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Corby

Where to park in Corby
Willow Place multi-storey car park has 12 parent & child parking spaces in total, 4 on each of levels B, D and the top level.
Parking costs only 30p an hour and being undercover you don't have to worry about you or your child getting wet if it's raining.

Where to feed your baby in Corby
The following establishments welcome mothers breastfeeding and/or will heat a baby bottle for you:

  • Costa Coffee in Willow Place.
    It has comfy leather sofas to sit on and you can purchase a drink or snack for yourself. There is baby changing in the public toilet.

  • The public library.
    There are sofas and chairs in the children's, young adults' and exhibition areas for you to use. Baby changing facilities are available in the staff area. You'll need to ask a member of staff to open the facility for you and you must take your dirty nappies away with you as there is no nappy disposal bin
  • McDonalds.
    Baby changing facilities are available in the disabled toilet on the ground floor. They also have high chairs and crayons/colouring sheets to keep older children amused.

Where to change your baby in Corby
You can change your baby in all the establishments mentioned above but also the public toilets in Willow Place have baby changing facilities in their disabled toilet. The toilet is locked though so you will need to ask the attdendant for the key to open the door. The facility is very clean and spacious.


Kettering

Where to park in Kettering

  • The Newlands Centre multi-storey car park
    Accessible via Tanners Lane, the car park has 13 parent & child parking spaces on level 2. Being undercover you don't have to worry about you or your child getting wet if it's raining. The cost is £1 for 2 hours, £1.50 for up to 4 hours or £3.50 for the day. Remember to pay for your ticket at the machines in the Newlands Centre before returning to your car.

  • Sainsburys car park
    Very close to the town centre with 13 parent & toddler spaces. It is a pay & display car park and costs 50p for up to an hour or £1 for up to 2.5 hours. The cost of parking is refundable in store with purchases over £5.

  • Morrisons car park
    Also very close to the town centre, it has 12 parent & toddler spaces on the upper level and 5 on the lower level. It is a pay & display car park and costs £1 for up to 2 hours. The cost of parking is refundable in store with purchases over £1.

  • Council Pay & Display Car Parks
    There are 6 council run pay & display car parks in town, the 2 largest being the ones on London Road (next to the swimming pool) and Commercial Road (behind Marks & Spencer). There are no parent & child parking spaces in either car park though. The cost of parking is £1.15 per hour.

Where to feed your baby in Kettering
The following establishments welcome mothers breastfeeding and/or will heat a baby bottle for you:

  • Cafe Culture
    Located on Silver Street, this café has comfy sofas which are often more comfortable for feeding your baby. They also have baby changing facilities, but in the Ladies toilet only, and high chairs for older children. A tasty range of drinks, snacks and meals are available.

  • Fullers Coffee Shop
    A very welcoming and reasonably priced coffee shop/café on Newland Street. All seating is on hard back chairs at tables so possibly not the most comfortable, especially if breast feeding. It has baby changing facilities though, high chairs and children's menu for older children and also a small children's play area - which is very handy but has probably seen better days!

  • Greggs the Bakers
    Located inside the Newlands Centre this coffee shop/café is very handy if it's raining and you don't want to go outside! They have baby changing facilities and high chairs for older children. Seating is mostly hard back chairs up to tables.

  • McDonalds
    They have baby changing facilities in the disabled toilet on the ground floor. Also a healthy children's menu, high chairs and crayons/colouring sheets for older children.

Where to change your baby in Kettering
You can change your baby in all the establishments mentioned above but also in the following locations:

  • The baby Changing room in the public toilets in the Newlands Centre
    Located opposite TK Maxx, the room is locked to prevant misuse so you will need to get a member of staff to unlock it for you. Instructions on how to contact a member of staff are on the door.

  • Kettering Museum & Art Gallery
    Located next to the library the Museum & Art Gallery have their own baby changing room. They also often have crayons and colouring sheets available for older children to enjoy.

  • The disabled toilet in Sainsburys
    It has a pull-down changing table and a nappy disposal bin

 

Wellingborough

Where to park in Wellingborough

  • The large multi-storey car park
    Adjacent to the Swansgate Centre and accessible via Commercial Way, the car park has 8 parent & child parking spaces on level 3. The space are directly opposite the main doors to the shops so you don't need to struggle in and out of a lift. The car park is free and undercover so you don't have to worry about you or your baby getting wet if it's raining.

  • The large car park next to Morrisons
    Accessible via Oxford Street, this car park has 12 parent & child parking spaces. It is absolutely free and only a very short walk from the town centre.

Where to feed your baby in Wellingborough
The following establishments welcome mothers breastfeeding and/or will heat a baby bottle for you:

  • Costa Coffee
    Located next to the Swansgate Centre, it also has baby changing facilities and high chairs for older children.

  • Wellingborough Library
    The library has a sofa in its children's section where parents can feed their babies. The staff can warm a baby bottle for you if required. Older children can keep amused with all the books while you feed your baby! Baby changing facilities are also available although the room is locked to prevent mis-use so you will have to ask a member of staff to unlock it for you first.

  • McDonalds
    They have baby changing facilities in the disabled toilet on the ground floor. Also a healthy children's menu, high chairs and crayons/colouring sheets for older children.

