First opened in 1913 by Charles Wicksteed as a garden/play park for the children of the area. This theme park does not have the high tech amusements and rides one might expect but at the same time it does offer you a very entertaining and rewarding day out with the family regardless. I spent many afternoons here as a kid with my friends enjoying all the rides and generally having a great day.
For when you want to escape the mayhem, encasing the many attractions are dedicated picnic areas and secluded gardens of lush greenery that have maintained the park's rural beginnings.
Below are pictures and videos of some of Wicksteed Park's main attractions. Although there are many more rides that cater for children and adults of all ages.
Detailed information on another theme park within Northamptonshire is here: Billing Aquadrome
Quite an unnerving experience as the ship does really sway vigourously. Although it is fairly tame frights when compared to modern theme park rides. Very enjoyable none the less.
These petrol cars don't go too fast and are suitable for children 10 and up. Good fun and do allow for slight bumping during races.
These are as the name suggests just like water based bumper cars, a great variation on the traditional bumpers. You don't usually get too wet unless someone really creates a wave by smashing into you!
This vintage railway train chugs along at a leisurely pace allowing you to take advantage of the scentic views, it's all quite uneventful but a nice change of pace from the more frantic rides.
Compact and not too intimidating rollercoaster ideal for young teens and easily scared adults!
Rocky River Falls Log Flume
One of the first and oldest still functioning waterchutes in Europe, it's basically a glorified skip that gets thrown into the water but despite its simplicity it still remains fun and one of the park's main attractions.
Parking, Ticket & Wristband Costs: http://www.wicksteedpark.co.uk/Park-Prices.aspx
For detailed directions on how to get to Wicksteed Park use the destination instructions within our maps page.