Useful Info



We want to make sure your day runs as smoothly as possible and not just through all those twists and turns. Check out all the facilities we have to offer.

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To download a copy of our park map, please click here. 


There are designated smoking zones across the park, the locations of which can be found on our map. Smoking is strictly prohibited outside of the designated smoking zones.

Wheelchair and Children's Buggy Hire

Wheelchairs and children’s buggies are available from our wheelchair and buggy hire station at the main entrance on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please note that a hire charge of £10 applies and a cash deposit of £10 is required per wheelchair/buggy. Pre-booking is advised as all rentals are on a first come - first-served basis. You can pre-book by calling 0844 472 1950*. (all pre-bookings must be paid in advance by card).

Nursing Mums and Baby Changing

Nursing Mothers and Baby Changing facilities are located in Thomas Land (which has a private cubicle available for nursing mothers), The Grill Inn, opposite the Safari Pizza and Pasta and by Accelerator. Baby changing facilities can be found in all of our toilet facilities. Nappies and other essential baby care items can be purchased from the Toy Shop which is conveniently located in the centre of the park.

Baby Food

  • Baby food can be purchased from Teashop, Knapford Station Café, First and Last coffee stop and Mrs Kyndley’s kitchen.
  • Normal milk can be purchased at Teashop, CN Cafe and Knapford Station Café.
  • You can heat baby food at any of the following food places: CN Cafe, Teashop, Chicken Diner, Safari Pizza and Pasta, Burger Kitchen, Mrs Kyndley’s Kitchen, Knapford Station Café and Crankey’s Kiosk.


Manned by qualified staff which is located in the centre of the park. Situated next to the 4D Cinema in Central Plaza.

Lost Property

Misplaced your property? It may have already been handed into Guest Services so be sure to check in with the team before you leave the park.

Cash points

We have cash points located in Guest Services, the Thomas Land shop, First and Last Coffee stop and in the hotel. These cash points will charge £1.50 for each transaction.

Lost Children

  • Lost children will be taken to Guest Services (opposite the Bounty Pirate Ship) where they will be looked after by the Guest Services staff until they are reunited with their parents.
  • Free lost child wristbands are available from Guest Services. Simply pop your mobile number on the band and attached it to your child. Tell your child that if they get lost they can approach a member of staff, who will take the child to Guest Services.

Health and Safety Information Pack

Please click here to view our safety information pack.  Please note that scooters are not allowed to be ridden within the park. Please note that the general public are not allowed to use Go Pro cameras on any ride. 

Guests with Additional Needs

Guests with Additional Needs

We do everything we can to accommodate specific requirements.

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Our full Easy Access Guide can be downloaded here.

As a member of the British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions (BALPPA), we welcome visits by guests with additional needs. We will do everything possible to ensure our guests have a safe and pleasurable day out with us.

Please note, certain rides and attractions within our park are physically demanding; therefore, we reserve the right to refuse admission to any ride or attraction should we feel there may be a risk to your safety, or the safety of other participants. This will be based on our experienced assessment of rider ability to retain a safe riding position within the system of restraint or the risks to safe ride evacuation in the event of ride breakdown.

All of our rides have information boards located at their main entrance, providing guests with information about the ride to help guests to decide whether or not a ride is suitable for them and members of their party. Our Ride Hosts are available to offer support to all guests and will do everything they can to help individuals access a ride, however, for everyone’s safety, they cannot help with lifting/transferring to and from wheelchairs.

If you have any questions at any point during your visit, please visit our Guest Services team for further information. The team are located opposite The Bounty Pirate Ship.

Accessible Toilets & Changing Rooms

Here at Drayton Manor Park, we are dedicated to ensuring all of our guests feel supported and catered for. Therefore, we have installed a brand-new Hoist Room. This brand-new room consists of a toilet, a wash hand basin, a shower, a hydraulic bed and a hoist. Most importantly the room is spacious enough to provide ample room for carers and is located behind the First Aid department. The electronic hoist is easy to use with a foot pedal to pump it up to its maximum level above waist height and the environment surrounding this area has been made easily accessible and wheelchair friendly. All the relevant support bars, as well as an emergency call rope, have been installed to ensure users can be supported at all times. Please note: Customers are asked to bring your own sling.

