Daventry Country Park is a popular Green Flag Award winning park ideally situated in the urban fringe of Daventry within 1 mile of the town centre on the A425, Northern Way, easily accessible by car and with the benefit of cycle ways and footpaths from the residential areas.
There are circular, way marked and hard-surfaced trails through woodlands, meadows and close to the reservoir with wheelchair accessible bird hides to stop and view the wildlife. With its beautiful reservoir where you can feed the ducks, adventure playground, numerous picnic spots, nature trail and a wealth of wildlife, Daventry Country Park is a great family day out.
Daventry Country Park has also been awarded Country Parks Accreditation. In 2009 Natural England established an Accreditation Scheme to identify and recognise sites that deliver the core facilities and services. For more information please visit Natural England's website.
Bird hide Project
The Friends of Daventry Country Park have been working hard to replace the vandalised bird hides at Daventry Country park. Click here for more information on the project.
Easter is coming to Daventry Country Park
Join us on Easter Sunday, April 20 for fun family activities including our annual Easter Egg hunt. Other activities include family fun with Sure Start Action for Children, RSPB, the Wildlife Trust and Crazy Horses Entertainment.
Click here for more information.
Educational Programme 2014
A limited number of free activities for school groups within Daventry District are available to help the Country Park re-engage with schools and help local children foster a love and respect for the countryside.
Each session will be a 2 hour ranger-led activity at the Country Park or community allotments. Sessions must be booked at least 1 month in advance and activities pre-arranged. Sessions are limited and will be booked on a first come first served basis.
Contact us for more information and to book.
Give us your Views
Take part in our survey to help shape the future for Daventry Country Park. Take part in the survey here.
Daventry District Countryside Day
Daventry District's annual Countryside day is being held on Sunday 11 May 2014 at Daventry Country Park and we would like to invite local companies, organisation and groups to attend the showcase what they can offer to our residents.
Exhibitors have the opportunity to show visitors, through demonstrations and information stands, the nature of their work. Demonstrations and interactive stall are welcome to ensure visitors have a fun-filled, memorable day.
To register your interest to attend, please complete the registration form here.
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.
Things to do
Geocaching at the Park
The cache sites are spread throughout the Park, some are easy finds close to pathways others are more of a challenge! Goecaching is a great way to enjoy the Park and visit areas you may not have visited before!
Getting Started with Geocaching
Geocaching (pronounced geo-cashing) is a worldwide game of hiding and seeking treasure. A geocacher can place a geocache anywhere in the world, pinpoint its location using GPS technology and then share the geocache's existence and location online. Anyone with a GPS device can then try to locate the geocache. To learn more and start log onto www.geocaching.com
The nature trail was created at Daventry Country Park with help from pupils at Falconers Hill School and local company Cummins.
The nature trail features six information boards dotted around the park starting with details and a map at the Visitors Centre. The trail then leads through the sensory garden to the pond, and highlights what visitors can see or hear of interest along the way.
Trees for Memory - Commemorate and Celebrate
Our programme to commemorate and celebrate gives people the chance to commemorate a person or event, or celebrate a major milestone in life, through the planting of a tree at Daventry Country Park or Borough Hill.
Fitness Equipment at the Park
A fitness trail has been installed 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.
The new equipment was installed in March and is available for anyone (subject to age and restrictions- see information board near equipment for further details) to use for free. Please come and have a try.
BBQ in the Park
We have designated areas in the park where BBQ's may be permitted - please consult with the duty ranger on the day for permission and preferred location. Further information can be found by clicking here.
Please be advised that Daventry District Council does not permit metal detecting in any council owned public open space.
How to find us
Daventry Country Park, Northern Way, Daventry NN11 2JB