The park is open 365 days a year with facilities open daily (excluding Christmas Day and News Year Day) from 9am - 5pm summertime and 8.30am - 4.30pm wintertime.
Toilets are situated next to the visitors centre, with baby changing facilities and disabled toilet.
A £2.00 parking charge is payable between 8am and 8pm. 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 (Northern Field). Daventry Country Park has 90 hard standing parking spaces. During busy times, there is also a grassed overflow area (Northern Field) that is opened for additional parking.
Our visitors centre is host to equipment to show nature dvd's and live video feeds and a new activity area with information on the park and it's inhabitants.
The café franchise provides delicious hot and cold food, a variety of hot and cold drinks with a range of light meals and snacks. The variety of food is good, with many tasty, healthy options. There is also a large selection of ice creams and sweets. The café can provide covered seating for 20 people and is open from 9.00 - 5.00 (summertime) and 9.00 - 4.00 (wintertime).
Daventry Country Park has an exciting adventure playground, full of climbing frames, slides, scramble nets and swings. It's fabulous fun for kids
of all ages.
There are several designated picnic areas and benches throughout the park, positioned to provide rest areas in peaceful places or overlooking relaxing views of the park.
The orchard is planted only with British varieties and many are local to Northamptonshire. This area is dedicated to preserving our local history whilst providing a tranquil place for the community to enjoy.
Each January the orchard is "Wassailed" (an Anglo-Saxon word meaning good health). This is an ancient tradition, designed to scare bad spirits away from the orchard and to ensure a bountiful harvest for the community's benefit.
Local Nature Reserve
In 2007, Daventry District Council designated the southern part of the reservoir and the area of land around it and the grit trap as a Local Nature Reserve.
The southern section of the park is particularly rich in natural resources and presents an opportunity for the maintenance of an area where local people and visitors alike can observe an abundant variety of plants and wildfowl in undisturbed surroundings.
The Local Nature Reserve Committee are a group of appropriate persons wishing to assist the objectives of the LNR Committee. Click here to view the LNR Management Plan and Work Schedule.
For more information on Local Nature Reserves, click here to visit the Natural England website
The park uses a flock of rare breed sheep to help manage the meadows - they are environmentally friendly lawn mowers. The sheep eat invasive weeds but leave wildflowers alone on the whole. This results in a much better variety of plant life in the meadows and the sheep have very little impact on the area helping to maintain the healthy balance of flora and fauna present. When visiting the park you may three types of rare breed sheep including Castle Milk Morrit, Hebridean and Manx Longhtan.