This time of year always underlines to me the truly unique and diverse nature of our park.
We still have a fantastic selection of rides and attractions open each weekend and throughout the half-term holidays but the run-up to Christmas illustrates just how much more the park has to offer.
Earlier this week, we were delighted to be joined by HM Lord-Lieutenant of Northamptonshire James Saunders Watson, to launch the county’s contribution to The Queen’s Green Canopy tree planting initiative, marking the monarch’s Platinum Jubilee.
The Wicksteed Charitable Trust also announced that its contribution to the initiative would be to involve the local community in planting a new 1.6-acre woodland at the park, recreating the Paradise Spinney which was historically on the site close to the fishing lake and park railway.
Also, tickets are already on sale for our Christmas party nights, held in the pavilion throughout December. The theme for this year’s events is a Masquerade Ball and will include live music, table entertainment and a disco.
Families can enjoy our Magical Wicksteed experience, which will run from Saturday November 27 through to Christmas Eve, with this year promising to be bigger and better than ever.
It includes a Christmas show in the park’s new theatre as well as a visit to Santa’s reindeer, meeting Mr and Mrs Claus and their cheeky elves and unlimited rides on the festive train and all the rides in the Adventure Zone.
For Halloween we’ve got the ever-popular Wicky’s Mini Monsters Ball on October 30 and from October 23 to October 31 we have a Nightmare Nights scare attraction for older children and adults, which includes experiencing our rides in the dark.
Then, on Saturday November 6 our annual fireworks display is back with a bang, providing an amazing spectacle set to music and with its own unique story.
In amongst all that we have our Christmas Extravaganza, family-friendly daytime variety show and last, but by no means least, our famous World Puddle Jumping Championships will be launched on Wednesday October 27, so dig out your wellies!
The park has introduced a Covid promise, which guarantees guests a full refund if the government introduces restrictions which prevent it from putting on any of its events.
Details of all the events are on our website but hurry, tickets are selling fast!
Oliver Wicksteed, chairman, Wicksteed Charitable Trust