Page last updated 27 September 2016

Things to do at Irchester Country Park 

New Northamptonshire Country Parks website – coming soon!

We are excited to announce that we are currently working on a new and improved Northamptonshire Country Parks website.

The changes include a completely new logo, branding, colours and navigation. The new website is designed to enhance user experience and be more user friendly. The new look will be launched in October 2016.

Recreation

  • Children's play areas 
  • Dig deep - look for the clues to Irchester's quarrying past from the hills and dales or open gullet and quarry face to the quarry supervisor's office - now The Quarryman's Rest cafe.
  • Have a kick about - our open meadows, especially Royal Meadow, are ideal for ball games.
  • High ropes adventure trail. 
  • Orienteering packs available.
  • Steam along to the free Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway Museum (only open on Sundays).

Eating and drinking

  • Cafe
  • Picnic
    • Enjoy lunch in one of our picnic areas or bring your own BBQ for use in our special designated BBQ area.

Flora and fauna

  • Wildlife
    • Muntjac Deer, hedgehogs, stoats and squirrels

Ironstone narrow gauge railway museum

  • Located within the park, there is a small museum of working steam and diesel locomotives run by the Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway Trust. Open Sundays 10:00am – 5:00pm (summer) or 10:00am – 4:00pm (winter).
  • Free entry
  • A collection of steam and diesel locomotives - over 40 items of rolling stock
  • 250 metre long demonstration line
  • Locomotive demonstrations held on the last Sunday of every month during the summer.

Slideshow

Click through the slideshow to see images from Irchester Country Park.


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