Drayton's Magical Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Unwrap an amazing treat this festive season when you meet Father Christmas in our Castle of Dreams, and make even more special memories with over 25 child-friendly rides and attractions. Plus experience magical character parades, live Christmas shows, falling snow and spectacular fireworks all at Drayton’s Magical Christmas on selected dates from Saturday 16th November until Tuesday 31st December.

Experience an enchanted winter escape:

  • Meet Father Christmas himself in our spectacular Castle of Dreams and discover a magical atmosphere
  • Enjoy over 25 Thomas & Friends themed rides & attractions; including our festive film in the 4D Cinema - Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas
  • Experience snowfall in Thomas Land every single day
  • Incredible live shows throughout the day, including a captivating parade filled with song, dance, lights and marvellous characters plus a very special guest…
  • Walk through our winter wonderland of festive decorations around the park
  • Meet the reindeer when you wander around our 15-acre zoo and visit all our resident furry friends
  • Every magical day finishes with a fireworks display
  • Plus our Rainy Day Guarantee will be in place meaning if it rains for 2 or more hours you can return for free. Find out more.

To help plan your day better please be aware of the following:

  • Your Father Christmas time slot is when you join the queue (not when you see Father Christmas). During peak periods, you may be in the Castle of Dreams for over 45 minutes, including your queuing time
  • If you have booked a Father Christmas slot after 3.45 pm, the Parade and Fireworks are likely to be taking place at the same time
  • Pick up a ‘What’s On’ guide at the entrance, to make the most out of your day.

Please note that only Thomas Land, selected family rides and the zoo are open during Magical Christmas, no thrill rides will be open.

Father Christmas Visits

Last updated - 5th december

Opening Times

The park will open at 9:30am, rides will start at 10:30am and close at 5pm. The firework display will start at 5pm. The park will close at 5pm. Please note If you have booked a Father Christmas slot after 3.45pm, the Parade and Fireworks will be taking place at the same time as your Father Christmas Visit.

24th December

The park will open at 9:45am, rides will start at 10:30am and close at 4pm. The last Father Christmas visit slot is 3:30pm. The fireworks display will start at 4pm. The park will close at 4pm. Please note if you have booked a Father Christmas slot after 3.15pm, due to popular demand – your Father Christmas visit may happen at the same time as the Parade and Fireworks display.

Click here to view the Magical Christmas map.


 

PARK TICKETS & FATHER CHRISTMAS VISIT* - Pre-booked

Book by midnight the night before your visit

 

 

November
All Dates
December
Excludes 21st-24th

Peak December
21st - 24th

Aged 12+

£22

£24 £26

Aged 4-11 

£21

£23 £25

Aged 2-3

£14 £16 £16

Under 2's

£5

£5 £5
Aged 60 + £19 £21 £23
Disabled Visitor Aged 12+  £19 £21 £23
Disabled Visitor Aged 4-11  £18 £19 £21
Carer £19 £21 £23
Expectant Mother £19 £21 £23

*Father Christmas visits are subject to availability, only available up until 24th December 

 

PARK TICKETS ONLY - PRe-booked

Book by midnight the night before visit

 

 

November
All Dates
December
Excludes 21st-24th
Peak December
21st - 24th

Aged 12+

£18

£20 £22

Aged 4-11 

£15

£17 £19

Aged 2-3

£8 £10 £10

Under 2's

Free

Free Free
Aged 60 + £15 £17 £19
Disabled Visitor Aged 12+  £15 £17 £19
Disabled Visitor Aged 4-11  £14 £15 £17
Carer £15 £17 £19
Expectant Mother £15 £17 £19

 

 

Join in the festivities as you experience our enchanting live entertainment across the park. Filled with song, dance, plenty of audience participation and fun; you won't want to miss out. 

*Shows and times may be subject to change due to weather conditions and/or availability of the Thomas Land characters. 

If you have booked a Father Christmas slot after 3.45pm, the Parade and Fireworks display will be taking place at the same time as your Castle Of Dreams experience and you will miss the Parade and Fireworks show.

**Subject to availability. During off-peak dates,

November: 22nd, 29th and December: 2nd, 6th, 9th, 13th, 16th, 20th there will be no 12pm Rusty & Dusty show and no 3pm Fat Controller Show. ***The 3pm Fat Controller show will be replaced with the Magical Presents Show and the Magical Christmas parade will begin at 3:30pm with the Fireworks at 4pm on 24th December.

 

On the day

Aged 12+

£25

Aged 4-11 

£22

Aged 2-3

£15

Under 2's

Free

Aged 60 + £22
Disabled Visitor Aged 12+  £22
Disabled Visitor Aged 4-11  £20
Carer £22
Expectant Mother £22

 

 

Upgrade to a Father Christmas Visit*

Aged 12+

£4

Aged 4-11 

£6

Aged 2-3

£6

Under 2's

£5

Aged 60 + £4
Disabled Visitor Aged 12+  £4
Disabled Visitor Aged 4-11  £6
Carer £4
Expectant Mother £4

*Father Christmas visits are subject to availability

 

 

Fancy extending the magic?

Did you know that we have our very own on-site 4 Star Hotel? Offering relaxing stays for the whole family after a busy day at Magical Christmas?

When you book a Stay & Play package with us you can enjoy an overnight stay, breakfast, Christmas kids entertainment and park tickets including a visit to Father Christmas all for one magical price.

Upgrade to a Thomas and Friends Themed Room*. The perfect treat for any thomas and friends fan.

*Subject to availability. 

 

 

CHRISTMAS EVENTS

Christmas is the season to be merry, so join us at Drayton Manor Park Hotel to celebrate the festive season with delicious food, live music and entertainment! We have a range of Christmas events to choose from and our team are always happy to cater to your parties’ specific needs. Find out more.