Lightwater Valley is located 10 minutes from junction 50 of the A1 motorway, just North of Ripon in the County of North Yorkshire. Exit the A1 motorway at junction 50 and then take the A61 back towards Ripon, followed by the A6108 towards North Stainley.
For those of you with satellite navigation, please use your sat nav to guide you to Ripon (the clocktower) and then follow the brown direction signs to Lightwater Valley which is located between Ripon and the Village of North Stainley. Please do not use our postcode as on some satnav’s it sometimes directs people to the wrong location.
Lightwater Valley Attractions Ltd, North Stainley, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 3HT. Call us on 01765 635321 or email us on [email protected]ervalley.co.uk
Yes we do! Please refer to the disabled access section of this website click here to download full disability access guide.
As a Yorkshire theme park, we would advise guests that there is no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong choice of clothing for the conditions! There is very little cover within the Theme Park should it be wet and we would advise all guests to be prepared for rain.
Should there be extreme weather conditions during the day, certain rides and attractions may be temporarily closed in the interests of health and safety. This information will, however, always be communicated as quickly and efficiently as possible to all guests at the entrance to the Theme Park.
Unfortunately, no refunds will be made due to bad weather, however in extreme weather conditions Lightwater Valley may allow you to upgrade to an Anytime ticket by paying the difference in price.
No- Unfortunately due to both safety and hygiene protocol, the Park has a zero tolerance policy on any dogs except for Assistance Dogs. If you are planning on visiting us this summer, please DO NOT leave your dogs in your vehicle unattended due to the lack of shade. Any cases of animals remaining locked in a vehicle, will be dealt with by both the RSPCA and the Police who are authorised to carry out a seizure of the animal, even if property damage is required. Lightwater Valley cannot be held responsible for any damage caused under such circumstances.
Our 175 acre site provides free parking for all guests, regardless of whether you arrive in a coach, a minibus or a car! There are parking bays close to the entrance for our guests with Blue Badge disabled parking permits.
Yes- The park is served by the 159 Dales & District service from Ripon which stops in the car park, however this is a limited service so it is advisable to check timings with the bus company in advance getdown.org.uk
No- Unfortunately, the Park is not currently able to offer camping or accommodation, but can recommend local accommodation and camping. Our Nearest Campsite is Sleningford Watermill which is located just outside West Tanfield which is approximately 2.5 miles from the park. Additionally, there is River Laver Caravan Park in Ripon which both caters for caravans and offers a wide range of static caravans at a respectable price. Please check our "Where to stay" section on the website for details of campsites and hotels/ b&b's
No- all of our disabled rates include one free carer (additional carer tickets are available at a reduced cost). If the disabled guest has the correct documentation (DLA/ PIP letter or Blue Badge plus photographic ID) then a disabled rate will be given and the carer will enter free of charge.
Yes- All visitors who enter the park have to pay the entrance fee, unless they are under the age of 3.
Please visit our website for up to date opening days and times, these can be found on our Plan Your Visit/ Opening Times page or you can click here.
Yes - Tesco Days Out Vouchers can be used to purchase tickets but only on the day of your visit (Online bookings are not allowed using Tesco vouchers).
Tesco Days Out Vouchers can only be redeemed against our standard ticket rate of £24.00 for anyone over 1.3 metres or £16.00 for anyone between 1.0 - 1.3 metres and disabled tickets. They cannot be used to pay for any other concessionary or discounted tickets.
No, the earlier you book your tickets online, the cheaper the price!.
We offer Super Saver tickets which must be booked at least 5 days in advance, Saver tickets which must be booked between 1 – 4 days in advance and Standard tickets that can be booked on the day. Click here to book tickets.
On some occasions we do have times when rides are not operational for various reasons and as per our booking conditions we reserve the right to alter or change the programmes of rides and attractions if at any time it is deemed necessary to do so. When this is necessary we list the rides at our admissions desk so that customers are made aware as soon as possible. In the event of a ride being non-operational for a longer period of time we will post this on our website and encourage customers to check this, call us if they want to confirm that a particular ride/s is open.
Lightwater Valley Attractions Ltd accepts payment by all major credit and debit cards at our admissions booths. Likewise, the majority of our retail outlets accept payment by all major credit and debit cards. The on-park catering outlets that currently have the facility to take payment by card are; Hungry Harbour, The Conservatory, Munchbox, Ultimate Snacks/Ices, Soft Play Cafe, Sweet Treats, Indoor play area and The Granary. We also accept contactless payments and Apple Pay at any of our outlets that accept card payments. Our games stalls accept cash payment only.
Yes - We have two cash ATM's within the park, one situated in the building opposite the Jurassic Adventure Golf next to the admissions booths and one situated in Visitor Information, however as this is a 3rd party machine there is a small fee (£1.85) for cash withdrawals.
