Lightwater Valley Set to Re-Open in April



Lightwater has confirmed it is planning to re-open to visitors on Saturday, 17th April.


In order to manage numbers, and ensure social distancing guidelines are maintained, the North Yorkshire theme park will initially be operating with reduced capacity and all visitors will need to pre-book tickets online.


Staff will also be continuing to carry out a series of additional cleaning and hygiene measures on site and queue markers will be in place to help visitors keep a safe distance apart.


"It's wonderful to be able to start welcoming visitors back again and we are doing everything we can to ensure they can have a great day out in a safe and secure outdoor environment," said manager Colin Bowes.


Visitors will be able to enjoy a series of brand new attractions for the 2021 season including Go Safari.


Step aboard the Savannah Express on a sightseeing journey to spot dozens of life-sized animals hiding in the grasslands. Leap for joy on Kangaroo Jump before flying high on Elephant Flight and the Monkey Drop rides.


Other new additions to the park include the Hot Air Balloons. Also new this year is the Treetop Trails, formerly treetops nets. This much-loved attraction provides a net walk through the tree canopy high above the park and will now be included as part of the admission price.


As well as new rides, there's all of the park's young family favourites including Little Dipper, Carousel, Skyrider, the Lady Bird rollercoaster, Splash Falls and many more.


Take a peaceful glide around the lake on board a Swan Boat and see the park from a whole other angle on the Lightwater Valley Express train.

Get behind the wheel and practice your steering on the Vintage Car ride and flap your arms as you fly through the sky on Pirate Swinger.


"The emphasis is very much on providing a great day out for young families with lots of great new rides and attractions for the under 12s to enjoy," said Colin.


A full list of safety measures and guidelines are available to view on the Lightwater Valley website, along with a summary of which rides will be open.

Lightwater Valley, North Stainley, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 3NB

. For more details visit or call 01765 635321.

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