Things to do at Irchester Country Park


Cycle round the woods

​Bring your bikes to explore the surfaced tracks around the woods

Cycle round the woods


Join the Nature tots

​Education ranger led wildlife activities for pre-school children - see the events calendar for details.  Irchester Nature Tots closed for the winter months due to the Nature Hut being unavailable.

Join the Nature tots


Build a den

​Build a den in the woods - follow the woodland trail to the den building area.


Take the Ironstone Heritage Trail

​Follow the ironstone trail to discover the history of the park.  Find the Dragline Viewpoint and the Megalosaurus skeleton in the woods. 


Visit Irchester railway museum

​Open Sundays and bank holidays you will discover history of the ironstone quarrying at the park and see the steam trains in action


Book and have a go at the Jungle parc

​Climb, swing and zip through the trees on the Jungle Parc UK high ropes

Book and have a go at the Jungle parc


Go orienteering

​Download our orienteering map from the British Orienteering website and try to locate all the control points and code letters.

Go orienteering


Buy an ice cream or coffee and a cake at the cafe

​Visit the Quarryman's Rest cafe and enjoy a special coffee, home made cake or choose from the menu of locally sourced produce including Sunday roasts

Buy an ice cream or coffee and a cake at the cafe


Find the Velociraptor and giant T-Rex skeletons

​Start with some excavation in the Quarry play area sand pit then follow the dino trail into the woods to track down a giant Jurassic beast

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