Fineshade Wood

Fineshade Wood, Fineshade, Nr Corby, Northamptonshire, NN17 3, United Kingdom
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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, look out for forest animals, or if you are really adventurous, visit our Tree House play area, tucked away in the wood. Next to the visitor centre is the Oak Leaf play area suitable for toddlers upwards. There is plenty of seating within the play area, so that parents and grandparents can grab a few moments rest. Alternatively there is a large picnic area opposite the play area and picnic tables dotted around the walking trails.

Ideal for families, take the kids around one of our themed activity trials, Shaun the Sheep or Zog and there is also currently a Gruffalo Orienteering course available on site. Grounds Cafe is a family friendly café, with ice cream counter and plenty of seating inside and out. The cafe freshly prepares meals and creates home-made soup, using seasonal produce and sells local home made cakes. A selection of fruit is always available and there is a wide variety of fruit teas to choose from. There are three way 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. Cycle hire including trailer buggies for the smallest children and add on trailer bikes for the slightly older, are available on site. Want to explore, but don’t have the energy, then electric bikes are available to hire, as well as your standard range of hire bikes.

Throughout the year, events and activities such as Bushcraft, den building and mini beast hunting are run along with bookable birthday parties and Duke of Edinburgh adventures through our learning provider: Tindersticks CIC. Please check the events section of the website for details.

Opening Times

Sunday: 09:00 – 17:30
Monday: 09:30 – 17:00
Tuesday: 09:30 – 17:00
Wednesday: 09:30 – 17:00
Thursday: 09:30 – 17:00
Friday: 09:30 – 17:00
Saturday: 09:00 – 17:30
Bank Holiday: 09:00 – 17:30

Contact Details

Tel (1): 0300 067 4340

Email: [email protected]



Fineshade Wood is located just off the A43, halfway between Stamford and Corby. There are brown tourist signs leading up to the site from both directions.

Our address is:

Top Lodge, Fineshade, Nr Corby, Northants, NN17 3BB

OS Grid Reference: SP 980 983

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