Originally a model village, Gulliver's Kingdom has grown into a theme park aimed at primary school aged children and is now one of three Gulliver's theme parks in the country.
|Season||March to November|
|Owner||The Philipps family|
|Nearby||Alton Towers (16 miles)|
Drayton Manor (36 miles)
Gulliver's World (48 miles)
West Midland Safari Park (60 miles)
Wicksteed Park (62 miles)
Gulliver's Kingdom is the Derbyshire park in the UK chain of Gulliver's theme parks, which are primarily aimed at children between 2 and 13 years old. The parks are named after the title character in the Gulliver's Travels stories, although these do not feature prominently as a theme at Gulliver's Kingdom.
Set on a hillside just above Matlock Bath, the views from the park's rides are spectacular, looking down into a valley 300 feet below. Visitors can look across to the Heights of Abraham high up on the neighbouring hillside, and down onto the town and the river.
Gulliver's Kingdom was opened in 1978 by the Philipps family as a model village, but they soon realised that children were getting bored walking around looking at all the little houses. Soon they began adding other amusements to divert the attention of the kids who were intent on throwing stones at Gulliver and his pals.
The park now offers a varied ride selection, with rollercoasters, a log flume and flat rides that are more than enough to fill a day of fun for children. Families will appreciate the safe friendly atmosphere: groups of adults are not permitted entry without children in their party.
Get a soaking on the indian river
Pirate themed raft ride
Swinging pirate ship
Car ride into a prehistoric world
Interactive dark ride
Dinghy water slide
Small drop ride
Saving the climb up and down the hillside