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Lightwater Valley Theme Park North Stainley, Ripon, North Yorkshire



Opening Times

Gates open at 9:45am – Park opens at 10:00amFairground rides operate from 10:00am with all major rides operating from 10:30am. Closing time between 4:30pm & 6:00pm depending on visitor numbers.Please contact them the day before your visit for an indication.


0871 720 0011

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Set in 175 acres of gorgeous North Yorkshire Parkland – just North of Ripon - Lightwater Valley Theme Park, Shopping Village and Birds of Prey Centre is renowned for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

The thrilling theme park line-up comprises some amazing rides, including Europe’s longest rollercoaster - The Ultimate, as well as the stomach churning, mighty Eagle’s Claw and the splashtastic Wild River Rapids. Plus, new for the 2010 season, dare you step aboard the terrifying Whirlwind or risk a one-on-one encounter in Raptor Attack’s abandoned mineshaft? 

To assist guests in making the most of their day at Lightwater Valley, the theme park rides are divided into 3 distinct categories:

Nippers (Action and mini-adventures for our younger guests under 1m)

Whipper Snappers (Exciting Family Rides and attractions for all those thrill seekers over 1m)

Jaw Droppers (Big thrill rides for anyone with the nerves to face up to the challenge)

So, whether you're a young family looking for a fun day out at a Yorkshire theme park or a group of thrill seekers searching for an action packed adrenaline fix, Lightwater Valley theme park has it all!

Located in the grounds of Lightwater Valley Theme Park, you'll also find an awe-inspiring Birds of Prey Centre. Visitors also have the opportunity to see how these amazing birds are trained and handled, as well as being treated to dramatic flying shows at 2:00pm and 4:00pm every day. Oh, and if you have time, don’t forget that Lightwater shopping village is open all year round and is home to an oasis of retail therapy that appeals to all ages and tastes.


Over 1.3m in height £23Under 1.3m in height £19Under 1.0m FreeFamily (3) £57Family (4) £76Family (5) £95Discounts are available for some tickets if you pre-book via their website - please click 'View Owners Website' for more details.


Baby Change, Cafe / Restaurants, Gift Shops, Toilets, Picnic areas, full disabled access.

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