The Wick Country Park in Wickford

The Wick Country Park takes its name for nearby Wickford, which was a Saxon village – Wick in Saxon means a winding river, and Ford means river crossing – so Wick-Ford means a crossing over a winding river.

Wickford was a tradition Essex farming village until the 1880s then the arrival of the first trains started its transformation into commuter town.

The park is on old fields which belonged to Fanton Hall Manor but were then abandoned. Fanton Hall was in the domesday records from 1066.

The ‘Friends of the Wick Country Park’ organisation was first formed when the park was created back in 2005. This is a voluntary group who actively help to maintain and promote the park.

Visiting The Wick

  • Location: Off Tresco Way, Wickford. Essex
  • Opening times: Open 9.00 till dusk.
  • Phone: 01268 562921 or 01268 550088 (Countryside Services)
  • Nearest Train Station: Wickford – approximately. 2 mile
  • Buses: 232, First Thamesway (Sunday only)

Past Events at The Wick Country Park

The Wick Country Park is hosting another day of fun for children on 15th August.

You are invited to come along and join the Ranger and The Friends of the Wick Country Park in a fun day aimed at promoting respect and understanding of nature whilst having fun. Free children’s craft activities and a quiz which will get you exploring the park. The event starts at 11am and finishes at 4pm.

Refreshments in the Pavilion and pond dipping! We are also hoping for some interesting stalls and exhibitors.

Check the website for details:

2 Comments on “The Wick Country Park in Wickford”

  1. Crickets and Dragonfly Walk in Wickford on 25th July

    On the 25th July 2010 from 2 pm to 4pm families are invited to come and join the ranger in a hunt for Crickets and Dragonflies in Wick Country on Tresco Way in Wickford.

    An opportunity to find out more about these amazing creatures. Suitable for all, children must be accompanied by an adult. Free event, free refreshments.

    Free event – no booking required
    Refreshments available
    Meet at the pavilion
    Location and Times:

    The Wick Country Park
    Tresco Way, Wickford
    Sunday 25th July 2010 2.00pm – 4.00pm
    Join the Ranger & Friends of the Wick Country Park to discover, identify and learn more about these fascinating creatures.

    Parental supervision required for children.

    More information on their website:

  2. Nature Quest just got bigger! We are pleased to announce that there will be several interesting stalls/exhibitors joining us: RSPB will be making badges with children and will be doing some face-painting, there will be the opportunity for children to make their own beaded jewelery. We will also be joined by a woodcrafter who will bring along some of his work for display, there will also be the opportunity to purchase some unique pieces, there will be hand made cards on sale and waffles and cup cakes to tempt you! Make a day of it.

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