Time travel is what happens when you visit Flambards

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Step back in time to the 1800s and the reign of Queen Victoria as you visit the unique Victorian Village. With an atmosphere of bustling streets and alleyways, hidden nooks and crannies, the village is an incredible all round sensory experience complete with sights, smells and real cobble stone roads!


Visitors can now travel back in time and explore Victorian England this February Half Term as Flambards, Helston opens its undercover exhibitions from 19-21 February.

You can wander through the life-size village and discover over 50 scenes. Gaze through shop windows, step inside the local pub, visit the green grocers, ironmongers, butchers, shoemakers and even the apothecary – everything from a schoolroom and blacksmiths to the fire station is authentically recreated with thousands of genuine artefacts.

You can also discover the world of William White, a pharmacist who lived and worked in Somerset. When he died in 1909, the shop was boarded up by his son who wasn’t qualified to dispense drugs, the shop remained untouched for more than 80 years.

The walls are lined with medicine bottles, apothecary jars, quartz carboys, demijohns, pill dispensers and mortars and pestles. This whole shop was carefully installed to Flambards as it was – lock, stock and cobweb!

The Britain in the Blitz exhibition is a life-size re-creation of daily life during the Second World War. Hear the air raid sirens and literally feel the floor shake as another bomb hits its target. A visit will illustrate what life was like on the Home Front.

Peep in to a wartime kitchen, a classroom and an evocative railway platform scene showing children evacuating. There are a series of fascinating letters to home sent from children evacuated to Cornwall in order to escape the threat of bombs.

Visitors can enjoy some delicious food at Flambards Village Café. Try a Cornish Cream Tea or tuck into some tasty sandwiches. Finish your experience with a look into the Past-Times Gift shop, next to the indoor attractions which is full of memorabilia and themed vintage style giftware; incorporated into this is ‘Humbugs’, the Victorian style sweet shop, with jars upon jars of treats that will get your mouth watering.

What more can we say except, “Visit the award-winning and unique indoor attractions including The Victorian Village and Britain in the Blitz life-size re-creations, and enjoy some top rides including the newest ride ‘Sky-Force.” (PLEASE NOTE THAT RIDES ARE ONLY OPEN FROM EASTER AND NOT HALF TERM)


Visitors can book in advance online at flambards.co.uk and save 10% on their booking.

Flambards Victorian Village


Visitors to Flambards, can collect their “Victorian Village Whodunit trail” before entering. It is tremendous fun and visitors can complete it at their own leisure. The trail lasts approximately 1 hour depending on the how fast participants move between the displays.

Victorian Village Whodunit Trail


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Cornwall Aircraft Park (soon to become Aeropark) where Flambards is situated won a coveted British Tourist Authority ‘Come to Britain’ Award.

Flambards currently has a 4.1 out of 5 star  Google Review Rating from over 1500

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Tracy Burrows100 Posts

If there is one thing that I have learnt, it is the more I see, the more there is to see! My name is Tracy Burrows and I am the managing editor of Out There Global, a community driven travel magazine platform for cost effective, luxury, unusual and extraordinary but mostly immersive travel ideas around the globe. From Jan 2014 - Dec 2016 I managed the LatestSightings.com blog (a United Nations World Summit Award Winner: Culture & Tourism 2016 & National Geographic partner). I was also consulting editor at MOZambique Magazine, and contributor at Sawubona Magazine (South African Airways inflight magazine). Prior to my career I obtained a tourism marketing degree, and graduated from a 2 year 'Hospitality Management in Development Program' in California. Following this I acquired a journalism diploma and since it's been all about travel and writing! And my nourishment comes from all those who have impacted me: family; friends; and strangers alike. So thank you for inspiring me, and for joining our journey!

1 Comment

  • Katherine Reply

    January 15, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    This looks fun! Definitely on my radar

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