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2016 Resort Overview

Flamingo Land Theme Park & Zoo is now fully open, packed with great ideas to keep you entertained until Sunday 30th October 2016. This goes for our Resort Village too, including Run-Gym-Swim, our extensively upgraded Leisure Complex and The Club, our exclusive entertainment venue.


If you have been craving adrenaline fuelled thrills, then our collection of 8 extreme rides are ready and waiting. This includes Hero, our most recent addition, designed to simulate the breath-taking sensations of a superhero in flight. There is also the Guinness World Record Breaking Mumbo Jumbo, which claimed the world's steepest drop in 2009!

A great choice of junior and family rides awaits too, especially the prehistoric themed attractions of Dino-Stone Park. Here you'll find the awesome Pterodactyl, putting you in a spin 45 meters above the ground. You can also enjoy the twisty-turny experience of Twistosaurus and a pedal powered flight on Cyclosaur, plus an amazing collection of animatronic dinosaurs and life-sized dinosaur skeletons.

Then take a trip down to our vibrant outdoor entertainment area, Riverside One. Benefitting from an all-weather stage, here you can enjoy a packed programme including our daily Farewell Show, celebrity guest appearances and some great tribute bands. Alternatively, simply relax beside Riverside One's captivating illuminated waterfall with a selection of drinks and snacks or a delicious alfresco dinning experience.

Party in the Park 2016

These live events have become a firm Flamingo Land favourite, with thousands of visitors enjoying previous star guests including Union J, Stereo Kicks, Shayne Ward, 5IVE, and many more. So, for 2016, we have already scheduled the following dates:

  • Saturday 26th March
  • Saturday 28th May
  • Saturday 25th June
  • Saturday 30th July
  • Saturday 20th August
  • Saturday 17th September

The first of these on Saturday 26th March will feature headline act Reggie 'N' Bollie. Regarded by their fans as the ultimate 'party-starters', they will be joined by Dolly Mix, Will Jennison as Ed Sheeran, the Dan Carney Band and the UK Bryan Adams Band, ensuring an evening of spectacular live entertainment.

Admission to Party In The Park is inclusive for visitors attending during the day, Season Pass holders and Holiday Village guests. For anyone who would just like to join us for the evening, Special Event Tickets are now available online, allowing entry from 5:00pm for only £10.

Dino-Dig Egg Hunt & Easter Zoo Trail Prize Draw

Bring the kids down to Dino-Stone Park this Easter and let them take part in our great Egg Hunt. Every egg discovered in Dino-Dig between Good Friday and Easter Monday can be exchanged at the Dino-Stone Shop for a Cadbury's Creme Egg ice cream stick. What's more, our Easter Zoo Trail will be available throughout the Easter School Holidays. Simply complete the Trail Sheet whilst walking around our award wining animal collection to receive an Easter themed bag of Haribo sweets. Then on Easter Sunday, all completed Trail Sheets will also be entered into a free prize draw to win a Flamingo Land Family Season Pass worth £395.00!

Enjoy the UK's Most Popular Zoo

We are sure that you will quickly discover what makes Flamingo Land the UK's most visited zoo**. With over 140 species of reptiles, mammals and birds, you can enjoy a voyage of discovery through the animal kingdom. From the plains of Africa, though our immersive wallaby and lemur walkthrough enclosures to the wonders of the UK's largest penguin pool, Penguin Coast, Flamingo Land is sure to delight every animal lover. And no visit would be complete without catching up with the progress of the Rothschild's giraffe calves that were born in 2015.

Your Theme Park & Zoo admission also provides access to a whole range of inclusive Keeper Talks and shows, plus Meet a Creature sessions for younger guests.

New for 2016

Summer will see the introduction of Zanzibar, an energetic live production show. Based on the lives of swashbuckling pirates on their galleon ship, it will feature our sword fighting acrobatic team along with plenty of special effects. This new performance attraction is sure to become a must see, as it interacts with guests in Plaza Square intermittently throughout each day.

The second phase of extensive upgrades to Run-Gym-Swim, our luxurious leisure complex, will be completed for the start of the 2016 season. So, resort guests can now enjoy an extended swimming pool with counter-current swim jets, 2 flume slides and an infinity edge.

After the introduction of Riverside Cottages in 2015, the addition of the newly renovated Gate House further extends our brick-built Signature Collection. For those who wish to stay in a secluded, private location, The Gate House is ideal, situated just before the park entrance in the picturesque village of Kirby Misperton. We are also offering a Platinum Plus range of holiday homes for 2016 and introducing Maple Grove. This new development further extends capacity, ensuring even more guests will be able to enjoy the delights Flamingo Land has to offer.

From summer 2016 we will be introducing an all-new Rothschild Giraffe Animal Encounter. Construction of the venue is currently underway, including an elevated viewing platform. After hearing all about this spectacular, but endangered species, guests who have selected the VIP option will also be able to feed the giraffes.

Later in 2016 we are expecting the arrival of Chanua, another female black rhino, who will join mother Samira and baby Olmoti at the new Selous Black Rhino Reserve. Featuring an elevated platform with excellent internal and external viewing, this is rapidly becoming another Flamingo Land must see attraction.

Short Breaks and Holidays

Situated between York and the east coast, Flamingo Land is the ideal location to make the most of your short break or longer holiday. Our Holiday Village is adjacent theme park, offering luxury accommodation from holiday homes to premium lodges. And for guests who want to be at the heart of the action, 4 newly refurbished self-catering properties are now available. Providing 2 and 3 bedroom options, plus one with hot tub, our Riverside Cottages are conveniently located alongside Riverside One. Flamingo Land also provides extensive facilities for touring caravan, motorhomes and tents. You will find there is always a great selection of new and pre-loved holiday homes for sale too!

All resort guests have unlimited access to Run-Gym-Swim, our extensively upgraded Leisure Complex. Here you can enjoy twin pools featuring 2 indoor flume slides and counter-current swim jets, plus a jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, outdoor water play area and a gym. This extends to our premium entertainment venue, The Club, plus a 9-hole golf course.

The Mansion House & Tea Rooms

Lovingly refurbished, this Georgian manor house allows you to step back in time and enjoy traditional English refreshments served in truly elegant surroundings. Evening fine dining is also available on selected dates for Resort guests and non-residents are encouraged to join us.

In addition to being available for private parties and corporate events, The Mansion House & Tea Rooms is now licensed for civil wedding ceremonies. This opens up a world of opportunities to create a truly special day, including opportunities to incorporate unique elements from Flamingo Land's theme park and zoo.

* Source: Visit England