In the know…
Come and celebrate with Wicksteed Park at our newly refurbished function suites.
Twist ‘n’ Shout this summer!
A live band and a musical journey across 40 songs from the 1960s! Find out all the information on pricing, dates and food options for this wonderful daytime show.
“We take the children here all the time: staff are friendly, there’s always things to do, for everyone’s budget.”
A history of high jinks
Hello everyone, and welcome to Wicksteed Park! I’m Charles Wicksteed, the fellow who created this park back in 1913. I wanted it to be a place where children and adults alike could get out and have a bit of fun, whether they fancied zooming down a waterchute, or taking a gentle stroll.
A century later, I reckon we’re still Britain’s best day out. There’s lots more to discover about our story.Wicksteed’s History
The park today
There’s nowhere quite like Wicksteed Park. Along with 30 exciting rides and activities, including one of Europe’s longest zip wires, there’s 147 acres of beautiful rolling parkland.
Stay the night in our cosy campsite, wander round our woods, or jump aboard the UK’s most popular narrow gauge railway – there’s more to do than you can shake a shilling at. So, are you ready to get stuck in?Park and Grounds
There’s still plenty to do in term time during the weekdays! Monday to Friday from 12-4pm, the carousel, train, crazy golf and aviary are all open. Tickets are available from the Carousel Café or Wicky’s Play Factory.
Wicky’s Play Factory is open 10am-5:30pm for all the little ones to bounce, run, jump and explore!
Wicksteed Charitable Trust
The Wicksteed Charitable Trust, which celebrates its centenary this year, has kept alive Charles Wicksteed’s dream of providing healthy play for children and families.
The Trust strives to bring the history of the park alive to all visitors and reflect its rich heritage but it is also looking forward to ensure a vision for the future that is both innovative and ambitious.More about the Trust