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Daventry Country Park

Daventry Country Park is a popular park ideally situated in the urban fringe of Daventry within 1 mile of the town centre, easily accessible by car, bicycle or on foot with the benefit of cycle ways and footpaths from the surrounding 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 large 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 been awarded the Country Parks Accreditation and the Green Flag Award proving that the Park is recognised as one of the best green spaces in the country and deliver the core facilities and services expected of Country Parks.

 

To enable development of the Country Park, a Management plan has been put into place; this plan takes a medium term strategic view of the site (until 2017) and outlines a number of ways in which the park can further contribute to the community and wider social, health, well-being, environmental and economic renewal objectives. Click here to view.


NEWS

 

Park achieves Green Flag status


Daventry Country Park has achieved Green Flag status for the 15th time in 16 years.


The scheme is run by Environmental charity keep Britain Tidy to recognise the best parks and open spaces in the country.


The Green Flag Award is judged on a range of criteria including first impressions when entering a park, how clean, well-maintained, healthy, safe and secure it is for visitors, how well the site is managed and promoted, as well as work towards encouraging community involvement, sustainability, conservation and heritage.




Mini-Adventures return for the school summer holidays


Every Monday from 27 July to 24 August families can join in with a range of fun activities at the country park between 10.30am and midday.

 

  • 27 July - Outdoor Wilderness Skills

  • 3 August - Adventure Trail

  • 10 August - Outdoor Wilderness Skills

  • 17 August - Adventure Trail

  • 24 August - Outdoor Wilderness Skills

 

 

Each session costs £2 per child.

Bookings will be taken a week in advance by calling 01327 871100. 

Spaces may be available for some sessions on the days which will be offered as a first come, first served.

Children must be supervised by an adult at all times. Children attending without adult supervision will not be allowed to take part in the activities. 

Daventry District Council will not be held responsible for any accident, injury, loss or damage sustained resulting from the activities. 


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Blue-Green Algae

We have been notified by the Canal and Rivers Trust that Daventry Reservoir may have blue-green algae.

Bloom and scum forming blue-green algae can produce toxins that can be harmful. Please keep away from affected waters (including dogs).

 

Enhanced Dog Control Powers

People are urged to have a say on proposals to introduce new powers to target irresponsible dog owners. Daventry District Council is considering introducing a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO), giving its enforcement officers broader powers to deal with dog owners who fail to properly control their pets in public open spaces across the district. For more information click here

 

Byelaws April 2015

In April 2015, The Department for Communities and Local Government  approved the revised Byelaws for pleasure grounds, public walks and open spaces replacing the Byelaws for Daventry Country Park June 1978. Click here to view the revised Byelaws.

 

Car park improvements for 2015

Funding has been approved for the development of the existing car park to include; resurfacing, additional spaces and cashless payments. Following recent concerns please click here for more information on the cashless parking options. 

 

Give us your views

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

Take part in the survey here.

   


 

How to find us

Daventry Country Park, Northern Way, Daventry NN11 2JB

Natural England Accredited Country Park
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Green Flag Award Winner 2014
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Green Flag 2015
Daventry Country Park achieved Green Flag status again for 2015/16 - the 15th time in 16 years that the park has achieved the prestigious award