Salcey Forest | Day Out With The Kids

Salcey Forest

Quinton, Northamptonshire, England

  • Someone taking a photo of a girl at Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Trail
  • Two kids doing the Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Trail
  • Two kids doing an activity at Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Trail
  • Salcey Forest

Attraction Information

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  • Cycling icon Cycling

Ages: all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

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.


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

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Salcey Forest's website
01604 696239

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

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

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


Free admission

More Information

Pets allowed

Dogs are welcome

Parking facilities

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

Eating information

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