“No, you can’t play on that right now.”
“No, we can’t go there today.”
“No, you can’t eat that.”
As parents, you feel like you spend a lot of time saying no to your children and that’s not fun for anyone. It’s with this in mind that family theme park, Drayton Manor, in Staffordshire, is encouraging parents to take a break from saying ‘No’ and give the children one day of the year that they just say ‘yes’ to what they want to do.
With the Easter school holidays on the horizon, it seems the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the break and spend a fun day out, where you can let your children call the shots and create your own ‘Yes Day’.
“Yes, we can go and play at a theme park today.”
“Yes, you can have ice cream for breakfast – just for today!”
“Yes, you can have your picture taken with the Fat Controller.”
With so much to see, do and say yes to during the park’s EGGS-Ellent Easter celebrations between Wednesday 28th March and Sunday 15th April, Drayton Manor Park is the perfect choice for your ‘Yes Day’. If your children want to climb aboard and experience the action-packed roller coaster adventure, Accelerator, five times over, join Jeremy Jet at his very own flying academy, or hop in one of James’ Red Balloons, just say yes!
You can also say yes to taking part in Drayton Manor Park’s Easter Egg Trail, and little ones will be pleased to know there’s a chocolate treat in it for them that they can snack on while watching the new film, Ice Age: No Time For Nuts, at the attraction’s 4D cinema.
Say yes to letting the kids become a passenger for the day as they hop aboard the little blue engine, Thomas, at Europe’s only Thomas Land™, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. There are over 25 rides and attractions to yes to, plus live shows featuring much-loved Thomas & Friends™ characters that little ones will love.
Parents can also say yes to visiting the 15-acre Zoo at Drayton Manor Park, which is home to more than 100 species from all over the world, so children can do their best to mimic a monkey, roar with the Sumatran Tigers, hop like a Kangaroo or hoot like an owl!
Not forgetting saying yes to discovering a huge variety of family and thrill rides in the rest of the park such as Apocalypse, the first stand up drop tower ride in the world, and stand up coaster, Shockwave.
With 364 days throughout the rest of the year to encourage your children to eat their fruit and vegetables, your ‘Yes Day’ can be the one day to allow them to have ice-cream for breakfast, chips for lunch and a hot dog for tea if they wish!
William Bryan at Drayton Manor Park, comments: “As a parent myself, sometimes I feel like I’m saying no, when really I’d like to say yes more often. It’s with this in mind that we want to create an atmosphere where parents feel they can just spend a family day out, letting the kids call the shots, giving in to their whims, albeit for one day only, and creating some great family memories to look back on.”
With its extra activities plus four tickets available for the brilliant price of £80*, which includes theme park rides, Thomas Land entry, access to the Zoo and a seat in the 4D Cinema, say yes to a day out at Drayton Manor Park to create some amazing family memories together this Easter.
To book tickets, or for more information about the park, visit www.draytonmanor.co.uk or call 0844 472 1950**.