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Gulliver's World Theme Park - Warrington
Gulliver's World (Cheshire)
Member Name: Emily88
Gulliver's World (Cheshire)
Advantages: Great rides, suitable for young children as well as teenagers
Gulliver's World is a children's theme park based in Warrington, Cheshire. There are also other locations around the UK - Matlock Bath and Milton Keynes. It is aimed at younger children (the website says it caters for children between the age of two and thirteen), and the rides are pretty tame compared to theme parks such as Alton Towers. My husband and I have taken our children there many times, and they still enjoy it as teenagers.
We come from Liverpool so it doesn't take too long to get there. It is clearly sign posted and we have never had any trouble finding it. They have a very large car park, and it is easy to find a space. Gulliver's opens at 10:30am and closes at 5pm, although these times do depend on the time of year and any special events that may be going on (eg. Halloween and Bonfire Night). The current prices are £12.50 for both adults and children, OAPs are £11.50 and children under 90cm are free. They also have discounts for groups of twenty or more. There are several stations to get your tickets from, so we've never had to wait to long.
Once inside there are several different areas (such as Circus World, Smuggler's Wharf and Water World) have themed rides for those areas. There are many rides to suit different ages; I will go over a few below:
- The Antelope
Biggest ride at the park - the classic wooden rollercoaster. Gets very busy so I would suggest going on it first if you arrive early, when the queues are smallest.
- Barrel Ride
Like the spinning cups except they don't spin, if you get what I mean. They go round in a circle but you can't turn the barrels round individually. My kids were disappointed with this one.
- The Joker
There are five seats in a row on each of the two sides, and the ride goes up and down. Like a smaller version of the ones you see at the big theme parks.
- Wild Mine Ride
A very fast and jerky rollercoaster (my daughter complained the jerks gave her a headache). This ride has a camera on it, which takes your photo as you hurdle down a slope. Great fun to go and check out the picture after the ride (you don't have to pay to see it).
- Sky Tours Observation Tower
Not a ride as such, so suitable for non-adrenaline fans. You go into a circular pod which goes slowly upwards, giving you a view of the park.
To conclude, a really nice little theme park. There's also a gift shop on the way out, which is fairly cheap and stocks the usual souvenir items (rubbers, pens, sweets, t-shirts, ect). I would recommend Gulliver's World to any family looking for a day out.
Summary: Lovely family day out