An ambitious new theme park is coming to Yorkshire in 2020 launched by Gulliver’s Theme Park and Resorts. Known as Gulliver’s Valley, the theme park will sit on a huge 250-acre site in Rother Valley, a 30-minute drive from Sheffield.
The project is costing £37m to develop and has been described as Gulliver Theme Park and Resort’s “most ambitious project to date.”
The theme park is due to open in the summer of 2020. It will feature around 70 different rides and attractions, many of which will be the same as Gulliver’s three other UK resorts are home to, as well as some additional rides.
There will also be a water play zone, indoor activities including a climbing centre and a Blast Arena. Gulliver’s Valley will also be centred on outdoor adventures with nature trails, outdoor gyms, and ‘forest classrooms’ where young visitors can practice their woodland craft-making skills.
On-site accommodation is also available to enable families to stay at the theme park overnight, ranging from glamping to themed rooms, including pirate and princess rooms.
Julie Dalton, managing director at Gulliver’s, spoke of the importance of the new theme park in Yorkshire.
“We are proud that Gulliver’s remains a family-owned, family-run and family-focused business. 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,” Dalton commented.