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.
New Orienteering Course
From Monday 28th July, families can get into orienteering with the parks new permanent courses.
The courses, which have been designed with the help of the Octavian Droobers Orienteering Club, and include a 1.1km easy course and a 2.6km medium course, maps are just £1 available from the café during opening hours.
Orienteering is a fun outdoor sport which involves finding the quickest route between control points using a special map to navigate and participants must exercise their brain as well as their body to complete the course.
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
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 barbeques may be permitted - please consult with the duty ranger on the day for permission and preferred location.
For more information and guidance on using barbeques in parks, please click 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