Drayton Manor Theme Park
near Tamworth, Drayton Manor, Tamworth, Staffordshire B78 3TW
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Gates open 9.30am
Rides from 10.30 am - 5pm or 6pm
38 reviews of Drayton Manor Theme Park in English
great day out for all, thomas land is fab for the young ones and you can onthe rides too, the zoo, entertainments, adult rides, lake etc the list goes on.
its advisable to pack a picnic as always food and drink etc is pricey especially if there is a group or family going.
the best way of paying for it as well is through the tesco clubcard deals it's a fraction of the price, especially if it's a day out to Thomas Land who wants to pay full price adlult entry to meet the fat controller......they also do special xmas events etc definitlet worth the trip x
Great day out for the kids and even adults, price can be expensive, but some good vouchers online so look around, sometimes all rides arnt working like the day this year we went. If you want to save bit of money take lunch as you can go back to car at anytime. as food prices could be expensive.
It is a good day out, see some pics and more details on my site at http://www.kevinsimon.co.uk/?p=954
Not the biggest or best theme park around, but a decent short day out.
About 6 'big' rides and quite a few other 'go on once' types. Also storm force 10 will get you very very wet :)
Fairly cheap at £21 online for an adult, well organised parking and food not too expensive, also photos only a fiver now.
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As theme parks the world over stand, Drayton Manor is a solid choice. It is definitely a local theme park, but with enough action and adventure to please all ye swashbucklers!
Tickets aren't cheap, but they aren't astronomical either -- £28 is a full price adult's tickets. If you do one of their Family Saver Deals, you'll probably only end up paying £22, which, for a full day of fun, including lions, tigers and bears, oh my! is probably worth it.
Drayton Manor has all the theme park staples -- large log cabin-style water ride, upside down ferris wheel, twisty turny sick-making huge roller coaster, etc.
But then it all gets interesting. Firstly, for kids (and adults -- you know you loved Thomas as a child) there's Thomas Land, full of all sorts of Thomas the Tank Engine themed rides, attractions and fun. The Fat Controller can be seen walking around, looking at his pocket watch and taking photos with kids.
Then there's the zoo (that was the lions, tigers and bears, oh MY! bit, in case you didn't get it), full of the aforementioned animals, and loads more. Whether you agree with zoos or not, this is a pretty good one, and has a unique collection of worldwide animals.
At the Discovery Centre, there are talks on wildlife and ecology and a man playing round with a boa constricter, which kids absolutely adore. All the talks I've heard have been informative but really fun and accessible for kids.
During Christmas, Drayton Manor really lay on the charm, with old Victorian Christmas villages, ice skating, Christmas-themed shows and food, and a sparkling winter wonderland of snow and millions of fairy lights. It's truly magical.
Drayton manor is a nice theme park, there is something for all the family.
There is ample parking, food areas and photo opportunities.
Drayton manor does not compare well to larger parks such as Alton Towers due to size and number of rides.
Drayton Manor always suffers from comparisons with its bigger, better neighbour Alton Towers, but it is a great theme park in its own right.
I spent many a school trip here and have been back several times as an adult. Last time I went, I went on Maelstrom first and it made me rather ill. Shockwave is a classic, rode that many times as a kid. And Stormforce10 is a great water ride, though you’ll get wetter standing outside the fence of the ride than you will on it. The Haunting’s a good laugh, though often disappoints those who have been queuing for the nine months or so it can seem to take to get into it. The Pirate Adventure’s probably still my favourite, though it looks very dated now compared to when I was a kid.
Food and drink are very expensive here as they are at any theme park. Drayton Manor tends to be not as hectic and mad-dash as Alton Towers, it’s a nice day out. Give it a go. Go on.
Drayton Manor is a great theme park to go to with young children, especially since the addition of the fantastic Thomas Land. There are many rides suitable for pre-school children here, and if it rains there is also an indoor playground. After you have enjoyed the morning on the rides, it is nice to have a lazy afternoon strolling around the zoo - the tigers are the main attraction. The theme park is not too big that you can’t see it all in a day too.
Drayton Manor is a great place if you want to go to a theme park but don;t want to go to somewhere quite as expensive and flash as Alton Towers. There are plenty of thrill rides for the more adventurous of people, but also some nice family rides. One thing that I particuarly like is that there is also a zoo here. I sometimes felt a bit sorry for the animals being in such a noisy place, btu they seem happy for the most part. Its nice to have a big exciting day on the rides and then relax by giong aroundthe zoo for a bit. Drayton Manor is definitely worth the money and if you go in the autumn/winter when they do their fireworks display you definitely won’t be disappointed. The display is brilliant and it means that the rides are open longer meaning that you might be riding in the dark… very scary!!
Drayton manor theme park is a great day out for all the family.
