Summer Holiday Fun at Drayton Manor

The arrival of a brand new Thomas & Friends™ ride, fantastic 2013 money saving offers, a rainy day guarantee and much, much more means this summer at Drayton Manor Theme Park is set to be better than ever before.

All pre-booked tickets* for visits between Saturday 20th July and Sunday 1st September will benefit from sensational summer savings, with all adult tickets (ages 12+) costing just £20, saving over 44% on the gate price and child tickets (ages 4 – 11) priced at £15, saving over 45% on the standard price. Ticket prices for 2 – 3 year olds cost £5.00, whilst under 2s go free.

A new ride, Winston’s Whistle Stop Tour, has launched to celebrate Thomas Land’s™ fifth anniversary, but not forgetting the other 20 rides and attractions in Thomas Land to entertain Thomas & Friends enthusiasts. But if it is big thrills you want, then Drayton Manor has plenty, from Apocalypse, voted the UK’s scariest ride by Channel 5’s The Gadget Show, to G-Force and skin-soaking Stormforce 10. However, if you’re looking for something more sedate, the 15-acre zoo is home to over 100 animal species.

After working up an appetite, families can take advantage of some enticing offers, including a family of four meal deal for just £22.00, an all-day refillable drink for just £6.00 and a healthy kids’ packed lunch for just £3.95, which contains a cheese or ham roll, with Quavers, a kids juice and a fruit bag**.

Don’t let the British weather dampen your spirits if you’re planning a day out at the park either, as it will be operating its successful rainy day guarantee. This promises to give visitors who have pre-booked tickets a free return trip if it rains continuously for a minimum of two hours during their time at the park***.

For visitors travelling from further afield or simply looking to turn a day trip into an overnight stay, there’s also the onsite luxurious four-star Drayton Manor Hotel. It has 150 bedrooms, including 15 Thomas & Friends themed family rooms. It’s newest addition is an outdoor play area that includes a swinging horse, a cradle-nest swing, a hexagonal swing, a jack straw see-saw and a three-metre high climbing structure – perfect for younger visitors. For further details, special offers, or to book a room go to

The hotel also has two bars and restaurants and located near to the theme park is the on-site restaurant, The Grill Inn, which is open to non-visitors and visitors from 12.00pm – 10.00pm daily, ensuring people are never stuck for a choice of fine food and drink. For more information visit

To book tickets, or for more information about the park, visit or call 0844 472 1960. Tickets must be booked in advance to qualify for the 2013 prices.

* A booking fee of £1.50 applies

**Refillable drink can be filled by any eatery in the park with Pepsi, Pepsi Max, Tango or 7up. Receipt needs to be shown at points to refill and offer is valid on day of bottle purchase. Kids packed lunches are available from the Teashop, Humble Pies, Mrs Kyndley’s Kitchen, Knapford Station and CN Café.

***In order to claim the return voucher, guests must present their original advanced purchased ticket to the Guest Services department in the park. Visitors will then be able to return later in the season for free. Please check the website for specified dates.

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