Price reductions at park as weather delays Wicksteed work

Wicksteed Park
Wicksteed Park

The prices of car parking and wristbands have been reduced at Wicksteed Park as the summer season restarts to compensate visitors over delays to lake restoration project.

The park’s rides and shops will be re-opening from 10.30am tomorrow (Saturday, April 5) for the start of the summer season.

However, park director Alasdair McNee has admitted that the terrible winter weather means that not all elements of the £2 million lake restoration work has not yet been completed.

He added: “Unfortunately, the terrible weather earlier this year has meant a delay in the completion of some work. We are all trying hard to catch up on lost time but sadly our train, water chute and boats were not up and running for the start of the season.

“But to recognise that we reduced all our wristband prices by £2 as well as our car parking fees by £2.

Mr McNee said a number of new attractions are set to open tomorrow.

He added: “Bah Humbug, our new old fashioned sweet shop and Wax hands, a fun way to make a souvenir wax model of your hand, will be opening.

“We are also refurbishing the cafe, which we hope you will like.”

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