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Gulliver's Kingdom

Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, United Kingdom

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.

Opened1978
SeasonMarch to November
OwnerThe Philipps family
Websitewww.gulliversfun.co.uk/gullivers-kingdom-matlock-bath
NearbyAlton Towers (16 miles)
Drayton Manor (36 miles)
Gulliver's World (48 miles)
West Midland Safari Park (60 miles)
Wicksteed Park (62 miles)
Gully, the park's mascot

Gully, the park's mascot

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.

Attractions

Log Coaster

Log Coaster

Tree-themed rollercoaster

Log Flume

Log Flume

Get a soaking on the indian river

Laser Dodgems

Laser Dodgems

Bumper cars

Gully's Pirate Adventure

Gully's Pirate Adventure

Pirate themed raft ride

Pirate Ship

Pirate Ship

Swinging pirate ship

Dino Explorer Cars

Dino Explorer Cars

Car ride into a prehistoric world

Cycle Monorail

Cycle Monorail

Pedal-powered monorail

Silver Mine Ride

Silver Mine Ride

Interactive dark ride

Gully's Magic Bikes

Gully's Magic Bikes

Flying bicycles

Diplodocus Falls

Diplodocus Falls

Dinghy water slide

Drop Tower

Drop Tower

Small drop ride

Flying Carpet

Flying Carpet

Magic carpet

Chair Lift

Chair Lift

Saving the climb up and down the hillside

Crows Nest Quest

Crows Nest Quest

Ropes course

Videos

ECC Gulliver's Kingdom Trip 2014 video

ECC Gulliver's Kingdom Trip 2014

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