Charles Wicksteed’s Day of Play |


Charles Wicksteed’s Day of Play

7th July 2015 - 9th July 2015

10:00 - 15:30

See and experience  how Charles Wicksteed changed children’s play forever with his inventions, by actually going on them! You will get a wristband to allow you on the rides around the park that Charles planned and built, as well as finding out about (and playing on) the playground equipment he invented! You’ll also travel through time to see how children played in Victorian times, before Charles and the park, and experience how children played during the War.

Dates – 7, 8 and 9 July

Time –  10am – 2.30pm

Cost – £9 per student with free teacher places available

Activities on the day;

  • Use of all the parks rides, as wristband will be included
  • Fun and games on the two of the parks oldest rides, the water chute and the train
  • Make an old fashioned toy to take home and play with period toys
  • Brief talk on the history of play at Wicksteed Park and our playground equipment

For more information please contact Christina Sansford – Education Officer on 01536 512475 ext 235 or alternatively email

Available all year round – WW2 and Victorian play themed resource boxes to hire, if you want to have a go yourselves or home school.