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Wicksteed Charitable Trust

Masquerade Centenary Ball, 29.01.16

The Occasion

Friday January 29 2016 is a very special day for us here at Wicksteed Park – it is 100 years to the day since the Wicksteed Charitable Trust was formed! Registered with charity number 1142103, the Trust continues Charles Wicksteed’s vision by providing free access to open spaces conducive to health and the operation of a leisure park through Wicksteed Park Ltd.

On the evening of January 29, we will be holding a Centenary Masquerade Ball in the beautiful Grand Pavilion, and we welcome you to join us!

The Evening

Help support the Wicksteed Charitable Trust whilst enjoying a three course meal with coffee, school choir, guest speakers, charity and auction and live music from William May and orchestra.

Welcome drinks and canapes from 7:15pm. Carriages 1am. Black tie, masks optional (but encouraged).

Wicksteed Charitable Trust Centenary Ball

Your Masquerade Ball Ticket

Tickets are priced at £35 each, with proceeds helping the Wicksteed Charitable Trust to fund a reproduction of the iconic first slide in the park – a structure that changed the history of children’s play forever.

Book a full table of eight and receive a free place!

Dial 01536 512475 option 2 today


Can’t make the ball?

We’d love to see you there, but if you cannot make the ball then you can also support by purchasing a reprinted version of Charles Wicksteed’s vision in writing, from Charles himself. He saw a real need for provision of outdoor, healthy play for the children of the early 20th century and set about building a park to that end.

This booklet, entitled  ‘A Plea for Children’s Recreation after School Hours and after School Age‘ explains, in his own words, Charles’ journey in this endeavour, his struggles and why he believed so passionately that it was the right thing to do and comes with a foreword by Great Grandson Oliver Wicksteed.

Purchase online today for only £4.99.

Purchase Charles’ Book