Share your summer moments with us!

This August, we’re inviting Oakley Vale residents, visitors, professional photographers or amateurs to share snaps of their summer moments in and around Corby with us for our Photo Competition.

It’s the peak of summer when the town comes alive with lots of events (which we’ll be sharing in this month’s blog) and plenty of opportunities to capture those special times in this vibrant town.


Capture your Summer Moments in Corby

There’s something about the sticky, sweet air of summer that brings a sense of freedom. Though we’re coming to the end of those hazy, lazy days, there’s still time to shoot those bustling streets and green parks around Corby this summer.

Whether you spot a glorious sunset over one of Corby’s beautiful lakes (more on this later), or you shot a candid of your friends or family, this is your chance to showcase your creativity and win £50!

To enter the photo competition, simply snap your best summer-themed photos in Corby and submit them online here, or use the hashtag #CorbySummerMoments on social media. You can also tag us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @youroakleyvale!

The deadline for submissions is the end of September, so be sure to share your photos with us and spread the word.


How to spend the rest of summer in Corby – including the upcoming bank holiday

Sunset over Corby’s town centre, captured by Kenneth Moore.

As the free-spirited balmy months draw to a close, soak up those lighter, brighter days and summer nights by visiting Corby’s finest spots – presenting the perfect photo opportunity.

  • Enjoy a beautiful sunset over housetops across Oakley Vale or Corby’s town centre (plus your chance to take a winning photograph in our photo competition)


  • Crazy golf, water slides, a giant sand pit and more… end summer on a high at Corby Active Families Funday 2023 – Wednesday 2 August, 12 – 4 pm


  • Fleetwood Mac, more like Fleetwood Shack! Start the August Bank Holiday the right way by booking tickets for Corby Irish Centre’s Fleetwood Shack – Friday 25 August from 7.30 pm


  • Explore Rockingham Castle and its natural garden blooming with trees and shrubs for a slice of history


  • Did you know Rockingham Castle is also hosting Abba & Queen, with a thrilling selection of pop and rock world’s greatest hits where you can soak up the last bit of sun with a picnic before dancing the night away? Book hereSaturday 12 August 6 – 10.30 pm


Fundraiser for Sebastian

Support six-year-old Sebastian as a community by joining a charity fundraising event at Serbian Orthodox Memorial Hall on 12 August 2023 from 7 pm.

Sebastian has Neuroblastoma, a vicious childhood cancer. His family is leaning on the community to help raise vital funds for his treatment.

There will be a quiz, raffle and opportunities to win prizes. If you can’t make it, you can donate by clicking here.

Please support and donate if you can!

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