Wicksteed Park - Days out in Northamptonshire

Wicksteed Park can be found near Kettering in Northamptonshire and claims to be one of the biggest playgrounds in Europe.

Car Parking

Lots of parking, but there is a charge.

Main Attractions

Kids theme park, lots of rides, you have to be 0.9 metres to go on most things. Lots of space to run around and picnic. A railway, a few playgrounds, lots to do.

Is it Buggy Friendly?


Is Wicksteed Park an Indoor or Outdoor Attraction?

Mainly outdoor. No indoor activities.

What is the Ideal Age for Visiting?

Most rides have a 0.9 metre height restriction. Caters for all ages from around 3+

Can You Buy Food There?

There are a few food stalls, crepes, Jacket potatoes, fast food and a Cornish pasty shop. We ate in the bistro, wide range on menu, food excellent.

Are the Food Options Varied? i.e. Vegetarian

There were a few vegetarian options, not much 'healthy food' as in salads.

What's it Like if You Take Your Own Food?

Yes, the grounds are beautiful, lots of space to eat outside.

Are the Toilets Clean?

Very dated but clean.

Can You Do Everything in a Day?

Yes, it is a busy full day out.

Do You Have to Pay for Activities on Top of the Entrance Fee?

Motorbike rides £0.50 each, climbing a ladder to win a toy £2 each. Most things included in price.

What is the Best Bit?

My daughter (4) loved the kids rollercoaster! And the big banana slides (and her dad did too!)

What Would You Say to People Considering Going?

Some of the rides are closed if it rains so try and go on a dry day.

What "Unmissable" Bit Is There?

The bumper boats were great fun and also the pedalling monorail, the railway is a good 20 minutes to see the grounds.

What Would Make it Better?

It is in need of modernising, very dated.

What Did You Think of Your Visit?

We had a fun packed day, good food and children had an excellent time.

How Many Stars Out Of Five?

4 stars

Do You Have Any Final Comments?


What do You Think?

Login or Register to add a comment or ask a question.

Advertise on Parenting.co.uk


If you run a business and would like to get your message across to families and parents then Parenting.co.uk is a good place for you to advertise.


parenting competitions

Win English Heritage Memberships

Win 3 x English Heritage Family Annual Memberships

Top 15 Days Out Articles

parenting articles


parenting newsletter

Would you like to receive details of: Parenting Tips, Money Savings ideas and Competitions?

Follow Parenting.co.uk

follow parenting

facebook    twitter    rss-feed