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Salcey Forest

Salcey ForestNear Hartwell Village
Telephone: 01604 696239


Salcey Forest
Salcey Forest is a huge ancient forest, dating right back to Roman times.

There are lots of places to explore, cycle round and play in. You can build dens, look out for forest animals, or if you are really adventurous, go up the Tree Top Way. At the top of this amazing wooden walkway you can see right over Northampton and the surrounding countryside. The Forest Cafe is a great place to stop for an ice-cream or a bite to eat, and it's right next to the play area.
Two of our trails, including the Tree Top Way, are all-ability.

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It may be worth checking out Salcey Forest's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.

We do strongly suggest you contact Salcey Forest before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.

Opening Times

2016 Details:

Open every day except Christmas Day
Open: 8am Close: 7pm


"I'm hungry"

Salcey Forest has a fantastic cafe which offers everything from soups and sandwiches to home-made quiche (and of course, ice creams).

healthy food

The Forest Cafe can cater for a wide range of dietary requirements, and the meals are healthy and home made.

"i need a wee"

Ladies' toilets, gentlemen's toilets, disabled access toilets, baby change facilities.

and baby come too...

The Forest Cafe has milk warming facilities for parents.


"are we there yet?"

Salcey Forest can be reached from J15 on the M1 by following signs for Wooton and then Quinton. It lies directly to the east of Hartwell village. any top tips?

Most of the walking trails in Salcey Forest are buggy friendly, but if you want to go off road you might need wellies when it is wet.

Prices & Admission

2016 Prices:

Free to all!
Parking: £1 for 1 hour, £3 for the whole day
Our Discovery Pass is a great way to support your local forest, and gives you free car parking all year round.


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Salcey ForestNear Hartwell Village
Telephone: 01604 696239