An enormous attraction to visitors to Herriot Country, Flamingo Land Resort is an ultimate theme park accompanied with an award-winning zoo and a luxury resort village fit perfect for a family day out. With it being based just 15 minutes from Malton and only 45 minutes from where James Herriot lived, this park is well known for its high reputation for its theme park rides.
Flamingo Land Resort was established in 1959 when a cinema entrepreneur, Edwin Pentland Hick, sold his cinema chain and used the funds to purchase a bankrupt country club to use the land for a zoo. The site, which occupied nine acres at the time was initially called The Yorkshire Zoological Gardens.
Flamingo Land is a family adventure park containing over 100 rides and various attractions including the UK’s only motorbike launch roller coaster, the free-falling Cliffhanger and Kumali the suspended looping roller coaster. The Park has the UK’s largest privately owned zoo which has a big list of exotic species which guests can view/feed while visiting.
With this fulfilled day of activities comes with an on-site holiday village, home to log cabins six-berth holiday homes and a large site for tents or touring caravans. Customers coming to see what Flamingo Land has in store can also enjoy the relaxing leisure complex compiled with entertainment, accompanied with unlimited access to the theme park and award-winning zoo.
Guests will get the time to discover what the resort entails and makes Flamingo Land the UK’s most visited zoo and the best animal day out. With over a whopping 140 species of animals you will get to enjoy amazing sights and even be able to feed some of the animals by hand.