Have you visited
Wicky’s Play Factory?
Open daily between 9:30am and 5:30pm, adjacent café and a perfect venue for a birthday party. Guess what? The factory underwent fab new developments over Christmas!Come and visit us!
Meet Alasdair, our adorable baby alpaca!
As part of British Science Week, we’re hosting two Science Cafes. Come along for an informal introduction to science through ecology and engineering. The Cafe events will be held in our Heritage Space over coffee and cake. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book your free place. Tuesday 14 March from 10:45am to 12pm, Dr Scott Turner, Associate […]
“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
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
Memberships and Accredditations
Wicksteed Park is a member of BALPPA (British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions) and welcomes visits by people with disabilities to its amusement park.