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New £37 Million Theme Park Opens In UK This Week

New £37 Million Theme Park Opens In UK This Week

A new £37 million theme park is set to open in the UK this summer, complete with water slides, 26 rides and themed accommodation.

Gulliver's Valley, which is in South Yorkshire, will open to the public on Saturday 11 July.

Set against a backdrop of 250 acres of countryside by the Rother Valley Country Park, which is near Sheffield, the park has 50 attractions suitable for all ages.

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There are 26 rides suitable for kids from as young as two, with a mixture of indoor and outdoor areas.

There are also all the usual food stalls and kiosks that you'd expect from a theme park, as well as two on-site restaurants.

Julie Dalton, Managing Director at Gulliver's Valley, said: "From bigger rides through to smaller rides, we are caring for that family market. Everything has been thought out so the whole family can enjoy their visit.

"The prime reason for choosing South Yorkshire was because of the people. What we saw when we came here is it is a really friendly group of people.

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"We think they are going to be able to give world class service."

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Work was halted back in March amid the coronavirus pandemic. With the virus still a risk, the park has put in a variety of measures to protect guests from Covid-19.

The capacity of the site will be reduced dramatically from its physical allowance, meaning that all guests will need to book their tickets online in advance.

Credit: Gulliver's Valley
Credit: Gulliver's Valley
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This will mean greater control over peak times, allowing the park to arrange staggered entry in order to minimise the contact that each guest has with people outside of their party.

Staff have been trained in greater hygiene levels and all guests will be asked to wear mandatory face coverings or face masks while in the park and on rides.

Customers will be encouraged to use contactless payment wherever possible and staff will be performing temperature checks on guests as a condition of entry into the park. Babies and toddlers will not need to be checked.

Other measures include social distancing markers, both while waiting to ride and for when purchasing from staff. There will also be plastic screens at kiosks and payment areas.

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Deep cleaning of areas of the park will be undertaken by staff, with any area that has been visited by a customer who may have coronavirus subject to further cleaning.

You can find out more about Gulliver's Valley here.

Featured Image Credit: Gulliver's Valley

Topics: UK News

Amelia Ward

Amelia is a journalist at LADbible. After studying journalism at Liverpool John Moores and Salford Uni (don't ask), she went into PR and then the world of music. After a few years working on festivals and events, she went back to her roots. In her spare time, Amelia likes music, Liverpool FC, and spending good, quality time with her cat, Paul. You can contact Amelia at [email protected]