Kick-starting this new venture at the Kiveton Park venue will be a supper club evening, organised by TJ Entertainment Promotions and featuring popular local band The Acoustic Angels.
The evening entertainment, which costs £25 per person, includes a pie and pea dinner, accompanied by live music from the Acoustic Angels who are fronted by John Reilly, famed as singer-songwriter of the band Boy on a Dolphin. It will be held on Friday, July 9 from 7.30-11.30pm.
Opened in June 2020, the 250-acre resort has faced challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic. Gulliver’s Valley says it is looking to the future once again as confidence increases for a return to more normal activities soon and hopes to bring more opportunities to the local area benefiting the economy.
The Venue in the Valley move will feature drive-in movies, live music nights, sports tournaments, community festivals and charity fun runs.
Dean Kimberley, director of guest services at Gulliver’s Theme Park Resorts, said: “Gulliver’s Valley was never just about being a theme park, we always planned to make best use of the resources we have here in terms of the facilities and space available, and working with other partners, businesses and attractions in this area, spearhead the regeneration of Rother Valley.
"We want to create more jobs for local people and put Gulliver’s Valley firmly on the map as a tourist, leisure and hospitality destination.
“We have already held some successful drive-through cinemas and now we’re excited to be working with TJ Entertainment Promotions to bring the live band nights, starting with the Acoustic Angels, to the resort.
"They are a fabulous local band and we hope people will enjoy the entertainment and food on offer and join us for what is set to be a wonderful evening.”
Other music nights planned include a live 12-piece showband night with food and a DJ on Saturday, August 21, along with a Music Masters evening with a band playing songs from the late 1950s and 60s, to be held on Saturday, September 24.
For more information about Venue in the Valley and to book event tickets, visit www.gulliversfun.co.uk/vitv