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Daventry Country Park

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

 

 **NEWS**

 

Daventry Family Cinema

Saturday 26 July 2014

Come along and enjoy the fun with free family films and kids' activities including magic shows, colouring corner, bouncy castle and bungee run. Click here for details.

  

Summer Fun with Monday Mini-Adventures

Join in a summer of fun at Daventry Country Park with our Mini-Adventures on Mondays from July 28 to September 1. Click here for details.


Car boot sales

The Friends of Daventry Country Park are again hosting the car boot sales at Northern Field, Daventry Country Park. Click here for more information.

 

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 an update on the project.

   

Give us your Views

Take part in our survey to help shape the future for Daventry Country Park. Take part in the survey 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

 

Nature Trail

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.

 

Metal Detecting

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

Daventry Country Park
DCP Green Flag Award Logo
Daventry Country Park Map
Click here for a printable map

Adventure Playground

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.

 

Visitors' Centre

Our visitors centre has had a refresh, with thanks to Cummins and local businesses, following consultation with local residents and school children. The new-look visitors centre is host to new equipment to show nature DVDs and live video feeds and a new activity area with information on the park and it's inhabitants. We are extremely lucky to have solar panels providing electricity. The centre was made into a "Solar House" through partnership between the Council and market leaders in solar power. People are welcome to come and see for themselves how solar power works.  In November 2005, the visitor centre welcomed the addition of a micro wind turbine providing the visitors centre with more clean and renewable electricity.

 

Reservoir Café

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).  

 

Park Facilities

Toilets are situated next to the visitors centre, with baby changing facilities and disabled toilets. Toilets are locked at 4.30pm.

Parking is Pay and Display between 8am and 8pm, including Bank Holidays.

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.

 

Parking

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). Click here for further information on parking at the Country Park.

 

Planning an event?

Why not host it at Daventry Country Park, we have a variety of areas for hire. Whether you are looking for an alternate venue for a party or wish to host a corporate event, team building days, orienteering and much more.

Groups and clubs are welcome to hire areas of Daventry Country Park for events and activities, click here for more information.

 

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