Lightwater Valley to reopen on 18 July

Lightwater Valley

Lightwater Valley has announced that it will reopen on 18 July, but with several thrill rides remaining closed.

The Ultimate and Raptor Attack rollercoasters will not reopen, nor will the Apollo chair swing.

The North Yorkshire theme park has been closed since March due to government restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

It said it will be reopening with reduced capacity, on a contactless pre-book-only system.

Lightwater Valley general manager Colin Bowes said that the park was “delighted to be able to start welcoming visitors back”.

“We’ve allowed ourselves a little extra time to ensure everything is fully in place for opening on the 18th and we’re confident we’ve been able to accommodate a range of protective measures without compromising the visitor experience

“For this summer to help us manage visitor numbers and keep everyone safe, we are focusing on running the rides and parts of the park which are more suited to a younger family audience

“While most of the rides will be open we are keeping The Ultimate, Raptor Attack and Apollo ride closed.”