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Summer 2024: The site is now operating summer hours, and the carpark is locked at 7pm.

Please note our café closes at 3pm weekdays, term time.


Easter Holidays!

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Join us at Stanwick Lakes this Easter school holidays for a week of family-friendly activities and adventures! From a nature trail, to crafts and ranger-led sessions, there’s something for children of all ages to enjoy amidst the picturesque scenery of the lakes.

Ranger-led Activities

Our ranger-led nature engagement activities will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the holidays, and you can see a summary of ALL dates below. For a summary of each event, and to book each activity, choose from below.

Guided by one of our ranger team, you’ll learn about the pond-dwelling creatures you are likely to find, why they are key to the environment, and the importance of handling them carefully. Then you’ll  be given pond dipping kits and take it in turns to dip. Identification keys are available and and a ranger will be on hand to share knowledge hear about  your discoveries!


A ranger will lead your group to our den building area and introduce you to the tools and materials available for you to use, and discuss the main properties a shelter should have if it were to be needed in a survival situation. You’ll then be set a challenge to build your den! One of our ranger team will be on hand to visit your shelter and hear about your chosen den-building techniques and vision.


Experience a unique twist on your next visit with axe-throwing sessions. Under the guidance of a certified instructor, enjoy outdoor coaching sessions that promise both fun and skill-building. It’s the perfect way to unwind and enjoy the summer! Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned axe-throwing pro, these sessions cater to all skill levels (aged 11+) and offer a memorable experience for everyone.

No need to book!
Drop-in activities in the Visitor Centre all Easter:

We have three egg-citing, self-led activities for to to choose from this Easter school holidays. Available everyday during Visitor Centre opening hours, just ask a member of the team to get your set up!

Chatting Chicks & Rabbiting Bunnies!

Colour and crease an origami animal to make an Easter chick or bunny.


Pottery Painting

We’ve added some egg-citing new piece to our pottery range for Easter – egg cups, decorative eggs, trinket pots and money boxes…


Rocking Rabbits & Wobbly Chics!

No need to book! Purchase your materials at the Welcome Desk and get creative!

Easter Trail

Join us for an egg counting adventure around Solstice Lake!

Trail packs priced at £3.50 include a special reward at the end. Suitable for all ages, enjoy exploring various stops with species spotting and counting challenges, allowing around 45 minutes to 1 hour for the experience. Simply purchase your trail leaflet from the Visitor Centre during opening hours; no booking necessary. For the best experience, we recommend starting between 9:30am and 4pm

Big Easter Litterpick

Be a wildlife hero! Sign up to take part in the annual Big Spring Clean Easter Litter-Pick at Stanwick Lakes in collaboration with Nene Rivers Trust.

This event is always popular, so please register to guarantee a litter-picking kit (a limited number of kits will be available on the day on a first-come, first-served basis).

For those who book in advance, we’ll provide free parking on the day of the event as a thank you for your help.

Play Areas & Adventure Trails

The playground and play tower await you this Easter, alongside water play for little ones, and lots of sand, plus the assault course is only a short walk away. Our food and drink outlets are  ready to keep you refreshed and our café menu will ensure you’re satisfied! Explore more – along our adventure trail – with climbing rocks, rope bridge and zip line.

More from the Visitor Centre at Easter school holidays


A delightful assortment of easter-themed cookies and cakes, freshly baked and ready to sweeten your half-term break at our café!

Gift Shop...

A charming array of Easter gifts waiting to add a touch of whimsy and wonder to your home – find them in our gift shop!