Friday, October 28, 2016

News: What Gulliver's Valley will include

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The Liliput Castle Hotel, Wilderness lodges, mud slides, a Splash Zone and more. The recently submitted planning applications provide details of what attractions and activities are set to be located at the proposed £37m Gulliver's Valley resort in Rotherham.

The year round destination aimed at 2 - 13 year olds is categorised in five key ride areas providing over 40 rides and attractions:

Main Street
The main entrance to the park will also include an indoor, year round attraction including a splash zone, interactive play areas and NERF zone, as seen at other Gulliver's sites. The two storey building will feature castle turrets to add to the theme.

Liliput Castle Hotel
The centre piece of the park (pictured, top) providing a family venue with up to 100 bedrooms as well as forming the main catering hub for the park. The building will include a number of themed features including turrets and flags. Family suites for guests with young children will be innovatively designed with themed rooms including NERF, Princess, Pirate and Swizzels Sweetie.
Gulliver's Gears
As part of the Adventure Park, this area is set to include a variety of rides and attractions themed to transport and cycling. These include race tracks and rollercoasters, a drop tower, the JCB Zone, mountain bike and segway trails, and a motor heritage attraction showing classic cars. Up to 35 pitches for accommodation will also be included.

Gulliver's Glade
Also part of the Adventure Park, this area would provide for outdoor activities. Plans show a mud slide, zip lines, rope swings, archery and rock climbing alongside a 40 metre high observation tower. Up 50 pitches for accommodation will also be included.

Observation Tower
The highest point of the development, this ride provides a glass capsule which rises slowly to provide a view of the park and the resort as a whole.

Antelope
As seen at other Gulliver's parks, the classic wooden rollercoaster that has been designed and built by the inhouse Gulliver's team.

Farm Park
Another part of the Adventure Park would provide farmer's fields and barns for animals, crop fields, tractor rides, interactive play attractions and small round rides.

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Pet Resort
A range of facilities including an indoor rumpus room, sick bay, stables, pet kitchen, shop and reception. The facility will also include outdoor activity, stable yard and exercise areas for pets.

Adventurer's Village
Proposed rides in this area include Jungle Jeeps and Jungle River; Log Flume, Rapids, Mine Train and Small Coaster; animatronic dinosaurs and Dino Rodeo.

Wild West Hotel
As part of the Adventurer's Village, this themed hotel will include 84 bedroom (family suites) each innovatively designed as Wild West themed rooms. The fort reception area will also include a lounge bar/restaurant (known as the Wild West Saloon).
Wilderness Resort
This area will comprise a spa hotel and wedding chapel. With 60 themed family suites, the hotel will also come with a central grass roof.

Woodland Lodges and Pitches
Ten lodges provide an alternative to the on-site hotels, the lodges will provide self-catering family accommodation. Each four bedroomed, two-storey lodge will have a private area for outdoor seating as well as a hot tub. 60 pitches are designed with an outdoor theme (pictured).

Wild West Lodges
Another part of the Adventurer's Village, here 30 pitches are designed with a Western theme. The units are manufactured off site and then located within the park and are classed as caravans.

Lost World Lodges
Also part of the Adventurer's Village, 75 pitches designed with a dinosaur theme.
Ecology Centre
Offering a programme of environmental education, community events, volunteering and training opportunities to the benefit of local schools, community groups and visitors. The facility will provide a focus for nature interpretation within the resort. Within the area, hides, pond dipping stations and forest craft activities will be carried out.

Camp Gulliver's Glamping
100 glamping pitches for families to stay, comprising of a mix of safari tents, yurts and teepees. Two dormitory blocks are also proposed, providing suitable accommodation for school trips, badge groups and community residential breaks.

Dream Village
A magical community where seriously and terminally ill children together with children with special needs will be given the chance of a lifetime to enjoy cost-free respite weeks and much needed getaway.

Community Building
A facility for community events both during day and evenings. The building will be available to local groups to hire throughout the year on an ad hoc basis or for regular functions/events. It will be adjacent to a large events field.

Gulliver's Vallley website

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