Drayton Manor Park is riding high after a record-breaking half term!  

Opening of the Thomas Land Expansion at Drayton Manor Theme Park. The Fat Controller prepares to open the doors.

Drayton Manor Park welcomed a record number of visitors during February half term, an increase of 95% since 2015 and the biggest ever attendance for this period.

Despite being forced to close early during Storm Doris, the Staffordshire based attraction welcomed an unprecedented number of family and friends to Europe’s only Thomas Land™ and other selected rides from Saturday 18th to Sunday 26th February.  

William Bryan, Managing Director at Drayton Manor Park said: “We were delighted to see so many visitors enjoying Thomas Land during February half term and look forward to welcoming returning and new guests when we open the park for the season. Let’s hope this is a sign of things to come for the 2017/18 season.”

The exciting new 2017 season at Drayton Manor Park will see the arrival of a brand new ride in the much loved Thomas Land.  James and the Red Balloon is set to delight visitors from noon on Saturday 1st April 2017, the new attraction is based on the beloved Thomas and Friends™ character James and his cheeky antics with a red hot air balloon. James will be joining the 25 other rides and attractions based on the popular series and families can experience the magic of Sodor like never before as they fly up, up and away in their very own balloon.

Covering 286 acres of beautiful woodland and countryside there is something for all the family at Drayton Manor Park.  Choose from some of the wildest and scariest rides around, including Shockwave, Maelstrom and Apocalypse, and enjoy family favourites such as Splash Canyon, Flying Dutchman and the 4D Cinema.

There is even an extensive 15-acre onsite Zoo where visitors can meet over 100 species of animals including a mischievous Meerkat clan, stunning Sumatran tigers and Tamarins.  Drayton Manor Park’s team of excitable zoo keepers and animal welfare specialists are committed to the zoo’s mission of conserving rare and endangered species and offer a whole host of engaging educational activities for all ages.

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