Salcey Forest

Salcey Forest

Open today from 0800 until 1900

There are lots of different trails, the elephant trail is perfect for under 5s it takes you past the dens and treetop walk. When we went the cafe was packed so we didn't stop but I've heard it's really good!

Free although parking charges apply- £4

Opening times:

Winter GMT (Nov - Mar): 8am - 5pm
Summer BST (Apr - Oct): 8am - 7pm

Recommended by Tina with children ages 3 - Wed Dec 28 2016

Activity Type

  • Parks, walks and outdoor fun
  • Outdoor activities


Salcey Forest Northamptonshire England United Kingdom


  • Available for kids parties
  • Suitable for twins/multiples
  • Pram/Wheelchair accessible

Opening Hours

  • Sunday 0800 - 1900
  • Monday 0800 - 1900
  • Tuesday 0800 - 1900
  • Wednesday 0800 - 1900
  • Thursday 0800 - 1900
  • Friday 0800 - 1900
  • Saturday 0800 - 1900


There are 6 reviews for "Salcey Forest"

Recommended by Lynnette Mills with children ages 6 and 1 on Wed Apr 12 2017

Salcey forest is fantastic. We followed the Gruffalo Trail using the app which we downloaded prior to going. It's one of the best apps ever and made a great game out of a lovely walk around the woods. The animals are quite close together so it doesnt take to long to spot them all and keeps kids engaged. It can be muddy but that's what wellies are for!! We also done the tree top walk which is amazing and worth doing. It is buggy friendly until you get near the top which is then steps but the view is incredible.

Recommended by Steph Boyer with children ages 7 and 3 on Wed Apr 05 2017

Salcey forest is great for kids, woodland area with lots of different tracks and walks for everyone, dogs allowed too. Tree top walk, suitable for buggies too. Special event on at the moment. Spot the gruffalo trail. Lots of signs and things to spot. Gruffalo kit is £3 but don't need it to enjoy the walk. Download free gruffalo spotter app before you go and take photos with the gruffalo characters!

Recommended by Lizette with children ages 5 and 12 on Sun Apr 02 2017

Brilliant for any age. Christoph and I did the 1.5 mile walk twice with a play in the playground in between. My husband and Claudia did the 5 mile cycling route. The signage for the trails is very clear and you couldn't really go wrong. we didn't go to the cafe, but took our own picnic. Unfortunately there are not very many picnic tables and clearly not enough bins as I did see some littering around the trail. We still had a brilliant morning. Going early when the weather is good is certainly recommended as it can become very busy.

Recommended by Nanny Penny with children ages 4 and 2 on Wed Mar 22 2017

Such a great place for kids all year round. With a tree top walk, elephant walk, zip wire and huge play area (Probs better suited to bigger kids) it's got plenty to do for a good day out. There is also a cafe serving hot and cold food but you need to get in quick as it seems to sell out. In the summer they have a Gruffalo trail too which the kids love on foot or on bikes. It's just a really nice place to go and be outdoors.

Recommended by Lindsey with children ages 3 and 1 on Thu Mar 02 2017

Great outdoor run for the kids (and adults!). Fabulous tree top walk (all secure). And FREE (apart from the car park). Lovely cafe and little wooden park.

Recommended by Erin with children ages 3 and 1 on Mon Jan 02 2017

Great all year round fun in the woods has tree top walk and rope assault course for older ones. Parking is £4 all day but cheapest way if you visit regularly is to get a year a pass. The cafe is great in summer it has lots of outside tables and wintery days the log burner makes it all toasty. Food is good and they cater from breakfast till 5ish Great day out or just for a short walk!

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