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Below you can find our latest press releases available for viewing.


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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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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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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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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