See the rides in action at new £37m Gulliver's Valley theme park, as update is issued about opening

This new video gives the best look yet at some of the rides visitors will be able to enjoy when the long-awaited Gulliver’s Valley theme park opens.

Monday, 20th April 2020, 8:50 am
Updated Tuesday, 21st April 2020, 4:58 pm

The £37 million attraction beside Rother Valley Country Park in Rotherham, just over the border from Sheffield, is scheduled to open in late spring – but that could change due to the coronavirus lockdown, which halted work at the site last month.

A new video shows the theme park’s mascot Gully Mouse sampling some of the rides.

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The new £37m Gulliver's Valley theme park in Rotherham is scheduled to open soon (pic: Gulliver's Theme Park Resorts)

The furry critter can be seen training his hose at a burning building in the Frantic Fire Trucks attraction and getting behind the wheel of one of the Build Zone Diggers.

He is also shown admiring the Ghostly Galleon ride in full swing and watching the Toyland Ferris Wheel going round.

The 250-acre theme park will feature more than 50 rides and other attractions once open, including an indoor climbing centre and a Lost Jurassic World zone with animatronic dinosaurs, and visitors will be able to enjoy sleepovers there in themed lodges.

Bookings are still being taken from June 6 and bosses said when work was halted that they did not expect the opening date to be affected by the disruption, though they advised people that could change.

Responding to questions about the opening date on Facebook after the latest video was posted, Gulliver’s Valley said: “We're monitoring the situation and following government guidelines closely. If there are changes to our scheduled opening dates this summer we will contact guests that have purchased tickets for those dates.”