Plan Your Visit

We want you to get the most out of your day here at Wicksteed Park and have as much fun as possible. To help you plan, this page is full of key information about our park including opening times and pricing.

Wicksteed Park is situated in Kettering, Northamptonshire and is easy to find. If you have a sat nav just enter the postcode NN15 6NJ and it’ll find us in a jiffy on Barton Road.

Use our handy map below to see where we are!

Our park is always open for use. On ride days our attractions are open from 11:00am and our food outlets open from 9:30am!

You can find out which days are a ride day by checking out the Ride Day calendar below.

Month Gates close Rides open
February – March 18:00 11:00 - 16:00*
April – September 20:30 10:30 - 17:00*
October 18:00 10:30 - 16:00*
November – January 16:30 --

We have plenty of ways you can enjoy Wicksteed Park! Purchase a Ride Wristband and you can go on our Rides as much as you like! Our rides also take Tickets so you can grab a handful of Tickets and only go on the rides you want too. Yippee!

Tickets can be purchased from our Ticket Office on the day of your visit and are just £2.50 per ride!

If you are looking to book for a group of 20 or more than make sure you take advantage of our group booking deals. The following is a look at what offers await you when you arrive! For school & group rates please email

Discounted Wristbands

Bulk-Ticket Discounts

Free Coach Parking

Pre-ordered Ice Creams

For more information download our Group Brochure below!
Group Brochure 2020

Park your car

When you enter the park, collect a parking ticket from the barrier and remember to pay before you leave! Please check your park map for the closest locations of our pay machines. If you pay for your parking with these machines you will have 20 minutes grace period to leave the park.

On ride days you can also save a lot of time and pay for your ticket when you purchase your ride tickets/wristbands providing you plan on staying more than 3 hours. We will validate your ticket for you and it will allow you to stay in the park until it closes around sunset. We think the new barrier makes the park a securer place for all which is good news and it should reduce the queuing time to get into the park.

As a not-for-profit charity, parking fees are essential for the continued free use of this beautiful parkland. Thank you for your support.

Parking Fees

Up to 20 mins free
Up to 2 hours £3
2 to 3 hours £4
Over 3 hours £6

Please bear with us while we update our systems. To buy an annual parking pass for just £40, please call 01536 512475. Thank you

Dave the Duck

Guests with additional needs

Many of our rides can accommodate some disabilities and the train can board wheelchairs. There are gentle slopes down to the lake’s edge where you can pick up a flat path that takes you all around the park. We’ve created an access statement that may be useful and we’re continually reassessing how we can help visitors with additional needs.

If you have a question you’d like to answer before your visit then we’d be happy to help; simply email

The small print

Annual ride wristbands

¹ As part of the security measures for your annual wristband, your photograph will be taken and stored to prevent others from using your card if lost or stolen. This photograph will not be stored with any of your personal details.

Annual wristbands are valid for twelve months from the day it’s first used. Only 1 wristband will be issued per person per day on production of your Annual Wristband card.

Tesco Deals vouchers are not valid for Annual Wristband purchases.

PLEASE NOTE YOU CAN NO LONGER PURCHASE WRISTBANDS ONLINE ON THE DAY. These can be purchased from a Wicksteed Park ticket outlet on the day.

Annual Wristbands are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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