Flamingo Land Theme Park & Zoo will be fully open from Saturday 1st April, packed with great ideas to keep you, your family and friends entertained until Saturday 29th October 2017. This goes for our Holiday Village too, including The Splash Zone, our extensive leisure complex and The Club, our premium entertainment venue.
Spring Bank School Holiday Events
To help you get the most out of the school holiday, Flamingo Land will be providing a package of additional activities from 27th May until 4th June, which are sure to keep you entertained. On Saturday 27th May, Kevin Simm will be taking to the Riverside One stage, followed by a Party in the Park evening concert on Saturday 3rd June, headlined by 5 After Midnight and Sam Lavery.
Animal fans of all ages are encouraged to visit our Education Centre, which will be hosting ‘Love Your Zoo’ activities including:
- Zoo Trail
- Love Heart Message Cut-outs - Allowing you to tell us why you love our zoo
- True or False Quiz
- Colouring & Puzzle Sheets
New In 2017
This summer you will be able to experience the thrills of self-drive kart racing over a 300-metre circuit. Featuring a figure-of-eight format, you and your fellow competitors can enjoy side-by-side racing over three individual lanes. Although the majority of the circuit is outdoors, it also passes through our new entertainment centre, The Hub, allowing spectators to watch the action from a dedicated viewing area.
Open from Easter weekend, The Hub features the new Upper Deck a fish and chip restaurant and Fuel Stop cafe, plus retail outlets, arcades, indoor seating and a soft play area. Later in 2017, The Hub will be accessible via our amazing new electric monorail. Linking directly to our animal collection, the monorail’s carriages benefit from air-conditioning and video screens.
The arrival of our new black rhino, Baringo, is big news down at the zoo. After travelling across Europe, he’s expected to arrive safe and well at the end of March. After a few days rest to recover from his journey, Baringo will join our three existing female residents, Samira, Olmoti and Chanua down at the Selous Black Rhino Reserve. All four rhinos are part of a European breeding programme, aimed at conserving this critically endangered species.
What’s more, our new walkthrough rainbow lorikeet aviary will be open from 1st April and you can also meet our first baby of 2017, a female Rothschild giraffe. So, in addition to being the only animal collection in the UK to have both black and white rhinos, there are now even more great reasons to visit us this season.
Party in the Park Evening Concerts
Since our very first event in 2014, Party in the Park has become one of Flamingo Land’s star attractions. With previous guests including Union J, Stereo Kicks and 5IVE, we now have four more fabulous events scheduled on the 2017 calendar.
- Saturday 3rd June - 5 After Midnight, supported by Sam Lavery
- Saturday 1st July - Matt Terry
- Saturday 29th July - Scouting for Girls
- Saturday 19th August - Act TBC
Admission to Party In The Park is included for visitors attending during the day, Annual Pass holders and all Holiday Village guests. For anyone else looking to join us for the evening, special event tickets are now available online, allowing entry from 5:00pm for only £10.
Fun Packed Theme Park
For anyone craving adrenaline fuelled thrills, the wait is over! Our collection of 8 extreme rides are now ready and waiting just for you. 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. Younger guests can grab a bucket and spade and head on over to Dino-Dig to hunt for bones in this giant sandpit!
There’s Our Amazing Zoo Too!
Flamingo Land incorporates one of the UK’s most visited Zoos**. Featuring over 140 species of reptiles, mammals and birds, here you can enjoy a captivating journey of discovery covering almost every aspect of the animal kingdom.
An extensive range of Keeper Talks, sea lion shows and bird shows are included in your admission, plus our amazing Meet a Creature sessions for younger guests. These are sure to make even more of your day and are well worth attending.
For truly unrestricted access, why not take a stroll in our lemur and wallaby walkthrough enclosures and walkthrough lorikeet aviary. And don’t forget the spectacular Selous Black Rhino Reserve, providing an incredible overview of Samira, Olmoti and Chanua, plus our new arrival Baringo, from its extensive balcony.
Holidays, Short Breaks, Camping & Caravanning
Located on the edge of outstandingly beautiful North York Moors National Park, Flamingo Land is your ideal base for a short break or longer holiday. Adjacent to the theme park, our Holiday Village offers luxury accommodation from holiday homes to premium lodges. For guests who want to be at the heart of the action, four recently refurbished self-catering cottages are also available. Conveniently located alongside Riverside One, Riverside Cottages provide two and three bedroom options, all complete with fantastic hot tubs. There is also Fir Tree Lodge, plus our premium holiday property, The Gate House, which is situated within the local village of Kirby Misperton.
Alternatively, Flamingo Land provides extensive serviced and un-serviced camping facilities, allowing you to bring your own tent, touring caravan or motorhome.
All Holiday Village guests have exclusive use of The Splash Zone, our extensive leisure centre. This includes two swimming pools, two flume slides and water jets, plus a gym, sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room and The Poolside Cafe. There is a nine-hole golf course too, plus The Club, a premium venue featuring a packed programme of entertainment that’s just for our Holiday Village guests.
The Mansion House & Tea Rooms
Sympathetically renovated in 2015, The Mansion House & Tea Rooms allows guests to step back in time and enjoy traditional English refreshments, served in truly elegant surroundings. Evening dining is also available on selected dates for both non-residents and resort guests
Recently, Flamingo Land has been granted a licence for civil wedding ceremonies in the Mansion House, which is adjacent to the village church. Your Flamingo Land wedding provides options for creating a truly unique occasion with help from our animal collection, or having an outdoor ceremony on one of the decked terraces within the zoo.
The Mansion House & Tea Rooms is a fantastic venue for christenings, private parties and corporate events too. So, please contact our Customer Services Team on 0800 40 888 40 who will be delighted to explain the options available and how we can help you to create a truly special day.
* The free Cadbury’s Creme Egg Ice Cream Stick provided as part of the Dino-Dig egg hunt game is limited to one claim per child.
** Source: Visit England