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Drayton Manor Park, Tamworth
(3.8/5 based on 4,400+ reviews on the web)
No ordinary theme park, Drayton Manor Park includes a resort area and a zoo with over 100 species from around the world. Covering over 110 hectares (280 acres), the park offers its two million annual visitors a variety of activities suitable for the whole family. Stop by to enjoy a ride on the Shockwave, Europe’s only stand-up roller coaster, or get your daily dose of adrenaline on the Apocalypse, a five-sided drop tower. Arguably the park’s most notable feature is Thomas Land, dedicated to the popular Thomas & Friends television show. This special section features children’s rides, live shows, Thomas & Friends exhibits, and indoor and outdoor play areas. Check online for discounts and special events. The park is open from mid-March through early November. Put Drayton Manor Park on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Tamworth trip itinerary planner.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • A great day out for the family, search for on line deals to make it even better value. The queues for rides were not bad at all, we waited 10 minutes maximum this was during half term. Quite a compact...  more »
  • Plenty of choice, Thomas land is brilliant for the kids can get very busy as well Zoo isn't as good as it used to be not as many animals any more Plenty of food choices and plenty of parking 
  • We had a family day out with our seven year old son on Sunday 30th October. We went particularly because of the fireworks extravaganza that was being held each night from 29 - 31st October. We certain...  more »
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  • Well maintained theme park, aimed at the younger generation. Not to say there isn't fun to be had by the whole family. There are a handful of rides for thrill seekers and they are decent enough. The zoo is surprisingly good considering it's not the main attraction here and small children will love it. The hotel is pricey but worth it for the rooms you get. Stayed here for a birthday celebration and was given early access to the park.
  • Fantastic theme park with varied and great zoo. Thomas land is great for toddlers and children. The whole place isn't too big so can walk from one end to another easily enough but there are plenty of rides with huge variety of thrills and scare factor. Great place for families as caters for every age and thrill level. Plenty of clean toilets too and places to get ice creams or drinks from. Fantastic day out and during summer it's open until 6.30 which is great.
  • We have been on two separate occasions. Both times we were lucky enough to watch the fireworks displays and they were spectacular. We had no problem parking on site and there were parking attendants to assist you find places if required. The park itself has everything that you need from gift shops to restaurants and the toilet facilities are clean and tidy. there are rides to keep the very young happy all day and even the young at heart, will find themselves pleasantly surprised. We loved it and will definitely go back.
  • Great theme park for young and younger including on site Thomas land. Ok, the queues can get silly on main days (hour+ wait for some rides) and the hot dogs are way over priced. You don't even get onions ffs! But still a very enjoyable day to be had if the weather is on your side. Didn't visit the Zoo.
  • A great day out. Not the biggest park in the country but has enough variety to last the day. Thomas Land is a great place for the kids with most of the rides aimed at 4+ years or 1.2m high (younger kids can go on some rides but not all with an adult). The zoo is not too big but has monkeys, a leopard and a lynx to see. There is also a 4D cinema with a Yogi Bear short film which was good fun. I went on a work event where the park was only used by our staff and there was still a bit of wiring for rides, I imagine on a busy day outside of term time the queues could be quite long.