FLAMBARDS THEME PARK
Flambards Theme Park, Helston, Cornwall is the perfect destination for an unforgettable family day out with its fun mix of rides, indoor attractions and entertainment.
From thrill seekers to those who prefer a gentler pace, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at Flambards.
Take a spin on the Hornet Rollercoaster, check out the amazing views from the top of SkyRaker – the drop, twisting ride, brave the Thunderbolt or journey into the dark on Space Race and prepare to get wet on the Colorado River log flume!
Traditional fun is guaranteed on the Carousel and Teacup rides as well as the Cornwall Eye and Balloon Race.
There’s loads of undercover soft play for little ones, plus outdoor adventure play, a hands on science zone with laser maze, disorientation tunnel and more to fascinate and plenty of cool stuff for kids in Ferdi’s Funland.
Spot life-sized dinosaurs on the Jurassic Journey. Don’t miss the stegosaurus, a five metre tall brachiosaurus, awesome tyrannosaurus rex and giant triceratops as you track down dinosaurs.
Visit the Dino-Nursey & Hatchery to see the latest arrivals and join the Dino-Dig to unearth fossilised remains in a special prehistoric boneyard.
Plus take a walk through history in Flambards’ award-winning undercover exhibitions. The ‘Victorian Village’ has over 50 authentically recreated shops and scenes of everyday life, while the ‘Britain in the Blitz’ exhibition presents a life-size recreation of a street during WWII.
FOR WHITE KNUCKLE THRILLS CHECK OUT OUR NEW RIDE – THE SPECTACULAR SKY-FORCE!
Sky-Force is the first genuine white knuckle ride to be unveiled in the South West and is now open in Helston for the summer visitors to enjoy.
Suspended on a set of four giant 18-metre metal legs, the Frisbee-shaped ride exerts the equivalent of up to 3G in force on passengers while swinging them in a pendulum motion and simultaneously spinning through 360 degrees!
Weighing in at more than 56 tonnes, the ride was transported to the park using five articulated trailers; one of which had to have a special extension in order to carry the 18-metre legs.
It has been a big project to install taking 6 months of a dedicated team and local contractors all working hard to get it finished for the summer holidays.
The ride has undergone a programme of rigorous testing and has been signed off by an independent specialist ride inspection company on Monday morning.
The ride swings from side to side in a pendulum motion gradually increasing in speed. At the same time the gondola which sits forty people starts rotating. Once the swing reaches its full height about 20 metres into the air, with the arm at approximately 90 degrees to the ground the people at the top of the Gondola are nearer to the 2 o’clock and 10 o’clock position, staring straight down.
The ride lasts 3.5 minutes which may not seem long but be assured it is plenty long enough when you are on the ride.
Flambards General Manager, Richard Smith said, “This has been a tremendous team effort and I would like to thank the local companies who have put in so much time and effort to help get this amazing ride ready for the summer.
I have ridden Sky-Force several times and it thrills over and over again. It’s the only real white knuckle ride of this type in the South West and pulling 3G makes it an awesome experience time and time again”.
Visit www.flambards.co.uk for more information
Join us this summer for an evening of entertainment followed by our Firework Spectaculars this August on the following dates:
Monday: 14th -21st – 28th 2017
Wednesday: 9th – 16th – 23th – 30th 2017
Don’t miss our Firework Spectacular during October Half Term on Wednesday 25th October 2017.
Cornwall’s best day of the week – whatever the weather.
Check the website for opening times.
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