Local Businesses, Events & Information for Local Residents

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Activities for Children & Families

Children’s Saturday Morning Picture Show
Children’s Saturday morning picture show every month at 10.30am at Kettering Library. Films are suitable for all ages from 4+. All children must be accompanied by an adult or carer. Call 03001 261000 for more information.

1st Burton Latimer Girls’ Brigade
Meet on Mondays (in term time) from 5.45–7pm at Burton Latimer Methodist Church (Piggotts Lane entrance – near the Fire Station). For girls aged 4yrs and upwards. Come along on a Monday or call Helen Lockwood on 07948 481679 for details

1st Kettering Company, The Boys’ Brigade with Girls’Association
Meet at Carey Memorial Baptist Church, King Street, Kettering: every Friday (in term time) starting at 5.45pm. For boys & girls from 4 years of age (Reception School Year) – contact Keith Mitchell 01536 519376.

1st Kettering Scout Group
All boys and girls are welcome to join one of the 1st Kettering Scout Group sections. These sections meet in Kettering town centre once a week during term-time, each section runs many other activities run throughout the year. For more details, please call: Beaver Scouts – 6 to 8 years – Hannah on 0777 2859190; Cub Scouts – 8 to 10½ years old – Tom on 07525 465790; Scouts – 10½ to 14 years old – John on 01536 524322

2nd Kettering Girls’ Brigade
We meet on Mondays (in term time) from 5pm-6.15pm at the Grange Resource centre, Grange Place shops, Kettering, for all girls aged 4 (reception year) and up. Disabled friendly facilities. Contact Sarah Ryan on 07706684307 for more details or pop in to see us.

10th Kettering (Fuller) Scout Group
Every Tuesday during term time: Beavers 6-8 years 6-7pm; Cubs 8-10 years 6:30-8pm; Scouts 7:30-9pm. New recruits very welcome – please contact Group Scout Leader Stuart Farrel 07815 439216    

15th Kettering (Avondale) Scout Group
Every Tuesday during term time: Beavers 6-8 years 6.15-7.30pm & Scouts 10-14 years 7.30-9pm; every Wednesday during term time: Cubs 8-10 years from 7.30-9pm meet at Kettering Buccleuch Academy. For more information contact Hannah (GSL) 07880 932311.

16th Kettering Brownies & Rainbows
Every Monday in term time at Kettering Salvation Army (Regent St entrance) the Rainbows (5-7 year-olds) meet at 5.45pm & Brownies (7-10s) from 6pm. New recruits welcome from 10 September. Come along or call Angela Hunt 01536 761899 for details.

23rd Kettering Scout Group (Clover Hill)
All Sections will meet on Wednesday (term time only) at Park Infant School, Park Avenue, Kettering. Beavers=Boys & Girls 6–8 years 6-7.15pm, Cubs=Boys & Girls 8–10 ½ years 6–7.30pm, Scouts=Boys & Girls 10½-14 years 7.30pm–9pm. Places available 1st come 1st served (only 24 spaces per section) – priority to those new to the scout movement. For further information and to join our group, please contact Hannah (GSL) 07880 932311.

Air Cadets Kettering Squadron
Meets on Mondays & Wednesdays from 7.15-9.30pm at Drill Hall House, Northampton rd, Kettering. Activities include flying, adventure training, leadership training, rock climbing, D of E award, overseas & UK camps, various qualifications, sports and more. Open to 13-17 year olds and costs £8/month. For more details call 01536 481999 or visit www.ketteringaidcadets.org.uk

Army Cadet’s Kettering Detachment Details
Action and adventure for all young people from 12 to 18 (12 year olds must be in year 8 at school). Meet on Thursdays from 7-9pm at the Buccleuch Academy, Weekly Glebe Road, NN16 9NS. Call 0116 2779701 for details.

Burton Latimer Cricket Club
We welcome all players including children aged 6-17, girls or boys at our club located on Kettering Road.  Please contact Liz Harrison on 07592 130502 for more details.

Boys Brigade (Kettering 3rd)
Every Wednesday (school terms) at Central Methodist Church, School Lane from 6.15-7.30 for boys aged between 5-16. Contact Val Gilbert (Captain) 01536 390146

Country Parks
All have circular, waymarked and hard-surfaced trails through woodlands and meadows or by rivers, lakes or the reservoir, children’s play area, orienteering trails, designated picnic areas. Barnwell: 01832 273435, Brixworth 01604 883920, Fermyn Woods 01536 373625.

Girlguiding Northamptonshire
Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Senior Section meet in Kettering and surrounding areas. Girls and adults welcome. Call 01604 648740 or via www.girlguiding.org.uk/home.aspx

Ise Valley Scout Group
The sections (Beavers, Cubs and Scouts) meet at Hawkes Hut on the Ise Lodge once a week during term-time. All boys & girls are welcome to join but we are particularly looking for children age 10 1/2 to 14 years to join the Scout Section. The hall is also available to hire out. For more details please contact Nicky (Group Secretary) on 07847 265103.

Kettering Sea Cadets
Training based on the themes of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines, providing activities and adventure for all young people aged 10 to 18 years. Meeting on Mondays and Thursdays throughout the year from 7-9pm at The Old Brickyard, London Road, (behind the flats, next to Woodcroft Scout Centre). Phone CO Marc Pether 07875 694125 or 01908 265065

Messy Church
Usually held the last Sunday of the month but check notice boards or follow us at www.fullerbaptist.org.uk

Mish Mash
We meet on the 2nd Sunday of the month (Except August – no meeting) from 2.30-4.30pm at Church of Christ The King, Deeble Rd, Kettering. Mish Mash is for families who have a child or children with special/additional needs. Plenty of creative activities, sensory room, food and time for parents/carers to share with each other.

Parent & Baby Swimming
Tuesdays from 10.30-11.30 at the Kettering Swimming Pool. Child swims free. Exclusive sessions for adults with small children (6 months to 4 years). Tel: 01536 410253

Play and Learn for under 5s
Sundays from 2pm at Kettering Library. Call 03001 261000 for more details.

Every Thursday & Alternate Saturdays – Bounce & Rhyme aimed at pre-walkers, every Thursday – Toddletime aimed walkers up to the age of 5 years at Burton Latimer Library (03001 261000) and every Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday at Kettering Library (03001 261000).Friendly, informal sessions where you can join in with action Nursery Rhymes & songs. All Welcome.

Spanish for under 5s
Each Wednesday during term time at 10.30am at Kettering Library. Call 03001 261000 for more details.

The Role Play Village
The Role Play Village, running from the Ise Valley Pavillion, Grantown Close. Every Thursday and the 1st Saturday of the month. 10am-11.45 and 12.15-2pm. Imaginative play centre where children can explore a mulititude of Role play based play. Contacts info@roleplayvillage.com

United Theatre Group
An amateur drama group for children aged 8 upwards. Rehearsals take place on Thursdays at 6pm at London Road URC, St Peter’s Avenue. Come and join us! Contact Clare on 01536 517556 or email utgkettering@outlook.com

Wildlife Watch Group at Irchester Country Park
A group for 8 to 12 year olds who are curious about the natural world and keen to learn more. Meet on the second Saturday of each month from 10am-12 noon. Tel: 07747 028831 for details.