Plans in for £37m family theme park

A proposed £37m family theme park in Yorkshire with the capacity to create hundreds of jobs has taken a major step forward following the submission of detailed plans.

Gulliver’s Valley Resort would be a year-round theme park experience, aimed at two- to 13-year-olds and featuring rides, attractions, soft play and indoor fun, alongside a variety of accommodation options.

The proposed resort is earmarked for the former Pithouse West opencast colliery site near Rotherham, once destined for the Yes! Project and later Visions of China. Up to 215,000 sq ft of buildings could be constructed on the near-240-acre plot of land.

Plans for the major scheme have now been submitted to Rotherham council by the Smith Jenkins consultancy.

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