Lightwater Valley returns to profit

The Ultimate rollercoaster, Lightwater Valley

Lightwater Valley returned to profit in its first full year of trading under new owners Livingstone Leisure.

Accounts for the year ending 28 February 2019 show a post-tax profit of almost £460,000.

The North Yorkshire theme park had reported a number of consecutive losses in its accounts filed in recent years.

In the report accompanying the accounts, Livingstone said that the objective was for the park to “increase visitors and improve spend-per-head”.

It added that while there was “no significant” capital expenditure on the horizon, the park’s owners were looking to add to its offerings during the low season and winter periods.