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Wicksteed Camp Fest

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Wicksteed Camp Fest

NOT AVAILABLE THIS YEAR – PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR OTHER HOLIDAYS
For now please do head over to the Camping and Glamping section of our website by clicking HERE

 

** This is a ‘SWK- LITE event. There will be a dedicated field for our group so you’ll be camping amongst single parent families, some of whom will be experienced campers, others who are new. There won’t be a coordinator or any organised events as on our longer holidays, but simply a laid back, chilled-out weekend where you can pitch your tent, enjoy the attractions of Wicksteed Park and relax with new friends whilst the kids play together.One of the biggest and best free playgrounds in Europe, Wicksteed Park is a fantastic combination between a Country Park and a Leisure Park.

One of the most popular visitor attractions in Northamptonshire, the park attracts over 1 millions visits a year and has been welcoming visitors since 1916.

Things To Do

The extensive playground has a huge variety of themed play areas – swings, see-saws, climbing frames, adventure modules and activities – all designed to keep the kids happily and safely entertained for hours. Next to the Playground is the huge Twin Pirate Ship – a stomach churning, gravity defying ride. Nearby you’ll find a traditional Galloper Carousel, Lazer Quest, Mini drop tower, 18 hole Crazy Golf Course and the new 9 hole Golf Putting challenge. The Fairground sited at the top of the Park offers a range of attractions that are targeted specifically at families with young children up to the age of 13 / 14 years old.

Not surprisingly, most of the Lakeside’s attractions feature water in one form or another. Here you’ll find a large man-made 30 acre lake complete with family rowing boats, the Small Lake children’s boats and hugely popular Bumper Boats. In keeping with the ‘watery’ theme, Wicksteed also have the Waterchute and the Nautic Jets.

Dates

The last bank holiday of the summer, and a good way to celebrate before getting into back-to-school mode. Arrive from 12pm on Saturday 26th August 2017, leaving at leisure on Bank Holiday Monday 28th.

We also have a number of spaces available for anyone wishing to arrive on the Friday or extend the break to the Tuesday to make the most of this fun location.

Location

Wicksteed Park, Barton Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN15 6NJ Details of where to pitch will be emailed to all participants (we have our own dedicated field exclusive to Single With Kids)

Family Ages

Suitable for all ages. The park has something for all and as a larger trip there is always a wide range of ages, from babies through to older teens.

Want to know more? Click on the tabs above for further information on the trip, plus prices and booking.

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Accommodation

The Campsite

The Wicksteed campsite is in the grounds of the park, and just across the field from the main activities. The facilities on site have been upgraded in 2010 and now include a heated shower block, toilets and washing up points.

Whilst there is no camping shop on site, there are a number of places in the park that serve fast food and confectionery. The site is also close to a large Tesco superstore for any missing essentials.

The park is open until 6pm, afterwards Wicksteed takes on a much more tranquil feel, there’s nothing better than a walk around the lake watching the sun set.

What's Included

The cost is based on 1 tent/campervan/ Caravan without electric hook up, includses up to 6 people and one vehicle. There is a charge for additional vehicles.

Whilst there are many free areas at Wicksteed, there is a small charge for the rides. These can be paid for per ride, alternatively there are wristbands available which give free access for a full day. These are available to purchase onsite!

You will need to provide your own tent – for any beginners you can pick up tents fairly cheaply at a variety of outdoor stores, our forum is also a useful source of information on this.

Trip Size

This is a medium size trip and the group usually reaches around 100+ campers (adults and kids). There’s always a good mix of regulars and newcomers on this trip, and children of all ages.

Any questions? Do email us at events@singlewithkids.co.uk

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Prices & Booking

The trip runs for two nights however as there are often a number of families wishing to lengthen the break, we also offer additional nights (Friday or Monday).The cost is based on 1 tent/campervan/ Caravan without electric hook up, includses up to 6 people and one vehicle. There is a charge for additional vehicles.

Wrist bands are available at Wicksteed's group rate per person (adult or child) should you wish to spend time in the fairground. These are valid for one day and allow the user free access to all rides and shows on site. These will be available on site to purchase, and group bands are available for 20 or more.

PLEASE NOTE!! Our camping trips are now run as 'SWK- LITE' events. There will be a dedicated field for our group so you'll be camping amongst single parent families, some of whom will be experienced campers, others who are new. There won't be a coordinator or any organised events as per our longer holidays so we can keep the price of the break as low as possible. Instead you'll have a laid back, chilled-out weekend where you can pitch your tent, enjoy all the fun of the fair and relax with new single parent friends whilst the kids play together.

Members' Prices

DatesNo. of NightsBookingPrice
Sat 26th August - Mon 27th Aug 20172 nights (weekend)Pitch (1 tent/ Caravan/ Campervan - up to 6 people and 1 car)£60 per pitch
Additional night£30 per pitch
Additional car£6
DogFree
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Our Rewards Club has some great benefits for members, including a 15% saving off the cost of your Single With Kids holidays and breaks, click on the Rewards Club symbol at the top of this page to read about the benefits of joining.

Don’t worry if you don’t want to join yet, you can still book as a non member, simply follow the link in the table below.

Non-Members' Prices

DatesNo. of NightsBookingPrice
Sat 26th August - Mon 27th Aug 20172 nights (weekend)Pitch (1 tent/ Caravan/ Campervan - up to 6 people and 1 car)£71 per pitch
Additional night£35 per pitch
Additional car£7
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Testimonials

Our camping trips are a hugely popular part of the Single With Kids calendar and we've had lots of happy campers over the years. Watch this space for testimonials from single parents and kids who've been on our camping holidays and other UK trips...