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Visiting Angry Birds Activity Park at Lightwater Valley, North Yorkshire

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Angry Birds Activity Park forms part of Lightwater Valley Theme Park in North Yorkshire. Entry to both the indoor and outdoor activity parks is included with theme park admission. Online tickets to Lightwater Valley can usually be pre-booked for £20 per person (those under 1 metre are £5) and there are often offers and special events where you can pick up discounted tickets. Subscribe to Lightwater Valley's Facebook Events here to keep up to date with new offers. We visited on one such special event when tickets were just £6! WOW! This did reflect reduced opening hours and limited ride opening but to be honest, I'd be happy paying this for the Angry Birds Activity Park alone as it's fantastic.

Visiting Angry Birds Activity Park at Lightwater Valley, North Yorkshire


As soon as you enter Lightwater Valley, you'll come face to face with over 30,000 square feet of interactive play - all with an Angry Bird theme! It's honestly incredible. The play area is for children aged 10 and under and under 5's need to be supervised at all times. H, H and J are aged 6, 7 and 10 and will happily run off and play together leaving Steve and I to sit on one of the benches and watch on.

Visiting Angry Birds Activity Park at Lightwater Valley, North Yorkshire - whole play area


Visiting Angry Birds Activity Park at Lightwater Valley, North Yorkshire - climbing nets

There are three main structures packed with tube slides, climbing nets, steps, ladders and obstacles. Everything is Angry Bird themed - including the bins!

Visiting Angry Birds Activity Park at Lightwater Valley, North Yorkshire - TNT blocks

Visiting Angry Birds Activity Park at Lightwater Valley, North Yorkshire - climbing frame

There are interactive parts too - kids can challenge virtual Angry Birds to a dance off and counting games.
Visiting Angry Birds Activity Park at Lightwater Valley, North Yorkshire - angry bird tower

Visiting Angry Birds Activity Park at Lightwater Valley, North Yorkshire

I would go as far as to say that the Angry Birds Activity Park is the best outdoor adventure play area in the North - my three could easily spend a couple of hours in this part of Lightwater Valley alone.

Visiting Angry Birds Activity Park at Lightwater Valley, North Yorkshire - tricky steps

Visiting Angry Birds Activity Park at Lightwater Valley, North Yorkshire - kids GORE-TEX boots

Jack was wearing his GORE-TEX Ecco boots which are perfectly designed for outdoor adventures. They are super supportive and provide fantastic grip. Jack could confidently climb between the larger steps and spent hours running around with no problem.

Visiting Angry Birds Activity Park at Lightwater Valley, North Yorkshire - sling shot

Visiting Angry Birds Activity Park at Lightwater Valley, North Yorkshire

Visiting Angry Birds Activity Park at Lightwater Valley, North Yorkshire - red angry bird

Visiting Angry Birds Activity Park at Lightwater Valley, North Yorkshire - sling shot seat


Angry Birds Indoor Space-themed Play Area



If the weather takes a turn for the worse (or like us you need some coffee), just behind the carousel you'll find an Angry Bird Space-themed indoor play area. I like this area as it is undercover (we have used it to escape both the sun and the rain in the past) but mostly because they have a parent seating area and serve hot and cold drinks plus a few snacks too. I always think the outdoor Angry Birds play area looks the most impressive but my kids tell me the indoor area is more fun. Again, admission is included with regular theme park entry. Here are some pics: 

Visiting Angry Birds Activity Park at Lightwater Valley, North Yorkshire - indoor space themed play area

Visiting Angry Birds Activity Park at Lightwater Valley, North Yorkshire - indoor play area

Visiting Angry Birds Activity Park at Lightwater Valley, North Yorkshire - rock

Visiting Angry Birds Activity Park at Lightwater Valley, North Yorkshire - indoor play area

If you live locally, you can hold a special Angry Birds Party at Lightwater Valley (and even push the boat out with exclusive use).  You can find out all you need to know here. If we lived closer, I know it would be top of the party list in our house. 

I have to mention the area between the indoor and outdoor Angry Birds Zones - it has been kitted out with Angry Birds games that talk to you and an Angry Birds climbing wall too. We love it. 

