Lightwater Valley

Lightwater Valley

Theme Park
North Stainley, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3HT, United Kingdom
Likely open (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 7:00 AM–1:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 7:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 7:00 AM–2:00 PM
    • 4:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 7:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 8:00 AM–Noon
  • Tue
    • 7:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 7:00 AM–8:00 AM
    • 10:00 AM–1:00 PM

Lightwater Valley is simply bursting with 175 acres of action-packed adventures, from Europe's longest roller coaster to the mysterious subterranean world of Raptor Attack, the dizzying heights of Whirlwind and, new for 2011, Skeleton Cove!


Based on 19 votes

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  • Leah B.

    Go on the ultimate and wild river rapids!! :)

    Leah Brooksbank · August 26, 2010
  • Nathan L.

    Go on Raptor Attack first thing in the morning, or leave it until the end of the day. You will save yourself a lot of waiting time.

    Nathan Lawson · December 11, 2011
  • Ashley Y.

    Looking for extreme thrills? Check out Whirlwind but make sure you sit in the outside seat at the end of a row!

    Ashley Young · March 4, 2012
  • Paul B.

    Bring a picnic!

    Paul Bell · August 31, 2010
  • Caroline S.

    The rat is good

    Caroline Spence · August 19, 2014
  • Carole H.

    Make sure to visit the Talon Falconry whilst you're there :)

    Carole Holland · June 26, 2012
  • Stephen H.

    Bring a packed lunch with you or have a picnic as the food is VERY expensive in the park.

    Stephen Humphreys · September 6, 2011
  • Ben F.

    Go on the ultimate its great its better when u sit near th back

    Ben Farrell · May 2, 2011
  • David L.

    Don't bother with the crazy golf

    David Laud · April 18, 2011
  • Lorraine E.

    Kids lovin' it ! Am such a lightweight I cannot even look at the rides let alone getting on them )!

    Lorraine Eadie · April 10, 2011
  • William O.

    i love this place:)

    William O'Brien · August 22, 2010
  • Paul

    Great for younger children. Look out for the half term offers with entry for £5 when the bigger rides are closed.

    Paul · February 23
  • Libby A.

    Don't go at the front of the ultimate ride -.- didn't have a great experience on there, I'm surprised someone hasn't broken their neck on there yet, got bruise on my back from it!

    Libby Anderson · July 13, 2014
  • Amanda M.

    Awesome for young uns!the ultimate is also very good but mind not to bash your knees

    Amanda Munro · June 22, 2014
  • James F.

    The Ultimate is a cracking wooden rollacoaster and the Black Pearl is guaranteed to turn your stomach upside down and inside out :-P

    James Fox · September 11, 2012
  • James F.

    The Ultimate is a cracking wooden rollacoaster and the Black Pearl is guaranteed to turn your stomach upside down :-P

    James Fox · September 11, 2012
  • Shaun O.

    Get vouchers for food etc on their website Read more

    Shaun Orton · October 11, 2011
  • Mark R.

    Ride the Ultimate, longest coaster in Europe and 2nd longest in the world!

    Mark Raybould · August 27, 2011
  • Kat W.

    Don't use the toilets, they're gross

    Kat Wells · August 24, 2011
  • Jonathan S.

    @lightwaterV give me my coupon

    Jonathan Stamp · August 4, 2011
  • Neil W.

    Quidco do £14.95 entry for up to 6 people

    Neil Waite · June 14, 2011
  • phil h.

    Drinks and sweets are really cheap in the factory shop outside

    phil harrison · September 26, 2010