(PRWEB UK) 5 June 2013
Last weekend saw the opening of the UK’s biggest Angry Birds Activity Park at Ripon’s Lightwater Valley, families flocked to see the new attraction which saw a 15% rise in visitor numbers versus the same weekend last year. The attraction is part of Lightwater’s development plan to appeal to the whole family, which is this week supported by the opening of Eagles Creek
Farm, a new farmyard tractor ride in which parents and young children can experience all the fun of the farm together.
The farm has created eight new jobs at the park, which is great news for the local economy. Gretta and Panny are in charge of the ride and happen to be Kunekune pigs, then there are Shetland ponies Jasmine and Stephanie, cheeky Pygmy Goats Marble, Fudge and Humbug - and not forgetting Poppy, the loveable Donkey.
Janine Ross, Head of Marketing for Lightwater Valley said, “The 2013 season has got off to a great start with three new attractions announced as part of the theme park’s on-going development. Our visitors will get even more added value this year with The Falconry now offered at no extra charge and the opening of the brand new Eagles Creek Farm ride. Our new employees seem to be settling in well too though I have to say they do smell a bit!”
For further information on days out at Lightwater Valley visit http://www.lightwatervalley.co.uk
Notes to Editors:
The falconry experience includes new flying displays as well as the opportunity to handle and have photographs taken with over 50 birds of prey from more than 22 species. Visitors will be able to learn about the birds and about Lightwater Valley’s conservation and education programme, as well as visiting other wildlife residents, including snakes and Rheas – and if visitors get attached to anyone in particular all resident animals are available for adoption!
Lightwater Valley: The Ultimate Adventure
Lightwater Valley is a family theme park located in the heart of Yorkshire, nestled between the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks.
Easily accessible, just North of the picturesque City of Ripon and only 7 miles from the A1(M), Lightwater Valley offers thrills, chills and adventure with over 40 rides and attractions.
Adventures for All
Offering Mini, Mega and Ultimate adventures, Lightwater Valley categorises its rides and attractions based on age suitability and unlike other theme parks, grades its admission charges on height, ensuring every guest receives the best experience and value for money.
Set in over 175 acres of beautiful Yorkshire countryside, the theme park is home to some of the UK’s most iconic rides including The Ultimate, the longest rollercoaster in Europe and the Black Pearl, the only full 360° pirate ship in the country.
Lightwater Valley also hosts a popular event programme including Frightwater - The Spine Chilling Adventure (31 Oct – 2 Nov) and Nightwater - The Ultimate Fireworks (3 Nov).