EVENT: Rushden Lakes

Rushden Lakes, the unique destination surrounded by idyllic greenery, tranquil protected Nene wetlands and a picturesque lake in Rushden, Northamptonshire, is hosting a two-day festival extravaganza on the weekend of the 27th & 28th July, in celebration of their second birthday.  

Inspired by nature, Rushden Lakes combines all things shopping, leisure, dining and outdoor activities in their one of a kind retail haven. The two-day festival will not only celebrate the second birthday milestone but will revel in all Rushden Lakes has to offer. 

Throughout the weekend in the Festival Zone, the shops at Rushden Lakes will be coming out of their stores and offering a series of free activations for shoppers to get truly involved in.

The line-up will feature activities such as:

  • Food tasting
  • Cocktail masterclasses
  • Outdoor Mini Golf
  • Festival styling and make up
  • Glitter festival makeovers
  • Activities for Children
  • Face painting
  • Craft Activities
  • Outdoor games
  • Bike trips
  • Canoeing on the lake and much more!

The festival hub will feature bespoke, colourful cabins which will host styling sessions throughout the weekend. A lucky few winners will be dressed by expert stylists in clothes from: H&M, River Island, Hobbs, Phase Eight, Superdry, Marks & Spencer, Joules, Jack Wills, Next, White Stuff, Jigsaw and others still to be announced…  To finish off the look, festival make up will be provided by House of Fraser and Accessorize will offer special glitter makeovers.

There will also be fun experiential activities for all ages to enjoy. Families and friends will be able to get competitive on the outdoor mini golf coursesprovided by Paradise Island. Adventurers will be able to get involved in activities such as rock climbing at Rock Uppunting and canoe trips from Canoe 2 and bike trips around the lake with AJ Cycles.

Children will be kept busy throughout the weekend with craft activities from Hobbycraft, a slime station from Flying Tiger and toasting marshmallows on the firepit with Cotswolds. For those looking for a more relaxed day, there will be bean bags and deck chairs scattered throughout the festival zone where guests will be able to sit back and enjoy the entertainment.

Foodies will be able to feast till their hearts content throughout the weekend with a range of delicious food and drink samples from Zizzi, Pizza Express, Heavenly Desserts, Magazine Heaven, Wagamama and Marks and Spencer, Five Guys and Jamaica Blue.

If that wasn’t enough, stores will be offering discounts, competitions and giveaways throughout the entire weekend. A great excuse to come down to Rushden Lakes and purchase those much needed, or just much wanted, items. 

The festival, perfect for a day out for all the family, is a mere 45 minutes away on the train from Kings Cross St Pancras. 

To sign up for all the offers visit here: https://www.rushdenlakes.com/rushden-lakes-festival/