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Take a look through some of our featured blog posts where we have displayed a handful of our accomplishments. Updated regularly so stay tuned for future content.

30th March 2020

Temporary Shut down

Dear Clients, Partners and Suppliers, Due to the current situation in relation to the Coronavirus Pandemic and the orchestrated lockdown of non-essential businesses by the UK Government, Garmendale Engineering Ltd have shut down all of its operations for the foreseeable future as of the 23/3/2020 and will follow Government guidelines and protocol to ensure the […]

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2nd March 2020

New fitting shop for Garmendale

Over the last year or two, there has been significant growth at Garmendale. We’ve grown our design, fabrication and fitting teams to be able to deliver this work. What this has meant for the workshop teams recently is that we’ve been bursting at the seams in order to manufacture our rides in our existing two […]

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27th February 2020

The Gangsta Granny Secret is out

It’s a project we’ve been working on for a while now but we’re finally able to talk about our work on the amazing new Gangsta Granny Ride at Alton Towers. Gangsta Granny, published by HarperCollins Children’s Books, tells the story of Ben who discovers that his Granny is secretly an international jewel thief. Written by […]

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29th January 2020

The Tractor Ride by Garmendale

Simple and reliable The Tractor Ride by Garmendale is quiet and efficient in operation and yet simple to maintain. We can say this with some degree of confidence as some of our tractor rides have already been in operation in themed attractions for over ten trouble free years, having just undergone routine maintenance. Extra safety […]

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29th January 2020

Dark Ride and Immersive Tunnel Ride Systems

The Immersive Tunnel solution by Garmendale is the Motion Master. It’s a purpose designed immersive

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29th January 2020

The Derbyshire Theme Park Factory

Garmendale have been designing, making and mending theme park rides and systems since 1980.

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8th January 2020

How to build a Dark Ride – How Garmendale built the Forbidden Caves at Bobbejaanland

If you’ve ever wondered how to build a dark ride, in this post, we’ll show you how we built the Forbidden Caves at Bobbejaanland. It’s now approaching five years since the Forbidden Caves at Bobbejaanland opened to the public. It’s one of those projects that ran perfectly from the start of the design to the […]

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18th December 2019

Seasons Greetings from all of us at Garmendale

It’s coming to the end of another year and time for us all to have a few days break to rest, reflect and prepare for the new year ahead. 2019 has been another milestone year for us with some of our most exciting and high profile projects in our near 40-year history. We’ve delivered our […]

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2nd December 2019

Tom Malandain – How I became a theme park ride design engineer

The Garmendale team is full of talented engineers, many of whom came through different paths to reach their goal. So, in the hope of inspiring a whole new generation of young engineers, we thought we’d share a series of interviews with them, starting with one of the youngest first. Tom Malandain, 23, joined Garmendale as […]

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