This was our very first visit to Wicksteed park with our children age 10 & 8, they both LOVED it.
We went on Sunday 4th May 2014, the park was easy to find with plenty of car park attendants to take your £5 parking fee and direct you where to park.
Once we walked into the park we weren't really sure where to go to purchase tickets and had to ask and be shown where the ticket booth was. We purchased 2 children's wrist bands for £17 each. We then asked for a map but was given an information leaflet which had very little detail about the rides on it.
The first part of the park had bumper cars, pirate ship, carousel, 2p arcade and the Astroglide (slide) and a huge free playground.
As it was our 1st visit we could not work out how to find the other rides so had to ask a member of staff, who told us to walk across a large field to reach it.
The second part of the park had a rollercoaster, log flume, paratrooper, racing cars plus several other rides.
Our children went on everything, the longest queue was no more than 3-4 minutes, they went on the large rollercoaster 7 times, log flume twice, pirate ship twice and the lighthouse 3 times.
There is construction work going on so the train and rowing boats were not in operation.
We spent an enjoyable 5 hours there, we bought a picnic so did not purchase any food, but we bought drinks which were a good price and not a rip off like you find at larger theme parks in the UK.
I personally think the park could do with better signs/directions to help 1st time visitors find their way around, a map would of been handy as the park is huge and i'm sure we missed out on lots of nice things to do.
Some parts and rides look tired and in need of a fresh coat of paint. I noticed that the window of the operators booth on the pirate ship was held open by a bit of wood. But having said that we found all the staff friendly and helpful.
We will definitely return as our children thoroughly enjoyed themselves, they are both at the age when they can go onto rides without needing an adult to accompany them (with the exception of the Racing cars) so there was no need for my husband and I to purchase a wrist band.
Park was clean and tiny, as were the toilets (which is always nice to see)
All in all it was a great family day out :)