Join us this Christmas and get ready to have a blast at Wicky’s Crackers Christmas Party! Get ready for a day filled with non-stop holiday joy and laughter that’ll make your heart sing with glee.
22 Dec 2023 12:00am - 22 Dec 2023 12:00pm
Get ready and prepare for a night of side-splitting hilarity at Wicksteed Park's Comedy Night. Join us for a fantastic night out featuring a stellar line up of acclaimed comedy acts that will leave you in stitches. Our star-studded cast includes Karen Bayley, Funmbi Omotayo, Dani Johns and Sarah Keyworth.
23 Feb 2024 7:00pm
Experience Reindeer Feeding this Christmas! Hand-feed Majestic Reindeer: Get up close and personal with Santa's most trusted companions! Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit as you hand-feed our gentle and majestic reindeer. Learn About Their Species: Delve into the fascinating world of reindeer. Discover intriguing facts about these incredible creatures.
1 Dec 2023 11:30am - 23 Dec 2023 2:30pm
About Wicksteed Park
Wicksteed Park, 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.
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 9:30am – 5:30pm unless specified. Use the button below to see our bookable dates!Book Now!
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.
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.