Everyone’s favourite theme park, packed with a host of great rides and attractions set in 280 acres of lakes and parkland. Drayton Manor features some of the biggest, wettest and scariest rides around! Apocalypse is the world’s first stand up tower drop. Shockwave is Europe’s only stand up rollercoaster. Stormforce 10 is ‘the best water ride in the country’ (Daily Express). Maelstrom is the only gyro swing to make you face outwards! Pandemonium turns your world upside down!
Drayton Manor Reviews
Product Tested By Davina Watterson – Oliver, Ellen, Harry & Thomas Ages 3, 5, 12 & 14 Years
Davina Awarded the Drayton Manor 5/5
We travelled to the park by car, it was very easy to find and was well signposted. There is lots of free parking available, we parked in the disabled parking using Harrys blue badge which was right next to the main ticket entrance. There are also many ticket booths with extra ones for people who have pre-ordered tickets or bought through Tesco club card points so not so long queuing. We got there early for when the park opened (9.30) so had chance to have a walk around before the rides opened. Lots of sign posts direct you to toilets, food shops etc. It is very clean and lots of benches and picnic tables around to have a quick rest. There are lots of rides to suit different ages and people who have differing types/thrill of rides. There is the zoo for family members who don’t like rides at all and an adventure playground, dinosaur area and Thomas the Tank exhibition. Not forgetting the 4D cinema which unfortunately wasn’t working on our visit. All the children (including my 3 nephews and 1 niece) ranging in age from 2yrs to 15 yrs. had a fantastic time, the older ones spent most of the time on the bigger thrill rides while the younger ones loved Thomas Land. The children do love theme parks but the long queues can be a problem for our 12yrs old son Harry as he is autistic but you can get special wristbands from guest services that enable the disabled person and up to 5 family/friends to fast track to the front which is a godsend on a busy day. There are a lot of different types of food available, burgers, pizza, pies, jacket spuds. The only problem is that when family members want different things you have to mess around going to different places. Toilets are easy to find and were very clean. If you are going on the day to buy tickets it would be very expensive but you can buy special price advance tickets online and there are usually 2-for-1 vouchers available which would make it better value. It is a brilliant place for families, it’s mostly a place for people wanting to brave the rides but now with Thomas land for younger children and there is even the zoo that can entertain babies/toddlers and even the grandparents! We were very lucky in that we managed to pick a fairly quiet day to visit so managed to get a go on all the attractions without too much queuing, a couple of the slower rides and the 4d cinema were not working which was a bit disappointing but overall we had a fantastic family day out and would definitely recommend to anyone and will be returning very soon. Plenty of not badly priced food and drink available or you can take a picnic (you can go back to your car save you carrying it around) as there are tables around and plenty of grass areas, toyshops for souvenirs. For families with a disabled member the fast track wristbands are a great idea on very busy for those who can’t cope with waiting. People in guest services were very helpful too. Davina Watterson – Oliver, Ellen, Harry & Thomas Ages 3, 5, 12 & 14 Years
Product Tested By Kerry Baldwin – Courtney & Cameron Ages 7 & 5 Years
Kerry Awarded the Drayton Manor 5/5
We had heard a lot of nice comments about this Park especially Thomas Land for the little ones, so we were looking forward to it. There were plenty of sign posts taking us straight to the Park so was very easy to find by car. We were directed by members of staff to our parking space so that everyone parked accordingly. There were plenty of kiosks open when we got there which was good because it was really busy, didn’t have wait too long. The park was very clean and the staff was very friendly, Courtney and Cameron loved it in Thomas Land. They went on everything and more than once too. We did go onto some of the bigger rides with them and they absolutely loved the new Ben 10 ride. They had a great time, we all did. We got there at 10.30 and left at closing time so had the whole day there, it was lovely. The facilities were good on the day we went and we all felt very safe. I think this park offers great value for money as it’s got great rides for all ages, Thomas Land which all little ones love, and a zoo too which you can walk around. I would definitely recommend this park to my friends and family, Courtney and Cameron wanted to go back the next day. We had a great experience at Drayton Manor. The kids loved it and even surprised us by going on some of the bigger rides! Kerry Baldwin – Courtney & Cameron Ages 7 & 5 Years
Product Tested By Amanda Walling – Jordan, Hayley & Emma Ages 5, 7 & 10 Years
Amanda Awarded the Drayton Manor 5/5
We were all so excited to be visiting Drayton Manor! It looked like so much fun and I was pleased that there were other attractions for people like me who don’t like big scary rides! They have a zoo, Thomas Land, rides and attractions and even camping and caravan facilities which we would be very interested in when we go next time. Getting to the park was very easy by car, it was well signposted and we had no trouble at all. Parking was easy, there are lots of spaces even though on the day we went the park was very busy. We didn’t have to wait long to get into the park as there are many kiosks and the staff are all very quick. Once we were in everybody soaked up the atmosphere and got in on the fun immediately! It’s a very clean and safe park, with staff around at all times. We all stuck together and toured the park throughout the day, experiencing most of what it had to offer. All of my children loved Thomas Land to bits and I thought it was a great idea too. The cinema was brilliant and Emma & Hayley really enjoyed all of the fast rides. I only went on a few small ones because I am afraid of heights, but I still found the day very enjoyable and so did my children. The facilities are very good, the toilets are clean and I thought the food available at the restaurants was good too. There were chips, burgers and pizzas available along with picnic tables and benches scattered around the park. The zoo has over 100 species and we were all fascinated by the tigers playing. If I’m honest, I knew this would be a good day out but I didn’t realise Drayton Manor had this much to offer! It’s got something for everyone, no matter what age. We stayed here for the whole day and we had no trouble with the kids getting upset or agitated, they were having so much fun. We have already made plans to go back to Drayton Manor and I think we will be camping next time. I have no complaints at all about the park, its brilliant. I would thoroughly recommend this for any family; the price is brilliant for the fantastic day out that you get! Amanda Walling – Jordan, Hayley & Emma Ages 5, 7 & 10 Years
it’s mostly a place for people wanting to brave the rides but now with Thomas land for younger children and there is even the zoo that can entertain babies/toddlers and even the grandparents!