We’re getting ready for Christmas! Discover all the delights that lie in store for your magical visit to Drayton Manor Park—including all of the Christmas events, special treats, and even a Thomas Land Christmas! The Fat Controller is planning the party and the engines are all getting their sparkle on to turn Thomas Land into a sparkling tinsel town this December!

Visit Father Christmas

What Christmas is complete without a visit to the big man himself? Kids and adults alike will be delighted with a trip to the magical ‘Castle of Dreams’. You’ll first meet the elves (Santa’s little helpers!) who will guide you on a magical journey to meet Father Christmas. And you never know—he might just have an early Christmas present waiting with your name on it! Availability to visit Father Christmas in the Castle of Dreams is limited, with spaces on weekdays.

Enjoy a festive taste

During December, the sights, sounds, smells and tasty treats of the park are given a sparkling Christmas makeover! Whilst you’re enjoying a leisurely stroll of the park—or perhaps waiting for a ride—indulge in a gloriously spiced mulled wine to get you right in the Christmas spirit! And kids can enjoy a warm mug of hot chocolate—perfect on a crisp December evening.

Thomas Land Christmas

At Christmas time, even Thomas Land pulls out all the stops! Kids can enjoy all of their favourite rides and characters in the midst of their Christmas theming: catch the best view of the gorgeous fairy lights adorning the park from up high on Winston’s Whistlestop Tours—it’s a sight not to be missed!

Don’t forget Father Christmas and his friends!

No—we’re not talking about the elves this time! Instead, take a trip over to Drayton Manor’s zoo; you might just find some very special animals there indeed! The reindeer are still at leisure in the run up to Christmas Eve, so be sure to catch them while you still can before they fly off to do their duty!

A classic Christmas film

Enjoy a revamped festive experience in the 4D cinema, with Drayton’s special abridged version of The Polar Express. This magical short film is sure to delight the whole family!

Take a spin on the Slide and Glide

Get your skates ready—Thomas Land has its very own slide and glide! Available to skaters free of charge, the whole family can hit the rink together and see who has the steadiest legs of them all! A classic family activity for Christmas; be sure you don’t miss your turn.

Don’t go hungry

There are plenty of places to rest and refresh at Drayton’s Magical Christmas; including Knapford Station Café, The Burger Kitchen, Teashop, Humble Pies, Safari Pizza and Pasta, Mrs Kyndley’s Kitchen, The Grill Inn and hotel restaurants: Parklands and The Carousel Bar.

Extend the magic!

There’s always the option to keep the magic going on a little longer: make the most of your family outing to Drayton Manor Park and Thomas Land  by booking a stay at the onsite hotel. After a magical day on the Island of Sodor, why not make it the perfect Christmas treat for the kids by booking a Thomas themed room? Little visitors get the extra special treat of Thomas themed bunk beds, individual DVD player and welcome pack on arrival.

Christmas is coming; the goose is getting fat! Everyone here is excited to welcome you and your family for a very special Christmas at Drayton Manor. We’ve already started our exciting Christmas countdown: have you?