Derbyshire family theme park Gulliver's Kingdom reveals reopening plan after coronavirus lockdown

Theme park bosses hope family will be able to “experience some Gulliver’s fun” as early as next month.

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 3:40 pm
Updated Friday, 12th March 2021, 9:03 am

Gulliver’s Kingdom, a family theme park at Matlock Bath, is hoping to reopen on Monday, April 12, in line with the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown.

And the park, which is aimed at youngsters aged three to 13, is now taking bookings.

Julie Dalton, managing director of Gulliver’s Theme Parks and Resorts , said: “Now that we have the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown, we are working towards reopening our four theme parks, including Gulliver’s Kingdom in Matlock Bath, in April.

“The reopening of theme parks and outdoor attractions is step two in the Government’s four-step plan and the current guidance states this will be able to happen no earlier than April 12.

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“As a family business, being unable to open our theme parks for much of 2020 has been very difficult and we are now looking forward to working towards welcome customers back to our parks in a safe way, as soon as we are able to do so.

“Our teams are ready to return and we look forward to seeing families enjoying time together on rides and experiencing some Gulliver’s fun soon.”

A family having fun on the Gully's Pirate Adventure ride at Gulliver’s Kingdom.

Gulliver’s Kingdom was the first of the Gulliver’s theme parks, opening in 1978.

Sister park Gulliver’s World, in Warrington, Cheshire, was opened in 1989, followed by Gulliver’s Land, in Milton Keynes in 1999.

The firm’s newest resort, Gulliver’s Valley, close to the M1 at Rotherham, opened last year.

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