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Best Theme park in North Yorkshire
Lightwater Valley (North Yorkshire)
Member Name: emma_ski
Lightwater Valley (North Yorkshire)
Advantages: rides for all the family, ticket prices cheap
Disadvantages: extra charge for birds of prey
ive read a mixture of reviews on lightwater valley here, personally i love this theme park and it is one of my favourites for over the summer holidays! Lighwater Valley is in North Yorkshire, in Ripon and is quite well signed posted along the way!
Over 1.3m in height £17.95
Under 1.3m in height £15.45
Under 1.0m in height Free
If you book throgh the website beforehand it is £13.95 per person (Over 1.0m in height)
Personaly i think these are very reasonable prices for the theme park which has a wide range of different rides to suit every one!
Thrill seekers wont be disapointed with a range of roller coasters, spinning rides and water rides. My favourite is the Ultimate, which at present is the longest rollercoaster in Europe! There are 10 'jaw dropper rides' which are all marked on the park map.
Teens/brave kids: The park caters well for this age group, particulary as they have a lot of school and colleges visiting over the summer. There are dodgems, rat rides and water rides all of which are great fun to jump on! These rides are very popular and you usualy have to queue for 5-10 minutes in the busy season.
Kiddies: The park is very suitable for younger kids, with a range of gentle rides for them to enjoy! I love the minitue ferris wheel and teacups, as the kids feel really grown up going on similar rides to the adults!
Other rides: There is a very nice train which runs around teh entire park, making it easy to get from one ride to another quickly! There is also a lake in the middle of the park offerering peddal swans for a relaxing ride!
There is plenty to choose from at Lightwater valley, with a couple of food halls as well as a range of food kiosks around the park, prices are a little higher than normal as with all theme parks. There is ample room and banches to sit and eat a picnic, which i highly recommend!
There is a small shopping village next to lightwater valley, this sells a range of gifts and good, although in my opinion is a little old fashioned, but worth a look around!
There is a separate 'birds of prey', which i have not yet been in and costs extra to get into, but i have heard it is very intersting to visist!
There are a few toilets dotted around the park, all of which are clearly labelled on the park map, including baby changing facillities.
Overall, i love the range of rides available here, to suit the whole family. I found the prices very good value for money and you can easily spend an entire day here and still not ride everything! The food is reasonable and there is plenty of open space for a picnic. i love this themepark and it is easily my favourite one! Well worth a visit!
Summary: a fantastic fun day out for all the family and the dog too!
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