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Escape to Lightwater Valley and discover the excitement of five unique attractions set amidst 175 acres of glorious North Yorkshire countryside, along with thrilling seasonal events that are guaranteed to keep the whole family coming back for more.
Take on a day out packed with thrills, chills and adventure, choose to run wild on the UK’s largest Angry Birds Activity Park or head to the Lightwater Falconry Centre to see over 35 amazing birds and watch spectacular daily flying shows. With over 40 rides and attractions for thrill seekers of all ages, Lightwater Valley Theme Park is bursting with mini, mega and ultimate adventures for the whole family.
Mini adventurers for our youngest guests, jump aboard one of our Eagle’s Creek Farm tractors for a fun and entertaining journey around our farm, or enjoy sliding and hanging around in our brand-new Funkey Monkey’s Soft Play & Café.
Mega adventures suitable for our junior thrill seekers, shoot the raging water of the Wild River Rapids, brave the terrifying Falls of Terror or climb aboard The Flying Cutlass for some tummy tickling pirate fun.
For our ultimate adventurers, be thrown in the air in the grip of their Eagle’s Claw and hurtle through some of our deepest, darkest forest aboard Europe’s longest roller coaster – The Ultimate or take a spinning ride above the treetops on Apollo, our new ride!
Why not combine your visit to Lightwater Valley with one of our other famous attractions and activities such as York Dungeon or York Ghost Bus Tour.
Plan your visit.
There are so many awesome things to see and do at Lightwater Valley that we want to make sure you get the most from your day, so here’s our quick six step guide!
Step One – Book Online!
Thinking ahead and booking through 365 tickets website guarantees you entry. Online bookings close at midnight for the following day.
Step Two – Arrive Early
Lightwater Valley opens at 10:00am, but you can enter the car park from 9.45am, which gives you plenty of time to find a good spot and to get your brood ready to enter the park. The car parking is completely free and we have designated areas for coach parking and disabled parking at the very front of the car park, just 300 yards from the theme park entrance. Fairground rides operate from 10:00am with all major rides and attractions from 10:30am.
Step Three – Must-Try Rides
We recommend familiarising yourself with Lightwater Valley before you arrive by downloading a copy of our theme park map and looking through our selection of rides. Please take special care when looking at the height restrictions for individual rides.
Step Four – Lunch
There are plenty of places to grab a bite to eat throughout the park so you can cram more into your day by saving the time it takes to make, unpack and clear away a picnic by letting us cook for you. From traditional fairground treats including candyfloss and doughnuts to light bites and full meals, whatever tickles your taste buds, you’ll find something to satisfy at Lightwater Valley.
Step Five – Lightwater Valley Falconry
In the afternoon you can let your lunch settle and check out the live Birds of Prey Shows at our on-site Falconry centre, held daily during theme park opening dates at 2pm and 4pm.
Step Six – Heading Home
Our closing time depends on how busy we are & varies between 4:30pm (during quiet periods) and 6:00pm (during peak times). We recommend getting in touch the day before your visit and we’ll be able to give you an indication.
Dates & Times
Gates open at 10am, rides and attractions open at 10.30am.
Closing time depends on how busy the park is and the weather. Closing varies between 4:30pm (during quiet periods) and 6:00pm (during peak times).
Events for 2016:
Superheroes Live: Sat 4th & Sun 5th June 2016
Ultimate Plunge: Sat 25th June 2016
Teddy Bears Picnic: Sat 6th & Sun 7th August 2016
Andy Day’s Dinosaur Weekend: Sat 20th & Sun 21st August 2016
Fabulous Fireworks: Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd October 2016
Frightwater Valley: Thu 27th – Sun 30th October 2016
Map & Directions
No map is available for this attraction at the moment.
Print at Home
Unless stipulated in the booking process all bookings require customers to print their voucher off in order to be exchanged for entry to the attraction or tour. We cannot guarantee entry without a printed voucher and will not be able to cancel or refund customers who do not print the vouchers and therefore can't gain access to the venue or tour.
If you cannot print your voucher off for any reason please contact us before arriving at the venue.
Please note that all vouchers and tickets sold by 365 Tickets Limited are non-refundable due to restrictions imposed by our individual suppliers, for full terms and conditions please click here.
To request an amendment to your booking please contact 365Tickets for support.
Amendments to the date, the time and/or the number of tickets are permitted at the discretion of 365 Tickets Limited as they are subject to the terms and conditions of our individual suppliers and surcharges for amendments made may apply.
14 August 2015
With pre -paid tickets I only had to queue a couple of minutes AND I'd saved money - I had a smile before we got to the rides. Great day out. Even though it was moderately busy the longest wait for a ride was about 20 minutes.
10 August 2015
Great day out!
15 June 2015
I went with 3 Grandchildren for the day and we had a really good time. My youngest Grandson said it was "the best day of his life" the rides are excellent and there are plenty for everyone to enjoy. The only downside was because it was very windy my daughter and Grandson went on the Ultimate which my Grandson and been looking forward to all year as he was too small last year. They had only gone down the first large drop and it stopped because of the sensors - with it being so windy. He was so disappointed as they had queued for 20mins. still he had a super day and we will all definitely go again.
4 June 2015
365 tickets were faultless, very simple and easy to use. Light Water Valley however is a little dated now and it felt more like a big fair ground than a theme park. #agingrides #outdated
26 April 2015
Brilliant day out thank you