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of everything Rushden Lakes and the surrounding areas have to offer.
Central to the Nene Valley is the Nene Wetlands nature reserve, a unique one square mile of wild and man-made habitats, managed for wildlife and people. Visit the Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre on the boardwalk to find out more about the beautiful Nene Wetlands, and the ample ways to spend time exploring the great outdoors. The Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre also hosts regular events and activities. They have a wonderful shop plus a Discovery Play Area, Sculpture trail and Education area. Give the team a call on 01933 779587 or please click here for more information.
The towns of Rushden and Higham Ferrers are conveniently located in close proximity to Rushden Lakes; the towns are lively, friendly and offer a diverse range of small independent shops amidst attractive heritage settings.
Parking is free, we hope you will take the time to come and visit the local towns and discover more.
The spectacular Nene Valley runs from the West of Northampton following the River Nene taking in a mixture of medieval villages and market towns, through to the Cathedral City of Peterborough.
Covering more than 41,000 hectares, the Nene Valley boasts incredible views, unique landscapes and is a haven for many different types of wildlife. Click here for more information on what there is to see, do and explore!
Visit Canoe2 on the boardwalk to see how you can get out onto the water and explore our beautiful surroundings! Canoe2 has been the home of canoe hire, comfy camping and short breaks on the River Nene in Northamptonshire since 2010. Please click here for more information and to start your adventure!
Whether you’re looking to take five in between shops, somewhere for a 3 course meal or it’s your turn to organise date night, there’s plenty to choose from! Take a look at the choice of restaurants, cafes and bars here. Our car park is open until midnight with plenty of restaurants open late.
Recruit Rushden Lakes is a free recruitment programme set up by The Crown Estate. It connects talented and local individuals with vacancies in the area. This in turn helps our retail and restaurant businesses at Rushden Lakes, together with other local businesses, find and train the staff they need. Please click here for more information.
Due to the damage caused by Storm Ciara and extreme weather, the leisure terrace and adjoining restaurants will remain closed until further notice. However please note that all of the shops are open, including Canoe 2 and the Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre, plus the lakeside cafés and restaurants.
We apologise for the impact this may have on your visit to Rushden Lakes, but the safety of our visitors and staff is of paramount importance. We will keep you updated on when the leisure area is likely to re-open.
Currently closed: Cineworld, Starbucks, 360 Play, Paradise Island Adventure Golf, Flip Out, Rock Up, Heavenly Desserts, TGI Fridays, Hopmaster, Nando’s, Zizzi, Five Guys, Blue Mountain Yard and Greggs.
Open as normal: All shops and the following cafés/restaurants: Wildwood, Pizza Express, Wagamama, Bills, Jamaica Blue, Patisserie Valerie, Bewiched and Costa.
Please telephone Customer Service if you require any further information: 01933 427925.