Page last updated 31 May 2016

Irchester Country Park 

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.

Heritage Lottery Fund

Work is under way at Irchester Country Park to illustrate the ironstone quarrying and Jurassic  history of the area. See the progress report below for more information:

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.

Open Wednesday to Sunday inclusive from April to October and daily during school holidays.

Pine trees at Irchester Country Park

When is the country park open and is there any cost?

  • All country parks are open all day, every day
  • Free admission
  • Parking
    • £3.00 daily from 25th March until 31st August 
    • £2.70 at all other times
    • Upper car park open all day, every day
    • Lower car park opening hours 
    • Annual car parking permits available
    • Blue badge holder parking available near to accessible toilets (pay and display charge applies)
    • Motorhomes may pay and display during day time, no overnight parking
  • Cafe - Open every day except Christmas Day
  • Toilets opening hours

About the park


Map and directions

Printable walks map


  • By car - Follow brown and white signs. Main entrance is on Gipsy lane (B570) off the A509 between Wellingborough and Wollaston.
  • By bus - A regular bus service stops opposite the park's main entrance on B570.
  • By cycle - Designated cycle route from Wellingborough.
  • Postal address - Irchester Country Park, Gipsy Lane, Little Irchester, Wellingborough NN29 7DL

Further information


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