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Lightwater Valley

  • Ripon
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

Attraction Information

Who fancies a thrill ride on flying swings? What about meeting modern-day dinosaurs, or simply enjoying a lazy day aboard the Eagle's Creek Farm tractor? Do the lot and loads more at Lightwater Valley.

One of the main reasons families pay a visit to the Valley is for the rides, from the splashtastic Wild River Rapids to the swashbuckling Skull Rock. With over 30 to choose from, there's plenty for the little ones too and the Lady Bird coaster might just be our favourite - it's perfect for your mini thrill seekers! 

What if you’ve come with small kids? There’s more than enough to keep them busy, like the Lightwater Express train, a tractor ride, as well as indoor AND outdoor play areas. Don't miss out on the fantastic special events held throughout the year!, including a jungle-themed UV puppet show and Dino-dance show.

  • Over 30 raucous rides
  • Play areas and a tractor for littluns
  • Great for all the family 
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Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:30 - 17:00


General Admission
All ages: £14.50

Tickets must be pre-booked online. 

Travel & Contact Information


North Stainley, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3HT, England

Phone number

01326 573 404



Click here to visit Lightwater Valley's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Lightwater Valley is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Lightwater Valley have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Assistance/Guide Dogs only

Additional Info

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Due to extreme weather conditions during the day, certain rides and attractions may be temporarily closed in the interests of health and safety. 

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In line with government advice, additional measures will be in place to keep visitors and staff safe during the season. 
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Anything else I should know?

There is an ATM available

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