This year, we’ve made changes to our pricing structure. To discover more about our updated pricing, click the button below. Before you visit us, make sure to confirm the availability of rides on the day of your visit.



Join the Community and Heritage Team for a weekly drop-in craft activity for adults.

Summer Adventures

Summer Adventures

Join us from the 13th of July for an action-packed summer at Wicksteed Park, where you can dive into days filled with family thrills, exciting attractions, and unforgettable moments. Rain or shine, there is so much summer fun to be had at Wicksteed Park!

13 Jul 2024 10:30am - 1 Sep 2024 5:00pm

Wicky's Superhero Summer Party

Wicky’s Superhero Summer Party

Get your capes and costumes ready for Wicky’s Superhero Summer Party! Join us on the 26th of July from 4pm to 6pm for a super celebration. Say goodbye to school and hello to a summer full of fun!

26 Jul 2024 4:00pm - 26 Jul 2024 6:00pm

About Wicksteed Park in Northamptonshire

Wicksteed Park, Kettering, Northamptonshire, is wholly owned by Wicksteed Charitable Trust & is a Grade II English Heritage Listed Park & Garden.

The park was founded in 1921 as part of the extraordinary legacy of Charles Wicksteed which extends beyond the Recreation Park he created. As an entrepreneur & innovator Charles was also an inventor & respected successful engineer.

Our community, education and heritage activities promote the precious historic landscape, heritage rides and provide new opportunities for communities to engage and participate.




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Wicky's Play Factory

Come join us this winter as Wicky’s Play Factory is always open!

Wicky’s Play Factory isn’t just another soft play centre in Northamptonshire; it’s where fun meets imagination, and memories are crafted. Whether you’re a local or visiting Kettering, it promises an experience like no other. Dive into the world of Wicky’s Play Factory today!

Note: You must be 8 years old or younger to be able to enter Wicky’s Play Factory.

We are open daily 10am – 5pm unless specified. Use the button below to see our bookable dates!

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Traditional Playground

A park wouldn’t be a park without a Traditional Playground, and as our founder, Charles Wicksteed, invented the world’s first swing and slide, we have plenty to play on! Swings, roundabouts and slides, what more could you want? Mums and Dads, you can sit back and have a jolly good natter as the kids run around in one of the largest free Traditional Playground in Europe.

The Heritage play area boasts a replica of Charles Wicksteed’s first wooden slides, see-saws and an old playground rocking horse which was restored to its former glory after being rescued from a ditch near Margate where it had been abandoned and left to rust.

The Witch’s Hat, which was originally invented almost 100 years ago by Charles Wicksteed has also made a come-back in recent years. With what was believed to have been the last of the 12ft high rides in Britain being removed from playgrounds in the mid-1980’s, we were thrilled to receive our new Witches Hat that was created especially for us, allowing us to keep more of the history of our park alive at the home of children’s play. The Traditional Playground follows our park opening times.

Wicksteed Charitable Trust

The Wicksteed Charitable Trust receives no regular external funding to help maintain the park as a truly unique, freely accessible public space. You can help to preserve the park for future generations by making donations. All money raised is used to help maintain the park and its grounds.

Wicksteed Charity Trust


Before starting your adventure, it's essential to be informed. From understanding your ticket options to familiarising yourself with specific accessibility features, we've got you covered. Access all the crucial information you need to ensure a smooth and enjoyable visit, because at Wicksteed Park, inclusivity is at the heart of what we do.


Ride Map

Curious to map out your adventure? Our comprehensive map of attractions provides a detailed overview of all the fun awaiting you. And for those who like to plan ahead, you can download your own copy of the map here!

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