Popular BBC show shines the spotlight on Kettering park

Wicksteed Park featured on The One Show last night
Wicksteed Park featured on The One Show last night

The One Show took viewers on a trip down memory lane after visiting Wicksteed Park in Kettering.

The popular park featured on last night’s (Tuesday) show, looking at Charles Wicksteed who created swings and slides as part of his vision to inspire and encourage play as part of families’ health and well-being.

Footage included the park today as well as pictures from its history.

It also had an interview with Charles Wicksteed’s great grandson Oliver Wicksteed and staff from Wicksteed Leisure, the play equipment company founded by Charles Wicksteed.

A spokesman for Wicksteed Park said they were ‘delighted’ to be on the show.

And the park’s appearance brought memories flooding back for a number of people on Twitter.

Wicky Bear by the zipwire at Wicksteed Park

Wicky Bear by the zipwire at Wicksteed Park

One tweet said: “Spent some great hours of my childhood at Wicksteed Park.”

And another said: “Blimey Wicksteed Park is still open, remember I went there as a little nipper about 36 years ago.”

Another tweet read: “One of my favourite theme parks @WicksteedPark just appeared on the @BBCTheOneShow.”

And there was more praise in this tweet: “Great film on @WicksteedPark spent many a great day there with my kids well worth a visit.”

To watch last night’s episode click here and watch at about 14 minutes into the show.

To read more about Wicksteed Park and its history, click here