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What will you do first? Visit the meerkats? How about our beautiful birds in Woolloomooloo aviary? You have to try Tree Top Walk and our new 2017 attraction, Sway Rider!

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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.

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Opening times

On days when the rides are open, ticket offices open at 10:30am. Most ride areas open also open at 10:30am bar the Lakeside which opens at 11:00am. Ride/attraction close time is decided on the day so please ask a friendly member of our staff.

The grounds close at the following times:
Feb and Mar: 18:00 | Apr – Sept: 20:30 | Oct: 18:00 | Nov – Jan: 16:30
September weekends All ride areas will be open. Attractions open at 10:30am (11:00am Lakeside). Ride/attraction close time is decided on the day, so please ask a friendly member of our staff.

September weekdays – It’s Wicky’s Weekday Magic so the following attractions are open between 12 noon and 4pm, Monday to Friday: Carousel; Train; Woolloomooloo Aviary and Crazy Golf.

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

Please note, during Wicky’s Weekday Magic, all other rides are closed. *Entry fees apply.

Sunday October 1 – it’s the last day of 2017 that all the attractions are open, so don’t miss out! Attractions open at 10:30am (11:00am Lakeside). Ride/attraction close time is decided on the day, so please ask a friendly member of our staff.

October weekends (excluding Sunday October 1) and half term (23-27). Up to 20 of your favourite attractions will be open! Attractions open at 10:30am (11:00am Lakeside). Ride/attraction close time is decided on the day, so please ask a friendly member of our staff.

October weekdays (excluding half term) – the following attractions are open between 12 noon and 4pm Monday to Friday: Carousel and Crazy Golf.

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

Please note, during Wicky’s Weekday Magic, all other rides are closed. *Entry fees apply.

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 now closed but the Christmas Train will be running on selected December dates.

More information will follow soon.

2017 prices

This handy section will tell you all you need to know about our pricing, car parking charges and where you can save a few pennies!

Wristbands Online Price Walk–in Price Annual Additional Needs*
Child 18 GBP – SAVE £1!

19 GBP 70 GBP

14 GBP
Adult (17+) 15 GBP – SAVE £1!

16 GBP 50 GBP

12 GBP
Mini-Me** 15 GBP – SAVE £1!

16 GBP 50 GBP

12 GBP
Senior Citizen 9 GBP – SAVE £1!

10 GBP 36 GBP

7.50 GBP
Group*** 15 GBP 15 GBP n/a n/a

Ride tickets

Singles – 1.25 GBP

1 x 20 Sheet – 22 GBP

1 x 40 sheet – 37 GBP

Buy tickets

Our attractions require on average two to three tickets per person, per ride. Tickets are available to purchase online or on the day of your visit. Please note 2017 ride tickets must be used before  Sunday October 29 2017.

*We offer discounts for visitors with additional needs (subject to appropriate DLA confirmation); one accompanying carer will also receive the above discount; visitors who require the use of a wheelchair on a permanent basis will receive a free wristband **Mini-me wristband is valid for children measuring 0.9m – 1.0m tall.

***Group rates apply to purchases of 20 wristbands or over in a single transaction. Wristband’s do not include entry to Wicky’s Play Factory – full terms below ¹. For school & group rates please email experiencedays@wicksteedpark.org.

Please ensure that when at the check out, your details match those on your card and billing address.

Where can I buy my wristbands and tickets?

The easiest way to purchase your wristbands and tickets is online, which can be done at any time. If you’d like to buy on the day of your visit you can from the following locations during high season:

Ticket Office | Peacock Place | Arena | Railway | Fairground | Kakiriki Café.

Go to the Carousel Cafe if visiting during Wicky’s Weekday Magic (Monday to Friday)

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

Annual parking permit terms

If you haven’t been to the park for a while you will immediately notice that our parking system has changed. To enter please push the button and take a ticket to open the barrier and remember to pay before you leave! There are two payment machines, one by reception and the other opposite the main toilet block c.60m away. If you pay for your parking with these machines you will have 20 minutes grace period to leave the park.

On ride days you can also save a lot of time and pay for your ticket when you purchase your ride tickets / 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 securer 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 £2.50 deposit charged is to cover replacement costs should you lose or damage the electronic permit. This deposit will be refunded upon the return of your parking permit, in good, useable condition

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

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 .

(Inc. a 2.50 deposit)

Purchase online

Mmm, I’m starving

Wicksteed Park Eateries

There’s sooo much to do here that you’re bound to work up an appetite! We’ve plenty of places to fill empty tummies and quench thirsty mouths. You can also bring along a picnic. Our eateries ²:

The Hexagon | Ideas Café | Precinct Kiosks | Carousel Café | Oak Tree | Kakariki Café | Peacock Place

A little gift

Wicksteed Park gift shop

After your day out is complete, why not take a piece of Wicksteed Park home to remember us by? You’ll find our gift shop in the upper part of the park and it’s full of interesting mementos such as:

Soft Toys | Outdoor toys | Early learning toys | 3D gifts | Wicksteed-themed gifts | RUSH memorabilia

2017 Park Map

Wicksteed Park map

We’ve 147 acres of beautiful parkland and exciting attractions – you may need some help getting around!

Download Map

Quick downloads

Group bookings

20 or more in your party?


Access statement

PDF of our access statement


Risk assessment

Our 2017 risk assessment


Guests with additional needs

Many of our rides can accommodate some disabilities and the train can board wheelchairs. There are gentle slopes down to the lake’s edge where you can pick up a flat path that takes you all around the park. We’ve created an access statement that may be useful and we’re continually reassessing how we can help visitors with additional needs.

If you have a question you’d like to answer before your visit then we’d be happy to help; simply email info@wicksteedpark.org.

The smallprint

Annual ride wristbands

¹ As part of the security measures for your annual wristband, your photograph will be taken and stored to prevent others using your card if lost or stolen.  This photograph will not be stored with any of your personal details.

Annual wristbands are valid for twelve months from date of purchase.  Only 1 wristband will be issued per person per day on production of your Annual Wristband card.

Indoor play upgrade for £1 is only valid on ride open days. Tesco Deals vouchers are not valid for Annual Wristband purchases.

Annual Wristbands are non-refundable and non-transferable.


² Our eateries serve a mixture of sandwiches, paninis, drinks, ice creams and snacks. We currently do not offer any gluten-free options. During low opening many of our outlets are not open – please see the website nearer the time of your visit. The Idea’s cafe will sell breakfast items from 9:30am to 11:30am on peak ride days and Fri to Sun.