Lightwater Valley Theme Park, North Stainley

3.2
Theme Park · Water / Amusement Park
Thrill yourself on Europe's longest roller coaster and a range of other rides at Lightwater Valley Theme Park. Stretching for 24 km (15 mi) through a forested area and climbing hills with heights of 31 m (102 ft) and 32.6 m (107 ft), The Ultimate provides a long shot of adrenaline and views over the park and surrounding area. Many of the rides and attractions sit in elaborately themed areas, such as the pirate world of Skeleton Cove and the Angry Birds activity area, which contains pig tunnels, climbing walls, and large touchscreens based on the hit game. Take thrilling rides on Wild River Rapids and Falls of Terror, or opt for tamer fun aboard the Lightwater Express miniature train and in the animal-filled Eagles' Creek Farm. Choose from a range of eateries, and dine outside without packing your own picnic by visiting one of the outdoor eating areas. Book your tickets online in advance to save money on admission to the park. To visit Lightwater Valley Theme Park and other attractions in Ripon, use our Ripon trip planner.
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  • A certain member of staff was racially discriminatory towards my Asian partner and two children ignoring health and safety and proceeded to rush them to get on and off the water rapids ride . The...  more »
  • Social distancing was terrible, people in the queue and the rides with no masks. As they were a large and intimidating queue they didn't get questioned. Fair enough if they couldn't but they didn't...  more »
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  • I have to say, I have brilliant childhood memories at this Theme Park, but when I went in the 2019 season I was extremely disappointed. The Ultimate was brilliant when it first opened, but now its too rough and dangerous. The fact they have to use a tractor to pull it up into the station is mental with the technology which is available now. The Raptors attack felt very sketchy and unsafe. Half of the childrens rides were closed too. I really think this park needs a full revamp with newer rides to keep up with the competitors (Flamingo Land, Alton Towers, Blackpool Pleasure Beach). Me and my boyfriend were bored within 2 hours of entering the park which I have never felt with any other theme parks. Very disappointing. The only good thing about the park is the owls on display and the scenery.
  • Had a good time with my daughter today. I've been coming since a young lad, and the effort that was put into the Halloween event, plus fireworks was noticeable and delivered a really fun experience for my daughter. Thought it was good value for us both as even though she's only 1.15 metres she could go on a lot of the more exciting rides. Queues weren't too bad for a school holiday either. Thanks!
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