Summer events

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Daventry District Council and its partners have organised a range of affordable events for families and young people to enjoy this summer. Find out more below:

Sportfest - 15 June


Where: New Street Recreation Ground, Daventry, NN11 4BS

When: Saturday 15 June from 11am to 4pm

Find out more about the many sports clubs and activities on offer in Daventry District during Sportfest.

The event will feature a sports village giving people the chance to chat to representatives from different clubs and organisations representing a range of sports.

Danny Butler’s Extreme Mountain Bike Show will wow the crowds with some spectacular stunts and tricks, while people can get in the saddle themselves by trying a range of crazy bikes or using pedal power to run a Scalextric set, operate a sound system and even blend delicious smoothies.

There will also be a cycling hub, free bike checks, an exhibition area for demonstrations, information on health and wellbeing and an entertainment zone

The event has been organised by Daventry District Council and Everyone Active in partnership with Northamptonshire Highways, Cycle Northants and Daventry Cycling Club.

Wicked Wednesdays

Fun activities for children at Daventry Leisure Centre every Wednesday during the school summer holidays, organised with our partners at Everyone Active:

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What: Pool inflatables

When: Wednesdays 31 July, 14 August and 28 August

Fun inflatables in the pool at Daventry Leisure Centre.

There are two sessions on each of the days, running from 12.30pm to 1.30pm and from 2pm to 3pm.

Sessions cost £2 per person.

Please note that children under 8 years and non-swimmers cannot go on the inflatables and must be supervised in the pool (one adult to 2 children). Over 8s must be supervised by an adult at poolside.

Book your pool inflatables places by calling Daventry Leisure Centre on 01327 871144.

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What: Big Bounce

When: Wednesdays 7 and 21 August

Bouncy Castles in the Main Hall at Daventry Leisure Centre.

There are two sessions on each of the days, running from 10.30am to midday, and from 12.15pm to 1.45pm.

Sessions cost £2 per child.

Please note that children must be supervised by an adult at all times.

Book your Big Bounce places by calling Daventry Leisure Centre on 01327 871144.

Family Cinema Day - 3 August

Daventry Family Cinema day

Where: Daventry Country Park, Northern Way, NN11 2JB

When: Saturday 3 August from 11am

Pack some popcorn in your picnic to enjoy free family films on the big screen in the Northern Field at Daventry Country Park.

There are three films being shown:

11am: Peter Rabbit (PG)

1pm: Mary Poppins Returns (U)

4pm: The Greatest Showman (PG)

People are welcome to bring picnics and refreshments with them, though our Reservoir Café will be manning a stall offering hog dogs, jacket potatoes, drinks and ice creams. 

There will also be a sweet trailer offering candy floss and popcorn, as well as children’s entertainment including bouncy castles and face painting, all available for a small charge. 

The car park will be open as normal but is likely to fill quickly so please walk to the park where possible, or make use of the free car park near the Council offices in Lodge Road.

In order to give everyone an opportunity to enjoy this extremely popular event, we would ask visitors to exit the field once the film or films they have chosen to watch are over.

This 9th annual Family Cinema Day is organised by Daventry District Council and sponsored by Crest Nicholson.