Irchester Country Park

Irchester Country Park, Wellingborough: Hours, Address, Irchester Country Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Irchester Country Park
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
This former ironstone quarry has a wonderful children's play area as well as a network of long and short trails through 83 hectares of mixed woodland. The park is home to the Quarryman's Rest Cafe, Jungle Parc UK and the Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway museum. Jungle Parc high ropes adventure course. Enjoy lots of amazing activities as you glide through the trees on rope bridges, zip lines and cargo nets. For more information or to book a place, visit the Jungle Parc website or email.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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Jen
Leicestershire, UK418 contributions
Great Park with hidden play areas
Oct 2021 • Family
Lovely country park, well-maintained...big car park. Lovely big play area for kids and high ropes for an additional cost.plenty of picnic areas.
Dog friendly.
Written October 13, 2021
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HelpMeLincs
HelpMeLincs51 contributions
A lovely country park
Jul 2021 • Family
Great little find and worth the 50 mins drive. For all the park offers was well worth the parking fee. Great facilities and loads of stuff dotted around for the kids to play on and explore. Also perfect for a hot day if you seek shade because most of it is in wood land.
Written July 18, 2021
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john e
Gateshead, UK1,730 contributions
Nice cafe and play area, and some interesting wild flowers
Jun 2021
The park was easy to find, and paths were clean - but not always well signposted!
We enjoyed our walk, a good way to exercise and do look out for the orchids!
Written July 4, 2021
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pete H
United Kingdom3 contributions
Ruined experience
May 2021 • Family
The park is scenic and was a great day out for the family, with forest surrounded play areas for children and plenty to discover I would recommend, that being said the visit was tarnished by the rude service delivered by the counter staff at the quarry mans rest cafe situated in the park, the staff said loudly as we approach “naw mate were closed tell them hahah” this was said by a dark haired girl wearing glasses to her colleague a blonde girl with a tattoo on her neck, who did serve us politely, afterwards whilst we sat drinking we saw another couple of people approach and everyone hid out the back area and the rude attendant dark haired girl just laughed about it and eventually the two young teens walked away looking confused and embarrassed.
Would strongly recommend hiring new staff as unprofessional and very childish.
Written May 9, 2021
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Steve G
St. Neots, UK2 contributions
Scenic and good day out
Apr 2021 • Friends
We went to Irchester Country Park today and having looked at reviews we thought we had to get coins to pay for parking based on reviews here and the parks own website. However the car parking machines now take contactless card payments. Would suggest to arrive early as it got very busy quickly and by 11am the overflow car parks were nearly full.
Written April 18, 2021
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lgreen9
Northampton, UK387 contributions
Great outdoors
Mar 2021 • Family
We visited here for the first time in over a year. They have added new play areas since we lasted visited, which were much appreciated by the children. We were in wellies. Some path way is war and some parts very muddy. Well maintained and virtually no dog mess. We visited early and no issues with distancing or parking. Will look forward to visiting again, hopefully in the sunshine.
Written March 28, 2021
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Giantfoody88
Northampton, UK51 contributions
Great walk, awesome for kids and a cafe- weekend winner
Mar 2021 • Family
As above, just great! If you want some fresh air, forrest feel, a decent walk and somewhere that your children will enjoy then come here.
Written March 21, 2021
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Gef'n'Co
1 contribution
Try before you buy your parking ticket.
Jan 2021
My daughter and I met at the park to take a walk together - Covid distancing -
parked and paid. Then we discovered many paths dangerous to walk being
inches deep in slippery watery mud. Why are there no warnings on the website ?
The Met. Office gives weather warnings daily. Why cannot the Park post up
poor walking conditions warnings ? I saw small children with clothing caked in
mud, no doubt from losing their footing. Further, although I'd printed a map,
following our chosen route was hampered by no posted coloured way signs.
It may be delightful at the height of summer. It certainly is not at this time of
year, early January. Even so, parking charges must be netting a lot of money.
Written January 4, 2021
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GillandGeoff
Oxford, UK4 contributions
Great day out even in the rain!
Oct 2020
I was very impressed by the walks and activities at Irchester. We met up with family for an outdoor day out as they are in a tier 2 region, and in spite of very damp weather we had a lovely day. The trees were beautiful and the area allocated for den building was great fun. As well as a lovely big playground at the central area, we found other playgrounds and activities around the walks and particularly liked the dinosaurs. Our grandchildren enjoyed the high ropes courses and I liked the fact that there were so many options for different ages and abilities and that they seemed to be able to have as long as they liked -- I don't know if that's the same on a sunny day. The little cafe was clean and efficient and offered a good range of snacks and hot drinks and the marquee meant we could sit in the dry. Altogether, it made a great day out!
Written October 28, 2020
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Rachel V
Milton Keynes, UK25 contributions
Such a beautiful place
Sep 2020 • Family
Visited here for the first time last Saturday, although extremely busy but that’s to be expected, great option for parking too, price of parking reasonable too!
We were all blown away by the views and what there was to offer!
I didn’t even know that this place existed until that morning!
So well looked after and like is said truly stunning.
I can’t comment on the park as it was to busy to go in but I can clearly see why it would be busy, the parked looked great!
Lovely to see rangers out and about too very friendly :)
Will deffo return, can’t wait to see the views in autumn :)
My children absolutely loved the dinosaur part too! Which was the highlight of my youngest day
Written September 23, 2020
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