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Hello everybody. There’s a chilly nip in the air but that doesn’t mean the fun stops! Use this page to plan out your winter wander down to Wicksteed Park.

What’s open on November weekends?

Up to eight attractions between 11am and 4pm each weekend:

Meerkat Burrows
Sycamore Circle
Tree Top Walk
Sway Rider
Crazy Golf

Tickets and wristbands can be purchased from the Fairground Ticket office or Kakariki Café. Daily wristbands are only £6.00 per person and cover entry to the eight above attractions.

Purchase ride tickets*

Ride tickets are available to purchase online however daily wristbands for November are available from within the park on the day of your visit. Wicky’s Play Factory entrance fees can be found on this page.

Ball pit sketch

Don’t forget indoor play…

Wicky’s Play Factory is our wonderfully-fun indoor play area. There’s a café for the grown-ups to relax whilst the kids run wild!

Whilst not included in the wristband price it does offer a must-see stop on your visit to Wicksteed Park. You can view prices and opening hours here.

Winter refreshment


The Carousel Café is open for vital winter sustenance every day bar Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

They serve barista coffee, sandwiches, paninis, hot snacks and scrummy cakes.

Be sure to try our new range of winter-warming soups from The Real Soup Company.

Christmas present

Seeking a special Christmas gift?

We have the perfect Christmas presents for any lover of Wicksteed Park. Firstly, you can book two annual child wristbands* online for only £120.00 – that’s a total saving of £20.00!  Annual wristbands allow unlimited use** of the attractions for an entire year – yippee!

We’re also selling gift vouchers to the value of £5.00 and £10.00***. These are the perfect stocking-filler and can be redeemed anywhere in the park!

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Where are you?

Popping NN15 6NJ into your sat nav will find us in a jiffy over at Barton Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire.

Prefer a map?

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Opening hours

We open at the following times:

November weekend opening: Selected attractions open 11am to 4pm.

Wicky’s Play Factory*: term time (Monday to Friday) 9:30am to 5:30pm. Weekends and school holidays: 10:30am to 5:30pm.

The grounds close at the following times:
Oct: 18:00 | Nov – Jan: 16:30

Closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

November weekends – as a special bonus this year we have attractions open on November weekends – wahoo! You can enjoy Tree Top Walk; Sycamore Circle; Crazy Golf; Carousel; Meerkat Tunnels; Astroslide; Dropslide and Sway Rider.

Wristbands will be £6 pp as part of this special deal.

Wicky’s Play Factory* and the free playground are also open.

*For Wicky’s Play Factory prices, please click here.

Our attractions are closed but what’s that in the distance…? Toot, toot! It’s the Christmas train. Find full event information here but the train leaves the station between 12 noon and 3:40pm on December 9, 10, 16, 17 and 18-23.

Wicky’s Play Factory will also be open during December, closing only Christmas Eve through to Boxing Day and on New Year’s Day.

Parking your car

Ride days Non-ride days Winter
Up to 20 mins Free Free Free
Up to 2 hrs 3 GBP 2 GBP 1 GBP
2 – 3 hrs 4 GBP 3 GBP 3 GBP
3hrs + 6 GBP 4 GBP 3 GBP
Post 6pm 1 GBP

Parking info and annual parking permit terms

We have a very swizz system in place that reads your number plate as you arrive. Simply press the button to receive a ticket and at the end of your visit visit one of our two payment machines to validate your ticket, following the on-screen instructions.

You’ll find the machines close to the reception area and main toilet block. Please remember to pay before you leave, we don’t want you to get stuck at the barrier! After a successful validation there’s a 20 minute period for you to exit the park.

If you our one of our annual permit holders then you can simply drive in and out and the barrier will recognise you. How very clever!

On days where the rides are operating you can also save a lot of time and pay for your parking ticket when you purchase your ride tickets and wristbands, providing you plan on staying more than 3 hours.  We will validate your ticket for you and it will allow you to stay in the park until it closes around sunset.  We think the new barrier makes the park a safer place for all, which is good news and it should reduce the queuing time to get into the park.

Annual Car Parking Permit Terms and Conditions

1. The parking permit entitles the owner of the car to park in the designated car parks, as directed by the Parking Attendant.

2. Please remember your car parking permit is for your vehicle, not you (the owner) and is NOT TRANSFERABLE between vehicles

3. If you change your vehicle, you must return your parking permit to Wicksteed Park in order for them to re-issue you with a new one and for your details to be updated. Wicksteed Park will not replace a car parking permit which has been sold on with a vehicle, as the permit remains valid. You will need to purchase another parking permit for your new vehicle and pay another deposit.

4. The parking permit is for Wicksteed Park users only and is not valid for business parking or offsite visits.

5. The route to and from the car parks, as indicated by the Park’s Authorities, must be adhered to at all times.

6. The car must not be taken to any other part of the Park and the pedestrian areas must be treated as such

7. A speed restriction of 10 mph will be strictly imposed

8. No liability is accepted, and all parking is at owner’s risk

9. Random checks will be carried out to ensure the correct parking permit is being used for the corresponding vehicle. failure to adhere to the terms and conditions of sale may lead to the cancellation of your parking permit, which will prevent you accessing the Park by vehicle.

10. The Park reserves the right to cancel any parking permit if the conditions are not observed

Please note that as of September 2017 ANPR number plate recognition cameras will be in operation.

Car season pass

Wicksteed Park annual season pass

Cover your car parking for a whopping 365 days with our car season pass, only 32.50 GBP .

Purchase online

* Annual wristband valid from Thursday March 29, 2018. Your annual wristband will need to be activated at the Visitor Centre. Full Ts&Cs at wicksteedpark.org/privacy-policy. ** Entry to Wicky’s Play Factory and RUSH are not covered by annual wristbands. *** Please note that we are unable to give any change when gift vouchers are used.