brilliant guide, thank you Jembie.
7 reviews of Gullivers Kingdom in English
My son lives in Aberdeen, so their school holidays are different to England. We went to Gullivers on 5th July and practically had the park to ourselves! My 2 year old grandson had to stay with Granny for quite a few rides as he was under the height restriction (which they are very keen on) but the 6 year old absolutely loved it. He said it was the best day of his holiday and we went out every day so he had plenty to compare it with.
We went up on the cable car and they send the buggy on the next car. Then you can make your way from top to bottom. There was quite a few rides suitable for adults and my son, daughter in law and myself thouroughly enjoyed ourselves on them. Would recommend as others say to take a picnic. I didn’t think the food was expensive but it wasn’t very tasty either.
Entrance fee was £52 with discounts for the youngest and oldest. Expensive? Well what isn’t, but for five people for a good portion of the day (10.30-16.30) being entertained I don’t think that’s too bad.
I'm surprised that Muml2 was disappointed with the rides here. We go regularly and my younger daughter is now 6. We do as most people do, take the chair lift to the top, then work our way down. We always take food with us, and carry it around with us all day. (I normally take a backpack with our food in, but instead of taking loads of lunch boxes, make it as easy to carry as I can, by putting everything in bags, that way when you've eaten each bit, you can throw the bags away in the bins, the same with drinks, we take a couple of bottles of water, then throw the bottles away when we've finished them). We go out a lot during each year, so can't afford to keep eating at different food places at all the parks and theme parks etc we go to. If we bought food at them, we'd end up stuck at home all year!
Went here during the easter break 2010. Was VERY disappointed with the quality of the rides. The steep hill is fine for those able bodies but awful when you have pushchairs and small kids etc and halling round a picnic etc. Staff overall were pleasant although some needed an injection of enthusiasm. Sent feedback to Gullivers Kingdom and still waiting for a response! Wont go again - poor quality rides.
We found there was plenty here for a good day out, but the quialty of the park is not good enough to justify the ticket prices. A wise idea to take your own food/drinks as these add to the cost of the day, also the steep hill is not recommended for older people or those that have difficulty walking.
I want to disagree with those that say Gulliver’s is just for the young kids. I took my 2 teenagers who are 16 and 14 and they had a whale of a time.
If you are going to go on the train, wear some good walking shoes as you have a hell of a hill to climb. The whole park is set on the side of a hill. The best thing to do is when you go in the main entrance, Take the chair lift to the top and work your way back down.
All the rides are totally family friendly so Mum, Dad and the kids can all go on together. There is only a height restriction on 2 rides so my little 3 yr old niece wasn’t allowed to go on the Switchback Roller coaster or the drop tower.
There’s Fantasy Terrace where you can ride on the Flying Carpet and go on the Dodgems. There Western World where you can drive the JCB diggers, pan for gold and ride the Log Flume. The Log Flume was one of my favourites of the day. All children and adults can go on it yet the drop is quite awesome and we got soaked through. My daughter went on it twice. You can also buy a photo from the ride - We got Magnets to put on the fridge.
Next you can take a walk through the Party house with a ball pool, big pedal tractors, A big old sandpit and a great interactive piano that you play with your feet.
I took some time out to look at the breath taking views of Matlock and all of Derbyshire. Take a look at the photos to see for yourself. It makes all that hill climbing worth it.
The biggest area is of course Lilliput land the home of Gulliver himself. You can play Giant chess , go over the magic stepping stones and ride the veteran cars, Find your way round the 3d maze, ride the Crazy barrel rapid ride, visit Lilliput castle, ride the teacups and the Rio Grande train ride.
My favourite area was the Palais Royale area with the Switchback and the cycle monorail but boy did my legs feel it in the morning! As it is Gulliver’s Anniversary this year every half an hour the 2 park Mascots Gully and Gilly would come out and sing. It was a lovely treat for the little ones so we took time out to get ice cream and donuts. OK they are a little expensive but the were really Yummy.
The absolute last ride you get to go on before you leave the park is the Pirate ship which is my all time favourite ride so it was perfect to save the best for last.
As for the food on the park. Well the usual is available…Burgers, Pizza, Chips and Chicken. We ate at Dixies Fish bar. You queue up at the till and order your food (Fish or Chicken burgers) and then when you paid you move round to the window to wait while the slow youngsters in the kitchen prepare your meal…Don’t wait until you are starving to order. It all comes in disposable wrappers so you can just throw it all away on your way out. I thought the price was quite reasonable and they don’t skimp on portions either.
Both my children asked if we can go again next year because they went on all the rides and had a thoroughly enjoyable day.
gullivers kingdom is an ok place to go for a day out but when i went i found it was more for little kids but if you do have kids inbetween the age of 3 and 10 i highly reccomend it to you but it has no proper rollercoasters and all of the food is much to expensive so not the best but i guess it is worth a try…
Quite disappointing for the price.
Fantastic for those with young children only, but for older ones it can be quite boring.
Top tip - take a picnic with you as there are plenty of benches about and the food places are extortionate!
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