Flamingo Land named Yorkshire’s Most Magnificent Attraction

For the second year running Flamingo Land Resort has walked away with a top tourism prize.

Friday, 18th September 2015, 1:16 am
ZOO BABIES --- Newborn animals and young animals on display this season at Flamingo Land, Kirkbymisperton. // Four week old Grant's Zebra. Friday 24th July 2015. HARRY ATKINSON

Members of the public are asked to vote in a competition to find Yorkshire’s Most Magnificent Attraction, and this year over 16,000 votes have been cast with Flamingo Land, near Malton, winning 60 per cent of the vote.

It is the second year running that the attraction has walked away with the accolade and this year it beat Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Doncaster, into second place.

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park, near Wakefield, came third in the poll and Hull’s The Deep was placed in fourth place.

BABY GIRAFFE --- New baby giraffe at Flamingo Land, Kirkby Misperton. The new yet unnamed arrival is almost two weeks old and is just starting to venture outside with other giraffes at the park. // The new giraffe with other giraffes in the park. Friday 3rd April 2015. HARRY ATKINSON

Sarah Mills, director of marketing at Flamingo Land Resort, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been awarded Yorkshire’s Most Magnificent attraction for the second year running.”

The Yorkshire’s Magnificent Attractions group was founded 17 years ago, and currently includes 19 attractions in Yorkshire.

The attractions work closely together on combined event and marketing activity, welcoming over 8 million visitors to Yorkshire each year.

Deb Hindley, Director of Yorkshire’s Magnificent Attractions, said: “We’re thrilled with the phenomenal response we’ve had from the public during voting.

“The top four venues, as voted for by the public during this process, are truly reflective of the range of high class attractions available to people living in or visiting Yorkshire.

“Many have made significant investments in developments to further improve their offering to visitors, and Yorkshire really can count itself lucky to have such a variety and volume of superb visitor attractions on its doorstep.”