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Things to do at Irchester Country Park 

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  • 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.


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

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