About Us

So how did it all begin? Read the fascinating story behind Drayton Manor, as told by our founders, George Bryan OBE and his wife Vera Bryan. It’s a remarkable journey down memory lane that young and old will find a pleasure to read. On sale now in our shops for just £2.00 – or order by phone 0844 472 1950* (+£1.75 p&p)

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Drayton Manor

Create fun family memories at Drayton Manor Park, home of Thomas Land anytime throughout the main park season which usually runs between March and October enjoying all the thrills and spills of the park. For details of when the park is open this season please click here. 

Whether you’re after a fun filled family ride or seeking adrenaline pumping fun, look no further than family favourites such as Ben 10: Ultimate Mission Rollercoaster or The Bounty Pirate Ship. Or why not take a flight on Maelstrom and Air Race, feel the full throttle of Shockwave our stand up roller coaster or maybe give our heart stopping 54m drop tower Apocalypse a try for the fright of your life plus so many more. A full list of rides can be found by clicking here

If you prefer a bit of a slower pace, then remember you can have a wander around our 15-acre zoo and meet all of our creature friends as well. Africa, South America, Asia, there is no doubt that you will be able to find dozens of animals from across the world in our fascinating zoo. Our zoo will captivate you with the astounding variety of animal species. From Meerkats to Sumatran Tigers; you won’t believe your eyes at how close you are to these animals. Meet all of our animals right now simply click here.

But the day doesn’t stop there, be transported to the magical island of Sodor for memories that will last a lifetime. With over 25 rides and attractions, after undergoing a huge expansion in 2015, Thomas Land is now bigger and better with Flynn’s Fire Rescue, Toby’s Tram Express, Captain’s Seas Adventure. You can also catch a ride on Thomas, Percy or Rosie as well as firm favourites such as Cranky Crank, and Harold Helicopter Tours plus much much more. To meet Thomas and all of his friends please click here 

Here at the park we also provide a range of lively educational talks, workshops, events and activity days for all student levels. Whether you want to find out more about dinosaurs, animal habits, the science around rollercoasters or even how to run and market a business; our passionate education team ensures all of our education programmes are engaging and enjoyable for all, for more information please click here.

The park also has an onsite hotel. The four-star 150 bedroom Drayton Manor Hotel features Executive rooms, Presidential Suites and 15 Thomas & Friends™ rooms, as well as two bars, two restaurants plus The Grill Inn, adjacent to the Hotel.

 

Awards 
UK Attraction of the Year Coach Tourism 2006
Best UK Attraction Group Leisure 2006
Best UK Value Destination Group Leisure 2007
Large Visitor Attraction of the Year Silver - Excellence in Tourism Awards 2007
Best UK Attraction for Children Group Leisure awards 2009
Outstanding Contribution to Tourism Award Heart of England Excellence in Tourism Awards (West Midlands region 2009)
Best UK Attraction for Children Group Leisure awards 2010
Best UK Attraction for Children Group Leisure awards 2012
Access for All Tourism Award Gold - Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards 2013
Best Tourism Experience for Drayton's Magical Christmas Gold - Enjoy Staffordshire Awards 2013
Officially Amazing! 700 people wearing onesies in one place, Guinness World Records 2013
Best UK Attraction for Children Group Leisure 2014
Access for All Tourism Award Gold - Enjoy Staffordshire Awards 2014
Large Attraction of the Year Silver - Enjoy Staffordshire Awards 2014
The Best Tourism Event of the Year Gold - Enjoy Staffordshire Awards 2014

Best Tourism Event of the Year

- Thomas Land Expansion

Gold - Enjoy Staffordshire Awards 2015
Access for All Tourism Award Gold - Enjoy Staffordshire Awards 2015
Large Visitor Attraction of the Year Silver - Enjoy Staffordshire Awards 2015
Best Attraction in the Midlands & Wales Highly Commended - 2015 Worldwide Attraction Awards
Certificate of Excellence


2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015

Travellers' Choice Travellers' Choice 2013 - Drayton Manor Park Travellers' Choice 2014 - Drayton Manor Park Travellers' Choice 2015 - Drayton Manor
Good to Know - Best Midlands Family Day Out
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