Rotherham Council Leader Chris Read stopped by to see the borough’s new theme park, Gulliver’s Valley recently, checking on progress ahead of next year’s anticipated opening.
Gulliver’s Valley Theme Park Resort is Rotherham’s new £37m attraction located on 250 acres of recreational space on the former Pithouse West site in Wales, Rotherham – the site of the former Brookhouse Colliery, which closed in 1985.
Work has been on-going on the new development for the last year, with rides starting to be installed and attractions being developed. When it opens, the park will feature a Wild West area, Lost World with free roaming dinosaurs, mini-JCBs, indoor entertainment, and rides.
Rotherham Council Leader Chris Read said “I’m not sure how many people are really aware that work is well underway at Gulliver’s. Local suppliers have been helping to transform the former pit site and more than 1000 Yorkshire trees have been planted. Just whilst we were there, the pirate ship ride was going up.
“Apart from developing a great visitor attraction on our doorstep, and the directly employed jobs that will come with it, Gulliver’s have set a high standard for benefits to the wider economy.”
Gulliver’s will be opening in Spring 2020 and with three theme parks already under their wing; Gulliver’s Valley Theme Park Resort will be the Gulliver family’s biggest and most exciting venture to date.