If you’ve opted for a glamping holiday this autumn, chances are that you like spending time in the great outdoors. As autumn draws ever nearer, some of the best outdoor activity centres will now be quietening down, making it the perfect time to make the most of the best-rated attractions near your glamping site.
We have some beautiful abodes in Northamptonshire, and below, you will find the best outdoor activities for you to check out during your holiday:
Take a walk on the wild side and get closer to nature with a visit to Icarus Falconry for some of the very best bird of prey experiences, demonstrations and displays in the country. The family-run business operates within the grounds of the Holdenby House Estate, and it boasts a unique collection of birds of prey, from the magnificent Black Eagle to the tiny Burrowing Owl. Here, you can take part in one-to-one, hands-on experiences you’ll be talking about for years to come. Encounters include a falconry experience, hawk and eagle hunting days and even photographic workshops for budding photographers! A perfect day out that visitors of any age will enjoy.
For the more active amongst us, you might enjoy renting a few canoes out for the day and making the most of the glorious Northamptonshire countryside with a paddle down the river. From 2-hour taster days to 5-day adventures, there’s a package to suit everyone at Canoe2, which is based on Rushden Lakes. Make the most of the quieter waters this autumn, book your boats today!
Here’s one for the adrenaline junkies! Get a bird’s-eye view of the beautiful county unfolding below you as you fall from 13,000 feet for a holiday experience you’ll never forget! Whether it’s something you’ve always wanted to do but never quite gotten around to, or you’re a seasoned pro, make it a trip to remember and book in for a skydive while glamping, Northamptonshire.
Get up close and personal with creepy crawlies of all kinds at this fascinating family attraction where as far as they’re concerned, the more legs the better! You can enjoy interesting and informative talks with the handlers, while those that are brave enough can even take part in hands-on experiences with tarantulas, giant snails, stick insects and lizards to name a few.
Hot Air Balloon Rides
A hot air balloon ride is on most people’s bucket list, so what better time to tick one off than while glamping in Northamptonshire? A once in a lifetime experience you won’t be forgetting anytime soon, explore the beautiful countryside from above and take in truly spectacular sights including Cottesbrooke Hall and Estate, Lamport Hall and Kelmarsh Hall and Gardens.
The big red balloon launches from the peaceful village of Hanging Houghton, and whether you opt to start the day in the best possible way with a sunrise flight or end your holiday on a high (quite literally) with a sunset drift, we’re sure you’ll enjoy your time in the skies.
Enjoy something a little different this holiday and make a fuzzy, four-legged friend while you explore the countryside with a llama in tow. You can choose from a 2-mile leisurely stroll or a half-day adventure with your new-found pal, and learn all about the beautiful creatures from the experts! You might even recognise one of the resident llamas at Catanger; Spinach is the oldest working llama in the UK and is now a TV superstar!
Whatever you decide to do whilst glamping in Northamptonshire, you’ll retreat to a quirky, luxury abode and enjoy a night with nature under the stars. As the weather begins to get colder, you may wish to light a fire, and perhaps even roast a marshmallow for the ultimate outdoor experience. Happy glamping!