Last chance to climb aboard Wicksteed Park’s pirate ships

It's the last week of pirate ship rides at Wicksteed Park

It's the last week of pirate ship rides at Wicksteed Park

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It’s the end of an era – Wicksteed Park’s famous pirate ships will be grounded for good on Monday.

The Kettering park announced last year that the ride, which has been operating since 1982, would have to close due its age and increasingly high maintenance bills.

And earlier this year it ran a competition to find 32 lucky people who would get to clamber aboard for the final ride.

This will take place at 11am on Monday, October 31, and will include some who remember the first ever ride, while others will be in fancy dress.

There will also be staff who have worked on the ride over the past 35 years who wanted to take one last trip.

In addition the park will be unveiling details of the ride which will replace the pirate ship – a wave swing.

The new wave swing which will replace the pirate ships at Wicksteed Park

The new wave swing which will replace the pirate ships at Wicksteed Park

So if you want to take one last trip on the old girls, you’ve only got a couple of days left!

You can send us your pictures of yourselves next to the ships by emailing, Tweeting us or posting on our Facebook page.