Your Visit

Opening Hours

The general opening times for Rushden Lakes are listed below:

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 17:00

Important information about opening hours

Please be advised that individual store and restaurant opening times may vary to our general opening times (including Bank Holidays and Christmas). It is therefore best to contact individual stores regarding their specific opening times before making your journey.

Plan your Visit

Find all the information you need on our website or visit our Customer Services for assistance. You can also call us on 01933 427925 during opening hours to speak to one our friendly team.

For a list of frequently asked questions please click here.

Customer Services

For any assistance during your visit please come to Customer Services. We are located at the main entrance to Rushden Lakes in close proximity to Costa Drive-Thru. We are open Monday – Saturday, between 8am & 6pm and on Sunday, between 10am & 5pm . You can also contact us on 01933 427925 or via email. (For assistance out of hours please contact the Security team on 01933 427923).

Press & Media Relations

For press and media enquiries please contact us by email.


Rushden Lakes offers exciting commercialisation opportunities for brand promotions, pop-up retail and artisan street food. If you’re interested in finding out how your business can benefit from placement at Rushden Lakes, please contact Asset Space using the details below:

Thomas Crowther
Company Director

Jessica Kinehan
Account Executive, Asset Space


Centre Management Suite
Rushden Lakes,
NN10 6FH

Sat Nav postcode: NN10 6AR

Modeshift STARS

We are the first UK retail & leisure park to earn the Silver award for Modeshift STARS (Sustainable Travel Accredited and Recognised). This was achieved through strong partnership working between Savills, the onsite management team, The Crown Estate as the owners and Brightwayz social enterprise, to help plan and deliver the active travel initiatives required.

By Car

Public Transport

Walking, cycling or Scooter

Local Accommodation

By Car

Rushden Lakes has excellent road links from the M1 and the A45.

Sat Nav postcode: NN10 6AR which will take you towards Waitrose, then follow the signs to Rushden Lakes. There is free car parking available for visitors for up to five hours.

If you wish to contact Rushden Lakes by post the address is:

Centre Management Suite
Rushden Lakes,
NN10 6FH

Public Transport

An extensive bus service runs between Rushden Lakes and surrounding villages and towns. This includes a number of bus routes from Wellingborough, Kettering, Northampton, Earls Barton and surrounding areas. There is a service seven days a week with early morning and late night buses.

Full details of the Stagecoach Midlands bus routes, including all bus stops, bus times and ticket prices can be found here.

Route 49
Kettering, Barton Seagrave, Burton Latimer, Finedon, Irthlingborough, Higham Ferrers, Rushden, Rushden Lakes

Route 50
(from the north) – Kettering, Barton Seagrave, Burton Latimer, Finedon, Irthlingborough, Rushden Lakes, Rushden
(from the south) – Bedford, Clapham, Milton Ernest, Radwell, Sharnbrook, Rushden, Rushden Lakes

Route X46/X47
(from the south) – Northampton, Earls Barton, Great Doddington (X47), Wellingborough, Rushden Lakes
(from the north) – Raunds, Stanwick, Higham Ferrers, Rushden Lakes

Or why not grab the bus from University of Northampton. Visit here.

The closest railway station to Rushden Lakes is Wellingborough and the address is Midland Rd, Wellingborough NN8 1NA

Full details of the train times and routes can be found here via National Rail or here via Trainline.

Walking, Cycling or Scooter

Why walk or cycle to Rushden Lakes? It’s free, you can stay as long as you like, and staying active also means you can enjoy more cake while you are here! There are some great routes that lead to Rushden Lakes, so you can enjoy the journey as much as the shopping.

Rushden Lakes has ample cycle racks located around site. There is also a step-free footbridge which links Rushden town centre directly to Rushden Lakes, avoiding the A45.

The East Northants Greenway is a walking and cycling route that links the towns of Rushden, Higham Ferrers and Irthlingborough. It utilises the former rail line between Crown Park in Rushden and the Ferrers Arts College, before continuing along quiet roads and shared use paths through the centre of Higham Ferrers. The final section runs from the north of Higham Ferrers across the Nene Valley to Irthlingborough, taking in some beautiful scenery in the Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows Nature Reserve. See more 

Use the excellent route planning tool to find quiet and traffic-free routes to Rushden Lakes and beyond. See more

It’s also possible to walk from Wellingborough on traffic-free footpaths across the water meadows, although this is an unsurfaced path so is not currently suitable for buggies and wheelchairs, and walking boots are recommended.

VOI E-Scooters
Want to try affordable, fun, zero-emission travel to Rushden Lakes? Then read more about VOI E-Scooter Hire here.

For more information on cycle routes and walking trails which connect us to the local towns, villages, and out into the Nene Valley please visit Customer Services.

Local Accommodation

The Travelodge Wellingborough Rushden hotel sits at the edge of Rushden, close to the natural beauty of the River Nene and charming surrounding countryside. Rushden Lakes and Rushden town centre has plenty of shops and restaurants to explore.

