Flambards is a place that I grew up visiting as a child in Cornwall, and I really love that I now get to enjoy it with my own children.
We went there in the school summer holidays for a day out just the four of us and it was a gorgeously sunny day. This made a nice change from the same time last year when we visited Flambards with family.
Then it was torrential rain pretty much the whole time, it was still fun, just a lot more soggy.
Now that the boys are ten and twelve, they are a great age to go to Flambards and other theme parks with. Mostly as they can go on rides on their own since they’re both getting so tall.
As much as Si and I love the rides, the rollercoaster 15 times in a row without a break can get a bit much. I made a bit of a Youtube video showing clips from our day at Flambards if you’d like to watch – I may just love you a little bit if you decide to subscribe as well.
We arrived at Flambards a little later than we usually do, as we went to watch the fireworks in the evening as well. Sadly the fireworks weren’t in my video, typically my phone battery died around half an hour before they started. We were there for around 6 hours without feeling at all bored.
This fact itself is pretty amazing with the boys these days – not that I am saying Tweens are hard to please or anything…
Flambards has rides for smaller children as well as bigger ones. I don’t think you can actually get too old to want to go there, there’s something for everyone. Myself and Si love the fireworks, the rollercoaster and the fact that it keeps the boys so busy. Si also likes the military history bits.
The boys love everything, including the 2p machines in the mini arcade, which actually have a decent amount of prizes in which were easy to win.
This time one of the areas had changed. Although Gus Honeybun was looking a little worse for wear when we last visited, I was a little sad he was gone. He was a part of my childhood…. please don’t google Gus Honeybun and make me feel old.
However he has been replaced with a new dinosaur area, which the boys loved. You can see this in the Youtube video. They had a lot of fun spying dinosaurs in the tunnels and playing archaeologists at the end.
If you want a fun day out down here in Cornwall, Flambards is definitely worth a visit. I haven’t even shown all that there is there in this post. Pop to the Flambards website for opening hours, prices and to see what else there is to enjoy there.
If you’re looking for more places to go in Cornwall, I have a post with over 100 places to go in Cornwall, one with things to do in Cornwall when it’s raining and another with places to go in Cornwall all year.
*By the way I am not working with Flambards and haven’t been asked to write this post or make the video, we just genuinely love it there*