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Lightwater Valley records a loss during 2015 season

16 November 2016

Lightwater Valley, the theme park near Ripon, has recorded a trading loss for the year to 31 January 2016.

  • Company accounts have shown that there was a loss of £148,00 over the period
  • Visitors to the theme park decreased by 4% in 2015, compared with 2016

According to accounts, Lightwater Valley Attractions Ltd made a loss, that was in part, due to the sale of the Whirlwind flat ride. The sale resulted in £121,000 loss to the park.

Accounts also show that the health and Safety Executive (HSE) intend to prosecute the park following an accident on the Ladybird roller-coaster in June 2012.

Accounts also show that there is an intention to commence building of a holiday village in January 2017, a development that has planning approval.

The business saw a profit during 2014, with recent years showing a loss.

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