Fairground rides operate from 10:00am with all major rides and attractions operating from 10:30am.
Our closing times vary between 4:30pm and 6:00pm (exact closing time will be displayed outside our admissions kiosk in the morning). We set our daily closing times based on how many people we have in the theme park and weather conditions, but if you contact us the day before your visit we should be able to give you an indication
Varies depending on ticket type
With over 35 rides and attractions for thrill seekers of all ages, Lightwater Valley Theme Park is bursting with adventures for the whole family.
The Ultimate is Lightwater Valley’s signature ride and provides a thrilling 1.5 mile cocktail of speed, cornering and airtime.
Unique amongst modern day attractions, The Ultimate remains the longest roller coaster in Europe with a ride time approaching six minutes.
There is also fantastic family fun rides and attractions; including the Lightwater Express train ride around the park, Eagle’s Creek Farm tractor ride, a selection of fairground and water rides, plus the Adventure Playground and Mini Sand Diggers.
Plus don’t forget to visit the indoor Soft Play & Cafe perfect for under 8s to run off some energy while the grownups can take a seat and enjoy a relaxing drink and snack.
Enjoy the wet ‘n’ wild fun on the Wild River Rapids, and swashbuckling adventures aboard speedy Skull Rock and the tummy-tickling Flying Cutlass. Plus jump around on the huge Jumpin’ Jacks bouncy pillow.
If you are looking for the ultimate adventure then take to the skies in the grip of the Eagle’s Claw, venture into the underground world of Raptor Attack, see the park from a whole different viewpoint aboard Black Pearl and then hop on Apollo and take a spinning ride above the tree tops.
Seasonal Entertainment in 2019
Lightwater Valley also hosts a wide range of fabulous special events throughout the year including;
27th July – Robbie Williams Tribute Act
3rd August – Spice Girls Tribute Act
10th August – Little Mix Tribute Act
17th August – Bruno Mars Tribute Act
24th August – Olly Murs Tribute Act
31st August – Ed Sheeran Tribute Act
Frightwater Valley – 26th – 31st October 2019
Join Lightwater for the annual Halloween spooktacular as all manner of ghastly ghosts and gruesome ghouls lurk within the shadows of the park. From family-friendly scares to truly terrifying encounters there really is something for everyone!
Fabulous Fireworks Weekend – 2nd – 3rd November 2019
Fireworks Spectacular choreographer to music set over the picturesque Swan Lake.
As well as the Theme Park here at Lightwater Valley Attractions you will also find:
Tree Top Nets – High in the trees giant trampolines, walkways, slides and tunnels made out of netting, suspended 9 metres off the ground.
Jurassic Adventure Golf – An 18 hole dinosaur-themed golf course.
** additional fees apply to both Tree Top Nets and Jurassic Adventure Golf
Lightwater Valley Theme Park
Tel: 01765 635321
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