What To Expect When Visiting Gulliver's World, Warrington This Summer

Disclosure - We were invited to Gulliver's World, Warrington. Any thoughts, opinions and photographs in this post are our own. 

Welcome sign at Gulliver's World

As lockdown eases across the country we have been exploring more and enjoying days out. Last week we headed to Gulliver's World, Warrington to enjoy a day of fun on the rides and to meet and greet with Lampo and Milady from 44 Cats who are visiting Gulliver's World this Summer. 

You may already know that we love theme parks and although we have been to Gulliver's World many times before it was nice to visit post lockdown and see what measures have been put in place to make it a safe environment whilst still enjoyable. 

boy looking at map

Entering The Park
All tickets must be pre booked before arrival. This ensures Gulliver's World can keep track of how many visitors will be arriving each day. At the moment the website states they are running at less than 40% capacity so booking in advance will also ensure you can visit. 

You can also choose an arrival time when booking this helps to stagger the times visitors arrive.

There were chevrons in place in the queue lines to enter the park and we had our temperature checked by a member of staff. 

When we arrived at the front of the queue we were shown to an available desk where are tickets were scanned. We were told that there are no paper park maps available at the moment but there are map boards dotted around to ensure you can find the rides you wish to go on or you can take a photograph of the one by the the main entrance. 

boy and man on flying ride

The Rides
Most of the rides at Gulliver's World are suitable for younger children and up. There are no huge thrill rides so it makes for a lovely family day out. 

To ensure social distancing takes place the queue lines have chevrons which are 2m apart from the guests in front and behind.

The rides are running on reduced capacity where needed, leaving rows of empty seats in-between guests and families. 

boy and woman with masks on

Masks must be worn on all rides, inside gift shops and attractions. Under 3s are exempt or those wearing a wristband which I assume means they cannot wear one for medical reasons. 

Staff on the rides were really good at enforcing masks to be worn on the rides however inside shops we saw a few people with masks lowered to under their chin and not covering their mouth or face. 

Gulliver's World Notice

In between every ride a member of staff sprayed and wiped each seat and hand bars before they would let the next guests on the rides. Also each ride has it's own closure time throughout the day for up to 1 hour for a deep clean. 

There are no estimated queue times for the rides so you just join the queue however the park was not busy at all and I think the most time we waited was 20 minutes for The Antelope Rollercoaster. 

44 cats characters

Meet and Greets
Just at the main entrance there is a small stage which is home to characters for meet and greet opportunities including Gully Mouse and throughout the Summer Lampo and Milady from 44 Cats are appearing at the park. When they come on stage you are requested to form a queue keeping to social distancing and when it is your turn you head over to the cats and stand inside the small red circle. 

Although you are unable to give the cats a cuddle or a high five they were still very interactive with the children dancing and posing getting the children to copy the moves. 

If you have a fan of 44 Cats at home they will love to see the characters up close and have a photograph taken with them too.

adult meal at Gulliver's World

child meal at Gulliver's World

Food and Drink
There are a few places to grab a bite to eat at Gulliver's World. We headed to Big G Diner for lunch as our food was pre booked. There was a limited menu of just chicken burger or veggie burger for adults and turkey dinosaurs for children however there were kiosks offering pizza's and other snacks around the park. 

There is also a Costa Coffee serving hot drinks and cakes. 

Hand sanitiser

Around The Park
As I said we have been to Gulliver's World many times and it feels natural to us to head around the park clockwise which is a good idea as some of the 'lands' do not open until 11:30am.

There were a few hand sanitiser stations around the park however I would recommend bringing your own. 

There are quite a few 'plastic' play areas around the park which were quite busy at times but you can use your own judgment on whether you are happy for your child to play on there or not. 

In some places there are one way paths put in place when the paths are quite narrow. Most people adhered to the one way which is great.

boy and man looking at a dinosaur

Other Info
The park opens at 10:30 - 5pm. Like I said it wasn't busy at all considering it is the Summer holidays and we managed to ride everything we wanted, some rides twice, stopped for a coffee, ate lunch and also met the 44 cats. 

There is a hotel on site and although we didn't go inside it does look lovely from outside and I've promised little J we might stay overnight soon. 

We had a great day out at Gulliver's World, Warrington and we are looking forward to returning again maybe around Halloween or Christmas. 

Michelle

13 comments

  1. I have always heard great things from Gullivers World but have never been, hopefully I can go with the grandkids one day

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  2. This looks a great day out. It’s so reassuring to hear how thorough their strategies are for keeping people safe. I’m yet to brave attractions.

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  3. It sounds like they have put things together well for allowing people back in! I like that they have some way to indicate when people can't wear masks for medical reasons.

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  4. I have seen adverts about for GUllivers World before and always thought that it looked like good day out. It is a bit too far from where we live though.

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  5. Looks like they have really done the extra mile to make it feel safe there. I'm sure my kids would love it!

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  6. Gulliver's World has been on my list of places to travel as we have still not been there before. So glad to see that places such as this is opening up and safe for families to travel to

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  7. Looks like a fun day out! It's somewhere I would take Erin if I could drive.

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  8. I live in Matlock, which is just a 5 minute drive away from the Gullivers Kingdom in Matlock bath. I went there loads as a child and have taken my kids there a few times too. My sister even used to work there when she first left school

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  9. It sounds like they are well prepared and adhering to the guidelines - its great that you are still able to do plenty round the site and it wasn't that busy.

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  10. I am intrigued by the ride they are lying down on, does it spin, or make them fly (or both)

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  11. It's great to see things opening up again. Sounds like Gullivers is doing all the right things to keep people safe.

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  12. Oh wow this place sounds amazing! We have never been before but it sounds like something both the adults and kids can enjoy. It definitely sounds like they have great measures in place for keeping everyone safe too!

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  13. Oh wow this looks like great fun. I haven't heard of this place before. I will have to remember it in the future.

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