Went to Lightwater Valley today with my husband & 3 year old daughter. I have to say i was less than impressed with this place.
We paid £16 each entry using 30% off discount offered. My daughter although only 3 is quite tall (over 1m) so we pre-booked her ticket too, if she had been under 1m she would have had free entry.
My first impressions of the park were not good & sadly didn't improve throughout the day. You arrive into what i can only describe as what looks like a travelling fairground. The rides looked old, tired, rusty & not appealing at all. My little girl was measured to go on some of the rides by the staff & their 'measuring sticks' & surprisingly measured under 1m however on entrance measured 1.2m??!!! Had she been under 1m she had been free, so she was tall enough to pay entry but not tall enough for some of the rides?! Lightwater Valley you need to be consistant with your measuring system!
The grounds the park are in are beautiful and really were the only plus side to this park. The lake is lovely and the parkland appears very well kept. The staff we also in the main friendly & helpful.
Now, lunch time. This was quite truely awful. I have even uploaded a photo of the hotdog they had the cheek not only to serve, but to ask £3.10 for. We had intended to eat in the 'pub in the woods' but this was closed so we had a choice to eat in the other two main food halls. My daughter wanted a hotdog & my husband a burger but neither hall served both, we had to buy a hotdog in one then trek to the other for a burger. Food was well below par & appauling value for money.
Generally, I really think this park tries to live off the one decent ride they have, 'The Ultimate'. Most of the other rides you would find at a travelling fair & I think that shabby is an understatement when describing this place. Needless to say we will not be returning & will not be recommending it to friends & family. Lightwater Valley sort it out.
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