Visitor information and facilities - Irchester Country Park

Opening times

Irchester Country Park is open all day, every day with free admission. However, the toilets have separate opening times.

Main play area

The main play area will is undergoing some refurbishment and repairs. Some items may be out of use..


Parking opening times

​The upper car park is open all day, every day.

Opening times

Day and term​​Opening times

​May to July

Monday to Friday

​9am to 5pm

​May to October


​9am to 7pm
​School summer holidays​Daily 9am to 7pm

​September to the end of October half term

Monday to Friday

​Daily 9am to 5pm
​Christmas day​Closed

​If your car is in the main car park after closing time it will be locked in until opening time the next day.

If you wish to be released before this you will need to telephone our appointed security company, 1st Reaction Security on 01536 513999 and pay them a call out fee to unlock the barrier.

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How to get there​

Irchester Country Park
Gypsy Lane
Little Irchester
NN29 7DL

Contact details 

Telephone 0300 126 5934


I am travelling by:

  • Car - Follow the brown and white signs to Irchester Country Park.  The main entrance is on Gypsy Lane (B570) off the A509 between Wellingborough and Woollaston.
  • Bus - A regular bus service stops opposite the parks main entrance on B570.
  • Bicycle - A designated cycle route is available from Wellingborough

Printable maps

Railway Museum - temporarily closed

Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway Museum is home to a collection of exhibits and industrial artefacts, which include steam and diesel locomotives, a life-size diorama of a quarry, along with many other interesting displays.

Dog walking

We provide a pleasant dog friendly environment with areas where your dog is allowed off a lead (under control). Dogs are not permitted in the play areas.

We provide dog bins in several places that are easily accessible.

Opening times

The museum is open every Sunday 10am to 5pm and 10am to 4pm in winter.


The cafe is open everyday except from Christmas Day (subject to proprietor's discretion).

Toilet opening times

Fully accessible Changing Place toilets are available. Please be aware that the hoist is out of order.

Day and term ​Opening times
​April to July
Monday to Friday
​9am to 5pm
April to October
​9am to 7pm
​School summer holidays
​9am to 7pm
​September to end of October half term
Monday to Friday
9am to 5pm
​October to March
​9am to 4pm
​Christmas Day ​Closed

​Access for all

We aim to ensure that everyone, irrespective of age, ability or background, feels welcome at our Country Park and has an equal opportunity to discover, enjoy and benefit from them.

Our Country Parks are safe and have managed areas with sign posted trails. There are well maintained surfaced paths and plenty of seating.

Blue badge holder parking is available situated near to accessible toilets. Pay and display charges apply.

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