Hollowell Pocket Park

Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐


Written by: The Mother Tripper

5th Apr, 2021



📝 Description

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


🗺 Location

Hollowell Pocket park, Hollowell, Northampton NN6 8RP


⏰ Time spent

1hour ish in the park, 1 hour walk around the village and the trails. 


🚗 Travel

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. 


💰 Cost

FREE


🍴 Facilities

No toilets. A few picnic benches. No shops locally that I could spot. 


🚜 Activities

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.