Lightwater Valley Theme Park, North Stainley

3.3
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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  • We visited on the last evening of the Alice in Wonderland attraction and had a lovely evening with the children. There was ample free parking and we were able to park closely to the attraction. The....  more »
  • Very good as always but a bit samey. Having been with the grandchildren for the last few years the meet and great and other scares need to change. The staff amazing though.  more »
  • Visited 2nd November with my 14 year old Daughter and 13 year old son. A beautiful theme park set in spacious, green fields and woodland. No queues, friendly staff with hot food and drinks available....  more »
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  • Lovely decent size park in North Yorkshire, had a nice little atmosphere walking around the place. Ride selection is alright although it is in need for some new permanent rides. Eagles claw is brilliant and the best of its kind in this country. The Ultimate is unique and nothing like it anywhere in the world, staff are great and food choices seem to be just fine. Overall worth a visit but would like to see more permanent thrill rides.
  • First visited when it first ever opened and it was ok. However this visit it was excellent for our grand children. The rides for adults and children to go on together was a great experience. Lots of open spaces for picnics, perfect for everyone. Didn’t feel rushed to get on rides, not a lot of waiting time to get on. Overall a very good park for families with young children.
  • Had an absolutely fantastic day here yesterday. Lots to do, good mix of rides, no queuing - not sure if this was due to the weather. Very well run, clean with very good facilities, food and extras reasonably priced. Can’t speak highly enough of the staff who were friendly and helpful, even the maintenance guy went out of his way to give us directions.
  • The park is immaculate, the staff are really friendly and the wait times were minimal. A few rides closed for maintenance which was a shame as I would have liked to go on one of them but plenty of other rides to keep all riders entertained. Was super happy to see the Rat was still there, though it is now called raptor attack, that was my all time favourite ride when I was younger! Thanks for a lovely day!
  • So much nicer than Alton queue all day towers. Ultimate is faster and more exciting than I expected. Not as many big rides as the main theme parks but a far nicer and more relaxing family experience due to reasonable queues and prices.
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