It’s June, it’s hot, everyone’s starting to feel cooped up and the weekend’s getting closer. You’ve done the cinema, you’ve done the playground, you’ve had ‘picky bits’ in the garden, maybe it’s time to travel a bit further afield?
At Grosvenor, we know the secret fun of an adventure is in planning it – laying out your pack, choosing your snacks, analysing what the best level of shoe-traction is for the terrain ahead.
So, here’s our guide to getting out this Summer, from where to go around Grosvenor, to what to bring on your back.
Where to go? Pitsford Water Dam
What to get? A new camping setup from Trespass
One of the most appealing parts of a visit to Pitsford Water Dam is seeing its huge range of offerings. Whether your outdoor trips mean high-octane water sports or placid birdwatching, Pitsford Water Dam gives you a base to camp out and relish what you love.
And if you’re planning on seeing all of Pitsford Water Dam, you’ll need to camp, and for anything to do with camping, you’ll need to visit Trespass. It’s the rare kind of store where you’ll find all the equipment needed to match the immense range of options at Pitsford Water Dam.
Where to go? Salcey Forest
What to get? New outdoor shoes from Deichmann
Salcey Forest is a true gift to the Northampton area, with its miles of ancient wood banks, historical structures and soaring oak trees, some over 600 years old, its winding trails make it the perfect spot for a family hike.
But a hike is only as good as the boots you do it in, and that’s something Deichmann of Grosvenor Shopping Centre is fully aware of. With accurate foot measurement, quality protection against the elements and a staff eager to help, Deichmann is the natural first stop before your adventure.
Where to go? Billing Aquadrome
What to get? Essentials from Boots and games from The Entertainer
Billing Aquadrome, located in the Nene Valley, is another stunning staycation spot in Northamptonshire, offering luxury lodges, glamping pods or old-fashioned camping plots. Once you’re posted up, enjoying Billing Aquadrome is as simple as stepping outside.
But staycations can always mean a few hiccups: sunburns, scrapes, missing toiletries and worst of all, bored kids. So, it’s definitely worth considering The Entertainer as a stop to collect some exciting outdoor games before visiting Boots to collect your final essentials.
Adventures in the summer create memories that you just can’t shake, and that’s something we’re proud to help make happen at Grosvenor. So, if you’re just coming by to pick up a last-minute toothbrush, or here to find a thermos that properly matches your camping chair, we’d be delighted to play any part in your newest adventure.