Irchester Country Park
With it’s fun dinosaur bones woodland play area and huge playground with sand areas Irchester Country Park is a wonderful place for young children to visit. As you drive in to the park, the dinosaur play area is a short walk across the road from the first car park. It’s not huge so don’t go expecting a whole forest, there’s literally a few eggs and the main dinosaur skeleton to discover. My eldest son was approaching three years old when we visited and he really enjoyed sitting on the bones and crawling through the eggs. We missed it the first time we visited. In the big play area there’s a number of climbing frames to suit all ages, a very cool multiple child snake swing, a sand pit digging area with train, bridges and slides. It was busy on a sunny weekend day when we went the first time but there was more than enough to enjoy. When we went back on a term-time weekday it was much quieter.
If your son or daughter likes trains then it’s worth walking down to the railway museum. It is only open Sundays though which is a bit of a shame. There’s one train you can sit in. There are plenty of trails if you want to go for a nice walk. We took a picnic but there is a nice café there. We enjoyed a delicious ice-cream. Very easy to get to, just head out of MK on the A509 towards Wellingborough. It’s FREE to enjoy, but at the time we most recently visited – May 2016 – it was £3 to park.
ADDRESS – Irchester Country Park, Gipsy Lane, Little Irchester, Wellingborough NN29 7DL
TIME FROM MK – 35 MINS APPROX
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