Fineshade Wood 3.6 (reviews)

Corby, northamptonshire National Parks Unclaimed
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About Fineshade Wood

Fineshade Wood is a fantastic day out for families and wildlife lovers alike. There are lots of places to explore, cycle round and play in. You can build dens, learn fieldcraft skills to get closer to anims without being seen, make conker shampoo and have a mini-beast hunt all for free! If you're really adventurous after this, visit their Tree House play area tucked away in the wood. Next to the visitor centre is also the Oak Leaf play area suitable for toddlers upwards and two permanent junior orienteering courses are available on site with maps and instructions downloadable on the website. 

There are three stunning marked walking trails, one of which includes the wildlife hide and is all-ability. There is a family cycle trail and some blue grade taster loops to help the kids master something a bit more challenging. There is plenty of seating within the play area, so that parents and grandparents can grab a few moments rest. This includes a large picnic area opposite so feel free to bring your own food for after your adventure!

Throughout the year fun events and activities such as introduction to bushcraft and campfire cookery are run, so don't miss out and please check the website for details on this. 

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Last Update 2023

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Fineshade Wood FAQ’s

Doing our bit

All ability access to Top Lodge visitor centre, office, bird hide and a way marked all ability trail.

What is there to do?

Enjoy the stunning walking or bike trails, the play area, and get involved in activities like den-building and making conker shampoo!

Do they have baby facilities?

There are baby changing facilities and the Top Lodge Cafe has a variety of high chairs and is more than happy to warm baby food and milk.

I’m Hungry! Can I get food at Fineshade Wood?

Top Lodge, Fineshade Wood has family friendly cafe, with ice cream counter, plenty of seating inside and out. There is also a picnic area opposite each of the play areas and other picnic tables dotted around the walking trails.

Any top tips when visiting?

Visit Top Lodge, Fineshade Wood as many times as you like for a whole year! Purchase an Annual Discovery Pass from the café or office on the day of your visit, and your car parking fee will be deducted from the price. The annual Discovery Pass is great value, allowing members to visit Top Lodge, Fineshade Wood and Salcey Forest as often as they like throughout the season, receive quarterly newsletters and other local and national discounts.

Does Fineshade Wood have a gift shop?

Maps are available from the office or the Fineshade Cycling shop. The cycling shop sells a range of kids clothing, helmets and bicycles.

Teachers corner

They offer Forest School activities so the rich woodland offers fantastic opportunities to inspire and excite learners of all ages and abilities. Plan sensory exploration or wildlife and habitat spotting with younger children, or older children can see how ecosystems work and explore the science behind the tree lifecycle.

Do they have baby facilities?

There are baby changing facilities and the Top Lodge Cafe has a variety of high chairs and is more than happy to warm baby food and milk.

Does Fineshade Wood have healthy eating or Vegan options?

Top Lodge Cafe freshly prepares meals and creates homemade soup, using seasonal produce. A selection of fruit is always available and there is a wide variety of fruit teas to choose from. Gluten free snacks are also available at the counter.

Is Fineshade Wood fully accessible?

The all ability trail is mostly flat and easily accessible

Any additonal information?

The cafe is open 9:30-4pm on weekdays and 9am-5pm on weekends.