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Gulliver’s Theme Park Resorts has joined forces with The Scouts to launch a unique partnership to help foster fun and skill development for young people across the UK.

The three-year agreement will build upon the importance of friendship, leadership, adventure and community through practical skills for life, outdoor learning and indoor activities and a series of special experiences and adventures.

As part of the initiative, Gulliver’s Theme Park Resorts, which this year is celebrating its 45th anniversary, is sponsoring the Beaver Scout ‘My Outdoor Challenge’ Badge. Designed for boys and girls aged six to eight, the badge will be earned by embarking on a sleepover or camp, completing mini challenges along the way.

Gulliver’s will also host Jamboree Weekends for Scout Groups at its four UK theme park resorts in June and September. The weekends will offer a chance for groups from across the country to come together and celebrate with theme park thrills and activities including orienteering and bushcraft skills.

Gulliver’s and Scouts are also working together to create a programme of tailored activities, as well as exclusive discount entries for badge groups.

The Scouts, founded in 1907, is a charity whose aims are to engage and support young people develop skills for life, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society.

The partnership with Gulliver’s is seen as a natural fit, with the theme park operator boasting more than four decades of experience in providing days out and adventures for groups.

Offering everything from tailored workshops to team-building activities at four UK locations, group leaders can build a bespoke adventure at any point in the year.

The announcement of the partnership comes as Gulliver’s celebrates 45 years in business. Opened in 1978, Gulliver’s Kingdom in Matlock Bath was the first Gulliver’s resort and began a life-long passion for the family-owned business to provide great value days out and short breaks to generations of children across the UK.

Following the opening of Gulliver’s Kingdom, Gulliver’s launched Gulliver’s World in Warrington in 1989, Gulliver’s Land in Milton Keynes in 1999 and its fourth resort, Gulliver’s Valley in Rotherham, in 2020.

Gulliver’s Theme Park Resorts is a family company, headed up by managing director Julie Dalton, daughter of founders Ray and the-late Hilary Phillips, with their son Nick Phillips also a director.

Julie said: “We are thrilled to announce this special partnership between Gulliver’s Theme Park Resorts and The Scouts to encourage and enhance our shared values of adventure, friendship, being outdoors and learning life skills.

“This is the perfect opportunity to introduce our tailored group adventures to thousands of uniform and badge groups across the country. There will be more exciting announcements in the months ahead as our like-minded organisations embark on this brand-new adventure together.”

Kathy O’Brien from Scouts said: “We’re very excited to begin our partnership with Gulliver’s. At Scouts, we’re always looking for new and inspiring partners that can help our leaders deliver skills for life; providing exciting opportunities for connection, adventure and challenge.”

For more information: www.gulliversfun.co.uk/scouts

For more information: www.scouts.org.uk

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