Drayton Manor Park in Staffordshire will be going hopping mad with all the exciting Easter activities we have in store for our visitors between Saturday 8th and Sunday 23rd April. The festivities will kick off with the arrival of a new locomotive and his hot air balloon friend in Thomas Land!

Fly up, up and away with Thomas Land’s newest addition James and his Red Balloon as he invites excited families to discover the magical Island of Sodor. Catch your favourite Thomas and Friends™ characters throughout the day at Knapford Station for the Thomas Land live shows as well as being in with the chance of meeting your favourite characters face to face. Visitors should be sure to stock up on Easter treats as they work their way round the park, available at all of our catering outlets.

The successful multi-million pound Thomas Land was launched in 2008 and recently underwent a £2.5 million expansion, cementing its status in the hearts of UK families. The well themed attraction ensures visitors of any age are immersed in Thomas and Friends fun from the moment they step through the gates. With over 20 rides and attractions, including Troublesome Trucks, Flynn’s Fire Rescue and Winston’s Whistle-stop Tours, the magical Island of Sodor has plenty to offer where fans of the little blue engine can get up close and personal with their favourite characters from the hugely popular Thomas & Friends™ series.

For thrill seekers, the park is home to some of the biggest and scariest rides around, such as the 54m drop tower, Apocalypse and stand up coaster, Shockwave. So whatever the weather, you’re sure to leave with a bright smile on your face.

Visitors are also invited to enhance their experience and face their fear of heights with a visit to our high rope adventure challenge, VertiGO*, or why not visit the majestic Sumatran Tigers in our 15-acre Zoo, home to many creatures including a mischievous mob of Meerkats and the cheeky Tamarins in the Tamarin Trail.

If you’re looking for the perfect ‘staycation’ this Easter, check out the onsite 150 bedroom 4-Star Drayton Manor Hotel, a stone’s throw from the park. With 15 Thomas & Friends themed bedrooms to choose from, this is the ideal place for families to spend some quality time together and have a magical experience.

Visitors can relax after hours of fun at a fraction of the cost by taking advantage of Drayton Manor Hotel’s great Stay and Play package offers available now. For the little ones, the Thomas room Stay and Play Package offers a cosy night’s rest in their very own Thomas themed bunk bed, each complete with its own television and Thomas & Friends DVD** and includes a one-night stay at the hotel with a full English breakfast with a visit from your favourite Thomas characters, free Wi-Fi and car parking on site, plus one ticket per person into Drayton Manor Park.

Guests staying in other rooms can also upgrade to a Thomas Land character breakfast, for a supplementary cost of £5.95 per child and £6.95 per adult (subject to availability on selected dates).

To enjoy the whole Drayton Manor Park experience for one great price, Stay and Play packages can be booked online or by calling 01827 285551.

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 follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/Draytonmanor and Facebook www.facebook.com/DraytonManorPark

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*additional charges apply

**available to rent from Reception