  • Burger King
    If it's raining and you don't want to leave the Swansgate Centre then you can always feed your baby in Burger King on the upper level of the Swansgate Centre (accessible by lift). You can purchase a drink or snack for yourself but unfortunately it does not have any baby changing facilities.

Where to change your baby in Wellingborough
You can change your baby in all the establishments mentioned above but also in the following locations:

  • The public toilets in the Swansgate Centre
    Both the Ladies and Gents toilets public toilets have baby changing facilities. The facilities are located on eith side of the lifts to the car park.

  • The public toilets on Market Street
    Baby changing facilities are available in the entrance to these public toilets so can be used by Mum or Dad.

 

Rushden

Where to park in Rushden
There are three public car parks, 1 between Rectory Road and the High Street, and the other 2 on Duck Street.

The department store Peter Crisp has its own car park if you intend shopping there.

Where to feed your baby in Rushden
The following establishments welcome mothers breastfeeding and/or will heat a baby bottle for you:

  • The Snack Bar in Peter Crisp
    The snack bar in Peter Crisp department store is located on the 1st floor of the shop. There is a baby changing room (with cotton wool, nappy sacks, wet wipes and baby lotion provided), which also has a chair if you want to feed your baby in private. The snack bar has baby food, baby drinking cups and high chairs available.

  • The Olive Branch café
    This is the Salvation Army café on Church Street. Baby changing facilities are available

Where to change your baby in Rushden
You can change your baby in all the establishments mentioned above but also in the following locations:

  • The public toilets on Duck Street
    These public toilets, accessible from the High Street via College Street, have a baby changing room and a small toilet for toddlers.

  • Rushden Library on Newton Street
    A baby changing room is available on the 1st floor of the building. You will need to get the key from the library first. There is a lift to the 1st floor.

 

Northampton

Where to park in Northampton
There are over 20 public car parks in Northampton town centre providing over 6000 spaces between them but unfortunately none of the ones we have looked at (and admittedly we haven’t looked at them all!) has parent & child spaces. The biggest, and probably most convenient car parks depending on where you want to go in town, are:

  • The Grosvenor Centre Multi Storey
    A 'pay & display' car park with direct access to the Grosvenor shopping centre - handy if it's raining. It has over 800 spaces.

  • Mayorhold Multi Storey
    Accessible from Greyfriars, this is a pay on departure car park

  • St Michael’s MultiStorey
    Located on Abington Square this is a 'pay on departure' car park

  • St John’s Multi Storey
    Located near the Royal & Derngate this is also a 'pay on departure' car park.

  • St Peter’s
    This is an outdoor 'pay & display' car park located off St Peter’s Way.

Where to feed your baby in Northampton
The following establishments welcome mothers breastfeeding and/or will heat a baby bottle for you:

  • House of Fraser café
    Situated on the 1st floor of the House of Fraser department store in the Grosvenor Centre, this café has sofas, which you may find comfier for feeding your baby. They also have high chairs and sell food for toddlers. The baby changing facilities are located on the ground floor of the shop though and only in the Ladies toilet.

  • Marks & Spencer café
    The café is situated on the 1st floor of Marks & Spencer on Abington St. A lift is available. The customer toilets, also on the 1st foor, have a dedicated baby changing room with a chair to feed your baby in private and a changing mat. The Ladies toilet also has a changing table in its disabled cubicle.

  • BHS café
    You can feed your baby in the café, situated on the 1st floor of BHS on Abington St, or there is a dedicated baby changing room next to the café with a chair to feed your baby in private and a changing mat. The café sells kids meals and provides baby food for free with any adult’s purchase over £2.

  • Costa Coffee
    Located on Abington St (opposite the entrance to Grosvenor Centre), the coffee shop also has changing facilities in their unisex customer toilet.

  • Cafe Nero
    Also situated on Abington St, they have comfy chairs and sofas, possibly easier for feeding your baby, and changing facilities in their unisex customer toilet.

  • Debenhams café
    Debenhams is situated on Drapery and the café can be found on the 1st floor of the store. They have a self service baby bottle and food warming table with a microwave and bottle warmers, and they sell baby food and meals for toddlers. They also have colouring sheets and crayons to keep toddlers amused and a dedicated baby changing room with chair if you prefer to feed your baby in private.

Where to change your baby in Northampton
You can change your baby in all the establishments mentioned above but also in the following locations:

  • The public toilets in the Grosvenor Centre
    They have a dedicated baby changing room which also has a small toilet for toddlers. There is also a ‘Mothers Room’ in the Ladies toilet where mothers can feed and change their baby.

  • McDonalds
    There are 2 McDonalds restaurants in Northampton town centre. One on the upper floor of the Grosvenor Centre and the larger branch on Drapery. Both have changing facilities in their disabled toilets.

  • The public toilets in Peacock Place
    There is actually a dedicated baby changing room next to the public toilets (opposite Next). The room has a chair if you wish to feed your baby.

  • H&M
    Situated on Abington Street they have a ‘Parent Room’ in the kids department on the 1st floor. You can change and/or feed your baby in there but the room is locked so you will need to ask a member of staff to open it for you first.
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