Days out in Yorkshire: Flamingo Land, Malton

HAVING A WILD TIME: Visitors to Flamingo Land enjoy one of the many rides.

HAVING A WILD TIME: Visitors to Flamingo Land enjoy one of the many rides.

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Keeping kids entertained from toddler to teenager is a tough call, but Flamingo Land has got to be most kids’ paradise.

And its high octane rides mean it’s got adults covered too.

The key ingredients are all there: hair-raising rollercoasters, splash-tastic water rides, indoor and outdoor playgrounds and exotic animals galore.

It’s a giant fair ground, theme park and zoo all rolled into one.

What more could a child, teenager, or even adult ask for?

Set in 375 acres of beautiful North Yorkshire countryside, it’s even got its own holiday resort for optional extended stays for those who want to stop.

Our 18-month-old was in seventh heaven in Children’s Planet. With its slides, rickety bridges and steps aplenty, there was a fantastic amount of space to run and climb, while the older kids could try out the bigger slides and climbing frames nearby.

For adrenalin junkies there are six extreme rides including the record-breaking Mumbo Jumbo, Cliff Hanger, Kumali adn Velocity – UK’s first and only motorbike launch coaster.

There is also a myriad of family attractions as well as an indoor soft play zone for when the wet weather makes an appearance.

Not only is it a terrific theme park, Flamingo Land prides itself on being the UK’s most visited zoo.

Tigers, giraffes, monkeys and of course flamingos are just some of the animals there – and a visit to see the penguin pool is a must.

It’s a winner with kids – ours was asleep before we’d left the car park – and it’s definitely a winner with the big kid in us all.

FACTFILE

Price: One person £30, family ticket £100, under 3 free (see website for deals)

Opening Times: 10am – 6pm until November 3

Address: Flamingo Land Resort, Kirby Misperton, Malton, North Yorkshire

Car Parking: Free

Attraction Website: www.flamingoland.co.uk

Telephone: 0871 9118000

Sat Nav: YO17 6UX

For more days out see www.yorkshire.com

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