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  • Our campsite boasts a modern loo and shower block
  • beautiful views over the lake
  • special second-day discounts on our wristbands

Wicksteed Park, near Kettering, combines 147 acres of beautiful parkland with attractions such as rollercoasters and rides to ensure a great day out for the whole family, no matter what their budget.

Founded by Charles Wicksteed, the inventor of modern day play equipment such as the slide and the swing, the park was part of his vision to inspire and encourage play as part of families' health and well-being.

It has just completed a Heritage Lottery Fund-backed £3million project that has restored the park’s lake to its former glory.

New for 2016 there is the new Wickys Play Factory indoor play area, a sand and water play area, the Woolloomooloo walk-through aviary and the new Snakes and Ladders covered freefall dropslide for the ultimate thrill-seekers.

You can also enjoy the trills of the new RUSH zipwire and activity tower.

RUSH has a top speed of 40mph, is as high as a six-storey building and 310metres long and comprises three zip wires to allow families and friends to take the plunge together.

The park has been given a Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor - the world’s largest travel site - for being one of the UK’s top places to go for a day out, based on visitor ratings.

It also boasts some of the oldest thrill rides in the UK, including the water chute, which first opened in 1926 – and the Wicksteed Park railway, which takes visitors around the park and is the most popular narrow-gauge railway in the country.

There are also top quality camping facilities and the opportunity to stay in a luxury lodge in the heart of 147 acres of stunning parkland.

The entrance to Wicksteed Park is off Barton Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 6NJ – minutes away from the A14, with easy access to the M1 and A1.

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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away


TV room


Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area



Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches


Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed



Spectacular scenery

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Golf nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby


Large (51-200 pitches)


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  • Barton Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, England, NN15 6NJ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.3849°N 0.7099°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Kettering: Town Centre Coach Stops — 1.1 miles
Isham: Kettering Road Coach Stop — 1.9 miles
Great Harrowden: Kettering Road Coach Stop — 3.8 miles
Train stations
Kettering Rail Station — 1.1 miles
Wellingborough Rail Station — 5.8 miles
Corby Rail Station — 7.2 miles
Ferry ports
West Lynn Ferry Landing — 52.9 miles
Coventry Airport — 32.4 miles


From the North: Leave the M1 at junction 19 and join the A14, exit the A14 at junction 10 and follow the brown signs
From the South: Leave the M1 at junction 15 and join the A43 then take the A14 (junction 8) East to junction 10 and follow the brown signs

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Wicksteed Park is in Kettering – minutes away from the A14, with easy access to the M1 and A1.

Must see

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National Trust

  • Lyveden New Bield (8.2 miles)
  • Canons Ashby (25.0 miles)

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