We visited Flamingo Land on a visit to York in 2014 when the Tour de France was on. We left York after the cyclists went through the city centre and headed towards Flamingo Land. The drive from York to Flamingo Land wasn’t too long a drive so we would definitely recommend using York as a base if you wanted to explore York and the surrounding areas.
Flamingo Land has pretty much everything that you might want for a day out with your kids. It is a theme park, zoo and resort all in one that is set in 375 acres of beautiful countryside. For an action-packed family day out it certainly is a must do attraction. As Flamingo Land is a resort you could also stay onsite and enjoy the facilities.
Flamingo Land Theme Park
Flamingo Land Food & Drinks
We arrived roughly lunchtime so first port of call was somewhere for lunch. We went to the Metropolis Bar and Grill. The portions were huge! If we had known how big the portions were we would have shared food between us. Prices were reasonable for the portion size and food tasted really nice. The place was also clean and tidy. However, if you didn’t want to go to the restaurant there are also a great selection of cafes, and bars that have food available for you to purchase.
Flamingo Land Theme Park
There is a great selection of rides throughout the park which are suitable for all ages, including thrill rides, family rides and kid rides. Our son enjoyed the smaller toddler-friendly rides including the teapots, while the “big kids” (my husband, dad and brother) enjoyed going on the bigger rides. One of the kids rides our son went on about 4 times. He loved it though so we weren’t fussed. You can see all the rides available one the Flamingo Land website.
Flamingo Land Zoo
The great thing about Flamingo Land is that there is also a zoo section, so if you didn’t want to go on the rides you can head over to the zoo and check out the animals. Which is great for us as our son and I love animals so we enjoyed the zoo the best!
There are daytime shows, keeper talks and countless animals too see so you won’t have time to get bored.
Flamingo Land Theme Park Prices
Flamingo Land prices vary depending on if you buy them online via the Flamingo Land website or if you can find discount tickets elsewhere. We bought our tickets online before we arrived. Ticket prices we also found vary depending on the season. So it is best to check out the Flamingo Land website for up to date prices for the dates you are going.
Overall it was a great afternoon out and we could have spent a lot longer there (we didn’t get to do everything we wanted) but we had to drive back to Scotland so we had to set off early. We would highly recommend Flamingo Land for a family day out in York.
Disclaimer: Reviews are our own opinion. We haven’t been paid in any way for writing this.