Posted on Friday 17th August, 2018
The team at Flambards have come up with their top 101 things to do with the family when visiting Flambards in Cornwall this summer!
- Our number 1 reason for visiting Flambards this summer is of
course the abundance of exciting rides for all the family. See all of our rides here.
- Of course our newest ride - Sky-Force! Are you brave enough
to feel the G-Force?
- Plummet through the air on the Sky-Raker, but don’t look down
and make the most of the gorgeous Cornish countryside
- Think large drops, rapid turns and big screams, number 4 has
to be the crazy Hornet Rollercoaster (Psst don’t forget to smile at the cameras)
for the daring and those who have a strong stomach! Twist round and upside down
and view the clouds (and hopefully some blue sky) from high above the ground on
to get wet for number 6! Yes you’ve guessed it; it’s the Flambards Log Flume!
This ride is perfect for the whole family.
into the Cornwall sky 13 metres above the ground on the Flambards Skyswinger,
guaranteed to delight riders young and old
great ride for the entire family to enjoy is the Balloon Race! Can you take in
the amazing views without getting too dizzy as you spin?
you afraid of the dark? The Space Race will transport you into darkness where
you will reach dizzying speeds through the unknown!
miss the Rocking Tug Boat, a brilliant ride for you to use your imagination and
picture yourselves on a rough Cornish sea
are plenty of rides for little ones at Flambards
more younger rides at Flambards, head over to Ferdi’s Funland, grab your map on
round and round and round on our colourful teacups…how dizzy will you be?
on the Dino Express and see how many prehistoric creatures your little ones can
out on the Cornish high sea on our mini pirate ship
- Or go
high into space on our mini space shuttle…don’t forget to look down
Ferdi’s Funland up high and take a spin on the Flambards Cornwall Eye
this one is a must! For the best views of the park jump on one of the
Cyclocopters and don’t forget to wave to the world beneath you as you go past
doesn’t love a carousel? Choose your horse and carriage and wave to the world
as you pass them by
rain or shine Flambards has got you covered with both indoor and outdoor fun!
the kids out at the Outdoor Adventure Play Area. Let them explore, climb and
- A firm
favourite for our really little ones is the Sea Legs Indoor Soft Play! Mums and
Dads can sit down and relax with a cup of tea from many of our little shops
- As if
one indoor play wasn’t enough, we have another one for you to explore! Follow
your map to the Cool Zone
doesn’t love a round of mini golf? Our mini dino golf is the perfect game for
you and your family to test your skills. How many hole in ones can you get?
- A trip
to Flambards isn’t complete without an obligatory photo with Ferdi the Fox.
Spot him walking around the park and see our what’s on page for weekly meet and
out for the Flambards giant deckchair next to the thunderbolt and show us your
snaps on social media using #Flambards
you’re happy snapping, our Humpty Dumpty wall is the perfect spot for your
Flambards family pic
you be daring enough to fly down the demon drop?
your knowledge on science in the indoor Exploratorium where you’ll be able to laugh
at your reflection in the quirky mirrors, dodge lasers and enjoy lots of
hands-on interactive fun
the summer Flambards has a fantastic range of daily and weekly events on. The
next 10 points will be outlining some of our faves
things off with the Firework Spectacular and Robbie Williams Tribute Act…what’s
not to love? Don’t miss this Wednesday 8th
- If Robbie
isn’t for you then why not join us for our Taylor Swift Tribute Act and
Firework Spectacular Monday 13th August. Buy tickets online
also get to watch Cornish singer, Daisy Clarke on Monday 13th, 20th
Wednesday 15th August Flambards brings you more beautiful fireworks
and an amazing Beyoncé Tribute Act.
for the younger crowd… on Monday 20th August we bring you our Justin
Bieber Tribute Act followed by fireworks at dusk. Your ticket is valid from
10am so you can enjoy a full day in the park first
fireworks on Wednesday 22nd August with our Bruno Mars Tribute Act.
27th August we invite you to join us at Flambards where an Ariana
Grande tribute act will be performing. The show will be followed with our
29th August our Gary Barlow Tribute Act will be taking to the stage… one for
- All of
our Firework Spectacular Shows start at dusk. The evening entertainment means
you can enjoy the rides at Flambards in the dark
couldn’t not mention our award-winning Victorian Village, where visitors can
travel back in time and walk through life size Victorian streets.
- Solve the mystery of the
new ‘Who Dunnit’ trail which takes you on a spotter hunt around the Village to
identify the guilty parties.
past a Victorian House in our village and see how people used to live.
you come to the kitchen keep your eyes peeled for a little mouse on the cold
can see the old Victorian fire station complete with an old fire engine
past the local dentist and take a peek at the poor patient on the chair. We
don’t think many of you would want to go in there
into the grocers in our Victoria Village and see all of the old brands that we
know and love.
- We don’t think the toyshop will go unmissed by
the little ones. See how much the toys have changed over time
wondered how milk and cheese was stored back then? Head over to the Victorian
- One of
our firm favourites whilst exploring the Victorian Village is of course ‘Miss
Vaughton’s Sweet Shop’. Here you’ll smell real scents of delicious goodies
through the windows of the old chemist shop – a time capsule that has been
untouched for over 100 years. How many medicine bottles can you see?
