Make plans for a spooktacular October Half Term and festive fun this Christmas!

Something spooky is coming to Lightwater Valley this Half Term from Saturday, 24th – Saturday, 31st October.

The North Yorkshire theme park is hosting a hocus pocus half term full of activities to keep young families eerily entertained in-between rides.

Younger visitors will love taking a trip down Trick or Treat Street for the chance to get some  sweet treats and practicing their aim on the Ghoul Shoot target practice.Venture into the Abandoned Theatre and walk through spooky scenes with animatronics and projections of wicked witches and friendly ghosts. Whilst enjoying thrills and chills on the family fun rides be sure to keep an eye out for the 13 hidden ghosts lurking around the park and meet and greet some creepy characters.

Lightwater Valley is encouraging children to come in Halloween fancy dress, it’s more fun if you do and they are offering daily prizes for the best dressed.

Families can take a trip to the freaky fairground and jump aboard 30 rides and attractions designed for younger visitors to enjoy fun frights and thrills. Hop aboard the Ladybird rollercoaster, take a trip on the Lightwater Valley Express or make a splash on the Wet ‘n’ Wild River Rapids.

Throughout October Half Term make the most of the reduced admission price of just £14.50 per person.

Tickets must be pre-booked online.

Little girl in skeleton costume during Halloween at Lightwater Valley
Trick or treat doors at Lightwater Valley
Mad Hatters Tea Party Light Show at Lightwater Valley
Carousel at Lightwater Valley - lit up for Christmas
Alice in Wonderland Giant Lantern as part of trail at Lightwater Valley

Families can also discover a whole host of festive fun as Christmas comes to Lightwater Valley on selected dates from Saturday, 21st November – Wednesday, 23rd December 2020.

Be enchanted by the fantastical family-friendly Alice in Winterland giant lanterns display as the sun sets over the park.Embark on a magical journey to meet the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts and, of course, Alice herself as she embarks on her amazing adventure.

Dazzling giant illuminated sculptures will illustrate favourite stories from Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass.

Discover a giant chess board, watch the Mad Hatter prepare for his crazy tea party, marvel at the four-metre tall Alice lantern and come face to face with the infamous Queen of Hearts herself.

Visitors of all ages can follow the luminous trail and immerse themselves in a glowing garden with massive mushrooms, illuminated tulips and even a flamingo or two as the evening becomes curiouser and curiouser

Families can also enjoy some traditional fairground fun including a spin on the carousel and take to the night sky on the Skyrider.

New for 2020, families can enjoy glowing entertainment from a special Christmas themed UV Puppet show in the Show Barn and go on the hunt for the cheeky missing elves as they cause mischief around the park.

Little ones can also see Santa on stage and get a chocolate treat before visiting his magical workshop of wonders. Hop aboard the Santa Express and see Lightwater Valley by train.

Food and drink will be on offer so that visitors can indulge in a seasonal glass of something tasty as well as scrumptious treats including waffles and pancakes and bockwurst sausages from the selection of stalls.

Pre-book your tickets here! 

  • October Half Term is taking place from Saturday, October 24th – Saturday, October 31st at Lightwater Valley, North Stainley, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 3HT. For details visit or call 01765 635321. Tickets must be booked online and cost just £14.50 per person.
  • Christmas at Lightwater Valley will be open on Saturdays and Sunday from the 21st November. Then open daily from Saturday 19th December – Wednesday 23rd December 2020. The event starts at 1pm and ends at 7pm. The lantern trail will be aglow from 3:30pm as the sun begins to set. Tickets are £12.50 per person. Under 2 years are free. Tickets must be prebooked online as there are limited tickets available per night. Ride operation is weather dependant.