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Wicksteed Park

Spot the Meerkats at Wicksteed Park.Spot the Meerkats at Wicksteed Park.

Set within 147 acres of Northamptonshire countryside, Wicksteed Park makes for a fantastic day out with the kids. This theme park is jam-packed with child-friendly attractions and rides (30 no less!), parkland areas to relax and play, animals to get up close to, an indoor play park for the little ones, outdoor adrenaline activities (including a zipwire and climbing walls) for the older kids, a variety of places to dine plus a secluded area where you can pitch up your tent, or hire luxury lodges, so you can enjoy an overnight stay at this family-friendly theme park, with all guests who stay receiving a discount on a second day visit to the park.

Best for: all ages

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What to Expect:

  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Great for kids 4-12
  • Great for toddlers
  • Wildlife
  • Picnic areas
  • Pay on day
  • Outdoor play area
  • Open year-round

What to do

Check out the indoor soft play area - perfect for little ones.

Taking older children looking for some adrenaline action? RUSH is the place to be with a zip wire, and the Clip 'n Climb area is perfect from 4 years.

Try out all the rides, including a carousel, ladybird rollercoaster, log flume and giant slides - something for all ages.

Spot the birds in the aviary or meerkats in their burrows.

Where to stay

There is the option to stay on-site. Choose between the campsite (which offers a modern loo and shower block) or a luxury timber lodge that comfortably sleeps a family of six. Families staying on-site get special second-day discounts on entry wristbands.

You can book your pitch or lodge online.


Wicksteed Park open at 10:30am on ride days and food outlets are open from 9:30am.

The grounds close at the following times:
Feb and Mar: 6pm
Apr – Sept: 8.30pm
Oct: 6pm
Nov – Jan: 4.30pm


Wicksteed Park is located in the county of Northamptonshire. It is approximately 15 miles north-east of Northampton and around 41 miles west of Cambridge. If visiting by car use NN15 6NJ in your sat nav, or if travelling by train, the nearest station is in Kettering just 5 minutes away from the park.


Within the 147 acres there are plenty of places to pitch up your picnic basket. But if food-on-the-go is your thing, there are a selection of eateries around the theme park offering food and drink options for all the family.


The park is suitable for all budgets; it is even possible to go to the park and not spend a penny as there is a range of free play equipment.

However you can purchase wristbands or tickets (on-site in in advance) to access the rides within the park. Wristbands allow you to go on everything as many times as you like, but if you are limited on time or just want to try a few rides, you can purchase individual or sheets of tickets (most rides take between 1 and 3 tickets per person).

All prices can be found on the website.

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