As you’d expect after a drab winter, everyone is looking for something fun and bright to do and UK theme parks are getting geared up to show us all a good time. Excitement is mounting for this year’s reopening of Lightwater Valley, one of the great Yorkshire attractions that is stuffed full of fab things to do, from rollercoasters to Jurassic adventure golf! The theme park is at North Stainley, near Ripon, easily accessible just off the A1. Visit https://www.lightwatervalley.co.uk/ for all the essential details for family days out in Yorkshire at the venue to beat all other amusement parks.
The big 2016 re-opening is on Wednesday 23rd March, but if you cannot wait until then for your amusement parks fix how about going to the Lightwater Valley Fab Feb Family Fun event which runs from Wednesday 17th to Sunday 21st February, from 10.30am – 3.30pm each day. It’s your chance to do a pre-season test of some of the rides at one of the best UK theme parks. And if this is your kids’ half-term it will be a treat of a family day out. Entrance is only £6 per person, and even better, if you have a Lightwater Valley Season Ticket (or if you are under 1!) you can go for free.
If you are looking for family days out in Yorkshire and decide on the Fab Feb Family Fun at Lightwater Valley, as it is pre-season the full theme park is not open but you will be able to try out both indoors and outdoors attractions, including a selection of rides and giant indoor inflatables. Your kids will love the Angry Birds Activity Park and Angry Birds Space. You will all love the Lightwater Falconry Centre which has over 35 amazing raptors and reptiles (are you brave enough to handle one?). How about visiting our farm which has lots of cute and cuddly animals for your little darlings to pet and feed, including rabbits, lambs, piglets, miniature ponies and cows and alpacas.
You can also look out for the Carousel, Bouncy Castles, the Giant Slide and Soft Play. If that sounds a bit tame, try the Skyrider, the Pirate Assault Course and the Pillow Bash! I bet you will all need a cup of tea after all that, so it’s great that the lovely people of Lightwater Valley have laid on the Granary Café for all your lunch and tea, coffee and cake needs. After all, visiting a café and eating cake is one of the traditional things to do in Yorkshire.
Later in the year, after the grand March re-opening you will be able to take the whole family to experience the thrills and chills if this UK theme Park. There are over 40 rides and attractions ranging from mini, mega and ultimate adventures for the whole family. If it is a thrill you are looking for try the Eagle’s Claw which grips you and throws you through the air, or you can go for The Ultimate and hurtle through some of the deepest, darkest forests aboard the longest rollercoaster, not just in the UK, but the whole of Europe.
Lightwater Valley is a full day adventure for the whole family; it is great value for money and you'll even find FREE parking, so for family days out in Yorkshire take the plunge.