FREE parking in Kettering for four-day Easter weekend!

Published: Tuesday, 21st March 2017

Easter Egg Hunt, Craft Activities and FREE Parking!

The Easter bunny has helped us to create an egg-cellent egg and word hunt and we would love for you to join us! From Tuesday 4th April to Saturday 15th April, 10am – 4pm, Kettering Borough Council in partnership with local shops, will be holding an Easter Egg Hunt in Kettering town centre.  

To join the Easter Egg Hunt, pick up a map and word search from the Manor House Museum for 50p. Follow the map to find the 17 Easter eggs that have been hidden in various locations in the town centre. On each egg you will find a word that is hidden in the word search on your map.

When you finish the Easter Egg Hunt, don’t forget to return your map and collect a delicious treat from the sweet shop, ‘The Shop’ on Gold Street. 

One lucky participant will even win a few Easter surprises thanks to the participating stores.

Just pop down to the Manor House Museum to pick up your map and start hunting!

Easter activities at The Manor House Museum:

If you’re looking for some Easter arts and crafts activities then treat the kids to craft fun workshops from Tuesday 4th April to Friday 7th April and 11th – 13th April at The Manor House Museum. 

The sessions will last approximately 1 hour and take place at 10.15am and 11.45am. Booking is essential as the museum’s arts and crafts activities are very popular and often sell out. 

  • Children - £3 
  • Kettering Leisure Pass Holders - £2 
  • Young Friends of Kettering Museum and Art Gallery - FREE

To book, please call the museum on 01536 534 219 or email

The Manor House Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4.45pm (last admission 4.30pm), please note the Museum will be closed on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. We are open Easter Saturday. 


There will free car parking at Council owned car parks all day over the Easter weekend from Good Friday, 14th April to Easter Monday, 17th April. The FREE parking will be in Kettering Borough Council car parks on London Road, Queen Street, School Lane, School Lane Pop & Shop, Wadcroft and Commercial Road. Easter in Kettering is looking busy for with lots of activities to enjoy! 

Guy Holloway, Head of Corporate and Cultural Services at Kettering Borough Council, said: “The Easter Egg Hunt was a great success last year and will provide a wonderful opportunity to visit Kettering town centre and its shops this Easter. The Museum and Gallery also have a fantastic range of craft activities to keep children busy. Over the two weeks, children in Kettering can get creative and learn about the museum right on their doorstep.”

Councillor Jan Smith, Kettering Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community and Culture, said: “I’m so pleased to see the Easter Egg Hunt and kids workshops in Kettering. It’s wonderful that these activities offer a way for younger visitors to interact with the Museum and Gallery and have a free fun-filled and educational day out.”