Watch as carnival dancers surprise members of the public in Birmingham city centre

18th May 2023

Carnival lovers, get ready! Drayton Manor Resort has announced that its brand-new event, Fiestaval, will kick-off this May half-term. To celebrate, Drayton Manor took the Fiestaval to the city, delighting members of the unsuspecting public with a vibrant flash-mob in Birmingham city centre. 

Between Saturday 27 May – Friday 2 June, visitors can expect to be immersed into a colourful world as an array of high-energy dancers, live entertainment and fun-filled activities take place across the resort.

From juggling stilt walkers to live performances from an energetic samba band, Fiestaval will provide even more value to guests at Drayton Manor during their May half term visit. Party your way through the day with live entertainment and to top off the vibrant carnival atmosphere, Rory the Lion will even host his own fiesta finale show. 

Fun-seekers will also be able to enjoy more than 50 rides and attractions, including the brand-new ride in Thomas Land, Thomas and Percy's Submarine Splash, as well as Shockwave and Accelerator. Guests can also explore the Vikings area where they can climb aboard family-favourite thrill ride Loki or enjoy rides on Jormungandr and Sleipnir.

Victoria Lynn, Managing Director at Drayton Manor Resort, said: “Fiestaval is one of the most highly anticipated events in our 2023 line up and it’s easy to see why! We’re bringing the party to our guests with incredible Samba performers, aerial hoop artists and juggling stilt walkers! We’re bringing the best of carnival celebrations to the West Midlands for what’s set to be an incredibly exciting event."

“It was amazing to see the smiles on everyone’s faces as they danced along on Thursday morning when we took the Fiestaval performers to the Bullring in Birmingham and I can’t wait to see it take over the park too."

“This is just one of the events taking place this year that offer Drayton Manor guests even more value for money as part of a truly brilliant family day out. We anticipate Fiestaval to be incredibly popular, so encourage those interested to book sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment!”

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