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June 14th, 2016 / / 184 Comments »

Lightwater Valley Theme Park Deals

Lightwater Theme Park, North Yorkshire, is an all-rounder theme park that offers a great range of rides & attractions.  From the iconic wooden coaster The Ultimate through to the Angry Birds adventure playground for younger children, Lightwater Valley is a full day out for all the family without the queues often experienced at larger theme parks.  Follow our guide to Lightwater Valley below packed with cheap ticket options & top tips to make the most of your visit.

Top Tip; book online at Attractiontix for Cheap Tickets to Lightwater Valley – save up to 41% off standard price tickets with tickets priced at £20pp, (over 1 metre) or just £5pp, (under 1 metre).

 

lightwater valley theme park rides for all the family

Lightwater Valley Theme Park; Eagle’s Claw

 

Lightwater Valley; Cheap Ticket Offers

Take advantage of savings of up to 41% off standard price tickets for Lightwater Valley with Attractiontix. Tickets start from £20pp, (over 1 metre in height) to just £5pp for those under 1 metre tall with option upgrades that include queue-jump passes & meal vouchers.

More details available at Lightwater Valley Theme Park Ticket Offer.

Lightwater Valley; Clubcard Vouchers

For every £2.50 in Tesco clubcard vouchers you can receive £10 off Lightwater Valley admission charges, (remember to redeem your vouchers for tokens BEFORE your visit). The great advantage with this offer, is that you can top up with cash & offers you a great way to reduce your entrance costs on a day out.

Lightwater Valley Summer Pass

Look out for the Lightwater Valley summer pass that runs each year offering unlimited entry during the school holidays. Priced at around £45pp, this season pass offers value for money for those that can visit a number of times during the summer.  More details as they come in for 2017.

Look out for our Lightwater Valley; Tried & Tested Guide packed with top tips to help you make the most of a visit to this popular family theme park!

 

skyrider attraction at lightwater valley theme park

Lightwater Valley Theme Park; Skyrider

 

Lightwater Valley; Top Tips

1. The great advantage at Lightwater is that you won’t find the excessive queue times that you can find at other popular theme parks.  Whilst their busiest times tends to be mid July, (school trips) & last week of August if you follow our tips below your can minimize your wait times whenever you visit.

2. Generally the park opens about half an hour before the rides so you’ll have time to park up, purchase/collect tickets & find your bearings at the start of the day.  Close to the entrance, you’ll find a select number of rides that open early, (around 10am), that gives thrill seekers a chance to undertake Eagles Claw & Skyrider whilst young families can enjoy the Angry Birds Activity Park & a few younger attractions.

3. Be ready to go as the staff allow entrance into the main park from 10.30am each day, (situated near to the entrance for Eagle’s Claw), where thrill seekers should make their way straight to the back of the park to tick off a few of the main rides before queues begin to build.

4. For those looking to bypass the queues completely look out for ‘front of queue’ tickets that work effectively like as a fastrack.  Whilst these are only available at the park on particularly busy days, you can circumvent this by opting for a VIP Ticket when booking online or by taking advantage of the Ticket Upgrade Options at Attractiontix that can save you time at the park.

5. Closing times at Lightwater Valley vary each day depending upon the weather & visitor numbers.  Look out for more information on the day of your visit & those that can stay to close of business, you’ll be rewarded with fewer queues on the popular rides!

 

apollo at lightwater valley theme park

NEW Apollo at Lightwater Valley

 

Lightwater Valley; More Top Tips

6. Picnics are welcome at Lightwater Valley and offer an easy way to make some theme park savings.  Plenty of open grassed areas and benches available throughout the setting with on-site lockers available within the reception area to store your cool bag.

7. Lockers can be found within the main reception area & are currently priced at £4 for 4 hours or £6 for all day that can be accessed as often as you like during your visit, (2016 prices).

8. Great to see that FREE parking remains in place at Lightwater Valley Theme Park as this can be an annoying additional cost at so many theme parks nowadays.  Refreshing to see Lightwater Valley bucking this trend.

9. Away from the theme park you’ll also find a range of retail outlets available in the adjoining shopping village, (you don’t need a theme park ticket to gain entrance), including gifts, clothing, books, plants, bedding & refreshments.  A great added attraction for those that don’t enjoy rides!

10. Look out for cheap ticket offers for Lightwater Valley running through Attractiontix offering Cheap Lightwater Valley Tickets – save up to 41% off standard price tickets with tickets priced at £20pp, (over 1 metre) or just £5pp, (under 1 metre).

