Are you planning an engaging School Day Out in Kettering? Discover the ultimate destination at Wicksteed Park, situated in the heart of Northamptonshire. Wicksteed Park prioritises the surrounding communities’ education and provides a diverse array of rides and attractions that cater to various interests, promising an exciting day for every student. We provide a seamless and memorable adventure that combines learning and laughter alongside a variety of experiences for school bookings making Wicksteed Park the top choice for School Days Out in Northamptonshire. Want an educational school trip? We provide insights into a variety of subjects including Physics, Design, Maths, Arts and Literature, and many more! Our Educational school days focus on those in Key stages 1 and 2. However, we also provide information tailored to the curriculum of those in Key Stages 3 and 4. If informative days are not what you are seeking, we are also providing school trip days, new for July 2024! Read below for more information about our School Park Dates.

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Educational Value

Wicksteed Park is more than just a day of fun; it’s a journey through history and innovation. Collaborate with our resident education staff to offer students a unique perspective on the lives of people from the past. Check out some of the topics we cover in our educational programme! For more information download the Education Programme here.

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Key Stage 1

Mini beast hunt
Tree Identification
Natural or Man-made?

Exploring Forces

Shapes and Numbers

Nature by Design

Charles Wicksteed Day
Invaders and Settlers
Victorian Day
Wicksteed by the Sea
Victorian Christmas

Key Stage 2

Mini Beast Hunt
Tree Identification

Fairgrounds and Rollercoasters

Data handling

Trees in Books and Books from Trees

We can develop our sessions further through creating a clear narrative across the periods of study, and develop pupils understanding of British, local and world history.

Key Stage 3&4

For those in secondary education, we can work with schools to put together bespoke days.
Focusing on a variety of areas of the curriculum.

School Park Dates 2024

Book your school park days here for 2024! Dates include: 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th of July Tickets are £14.50pp

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Capacity and Safety

Booking and Capacity: To guarantee the best School Day Out in Kettering, we advise reaching out to our dedicated team. They’ll provide insights on accommodating your group size and crafting a visit that aligns with your objectives.

Safety First: Safety is paramount at Wicksteed Park. While we boast a vast array of rides, not all might be suitable for every student. Our team adheres to stringent safety protocols and risk management processes. We request your understanding and cooperation in following these guidelines.

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School Park Dates

For our four designated school days, groups of 20 or more will have access to wristbands at a special price of £14.50 each. These dates are:
2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th of July
Additionally, for every group of 10 students, one teacher gets free entry! Don’t miss out – Book now!

Please note: The park will also be open to paying guests on these dates.

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Explore and learn

Beyond exhilarating rides, Wicksteed Park is a treasure trove of history and nature. Enhance the learning experience with visits to Wicky’s farmyard and Meerkat Manor. Dive into the past, interact with diverse species, and craft memories that will be talked about for years.

To discover more about our bespoke booking options that cater perfectly to your school’s requirements, please reach out to us directly.


Before starting your adventure, it's essential to be informed. From understanding your ticket options to familiarising yourself with specific accessibility features, we've got you covered. Access all the crucial information you need to ensure a smooth and enjoyable visit, because at Wicksteed Park, inclusivity is at the heart of what we do.


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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.

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