Visitor boost for Lightwater Valley

Mark Bainbridge carousel

Lightwater Valley in North Yorkshire has received a welcome boost to its visitor numbers.

Figures released by the theme park show an 11% increase in visitor numbers and a 9% increase in revenue for 2014 compared to the previous year.

Mark Bainbridge, general manager, Lightwater Valley said:

“It was a really positive year for us with our Mr. Men, Fantastic Fireworks and Frightwater Valley events proving very popular. Last year we also held a Meet the Gruffalo event and we have plans this coming season for similar special ‘celebrity’ visits.

“We are investing £350,000 on replacing the existing crazy golf and a new vintage car rally ride as well as looking at other activities to build on last year’s success.”

Later this month the ‘Fab Feb Family Fun’ half term event returns with over 20 attractions, the Angry Birds activity park and falconry centre all open for £5 entrance fee. The park will be open from.

The ‘Fab Feb Family Fun’ half term event runs from 19th – 22nd February with the full park reopening for the Easter holiday period on 28th March.

More information about Lightwater Valley can be found by visiting or by visiting our Facebook page at You can also follow us on Twitter @LightwaterV