Kettering is a large town in north Northamptonshire. Kettering owes much of its heritage and growth to the arrival of the railway during the mid 1800s. Today the town is again rapidly expanding, this time as a result of the A14 (formerly A1-M1 link road), which connects the M1 with several ports on the east coast. Many new housing developments and large industrial estates can now be found on the outskirts of the town. Kettering is home of Weetabix's (breakfast cereal) UK production. The Burton Wolds wind farm comprising of 10 turbines has also recently been completed.
The town is encircled on the west and south sides by the east-west running A14. The westbound A14 leads to the M1 (London) and the M6 (Coventry & Birmingham). Eastbound the A14 continues to Cambridge and eventually the port of Harwich.
East Midlands Trains runs a regular train service between London and Leicester/Nottingham, often with a stop in Kettering. Connections can be made in Leicester/London/Nottingham to reach other destinations.
A cheaper rail ticket to Stansted Airport can be purchased if asked to go via Leicester instead of London.
The town is served by many buses on both local and inter-town routes. Local buses are green and called Kettering Connect. They operate at a frequency between two and four per hour depending on the route. A timetable can be accessed online or from the tourist information in the town centre. Buses operating an inter-town service tend to operate from in front of the town library on Sheep street. Again timetables can be found online or from the tourist information. The majority of these are operated by stagecoach and are coloured in their red, white & blue livery.
All the major English supermarket chains can be found in or near to Kettering.
There is also food round wicksteed park however, people mainly take their own food with them which they had as a pinic at the park. eventually food is always around for sale.
Inside the wicksteed park there are bars which serve food, cold/hot drinks. there are diffrent caravan food shops parkked at the front of the park. they serve cold/hot food. such as hot dogs, ice screams, hot chocolate, and sweeties.
There cant be no sleeping area at wicksteed park because its for only a day trip. how ever there are hotels all around kettering such as luxury hotels, 5* hotels, B&B, Caravan retal, and many more.
To get out of wicksteed park without your car. there is a bus stop opposit wicksteed park which takes you to the kettering town centre from there you could either take another bus to your destination or take the train from the train station which is just 10 minutes from the town centre of kettering and the bus station.