Behind the scenes at the NPS Wollaston factory.

The NPS Factory Tour offers an exciting insight into all areas of shoe production at our Wollaston factory.


Our expert guide will take you through the Clicking Room, Closing Room, Levelling / Making Room and finally the Shoe Room. Talking you through production technologies you will learn that while machines have made production more efficient, the fundamental processes have remained the same at our factory for over a century! 

Come prepared with questions as you walk through Northamptonshire history and modern day manufacturing!


The factory tour will end within our Solovair® and NPS® factory shop where you can make the most of 10% off RRP while you enjoy light refreshments (Please inform us if you have any dietary restrictions). 

Take advantage of our Outlet area where you will find other footwear ranges including Limited Edition, end of line and some High Street branded styles.


COST: £20 per adult (16+) plus booking fees. The £20 ticket price can be redeemed in store against any full priced footwear on the day. (Please note only one ticket can be redeemed per transaction, outlet purchases excluded).

PARTICIPANTS: Please note this tour is not suitable for children under 16yrs of age and for security reasons, tour participants are required to understand English. 

Some areas of the factory may be restrictive for wheelchair users, please contact us before booking.


Saturday 14th September 2024
(Our tours are bookable through Eventbrite.)

Unfortunately we are unable to facilitate large groups or children on this tour. For group bookings please email Marketing@nps-shoes.com



2 Holyoake Road
NN29 7RZ
United Kingdom

Why not explore the village of Wollaston before / after the NPS Solovair factory tour? We would recommend a visit to the Nags Head pub, Wollaston Museum or a stroll around Summer Leys Nature Reserve.


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I can highly recommend a NPS factory tour. A really interesting behind-the-scenes view of a historic British manufacturing business, its social history, and how its current owners are helping to revive its fortunes. Beware, however: Once you have seen the passion and workmanship that goes into each boot they make then you won't be able to resist buying a pair!
A lot more fun than you might imagine! I’d seen a pair of Solovair monkey boots online and loved the look of them but wanted to try them on before buying. So I persuaded the whole family (children are 18 and 19) to come along and booked the factory tour. We were not disappointed, it was really interesting and enjoyable
Learnt so much about how shoes are made. Very informative and enjoyable tour around a traditional show factory where all the shoes are hand made and British. Would recommend to all.
I thoroughly enjoyed the tour at NPS in Wollaston, it was informative and interesting. So brilliant that the craft of shoe making continues in our village! I'd certainly recommend you take a visit!