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“Rip off parking charge!! ”
Review of Wicksteed Park

Wicksteed Park
Ranked #3 of 115 things to do in Kettering
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Wicksteed Park is based in Kettering, Northamptonshire and the large 147 acre ground is a wonderful mix of rides, attractions and beautiful countryside and wildlife. Wicksteed also boasts two private function rooms, ideal for weddings, private functions and corporate hire in the Northamptonshire and Midlands region. The is also a family camp site which boasts a modern loo and shower block, and beautiful views over the lake. It's the perfect way to make the most of Wicksteed Park. You wake up just seconds away from our rides, cafés and playgrounds, and get special second-day discounts on our wristbands. 2018 opening dates will be updated shortly.
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Visited for one hour mid afternoon with our grandchild, we live local, we noticed that the parking ticket machine was covered over so presumed that there was no charge as we also noticed that cars were leaving through an open barrier, but when we left, there was a male attendant on the barrier who rudely demanded £3, when we questioned this he abruptly said that was the minimum charge! Rip off!!

Date of experience: October 2018
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AaronS3803, Public Relations Manager at Wicksteed Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Alison, thank you for your review. We would always recommend for paying for parking before you leave. Please have a look at our website which goes through parking charges. Thank you.

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Reviewed October 19, 2018

We spent a few hours at Wicksteed Park. Plenty to amuse the children even though the roller coaster was out of action due to high winds. The climbing wall was excellent value and the staff very helpful. Free playground with plenty of activities and the train ride round the lake brought back memories of when we lived a short walk away many years ago. Everything at the park was free then!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Susan E
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AaronS3803, Public Relations Manager at Wicksteed Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Susan E! Thank you for your review! We love going on the train as well and seeing the beauty Wicksteed Park has to offer! We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed October 15, 2018

Had a fantastic day with my wife and three daughters, thoroughly enjoyed it, lots of things to do there, there are quite a few rides, I would advise buying a wristband if you intend to spend the whole day there, this gives you unlimited access to all the rides and there is a laser quest there too, which the girls loved, they went in there about five times!
Plenty of toilets on site, gift shop, ice-cream available, tea, coffee, bevarages, fish and chips if you fancy, there is also a coffee shop inside the park with a kids play area, where they have sandwiches, bake potatoes etc.. everything is reasonably priced in the park, so not too expensive, but a great day out, highly recommend!! You'll love it! Look forward to going again..

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Joe R
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AaronS3803, Public Relations Manager at Wicksteed Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Joe R! this sounds like a fantastic day out! It's great to hear your three daughters had a great day at Wicksteed Park and enjoyed the Laser Quest! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Wicksteed Park is a real gem of an amusement park set in beautiful countryside.
We have been four times in the last two years, we heard about it from my sister in law who remembers going there as a child.
It’s really well signposted and easy to find, you will find that there is a lot of parking too, it’s not free to park £6 all day and remember to pay before you leave to get an exit ticket.
You can pay for parking in the shop and top tip buy your wristbands online and pick them up in the gift shop near laser quest, you will avoid the queues at the front.
The park is spread out over beautiful grounds and rides go from the gentle kid friendly rides to a roller coaster and log flume.
The highlights for us are the roller coaster, racing cars, log flume and umbrella ride.
You can go on a train ride around the park to get your bearings and there’s loads to do it’s a packed day out.
The bonus is you can take your own food in and you can exit the park and re enter with no checks or security because you only pay for the rides.
We’ve never had a bad day out here, it’s not the cheapest day out but it’s a full fun day.
We will definitely be returning next year with our baby to introduce her to what’s fast become a family favourite.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sqwidge
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AaronS3803, Public Relations Manager at Wicksteed Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Mark H, that is great to hear! We love to hear positive experiences at Wicksteed Park, and its even better to know that you have never had a bad day out here! We hope you have another great time here next time you bring your baby with you!

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Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

I took several Brownies and Guides to the Rush Tower at Wicksteed and we all had a fantastic time including the leaders. Zip wire in the dark is an experience I will never forget! Thank you to the amazing staff members who gave the girls such a great night and memories for life. We can't wait to visit the indoor climbing centre in December

Date of experience: October 2018
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AaronS3803, Public Relations Manager at Wicksteed Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Stacey P, thank you for your review! It was a great experience, and we know your team will enjoy Clip 'n Climb when they come to visit soon!

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