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Salcey Forest

  • Quinton
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Parks and Playgrounds, Cycling

Attraction Information

Salcey Forest is a huge ancient forest, dating back to Roman times. There are lots of ways to explore, including  a family cycle trail, 3 walking trails and exciting adventure trails for the little nature lovers. The latest free kids’ adventure is a A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon Glow Trail*.

How about some outdoor play? There are play facilities throughout Salcey Forest but the main play area is by the Forest Cafe. Stop there for an ice cream and grab a bite to eat. No need to rush - the kids will have lots of fun balancing, sliding and swinging at the playground.

Salcey Forest hosts other family-friendly activities, as well. Maybe you’re into horseback riding, or maybe you want to complete an orienteering course with the Gruffalo - it’s all possible! And if you simply want to relax in the great outdoors, bring a food basket and unwind at one of the forest picnic areas.

  • A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon Glow Trail
  • Plenty of play areas to discover
  • Activities, including Gruffalo orienteering course

    *Running in partnership with Aardman and Studio Canal, in celebration of the new A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (In cinemas from 18th October 2019). To enjoy the Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Trail –  download the app for free and pick up your activity pack on site.
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Opening hours

November - March
Monday to Sunday 8:00 - 17:00

April - October
Monday to Sunday 08:00 - 19:00


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


Salcey Forest, Near Hartwell Village, Quinton, Northamptonshire, NN7 2HX, England

Phone number

01604 696239



Click here to visit Salcey Forest's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Car Park
Per hour: £1.50
All Day: £4.00

Yes, there are toilets and accessible toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Grounds Café 
Monday to Friday 09:30 - 17:00
Saturday & Sunday 09:00 -17:30
Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 16:00

Yes, Salcey Forest is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Salcey Forest have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Dogs are welcome

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