Overview & description

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

Whilst the theme park area is now closed between 31st October 2016 and 31st March 2017 inclusive, our amazing animal collection will be open DAILY from 26th November onwards (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day).

There is then additional Winter entertainment planned for weekends and during the main school holidays - as well as the zoo, there will be 5 rides for small children and animal shows included, for a small additional cost.

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 on selected dates.

Story Time With Santa

At Flamingo Land we are aiming to make your Festive Season even bigger, better and brighter than ever before. So, for fourteen selected days during November and December (those marked in red above), 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 ten-minute seasonal story telling session with Santa. The entire experience will last around forty minutes. After story time, Santa and his elves will meet each child, providing the opportunity for a photograph with Santa besides his big chair. Every child will also receive an age and gender appropriate gift to take home for Christmas Day.

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 access to the back of the Coach House Grotto at no additional cost 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

On selected dates in November and December (those marked in red above), 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.

Weekdays - Award Winning Animal Collection

Flamingo Land Zoo will be open from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm, 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 lemur walkthrough enclosure, providing truly unrestricted views and the opportunity for up-close encounters.

Animal lovers of all ages will be able to enjoy Keeper Talks 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 time specified on the park guide.

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. Our Zoo Shop will be packed with a great range of Christmas stocking fillers and mementos of your day.

Weekend/School Holidays Additional Entertainment

In addition to the above Weekday entertainment, 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.

A Sea Lion Show and Bird Show will also be available on these additional dates.

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.

Animal Experiences - Daily

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, penguins 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).


The Coach House Country Pub is open daily between 4.30pm and 11pm (food served until 9pm).  All Coach House meals are prepared from fresh, local produce wherever possible, creating a delicious choice of dishes for you to enjoy.

The Coach House welcomes children and families.  It features cosy, dedicated restaurant seating, surrounded by amazing photography from the adjacent animal collection.  The pool table is available every evening (Monday to Thursday for free).

There is a large TV screen that can show Live Sky Sports Events. The Coach House is open independently of Flamingo Land's Winter Zoo in the evenings, so general admission is not required then.

Customers can park at the top of the car park, and access it via a footpath by The Coach House sign. There is an extensive beer garden, plus an outdoor children's play area for when there is sufficient daylight. Traditional Pub Classics food menu is available 7 days a week (though closed on 25th/26th December 2016).

Authentic Italian pizzas and pastas from our Fabrizio's Menu are being served between Wednesdays and Sundays - Eat in or Take Away.

Our fantastic 'HAPPY HOUR' offer is between 4.30pm and 6.30pm on Wednesdays to Sundays where:

Pizzas are £5.95 and Pastas are £6.95.

There is a 20% Annual Pass Holder Discount that applies to eat-in food outside 'HAPPY HOUR' times.

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Type Price
Adults, Children Aged 4+, Seniors, Disabled and Carers Mondays to Fridays (Excluding 19/12 - 24/12, 27/12 - 30/12, 13/2 - 17/2 & 20/2 - 24/2) £7.00
Adults & Children Aged 4+ - General admission on weekends and school holidays to the Zoo & Christmas Market, plus 5 small rides and animal shows £10.00
Senior Citizens - General Admission on weekends and school holidays to the Zoo & Christmas Market, plus 5 small rides and animal shows £7.00
Children Aged 3 Years & Under - General admission all dates FREE
Story Time With Santa per child (Including Gift) - Access to The Coach House is free for accompanying parents and guardians £10.00
Disabled Guests & Carers - General Admission on weekends and school holidays to the Zoo &Christmas Market, plus 5 small rides and animal shows (Per Person) £7.50