The words ‘theme park’ might fill parents with dread, but kids love them, and the ones near York are actually really good. Flamingo Land has a fabulous zoo and Lightwater Valley has a great selection of birds. Here’s our pick of the best places with rides in and around York.
Days Out with Rides Flamingo Land Days Out with Animals
It’s not just rollercoasters at Flamingo Land – there’s a whole zoo-full of exotic animals too, making it a fun and varied day out.
Lightwater Valley Days Out with Rides
As well as over 40 rides and attractions, there are tree top nets, a falconry centre with daily flying shows and an 18 hole dinosaur-themed golf course.
There’s something about diggers that little kids love, making Diggerland pretty much the perfect destination for vehicle-mad children