Ready, Set…Summer

Welcome to Rushden Lakes, the destination to run to this Summer where there’s something for everyone! Kick off the upcoming sporting calendar with a visit at our Terrace bar or pack up the picnic bags for an alfresco meal by the lake, Rushden Lakes is the place to go for a summer full of fun. Whether you crave a taste of Greek cuisine, delicious lunchtime treats, or a sweet treat from Krispy Kreme, we have something to satisfy every palate, so don’t sit on the sidelines, join us for our vibrant atmosphere.

It’s a Summer of Sport at Rushden Lakes

This summer is shaping up to be an exciting one, with major sporting events like the Euros (14th June-14th July), Tour de France (29th June-21st July), the Olympics (26th July-11th August), and Wimbledon (1st July - 14th July) all happening. We’re celebrating this global summer of sport with a fantastic lineup of events and activities for you to enjoy. Whether you’re shopping, dining, or exploring, Rushden Lakes has something special in store for you. 

Ready, Set…Shop at Rushden Lakes

The whistle has been blown and it’s time to start your summer shopping spree with our fantastic selection of stores. If you’re gearing up for some sporting action, check out Decathlon, JD Sports, Cotswold Outdoor, Mountain Warehouse and Sports Direct for all your sporting needs. Whether you’re looking to pick up your camping kit, backpacks and fold out chairs from Mountain Warehouse or the perfect hiking gear from Cotswold Outdoor - our teams are on hand to help you be equipped with everything you need to enjoy the great outdoors. 

If you’re looking to stock up all things Summer then Boots, Frasers, Superdrug, Accessorize, Primark, Next and M&S have the latest trends to bring a pop of colour and style to your seasonal wardrobe. Pick up your sunnies and sun lotion from Boots, add a touch of glamour from Accessorize with beautiful glasses, bags, jewellery and beachwear too. 

Prefer watching the action? Enjoy the great outdoors and spectate with a picnic. Upgrade your picnic ware with stylish options from ProCook or Flying Tiger Copenhagen. Pick up your British strawberries and cream from M&S so your game, set, match for all things seasonal! 

Ready, Set…Cheers at Rushden Lakes

Celebrate the summer of sport at The Terrace Bar, where you can watch the Euros on the big screen while enjoying cocktails and delicious food. Whether you’re toasting to your team’s victory or simply soaking up the atmosphere, it’s the perfect spot to relax and socialise. Our lakeside dining options offer the perfect backdrop for celebrating wins, or why not grab a takeaway to enjoy at home while catching up on all the sporting events? Many of our outlets offer click and collect or takeout options, enquire within! Pull up a deckchair overlooking the stunning lake, enjoy breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or even dessert and make the most of the lighter evenings.

Ready, Set…Fun at Rushden Lakes

We’re not called Rushden Lakes for no reason, our water spaces provide the perfect opportunity to try paddleboarding, canoeing, or a ride on a pedalo with Canoe2. It’s game on as you explore new experiences and make the most of the beautiful weather (fingers crossed!). We also have our newest addition Twisterz for some rollerskating fun that is great for all ages to enjoy and of course Flip Out, Paradise Adventure Golf, Rock Up and 360 Play. So no matter what the Great British weather has in store, play still goes on!

Ready, Set…Play at Rushden Lakes

There’s tons of fun to be had with our on-site activities over the Summer. We have our popular Rushden Rangers sessions taking place every Wednesday in August in partnership with The Wildlife Trust – 4 dates and 4 time slots to choose from! Sessions are both educational and fun, the ideal opportunity to spend time outdoors in nature.

We are also welcoming Superstar Sport Midlands to Rushden Lakes for the first time this summer which is a fantastic place for children to enjoy workshops including archery and athletics. We also have The Lakes Kids club for a mix of crafts and Olympic games to inspire the next generation and we have our ‘Crack the code’ competition for your chance to win a variety of prizes to celebrate a summer of sport! So there’s plenty to keep the family entertained! 

From thrilling sports to relaxing by the lake, Rushden Lakes has everything you need for an amazing summer. Get your team together, keep your eye on the ball, and join us for a season filled with excitement, joy, and unforgettable moments. We’ll keep you well fed with our leisure terrace and you’ll be suited and booted from our variety of fashion outlets! Ready, set…summer!