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Minster FM's Summer of Selfies is coming to an event near you this summer!

Once again we've joined forces with Flamingo Land Resort Yorkshire and we’ll be hitting the road throughout the summer heading all across North Yorkshire in our all new Mazda CX-5 from Turnbulls Mazda Layerthorpe, York.

We’ll be collecting 5,000 selfies of you so make sure you follow @minsterfm on Twitter or like us on Facebook. Each Friday morning between 7th July and  25th August we post one lucky selfie, if you spot yourself you have until 6pm to call to claim a free family pass to Flamingo Land.

Follow us now, if it’s your selfie we pick! The number to call is 01904 481234.

Take a look below or look at our gallery to see the recent pictures we've taken on our Summer of Selfies Tour!

Summer Of Selfies Vehicle

Turnbulls Mazda

Games and Competitions on the Summer of Selfies

Name The Baby Animal gives you the chance to win an amazing Zookeeper Day at Flamingo Land. You can play at any of our events.

To win a break at Flamingo Land, take part in our new game, Peter Rabbit Adventure Summer Stack attack.

To win a break at Flamingo Land, take part in our new game, Peter Rabbit Adventure Summer Stack Attack. We challenge the public to play stack attack against the clock. The prize for the winner of the Stack Attack (who has the fastest time) wins the short family holiday at flamingo land. You can take part and fill in an entry form at any of our summer events.

Play our new giant Flamingo 1 boardgame. This totally interactive board game involves the whole family. If you complete the board game you will win a Minster FM goody bag.
Name The Baby Animal gives you the chance to win an amazing Zookeeper Day at Flamingo Land. You can play at any of our Summer of Selfies Tour events.

Giraffe at Flamingo Land

Scimitar Horned Oryx

Here's where we'll be...


 Saturday 1st July  8.30am - 1.00pm

 Thirsk Market

Sunday 2nd July 8.00am - 4.30pm

Malton Show

Friday 7th July 3.00pm - 5.00pm

Scacroft Road School Fair

Friday 7th July 6.00pm - 8.00pm

Tadcaster East School Fair

Saturday 8th July 12.00pm - 5.00pm

Copmanthorpe Carnival

Sunday 9th July 9.00am - 2.30pm

Race for Life

Sunday 9th July 3.00pm - 6.30pm

Bishy Road Fair Summer Fair & Dog Show

Tuesday 11th July 10.00am - 2.00pm

Great Yorkshire Show

Wednesday 12th July 10.00am - 2.00pm

Great Yorkshire Show

Thursday 13th July 10.00am - 2.00pm

Great Yorkshire Show

Saturday 15th July  8.00am - 12.00pm

Bishop Wilton Show

Saturday 15th July 1.00pm - 4.00pm

York Maze Opening Day

Sunday 16th July 8.00am - 4.00pm

Weightons Wacky Races

Monday 17th July 10.00am - 2.00pm

York Maze

Friday 21st July 2.30pm - 4.30pm

Barwick Parade Primary School Summer Fair

Saturday 22nd July 9.00am - 8.00pm

North Yorkshire Moors Railway 60's Festival

Sunday 23rd July 9.00am - 4.00pm

North Yorkshire Moors Railway 60's Festival

Monday 24th July 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Carr Infant School Offical Opening

Tuesday 25th July 8.30am - 4.30pm

Ryedale Show

Wednesday 26th July 10.00am - 2.00pm

Borrowby Show

Friday 28th July 4.00pm - 7.00pm

Atlas Festival - Scampston Park

Saturday 29th July 11.00am - 2.00pm

Saltersgate Farmers Hunt

Sunday 30th July 11.00am - 2.00pm

York City FC Family Day

Sunday 30th July 4.00pm - 7.00pm

Energi Trampoline Park Schools Out Party

Tuesday 1st August 11.00am - 3.00pm

York Maze - Yorkshire Day

Wednesday 2nd August

11.30am - 3pm

Burnby Hall & Gardens Pirates Event
Thursday 3rd August 11.00am - 3.00pm

Easingwold Maize

Friday 4th August 2pm - 3pm

Thirsk Races

Saturday 5th August 10.00am - 12.00pm

Osmotherly Show

Saturday 5th August 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Door 84 Play Day York

Sunday 6th August 7.00am - 12.00pm

York 10K - Knavesmire

Sunday 6th August 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Tockwith & District Show

Wednesday 9th August 10.00am - 2.00pm

Thornton Le Dale Show

Thursday 10th August 10.00am - 2.00pm

Flamingo Land

Saturday 12th August 11.00am - 1.00pm

York Army Museum Military Memorabilia Roadshow

Saturday 12th August 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Woodthorpe Family Fun Day

