Located in Northamptonshire, Kettering is a bustling market town with an historic centre that makes an excellent base if you are hiring a car from the local Enterprise-Rent-A-Car branch to explore the surrounding countryside.
If you are interested in culture. there is quite a lot going on in Kettering. You'll find both the Alfred East Art Gallery and the Manor House Museum centrally located, offering insight into the area's rich heritage. Additionally, the Kettering Arts Centre hosts regular events, from live music to comedy shows, providing entertainment for visitors and residents alike.
Family-Friendly Activities Around Kettering
Families visiting Kettering won't want to miss Wicksteed Park, one of the oldest amusement parks in the UK and a great day out with thrilling rides, playgrounds, and scenic walks around the lake. For a more educational experience, nearby Boughton House sits among stunning gardens and hosts family-friendly events throughout the year.
If you are more on the sporty side, Kettering is surrounded by picturesque countryside, perfect for hiking, cycling, and exploring nature. For golfers, Kettering Golf Club is just a short drive away from the town.
Parking and Road Access
Parking in Kettering is generally straightforward, with several public car parks available throughout the town centre. Road access into and out of the town is pretty good thanks to its proximity to the A14 and the A43 motorways, providing easy connections to nearby cities and attractions.