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BEST WESTERN Rockingham Forest Hotel

Rockingham Road, Corby, Northamptonshire, NN17 1AE

Ratings & Awards

3 stars Hotel inspected by AA but not currently a member.
Bronze CSR award from Green Tourism.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free Internet
  • Free parking onsite (120 spaces)
  • Restaurants
  • Pets Allowed
  • Bars
  • WIFI
  • No Lift
  • 24hr service
  • Hotel And Bedrooms All Completely Non Smoking

Get in touch

08445 76 76 76
*local rate

near the BEST WESTERN Rockingham Forest Hotel, Corby

Festival of History

Visitors immerse themselves in 2000 years of England's past during the Festival of History at Kelmarsh Hall, Northamptonshire, presented by English Heritage. The event features everything from falconry, jousting displays and battle re-enactments to music, dance and ale.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

World Conker Championships

Flags wave, a fanfare blares and giant squirrels and cowboys plunge into battle with absurd national stereotypes and six-foot fairies. It can only be the world conker championships, held every year at New Lodge Fields near Oundle, Northamptonshire.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

British Birdwatching Fair

Established in 1989, the British Birdwatching Fair at Egleton Nature Reserve appeals to bird watchers across the country. Featuring a tented village, bird sightings, demonstrations, lectures and celebrity guests, each year the event raises funds for threatened species.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Battle Proms at Burghley House

At beautiful Burghley House, the Battle Proms concert in July comprises traditional fairground stalls, impressive Napoleonic Cavalry and infantry displays, but most importantly, a quality classical musical programme. The magical evening culminates in a fireworks display.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Burghley House

Burghley House was built between 1565 and 1587 by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I. Eighteen state rooms are opened to the public, full of national treasures including fine paintings, porcelain and furniture.

Available : Mar - Oct 2013; not Fri (annual)

FIA European Drag Racing Championship

Enjoy one of the fastest sports on the planet at Northampton's Santa Pod Raceway. Originating from illegal street racing in America in the 1950s, drag racing still has that underground allure and the smell of danger.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

BMF Bike Show

Every May, over 80,000 bike enthusiasts head to Peterborough's East of England Showground for a weekend of bike-themed events and shopping. You can practically smell adrenalin in the air as you watch bikes whizz past in the BMF Show Arena.

Available : May 2013 (annual)

East of England Show

The East of England Country Show offers family entertainment and agricultural displays on a dedicated site in Peterborough. Traditional features include farm livestock, small livestock, international showjumping and a motor show with vintage and veteran cars.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Stilton Cheese Rolling

The Stilton Cheese Rolling Festival is one of the year's highlights in the small Cambridgeshire town of Stilton. Participants compete in rolling large rounded blocks of wood along the high street for a prize of cheese and bottles of port.

Available : May 2013 (annual)

Bug Jam Festival

Santa Pod Raceway celebrates the VW Beetle by dedicating a festival to the iconic car. The Bug Jam Festival hosts Drag Racing, the Run What Ya Brung event plus loads of live music, comedy and a funfair.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Riverside Festival

Leicester's Riverside Festival is one of the city's biggest free festivals and takes place in Bede Park. The family-friendly weekend offers boat trips, illuminated boat parades, live music, stalls and activities for all ages.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

Twenty20 Cup: Northamptonshire Steelbacks

The Friends Life T20 begins with a group format in June, before quarter finals in July and Finals Day at Southampton's Rose Bowl in August. Northamptonshire Steelbacks play their home games at the County Ground in Northampton.

Available : Jun - Aug 2013 (annual)

Peterborough Beer Fest

Peterborough's annual Beer Fest attracts thousands of visitors. Marquees beside the River Nene house a brewers' paradise of more than 300 draught real ales. Quaff that old East Anglian favourite, Adnams, or tickle your tonsils with sweet Addlestone cider.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Northampton Royal & Derngate

Northampton's adjacent Victorian Royal and 1983-built Derngate Theatres have operated under one umbrella since 1999, with success that has seen shows transfer to London's National Theatre. It's not just passive participation either, as 20,000 locals get actively involved each year.

Available : Daily

Twenty20 Cup: Leicestershire Foxes

The Friends Life T20 begins with a group format in June, before quarter finals in July and Finals Day at Southampton's Rose Bowl in August. Leicestershire Foxes play their home games at the County Ground in Leicester.

Available : Jun - Aug 2013 (annual)

Darbar South Asian Music Festival

Leicester's Darbar South Asian Music Festival, held at Curve, brings together renowned musicians. The programme ranges from the traditional to contemporary eclectic, bringing the sound of the sub-continent to the Midlands.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

The Guildhall

Leicester's 14th-century Guildhall is one of the oldest buildings in the city still in use and one of the best-preserved timber-framed halls in England. Today it serves as a performance venue and a distinctive local landmark.

Available : Feb - Dec 2013; not Thu or Fri (annual)

Jewry Wall Museum

Leicester's Jewry Wall Museum houses archaeological collections dating from prehistoric times to the end of the Middle Ages. The Jewry Wall itself sits in the museum's grounds and is the second-largest piece of surviving Roman building in the UK.

Available : Feb - Oct 2013 (annual)

National Space Centre

The UK's largest space attraction, the National Space Centre in Leicester combines informative exhibitions with thrilling interactive displays.

Available : Daily; not Mon

Battle Proms

Set in the beautiful Althorp Estate, the Battle Proms concert in August comprises traditional fairground stalls, impressive Napoleonic Cavalry and infantry displays, but most importantly, a quality classical musical programme. The magical evening culminates in a fireworks display.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Race For Life

The Imperial Cancer Research Fund's Race For Life is held over two days and incorporates a series of walks and runs for women. Starting at the city's Western Park, it's one of 100 events taking place all over the country.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

The Secret Garden Party

Tucked away in the Cambridgeshire countryside, the Secret Garden Party boasts an eclectic line-up in an idyllic, green setting. Live music and a cavalcade of festival fun entertain an up-for-it crowd.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Glenn Miller Museum

The control tower where Glenn Miller was last seen alive has recently been made into a museum dedicated to the musician. There is also an RAF room dedicated to the personnel that were stationed here at the time and an art gallery.

Available : Weekends only

Twinwood Festival

The Twinwood Festival at the Twinwood Arena offers three days packed with top 1940s attractions. These include jiving and jitterbug displays, demonstrations and lessons, fashion shows, art exhibitions, live bands and many military and civilian vehicles.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Rhythm Festival

The intimate and friendly Rhythm Festival offers excellent live music and entertainment at Clapham's Twinwood Arena. Although headline acts may not be as famous as at other festivals, the event's family-friendly atmosphere and affordability have won it legions of fans.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival

Possibly England's strangest event, the annual Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival is held in the hamlet of Whittlesey. Flanked by elaborately dressed attendants, a man dressed as a straw bear is led through the village before his unusual costume is ceremonially incinerated.

Available : Jan 2014 (annual)

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BEST WESTERN Rockingham Forest Hotel
Rockingham Road
NN17 1AE
Sat nav postcode:NN17 2AE

For phone bookings please call:
08443 876278

For general enquiries please call:
01536 401348

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