Student activities

Rushden Lakes 

If you ask anyone in the county where the best go-to place for shopping, restaurants and social activities is, the answer will 99.9% always be Rushden Lakes

If you fancy a bit of shopping then you'll find big fashion brands as well as local independent stores. Or if you're looking for something a bit more active then you could take a lakeside walk or even hire a bike for a few hours with AJ Cycles

There's also plenty of restaurants to choose from so you wont' go hungry. Parking is free for up to 5 hours but if you want to make a whole day of it and go to the cinema too then check out the ways you can visit by public transport here

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Just started at a new school or university course? Are you sat thinking of how you can break the ice a little bit with the people you have met so far? An escape room is perfect for a team building exercise or just a day out with friends. 

Players are encouraged to work together to solve a variety of puzzles. At the Northampton location you'll find the Monosphere and Molten Creek rooms or if you fancy something different then check out the other locations around the county and how you can get there

Salcey Forest

It's no secret that taking time away from your studies to get outside reaps all the benefits. Make your study breaks a little more adventurous by spending an afternoon exploring Salcey Forest

There's multiple walking trails, a cycling trail and even a cafe to treat yourself in afterwards. 

Take a break, you've earned it! 

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Dessert parlours 

Do you fancy a change from the typical student night out but still don't fancy staying in all night? Why not indulge at some of the dessert parlours that Northampton has to offer. 

Try the finest sweet treats at Heavenly Desserts or the mouth-watering selection of goodies that Kaspa's has to offer. 

There's even the traditional recipes to try out at Gallone's where you will find over 30 flavours of ice cream.