Sunday, 6 August 2017

Wicksteed Park in Kettering

Update: January 2019 Wicksteed are currently operating a limited winter package. You can grab a wristband for £7.50, and get to go on the following rides: Carousel, Sway Rider, Aviary, Meerkat Burrows, Crazy Golf, Astroslide, Drop Slide and Tree Top Walk.
New Clip 'n Climb is open and perfect for rainy/cold days.  £12 per session 25 minutes briefing and 55 minutes climbing.  Leap of faith is additional £2 for 2 jumps.

Wicksteed Park is an amusement park in Kettering and is one of the oldest theme parks in the UK.

I have been several times but went recently for my nephews 5th birthday and we had a fab day out so I thought I'd share my thoughts on the place.

You can purchase wrist bands or tickets depending on your circumstances.  We bought 40 tickets for £37 and topped up later with an extra 10 for £12.50.  We opted for this as my son wanted an adult for some rides and it meant we could mix & match.  My sister opted for wrist bands for her children at £19 each.  The wrist bands are slightly cheaper if you book online so if you visit check this out first.

The park opens at 10.30 but closing time varies depending on the season.

I would recommend this amusement park for anyone with primary school children.  Older children would probably get bored although may have fun if with younger siblings.

There are loads of rides and the website and signage around the park clearly shows height restrictions and how many tickets are required.  On average it is 2 tickets per ride/per person.

There is also a huge free play area with loads of swings, slides and climbing apparatus.

We took a picnic but there are plenty of places to eat including the new Peacock Place with play area/sand pit attached.

My children loved the Childrens lake, Mr Wicksteed cars, Snakes & ladders astroslide, Sway rider, Wicksteed racers and all apart from my daughter loved the log flumes.  The waterchute is the oldest in the world dating back to 1926!

We had 4 adults and 4 children and had a brilliant day.  We stayed for 5 hours and could have stayed longer but had other plans. 

Wicksteed also has camping and new timber lodges.  Camping is from £15 per night.  I cannot comment on this but if you would like more information click on this link
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I can thoroughly recommend if you are in Northamptonshire. Lily rated 9 out 10 and Luke rated 10 out of 10!

If you are looking for more parks and playgrounds in Northamptonshire then check out my guide Parks and playgrounds in Northamptonshire

Emma xxx

Extra information

Tel: (01536) 512475

Address: Barton Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 6NJ

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