Saturday 12th August 3.00pm - 7.00pm

Kelfield Village Fete

Sunday 13th August 10.00am - 5.00pm

York Unleashed Comic-con - York Knavesmire

Monday 14th August 12.00pm - 2.30pm

Ripon Races Alice in Wonderland Family Day

Tuesday 15th August 11.00am - 3.00pm

York Museum of Farming

Wednesday 16th August 11.30 - 3.00pm

Burnby Hall & Gardens - The Great Fairy & Pixie Gathering

Friday 18th August 2.00pm - 6.00pm

Trib Fest - Sledmere House

Saturday 19th August 11.00am - 3.00pm

York Maze Fancy Dress Day

Wednesday 23rd August 11.30am - 3.00pm

York Races

Thursday 24th August 11.00am - 3.00pm

Easingwold Maize

Saturday 26th August 10.00am - 1.00pm

Sherburn in Elmet Craft & Food Festival

Saturday 26th August 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Acomb Green Summer Fair

Monday 28th August 9.00am - 6.00pm

Micklegate Run Soap Box Challenge

Wednesday 30th August 11.30am - 3.00pm

Burnby Hall & Gardens Teddy Bears Picnic

Saturday 2nd September 11.00am - 4.00pm

Dunnington Fayre

Sunday 3rd September

11.00am - 3.00pm

York Festival of Cycling Rowntree Park

About Flamingo Land Resort, Yorkshire

Set in 375 acres of beautiful countryside, the UK’s only combined Theme Park, Zoo and Holiday Resort creates a fun packed world for the whole family!

Flamingo Land Resort is situated between York and the East coast, and this combined theme park, zoo and holiday resort is an ideal destination for a fun-packed family holiday.  All areas of the park are open daily between 1st April and 29th October 2017 (with Winter Zoo only open during November to March).

Flamingo 1

Towards the end of August, you will be able to experience the thrills of self-drive kart racing over a 300-metre circuit. Featuring a figure-of-eight format, you and your fellow competitors can enjoy side-by-side racing over three individual lanes on ‘Flamingo 1’. Although the majority of the circuit is outdoors, it also passes through Flamingo Land's new Hub building.  Spectators can also watch the action from a dedicated elevated viewing area.

The Hub can be accessed via our monorail, which links directly to the animal collection.  Later this summer, this will be exchanged for an amazing new electric monorail where the carriages will benefit from air-conditioning and video screens.

Flamingo F1


Peter Rabbit Adventure

Hit Cbeebies animated series Peter Rabbit has arrived at Flamingo Land with an all-new Peter Rabbit Adventure playground from mid July.

Can you help Peter Rabbit find Pig Robinson’s missing Brussels sprouts? Then join Peter, Lily and Benjamin in their Secret Treehouse before testing your skill on Benjamin Bunny’s Treetop Trail.

Or how about a musical adventure? Then hop along to Jeremy Fisher’s musical pond to explore giant instruments and learn about sounds from the giant lily pads.

If you love to draw and paint, then head on over to Pig Robinson’s Farm for an art masterclass and test your creative flair.

Mr Tod’s Lair is waiting for more adventurous children. Can you find the secret passages and spy on your friends or make it to the top of the chimney for a very special view?

And what’s more, we are sure that fans of all ages will love exploring Lily Bobtail’s Nature Discovery, where you can crawl through tunnels, learn about your favourite characters and find plenty of creepy crawly creatures in Bug Log.

Find out more about Flamingo Land's Peter Rabbit Adventure here.

Peter Rabbit Adventure

New for 2017 – already open

The two-storey Hub entertainment complex opened at Easter and features the Upper Deck fish & chip restaurant with adjacent HMS Bouncy soft play area and takeaway counter. This leads onto an outdoor balcony where you can enjoy your refreshments whilst admiring the view of roller coasters and the Splosh water area.

The Fuel Stop cafe and Cool Fuel ices are located on the ground floor, along with an indoor seating area.  You can create your own best friend at Teddy Mountain, where after selecting your chosen bear, you can add stuffing to it yourself, add a scent and sound and select its outfit.

The Selous Black Rhino Reserve has recently welcomed Baringo II, a new male who is part of an international breeding programme.  He has joined the 3 females already housed there.  We have also now welcomed 2 new male white rhinos in May, both aged 2, replacing the 2 mature males that have recently moved to other animal collections.

Our new rainbow lorikeet walk-in aviary has also now opened, where you can buy a pot of nectar to feed these brightly coloured birds.

