Drayton's magical christmas

It’s a time of magic and of dreams….

Join us for a truly Magical Christmas experience this festive season, from Saturday 18th November for selected dates until Sunday 31st December.

We are celebrating 10 years of Magical Christmas, with live shows, carols, presents, light shows, festive food, Father Christmas and every day ending with fireworks, plus so much more. What more could you want from our fantastic Magical Christmas event?

Thomas Land and selected family rides only will be open during Magical Christmas plus our 15-acre Zoo and our 4D cinema showing a BRAND NEW addition to Magical Christmas, Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas. No thrill rides will be open.

This year we are really excited to be celebrating our 10th year of Magical Christmas and hope that you will join us in enjoying all the extra special festivities.    

For the first time in our 10 year Magical Christmas history, we are opening the park on Christmas Eve. Join us on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th December for an extra special Christmas experience, with more magic, treats and lots more family fun to be had on these two days, why not choose to join us on the final weekend before Christmas?  



Park entry only (excluding Father christmas visit)


Pre-book your tickets online or through our call centre



23rd & 24th Dec

On the day

(Park only)

Aged 12-59




Aged 4-11 




Aged 60+

£15.00 £17.00 £20.00

Aged 2-3




Disabled or Carer (each)*




Expectant Mother*




Under 2

Free Free Free
Selected dates and rides open only

*Tickets must be booked via our call centre on 01827287979

Please note that The Castle of Dreams including the shop will be closed from 24th December. 

don't want the magic to end?

Why not enjoy an overnight stay in our 4 Star on-site hotel? You can take advantage of our amazing Stay & Play packages including an overnight stay, full English breakfast and entrance ticket to the park which gives you full access to the whole Magical Christmas event. This includes access to Thomas Land, selected family rides, 4D cinema and the 15 acre Zoo. If you book this in advance you can also book your Father Christmas visit to see inside the Castle of Dreams and get a free gift from the big man himself as well. Or if you’ve already got your Magical Christmas Experience Ticket, why not just add on a Bed & Breakfast package?

HUGE savings are made when booking in advance, so don’t delay and book your Magical Christmas stay this festive season.


Book your Stay and Play offer
A Stay & Play includes an overnight stay, breakfast and park tickets
Bed and breakfast without park tickets


Season Pass Plus Holders 

As a Season Pass Plus holder you gain unlimited free access to Magical Christmas and one free Father Christmas visit per pass for the duration of the event. Father Christmas visits must be pre-booked in advance of your visit and are subject to availability. Please call 01827 287979 or email enquiries@draytonmanor.co.uk to book your visit. 

Terms and Conditions

Subject to availability. Magical Christmas is available on selected dates: November: 18th, 19th, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, December: 1st 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th,15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st. Live shows and entertainment are 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. The time stated on your ticket is when you must join the queue. If your child has any food allergies, please make the elves aware before entering the Castle Of Dreams. Maximum of 8 people per Father Christmas visit. All children under the age of 12 years must be accompanied by a full paying adult over the age of 18 to enter the park. Those under the age of 12 wishing to enter the Castle of Dreams to visit Father Christmas must be accompanied by a paying adult (Father Christmas Visit Ticket) at all times. The park closes at 5pm on weekdays during term time and 6pm on weekends and during the Staffordshire school holidays. Rides close at 4:30pm on Christmas Eve.