Time 4 Tots

It’s The Time 4 Tots Takeover! Get your toddlers out of the house and having fun outdoors! Come join us for a day and explore the fun Wicksteed Park has to offer! Every Thursday & Friday in September!

7 Sep 2023 10:00am - 29 Sep 2023 3:00pm

Wicksteed’s Spooktacular Half-Term

Get Ready for a Spine-Chilling Adventure at Wicksteed Park's Spooktacular Half-Term Event! Join us between October 21st to 29th, from 10:30PM to 4:00PM.

21 Oct 2023 10:30am - 29 Oct 2023 4:00pm

Mini Monsters Ball

Join us for the Mini Monsters ball on October 28th, from 4:30 to 6:30pm, priced at £6 per person. It’s time to get into the Halloween spirit and dress up in your spookiest fancy dress costumes for a chance to win the Halloween fancy dress competition.

28 Oct 2023 4:30pm - 28 Oct 2023 6:30pm

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.

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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.

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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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