Drayton Manor Park, Tamworth

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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. Plan your visit to Drayton Manor Park and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Tamworth travel route planner.
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  • Arrived at the park for opening at half ten and proceeded to stand in a queue for almost an hour just to get into the park with two small children despite having booked tickets online. There was no or...  more »
  • Went to thomas land sunday 25th march, all the way from Southport Merseyside with our 2 year old twins who are massive thomas fans. On arrival at the main gate it can only be described as chaos. No st...  more »
  • Visited Thomas Land on 25th March. The lack of staff make this place so frustrating. The queuing for the rides could be more than halved by having two ppl allocated to each ride instead of one doing a...  more »
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  • Very good theme park. A great variety of rides for all ages. The Thomas land is brilliant for ages up to 6. There feels enough refreshment outlets evenly distributed and toilets are abundant also. They also have a zoo area which gives you something different to do for a short period if you fancy it. Coffee shops are reasonably priced as well with some nice cake/slice options!
  • Absolutely fantastic. We primarily went for Thomas land because our 3 year old loves him. He had a great time going on everything several times. There were only a few things that he needed to be 1m for that he couldn't go on but there was still plenty for him to do. Great rides for us adults and teenager to do too so we had a great time too. It did rain all day but with their rainy day guarantee giving us free entry later in the year who cares. Great day overall. Will definitely return.
  • Came early on a bank holiday weekend. Got here at 9.30 when park opens. Visited the zoo first as the rides only begin at 10.30. good collection of animals. Would have preferred to have seen the tiger in an enclosure that was bigger than the one it was in, though. Long queues for most rides. Disappointingly quite a few rides were closed for maintenance first thing in the morning but they extended ride times by an hour till 7pm to make up. There were also quite a few good places to eat through out the park and not exorbitantly priced. Waiting times for rides could be shortened significantly if there were more staff to check seat belts, etc in between rides. One ride, force 10 had a 90 minute wait but this had very few carriages doing the rounds. That was annoying.
  • Thomas Land. Returned for our 3rd visit and still love it. We had camped in the nearby site and walked over for our day. Well priced hot drinks and queue times were all good despite it being the Easter Holidays and busy. I’m amazed at how clean and tidy the park is, and the sign said it’s now 10 years old. Toilets clean and tidy and thoughtful for small kids. Soft play area was good, although one couple seemed to need a nap!
  • Great value for money with the Easter deal. Many of the 'thrill' rides closed when we visited but plenty to do all day for a 3, 10 and 11 year old. Queues were really short apart from just after lunch when we queued for about 20 minutes for a couple of rides. All staff were friendly and helpful. The park is fairly small which is great for kids and means that toilets etc are easy to find.
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