Plan a day bursting with fun and family adventure at Wicksteed Park theme park featuring rides, indoor entertainment, crazy golf, buy wristbands online.
Barton Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN15 6NJ
Animals, Birthdays, Gardens and Open Spaces, Indoor Activities, Outdoor Activities, Theme Parks
Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s
(based on family of 4)
Wicksteed Park has a host of new attractions for 2018 and has something for all the family to enjoy.
The park in Kettering, Northamptonshire, was founded in 1921 by Charles Wicksteed as part of his vision to inspire and encourage play as part of families’ health and well-being and has just begun one of its most thrilling chapters.
Work has just begun on a £4.5million plan to bring the history and heritage of the park alive to all visitors. The Historic Heart project will restore the central Piazza and Precinct which will provide an improved welcome to the park. It will be surrounded by restored original bungalows which will be used for information centres, the manufacture and sale of Wicksteed Ice Cream and community activities. Historic views will be restored and work has already begun on creating a Heritage Play Area, featuring original or replica Wicksteed play equipment.
The restorations are being funded by a grant of £1.89 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund, with the majority of the remaining investment coming from the Wicksteed Charitable Trust itself.
There are lots of new attractions for visitors to enjoy at the park this year, such as Sycamore Circle, which provides a wonderful blend of nature and fun. Children can also clamber over the branches of Spider Oaks or brave the Tree Top Walk, a 90-metre walkway of activities and obstacles suitable for adults and children alike. For those too small for the play attractions there are meerkats, ponies and alpacas. The park also boasts the fantastic new Sway Rider wave swing and the adrenaline zone zipwire and activity tower, which includes an air bag jump!
Don’t forget Wickys Play Factory is also open for oodles of indoor entertainment.
Over the next few months, visitors will see the fantastic new boathouse taking shape at the lakeside. The new building will provide a base for the local community and the new café restaurant area will provide superb views down the lake for people to enjoy.
If you want to stay for more than a day, the park has top quality camping and caravanning facilities overlooking the lake, with toilet and shower block facilities, catering and a newly refurbished Ideas cafe.