Lightwater Valley, Best Theme Parks, Lightwater Valley Opening Hours
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A day at Lightwater Valley in North Stainley is guaranteed to be action-packed fun for the biggest adrenaline junkies as well as junior thrill seekers, the not-so-brave and young children.
The park’s signature roller coaster, The Ultimate, has long been Europe’s longest. It has two 100-foot lifts and features high speeds, epic.
The tight turns and steep drops on the Twister, a spinning roller coaster, are fun for the whole family, as both kids and parents love to ride it.
The Black Pearl pirate ship turns 360 degrees, flipping you upside down both forward and backward.
The Whirlwind, Eagles Claw, and the Black Widow’s Web will swing you around in every possible direction at breakneck speeds, with tilting cars, steep turning angles and huge air time, making it a challenge to hold on to your breakfast!
Some more kid-friendly rides include the Dragon Boats, the peaceful Swan Lake pedal boats, the Lightwater Express loc, a mini Ferris wheel, and of course Spinning Teacups.
There’s also an under-10 magic show, but be warned: Magic Marc has been known to draw laughs from adults, too! For more information, visit the website of Lightwater Valley.
Lightwater Valley is a theme park in Ripon, North Yorkshire, England. The park is perhaps best known for being the home of Europe’s longest rollercoaster – The Ultimate.
Lightwater Valley was founded by Robert Staveley and initially evolved from a small farm attraction. The park features around 40 other rides and also features an adjacent shopping village and restaurant.
The complex is operated by Lightwater Valley Attractions Limited, a division of the holding company Heritage Great Britain PLC. The park attracts approximately 325,000 visitors per year.
Escape to Lightwater Valley and discover the excitement of a day bursting with thrills, chills and adventure;
catapult to dizzying heights aboard Whirlwind, a typhoon of screams that’ll twist even the bravest of souls, and hurtle through some of our deepest, darkest forest aboard Europe’s longest roller coaster – The Ultimate.
Explore the swashbuckling world of Skeleton Cove, from the spinningly explosive Powder Kegs to the mighty Black Pearl, before venturing into the mysterious subterranean world of Raptor Attack’s abandoned mineshaft, shooting the raging water of the Wild River Rapids and ‘taking to the skies’ in the powerful grip of the Eagle’s Claw.
Address: A6108-HG43HT North Stainley, North Yorkshire
Telephone number: 08717200011
Lightwater Valley opening hours
Lightwater Valley is opened every day from June 20th to September 2nd 2012 and irregularly outside of the high season. Gates open at 9.45am, closing times depend on visitor numbers. Check the website in advance to avoid disappointment.