Hollowell Pocket Park
Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Written by: The Mother Tripper
5th Apr, 2021
Another beautiful park in rolling countryside, the location is the village who usually hosts an annual seam rally! Which is at the heart of this amazing park with a steam vehicle being the main attraction, involving climbing, steering wheel and a real bell ding ding!
📅 Date visited
17th Mar, 2021
Hollowell Pocket park, Hollowell, Northampton NN6 8RP
⏰ Time spent
1hour ish in the park, 1 hour walk around the village and the trails.
Easy access to the a14 fairly straightforward drive. NO parking - only for a couple of spaces outside of the park you’d have to drive further into the village to park sensibly and walk to it if there wasn’t a car space.
No toilets. A few picnic benches. No shops locally that I could spot.
The main reason for going was the steam engine climbing frame. My youngest loved it with it having an actual bell to ring and the steering wheel. There is a small slide but a little tricky for younger children to climb up I found. More challenging age 2+ upwards. A baby swing and normal swing and a basket swing. The rest of the apparatus is aimed at older children with obstacle courses, climbing ropes and a Zip wire! Behind the park is a gate leading to a wooden track which seemed to go far we didn’t go all of the way, but nice to team it up with a walk. The park has rolling countryside views and a nice place to stop off to fill an hour.
🌻 Mother tripper tips
Dogs seemed to be allowed in as I saw a few in there and a bit of dog poo. If not the walk into the village is short and very pretty. We saw horses, stream and a lovely church.
ℹ Additional information
Covid procedures: Take your own hand sanitiser.
Pushchairs and wheelchair users can access via a gate it’s quite steep hill into the park and the village walk requires crossing a few times.