Covid-19 Update for 2021 season

We are very pleased to announce that we will be opening in stages from the 12th of April 2021. Please see below for all the information you will need before booking your visit to us.

Office opening hours from the 8th of March until the 11th of April 2021.

The office will be open Monday’s, Wednesday’s, and Thursday’s from 10am until 2pm.

From the 12th of April the office will be open daily from 8am until park closing.

From the 12th of April 2021

We will have the following attractions open:

  • Angry Birds Play area
  • Noah’s Arc Play Area
  • Monkey Mischief
  • Captain Sandy’s Play cove
  • Sunny Down Farm
  • Yellow Brick road
  • Smuggler’s cove (play area only)
  • Pirate Walk
  • The Fort Apache
  • The Market Square (outdoor only)
  • The Jolly Pirate Boat Ride
  • The Rocky Mountain Railroad
  • The Robin Hood Ride
  • The Tractor Ride
  • Giddy Piggie’s
  • Olkie Yolkie
  • The WILD Ostrich Safari Ride
  • The Driving School

The following areas will be closed:

  • Storybook Village
  • Lollipoppet Castle
  • Cowboy Street
  • Toy Town
  • Crash Landings indoor play
  • Rodeo Corral Indoor play
  • Cowboy Street indoor attractions
  • Smugglers Cove indoor areas.
  • Witches Cauldron
  • Pet Shop
  • Mouse’s Tale
  • Sleigh Ride

Cafes/outlets/shops and food:

You will be able to purchase food, drinks and snack to take out but due to the restrictions you will not be permitted to consume any food in the café seating areas. So please make sure you wrap up warm.


All rides will be open except from the Sleigh ride.


Due to the restrictions in place, we are doing a discounted ticket of £12 for entry with no concessions. We are running at a reduced capacity to keep numbers down.

From the 17th of May 2021

The park will open fully unless restrictions are changed. We will update this section as often as we can.

Prices will be the same as the 2020 season for entry.

Fun passes 2021:

Any pass valid in 2020 will have 10 months added on in total (this does not include any added months from 2020). This covers all the months we have had to close due to lockdowns, giving you the time back to visit us in 2021!

On your first visit your pass will be re-printed with the new expiry date on so please bring your passes with you, you will be asked to leave your passes so this will be done when you’re on the park so you can collect them when you exit.

You will still need to pre-book in advance for entry at a £2 per person charge which can be either refunded back to you on exit of the park or for a voucher to spend on the park. No refunds will be given for no shows.

Fun passes will go back on sale from the 12th of April 2021.

Fun pass prices will be:

£55 for a renewal

£60 for a new pass

Fun passes which are purchased in 2021 will not include a discounted Christmas visit.

However if you have a valid Christmas booking from 2021 which had to be cancelled and moved to this year due to the lockdown you will still get your visit this year. If you had a refund for your booking you will not be able to re-book your visit at the discounted cost.

Christmas 2020 tickets:

Your Christmas booking will be moved to this year and you will receive a new confirmation by the end of March. If you would like a different date or would like to use your booking for a visit in the summer etc. you can call us to change this when the office is open.

Gift vouchers

All previously bought gift vouchers will be extended by 10 months.

Safety measures


Recent Government guidance state that face coverings will need to be worn by all guests when entering any of our shops and indoor facilities/attractions. Except for children under 11 years and anyone with a disability or medical condition that precludes them from wearing a face covering.

Guests are welcome to wear face coverings on site wherever they wish, including at rides and attractions. There is, however, no necessity to wear them and this will not be enforced outside of these environments as per the Government’s guidance for the theme park and attraction industry.

You may see some of our staff wearing face coverings and protective visors around the Park. This is to keep our teams who work in certain roles safe.

We recommend you bring your own face covering to wear as needed but we do have face coverings available to purchase at the Park if necessary.

Please do not visit if you are in one of the high risks groups

For your own safety, if you are being told to continue to shield, please do not visit us until you are given advice that it is safe to do so.

Please do not visit if you are unwell.

We ask that if you are showing any symptoms of the Coronavirus such as a high temperature, persistent cough, or a loss/change to your sense of smell/taste you do not visit until you have felt better for 14 days.

Also, for the safety of others, if a member of your household or someone you have come into contact with has experienced symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days, please do not visit us yet.

Pre-booked tickets only

To allow for social distancing inside our park, we will be greatly reducing the numbers of guests we welcome each day. Therefore, to guarantee your entry you MUST pre-book your ticket online, even if you are a Fun Pass Holder. For details of ticketing for Fun Pass Holders, please click here.

Contactless Payment

To avoid cash handling, we will be making any purchases within the park contactless, wherever possible.

Check our website for updates

Before visiting us on the day you have your tickets booked for, please check our website for any latest information and updated safety information.

What happens if one of our group registers a high temperature on entry?

The guest with the high temperature will not be able to enter the park, this will result in your whole group having to leave the site due to government guidelines of isolation.

Group Bookings

Due to Government restrictions, we are currently not taking any Group Bookings. We hope to have this back on-board soon and will update the page as soon as they are available again.

When I originally booked my child was under 90cm tall will I have to pay for them to come into the park now?

Everyone over 90cm will need a full admission ticket to enter the park. This can be amended over the phone or the gate team can change the ticket type when you arrive and take the additional payment.

Inside the Park

Please be patient with our team and each other.

We love the team at Sundown, and we want to make sure they are safe and happy at work. This new way of working is new for all of us, we would ask that you PLEASE be a little patient with our team if there are a few delays or they ask you to keep your distance whilst they deal with you.

Ride queues

With limited numbers, we expect the queues to be minimal. We are however adding social distancing markings to make it easier for you to retain a sensible distance from other families. Please respect these and keep your distance for your own and others’ safety and peace of mind.

Can I still bring a picnic?

Yes of course you can, we have lots of lovely, socially distanced, outdoor benches where you can enjoy a picnic with your family and friends. Picnics cannot be consumed in the cafe areas due to a limit on seating for guests purchasing food.

Will the toilets be open?

Yes, toilets will be open throughout the park. There will be social distancing measures in place, such as a one-way system, so there could occasionally be a small queue to enter.

What about additional hand sanitising?

There will be additional hand sanitising stations throughout the park and we would advise you, in line with Government guidelines, to wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds or more, throughout your visit.

Additional cleaning throughout the park

We will be cleaning surfaces throughout the park even more regularly than normal. If you have any concerns, please let a member of the Sundown Clean Team know and they will sort it.

If you feel unwell

If you feel unwell for any reason, once you are inside Sundown, please go to the first aid room and let one of our team know. Our first aid team are on hand to help and have been given additional training to keep you safe.