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
In a statement, the board said: "Turnover in the parent company has increased due to the continued increase in trading of the hotel, together with the introduction of the Adventurers Village and Explorers Retreat accommodation. "Turnover in the subsidiary is consistent with last year. There was a slight fall in the park turnover, however this was compensated by an increase in the Splashzone turnover. "Development at our new site in Rotherham commenced in 2018 and, at the time of writing, is making excellent progress throughout 2019. "The company has a strong balance sheet position at the year end, particularly in terms of its cash position."