Spend a day out at this family theme park filled with rides and fun in Staffordshire. Drayton Manor Theme Park is typically open between March and October and is a popular attraction for families due to its varied selection of amusements.
Are you a thrill seeker? Drayton Manor has a number of high octane rides for you to try. Experience the heart-stopping 54-meter stand up drop tower Apocalypse, voted the best thrill ride in Europe. Or, ride the Maelstrom, a stomach-churning, head-turning, gyro swing with a twist: riders' legs swing freely, giving the sensation of freedom and flight in this jaw-dropping thrill ride. On Accelerator, your ride will begin with a big drop before flying around the track at high speeds. You then do the whole thing again—this time backwards! For younger adrenaline junkies, choose rides like the Buffalo Coaster to get your thrill fix.
The fun doesn't stop with thrill rides. If you're with a younger crowd or you just prefer a more leisurely ride experience, then look no further than family favorites such as the carousel or the Bounty pirate ship. For the very young, head for the magical island of Sodor. Here, you'll find over 25 rides and attractions in "Thomas Land." Children will love seeing all their favorite characters from the popular TV show Thomas & Friends. Enjoy attractions such as Flynn's Fire Rescue, Toby's Tram Express, Captain's Sea Adventure. You can also catch a ride on Thomas, Percy, or Rosie as well as favorites such as Cranky Crank and Harold Helicopter Tours. The park also provides a range of lively educational talks, workshops, events, and activity days for all student levels. Whether you're finding out about dinosaurs, animal habits, the science around rollercoasters, or even how to run and market a business, the passionate education team ensures the programs are engaging and enjoyable for all.
Once you've finished with the many rides and attractions, wander around the 15-acre zoo and meet the incredible animals from all around the world. This fascinating zoo will captivate you and the family with its astounding variety of animal species. While viewing meerkats and Sumatran tigers or Chilean flamingos and boa constrictors, you won't believe how close you are to these magnificent creatures.
Drayton Manor Theme Park is a fantastic day out for those staying in the Staffordshire and Derbyshire areas, especially for those with children.