Wicksteed Park

Wicky's Play Factory

Wicky's Play Factory

Step inside the play factory and a whole world of kids’ play awaits. We have super-fun slides to whizz down, tunnels to climb through and giant ball pits to launch into!

Wicky’s Play Factory isn’t just a fabulous children’s soft play area, there is also a café for the grown ups to relax in. You may love it so much that you want to hold a birthday party there and that’s possible as well!

Opening Times

Term Time

Monday to Friday

9:30am to 5:30pm

Weekends & School Holidays

10:30am to 5:30pm

Please note that during busy periods we have a maximum stay and play time of two hours. Wicky’s Play Factory will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Play Factory Prices

Weekends &
School Holidays
Term Time
9:30 - 15:00
Term Time
after 15:00
under 12 months
£1.00 50p 50p
12 months to 3 years
£5.00 £2.50 £4.00
4 years and over
£6.00 £4.50 £4.50
Adult £1.00 £1.00 £1.00

Wristband users (including annual) can enter the Play Factory by upgrading their wristband for an extra £1 (daily charge). Only applies on full ride operating days.

Wicky's Play Factory Customer Reward Scheme

When the park’s rides and other attractions are closed (non-ride days) simply present your parking ticket to Play Factory staff for scanning to qualify for free parking.

When the park’s rides and attractions are open (ride days) our reward scheme will reimburse your parking costs with 12 ride tickets for the park’s other attractions for every five Play Factory visits.

Wicky's Play Cafe

When everyone is tuckered out from play you need some refreshments. Our tasty menu has pasta, toast and healthy snacks for the kids and adults can enjoy a range of sandwiches, paninis and jacket potatoes – yummy!

Cafe opening times

11am – 4:30pm

Please note the café closes on Christmas Day and Boxing day.

Birthday Celebrations

If you love our indoor play factory then you’ll be pleased to know it can be hired for birthday celebrations. We have a range of flexible party packages available and even the option to hire for exclusive use.

If you’d like to discuss or enquire about bookings then you can email parties@wicksteedpark.org or telephone 01536 512 475 ext 224. We do get very busy but we will always aim to get to the phone or call you back.

Illustration of children playing in a ball pen

Birthday Package One

£8.50 per child

Available Mon to Sun

10:30PM to 5:30PM


90 Minutes of Soft Play

30 Minutes of food

Please note party bookings are for a minimum of 10 children.

Birthday Package Two

£10.50 per child

Available Mon to Sun

10:30PM to 5:30PM


90 Minutes of Soft Play

30 Minutes of food

In addition to all this fun you get a meet and greet with either Wicky Bear or Charlie Dog and face painting.

Please note party bookings are for a minimum of 10 children.

Party Food Choices

Sandwich box meal- (cheese, ham or jam) sandwiches, crisps, fruit, yoghurt tube with jugs of squash

Pizza slice and chips- (ham, pepperoni or cheese) with a jug of squash

Nuggets (chicken or vegetable) and chips with a jug of squash

Mini Burger and chips with a jug of squash

Toddler Tapas: bread and butter, cheese, ham, grapes, raisins, carrot and cucumber sticks, apple slices with jugs of squash

Exclusive Hire

Wicky’s Play Factory is available for exclusive use seven days a week between 5:30pm and 7:30pm. Our catering options are available to book for £4 per person or you’re welcome to bring your own food and drink*

Exclusive use is for two hours at a cost of £200 and for a maximum of 50 guests. There is an additional £2.50 charge per head for additional guests to stay and play (maximum of 97 guests).

*Please note that self-catered food must be cold, and you’ll need to sign a risk waiver before the party gets started. Due to health and safety regulations/license restrictions, alcohol cannot be brought into the building. A non-refundable deposit of £85 is required at time of party booking.

Exclusive Hire Add-ons

£50 Character Meet & Greet

£10* Make Your Own Teddy

£2* Face Painting

£50 Party planner with games

£2* Cupcake decorating

£2* Foam ball gun attack

£2* Party bags

* Price per head

** When booking the Make your own teddy add-on for all guests, the birthday boy or girl receives theirs for free

Rules of Play

Wicky’s Play Factory is all about having fun! There are some important rules though to keep everyone safe. There is no smoking in the play area, this is strictly prohibited. We also allow no food, drink or chewing gum or glassware in the soft play area.

We ask all shoes are removed but socks must be worn at all times. Arms and legs must be covered. All jewellery, badges and sharp objects must be removed. We ask that any children who are feeling unwell or poorly not use the equipment and that any children wearing glasses or contact lenses take extra care.

All personal items (such as money, phones) must be left with an adult/guardian – Wicksteed Park accepts no liability for any losses, damage or theft.