All standard double rooms feature a comfy king size bed. Guests can enjoy a wide variety of food and drink choices within a short car journey of the hotel. Book here.

A45 Eastbound, Rushden,
Northamptonshire, NN10 6AP, United Kingdom
Sat Nav postcode: NN10 6AP
Tel: 08719 846115

Travelodge also has plenty of accommodation in Northampton and the surrounding area. Click here for more information.

Our Facilities


Parking is free of charge however please note that we do have a 5 hour parking restriction. This includes:

· Dedicated blue badge holder bays
· Accessible bays for carers and children, wheelchair users and people requiring additional space
· Parking bays for electric-car charging

If you would like to extend your stay longer than 5 hours, please visit Customer Services (next to Costa Drive Thru) or call us on 01933 427925.

Please note that after 5pm the free 5 hour parking restriction does not apply. Overnight parking is not permitted. If you are planning to bring a Coach on site please let our Customer Services team know in advance so we can book this in and direct you to the appropriate area.

ANPR is in operation. For more details please contact Customer Services.

Accessible Bays

Located beside the current blue badge holder parking bays, we have purple bays and these are marked with a large white ‘A’. They are intended for use by people who require extra space when getting in and out of their vehicle. For example carers with small children or wheelchair users.

Accessible bays can be found outside Accessorize, Wildwood, Fat Face, Moss Bros., Boots, M&S, Next, New Look and Frasers and in the East Terrace car park outside Cotswold Outdoor, Hobbycraft, Decathlon. There are more accessible parking bays near the West Terrace.

If you do have a blue badge, then continue to display it when you use these accessible bays the same way that you would do with a standard disabled parking bay.


Rushden Lakes is accessible for all and we have step free access to all stores.

We have disabled car parking spaces available for easy access to shopping and accessible toilet facilities located next to the Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre. These toilets are open between 08:00 – 20:00 seven days a week. They include full accessible facilities, including a Changing Places toilet. RADAR keys will be needed to access.

We are also proud to support the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower scheme. We have a range of sunflower products in Customer Services for you to wear and keep should you need them.

For more information please contact Customer Services on 01933 427925.

Baby Change

Baby changing facilities are available in the customer toilets on the Boardwalk, next to the Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre. These toilets are open between 08:00 – 20:00 seven days a week.

For more information please contact Customer Services on 01933 427925.

Child Safe Shopping

We are a registered Child Safe Zone. Wristbands can be picked up from Customer Services free of charge. To find out more about Child Safe please click here.

Click & Collect

Many of our stores offer free click & collect for their customers.

Shop online with your favourite brands and your items will be delivered directly to the store.

Enquire with stores directly for full details or visit our stores page and look for the arrow icon to see which brands offer this service.

Community Notice Board

Rushden Lakes has a community notice board located on the Boardwalk managed by Rushden & Higham Ferrers Town Council. It is free for local residents, charities, community groups and businesses to use. Please bring any printed materials you would like to display into Customer Services. Please note that handwritten notices will not be displayed.

Customer Toilets

Customer toilets are located next to the Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre on the Boardwalk.

The toilets are open between 08:00 – 20:00 seven days a week. They include baby changing and full accessible facilities, including a Changing Places toilet. RADAR keys will be needed to access.

For more information please contact Customer Services on 01933 427925.

Cycle Parking

There is ample cycle parking on site with cycle rack facilities for you to use free of charge. Cycle racks are located on the Boardwalk and on the terraces. They are marked clearly on our way finding maps too.Please note that any bicycles are left at your own risk.

Dogs & Dog Wash

Dogs are welcome here at Rushden Lakes and out into the Nene Wetlands. They must be kept on a lead at all times.

Please be advised that certain stores allow dogs in. You can find a list of dog friendly stores here.

Please visit our self service Dog Wash, conveniently located next to Canoe2. This easy to use facility is ideal for washing your muddy pooches or simply giving your pampered pet a treat. Warm water, a range of shampoos and a two speed dryer. Fun, flexible and easy to use leaving your car and home clean.

The dog wash is owned and operated by Polygon Pets.


There is free WiFi available throughout the shopping centre, and some of our stores will also offer free in-store WiFi.

Wheelchair or Shop Mobility Scooter Hire

You can hire a wheelchair or a scooter from Customer Services. They are free to use for up to three hours. All mobility equipment must be returned to Customer Services before 18:00 on the day of use (17:00 on Sundays). The mobility scooters have a maximum weight restriction of 18 stone. Weight exceeding 18 stone will void any warranties and insurances.

For more information please contact Customer Services on 01933 427925.

EV Charging

We have EV charging bays powered and managed by POD Point at various locations in the car park. You can identify these on the store map here. They are currently free to use.

Overnight parking is not permitted.

Mobile phone & device charging

We have USB charging points located on the sides of our benches in Garden Square.

They are free to use however please note you will need your own charging lead.