Fast approaching their 50th birthday, Lightwater Valley is one of the most loved and respected theme parks in the UK. Attracting over 500,000 visitors per year, Lightwater Valley is best known for housing The Ultimate, a rollercoaster that has held the title of being the longest rollercoaster in Europe for 28 years and counting. For nine years, The Ultimate was the longest rollercoaster in the world until it was overtaken in 2000 by a Japanese roller coaster.
Initially opened as a small self-pick fruit attraction, the park was launched into the national consciousness by the opening of the Rat Ride in 1987, a mine-shaft themed rollercoaster that excites its riders by plunging them into darkness and leaving them guessing as to which way the tracks will lead them. With over 40 attractions, the park is especially conscious of providing entertainment for all ages, with ‘Mini Adventures,’ ‘Mega Adventures,’ and ‘Ultimate Adventures’ activities for toddlers, little kids and tweens respectively. And with Lightwater Valley’s commitment to accommodating any visitors who might have disabilities or limited mobility, as well as carers, senior visitors and autistic visitors, you’re sure to have a great time regardless of your age or any restrictions you might face.
- Select your Lightwater Valley discount from the vouchercloud website, copy the code if applicable
- Follow the link through to the Lightwater Valley
- Browse around for your corresponding tickets, then click on the ‘book tickets’ heading at the top of the page
- Be sure to select the right ages and disability needs for your tickets
- Continue through to the basket and enter your code if you have one
- If you don’t your tickets have been automatically discounted
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Are there cash machines at Lightwater Valley?
Absolutely, there are two cash ATMs in the park. However, both do have a small fee (£1.85) for withdrawals.
What do I do if I've lost something at Lightwater Valley?
Please report to the Guest Information office if you lose anything, or give Lightwater Valley a call on 01765 635 321. All items that are handed into lost property are logged and held at the Guest Information office.
Can I bring my own food and drink to Lightwater Valley?
Feel free to bring food and drink, Lightwater Valley request that you avoid consuming them at other catering facilities on site though.
01765 635 321
You can book online until midnight of the day before your visit, but if you book that close to your visit you will need to pick your tickets up from the admissions desk and queue. Tickets cannot be delivered by post under a week before your visit.
The park is usually open weekends only, for more information click here.
The park opens at 10.00am, but you can drive in from 9.45am. Closing time is seasonal and varies between 4.30pm and 6.00pm.