Also, keep an eye out for this Season’s babies.  Visit Sophie, our female Rothschild giraffe calf born in January, and her younger brother born in early May.  You can also see the zebra foal that was born in April out in the paddock with her parents.

Party in the Park Concert Dates

Flamingo Land host a monthly Party in the Park concert from 6pm in main season, with celebrity chart-topping acts.  The remaining dates for 2017 are:

Saturday 1st July –  headlined by Union J and Stooshe

Saturday 29th July – headlined by Scouting for Girls

Saturday 19th August – Matt Terry

Saturday 2nd September - Heather Small the voice of M People

Party in the Park is part of general admission to the park for that day for both day and staying guests, including those staying in the campsite.  Alternatively, it is £10 for post 5pm admission for an hour of theme park and zoo then the concert - book on the Flamingo Land website.

Thrilling Theme Park

If you are looking for white knuckle thrills, there is a sensational collection of 8 extreme rides, including the latest roller coaster Hero that puts visitors in a superhero flying position before swooping them around a track.  There is also the Guinness World Record Breaking Mumbo Jumbo, with the steepest drop (2009).

In addition there is a great choice of junior and family rides. All the attractions in Dino-Stone Park have a dinosaur theme.  Soar 45 metres into the air on the Pterodactyl swing, spin on the family coaster Twistosaurus and pedal on Cyclosaur.  See animatronic dinosaurs, life-size Dino skeletons and search for dinosaur bones in the Dino Dig sand.

Award Winning Zoo

Flamingo Land is one of the UK’s most visited Zoos (Source: Visit England). With over 140 species of reptiles, mammals and birds, you can enjoy an amazing view of the animal kingdom.  A variety of animal feeding times with Keeper Talks and a sea lion show are included within your admission. For unrestricted views, meander through the lemur, wallaby and rainbow lorikeet walkways.

Short Breaks and a Campsite

Flamingo Land is an ideal base for a short break or longer holiday, located at the edge of the North York Moors National Park.  The Flamingo Land Holiday Village is situated right next to the theme park, and offers luxury accommodation from holiday homes to premium lodges.  And for guests who want to be at the heart of the action, 4 newly refurbished self-catering cottages are now available.  Featuring 2 and 3 bedroom options with hot tubs, you will find these Riverside Cottages conveniently located alongside Riverside One.  There is also the premium venue, The Gate House, available for hire, which is within the local village Kirby Misperton.

Alternatively, you can bring your own touring caravan, motorhome or tent, or buy your own holiday home. Staying guests have exclusive use of the swimming pool with flume slides and water jets, plus newly refurbished leisure facilities including a new gym, sauna, jacuzzi, steam room and cafe.  There is also a 9 hole golf course. The Club is a premium entertainment venue for Holiday Village guests.

The Mansion House

The Mansion House & Tea Rooms was renovated a couple of years ago and allows guests to step back in time and enjoy traditional English refreshments, lovingly served in elegant surroundings. Evening dining is also available on selected dates for non-residents and resort guests and is also available to hire for parties and corporate events.

Flamingo Land have recently been granted a licence for civil wedding ceremonies in the Mansion House, which is also situated adjacent to the local village church. A wedding could also incorporate animal interaction, such as a lemur experience or being married on the wooden decking located within the zoo.   Christenings and private parties are also welcome.

Prize Details

Zookeeper For the Day Prize: For naming each of the Baby Animals there will be one child place for a Zookeeper for the day experience at Flamingo Land Yorkshire. Please note there is no charge for an accompanying adult. All children who take part in a Zookeeper for the Day place under the age of 12 years MUST be accompanied by an adult. Children aged 12 to 16 MAY be accompanied by one adult at the discretion of their parent/guardian. Winners aged 17 and over are not accompanied by an adult. There are no cash alternatives no refunds or exchanges available. An application form MUST be filled and signed in by the prize winner before the prize is taken, all terms of the prize are stated on the application form and must be adhered to.

Short Break for one family at Flamingo Land: This consists of a 3 day stay in one of the 'Gold' holiday homes (subject to availability) this prize MUST be booked by calling Helen Leach on 01653 668287 quoting you are a Minster FM winner. This prize is only available to book between the months of September and October 2017. Thereafter this prize will expire. This prize is not for re-sale, is non-transferable and non-refundable and will not be exchanged for cash.

Family Pass for one day at Flamingo Land: This consists of a Family Ticket entry from 10am for up to 2 adults and up to 2 children or 1 adult up to 3 children on one day. Standard park entry terms and conditions apply.