Lightwater Valley | Day Out With The Kids

COVID-19 Update

Most attractions are now closed in line with Government advice, and families are encouraged to stay inside where possible.

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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, we think our favourite might have to be The Ultimate. Super speed and tight corners make it a must for daredevils in training.
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
  • Amazing events throughout the year
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Opening hours

Please check the website for opening days and times.


General Admission
Over 1.3 metre: £25.00
Between 1.0m - 1.3m: £10.00
Under 1 metre: £10.00
Under 3's: Free

Travel & Contact Information


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

Phone number

01765 635321



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


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

Anything else I should know?

There is an ATM available

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