First photos of fairytale castle which greets visitors at £37m Gulliver's Valley theme park

This is the fairytale castle which will greet visitors to the £37 million Gulliver’s Valley theme park.

Friday, 28th February 2020, 3:52 pm
Updated Thursday, 5th March 2020, 5:33 pm

The turrets can be seen rising above the huge park in Rother Valley, close to Sheffield and Derbyshire, as the finishing touches are made ahead of its opening this spring.

The new images are bound to further fuel excitement about the venue, which will boast more than 50 rides and attractions including an indoor climbing centre, an indoor play area and a Lost Jurassic World area teeming with dinosaurs.

The park’s castle and its mascot Gully mouse are bound to attract comparisons with Disney World but Rotherham’s answer to Walt Disney's famous theme parks will be considerably kinder on the wallet, with tickets costing £15 if booked in advance and £21 at the gates.

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The sun sets over the £37m Gulliver's Valley theme park which is due to open this spring (pic: Gulliver's Theme Park Resorts)

Julie Dalton, managing director of Gulliver’s Theme Park Resorts, said: “Gully mouse has been very busy recently waving his magic wand and creating a new home for him and all his little friends to live in! It’s certainly a magical place that we know children and their families up and down the country will want to fully explore when we open later this spring.

“The castle has been our first major installation and our team has been working full on over recent days. It will be home to our princess bedrooms so our guests will enjoy a full fairy tale experience when they come.

“We are as excited as anyone when some of our bigger installations and rides arrive and there is certainly no missing this one! It was a complex process to get everything in place, especially in the February weather, but it all went up over the period of a couple of days and it was so nice to see it shoot up into the sky just like magic!”

Tickets for Gulliver's Valley theme park are available to book now (pic: Gulliver's Theme Park Resorts)

Tickets are on sale now for dates between June and October, and short breaks are available to book for dates between July and August.

The park is looking to recruit up to 150 staff, with the deadline for job applications falling on Monday, March 9.

For more information about the theme park, visit www.gulliversvalleyresort.co.uk.

The fairytale castle at Gulliver's Valley theme park in Rother Valley (pic: Gulliver's Theme Park Resorts)