Yorkshire is set to welcome a new theme park in 2020. Gulliver’s Theme Park and Resorts is launching its most ambitious project Gulliver’s Valley, situated on 250 acres in Rother Valley. This is what you need to know about the park.
Yorkshire will soon be home to Gulliver’s Theme Park and Resorts new venture - Gulliver’s Valley. The £37m development has been labelled the company’s “most ambitious project to date.” Set to open in summer 2020, it will have all of the same attractions as Gulliver’s three existing theme park resorts in Warrington, Milton Keynes and Matlock Bath plus some extra additions. Gulliver’s Valley will open in Rother Valley in south Yorkshire, about half an hour's drive from Sheffield.
The main theme park will boast over 70 rides and attractions to keep children happy.
There will also be various indoor activities including a climbing centre, water play zone and a Blast Arena.
Guests can also expect nature trails, walks and outdoor gyms as well as ‘forest classrooms’ where little ones can enjoy woodland crafts.
Families will be able to stay overnight at the park thanks to on-site family-friendly accommodation.
This will range from glamping to themed rooms such as pirate and princess, Gulliver’s have said.
Construction on the park has already begun and the park have begun to hire staff.
“We are proud that Gulliver’s remains a family-owned, family-run and family-focused business,” Julie Dalton, Manging Director at Gulliver’s, said.
“It’s incredibly important to us to ensure the local community around Gulliver’s Valley will benefit from the new development.
“We are investing in the local economy through recruitment as close to the theme park resort as we can; so far we have used local businesses where possible and also invited local school children to share their ideas with us about what they want from the new resort on their doorstep.
“One of our aims is to give families and children quality time and memories, through fresh air and fun activities.
“I am very pleased to say Gulliver’s Valley Theme Park and Resort will have forest classrooms available in education and ecology centres.
“We have also strived to retain and enhance existing woodland, whilst making them accessible to the general public – meaning nature trails, walks, outdoor gyms and the forest will be available to the local community to use, free of charge.
“We are now really starting to see our vision come to life and the first few buildings are being created. It’s exciting! We cannot wait to share Gulliver’s Valley with the public.”
Another hotly anticipated theme park is Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’park in California, USA which will be unveiled later this year.
Fans of the popular film franchise have been waiting 40 years to be teleported into a real-life version of George Lucas’ galaxy and Disney have promised to deliver on expectations after so many years.
Chris Beatty, executive creative director at Walt Disney Imagineering, deemed it was a park that “leaned forward into the future” but also had a "door open to the past.”