clothing, gifts, treats, art, and more at Central Boulevard over Easter weekend from 9am until 6pm. Round up the family and head to Rushden Lakes between 9am and 6pm on Saturday 13th April and 10am and 5pm on Sunday 14th April, to join Northampton University students in raising funds for Hope Centre Charity. Tombola, animal activities, face painting, and more, can be enjoyed across the weekend at the Together for Hope event.

Rushden Lakes is truly the destination to visit this spring. Enjoy retail therapy when browsing the latest fashion in the likes of Schuh, River Island, and H&M. Put yourself first with some well-earned me-time by booking an appointment at Browwow, or treating yourself to a coffee and sweet snack at Butterwick or Bewiched. Spend some quality time with your partner or friend and book a date or mate night at one of the many restaurants or leisure activities. We hear Bills’ new set menu, which is available Monday to Friday, 11:30am until close, allows guests to enjoy 2 courses from

£16.50 or 3 courses for just £20.50. No date night would be complete without heading to the cinema, so why not join Cineworld on Saturday 20th April for The Imax Film Fest 2024 to experience the clearest images on the largest screens for just £3 per film.

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*Please note locations are subject to change at short notice due to weather conditions.

Rushden Lakes is open Monday – Saturday 08:00 – 18:00 and Sunday 10:00 – 17:00. Individual store opening times may vary, please check with the brands directly.