Story Time With Santa, Winter Zoo & All-New Christmas Market

Story Time With Santa

Whilst the theme park will be closed from 31st October 2016 to 31st March 2017 inclusive, our amazing animal collection will be open to visitors at weekends and during the majority school holidays. We will also be bringing you some great new ideas during the Festive Season, including ‘Story Time With Santa’ and our irresistible all-new Christmas Market.

At Flamingo Land we are aiming to make your Festive Season even bigger, better and brighter than ever before. So, for fourteen days during November and December, Santa and his elves will be turning The Coach House into their very own spectacular Grotto. At 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm, all the good boys and girls will have the chance to enjoy a story telling session with Santa with a seasonal twist.
Santa and his elves will then be delighted to meet each and every child, providing the opportunity for a photograph with Santa besides his big chair. They’ll also receive an age and gender appropriate gift to take home for Christmas Day.
Lasting around forty minutes in total, Story Time With Santa is available for just £10 per child, in addition to general admission. Spaces are limited to a maximum of 40 children per session, so please book your preferred date and time online today.
Parents or guardians will have free access to the back of the Coach House Grotto throughout their chosen Story Time With Santa session, where refreshments will be available to purchase from the bar. Please note, accompanying adults are limited to two per family due to space restrictions.

All-New Christmas Market

There’s our all-new Christmas Market outside Santa’s Grotto too. Based around a central marquee, accompanied by a tinsel-topped tree, here you will find a wide range of stalls packed with great gift ideas, perfect presents and simply bursting with truly tempting treats! What’s more, you’ll also be able to enjoy a great selection of traditional festive food and drink.
Admission to our Christmas Market is included as part of general admission, making even more of your day at Flamingo Land this winter.

Story Time With Santa and Winter Admission Prices

Ticket TypePrice

Adults & Children Aged 4+ – General admission to the Zoo & Christmas Market, plus rides and attractions for younger children £10.00
Children Aged 3 Years & Under – General admission Proof of age may be required* FREE
Senior Citizens – General Admission £7.50
Disabled Guests & Carers – General Admission (Per Person) Proof required – Please refer to our terms of admission £7.50
Story Time With Santa per child (Including Gift) – Access to The Coach House is free for accompanying parents and guardians £10
Tickets for Story Time With Santa can only be purchased in association with General Admission.
Flamingo Land 2016 Season Passes are valid until 31st December 2016 for General Admission, but exclude Story Time With Santa.
Season Pass holders therefore need to call 0800 40 888 40 to book their Story Time with Santa session, rather than online.
*If you’re unable to provide proof of age, we ask that you pay the appropriate admission charge on entry. We’ll then be pleased to give you a refund if you’re subsequently able to supply this information. .


Award Winning Animal Collection

Flamingo Land Zoo will be open* from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm across these selected dates, allowing you to enjoy over 140 species of reptiles, mammals, fish, amphibians and birds. This extends to Children’s Planet, Reptile River, Muddy Duck Farm, Treetop Walkway and our aquarium. You’ll also have access to our wallaby and lemur walkthrough enclosures, providing truly unrestricted views and the opportunity for up-close encounters.

More Entertainment for Younger Guests

A selection of rides for younger children will be available, including the Muddy Duck Tractors, Jungle Carousel, Helitoys, Mischief Mansion and Wacky Races. We’re sure this will provide another great way to keep them entertained.

Look, Listen & Learn

Animal lovers of all ages will be able to enjoy Keeper Talks, a Sea Lion Show and a Meet a Creature session each day, all included as part of general admission. Simply wait by the meeting point sign located at each of the relevant enclosures, or make your way to our Education Centre at the times specified on the park guide.

Animal Experiences

At Flamingo Land we’re always looking for new ways to help you get even more out of your day. With our Animal Encounters, you can enjoy a 20-30 minute session that will provide first-hand experience of giraffes, lemurs, meerkats or sea lions from just £20. To book, simply visit our website in advance, call 0800 40 888 40 or visit the Zoo Shop upon arrival (subject to availability, minimum age of 8. 8-12’s to be accompanied by an adult. Pre-booking required).

Eat, Drink, Shop & Be Merry

There will always be a delicious choice of hot and cold food available throughout your visit. So, for brunch, a light-bite, traditional Christmas lunch, desserts or a festive Afternoon Tea, The Mansion House & Tea Rooms will be opening its doors. Traditional Christmas Lunch will be served between 11.30 am and 2.30 pm, priced at £12.95 for adults and £5.95 for children under twelve years of age. Festive Afternoon Teas will be served at 3.30 pm, including a selection of home-made sandwiches, scones, Yorkshire cream and preserves, a selection of miniature cakes and patisseries and of course Yorkshire Tea. Festive Afternoon Tea for Two is £17.95, or £9 per person. And those feeling particularly festive can add a glass of Prosecco.
As there is limited capacity for lunch and afternoon tea at the Mansion House & Tea Rooms, pre-booking via our website is recommended.
Muddy Duck Café will be providing a mouth-watering range of freshly filled baguettes, sandwiches, sweet and savoury pastries, muffins and cakes, complemented by Costa coffee, speciality teas, rich hot chocolate, mulled wine and chilled juices. For those visitors who enjoy a little retail therapy, there will be plenty of opportunity for you to indulge, in addition to our all-new Christmas Market. Our Zoo Shop will be packed with a great range of Christmas stocking fillers and mementos of your day.
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