- Explore Britain in the
Blitz at Flambards, where you’ll experience our life-sized replica of a London
street blitzed during World War II
can literally feel the floor shake as another bomb hits in the Britain in the
into a life like Anderson shelter where people used to take cover from the
bombs in the war
past the authentic 1940s shops, how many national brands can you recognise?
the evacuees at the train station heading to Cornwall to escape the city
original letters from evacuee children to their teachers, a really moving part
of our Britain in the Blitz attraction.
into the post office and read some of the newspapers that were around in that
the life-sized shops with the street names blocked out. Learn why they did this
through this period
only can you see what it was like in that time but you can hear it too! Visitors
can experience the deafening sounds of the Air Raid Siren
through the windows at the latest cuts of meat on the butchers block in our 1940s
so much more to discover as you leave the Victorian Village and Britain in the
Blitz Indoor Attractions our next 10 will outline our top picks
why vintage style wedding dresses are enjoying a renaissance at our display of
beautiful dresses made for ceremonies through the ages. Can you spot the gown
made entirely from parachute material?
- Look into the cockpit of a Shackleton bomber! Could you picture yourself
flying this during the war?
forget to have your picture taken on the Concorde, as you step aboard a
full-scale, exact replica of her flight deck, which includes realistic
instrumentation, passenger seating, original artefacts and a lifelike model
over to our vintage motorcycle display and see how much they have changed over
off at our bombing map and see which locations around Cornwall were hit in WW2
- We are
honoured to have an original poster from the Titanic at our indoor Flambards
attraction. Make sure you stop here to take a look
into a Victorian classroom of an old school complete with a Dunce in the corner
- Take a
look at our vintage collection of children’s prams. You may recognise some of
these from the BBC drama Call the Midwife
the respectful, image-led tribute to all of the men and women of Great Britain
and The Commonwealth who served in World Wars 1 and 2
Eat and Relax at Flambards
around the Flambards gardens where you’ll see plenty of colour from our beautiful
flowers. Did you know we won Best Business in Bloom for Helston in 2016?
plenty of great spots to sit down and enjoy a picnic in the sun with your
family, you’ll never feel crowded
out for the many ice cream stops around the park. What’s your favourite
Café has delicious hot and cold food offering something for everyone. Think
cheese burgers, chips, sandwiches and not to mention some chocolatey treats
for the adults after a busy day, enjoy a well-deserved beer or wine in the sun at
the Sky Shack overlooking Sky-Force.
more hot food at Ferdi’s Burger Bar, you won’t miss the tantalising smells as
you walk past
out the Flambards gift shop filled with pocket money sized presents and toys.
Spot our famous Ferdi the Fox cuddly toys
this isn’t enough for you, head to the vintage style shop for more Flambards
treats to take home with you
up some humbugs in our old fashioned sweet shop! Along with pear drops, cola
cubes and classic bon bons
has a jam packed kids entertainment programme running throughout the summer
here’s what we have lined up for you
miss the marvellous magician Billy Wizz. Everybody's favourite magician,
ventriloquist and balloon modelling…Every Tuesday 1pm and 3pm throughout August
Friday in August, Ferdi the Fox will be heading over to Funland for a special
meet and greet at 1pm and will jump on the rides with you!
out for some curious creatures in the Flambards Creepy Crawly Show! Get up
close and personal with a tarantula, python or a turkey vulture at 1pm and 3pm
every Thursday throughout August
- On the
6th August enjoy a spectacular performance of magic and illusion
from Matricks Magic.
can meet Ferdi the Fox and jump on the rides with him throughout various dates
in August. What will you try first? Teacups, the Pirate Ship or the Cornwall
Eye? See our events page for dates.
Ferdi the Fox as he takes to the stage for an afternoon of dancing and
competitions! Don’t forget your cameras for the perfect Ferdi selfie. Onstage various
dates in August at 1pm. See our events page for dates.
miss our entertainments manager Dean Woods and our Mascot Ferdi the Fox as they
walk around the park. They will be handing out Ferdi stickers too!
out for Ferdi the Fox walking around the park...he might just hop on a ride
with you. Don't forget to take your selfie
that’s not all of it…we still have so much more to offer - come and meet some dinosaurs!
miss the Stegosaurus, a 5 metre tall Brachiosaurus, awesome T-Rex and giant
Triceratops as you track down dinosaurs in the Jurassic Journey.
fossils will you find in the Dino Dig sand pit? Spot this in the Jurassic
aboard the Dinosaur Express and spot some prehistoric creatures!
to give driving a go yourself? Our fleet of Go Karts is awaiting you at the
other end of the park. We have adult only carts or a family cart for 2 x people
(additional fees apply)
prizes in our indoor arcade
back into the Exploratorium and give the laser game or disorientation tunnel a
the Dino-Nursery & Hatchery to see the latest arrivals including a baby
- Take a
selfie in the Magic Mirrors
your season pass as you exit so that you can enjoy Flambards and its
entertainment all year long
you family photos with us on social using #Flambards and we’ll share our favourites
into the Facebook Summer Visitor Album
day of the Week – can’t fit it all in – don’t forget with a full price ticket
you can collect a stamp to get 7 days for the price of 1 – and enjoy everything
all over again!