Cornwall Days Out – Flambards in Helston

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.

 

Flambards Cornwall

 

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.

 

Rollercoaster at Flambards Cornwall

 

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.

 

Stevie x

 

*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*

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26 Comments

  1. 12 September 2016 / 11:06 pm

    This place looks so awesome!! It reminds me of Butlins that used to be in Pwllheli. Just such a fab day out. x

    • 13 September 2016 / 11:00 am

      It used to be one of my favourite places that my Dad took me to when I was small and I think the boys feel the same :)

      Stevie x

  2. 13 September 2016 / 8:29 am

    Aw I loved Gus! :( Dinosaurs sound cook though. I’ve not been for years

  3. 13 September 2016 / 4:06 pm

    That looks like so much fun – weather or no! I can’t wait until my nieces and nephew get old enough for proper amusement parks, toddlers are just no use when you’re dying to go on rides ;-))

  4. 13 September 2016 / 9:59 pm

    Oh this looks like a fab day out! Your video is fab too, I’ll be coming to you for some editing tips when I have to make one!
    Nat.x

  5. 16 September 2016 / 8:59 am

    6 hours without two boys getting bored, now that’s an achievement. Sounds like a great place. I love Cornwall, pity we didn’t live closer. #picknmix

  6. 16 September 2016 / 9:05 am

    I’ve never heard of Flambards, but it looks really fun. Loads for the kids to do. You are lucky having a theme park so close to you.

    Sally @ Life Loving
    #picknmix

    • 16 September 2016 / 9:11 am

      One of the definite bonuses to how popular Cornwall is with tourists, is how much there is to do here for a day out :)

      Stevie x

  7. 16 September 2016 / 9:22 am

    We visit St. Ives a few times a year, this looks like it would be worth visiting when we are down there!

    #PicknMix

    • 16 September 2016 / 9:24 am

      Oh it definitely is, Flambards is brilliant! We love Paradise Park down that way as well and Land’s End obviously :)

      Stevie x

  8. 16 September 2016 / 10:13 am

    It looks like a lovely place, shame about the weather but us Brits just get on with it don’t we :)

  9. Helen
    16 September 2016 / 11:30 am

    This place looks so much fun – we were planning on going down to Cornwall for a week or two in the summer but time ran away from us and we didn’t get around to it. Hopefully next year! :) #picknmix

    Helen x

    http://www.treasureeverymoment.co.uk/

  10. 16 September 2016 / 3:47 pm

    Looks fabulous, the fact that you were there for so long and didn’t get bored speaks volumes! We have family in the South West so must try to make it there at some point! #Picknmix

  11. 16 September 2016 / 7:42 pm

    I grew up visiting Flambards and had many wonderful days there with my older son but I had to stop taking the younger on a few years back but they are planning an upgrade to their disabled toilets to make them accessible ones with a hoist so we should be able to go next year! Flambards is fabulous. #PicknMix

  12. 16 September 2016 / 9:35 pm

    Looks like lots of fun! I’d really love to visit Cornwall again at some point x #picknmix

  13. 17 September 2016 / 12:08 am

    It still looks awesome despite the rain #picknmix

  14. 17 September 2016 / 1:56 pm

    I loved Flambards as a child too, would love to go back. I will have to check out the website as I can only remember bits and wonder if any of them are still there….

    Yes! The shops are still there! I loved them – super happy, will have to take my son now!

  15. 17 September 2016 / 2:33 pm

    Look like fun! My husband loves everything like that so maybe one day we will go there:)?

  16. 17 September 2016 / 5:31 pm

    Cornwall is wonderful and I bet it’s interesting seeing it during the peek tourist season to what it is the rest of the year. Thanks for sharing. #PicknMix

  17. 18 September 2016 / 8:49 pm

    goodness I remember going as a kid. we used to holiday near Helston a lot. one year though we had a nasty car crash on the road between helston and redruth. I was only 13 or so and it literally scarred me for life :( but yes, back to flambards – lots of happy memories there :) and 15 times on the rollercoaster IS a lot haha! #picknmix

  18. 21 September 2016 / 9:25 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever been there but it looks like a place the boys would love. My phone always dies when we are on a day out, bloggers curse! I have a portable charger and never remember to pack it! xx

  19. 25 April 2017 / 9:53 pm

    This looks brilliant and completely up our street! Will definitely have a nose at their website to check re height restrictions for Monkey as will add it to our maybe list. Thank you for sharing

    • 25 April 2017 / 10:18 pm

      My pleasure lovely and now that you’ve commented I’ve actually realised which Clare I was talking to on FB ha! I’m hopeless at knowing surnames :) Flambards has soft play and plenty of rides for smaller children.

      Stevie x

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