Daventry Country Park

Parks & Walks

Ages:

  • All the family
  • Under 5s
  • School age
  • Adults

Venue:

Outdoor

Cost:

Free

Description

With a large reservoir, a cafe selling hot and cold food, an adventure playground, outdoor gym equipment, numerous picnic spots, a nature trail, accessible bird hides, and a wealth of wildlife, Daventry Country Park is a great family day out!

Daventry Country Park

The Park has been awarded the Country Parks Accreditation and also holds a Green Flag Award recognising it as being among the best green spaces in the country.

The Adventure Playground

Daventry Country Park has an exciting adventure playground, with something for all ages. There is a castle-themed fort with slides, a net bridge, a climbing wall, a variety of swings, a spring-mounted jeep ride, a smaller fort for toddlers, and a zip wire among other items of equipment.

Designed for children of all abilities, the play area features a range of inclusive activities, including a Glockenspiel play panel and talk tubes, a basket swing, and swings with inclusive seats with harnesses for children who have a limited ability to hold themselves upright.

Picnic Areas

There are several designated picnic areas and benches throughout the park, positioned to provide rest areas in peaceful locations or affording relaxing views of the park.

Circular and Nature Trails

Stroll along one of the parks three circular trails including the 2.5 mile Reservoir Walk, 1.5 mile Meadow Walk and 1 mile stroll. Routes are marked around the park and on the information maps available at the park entrance and outside the Rangers office. There is also a nature trail created with help from pupils at Falconers Hill School and volunteers from Cummins which features six information boards dotted around the park. Pick up a map from the Visitor Centre.

Feed the ducks

The Park is home to many ducks and greedy geese who are always looking for some extra food from visitors. Packets of seed can be purchased from the Reservoir Café. Please ensure you dispose the packaging responsibly and do not litter the park or put wildlife at risk.

Watch the wildlife

Visitors can enjoy the parks wildlife at several quiet locations around the park, including a dedicated bird hide with disabled access. The park often sees many different specifies of wildlife passing through so you never know who you might see.

Fitness Equipment

A fitness trail is available in Northern Field consisting of eight pieces of gym equipment. The cardiovascular equipment includes a rowing machine, leg press, cross-rider, air walker, skier, cycle, body twist and horse rider. It is available for anyone to use for free (subject to age and specified restrictions).

Reservoir Cafe and Raisborough Centre

The Reservoir Café provides delicious hot and cold food, a variety of hot and cold drinks with a range of light meals and snacks and a large selection of ice creams and sweets.

Visitors can also buy bags of seed to feed to the resident ducks, geese and swans as well as purchasing maps to have a go at the park's permanent orienteering course.

The Cafe is open from 9am-5pm Monday to Saturday during the summer months and from 9am-2pm during the winter. Opening hours on Sundays and Bank Holidays are 9am-2pm.

The Raisborough Centre is housed within a new indoor seating area, which is due to open in autumn 2020. The centre is named in honour of dedicated park volunteer, Ken Raisborough.


Important Information

Opening hours

Daventry Country Park is open 365 days a year with facilities open daily (excluding Christmas Day and New Year's Day) 

Parking at Daventry Country Park

A £2 parking charge is payable between 8am and 8pm. Please be aware that the pay and display machines at the park are cash-only. This charge is payable every day of the year (including Bank Holidays) and applies to the main car park as well as the overflow parking area.

Toilets

Toilets are situated next to the Reservoir Cafe and Raisborough Centre and include facilities for baby changing as well as disabled toilets. They are open from 9am to 5pm during peak season and 9am until 4pm in winter (excluding Christmas day and New Year's Day).

Dogs at Daventry Country Park

The Park is a popular location for dogs to take their owners for a brisk stroll. We ask that all owners that any dog faeces should be picked up using a poop scoop bag and disposed of in one of the dog bin's located around the park. Please keep dogs under close control at all times within the park and on leads outside the visitors centre and café areas.

Please also be aware that sheep are currently grazing in the meadows at the Park as part of our ongoing conservation programme. The meadows provide fantastic grazing for the sheep, and allowing them to graze helps to improve the biodiversity of this area.


Open hours

MondayOpen 24 Hours
TuesdayOpen 24 Hours
WednesdayOpen 24 Hours
ThursdayOpen 24 Hours
FridayOpen 24 Hours
SaturdayOpen 24 Hours
SundayOpen 24 Hours