The Great British Spring Clean returns to Oakley Vale, plus the most wholesome things to do this Easter around Corby

The Great British Spring Clean returns to Oakley Vale, plus the most wholesome things to do this Easter around Corby

The unfurling of spring can only mean one thing: the Wombles have had a busy month! As the days stretch and the air warms, Corby’s litter-picking group have been taking part in the Great British Spring Clean to make our town beautiful – all in time for Easter in Corby.

Speaking of Easter, if April has sneaked up on you far too quickly and you need some inspiration on how to enjoy the upcoming long weekend and holidays, you’re in the right place. We have the lowdown on everything that’s on in Oakley Vale and around Corby, so you can savour some (hopefully) brighter days in between snacking on all kinds of chocolate eggs this month.

Before we talk spring cleaning and Easter, a Photo Competition update…

We are extending the Photo Competition, ‘Your Eye on Oakley’ until Monday 17th April. That means there is still time to send in a photo for your chance to win £50.

Spend the longer days outside. Take your phone or camera with you and capture the charm that Oakley Vale’s landscape has to offer. It could be your photo shown here!

Corby Wombles and locals have been busy cleaning up the town for the Great British Spring Clean

Corby Town Council and Corby Wombles take part in The Great British Spring Clean in Corby.

Everyone who has contributed to the annual campaign in Corby so far deserves a round of applause – and a large glass of wine (or whatever you please) to celebrate a tough slog of litter picking and cleaning.

The Great British Spring Clean is the biggest national clear-up, spearheaded by Keep Britain Tidy. Corby Wombles are a growing group of litter pickers who do their bit to clean up the area and enable Corby to thrive. You can join them in keeping the streets spotless by heading to their Facebook group.

There are lots of events not only during spring but throughout the whole year that encourage Corby to be the flourishing, polished town it always has been – which you can be involved in!

Litter-picking to keep Corby clean as part of The Great British Spring Clean.

Creme eggs, chocolate eggs, mini eggs… what else can be enjoyed this Easter around Corby?

Spring is springing, clocks are springing, the Easter bunny is springing… It is beginning to feel brighter and this extra hour of sunlight is increasing many of our serotonin levels.

Spring is a wonderful time to enjoy some fresh air and have fun with family, and for lots of us, there’s two weeks of school holidays to fill. So, stay awhile and read our ideas on what to do around Corby this month.

Easter Egg Hunt at Harper's Brook in Oakley Vale, Corby.

  • Uncover the secret Easter world at Deene Park for lots of eggs-citement with their Easter House Opening and Easter Egg Trail. You can explore an Easter House, uncover hunt for eggs and meet the Easter bunny!
  • Enjoy some Easter fun at Rockingham Castle. There is an Easter trail and Billy the Bunny to meet, as well as stunning views across the Welland Valley.
  • For something a little different, watch Peter Rabbit 2 with your little ones at The Holiday Inn’s Silent CinemaThursday 13th April – £8 per headset.
  • Embark on a FREE Easter Egg Hunt at Harpers Brook, as well as cocktails and drinks for adults to enjoy all weekend
  • Take part in Corby Lions Easter Trail on the beautiful grounds of East Carlton Countryside Park. No need to book! – Easter Sunday (9 April), 11am to 3pm – £3, with all proceeds going to charity
  • It’s an Easter Party! @ Priors Hall Golf Course with party bags, chocolate eggs, a bar and music plus activities – Good Friday (7April), 3pm to 5pm – £8 per child

If you’re not stuffing your face with chocolates and Easter treats all April, you’re doing it wrong! From ours to yours, wishing you a wonderful time. Smile lots, enjoy those little moments that spring brings and keep snapping photos around Oakley Vale to enter into our competition. See you next month!