Santa Pod Raceway is an action-packed venue, providing great family days out in the Heart of England, on the Northamptonshire-Bedfordshire border. Here you can see top fuel dragsters - which reach speeds of up to 330mph; funny cars - which are not actually humourous, but are cars which have fibreglass chassis that make them look like showroom cars rather than stock racing cars; jet cars - which are often used in land speed record attempts as well as racing; rocket bikes; monster trucks and motocross. The site includes free car parking, free paddock access, toilets, shower block, licensed bar, disabled access, ATMs, cafe, medical centre, water points, and chemical disposal points. At most major events, children under 16 go free.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking onsite
- Parking nearby
- Fully accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Please refer to website for event listings
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About the area
Northamptonshire is a mainly rural county of gentle beauty, with farmland, forest and great country estates. Rivers, canals and meadows are all part of the tranquil scene, providing a haven for wildlife.
This is a great area for walking, touring and exploring villages of stone and thatch. There are also some impressive Saxon churches at Brixworth and Earls Barton. Northampton is the county town, and along with Kettering, has long been associated with the production of footwear. Kettering was the second largest town until it was overtaken by the rapid development of Corby as a major centre of the steel industry.
Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park is set in Northamptonshire, although it seems that Austen never actually visited the county. Other famous connections include the poet John Dryden (1631-1700) who was born in the tiny village of Aldwincle; King Richard III (1452-1485) born at Fotheringhay Castle; and American revolutionaries George Washington (1732-1799), whose family came from Sulgrave Manor, and Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) whose father was born in another tiny Northamptonshire village called Ecton.
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