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Quick Facts


What: Theme Park

Where: Ripon, Yorkshire, UK

Availability: Various dates March - November

Opening Time: 9.45am

Don’t Miss: The Ultimate - Europe’s longest roller coaster!

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Lightwater Valley Tickets

Lightwater Valley is one of the most exciting family theme parks in the North of England, with over 40 rides and attractions for thrill seekers of all ages!

Located on the outskirts of Ripon, North Yorkshire, kids, teenagers and grown-ups alike can enjoy a day of non-stop fun at this safe and secure family attraction.

Important:

Adult tickets must be booked for any children over 1 metre tall, otherwise you will be charged full adult gate rate on arrival.

Fabulous Fireworks

04 November 2017

Enjoy extra excitement at no extra cost! The theme park rides are all open as usual from 10am but once darkness falls, it’s time for the 15 minute "Best of British" firework show. Choreographed to music and set over our picturesque Swan Lake, this is a fabulous firework spectacular you don’t want to miss!  

Rides & Attractions at Lightwater Valley

For the little ones:

Lightwater Valley offers all kinds of fantastic family fun for tots aged 1-5! These include:

  • New for 2017 - Jumpin’ Jacks! Bouncy Pillow
  • Soft Play & Café
  • The UK’s biggest Angry Birds Activity Park
  • Lightwater Express Train
  • Eagles Creek Farm tractor ride & animals
  • Lots of fun fairground and water rides
  • Lightwater Falconry, with over 50 birds, daily flying shows and adorable animals that little ones will love!

For the bigger kids:

Junior thrill seekers aged around 5-9 (or over 1 metre in height) can enjoy rides and activities such as:

  • New for 2017 - Flying Nellies
  • The splashtastic Falls of Terror with sharp turns and sudden drops
  • Wet ‘n’ wild fun on the Wild River Rapids
  • Swashbuckling pirate fun aboard the Pirate Swinger, speedy Skull Rock and the tummy-tickling Flying Cutlass.

Thrilling adventures:

Grown-ups and kids over 1.2m tall have a choice of adrenaline-pumping rides!

  • Take a spinning ride above the treetops on Apollo
  • Be carried through the air in the grip of the Eagle’s Claw
  • Hurtle through dark forests on Europe’s longest roller coaster – The Ultimate
  • Venture into the mysterious world of Raptor Attack’s abandoned mineshaft.
Suitable for:
  • Infants
  • Families
  • Couples
  • Groups
  • Teenagers
  • Seniors
Great for:
  • Thrill Seekers

Location:

North Stainley, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3HT

Parking:

Parking is free!

Availability:

Open various dates from April – November. Please see the ticket booking calendar for exact dates

Opening Times:

  • Gates open at 9.40am, and rides begin to operate at 10am
  • Park closes between 4.30pm – 6pm depending on visitor numbers and weather conditions

Accessibility:

Lightwater Valley is accessible for wheelchair users

Children and Concessions*:

  • Children under 2 years of age enter for free!
  • All children under 1 metre in height (and 2 years of age or above) can purchase a valid child ticket to enter
  • All children over 1m in height will need a full-priced ticket
  • Over 60s can enter for just £5 when accompanied by a paying guest
  • *Excluding special events

Smoking:

Smoking is not permitted except in designated smoking areas.

By Car

  • Lightwater Valley is located just North of the City of Ripon. For Sat Navs please use postcode HG4 3HT
  • Once you arrive at the ‘Clocktower’ traffic light junction, take the A6108 towards the village of North Stainley.

By Train

  • The closest train station is Thirsk, with direct services from Manchester, Leeds, York, Middlesbrough and London.
  • From Thirsk railway station you can then catch the Number 70 bus operates to Ripon bus station, and service 159 directly from Ripon market place to Lightwater Valley.

By Bus

  • Local bus services can be found on the Dales & District bus website.
  • From Ripon market place, service 159 stops at Lightwater Valley.
  • From Leeds and Harrogate, the luxury bus service “Transdev 36” runs daily to Ripon bus station.
Lightwater Valley Tickets is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 87.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great day out Well organised system, no problems at all. Good value for money!
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not too bad Bought tickets for my daughters 13 birthday and the weather was amazing for October. However the park looks scruffy and there were £1 games that kept taking my money and they didn’t work!!
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy grandchildren i wanted to treat my 6 and 7 year old grandchildren to a day out and decided Light Water Valley was suitable. We had a fantastic day and even I as a disabled person was able to access most of the rides.
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great day out Bought tickets on line on the actual day saving money, Loads to do kids loved it
Date published: 2017-09-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Slightly underwhelmed with this dated theme park Thankfully I purchased these tickets online slightly cheaper than the gate price..though we didn't have bad day and tbh the kids loved it but they loved it ten yrs ago and nothing much has changed just slightly rustier.the food as usual with these places is over priced and the queues are immense at peak times for the rides..we won't won't be going again.
Date published: 2017-09-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not that good A bit misleading about hight restrictions my son could not go on most of the rides 1cm to short one let him on and one didn't I don't think we will be going again.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really enjoyed it I decided to book tickets the day before on line. A lot cheaper and glad I paid the extra £3 for the meal deal. Saved a fortune. Security needs to be better to stop people smoking and drinking alcohol. And more staff needs to be put on the more popular rides. Not have 1 staff covering 2 rides.
Date published: 2017-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic day out with family We had a great time kids enjoyed themselfs hope to do it again
Date published: 2017-09-19
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Lightwater Valley Tickets is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 87.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great day out Well organised system, no problems at all. Good value for money!
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not too bad Bought tickets for my daughters 13 birthday and the weather was amazing for October. However the park looks scruffy and there were £1 games that kept taking my money and they didn’t work!!
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy grandchildren i wanted to treat my 6 and 7 year old grandchildren to a day out and decided Light Water Valley was suitable. We had a fantastic day and even I as a disabled person was able to access most of the rides.
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great day out Bought tickets on line on the actual day saving money, Loads to do kids loved it
Date published: 2017-09-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Slightly underwhelmed with this dated theme park Thankfully I purchased these tickets online slightly cheaper than the gate price..though we didn't have bad day and tbh the kids loved it but they loved it ten yrs ago and nothing much has changed just slightly rustier.the food as usual with these places is over priced and the queues are immense at peak times for the rides..we won't won't be going again.
Date published: 2017-09-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not that good A bit misleading about hight restrictions my son could not go on most of the rides 1cm to short one let him on and one didn't I don't think we will be going again.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really enjoyed it I decided to book tickets the day before on line. A lot cheaper and glad I paid the extra £3 for the meal deal. Saved a fortune. Security needs to be better to stop people smoking and drinking alcohol. And more staff needs to be put on the more popular rides. Not have 1 staff covering 2 rides.
Date published: 2017-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic day out with family We had a great time kids enjoyed themselfs hope to do it again
Date published: 2017-09-19
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