Visiting Angry Birds Activity Park at Lightwater Valley, North Yorkshire - heading towards the birds of prey centre

Visiting Angry Birds Activity Park at Lightwater Valley, North Yorkshire - climbing wall

Visiting Angry Birds Activity Park at Lightwater Valley, North Yorkshire - climbing wall


February Half Term Event - Other Attractions


I honestly cannot believe entry was only £6 per person this half term. There was SO much to do! Here are our highlights:


Visiting Angry Birds Activity Park at Lightwater Valley, North Yorkshire - Eagle Owl Birds of Prey

Visiting Angry Birds Activity Park at Lightwater Valley, North Yorkshire - Birds of Prey Centre

Visiting Angry Birds Activity Park at Lightwater Valley, North Yorkshire - birds of prey

We always love the Bird of Prey centre (included with admission) and if you can we'd recommend checking out a display. The birds are beautiful and well cared for. There are lots of information signs giving you some fun facts too which the kids love to read out to us.

Visiting Angry Birds Activity Park at Lightwater Valley, North Yorkshire - swings ride

Visiting Angry Birds Activity Park at Lightwater Valley, North Yorkshire - Eagle creek farm ride

There were limited rides open during February Half Term but more than enough to keep us happy. We always love the carousel, swings and a visit to Lightwater Valley just wouldn't be the same without a trip around Eagle Creek farm.

Visiting Angry Birds Activity Park at Lightwater Valley, North Yorkshire - Alpaca

Exclusively for February Half Term, Lightwater Valley was home to a mobile petting farm. We met the cutest ever pig, some lambs, a donkey, pony, alpaca plus rabbits and guinea pigs. There were opportunities to feed the animals and animal handling at various points in the day too. 

I didn't get a photo (but look out for a video on Thursday) but there was also an indoor soft play area (which I think was also especially for Feb Half Term and not a regular thing). Taking place in a barn, the bouncy castles and obstacle courses were fully staffed with one grown up per bouncy castle clearly enforcing the rules. My three LOVED it in here, especially the brother-sister pillow fight one the pillow fight inflatable! So much fun!! Again, there were drinks and snacks and plenty of seating available in this barn - perfect. 

There were plenty of places you could eat a picnic but we're not really keen on walking around with bags all day so we bought food from one of the many fast food outlet - £35 for 5 adult meals including drinks which considering this is a theme park, we didn't find a bad price. 

If your kids can't get enough Angry Birds, there is an Angry Birds gift shop as you exit Lightwater Valley. There are some bargains to be had too! 

I don't think Angry Birds is as popular as it once was but my three absolutely adore the activity park at Lightwater Valley. If your children are aged 4-10 years old and enjoy climbing, I think they will too and would definitely recommend a trip. 


www.lightwatervalley.co.uk

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7 comments

  1. It's been years since I've been to light water valley. Last time I went I was on the ultimate as it broke down. Every year we keep saying we should go, but at £6 it's a crime not to!
    Looks like your gang had fun.

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  2. Looks like great fun for the kids! And nice they are at the age you can sit back with a cuppa while they go off! Might try to head down here later on in the season.

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  3. Oh what fun this looks, a great way to keep the kids active and on the run all day. Gorgeous photos, you can see how much they are enjoying themselves. I've not stopped by for a while, wow your children are suddenly growing up so fast! #MondayEscapes

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  4. I've never been to light water valley. I feel a bit like part of my childhood has never been fulfilled :) My son loves Angry birds so I think he'd really love it here!

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  5. It looks like the kids had so much fun there! I bet they still weren't completely worn out though! #mondayescapes

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  6. It's been a while since we went and the kids are so much bigger now, it would be lovely to take them back to Lightwater Valley we had such good fun there. They loved this playground then and would love it even more now! Thanks for linking up to #MondayEscapes

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  7. Do you know this is only 40 minutes from us yet we have never been it looks like fun, I think Joe would like it. Thanks so much for linking up Sam #Mondayescapes xx

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I always love reading your thoughts and comments - Sam x

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