News: Work underway on new £37m theme park

News: Work underway on new £37m theme park

Another Lincolnshire Highlights news story…

Work is well underway on a new £37 million theme park which is around half an hour away from Retford.

Gulliver’s Valley is a brand new development from Gulliver’s Theme Park and Resorts, which has sites in Liverpool and Milton Keynes.

The new theme park, will be located on a 250-acre stretch of land next to Rother Valley Country Park just outside of Sheffield.

Planning permission for the theme park was granted by Rotherham Borough Council in February 2017.

 

The park will feature 70 rides and attractions, in addition to a climbing centre, a water play zone plus pirate and princess themed glamping.

There will also be a ‘blast arena’, which includes the likes of a NERF Target Range and Bazooka Archery.

It is expected to be open for business in spring 2020, according to Nottinghamshire Live.

Julie Dalton, managing director at Gulliver’s Valley said: “We are proud that Gulliver’s remains a family-owned, family-run and family-focused business.

“It’s incredibly important to us to ensure the local community around Gulliver’s Valley will benefit from the new development.

 

“We are investing in the local economy through recruitment as close to the theme park resort as we can; so far we have used local businesses where possible and also invited local school children to share their ideas with us about what they want from the new resort on their doorstep.

Rother Valley Country Park
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“One of our aims is to give families and children quality time and memories, through fresh air and fun activities.

“I am very pleased to say Gulliver’s Valley Theme Park and Resort will have forest classrooms available in education and ecology centres.

“We have also strived to retain and enhance existing woodland, whilst making them accessible to the general public – meaning nature trails, walks, outdoor gyms and the forest will be available to the local community to use, free of charge.

“We are now really starting to see our vision come to life and the first few buildings are being created.”

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