The original Centre was called The Mohair Centre after the goats used for their fleece. These were made into items of clothing by the ladies of the Mohair Centre.
After the Centre was taken over a name was chosen that could be easily remembered by locals and children so Dick Whittington was used as he was born not far from the Centre.
Over the years the Centre has developed into a Leisure Park for children and families to come to visit in the Play Barn and outdoor areas with Nature Walks. Since the loss of the animals the the Park has taken on significant changes. A new Equine Stable has been established as well as a Dog Grooming Parlour in the Court Yard. New lakes have been included, which are now stocked with fish ready for keen fishermen, and will have picnic areas around the landscaped areas of the lakes. More Nature Trails will be built. A New Blaisdon Plum Orchard will be planted to compliment the already established Old Gloucestershire Apple Orchard.
The Play Barn will be extended when the stable block is re-sited nearer the house. This will then enable more areas within the Barn to have crazy golf and go karts.