Lightwater Valley Theme Park North Yorkshire

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North Stainley Ripon, , North Yorkshire, HG4 3HT

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March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November


PreSchool, 5 to 7 years, 8 to 10 years, 11 to 13 years, 14 to 16 years, College, University

Reward your pupils with a day of thrills. An awesome destination to make physics exciting! Roller coaster engineering is guaranteed to fire their imagination. We offer interesting talks on our business, including marketing & customer relations.

Listed under: Day Trip Destinations | Business Studies | Citizenship | English | Science | Crafts | Theme Parks | Wildlife and Nature Reserves

What we offer

Reward your pupils by escaping to Lightwater Valley and let them discover the excitement of a day bursting with thrills, chills and adventure.

Younger explorers can venture into the swashbuckling world of Skeleton Cove, take to the skies in our Flying Nellies, jump around on Jumpin? Jacks! Giant inflatable pillow or have fun in our Angry Birds Activity Park. Older children can shoot the raging Wild River Rapids, plunge down one of three giant water chutes on Falls of Terror before discovering the mysterious subterranean world of Raptor Attack and hurtling through our deepest, darkest forest aboard Europe's longest rollercoaster The Ultimate.

What makes us a great choice?

With over 40 rides and attractions for thrill seekers of all ages the excitement never stops and, best of all, while your students are enjoying themselves, you can relax in the knowledge that they?re in a safe and secure environment. We offer free teacher places, full risk assessments and, should you wish to carry out your own 2 hour pre-trip inspection, we also offer 2 free teacher preview tickets. There's plenty of free coach parking too!

Accreditation and Awards

Lightwater Valley has a VAQAS (Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme) accreditation from VisitEngland, the national tourist board.

What is typically included?

we're an awesome destination for educational visits as we make physics exciting! Roller coaster engineering is guaranteed to fire their imagination and we can offer interesting talks on all aspects of our business, including marketing and customer relations tailor made to your pupils needs.

Lightwater Valley Falconry provides a fascinating educational visit for students of all ages. Learn more about the enchanting Birds of Prey and how the team care for our creatures from nutrition to exercise. The team can also arrange special visits to schools, offering talks and even the opportunity to see some of the Falconry's feathered residents up close. Remember, if your school is planning a visit to the theme park then Lightwater Valley Falconry is now included in your admission ticket.

Group Sizes Catered For

Lightwater Valley can welcome groups of sizes - you can even hire the theme park exclusively for up to 5000 people!

Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions

Yes - there are no restrictions at Lightwater Valley.

Education Officer Information

Gary Warhurst - 01765 635321 - gary@lightwatervalley.co.uk

Pricing Information

School visits can start from as little as £11.00 per student depending on the date of the visit and the type of school (i.e Primary or Secondary). With 1 Free teacher place per 5 Primary students or 1 Free teacher place per 10 Secondary students.

Clothing Requirements

Lightwater Valley is an outdoor venue so comfortable shoes and clothing are a must. With the British weather it's probably a good idea to pack a waterproof too!

First Aid Information

There is always qualified first aid on site.

Available Facilities

There are various gift shops and catering outlets throughout the park offering a range of items. Schools are welcome to bring packed lunches, however please note these cannot be consumed within designated catering areas.

Accessibility & Disabled Facilities

Lightwater Valley is an accessible venue. Front of queue wristbands are available for those whose disability causes distress/ upset queuing (a doctor's note required). A copy of our Access Guide can be downloaded by visiting https://www.lightwatervalley.co.uk/uploads/docs/Access-Guide-2017.pdf

Opening Hours & Information

Our 2017 open dates are as follows:
Saturday 8 April - Sunday 23 April
Every weekend and Bank Holiday up until and including Sunday 28 May
Monday 29 May - Sunday 4 June
Wednesday 7 June - Sunday 11 June
Wednesday 14 June - Monday 4 September
Every weekend in September and October up until and including Sunday 22 October
Monday 23 October - Sunday 29 October
Saturday 4 November - Sunday 5 November
Theme park opens at 10.00am and closes between 4.30pm -6.00pm depending on numbers and weather conditions.

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