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
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.
Days Out with Animals Lightwater Valley
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.
Days Out with Rides Diggerland
There’s something about diggers that little kids love, making Diggerland pretty much the perfect destination for vehicle-mad children