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Outdoor Events Bookings

Booking an open space for an outdoor event?

Kettering Borough’s parks and public open spaces are a great place to hold your public event. We have hosted fetes, carnivals, funfairs, charity events, races and more.

These sites include:

•    Northampton Road recreation ground, Kettering  
•    Dunkirk Avenue recreation ground, Desborough  
•    Ise Valley public open space  
•    Mill Road park, Kettering  
•    Meadow Road recreation ground, Kettering  
•    King George V playing field, Burton Latimer  
•    Rockingham Road Pleasure Park, Kettering
•    Kettering Market Place
•    Manor House Gardens

Any organised outdoor event will need permission, especially when it involves:

  •     large groups of people
  •     equipment or structures
  •     music

Normally your event must be open to the general public, but you can charge people to attend. Private functions, such as weddings and corporate events, are sometimes allowed in some parks.

Apply to hold an event

If you’d like to hold an event in a park you need to apply for permission at least 12 weeks before your event. We recommend that you don’t advertise your event until you have gained written confirmation from us that your event can go ahead.

Event planning advice
We recommend you read our conditions of use  and  the bye-laws along with  guidance for  organising a voluntary event: a ‘Can do’ guide created by the government

For information on fees and charges please download a copy of our fees and charges 2017-18

For further information please call Kettering Borough Council on 01536 410333 or email OutdoorBookings@kettering.gov.uk

last updated 23.02.2017

Get in touch with Kettering Borough Council

Email: customerservices@kettering.gov.uk. Telephone: 01536 410333.

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