The family company behind three theme parks across the North West, Midlands and Central England has reported a rise in its turnover and profits for its latest financial year. It is also currently constructing a new site in South Yorkshire.

Ray Phillips opened Gulliver's Kingdom in Derbyshire in 1978 which now has sister theme parks in Warrington and Milton Keynes which opened in 1989 and 1999 respectfully.

New accounts for Weavers Close have revealed the business achieved a turnover of £5.5m for the year to 31 December 2018, up from £5m in 2017.

Its pre-tax profits also rose from £556,045 to £731,531 over the same period.

The company also includes investment properties, a caravan and campsite as well as a hot