Drayton Manor Park is celebrating after picking up four accolades at the prestigious Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards.

The much-loved family attraction scooped the awards in a special lunch ceremony that was hosted at the 1907 Suite at Uttoxeter Racecourse on Wednesday 15th November.

For the second year running, the family-run park won Gold in the ‘Best Tourism Experience of the Year’ category for the Drayton Manor Park Magical Christmas event 2016. Now in its tenth year, the prestigious event has become a firm favourite with families across the UK. During the festive season, Europe’s only Thomas Land® is blanketed in stunning decorations and lights. Visitors can step into a winter wonderland with guaranteed snowfall. With Father Christmas in the spectacular Castle of Dreams, live shows, festive food, a 15-acre Zoo, family rides and every day ending in a magnificent fireworks display, it’s no wonder this event is award-worthy!

Judges felt that there were some interesting events entered this year, but Drayton Manor Park’s Magical Christmas was consistently strong across all judging criteria in the category, giving it the edge over the other entrants.

Drayton Manor Park also scooped the Silver award for the Inclusive Tourism and Hotel of the Year categories and was Highly Commended in the Business Tourism category for providing exemplary service for all business visitors and delegates at not only the park but also the state-of-the-art 4-Star hotel.

William Bryan, Managing Director at Drayton Manor Park, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to once again receive recognition for our contributions to tourism in Staffordshire. To pick up Gold, two Silvers and to be Highly Commended is all down to the hard work and dedication of our team, without whom this wouldn’t be possible.”

The Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards are an annual celebration of tourism in the county, which rewards entrants for their commitment to delivering excellent customer service, training and skills for employees, sustainability and environment; along with the entrants’ proactivity and dedication to best practice, quality of service and product.

The award-winning Magical Christmas event opens to the public on selected dates from Saturday 18th November 2017 and runs until 31st December*. Pre booking tickets is recommended due to demand.

To book tickets, or for more information about the park, visit www.draytonmanor.co.uk or call 0844 472 1950. Reduced prices are available for tickets bought in advance. For regular updates and news about Drayton Manor Park join it on Twitter www.twitter.com/Draytonmanor and Facebook www.facebook.com/DraytonManorPark