They have many attractions for all ages including the new thomas land which i must say is a must for children.
The price are average compared to other places £25.00 for an adult £21.00 for a child and under 4s are free.
Not only do you have access to the ride you also have access to their wonderful zoo which has a wide range of animals ranging from tigers to reptiles.
The staff there are great and go out of their way to entertain you.
The only thing i hate about drayton manor is the prices of drinks and food its ok i suppose if you want to buy a gift as its a one of but when your there all day and you need a drink by the end of the visit it all totals up so i would advise taking a packed lunch and drinks with you.
If you have a young child or baby drayton manor also do i facility where you can hire a pushchair from them.
If i had to rate drayton manor i would give it a 7/10
its a great theme park its got lots of different rides for all ages. i was dissapointed not seeing a mcdonalds there so i opted for another meal. which was burger and chips from some restaurant omg it tasted nasty. i definatly wasnt happy with the food and the price was pretty high for the food too. the ques for the rides were kind of big but uve got to expect that when ur only paying one price for all rides. the staff seemed ok. but ive got to say alton towers is so much bigger and better and they have got a mcdonalds lol but overall the theme park is still great
Drayton Manor is one of the worst theme park in Britain. It is a bit of a kids’ theme park with roller-coaster ride like 'Thomas the tank engine’ in the Draytons’ Manor zoo part but there are some good rides, although you have to wait about 3 hours just to get on one ride, they aren’t well themed either.
The prices for everything is expensive for an example is the entrance of the Theme Park.
Some of the staff are unfriendly and even rood, though others are OK.
The park is quite untidy as there don’t seem to be much bins, so there is litter around.
Having visited Alton Towers earlier in the week we headed off to Drayton Manor mainly attracted by the fact we could use of Tesco vouchers effectively getting us in for 25% of the normal admission prices. Travelling from Ashbourne the journey was straightforward and the park easy to find. As this was during the Scottish school holidays in October the park was relatively quiet meaning queuing was down to 5 minutes at the very most. Although the park is a lot more compact than Alton Towers the biggest advantage is that the minimum height for the 'big’ rides is 1.3m meaning my daughter got her first real experience of that 'heart in mouth feeling’. At the other end of the scale Thomas Land catered for the younger ones. All in all this park coves all ages and is worth a visit, especially outwith peak times.
Took our daughter here in the summer following a recent hospital visit, shes 2.5 and absolutely loved it.
Kellogs were offering BOGOF on full paying adults and under 5s are free so we paid £19.00 for 2 adults and 1 toddler and was worth every penny.
Travelled down from West Yorkshire and was well sign-posted. So much to do and see for children and adults indcluding zoo, parks, train rides and theme park iteslf.
All activities catered for children under 5 ulike most theme parks, children of this age tend to be too small for most rides of this kind.
Staff were so friendly towards the children, happy to have photos taken and helped parents on and off rides with pushchairs.
Not too busy despite being a sunny day the queues went down in 5 mins max and staff were happy to let children stay on rides more than once.
A fantastic day out, really good value for money would definitely recommend and visit again.
We’re a little spoiled for theme parks in the midlands, with having both Alton Towers and Drayton Manor close by! And although Alton Towers would be first choice for a lot of people, Drayton Manor has many advantages.
It’s a great day out for all the family – there are more rides and attractions to keep the children amused than at Alton Towers, and the entry price is much cheaper. There are quite a few bigger rides for the thrillseekers as well, including Shockwave, a stand-up rollercoaster!
The zoo is pretty impressive too, and last time I went we were just in time to see an amazing display with the birds of prey – there were eagles and owls flying about all over the place! It was lovely to be able to see the animals so close up.
Definitely a good value day out for the whole family.
drayton manner is fantastic!! it has something for everybody and any age group!! it also has a great zoo with a great variety of animals!! there is plenty of choices to eat and everywhere is easy to get to!! everywhere is nice and clean and the staff are all helpful and polite!! they also do a great firework display aswell near bonfire night!!
This is the best value theme park in the Midlands, in my opinion. There is something for everyone from young to old and the zoo is nice for the ones too small to go on rides. It is a shame that the dinosaur land is closed now, as that used to be fantastic. They have recently installed new play areas around the farm and these are lovely.
There is a lot of car parking and picnic areas. Plenty of benches and toilets too for when you’re following them round with the pushchair, lol!
I’ve not been here since i was a kid but i have to say even then it was fantastic i have to admitt i would love to go back sometime, from what i can remember the staff are really friendly and the place is no more as expencive as n e other theme park.
I live locally so visit this park on a regular basis. In 2008, this park has really gone downhill whilst cutting costs. Litter is everywhere, graffitti everywhere, wasps and insects everywhere,rides needing painted. I would really save your £22 (expensive for small park) and use it towards Alton Towers - Staffordshire’s best park!
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