Things to do this May Bank Holiday in Yorkshire at Lightwater Valley

Elephant Flight at Lightwater Valley

Lightwater Valley in Ripon will be open this May Bank Holiday Weekend giving families the chance to really make the most of the long weekend from Saturday 1st – Monday 3rd May 2021. 

With over 30 rides and attractions there’s a whole host of fun adventures to be enjoyed.

Among the new attractions for the 2021 season is Go Safari.

Step aboard the Savanna Express on a sightseeing journey through the African wilderness.  Leap for joy on Kangaroo Jump before flying high on Elephant Flight and the Monkey Drop rides. Other new additions to the park include the Hot Air Balloons. 

Also new this year is the Treetop Trails, formerly treetops nets. This much-loved attraction provides a net walk through the tree canopy high above the park and will now be included as part of the admission price. 

As well as new rides, there’s all of the park’s young family favourites including Little Dipper, Carousel, Skyrider, the Lady Bird rollercoaster, Splash Falls and many more. 

Take a peaceful glide around the lake on board a Swan Boat and see the park from a whole other angle on the Lightwater Valley Express train. 

Get behind the wheel and practice your steering on the Vintage Car ride and flap your arms as you fly through the sky on Pirate Swinger.

In order to manage numbers, and ensure social distancing guidelines are maintained we will initially be operating with reduced capacity and all visitors will need to pre-book tickets online. 

Staff will also be continuing to carry out a series of additional cleaning and hygiene measures on site and queue markers will be in place to help visitors keep a safe distance apart.


Please check our covid-19 FAQs for more information. In order for Lightwater Valley to control capacity to the Park please pre-book your tickets online in advance of your visit.