13th July 2017 – ITV Report
Wicksteed Park near Kettering is to benefit from just under £2 million of Lottery funding to help protect its heritage.
The money will go towards restoring the park’s pavilion as well as creating a heritage play area and new sculpture trail.
The intention of the ‘Play project’ is to restore the park to its former glory, thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Wicksteed Park was originally established as a safe and free park for the families and children of Kettering during the First World War.
It was one of the UK’s first leisure parks and continues to be operated by the Wicksteed Charitable Trust.