Step into a world of magic at Wicksteed Park. Nestled in the heart of Kettering, Northamptonshire, it's not just a park; it's an experience, memory-maker, and place where history meets adventure.
Spanning a vast 147 acres of lush, rolling parkland, Wicksteed Park is the perfect day out. From the thrill of over 25 exhilarating rides and attraction to the serenity of open spaces where you can lose yourself in a book or challenge your loved ones to a spirited football match, there's something for everyone. And the best part? Our parkland is open and free for families to enjoy all day long.
Did you know? We are funded by the charitable trust
Wicksteed Park, nurtured by a dedicated charitable trust, embodies history, community, and joy. With roots tracing back to its founder Charles Wicksteed, who championed leisure and recreation for all, this green haven holds a rich legacy.
Amid thrilling rides and serene landscapes, Charles Wicksteed’s vision thrives. It’s a place where people of all backgrounds unite, relishing the outdoors and forging lasting memories. This enduring vision is upheld by the trust.
Rides infuse excitement and financial stability, vital to Wicksteed Park’s essence. Beyond heart-pounding thrills, they’re a part of its core.
As you explore and appreciate the park’s beauty, remember your place in a generational continuum. Wicksteed Park’s journey from its origins to today’s vibrant destination is sustained by history, fun, and community.
The trust’s innovative approach, rooted in Wicksteed’s vision, ensures the park remains accessible and free. It’s a harmonious blend of history, adventure, and sustainability that sets Wicksteed Park apart.
So, come, savour rides and natural beauty, and join living history. Each twist, turn, and laugh adds to a timeless tale, celebrating inclusivity, enjoyment, and Wicksteed Park’s visionary spirit.
Wicksteed Charitable Trust receives no regular external funding to support the continued work to keep the park open as a freely accessible place for all generations to enjoy. If you would like to support the Trust in maintaining this wonderful space and securing it for future generations to enjoy, please click the Support Us button below.
Dive deep into the history of Northamptonshire as you wander through our woods, or hop aboard the UK’s most beloved narrow-gauge railway and let it whisk you away on a nostalgic journey. With so much to explore and experience, you’ll find yourself thinking “There’s nowhere quite like Wicksteed Park!”
Our Digital Archive contains historical photos, plans and memorabilia which we hope to update on a regular basis and welcome volunteers from all backgrounds and ages to join us. Experience a treasure trove of memories, this archive is a testament to the park’s rich heritage and the countless moments of joy it has brought to its visitors over the years.
Are you passionate about preserving history, fostering community spirit, and shaping the future of a beloved green space? Wicksteed Park invites you to become a trustee and play a pivotal role in continuing our legacy of joy and togetherness.
Got questions or need further information about your visit? Our amiable team is eager to assist! Reach out through any of the methods provided on our contact page.
"We all had a fantastic time here plenty of car parking. Me, my daughter, Niece, and Grandson and there's lots to do here, including lovely walks and fun rides, plenty of eating places too. We took our own picnic though there were plenty of seating areas. We were able to buy extra drinks and ice lolly on our walk around the rides. Plenty of toilet facilities too. The staff were lovely and friendly here, would definitely recommend it here for a fun day out."
"Took my granddaughters they loved it. There is plenty to do and lots of free play area's . The ride tickets are good value at one pound when you have more than one child to pay for. Parking good . Food stalls and drinks can be purchased. Excellent day out."
"A good day out, with a great selection of activities for young children. We bought wristbands but probably would have been cheaper to buy the tickets as these were only £1 each in August. Amazing play park which is free to use. Great grounds to have a picnic. Would recommend."
"We went last week and had the best time! Staff were so friendly and helpful and we thought this was great value for money. Kids Loved it."
"We camped here this week, and all had a blast!!! It was so well-priced. We were one of the first in the park. The camping was quiet, and the kids absolutely loved all the places to walk!!! Thank you!"
"I just got back from the park, it was great seeing so many people all smiling, the parks looking wonderful and the special August offer of £1 a ride is a great offer. Well done wickies."
"First time visiting this park and wasn’t disappointed. Such a lovely place. Couldn’t decide to either buy wristbands or tokens. Family of four. Two adults. 6 year old and nearly 2 year old 0.8m tall. Wristbands were the cheaper option in the end. Staff friendly and happy. Food was really tasty. We ate in the American diner. We couldn’t do the whole park we got there at midday so we ran out of time. We will come back and come earlier in the day."
"Tyler in Chocolate Haven is a real asset to you! Look forward to coming back at Easter for all the rides!"
"We had a lovely day at the park on a very busy day, it was an amazingly good value day out. It is still incredibly popular mostly down to affordable rides and free play park. We visited twice in the summer holidays, we bought tickets both times as with the length of queues we had only managed to get on two rides in the first hour and a half. So you couldn’t of got on 22 rides to make the wrist band better value. We were disappointed that there wasn’t a track with cars to drive as in previous years. As with little boys that is a firm favourite"
"Went to the monster ball my grandchildren really enjoyed themselves.. especially when Wicky bear and Mable came out on stage"