 

rollercoaster at Lightwater Theme Park

Lightwater Valley; The Ladybird

 

Lightwater Valley; Top Picks

1. The Ultimate is the signature ride at Lightwater Valley & certainly lives up to its name.  Engineered with help from British Rail this classic coaster is enjoyed by enthusiasts & thrill seekers alike with a load capacity of 80 people every 12 minutes.  Even better news is that you can shave up to a minute off your journey time if you opt for an afternoon visit for a faster and perhaps choppier ride!

2. Look out for the daily Birds of Prey displays that take place every day for a very close up experience. With a range of birds flying literally centimeters from your head, this is something not to be missed! Check the times of the daily flying demonstrations on the day of your visit to plan this into your trip.

3. The Angry Birds Activity Park is a great hit with younger children with an extensive array of climbing equipment, musical features, slides and tunnels coupled with fantastic theming throughout the attraction.

4. Apollo is the latest thrill attraction to join the park and is proving popular with theme park guests this year.  Here’s a chance to take in some of the best views of the park whilst you swoop & soar among the tree tops.  As this is has a relatively slow load capacity, we found it best to get this one under your belt early on in the day.

Follow our Lightwater Valley; Tried & Tested Guide following our recent visit to this family theme park in Yorkshire.

 

By Liz Walsh

 

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  1. Gemma Louise Mason-Rogers says:

    The Ultimate

  2. Kayleigh Platt says:

    The Ultimate. The Ultimate was the first big rollercoaster I went on as child.

  3. Joanne Robinson says:

    Skyrider

  4. Erin Harkins says:

    The Eagle’s Claw

  5. Tiff Jordan says:

    The new ride Apollo- which sounds awesome!!

  6. Joanna Baxter says:

    Angry Birds Adventure Playground

    • Top Dog Days
      lizwalsh says:

      Hi Joanna, thanks for your entry into the Lightwater Valley Theme Park ticket giveaway, good luck:)

  7. Mark Jowett says:

    Angry Birds Adventure Playground

    • Top Dog Days
      lizwalsh says:

      Hi Mark, yes – the Angry Birds Adventure Playground is a big pull with younger guests to Lightwater Valley, good luck:)

  8. Caroline says:

    The Ultimate

  9. THE ULTIMATE PLUNGE

  10. jessica cook says:

    Angry Birds

  11. Suzanne Maher says:

    The Apollo 🙂

  12. Megan Womack says:

    The Ultimate

  13. Kathryn Todd says:

    Wild River Rapids

  14. Susan H Jenkins says:

    eagles claw.

  15. Jackie Dawson says:

    Angry Birds, such a fun day out!

  16. olivia Kirby says:

    Apollo

    We would love this – thank you.

  17. michelle speight says:

    the ultimate although you wont find me on that one lol

  18. Nicola Stephenson says:

    The Ultimate

  19. Allan Wilson says:

    The ultimate

    • Top Dog Days
      lizwalsh says:

      Hi Allan, the Ultimate is the classic coaster at Lightwater Valley Theme Park, thanks for your entry:)

  20. Craig Nattress says:

    The Ultimate

    • Top Dog Days
      lizwalsh says:

      Hi Craig, yup The Ultimate is one of the thrill rides at Lightwater Valley, thanks for your entry:)

  21. Eagles claw

    • Top Dog Days
      lizwalsh says:

      Hi Saiyma, yes the Eagles Claw is a great ride for thrill seekers, thanks for your Lightwater Valley entry:)

  22. donna large says:

    Raptor Attack

  23. Gemma Greene says:

    Black pearl

  24. Maureen Bentley says:

    Angry Birds

    • Top Dog Days
      lizwalsh says:

      Hi Maureen, yes Angry Birds Activity Park us a firm favourite with children, thanks for entering our Lightwater Valley competition:)

  25. Allan Fullarton says:

    Raptor Attack – amazing ride!

    • Top Dog Days
      lizwalsh says:

      Hi Allan, yup – a good thrill ride, thanks you for entering the Lightwater Valley ticket giveaway:)

  26. maxine banks says:

    The Ultimate ,though I prefer the more gentle rides

    • Hi Maxine, yes The Ultimate is a top end thrill ride at Lightwater Valley although there are plenty of milder rides for those who prefer something less thrilling:) Thanks for your competition entry, good luck!

