Monday, 5 May 2014

Land train makes return to Roundhay Park


Caption: - Cllr Jack Dunn (third right) is joined from the left, youngsters Murad Ali, Millie Theodoulou and Jessica Theodoulou on the new Roundhay Park land train.

A popular visitor attraction has made a return to a much loved Leeds park this spring.

Following a tendering process, a licence has now been granted by Leeds City Council to an operator, which will see a family friendly land train once again available to take in many of the great sights of Roundhay Park

Managed by Scott Pullen of Scott Pullen & Son Fun Fairs and sponsored by Al Murad Tiles Ltd, passengers of the land train will be treated to a journey approximately 1.5km long, which running through the centre of the park, is set to offer extensive views across Waterloo Lake and of Barron’s Fountain and the Mansion. The three major car parking areas will be linked by the land train, with the Lakeside cafĂ© facilities also just a short walk away.

Popular with people of all ages, the arrival of the land train will offer an extra treat for visitors, as they enjoy the peaceful and tranquil surroundings of Roundhay Park.

Councillor Jack Dunn, Leeds City Council’s lead member for the environment said:

"It is really fantastic news to welcome back a land train to Roundhay Park, and given the reception of those youngsters who were given a sneak preview, it promises to be a big hit.

"Some of the park’s most iconic sights including Waterloo Lake and Mansion will feature on the land train’s route, which will add another dimension to what is always a great visit to Roundhay Park.

"We would like to wish operators Scott Pullen & Son Fun Fairs the very best of luck, and also pass on our thanks to Al Murad Tiles Ltd for their very kind sponsorship."

For media enquiries, please contact;
Colin Dickinson, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 39 51578
Email: colin.dickinson@leeds.gov.uk