Gulliver's Valley theme park unveils plans to honour comedy legends the Chuckle Brothers

Gulliver’s Valley theme park has revealed how it will honour two of Rotherham’s most famous sons, the Chuckle Brothers – and it wants your help.

The £37 million attraction beside Rother Valley Country Park, just over the border from Sheffield, is scheduled to open soon – subject to coronavirus restrictions being eased.

And the team behind the new 250 acre theme park, which will boast more than 70 rides and other attractions, have told how they plan to commemorate the work of Paul Elliott and his late brother Barry.

The Chuckle Brothers, Barry and Paul Elliott

The story of the ChuckleVision stars will grace the walls of the newly named Chuckle Street, with a Chuckle Bank at one end where people can donate books and toys to good causes in a nod to the pair’s famous catchphrase ‘to me to you’.

Parents and grandparents, meanwhile, will be encouraged to send photos of themselves with the duo over the years to go on display in the Generation Gallery.

And children are being asked to send their drawings of something which has made them smile recently, the best of which will be featured in colourful bunting along Chuckle Street.

Julie Dalton, managing director of Gulliver’s Theme Parks Resorts, said: “Not only are the Chuckle Brothers proud Rotherham people but they have also worked tirelessly throughout their lives to create amazing, fun experiences for children up and down the country which aligns exactly with the ethos of Gulliver’s.

“They are both true local legends that deserve all the accolades they have received, and we hope by honouring them in this way it goes a little way to showing them how proud the people of South Yorkshire are to call them their own.”

Paul Elliott, said it ‘really does mean the world’ for him and his brother to be recognised like this.

“I know how much this would have meant to Barry so it is bittersweet but I’m incredibly proud and can’t wait to visit the park and Chuckle Street myself as soon as I can,” he added.

The coronavirus crisis has halted work on the Gulliver’s Valley site but it is still scheduled to open in late spring, with bookings being taken from Saturday, June 6.