  27. Apollo

    • Hi Logan, yes Apollo is the latest ride to join Lightwater Valley Theme Park , thanks for your entry:)

  28. samantha willoughby says:

    Eagles claw

  29. K Alderson says:

    Apollo – can’t wait to try it!! 🙂

  30. Susan McMurray says:

    Wild River Rapids is my favourite. Fabulous entertainment for the whole family xx

  31. Pam Francis Gregory says:

    Black Pearl

    • Top Dog Days
      lizwalsh says:

      Hi Pam,yes a 360 degree rotating pirate ship! Thanks for entering our Lightwatwr Valley Theme park competition:)

  32. Maureen Stone says:

    Skyrider

  33. Corinne Cleverley says:

    Oh wow I’ve only just discovered about your theme park, my son would absolutely LOVE the angry birds playground! (And I’ll answer the question with eagles claw 🙂

    • Top Dog Days
      lizwalsh says:

      Hi Corinne, quite a range of attractions from Angry Birds Adventure Playground through to thrill rides such as Eagles Claw! Thanks for your entry into the Lightwater Valley Theme Park competition:)

  34. James Harris says:

    Wild River Rapids

    • Top Dog Days
      lizwalsh says:

      Hi James, yup you can’t beat a water ride at Lightwater Valley Theme Park, thanks for your entry:)

  35. pat barella says:

    Eagles Claw

    • Top Dog Days
      lizwalsh says:

      Hi Pat, yes Eagles Claw is a great thrill ride, thanks for your Lightwater Valley theme park entry:)

  36. Jane Cross says:

    Would love to go to lightwater valley

  37. toni glenn says:

    The Ultimate. Would love to win, my kids love Angry Birds and would love to visit the Angry Birds play area

    • Top Dog Days
      lizwalsh says:

      Hi Toni, exactly – from the classic coaster The Ultimate through to the Angry Birds Activity Park, Lightwater does have the full range! Thanks for your entry:)

  38. toni glenn says:

    The Ultimate

  39. Nigel Aston says:

    Has to be The Ultimate

  40. Kara Davies says:

    Apollo ?

  41. David mulcahy says:

    The ultimate

  42. lynda dawson says:

    The Ultimate

  43. Raymond Whitehead says:

    Skyrider

  44. Felan Hennigan says:

    Apollo.

  45. Muzelley Roddam says:

    Eagles claw

  46. Lisa Armstrong says:

    The Ultimate Roller Coaster – which I’d love to try !

    • Top Dog Days
      lizwalsh says:

      Hi Lisa, well worth a visit to Lightwater Valley Theme Park to test out The Ultimate, thanks for your entry:)

  47. Caroline Cordery says:

    Apollo

  48. Diane Smith says:

    Skyrider

  49. Lightwater Falconry Centre

    • Top Dog Days
      lizwalsh says:

      Hi Pamela, those falconry displays are pretty spectacular! Thanks for your Lightwater Valley entry, good luck:)

  50. joanna butler-savage says:

    the ultimate – my favourite

    • Top Dog Days
      lizwalsh says:

      Hi Joanna, The Ultimate is such a classic coaster at Lightwater Valley, thanks for your entry into our ticket giveaway:)

  51. john williamson says:

    Who can resist the Ultimate Roller Coaster

  52. Victoria Shiel says:

    Eagle’s claw

  53. Mark Thornley says:

    Raptor attack…too scary for me, kids would love it though..

  54. samantha price says:

    The ultimate

    • Top Dog Days
      lizwalsh says:

      Hi Samantha, good coaster to pick at Lightwater Valley Theme Park, thanks for entering our prize draw:)

  55. Angela Bleakley says:

    Wild River Rapids is always favourite for our family and we gave been visiting Lightwater Valley for about 23 years.

    • Top Dog Days
      lizwalsh says:

      Hi Angela, you are clearly a fan of Lightwater Valley Theme Park after 23 years and good family choice of ride too, thanks for entering our ticket giveaway draw:)

  56. Lisa M Smith says:

    The Ultimate. My ultimate favourite ride, first ever rollercoaster I went on!

    • Top Dog Days
      lizwalsh says:

      Hi Lisa, The Ultimate at Lightwater Valley Theme Park is a great coaster to begin with, thanks for your entry:)

  57. Mary Ballard @YellowCumbrian says:

    Wild River Rapids (this would be amazing to win – would love to go with my kids and hubby)

    • Top Dog Days
      lizwalsh says:

      Hi Mary, Wild River Rapids is a gun water ride for all the family, thanks for your entry into the Lightwater Valley draw:)

  58. Sharon Jones says:

    The Eagles claw

    • Top Dog Days
      lizwalsh says:

      Hi Sharon, The Eagles Claw is certain a great one for thrill seekers, thanks for entering the Lightwater Valley draw:)

  59. Rachel Rudkin says:

    Skyrider

    • Top Dog Days
      lizwalsh says:

      Hi Rachel, Skyrider is a great fairground chair swing, thanks for entering the Lightwater Valley draw:)

  60. Rosemarie Middleton says:

    The ultimate the best ride by far ?

