Irchester Country Park | Day Out With The Kids

Irchester Country Park

Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

Considering it used to be an ironstone quarry, Irchester Country Park is very easy on the eye! It features a great children's play and activity area that includes varying climbing frames, slides, swings and loads of other popular bits of kit suitable for keeping kids under 10 years happy.

There are circular, way marked and hard surfaced trails throughout the woodlands that are ideal for push and wheel chairs. There are several designated picnic areas along the routes but if you need a coffee to keep you going the Quarryman's Rest cafe is apparently open daily.

Natural residents of the woodlands here include Muntjac Deer, hedgehogs, stoats and squirrels, so it's worth keeping your eyes peeled and maybe even taking binoculars! Kids' Orienteering Packs are available which offer differing trails to follow.

Though they are managed individually you can also find the Jungle Parc High Ropes Adventure Course and the Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway museum on this site, so it's really easy to extend your day out without even having to get back in the car! That said bear in mind that the museum is only open on Sundays, but it is free!

Facilities

  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information

Address

Gipsy Lane, Little Irchester, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN29 7DL, England

Contact

Click here to visit Irchester Country Park's website
0300 126 5934

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Year round access

Pricing

Free admission

More Information

Toilets

May - June
Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00

May - October
Saturday to Sunday 09:00 - 19:00

School Summer Holidays
Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 19:00

September - October
Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00

October - March
Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 16:00

Pets allowed

Dogs are welcome

Parking facilities

All Day: £3.00