A children’s theme park loosely based on the Gulliver’s Travels stories, featuring a junior wooden rollercoaster amongst other rides and attractions
|Season||February to December|
|Owner||The Philipps family|
|Nearby||South 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 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.
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.
Whitewater rapids ride
Spinning flying ride
Swinging pirate boat
Small observation tower
Jeep ride past dinosaur animatronics
Giant spinning eggs
Big apple kiddie coaster
Traditional two-storey carousel
Gentle dark ride
Boat ride past safari scenes
Small tower ride
Farmyard tractor tour
Walkthrough depicting scenes from the Gulliver's Travels stories
Dark ride into an Egyptian temple
Spinning giant tea cups
Antique car ride