Loosely themed around the stories of Gulliver's adventures, Gulliver's Land is a theme park in Milton Keynes exclusively for children.
|Season||March to November|
|Owner||The Philipps family|
|Nearby||Wicksteed Park (23 miles)|
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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.
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.
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.
Spinning castles with fast and slow sequences
Crane themed drop tower
Runaway train themed rollercoaster
Giant mouse themed indoor rollercoaster in the dark
Flying boots ride
Fly over Adventure World
Gentle boat ride past jungle scenes
Self-powered monorail above Lilliput Land
Kiddie drop tower
Carousel at the top of Main Street
Children's horse ride
Tiny train ride for small children
Large wooden fort
Wild West town play area