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Axe-throwing aiming to hit the target with families this Easter at Stanwick Lakes

by | Mar 26, 2024

Families can flex their muscles and get competitive this Easter with Stanwick Lakes offering an outdoor adventure with a twist – axe throwing!

Back by popular demand, this activity is suitable for children aged 11 and older and is part of a fun-packed programme of Easter activities designed to entertain all ages.

From Easter crafts and pottery painting to an Easter trail, big litter pick and adventure trail, there is something for everyone, whether you want to get creative, get active or just get out the house during the school holidays.

Axe-throwing, which is running on Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6, is the perfect way to unwind and test your skills. Axe-throwers will be given tips and coaching from a qualified instructor, so whether you are a complete beginner or you’re an axe throwing champion, sign up to make some Easter memories with a difference. Sessions are £10 per person and must be booked in advance.

There is a host of other activities on offer, with no booking required. Top of the bill is the Easter trail around Solstice Lake, where children young and old will have the opportunity to explore various stops with species spotting and counting challenges – with a special reward at the end. Trail packs are £3.50, with the trail taking around 45 minutes to one hour to complete.

A programme of Easter crafts means there are also some indoor, weather-proof activities running from March 30 to April 14.

For a small fee, you can create an origami chick or bunny, or a chick or rabbit rocker. Try your hand at pottery painting and create some Easter-themed egg cups, decorative eggs, trinket pots and money boxes, costing £7 to £20.

These activities will be held in the Visitor Centre and Café throughout the Easter holidays which have been planned to allow families with different school holidays across the region to join in the fun – visit the dedicated Easter holidays page for dates of specific activities.

Alongside the organised Easter activities, visitors can also make the most of the play areas, adventure trails, café and gift shop, while soaking up the stunning scenery at one of Northamptonshire’s most popular family attractions.

Billie Passchier, Stanwick Lakes’ Trust Director, said: “We’re excited to announce our programme of Easter activities and we’re looking forward to welcoming new and familiar faces to Stanwick Lakes.

“Whether you’re looking for something creative and imaginative, or just want to get the kids active, we’ve got all options covered. We’ve designed this year’s programme with all ages in mind, so for those teenagers who may need a bit more encouraging to get outdoors, axe-throwing could be the perfect solution.

“It’s also an opportunity to showcase all we have here at Stanwick Lakes and hopefully it will encourage new visitors to return and make the most of this beautiful spot that’s on their doorstep.”

To book axe-throwing or for more details about the Easter programme, visit our Easter Holidays page.

Stanwick Lakes, which is accessed off the A45, is managed as a social enterprise by Rockingham Forest Trust, an environmental charity that works to bring wide-ranging community benefits through creating and conserving special green spaces, and exploring local heritage, in ways which educate, involve and inspire.

Income from visitors to Stanwick Lakes directly supports the cost of running the site, which is self-financing.

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