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Gulliver's Land

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

Loosely themed around the stories of Gulliver's adventures, Gulliver's Land is a theme park in Milton Keynes exclusively for children.

Opened1999
SeasonMarch to November
OwnerThe Philipps family
Websitewww.gulliversfun.co.uk/gullivers-land-milton-keynes
NearbyWicksteed Park (23 miles)
Legoland Windsor (41 miles)
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland (45 miles)
Thorpe Park (46 miles)
Chessington World of Adventures (52 miles)
Horses Carousel on Main Street at the entrance to the park

Horses Carousel on Main Street at the entrance to the park

Gulliver’s Land was opened in Milton Keynes in 1999 and is the third park in the Gulliver’s theme park chain.

Although not as large as the flagship Gulliver’s World in Warrington, Gulliver’s Land packs a huge amount of rides and attractions into its small footprint, all aimed at children between 2 and 13 years old.

Behind the entrance to the park is a small Main Street which leads to the park’s castle. Beyond this are four major themed lands - Adventure World, Lilliput Land, Western World and JCB Zone which was added in 2017. It all feels rather like a small-scale Disneyland.

Operating a digger in JCB Zone

Operating a digger in JCB Zone

Lilliput Land features a dark ride telling the story of Gulliver’s Travels, together with Dragon Siege, an inverting spin ride which is by far the most extreme ride in the park and the only one to turn visitors upside down.

The jungle themed Adventure World includes The Jungle River boat ride which takes riders on an adventure past various jungle scenes, the Jungle Falls dinghy slide, and the Twist ‘N’ Joust spinning rollercoaster.

A corner of Western World

A corner of Western World

Neighbouring Western World is themed around the Wild West and contains Gulliver’s Land’s log flume, Runaway Train rollercoaster and the Silver Mine dark ride.

The final land, JCB Zone, feels a bit out of place compared to the rest of the park, but provides a great play space for kids to operate diggers and pretend to be builders for the day. JCB Zone features the Crazy Crane drop tower which towers over the rest of the park, and confusingly the indoor Crazy Mouse rollercoaster which doesn’t really have anything to do with JCB.

Overall Gulliver’s Land is nicely done and, despite its small size, has more than enough to do to entertain a family for a day out. Notably, Gulliver’s policy of only allowing families to enter (no adult only groups are allowed) helps create a friendly atmosphere which is perpetuated by some wonderful staff members and nicely thought out attractions.

Attractions

Jousting Castles

Jousting Castles

Spinning castles with fast and slow sequences

Crazy Crane

Crazy Crane

Crane themed drop tower

Demolition Dodgems

Demolition Dodgems

Bumper cars

Runaway Train

Runaway Train

Runaway train themed rollercoaster

Crazy Mouse

Crazy Mouse

Giant mouse themed indoor rollercoaster in the dark

Jungle Falls

Jungle Falls

Dinghy slide

The Buccaneer

The Buccaneer

Pirate ship

The Whirlwind

The Whirlwind

Flying balloons

Flying Texan Boots

Flying Texan Boots

Flying boots ride

Giant Teacups

Giant Teacups

Teacup ride

Flying Raft

Flying Raft

Fly over Adventure World

Tree Top Swings

Tree Top Swings

Chair-o-planes

The Jungle River

The Jungle River

Gentle boat ride past jungle scenes

Cycle Monorail

Cycle Monorail

Self-powered monorail above Lilliput Land

Deputy Drop

Deputy Drop

Kiddie drop tower

Main Street Horses Carousel

Main Street Horses Carousel

Carousel at the top of Main Street

Pony Express

Pony Express

Children's horse ride

Rio Bravo

Rio Bravo

Tiny train ride for small children

Rocky Mountain Fort

Rocky Mountain Fort

Large wooden fort

Junior Cowboy Town

Junior Cowboy Town

Wild West town play area

Videos

ECC Gulliver's Land Milton Keynes 2019 video

ECC Gulliver's Land Milton Keynes 2019

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