Wicksteed Park Kettering
Barton Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 6NJ
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
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What we offer on a school trip
Wicksteed Park is loved and admired for its welcoming atmosphere, beautiful parkland and fabulous array of playthings. But did you know that it dates back to the First World War? And that its name is recognized across the world for pioneering children's play?
The park was made as a gift for the people of Kettering in the first decades of the 20th century by Charles Wicksteed, owner of a successful engineering firm based in the town. Wicksteed Park is highly unusual in that it has always been offered as a benevolent act by a private charitable Trust, taking money only for extra facilities such as refreshments or rides, as a necessity to pay for the maintenance of the open space.
Wicksteed Park has been with us for almost a century now, during which time its offer of free open space for family play has been made uniquely possible by hundreds of volunteers - Wicksteed family members, dedicated local people and inspired experts. Much has changed, but much has been carefully preserved, and there have been comings and goings, hard times and good times. All these are additions to Wicksteed Park's unique story, Along with all the fun of the rides and attractions, we also offer:
Programmes of Study based on Key Stages 1-4. There's a wide variety of topics on offer - art days, design days, storytelling, a Victorian living experience and the new World War 2, giving students an insight into the hardships of war.
We have worked with a number of local schools and Educational specialists to put together a range of lesson plans for you to be able to use prior to your visit. We also encourage individual schools to develop their own programme of study using Wicksteed Park as the practical base. If you would like further information, then please contact our Education Officer on: email@example.com" data-mce-href="ailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com
We understand the complexities that all teachers have when planning an out of school activity and therefore we would like to offer our assistance wherever possible. One such area is the carrying out of pre-visit Risk Assessments or the gathering of risk assessment information, therefore please contact us.
To find out more about the Wicksteed please visit our website: http://www.wicksteedpark.org