Yes- You can leave the park to go back to your vehicle during the day. All you need to do is to get your hand stamped by the staff on the exit gate where you came in before you leave and then show the stamp upon return to the Park.
No, however a number of our front-line personnel are fully trained in the provision of first responder first-aid and carry basic medical kits with them at all times.
If you discover that you have lost an item of personal property within the Park, please report to the Visitor Information office located at the entrance to the Theme Park in Market Square. Alternatively, call us on 01765 635321, email us on [email protected] or fill out the contact us form on this website. All items of lost property that are found or handed in are taken to the Visitor Information office to be logged and we always do our utmost to ensure that every item is reunited with its owner.
Yes- All visitors are welcome to bring their own food and drink onto the site and we have various areas where you can enjoy your food, including a large grassy area by the Ultimate and the Fairground. The park does however discourage visitors from consuming their own food and drink within all catering outlets, including the Conservatory, Granary, Hungry Harbour and our indoor Soft Play centre.
All of our maps are easily accessible to the public and are available from our admissions booths or Visitor Information office.
Queue times will vary depending on the time of year, the popularity of the ride in question and the amount of guests we have in the park at any given time. Please phone 01765 635321 to check which days we expect to be busy or refer to the calendar of opening dates on this website (busy days with school children are highlighted).
We always advise our guests not to bring bags or valuable items with them into the theme park. In the interests of health and safety, bags and loose items are not allowed on any of the rides and attractions within the park. Likewise, Lightwater Valley Theme Park does not accept any responsibility for loss or theft of articles brought into the Park or left unattended whilst on a ride or at anytime.
For your convenience, lockers are available in the theme park entrance building (subject to availability and a small charge).
Yes, however visitors for whom queuing for extended periods would cause unnecessary discomfort or distress may be able to receive a preferential ride wristband which allow access to the rides via separate entry points. Preferential wristbands will only be issued on production of the relevant documentation, this must be in the form of a letter from a consultant or GP which clearly states that you are unable to queue and the reason why or DLA letter showing higher rate mobility/ PIP letter showing enhanced mobility along with photographic ID.
Those with preferential wristbands must be accompanied on the ride by an adult carer at all times who must be seated in the same car/boat/seat.
Yes- The park endeavours to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all visitors of all abilities and ages. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the theme park, there are no areas which are particularly quiet on the actual site.
If you believe that your child is tall enough for a ride but have been declined by a ride operator, you can visit our Visitor Information Office where our staff will officially measure your child and give you proof to show to ride operators if your child is in fact tall enough.
The Park has wheelchairs (not mobility scooters) that are available for daily hire from our Visitor Information Office. We take a £10.00 returnable deposit and ideally require an advanced booking as we have limited numbers available.
The Park currently has one inverted ride (rides that go upside down), Black Pearl. In addition, Lightwater Valley has two rides that have a swing of over 180 degrees, these are The Eagles Claw and the Flying Cutlass.
Yes- Within reason. You can ride any ride that you wish but please be prepared that you may be advised not to ride a particular ride by an operator if they feel that it will cause you more problems or it will be a risk to yourself or others. Any medical restrictions will be advised on the board at the entrance to each ride, please see our Disabled Access Guide for more details, click here to view.
Please note: if you are disabled and have a preferential ride access wristband then you must be accompanied by a carer on every ride.
It is entirely up to the discretion of the ride operator, whether you are allowed to ride. (Please be advised that you may be asked not to ride as it may have a negative impact on your injury due to the extreme forces involved.). More details can be found in our Disabled Access Guide, click here for details.
The Park has a strict policy on the use of cameras on rides as they can pose a safety risk if not secured properly. It is strongly recommended that you don't carry any loose objects on rides but securely fastened cameras such as the Go Pro's are permitted as long as they don't interfere with the rides operation. Lightwater Valley cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage of cameras/ phones etc whilst on the ride.
No- Under no circumstances is it safe or possible to retrieve items lost under or within the footprints of rides as it is extremely dangerous. If you do lose an item on a ride, please notify the operator immediately after getting off and they will notify Visitor Information of the lost item. Visitor Information will contact a Team Leader to retrieve the item at the earliest opportunity. Alternatively, once the park is closed for the evening, the item will be retrieved and taken to Visitor Information who will await your enquiry and arrange either pickup or delivery.
Feedback is very important to us so if you pop into our Visitor Information Office, they will take your comments and feed them back to the relevant department.
If you have a complaint and require a response please visit our Contact Us page, complete an email which will be forwarded to the relevant head of department who will investigate and endeavour to respond within 7 working days.
Click here to view our Customer Charter
Lightwater Valley can offer educational talks before school groups enter the theme park on a range of topics such as; The science of a rollercoaster, Marketing & Social media, Business studies and Employability. The talks last approximately 45 minutes and a small additional charge is made for these. Please contact us on 01765 635321 to enquire about these.