6 things to do for free

There is plenty to do in Northampton without having to spend money, while hanging out with friends and exploring new places.

Free fun at UON

Join a sport or society

UON is one of the only universities in the UK to offer completely free membership to over 70 societies and sports clubs, why not try something new?

Monday Movie Night at The Picturedrome

Grab your friends and see newly released films for free at The Picturedrome. There are also tasty options on menu for a cinema snack.


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The Boot and Shoe Museum

Discover one of the things that Northampton is famous for at a museum dedicated to Boots and Shoes.

External view of Northampton museum entrance, showing three students walking outside towards the automatic opening door. It is a cloudy, but bright day.

Fancy a game of cluedo?

For something a little different to your traditional night out, head to The Olde England to make use of their collection of board games. Challenge your friend to find the Cluedo master or see who has the biggest brains to win Guess Who.

Attend an exhibition

You can spend an afternoon admiring beautiful work created by artists at varying stages of their careers at galleries like the NN Contemporary Art.


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Town festival

Funfair attractions, live music, fireworks and street food take over the Racecourse for the Northampton Town Festival, for one weekend in July in every year. With so much variety, there is something for everyone at the festival.

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