Rushden Lakes Celebrate Their Second Birthday With Two Day Festival

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.

The destination, perfect for a day out with the family, will be beautifully decorated with a huge free standing 6 ft. Rushden Lakes letter sign and an abundance of colourful flags, bunting and ribbons to reflect the festival vibes. Visitors are very much encouraged to throw on their festival finery and join the party.

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 festival styling, festival make up, glitter, food tasting, cocktail masterclasses, outdoor games, bike trips, canoeing on the lake and much more! To add to the merriment, entertainers will be delighting Rushden Lakes visitors, with music, dancers, street performers and acrobats all confirmed for the festival.
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 courses provided by Paradise Island. Adventurers will be able to get involved in activities such as rock climbing at Rock Up, 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. Stayed tuned for the full line-up…

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, TGI Fridays, Heavenly Desserts, Magazine Heaven, Wagamama and Marks and Spencer, Five Guys and Jamaica Blue.

If that wasn’t enough, each of the 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.

Rushden Lakes Festival Timings
Saturday 27th July – 10am to 8pm
Sunday 28th July – 10am to 5pm.
Food, drinks, interactive activities open until midnight.
Rushden Lakes, Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 6FH