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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. We operate a pay once and ride all day entrance which includes the UK’s largest indoor and outdoor Angry Birds Activity Park and our very own falconry centre with over 50 amazing raptors and mammals plus rheas, snakes and ferrets.
Take on a day out packed with thrills, chills and adventure at Lightwater Valley Theme Park. 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 adventures are for our youngest guests (aged 1-5 years) and offer fantastic family fun, they include; the UK's largest indoor and outdoor Angry Birds Activity Park, the Lightwater Express train ride around the park, Eagle's Creek Farm tractor ride with animals a selection of fairground and water rides and new for 2017 our Adventure Playground and Mini Sand Diggers (open April 2017). Plus don't forget to visit our indoor Soft Play & Cafe perfect for under 8s to run off some energy while Mum and Dad have a seat and a relaxing coffee.
Mega adventures are for our junior thrill seekers over one metre (aged 5 - 9 years), they include; the splashtastic Falls of Terror with sharp turns and sudden drops, wet 'n' wild fun on the Wild River Rapids, and swashbuckling adventures aboard our speedy Skull Rock and the tummy-tickling Flying Cutlass Plus new for 2017 take to the sky in our Flying Nellies and jump around on our huge Jumpin' Jacks! bouncy pillow (open April 2017).
Ultimate adventures, are for anyone with the nerves to face up to the challenge! (over 1.2m in height and 9 to adults). Be thrown into the air in the grip of our Eagle's Claw, hurtle through deep, dark forests aboard Europe's longest roller coaster The Ultimate and venture into the underground world of Raptor Attack. See the park from a whole different viewpoint aboard Black Pearl and then hop on Apollo and take a spinning ride above the tree tops.
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 2017:
Superheroes Live: Sat 3rd & Sun 4th June 2017
Ultimate Plunge: Sat 1st July 2017
Andy Day’s Prehistoric Raps: Sat 12th & Sun 13th August 2017
Mister Maker Live: Sat 26th & Sun 27th August 2017
Frightwater Valley: Thu 26th – Sun 29th October 2017
Fabulous Fireworks: Sat 4th November 2017
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.
Lightwater Valley - 1 Day Pass + FREE Queue Buster Ticket
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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