Drayton's magical christmas

Join us for a truly Magical Christmas experience this festive season, from Saturday 19th November for selected dates until Saturday 31st December.

Opening times


Dates – 25th Nov, 28th Nov, 2nd Dec, 5th Dec, 9th Dec, 12th Dec

Opening time: 9.30am                 Ride Opening time: 10.30am                              

Closing time: 5.00pm


Weekends and Holidays – Prior Christmas Day

Dates – 19th Nov, 20th Nov, 26th Nov, 27th Nov, 3rd Dec, 4th Dec, 10th Dec, 11th Dec, 15th Dec, 16th Dec, 17th Dec, 18th Dec, 19th Dec, 20th Dec, 21st Dec, 22nd Dec, 23rd Dec.

Opening times: 9.30am                 Ride Opening time:10.30am

Closing times: 6.00pm


Post-Christmas day

Dates – 27th Dec, 28th Dec, 29th Dec, 30th Dec, 31st Dec

Opening time: 9.30am                 Ride Opening time:10.30am                              

Closing time:5.00pm


With live shows, carols, presents, light shows, Father Christmas and everyday ending with a magnificent fireworks display plus much more, we advise to book early to avoid disappointment.

Please note: Thomas Land, the Zoo and selected smaller attractions will be open. The main theme park and all thrill rides will remain closed.


                         Standard Tickets                                                        



Pre-book your tickets online or through our call centre

Park entry with Father Chrismas visit

Park Only

On the day

Aged 12+




Aged 4-11 & 60+




Aged 2-3




Under 2's




Disabled or Carer*




*Only available to book via our sales team, please call on 01827 287979 or email guestservices@draytonmanor.co.uk. Price per person. 

Please note that all Father Christmas visits need to be pre-booked. A maximum of 6 people can visit Father Christmas within one time slot.

All children under the age of 12 will not be admitted unless accompanied by a paying adult 18 years or over and must be supervised at all times.

With guaranteed snowfall over the Island of Sodor and so much to see and do, from meeting Father Christmas, catching a ride on Thomas and dancing along with The Fat Controller and all his Fungineer friends. You can also make Christmas arts and crafts, marvel at the Christmas Tree light show, enjoy the thrills and spills of The Polar Express in 4D for a 15 minute experience and to end it all, each day finishes with a fantastic firework display.*

We even have real life reindeers in our 15-acre zoo, along with an indoor Slide and Glide ice rink as well.


Please note all Season Pass Plus Holders need to pre-book their Father Christmas visit via our sales team, please call 01827 287979 or email guestservices@draytonmanor.co.uk.

Don’t miss out on creating fun family memories this Christmas and BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment.

Father Christmas visits may be available as an upgrade on the day of your visit at a cost of £6. However, this is subject to availability. 

Please follow the steps on the links below. 



Terms and Conditions 

Subject to availability. Magical Christmas is available on selected dates: November: 19th, 20th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, December: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st. 

*Live shows and entertainment is subject to change, rides and attractions are subject to weather conditions. Selected dates and rides only. To visit the Castle of Dreams with a Father Christmas slot you must pre-book this, limited upgrades will be available on the day. Maximum of 6 people per Father Christmas visit.