About Drayton Manor

About Drayton Manor

Drayton Manor Resort consists of a theme park with over 100 rides and attractions including plenty of family fun rides, Europe’s only Thomas Land, a 15-acre zoo and 4-star onsite hotel. All situated on the grounds of the former Manor house based in Staffordshire, England.

The Looping Group, a French Company with 16 leisure parks dedicated to families across Europe, have owned Drayton Manor Resort since 2020. Find out more about the Looping Group here.

Everything you need to know, before you go…

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). For details of when the park is open this season please click here.

Theme Park

Whether you’re after a fun-filled family ride or seeking adrenaline pumping fun, look no further than family favourites such as, The Bounty Pirate Ship, The Carousel or Accelerator. Or why not immerse yourself in a world of nautical fun over in Adventure Cove. Here you can experience a spin on Maelstrom and Air Race, feel the full throttle of Shockwave – the UK’s only stand-up roller coaster, or cool down on one of our incredible water rides – River Rapids and Stormforce 10.

Perhaps you’re looking for the ultimate thrill ride? Give our heart stopping 54m drop tower Apocalypse a try for the thrill of your life! A full list of rides can be found by clicking 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! Thomas Land is bigger and better than ever with Troublesome Trucks Runaway Coaster, James & the Red Balloon, Flynn’s Fire Rescue, Toby’s Tram Express and Captain’s Sea Adventure. You can also catch a ride on Thomas, Percy or Rosie, as well as firm favourites such as Cranky Crane, and Harold Helicopter Tours plus much more. Plus, experience a meet & greet with the Fat Controller himself! To meet Thomas and all of his friends please click here.

Zoo & Education

If you prefer a bit of a slower pace, then remember to wander around our 15-acre conservation zoo and meet all of our animal friends. 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 our beautiful Sumatran Tiger, you won’t believe your eyes. To discover our incredible animals, simply 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.

Onsite Hotel

The park also has a modern and spacious onsite 4-star hotel. Drayton Manor Hotel consists of 150 bedrooms and features Executive rooms, Presidential Suites and 15 Thomas & Friends™ rooms, as well as two bars and two restaurants – for the whole family to enjoy. For more details or to book your stay, please click here.

If you’re looking for a fun family day out or getaway, then Drayton Manor has everything you need for a fantastic time with family or friends. Whether it be enjoying the rides in the theme park, exploring our 15-acre zoo or relaxing in our 4-star hotel, there’s something for everyone!

Our Awards

Drayton Manor are the proud recipients of many awards, from Best Thrill Ride to Best Theme Park for Toddlers - there really is something for everyone at the park!

Check out our most recent awards below…



UK Theme Park Awards Best Theme Park for Toddlers - Bronze 2021
Best Social Media Engagement - Bronze 2021
Best Value - Bronze 2021
Best Thrill Ride - Apocalypse - Gold 2020
Best Christmas Event - Magical Christmas - Silver 2020
Best Family Area - Thomas Land - Silver 2020
Day Out With The Kids Best Value Family Day Out 2019
Best Attraction Event 2019 - Magical Christmas
Enjoy Staffordshire Access and Inclusive Tourism Award - Bronze 2019
Large Visitor Attraction of the Year - Highly Commended 2019
Inclusive Tourism Award - Gold 2018
Large Visitor Attraction of the Year - Gold 2018
Access for All Tourism Award - Gold 2017
Large Visitor Attraction of the Year - Silver 2015
Access for All Tourism Award - Gold 2015
Best Tourism Event of the Year - Gold 2015
The Best Tourism Event of the Year - Gold 2014
Large Attraction of the Year - Silver 2014
Access for All Tourism Award - Gold 2014
Group Leisure and Travel Awards Best UK Attraction for Children - Winner 2016
Best UK Attraction for Children - Winner 2015
Best UK Attraction for Children - Winner 2014
BALPPA Excellence Awards Digital Communication - Bronze 2018
Good to Know Best Midlands Family Day Out
Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence - 2015, 2016, 2017
Travellers Choice - 2015