PREVIEW: Lightwater Valley set to Re-Open Next Month
Posted on July 2nd 2020 by Whats on Northeast
Lightwater Valley has confirmed it is planning to re-open to visitors on Saturday, 18th July.
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 are also introducing a series of additional cleaning and hygiene measures on site and queue markers are in place to help visitors keep a safe distance apart.
“We’re delighted to be able to start welcoming visitors back but we also know how crucial it is that they feel safe,” said General Manager Colin Bowes
“We’ve allowed ourselves a little extra time to ensure everything is fully in place for opening on the 18th and we’re confident we’ve been able to accommodate a range of protective measures without compromising the visitor experience
“For this summer to help us manage visitor numbers and keep everyone safe, we are focusing on running the rides and parts of the Park which are more suited to a younger family audience
“While most of the rides will be open we are keeping The Ultimate, Raptor Attack and Apollo ride closed. The indoor play areas will also be closed at this time,” he added.
Visitors will be encouraged to leave plenty of space around their vehicles in the car park and additional cleaning stations have been installed around the park.
A number of catering facilities will be open, as well as the gift shop, and visitors will need to use contactless card payments whenever possible.
Any visitor who has a temperature, or is showing any other signs of coronavirus, will be asked to stay at home and Lightwater Valley will re-schedule their visit for a future date.
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 3HT. For more details and to book tickets: visit www.lightwatervalley.co.uk or call 01765 635321.