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Wicksteed Park

Premium adventure experience & camping

Fun, fun, fun. Created in the 1930s Wicksteed Park is a Grade II English Heritage listed attraction.

Offering a premium adventure experience and camping and set within 147 acres of green open space the park has long been a firm favourite with visitors to Northamptonshire with its charming, nostalgic feel.

One of the best things about Wicksteed Park is there’s a variety of activities available, for children of all ages. Besides roller coasters and thrills rides you’ll find traditional playground areas too. Park Founder, Charles Wicksteed, was the inventor of outdoor play equipment like the swing and slide. As an engineer and innovator, Charles also designed the world’s oldest water chute, which is still enjoyed in the park today.

Things to do: 

⁃          ‘Clip and Climb’ indoor climbing experience 

⁃           Archery 

⁃           Crazy golf 

⁃           Laser tag

⁃           Treetop walk


⁃           Miniature railway 

⁃           Children’s lake

⁃           Meerkat Burrows 

⁃           Aviary  


⁃           Regular concerts, comedy nights and family events 

For overnight breaks, you can extend your visit and stay at the camping ground. Bring your tent, BBQ and camping chairs and set up in one of the idyllic camping spots for a staycation to remember with views overlooking the beautiful lake. The campsite boasts a modern loo and shower block and you wake up just moments away from rides, cafés and playgrounds. You are also offered special second-day discounts on wristbands. Although Wicksteed doesn’t have electric hook up, they do welcome caravans and campers as well as tents.

Wicksteed Park is wholly owned by Wicksteed Charitable Trust. The park was founded in 1921, as part of the legacy of Charles Wicksteed.

Contact & Opening Times

Barton Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 6NJ|
[email protected]|

Email [email protected] or telephone 01536 512475.

Please visit our website for details of camping, ride openings and other facilities before you visit, thank you.

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Visitor Information & Facilities

  • Baby changing
  • Breakfast
  • Child friendly
  • Coach parking
  • Couples
  • Dog friendly
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Loyalty Card
  • Meeting / conference space
  • Pet friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & cake
  • Tea & coffee
  • Teenagers
  • The whole family
  • Wheelchair access
  • Young children

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