Holiday Inn Northampton West
High Street,
Flore Northampton

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Top rainy day ideas in Northampton

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When you visit our Northampton hotel, we guarantee that you’ll receive a warm welcome and thoroughly enjoy your stay. One thing we can’t guarantee is the weather! If the rain does decide to fall, there’s plenty of indoor activities you can enjoy as a family or a couple. In this blog, our hotel has picked out the top places to spend a rainy day in Northampton.

Visit Canons Ashby

Hop in the car for 20 minutes and you’ll arrive at Canons Ashby, former home of Sir Henry Dryden.  Once here, explore the house at your own leisure, with friendly guides on hand to answer any questions you may have. With your admission, you’ll also be able to look around the Priory Church. Part of a much bigger Augustinian Priory before the Dissolution at the hands of King Henry VIII. It’s the perfect family day out and if the rain does stop, you can get out in the fresh air and take a stroll through the formal gardens.

Canons Ashby

(Photo Credit: Canons Ashby, Facebook)

Head to Bugtopia

If you have kids and they’re fans of creepy crawlies, then Bugtopia really should be on your list of rainy day activities, when visiting Northampton.  Kids will be able to get involved in a hands-on experience with the bugs and how they fit into the survival of our planet. If you’re afraid of bugs and spiders, this is the perfect place to be brave and overcome your fears! Bugtopia is just a short drive from our hotel near Silverstone.

Bugtopia Northampton

(Photo Credit: Bugtopia, Facebook)

Get a strike in bowling!

What’s better than a family game of bowling on a rainy day? Nothing! So why not head to Tenpin, only a 10-minute drive from our budget hotel in Northampton.  Keep it friendly, or get competitive with the family when you all go head-to-head in this classic game. For something a bit different why not head to their ‘Cosmic Bowling’ from 6 pm when the lights get turned down and you can bowl in the glow of the alley!  With food and drink on offer, as well as arcade games and table tennis, you’re sure to enjoy a whole day out here.


Holiday Inn Northampton West is an affordable hotel just two minutes from junction 16 of the M1. To check availability, click here or call 0871 942 9033 or email us.

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Holiday Inn Northampton West Reviews



We stopped here on the way back from Silverstone to use the hotel's rapid charger and have a bite to eat.

Really impressed with the reception staff, hotel cleanliness in the lobby and the quality of food.

We enjoyed our brief 40 minute stay here so much we are considering staying here in the future for when we fly in and out of luton - which we do very often!

Can recommend the fish and chips and the lasagne.

Driver Friendly hotel too - serve becks blue behind the bar.


Mojacar, Spain

Im a lady on my own travelling from Spain to UK, hotel staff were exceptional I got back late last night so i had to use the carpark at the back and it was dark so the receptionist walked with me to my car shed only been working there a week so thank you so much ,the man on reception was really kind ,polite and helpful ,I would recommend to any ladies travelling alone it feels safe and clean loved it ,I'm also gluten and lactose intolerant and they even had gluten free food brilliant thank you and I will be defiantly be back.



Pleasant and efficient reception. It was a Sunday evening, and the hotel was very quiet with few fellow guests. Our twin room was on the ground floor. There were two comfortable chairs, a workbench, two very small bedside tables, and a wardrobe. The bathroom had a walk in shower. All quite compact.
The bar/restaurant was in the open lobby style. We had a good evening meal there.
Breakfast had a good choice, well maintained by a very cheerful chef. Fried or poached eggs were made to order, which helped keep things fresh.
Very good value for money.



Just an overnight stay for a wedding at nearby Dodmoor Barn. Hotel easy to find of M1, clean and tidy, staff friendly, large rooms well fitted with every thing you need. Breakfast excellent with options for all.



Stayed here for one night. Rooms comfortable and Clean. We were able to check in earlier to get ready without any fuss. Great Breakfast included. Hotel near M1 so very convenient but in a countryside location.



This is one of the nicest Holiday Inn's I've stayed at - can hardly fault it at all!

Special mention to the man who checked us in on Saturday evening, and the man serving in the restaurant that night. Both offered some of the nicest hotel service I've ever known. The receptionist took time to tell us a bit about things in the local area, and helped us make sure we get the best out of our stay. The waiter/bar man made the meal really special. There was a slight delay preparing some of the food, but the way he handled the situation was perfect. The food was all very tasty too - I had the Club Sandwich, and sticky toffee pudding for dessert. All tasted delicious.

The room and the whole hotel is clean, modern and comfortable. Felt very welcoming. The car park is big and free, and there was plenty of spaces available.

So happy I booked a couple of stays here, so am really looking forward to coming back in a few weeks' time. Thanks to all the staff for making it such a great weekend.


Dandenong, Australia

Lots of parking spaces neat to hotel and offered FCO. The welcome / meet and greet was good. Nice bar and bar meal offerings. Room clean and in good decorative order. Wifi good and intuitive to connect to. Lots of access to power points in room. Location of hotel good, very useful for an early train ride from Milton Keynes to London. Communal areas in good order, all in all, left refreshed and happy. Easy to find on Google maps. Will visit again.



Went here with a friend for a chill out. Staff were really friendly and helpful. Close to the M1 but lovely and quiet.

Rooms were lovely and clean. Ordered room service and this was brought up on time. Well worth a visit. Close to other towns and not far from Silverstone.

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