Photos Reveal Construction Of Yorkshire’s Largest Theme Park

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Photos Reveal Construction Of Yorkshire’s Largest Theme Park

Photos Reveal Construction Of Yorkshire’s Largest Theme Park

Families in Yorkshire will be eagerly awaiting the opening of Gulliver’s Valley Theme Park in Rotherham, and will be pleased to hear construction work has already begun on the massive development.

Flying Photographer used a drone to capture footage of the work that is taking place in the Rother Valley Country Park near Sheffield, releasing it to The Star.

The pictures show several rides are being built, while construction is underway for some of the buildings, which would require good-quality scaffolders in York to assist with assembly.

However, there are still several areas of the 250-acre land that have not been used yet, suggesting some of the plans – including a hotel, an indoor climbing centre, water play zone, and a Blast Arena – have not begun yet.

The facility – part of the Gulliver’s World theme parks – will offer more than 70 rides and attractions to entice people from all over the country when it opens in spring/summer next year.

It will also be Yorkshire’s largest theme park, with building work estimated to be around £37 million.

Managing director at Gulliver’s Valley Julie Dalton said getting the local community involved is “incredibly important” to the team, and they want those who live nearby to benefit from the project.

“We are investing in the local economy through recruitment as close to the theme park 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,” she stated.

Ms Dalton went on to say: ““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.”

The developer is also striving to maintain some of the natural landscape, allowing the local community to enjoy nature trails and some forest area for free.

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

While there is not long left till the development will open to the public, Rotherham Council granted planning permission for the theme park over two years ago in March 2017. However, work only began to prepare the site and start the early stages of the groundworks in 2018.

Gulliver’s Valley will offer the same attractions as the company’s other three theme parks across the UK – in Warrington, Milton Keynes and Matlock Bath. It will also boast a few extra facilities.

Visitors can expect to stay in self-catering woodland lodges, treehouses or a stylish hotel; get involved in several outdoor activities at the woodland adventure centre; learn about ecology at the forest classrooms; stay fit on the outdoor gyms; enjoy Europe’s only official Blast Arena attractions; or hire some of the venues for special occasions.