The latest addition to the Gulliver’s Theme Park Resorts is Gulliver’s Valley in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. With a proposed cost of £37 million pounds, Gulliver’s fourth theme park is on schedule to open in 2020.
Pithouse West opencast colliery site
The £37 million pound resort is set to be built on the site of a former coal mine in South Yorkshire. The Pithouse West opencast colliery site, near Rother Valley Park, has been sold by Rotherham Council to the Gulliver’s Family Theme Parks firm.
The land for the development has been owned by Rotherham Council for a number of years and was the proposed site of the failed £350m leisure development, which was intended to be the largest undercover leisure-based scheme in Europe. That project was axed in January 2011 after a series of long delays. Following this, there were a proposed multi-million-pound project ‘Visions of China‘ “cultural theme park”, which developers stated would be the “pride of Yorkshire”.
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Gullivers Valley Resort
Gullivers intends to build a complete resort with a theme park, adventure centre, “glamping” woodland lodges, a hotel and holiday village. Designed for children aged 2 – 13, Gulliver’s Valley Resort will be home to dinosaurs, indoor activities and much more.
The Gulliver’s company said its development of the Pithouse West site was planned to be “sympathetic, retaining and enhancing large areas of existing woodland as attractive elements of the resort”.
Managing director Julie Dalton said: “We want to create a ‘whole park feel’, with nature trails, walks, outdoor gyms and woodland runs which can be used by our guests and the local community alike.”
In a statement, Rotherham Council said: “Gulliver’s Valley Resort would be developed in four or five phases over a 12-year period.”
The resort will be constructed on the site of the former Brookhouse Colliery, which closed in 1985.
The first phase of developing Gulliver’s Valley would be the new Gullivers Themepark and associated areas, which is scheduled to open in 2020.
New Gullivers Themepark to offer the following Attractions
* A theme park designed especially for families
* An indoor water play zone suitable for all ages and abilities
* Fantastic themed areas throughout the park to capture imaginations
* Self-catering woodland lodges and treehouses designed to complement the peaceful surroundings
* A stylish hotel designed as a family venue
* Official NERF Zone attraction
* Chuckle Street (a special tribute to local legends the Chuckle Brothers)
* Multi-use nature trails open to the community
* Indoor climbing centre
* A woodland adventure centre
* An education and ecology centre including forest classrooms, woodland crafts and outdoor learning adventures
* Venues will be available for hire for special occasions, business use and group events
* Outdoor gyms maintained by the Gulliver’s landscaping team.
* Gully’s dream village, a community where children with life-threatening illnesses can be given the chance to enjoy a cost-free respite in a magical environment.
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Gullivers Theme parks
Established in the 1970’s by the Phillips family, Gulliver’s has always been committed to creating unforgettable days out for thousands of families every year.
The parks are designed especially for families, offering a huge selection of rides and attractions.
Finding great days out for toddlers and older children alike can be a tricky task. Gulliver’s Themeparks are unique in that they are specially designed for families with children aged between the years of 2 and 13. All three of their current parks offer a wide range of rides and attractions suitable for children.
One of the unique things with Gullivers Themeparks is that there are minimal additional charges. Gullivers offer free car parking and a number of coin-operated rides inside each park are also free of charge.