Gulliver’s Valley theme park, which is set to debut this summer in Yorkshire, is to feature a new indoor attraction dedicated to the much-loved Chuckle Brothers.

‘Chuckle Street’ will pay tribute to the Paul Elliott and his late brother Barry, both of whom  are well known supporters of Rotherham United. The attraction will feature a timeline of the entertainers’ career.

In line with the duo’s famous catchphrase “to me to you”, a ‘Chuckle Bank’ will be located at the end of the street where visitors can make donations of toys and books for local charities and community initiatives.

A ‘Generation Gallery’ will also be a focal point of Chuckle Street, where visitors can submit any photographs they have of themselves with the entertainers.

Gulliver’s Valley is due to open this summer. The theme park will feature 50 rides and attractions, as well as entertainment for children aged three to 13.



Work on Gulliver’s Valley theme park in Rotherham, Yorkshire, has been put on hold because of the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent lockdown.

The 250-acre theme park was due to open in late spring. Bookings had started to be taken for entrance to the site in June.

In an announcement, the theme park’s owners said that work on the site had been suspended. While they acknowledged it could change, the owners also said they do not expect a delay to the planned opening date.

Julie Dalton, managing director of Gulliver’s Theme Parks and Resorts, commented: “To ensure the safety of our staff and to adhere to the Government guidance for people to stay at home, we decided to temporarily suspend construction work on our Gulliver’s Valley site on Monday, March 23.

“While we could never have predicted the current situation, we do have ample flexibility built into our schedule for unknown delays or disruption. Therefore, this existing downtime is currently not impacting on when we’ll be opening the doors. If this changes in the coming weeks then we will, of course, keep everyone updated.

“In the meantime, however, please be reassured that our back office team are still working extremely hard behind the scenes to deliver a fantastic theme park that will entertain families for many years to come creating even better experiences, birthday party products, sleepovers and some really exciting special events yet to be revealed!

“We cannot wait to continue the build. We’re ready to resume works as soon as it is safe for our teams to do so and we’ll be sure to keep the public updated with any new information as the situation unfolds,” Dalton continued.



Gulliver’s Valley, the new theme park that is due to open in the spring next to Rother Valley Country Park in Rotherham, Yorkshire, is currently undergoing some finishing touches.

The £37 million theme park will feature more than 70 rides and attractions.  One key attraction will be a Lost World zone with animatronic dinosaurs.

Gulliver’s Valley will be the fourth Gulliver’s theme park in Britain. The park is designed for children aged two to 13. As well as the Lost Dinosaur World, other attractions include an interactive soft play area, spinning coaster, laser tag and a water play area.

11 rides have been confirmed so far at Gulliver’s Valley, including a T-Rex Tower splash ride and River Tour, both in the Lost World zone. Blackbeard’s Barrels will be located in the Smugglers Wharf, where the Ghostly Galleon boat ride can also be found. There will also be a Lilliput Land carousel, a Toyland Ferris Wheel, and Frantic Fire Trucks, where youngsters will able to sample what it’s like to be a firefighter by spurting water jets at ‘burning’ buildings.

Other rides include Apache Falls, Prairie Ponies, the Sioux City Express and Desperado Drop, all located in Western World.

An official opening date for Gulliver’s Valley has not yet been set but the park is expected to open in the spring.



Construction has begun for a new Gulliver’s Valley attraction near Rotherham in Yorkshire. The £37million project is being built in five phases over a period of 15 years.

The first phase of the Gulliver’s Valley development is due to open in 2020. The regenerating of the Pit House West site next to Rother Valley Country Park, will be a huge theme park designed for families.

The site will include an indoor water play zone, themed areas throughout the park, free-range self-catering woodland lodges and treehouses, a family hotel, a woodland adventure centre, an indoor climbing centre, outdoor gyms, and Gully’s dream village, amongst other unique features the ambitious new theme park will comprise of.

Yorkshire’s budding attractions’ industry is being hailed as contributing to the county’s blossoming staycation scene.

As the Yorkshire Post notes:

“Yorkshire is a popular destination for visitors seeking a thrill with Flamingo Land, Lightwater Valley and Alpamare Water Park all located in the region.

Alongside the new Gulliver’s Valley project, plans are also in motion to build Future Park, a new £250million food and leisure attraction near Knaresborough in North Yorkshire.

Plans are also due to be submitted by the Yorkshire property developer Fallons, to construct a new eco site, dubbed as to become one of Britain’s “most significant cultural and energy-efficient attractions to be built in the 21st century.”