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Wicksteed Park


Created in the 1920s Wicksteed Park is a Grade II English Heritage listed attraction. With roots tracing back to its founder Charles Wicksteed, who championed leisure and recreation for all, this green haven holds a rich legacy.

One of the best things about Wicksteed Park is there’s a variety of activities available, for children of all ages. Roller coasters and thrills rides as well as traditional playground areas.

Park founder Charles Wicksteed was the inventor of outdoor play equipment like the swing and slide. As an engineer and innovator, Charles also designed the world’s oldest water chute, which is still enjoyed in the park today.

Things to do: 

  • Say hello to the residents at Wicky’s Farmyard
  • Watch a show at Wicky’s Theatre
  • Have a go at Crazy Golf
  • Enjoy Wicky’s Playfactory
  • Take an adventure on our Treetop walk


  • Take a ride on Wicksteed Park’s Railway
  • Make a splash on ‘The World’s Oldest’ Water Chute
  • Say hello to resident Meerkats at Meerkat Manor
  • Spot the different bird species at our outdoor Aviary 


    • Weddings
    • Corporate Events
    • Parties & Celebrations
    • A wide variety of fun events throughout the year

As well as our rides and attractions why not grab a bite to eat at one of our ‘pit stops’, we have:

The Carousel Café in the heart of the park, overlooking our brand-new Garden Wheel ride, this is the perfect location to grab a hot drink, light bite, sandwich, or pastry.

The Peacock Café which offers hot and cold drinks, treats and ice lollies too! Peacock cafe is situated near the beautiful lake, a great spot to kick back and relax and watch the wildlife go about their day.

Dare Devil Diner for those with a hunger for adventure and a taste for thrills, located just opposite the Thrill Zone.

Ice-cream Parlour to treat yourself to a sweet treat, there’s a whole assortment of flavours to choose from. Choose from a cone or cup and get ready for deliciousness.

Pizza Parlour, currently under construction, but will be the hot spot of the park for authentic Italian delights. Keep your eyes peeled.

Wicksteed Park is wholly owned by Wicksteed Charitable Trust. The park was founded in 1921, as part of the legacy of Charles Wicksteed.

Contact & Opening Times

Barton Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 6NJ|
[email protected]|
01536 512475

Our green space is free for all to enjoy.

Gates open: 6:30am
Gates close: 6:00pm

Please visit our website for ride dates and opening times.

*Parking Charges Apply

Explore the area

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Visitor Information & Facilities

  • Baby changing
  • Breakfast
  • Child friendly
  • Coach parking
  • Couples
  • Dog friendly
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Meeting / conference space
  • Pet friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & cake
  • Tea & coffee
  • Teenagers
  • The whole family
  • Wheelchair access
  • Young children

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