Joyous June: best spots in Corby to spend the summer

May was packed with lavishly long weekends, sunny days and royal celebrations, but there is still much to look forward to this June, with Father’s Day fast approaching and summer just around the corner.

June is an exciting month for many. Everyone is either heading out for a picnic, turning on their holiday out of the office or simply enjoying the feeling of longer, summer days. Bluer skies, warm breezes and the smell of sizzling grills are a hallmark of the season, and we’re counting down the days until the first official day of summer (which is 21st June!)

In the meantime, read on for how to spend June and the coming summer months, as well as a local story about Corby’s Pen Green who received an inspirational visit.


Pen Green in Corby welcomes Fatima Whitbread, MBE to the centre

Fatima Whitbread MBE visits Pen Green

Two-time Olympic medallist, Fatima Whitbread MBE visited Pen Green on Tuesday 23rd May, where she met with staff, children and families supported by the charity.

Fatima learned about the key role the centre has in many aspects of family life and attended a drop-in stay-and-play session for up to four-year-olds. She chatted with families about the importance of Pen Green and what it means to them.

She said: “It is a place of belonging. Most of the mums that come here, feel like this is like their home and I can understand why because it’s a basic security net under them and we need more of these Pen Green centres.”

You can read more on the story here.


Where to treat your dad or father figure this Father’s Day in Corby

Honour your old man or paternal figure with one of these dad-loving options that make him feel appreciated, despite his annoying jokes and dodgy dad dancing!

We’ve spied…

  • A delicious roast dinner or succulent steak with FREE beer @ The Royal George Cottingham – drop them a DM on socials or book here
  • Some marvellous wooden plaques on offer with heartfelt quotes from The Present Shop Corby – head to 23 Willow Place, Corby or their website for more
  • Celebrations of all wonderful dads and father figures at no better place than La Fonte Italian Restaurant from 12 pm – head to their Facebook page to book a table
  • Grills that are never a mis-steak @ Harper’s Brook – 17th and 18th – book HERE


Fun in the sun now that summer is on its way

Oakley Vale is perfectly placed for making the most out of long summer evenings and sunny weekends now that the laid-back, anything-goes mentality days of summer have arrived.

Consider this your ultimate Corby-based warm-weather bucket list.

Fineshade Wood

First and foremost, Oakley Vale…

The development has been designed with biodiversity and green space in mind, with dozens of leafy footpaths, hills and slopes and picturesque lakes that make for a peaceful weekend or post-work stroll. It’s a haven for birds and local wildlife

Fermyn Woods Country Park

Explore its woodlands, marshes, meadows and ponds or pack a picnic for an idyllic way of spending the warm season in the heart of Rockingham Forest

East Carlton Countryside Park

Take a wander through East Carlton’s many nature trails or enjoy its heritage centre where you can learn about Corby’s rich history

Deene Park

Lush, manicured grounds, a luxurious Tudor mansion and decadent afternoon tea… it’s giving Bridgerton – book a sumptuous day here (2 tickets left for June)

Fineshade Wood

Unwind with relaxing walks, bird-watching, cycling and horse riding surrounded by its ancient conifers and broadleaf forest


We hope you’re as thrilled as we are that summer is coming. We’re practically drooling over sun-drenched lazing, running to the pub at the first sight of nice weather and the smell of freshly cut grass. Wishing you a happy June filled with sunshine, gratitude and plenty of ice cream.