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Full speed ahead for innovation at Wicksteed Park’s Soapbox Derby

Charles Wicksteed’s reputation for engineering and innovation will be kept alive when amateur racers take part in this year’s Soapbox Derby at Wicksteed Park. The event, on Saturday June 17, will see up to 100 karts tackle a downhill course close to the park’s campsite, with prizes for the best dressed team, most spectacular cornering […]

Thousands to see History come to life at Wicksteed at War 2017

Twenty thousand visitors are set to see history come to life when the annual Wicksteed At War free family event returns to Wicksteed Park from June 9 – 11. The Military Vehicle Trust has joined organisers to put on a spectacular programme of events and attractions, including fly-bys and battle reenactments. A full arena of […]

First ever playground slide re-created

A re-creation of the first ever playground slide has been unveiled, at the park where modern children’s play equipment was invented. Charles Wicksteed created swings and slides as part of his vision to inspire and encourage play as part of families’ health and well-being. The first ever slide was installed at Wicksteed Park, Kettering, after he […]

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