Village Theme Park in Helston has set out to offer something for
all members of the family.
attracts thousands of visitors each year and provides employment
for many locals with around 220 people working there.
started life in 1976 as the dream of Douglas Kingsford Hale. After
he retired from the Royal Navy he decided to set up an aviation
a tropical spider is one of the many things you can do!
10th June 1976 the 'Cornwall Aircraft Park' opened. At its heart
was the main Exhibition Hall, full of aviation memorabilia, engines
and air frames.
1979 'Flambards Victorian Village' was opened as a small exhibition
of three period rooms. These proved popular and over the years the
village has grown to nearly 60 shops, homes and traders.
horse and carriage travel down the cobbled streets
you enter the village it really is like stepping back in time, the
cobbled street has dim lighting and paints an authentic picture.
You can almost taste the food in the shops and smell the beer in
1984 the clocks were turned back 40 years for the next attraction
to open at Flambards. Dame Vera Lynn, 'the forces sweetheart' opened
Britain In The Blitz.
in the Blitz re-creates a street during World War II
life size street features bomb damaged houses and shops. Special
effects and original recordings authentically recreate the atmosphere
of those perilous times.
exhibition brings back memories for those who lived through the
Blitz. It helps youngsters appreciate how hard life would have been
for people, living in fear of bombs and trying to get by on strict
evacuees await a journey to their new homes
has many activities outside which have been added over the years.
The Hornet opened in the Spring of 1995. It takes parents and children
around 412 metres of twists and turns.
summer the Laser Show to celebrate the Millennium was replaced by
the popular Creepy Crawly Widlife Show. Mark's Ark provides visitors
with an opportunity to hold tropical spiders, iguanas, snakes and
holds Burmese Python Ellie during the wildlife show
and Kerry provide the animals in a lively show telling all you need
to know about these spectacular creatures.
are lots of other attractions within Flambards, many are undercover.