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Flambards Theme Park

Date: 25th April 2016
Author: Sarah Twist
Publisher: Darwin Escapes
Park: Mullion Cove Coastal Retreat
Local Area

Flambards Theme Park in Helston, Cornwall is a fantastic family fun day out come rain or shine

Only a few minutes drive from our own Mullion Cove Coastal Retreat the fabulous Flambards Theme Park has much to offer, ranging from daredevil outdoor activities to award winning indoor attractions.

First opened in June 1976 as the ‘Cornwall Aircraft Park’ by retired Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy, Douglas Kingsford Hale, the park received 76,000 visitors in its first season! Work was carried out to a high standard and the park was added to with amusements and exhibitions. Today Flambards is owned by Livingstone Leisure Ltd, who constantly invest and improve the attraction, which continues to offer something for people of all ages!

In The Sunshine…

The rides and attractions at Flambards include the daring sky swinger, fantastic hornet rollercoaster, the classic log flume, as well as the dizzying speeds in darkness of the space race ride! Jump in the go karts, the rocking tug boats or the traditional pirate ship for fun family thrills, meet the past in the Jurassic journey attraction and visit Ferdi the fox too!

Are you brave enough to try Cornwall’s biggest drop slide, the Demon Drop? If you are looking for thrills, without the scare, enjoy the outdoor adventure play area as well as the fun Ferdi’s funland!

And in the Rain…

The indoor attractions are a trip back in time, with the popular Britain in the Blitz exhibition you can see the sights and sounds of one of the worst times during the 1940s with London at War. There is also a fascinating war gallery, plenty of shops and scenes to marvel at, as well as being able to read Flambards collection of original evacuee letters, you will feel like you are transported back in time. Also the ever popular Victorian Village attraction has up to 50 Victorian scenes, including the cobbled streets with horse drawn carriages, a wood-block floored school room, a fabulous Victorian Home, fire station and Pheasant Pub!

Explore William White’s apothecary lost chemist time capsule, which was locked away in 1909 after White passed away. The apothecary was left to his son Edward, who had no interest in it, so locked it up so it was forgotten about and left untouched for over 100 years! Flambards reassembled the shop exactly as it was found (apart from the dangerous poisons that were confiscated by the Home Office of course!), everything was numbered and photographed so it has been put exactly as it was. Marvel at the walls, lined with a century old medicines bottles, pill dispensers and apothecary jars, among the many weird and wonderful things!

The next time you visit Mullion Cove Coastal Retreat venture out Flambards Theme Park and spoil your family, travel back in time, be a daredevil on the rides and have fun family day out!

Happy Adventuring Daredevils!

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Photo Credits: Lewis Clarke, Tracey Clarke

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