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Gulliver's World

Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom

A children’s theme park loosely based on the Gulliver’s Travels stories, featuring a junior wooden rollercoaster amongst other rides and attractions

Opened1989
SeasonFebruary to December
OwnerThe Philipps family
Websitewww.gulliversworldresort.co.uk
NearbySouth Pier, Blackpool (32 miles)
Blackpool Pleasure Beach (32 miles)
Alton Towers (42 miles)
Gulliver's Kingdom (48 miles)
Drayton Manor (67 miles)
Gulliver's World entrance

Gulliver's World entrance

Gulliver’s World is the flagship park in the Gulliver’s theme park chain, along with sister parks Gulliver’s Kingdom in Matlock Bath and Gulliver’s Land in Milton Keynes. These are due to be joined by a fourth Gulliver’s theme park in the Rother Valley, which is due to open in 2020.

Currently Gulliver’s World is the largest of the parks, and the only one to feature a wooden rollercoaster, Antelope, amongst its ride line-up. Unfortunately, Antelope is not a good coaster – it’s rough and slams into the track at several points during the ride.

The castle

The castle

Thankfully, the rest of the attractions at the Warrington park are much more pleasant. There’s a great mix of rides and themed areas specifically aimed at young children. Highlights include the extremely wet Apache Falls rapids ride in Western World, the Adventure Canyon boat ride and Togo Tower dinghy slide in Safari Kingdom, and the small but functional Log Flume in Lilliput Land.

Gulliver’s World’s most impressive area is Lost World, a prehistoric themed land complete with multiple animatronic dinosaurs. Some of the models are laughably poor, but the majority are decent lifelike animatronics. There’s a good collection of rides in the area too, including the Jurassic Jeeps car ride and The Hatchery that allows families to sit inside giant dinosaur eggs which are about to hatch.

The Gulliver’s theme parks are firmly targeted at young families – in fact, adults without children are not allowed to enter – and the vast array of attractions on offer at the Warrington site seem to really hit the mark. There are so many different experiences on offer, it is easy to fill the entire day.

Attractions

Dodgems

Dodgems

Bumper cars

Gilly's Princess Ride

Gilly's Princess Ride

Gentle dark ride

Gully's Grand Prix

Gully's Grand Prix

Car ride

The Joker

The Joker

Small tower ride

Smuggler's Boating School

Smuggler's Boating School

Self-driving boats

Ellie's Animal Merry Go Round

Ellie's Animal Merry Go Round

Children's carousel

Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Spinning giant tea cups

Masai Maze

Masai Maze

Wooden maze

The Galleons

The Galleons

Rotating boats

Veteran Cars

Veteran Cars

Antique car ride

Videos

ECC Gulliver's World Warrington 2019

ECC Gulliver's World Warrington 2019

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