  61. Maggie Norvell says:

    Angry Birds Activity park sounds fun !

    • Hi Maggie, the Angry Birds Activity Park is a fantastic play space for children, thanks for your Lightwater Valley entry:)

  62. Rachel Snowdon says:

    The Ultimate! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  63. joanne casey says:

    I’ve never been, would love to go

  64. Gavin Stokes says:

    The Ultimate – never been to this park but looks great!

    Thanks 🙂

    • Hi Gavin, I have to say The Ultimate is a good place to start on a visit to Lightwater Valley Theme Park, good luck:)

  65. Hi Liz
    My sons favourite is the Wild River Rapids. We are hoping to visit Lightwater Valley over the half term holidays, you can use the promotion code MAYMADNESS to purchase tickets for £15 each. We are thinking of visiting their new treetops trampoline park and the spring Adventure at nearby Stockeld Park.
    Regards Dan

  66. Emma Fox says:

    The skyrider – my son loves this ride!

  67. The lady bird, raptor attack, wild river Rapids, powder kegs are some of my favourites

  68. Carolyn Benjamin says:

    The Flying Cutlass

  69. Claire Docherty says:

    The ultimate

  70. Diane Fotherby says:

    Entry for Lightwater Valley competition

    Eagles Claw

  71. catherine simpson says:

    angry birds adventure playground

    • Top Dog Days
      lizwalsh says:

      Hi Catherine, yes angry birds adventure playground is a great area for the children at Lightwater Valley, good luck:)

  72. Kelly kettell says:

    Wild river rapids me and the kids love it 🙂 xx

  73. Whirlwind for us!

  74. Raptor Attack

  75. Wild rivers rapids is a ride at light water valley.thank you.

  76. Jo Neveling says:

    Eagle’s Claw at Lightwater Valley.

    We have never been but it sounds awesome. Crossing fingers for a win ?

    Thank you!

    • Top Dog Days
      lizwalsh says:

      Hi Jo and Eagle’s Claw at Lightwater Valley is a good place to start, good luck with your entry:)

  77. The Ultimate

  78. The whirlwind is a ride at Lightwater Valley ?

  79. Gill Greenwood says:

    Angry Birds Activity Park

  80. Mussrat Ajmal says:

    The answer is Apollo

    • Top Dog Days
      lizwalsh says:

      Hi Mussrat yes want to try out the new ride for 2016 Apollo, thanks for your Lightwater Valley Theme Park:)

  81. Sarah proud says:

    The ultimate

  82. donna billington says:

    answer to the question is: Angry Birds Adventure Playground

    • Top Dog Days
      lizwalsh says:

      Hi Donna, I have to say that Angry Birds Adventure Playground us pretty special at Lightwater, thanks for your entry:)

  83. Chantelle Pendergast says:

    Competition answer is The Ultimate.

    • Top Dog Days
      lizwalsh says:

      Hi Chantelle, The Ultimate is certainly a coaster to try at Lightwater Valley theme park, thanks for your entry:)

  84. Joan Durham says:

    Competition answer is Trauma Tower

    • Top Dog Days
      lizwalsh says:

      Hi Joan, the Trauma Tower is a drop down experience at Lightwater Valley Theme Park, thanks for your entry:)

  85. Mrs Susan Collins says:

    Competition answer is Apollo.

  86. Josie limbert says:

    The answer to the competition is Skyrider.

  87. Alex Ostler-Beech says:

    Lightwater Valley Competition, answer is Raptor Attack!

  88. Julie Ostler-Beech says:

    Competition:
    Name of a ride at Lightwater Valley, is Eagle’s Claw

  89. Ellie Foreman says:

    eagle’s claw – awesome……..

  90. Richard Bagnall says:

    Competition answer: Eagle’s Claw

  91. Brian Andrews says:

    Hi, can you please confirm the promo code for lightwater valley applies on the Easter days. We’re thinking of going on Easter Monday and know that sometimes promo codes don’t apply on bank holidays.
    Thanks

    • Hi Brian, yes indeed the Easter promo code is valid at Lightwater Valley Theme Park over the bank holidays including Easter Monday. Have a good trip:)

      • Brian Andrews says:

        Thanks for replying so quickly. Lightwater valley theme park it is then!

        • Enjoy – I’m sure you’ll have a good day as there is so much to do at Lightwater Valley from thrill rides through to attractions to suit younger guests.

  92. Lightwater Valley are currently offering tickets for £16 per person during August, if you are booking for between 3 and 10 people.
    Visit their website at and the discount is automatically applied. This is a £12 saving on their pay on the day rate.