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WICKSTEED PARK CORONAVIRUS CLOSURE

Wednesday 18th March 2020

Wicksteed Park has closed its attractions until further notice following the latest Government advice on the coronavirus outbreak. Its public open spaces will remain open for people who wish to use them, with limited refreshments also available, but visitors have been urged to follow the latest health advice at all times.

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WICKSTEED PARK FREE OFFER TO DRAYTON MANOR TICKET HOLDERS

Thursday 20th February 2020

People who had bought Drayton Manor tickets for this week have been offered the chance to redeem them for free admission to Wicksteed Park, after the Tamworth park was forced to close for half term.

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WICKSTEED PARK ANNOUNCES SUPERB LINE-UP OF SHOWS FOR 2020

Friday 24th January 2020

A series of West End quality shows are heading to Wicksteed Park to add to their exciting 2020 events calendar.

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MORE THAN 100 JOBS UP FOR GRABS IN WICKSTEED PARK RECRUITMENT DRIVE

Monday 20th January 2020

More than 100 full and part time jobs have been announced at Wicksteed Park as it begins a new and exciting period in its development.

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WICKSTEED PARK EARNS SANDFORD AWARD FOR HERITAGE EDUCATION

Wednesday 6th November 2019

Wicksteed Park has been rewarded for its heritage education programme with a national award.

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WICKSTEED PARK VOWS TO MAKE 2019 FIREWORK CELEBRATION BEST EVER

Tuesday 29th October 2019

Wicksteed Park has vowed to make its 2019 fireworks celebration the best one ever despite an incident of serious vandalism which destroyed this year’s Wicker Man.

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WORLD PUDDLE JUMPING CHAMPIONSHIPS TO BE A BREXIT-FREE ZONE

Tuesday 15th October 2019

The World Puddle Jumping Championships have been declared a “Brexit-free zone” after this year’s event coincided with the date Britain is due to leave the EU.

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WICKSTEED PARK ANNOUNCES MAGICAL 2019 CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHTS

Thursday 26th September 2019

Premier party venue Wicksteed Park, Kettering, has launched its hugely-popular Christmas celebration nights for 2019, offering guests free rides on two of its favourite attractions as part of the fun.

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WICKSTEED PARK BRINGS BACK RIDE TICKET SYSTEM AFTER LISTENING TO CUSTOMERS

Wednesday 25th September 2019

Wicksteed Park has brought back its ride ticket system as an alternative way to enjoy its attractions – after listening to feedback from customers.

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MAGICAL WICKSTEED RETURNS FOR 2019

Monday 2nd September 2019

Wicksteed Park has announced the return of its hugely-successful Magical Wicksteed experience during the run-up to this Christmas.

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WICKSTEED PARK CELEBRATES £1.78 MILLION NATIONAL LOTTERY HERITAGE FUND GRANT

Thursday 27th June 2019

Wicksteed Park is celebrating a £1.78 million grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, which will enable it to continue its transformation and preserve its unique history.

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WICKSTEED PARK LAUNCHES TV AD CAMPAIGN

Friday 21st June 2019

Wicksteed Park has launched its first television advert for 10 years as part of a drive to publicise multi-million pound investment in its attractions and facilities.

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WICKSTEED PARK SOAP BOX DERBY

Friday 7th June 2019

Racers at this year’s Wicksteed Park Soap Box Derby will be competing for a trip to the home of British motor racing, thanks to a fantastic new partnership deal with Silverstone.

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YOUNG AUTHORS AND CREATIVE ILLUSTRATORS INVITED TO ENTER COUNTY-WIDE SHORT STORY COMPETITION

Monday 3rd June 2019

School aged children from across Northamptonshire are being invited to showcase their literary skills in a competition which begins this month.

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WICKSTEED PARK’S HISTORIC HEART PROJECT WINS KETTERING CIVIC SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT IMPROVEMENT AWARD

Tuesday 21st May 2019

Kettering Civic Society has awarded its annual Rose Bowl environmental improvement award to Wicksteed Park, for its £2.5 million Historic Heart project.

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UNIQUE WICKSTEED PARK CLOCKS TICK AGAIN

Wednesday 1st May 2019

A £2.5 million project to renovate and restore the original heart of Wicksteed Park has transformed its elegant Edwardian pavilion, central piazza and precinct.

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WORLD PUDDLE JUMPING CHAMPIONSHIPS SET TO MAKE A RECORD SPLASH

Monday 22nd October 2018

Competitors will attempt to set a new world record when the sixth annual World Puddle Jumping Championships are held at Wicksteed Park.

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WICKYMAN TO BE THE STAR OF WICKSTEED PARK BONFIRE NIGHT

Monday 22nd October 2018

Wicksteed Park’s annual fireworks extravaganza will provide a magical event for all the family when it returns for its 17th fantastic year, with a giant Wickyman statue set to be the star of the show.

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Wicksteed Park Launches New Website

Monday 9th July 2018

Wicksteed Park has marked one of the most exciting periods in its history by launching a new website to help people plan their visit.

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Full Speed Ahead for Soap Box Derby

Wednesday 6th June 2018

Amateur racers will keep alive Charles Wicksteed’s legacy of engineering and innovation when they tackle this year’s Soap Box Derby at Wicksteed Park.

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Thousands to Celebrate Centenary of RAF

Thursday 24th May 2018

Twenty thousand visitors are set to celebrate the centenary of the RAF when the annual Wicksteed At War free family event returns to Wicksteed Park from June 8 – 10.

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Appeal to Recreate the World's First Playground

Wednesday 11th April 2018

A park known as the home of children’s play has launched a global search to find the iconic top ten attractions which graced the world’s first playgrounds.

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Partnership with Isebrook SEN College

Tuesday 13th March 2018

Ambitious Wicksteed Park and Isebrook SEN Cognition & Learning College have agreed a ground-breaking partnership which will promote inclusion for some of the most vulnerable people in our community.

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Three Super Daytime Shows for 2018

Friday 23rd February 2018

Twist and Shout, Sing As We Go and the Christmas Variety Spectacular will set the park’s Edwardian pavilion rocking and the family-friendly fun and entertainment will be delivered by nationally-acclaimed Songbook Productions.

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120 Jobs up for Grabs at Wicksteed Park

Friday 2nd February 2018

One hundred and twenty full and part time jobs have been announced at Wicksteed Park as it gears up for one of the most exciting periods in its history.

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Work Starts on £4.5m Project

Thursday 11th January 2018

Exciting work has begun on a £4.5million plan to bring the history and heritage of Wicksteed Park - the home of children’s play - alive to all visitors.

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Playground Rocking Horse Delights Children Once More

Monday 11th September 2017

One of the world’s oldest surviving playground rocking horses has been restored to its former glory and returned “home” after being rescued from a ditch where it had been abandoned and left to rust.

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Heritage Lottery Fund East Midlands News Release

Tuesday 18th July 2017

Wicksteed Park, near Kettering in Northamptonshire, has received initial support of £1.89million, made possible by National Lottery players, to transform the historic heart of the Park.

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