The nearest station to Lightwater Valley is Thirsk, which is around ten miles from the adventure-filled park and served by direct services from Manchester, Leeds, York, Middlesbrough and London. Unless you arrange a taxi, probably the easiest way to get to the park is on the number 70 Dales & District Bus from Thirsk train station to Ripon bus station, from there, take the 159 from the nearby Ripon Market Place to Lightwater Valley.

Planning a fun day out with your family or friends? Head to Lightwater Valley, and make the most of the wide range of attractions it offers. For more information about opening times, visit Lightwater Valley's website.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 19:45
Saturday 06:00 - 19:45
Sunday 08:45 - 17:30
Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCards only
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorAPCOA on behalf of First TransPennine Express
Car parking spaces45
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£107.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces24
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Main station car park, under footbridge
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Station car park is step free.

Step Free access to platforms and ticket office is only available via a foot crossing when the station is staffed. 

Nearest fully accessible stations are York and  Northallerton.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable

About Lightwater Valley

Lightwater Valley's attractions are split into three categories based on visitors' height: mini adventures (for those under one metre), mega adventures (over one metre), and ultimate adventures (over 1.3 metres) - so where to visit first depends upon where you fall.

For the mini adventurers out there, the Angry Birds Activity Park is the place to head for a host of interactive play-parks, featuring tunnels, slingshots and slides. Or for a more sedate afternoon, make your way to Eagle's Farm Creek or the Lightwater Falconry Centre to spend some time with the park's many animals.

For those looking for more of a thrill, the mega-adventure part of the park has lots of rides, from the swashbuckling swing of the Pirate Swinger to the Wild River Rapids and the Falls of Terror.

Finally for the taller ones among the group, the ultimate adventure section of the park is home to Europe's longest rollercoaster - The Ultimate - which soars one-hundred feet above the park.

Departures and arrivals from Thirsk

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Thirsk station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Manchester VictoriaTransPennine Express19:58On time
to SunderlandGrand Central Railway20:292On time
to YorkTransPennine Express20:58On time
to Redcar CentralTransPennine Express20:58On time
to YorkTransPennine Express22:58On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Redcar CentralTransPennine Express19:57On time
from London Kings CrossGrand Central Railway20:282On time
from Redcar CentralTransPennine Express20:57On time
from Manchester AirportTransPennine Express20:57On time
from Redcar CentralTransPennine Express22:57On time

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