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Find out about creative opportunities for children and young people in North Northamptonshire. Also see resources for Emerging Creatives.


Pre-school children and their grown-ups

  1. Try Bub Club for 0-4s and their grown-ups.
  2. Take the Wild Winter Challenge
  3. Check out our local libraries in Corby, Wellingborough, Kettering, Oundle, Irthlingborough or Rushden for seasonal craft sessions.
  4. Enjoy creative outdoor activities at Northamptonshire Country Parks.
  5. Visit the Gruffalo sculptures at Fineshade Wood.
  6. Take your little ones to Mini Musical Movers at The Core.
  7. Videos from Baby and Me sensory activities for you to do at home.
  8. Pen Green Centre host creative activities for under 4s.
  9. Carbon Theatre have put their Sensory Adventures videos online for you to enjoy at home.

Primary school age children

  1. Children’s Mental Health Week activities for 4 – 11 year olds
  2. Corby Library and Wellingborough Library offer loads of fantastic creative opportunities for children and families all year round.
  3. Find creative and outdoor opportunities at Groundwork Northants and The Green Patch.
  4. Find loads of story resources and join the Book Club on the World Book Day website.
  5. Enjoy interactive and digital adventures with Outside In Theatre.
  6. An augmented reality Dinosaur Safari is live in East Carlton Countryside Park and West Glebe Park in Corby – just download the Love Exploring app to take part.
  7. Have a go at making puppets  with Josh Macrow.
  8. Northants Music and Performing Arts Trust centres in Wellingborough and Corby.
  9. Storyline Online hosts a treasure trove of videos of children’s books being read by celebrated actors.

Primary/Secondary school age children

  1. Sign up to join a Young Writers group in Kettering or Corby with Writing East Midlands.
  2. Youth Works in Kettering offer a variety of creative groups.
  3. Every Thursday Glamis Hall Youth Club in Wellingborough run sessions with crafts, games and activities for children age 7-15.
  4. Children and young people in schools and clubs can access free films through Into Film and take part in the world’s largest youth film festival.
  5. Join Fermynwoods Contemporary Arts‘ Minecraft world of Rockingham Castle!
  6. Age 6 – 15 years old? Then you can earn yourself a Blue Peter badge to gain FREE entry into loads of great UK attractions! You can earn a blue badge by sending in a story, craft make, picture or poem, or apply for a special music badge.
  7. Visit the Scouts website for some great make and do activities to keep the children occupied during your time at home – these challenges can even count towards Beaver, Cub or Scout Activity Badges!

Young People

  1. Children’s Mental Health Week activities for 11- 18 year olds
  2. Join the Canvas youth group in Wellingborough.
  3. Youth Works run lots of groups including circus skills and games sessions.
  4. Northamptonshire Music & Performing Arts Trust
  5. Project M – a youth music project in Corby.
  6. The Core at Corby Cube have regular creative sessions for children and young people and have a limited number of bursary places for those on a low income.
  7. Writing East MidlandsYoung Writers groups and a Beyond the Spectrum ASD group.
  8. The Creation Station – varied opportunities for 12 – 18 year olds at the Core at Corby Cube.
  9. Oakley Rangers in Corby – Rockschool style music lessons.
  10. Corby Amateur Theatrical Society in Corby
  11. GLJ Theatre in Wellingborough
  12. Starlight Dance and Musical Theatre School in Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough.
  13. Kilburn School of Dance in Wellingborough
  14. Melodies Theatre Academy in Rushden
  15. Screen Northants Academy provides young people with an enriching film industry experience.

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Updated 16th February 2024

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