LIGHTWATER Valley has confirmed it is planning to re-open to visitors on Saturday, April 17.

In order to manage numbers, and ensure social distancing guidelines are maintained, the North Yorkshire theme park will initially be operating with reduced capacity and all visitors will need to pre-book tickets online.

Staff will also be continuing to carry out a series of additional cleaning and hygiene measures on site and queue markers will be in place to help visitors keep a safe distance apart.

Manager Colin Bowes said: “It’s wonderful to be able to start welcoming visitors back again and we are doing everything we can to ensure they can have a great day out in a safe and secure outdoor environment.

Visitors will be able to enjoy a series of brand new attractions for the 2021 season including Go Safari.

This includes the Savannah Express which takes people on a sightseeing journey to spot dozens of life-sized animals hiding in the grasslands

Other new additions to the park include the Treetop Trails net walk through the tree canopy high above the park.