Flamingo Land is the creation of Edwin Pentland, an entrepreneur who sold his cinema chain to build what is now a huge amusement park in North Yorkshire. It ws originally a zoo, and flamingos were the first animals Edwin bought, hence the name. Stay in one of our hotels near Flamingo Land and see how the zoo has evolved. Enjoy the Lost River Ride, a boat safari which meanders along the river, giving you the views of African game. Or if you prefer your rides a bit more white-knuckle, try Pterodactyl inspired by the pre-historic predator.
Book hotels near Flamingo Land
Book a hotel near Flamingo Land and get there early so you can spend the whole day learning about animal conservation or getting your fill of adrenaline-inducing rides. After a long day, our Scarborough St Nicholas Hotel is a calm 21.5 ride away. Want something really special? Take a walk on the wild side with close-up views of all of the big animals. Feeling inspired by wonders from a different land? Why not round up your day at the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum? One of the world’s greatest explorers, Cook was one of the first Europeans to trek through the wilds of Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii. Fortunately, it’s a much easier journey back to our Middlesbrough Hotel located just 3.8 miles from the museum.
Things to do near Flamingo Land
No getaway is complete without a trip to the seaside. The North Yorkshire coast is not far from Flamingo Land, and it’s well worth the journey. Pack your bucket and spade for a day at Scarborough Beach. Walk along the beach at sunset and then head to the the town centre for multiple options from fun to fascinating. Our Scarborough St Nicholas Hotel is just a half-mile stroll from the pier. If you fancy a day in a city, there are few more beautiful than York. Wander the cobbled streets and visit the York Minster. From the cathedral, our York Central Hotel is a 10-minute walk.