WANTED! New CEO of an adventure park, aged 12 or under, no experience necessary, just an ability to have fun!

Lightwater Valley, in North Yorkshire, is looking for a new (temporary) CEO to help them craft the season ahead and give an insight into what children aged under 12 look for in an adventure park. Lightwater Valley Family Adventure Park, near Ripon welcomes families and specialises in the under 12s with a range of brilliant rides and daily entertainment. Rex, the Valleysaurus, will be heading up interviews and the role of Child Chief Executive Officer (or CCEO) will be announced in June just ahead of the school summer holidays.

Says Anne Ackord, who heads up the Brighton Pier Group which owns the park and who is the current CEO feels totally unthreatened by the potential appointment. Says Anne “We’ve worked hard to create a value day out that fits well with families with children of all ages and we’re delighted with the response of visitors to date. The under 12s are our mainstay as well as chief fans of all things ‘dinosaur’ and we’re after that insight into what makes children tick, what they expect and what they want. We’re looking for a creative mind, bold ideas and an ability to demonstrate how much enjoyment they can really achieve in a day. Excellent communication with an 80million year old dinosaur is an advantage but not essential. As an incentive to the successful candidate, we’re offering a free family pass for a year and all we want in return is a day on site of the new CCEO’s time. It’s a win win for all!”

Lightwater Valley opened to visitors from 25th March for the 2023 season, with a range of activities for the Easter holidays including a Crazy Cave Man UV Puppet Show, Dino Facepainting and Dino Egg Painting, Rex's Story Trail and Dino UV Disco with the Valley Stars (to 23rd April 10.30 to 5pm). The new CCEO won’t be expected to have any previous experience of the adventure park, but an enjoyment of the thrill of a ride combined with an inquisitive mind that also enjoys spending time in nature, will be high on the list of advantages.

Want to apply? See our website for details and download the application form. Or send an email or letter to Rex Valleysaurus, Lightwater Valley, North Stainley, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3HT, with a few lines on what makes you the perfect candidate. We’re happy to accept drawings and creative work to accompany your application. Please include your age, your home address and your parents/carers contact details too. Lightwater Valley will need your parents’ permission and we will publicise a photograph of you and your family. In addition to the annual pass, worth £79, as our CCEO for the day, the prize will also include a complimentary day at Lightwater Valley for you and your family (2 adults and up to 4 children), including lunch and a Dino gift to take home. Deadline for applications is 4th June 2023. Good luck! Roooarrr!


For visiting Lightwater Valley Adventure Park just for fun, pre-book your adventure park ticket online and SAVE. Day tickets are £26.50pp (over 90cm), with on the day tickets £30.00pp. Dino-Roar Adventures runs until 23rd April 10.30am – 5pm. Visit www.lightwatervalley.co.uk for further information.

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