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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tinamikeBlackpoolAugust 21, 2017
Plenty to do at drayton manor theme park! We've visited twice in the last 3 weeks, and still didnt get time to do everything. They have something to cater all ages. Thomasland was fab! Spent a long ti... more »
lexyloo2005August 21, 2017
Made a visit here for my daughters birthday with family and 5 children. We do visit here often and did check on the website before we left and we're quite prepared for the three rides that were shut. ... more »
Kathryn BAugust 20, 2017
We have visited Drayton manor regularly for many years but we felt disappointed on our last visit. As a theme park it is in the high price range but we felt that we didn't get value for money. None of... more »
Fantastic fun day out for the whole family. Provided a wheelchair but no disability scooters. £10 deposit & book because they don't have many. Car parking is right next to park, so only a very short distance to walk to entrance. Staff really nice and friendly and it's nice having the zoo to look around on site. Camping is also good there and it works out cheaper to but tickets for the kids for the day. Lots to do for all ages.
Great value family day out. The zoo maybe tired and some of the animal enclosures too small but the theme park is well worth a visit. Staff were great - the very first guys we passed walking in the car park wished us a great day which was a nice touch. Tickets - the 4 for £80 is excellent value. Parking is free at Drayton Manor. Food - plenty of places to eat fast food including a burger bar, chicken takeaway, fish n chips and a pizza/pasta place. Prices are what you would expect at a theme park, a little bit more than outside but we found them good quality. A hot chocolate, large strawberry milkshake and two cakes at the coffee shop in Thomas Land was £10. Delicious double cheeseburger meal was £8.85. The burger was superb. The large fries plentiful 10 donuts were I believe £6.50 and fresh and very tasty. Check the website for theme park rides that are being serviced.
I visited Drayton manor today with my daughter(3), best friend and her son(4) and can say it's one of the best days out we've had. The kids absolutely loved all the rides, the queues weren't long and all of the ride operators were amazing. There's so many rides tailored to the younger kids so you can spend the day enjoying yourself rather than hunting for age/height appropriate rides. Worth every penny spent!
A great day out. The staff were really friendly and the park was clean. The park wasn't busy so we hardly had to queue and we didn't feel like we had wasted a day just standing around like in other theme parks. They have some good family meal offers. The only issue I found was that there is no water points. So you have to buy bottled water which was pricey. But I'll just take my own next time. All in all a good, inexpensive day out.
Lots of rides were not in operation, no cable cars running, only 4 gondolas being used on the big wheel, unseen height restriction on the dodgems so my 6 year old queued for 15 minutes only to be refused access despite being accompanied by an adult! 100% price paid per ticket should grant 100% access to the park and every attraction there! Closed rides should be clearly advertised, and discounts should be applied accordingly. We would not have gone had known in advance how little we could do! Also, the zoo left even my youngest child feeling sorry for animals there! The few primates that were visible literally turn their backs to you and the tiger enclosure seems very small! Very disappointing! We wont be returning
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