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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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
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  • Very well ran theme park. Staff appear to be very and enjoy their job. The day I was there weather was less than good but still really enjoyed the day. I would recommend it for anyone with young kids up to young teens. The riders are fun but not as adrenaline filled as some so if your looking for that maybe another theme park might be a better choice.
  • Free Military entrance to the park and only £20 for another adult and toddler, what a great bargain for a family fun day out! The little one loved Thomas Land and didn’t have to queue at all. Only a couple of rides closed but can’t complain as it’s the end of the season. Dino park and Zoo also. Not to be missed and will be visiting again next year!
  • Loved our first visit here. Very clean and well maintained. My two year old loved it as there was so much for him to do. We didn't queue for anything. That said, we did go midweek during term time so not sure how it would be at the weekend. Gate prices are very expensive but you can normally get a much better price if you book online beforehand.
  • Excellent day out. Very easy to get around . We love it here has its close to home . Good rides and reduced queue times if you pick a quiet day. Some food outlets can be a bit expensive. Bring your own picnic is always another option. Plenty benches and seating areas .
  • Forget your worries for a day and bring the family to Drayton Manor park! I visit this park at least twice a year as it is only 2 Bus rides from Birmingham City Centre. The queue times are reasonable and there are rides for all of the family. Admittedly they cater more for the younger patron with areas such as Thomas Land but there are bigger rides for the more adventurous thrill seeker. It is quite small for a theme park especially if you are used to Alton Towers. You could easily get round the park and ride everything you want within 2-3 hours on a good day. I would advise a walk around the zoo and a picnic before your second run around the park. I take my own food because the price for theirs is just a little too high. I have bought a plastic cup from there for £5 which you can refill for free. I have been a little naughty because I bring the same cup back to the park every time for free drinks! Drayton Manor Park is a great medium sized theme park that truly is fun for all of the family

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