Access to Rides

We recognise that for some guests, accessing a ride via a conventional queue line can be challenging, either due to mobility issues or for example as a result of difficulties with everyday social interaction. For guests who are unable to enter a ride in the usual way, we do offer Access Bands which allow access to a ride via an alternative route (please note that this facility might not be available on all rides).

Access Bands allow the guest who is unable to use the conventional queue line to enter a ride via the ride’s exit gate.

Please note this is not a fast track pass, it is for ease of access only. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THERE WILL STILL BE AN ELEMENT OF QUEUING.

In addition, up to 3 carers of the guest’s party will be entitled to accompany the wearer of the Access Band onto a ride one of which needs to be a registered carer. A Carer Card will be issued alongside the Access Band allowing a maximum of 10 rides in any one day.

It is important that we carefully manage the issuing and use of Access Bands to ensure that the number of people using ride exit gates is kept to a minimum; 

New for 2019

During peak periods (Weekends/School Holidays) the below attractions will operate with timing restrictions for Easy Access Users. The Easy Access User will not be permitted to access the listed rides in less than 30-minute intervals between easy access service.

• Accelerator
• Buffalo Coaster
• Maelstrom
• Stormforce 10
• Troublesome Trucks
• Winston’s Whistle-Stop Tours
• The Bounty Pirate Ship
• Sodor Railway

Easy Access timing restrictions do not apply to any other attractions and can be enjoyed by visiting the exit queue line at any time throughout the day; please note, there will still be an element of queuing with all attractions.

Any guests who may have limitations onto our attractions are advised to email Guest Services before booking. This will enable us to provide further information about their visit.

Telephone: 01827 287 979


Important Information

Stormforce 10 and Shockwave

Any guests wishing to ride both attractions will need to be able to exit the vehicles whilst on an incline, this may involve a full body harness to be worn before making their way down the evacuation stairs. Please note, both attractions operate at a height.

Easy Access Eligibility

In order to qualify for an Easy Access Band and accompanying Easy Access Card, one of the below needs to be presented at guest services.

• Confirmation of receipt of Personal Independent Payment/ an Attendance Allowance award letter confirming receipt of the higher rate mobility component
• A current and valid Blue Badge
• A letter of diagnosis from a GP or Hospital Consultant stating why you are eligible for the service (presented on headed paper). All letters need to be dated within one year of visit. (Equivalent documentation from guests visiting from outside the UK will also be accepted).

The provision of any special access facilities is entirely at the discretion.

Our full Easy Access Guide can be downloaded here.

Guidance for Guests with Missing Limbs

Please refer to our Safety Guidance for Guests with Missing Limbs. All guests with missing limbs should visit guest services for a confidential and personal review with a member of the rides’ management team. Guests with missing limbs will be issued with tailored
guidance on each individual attraction which will form their own personalised Easy Access Card.

Telephone: 01827 287979





We have created a list of answers to all of your frequently asked questions. 

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Eat and Drink

Eat and Drink

Whether your stomach is rumbling for a snack, lunch or even dinner our delicious meals, sweet treats and refreshing drinks will keep your energy up all day long.

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Burger Kitchen - Drayton Manor

Drayton Manor Meal Deals 

Family Meal Deals from £22.00
Kids Packs from £4.45

Only available at selected outlets 

Burger Kitchen

Bite into one of our juicy locally sourced, handmade burgers from our rustic Burger Kitchen. With prices starting from £5.25 for a children's meal.

Safari Pizza & Pasta

Visit our rainforest themed restaurant which will drive you koo-koo for pizza and pasta.  Feel like you are in the wild with moving jungle friends and sounds.

Eat, drink, enjoy

Enjoy delicious sandwiches, cakes and soft drinks in a relaxed cafe environment.  

Fish & Chips

Be transported to the seaside as you enjoy freshly battered fish and chips from our very own Fish and Chip Shop.


Chicken Diner

Are you a lover of all things chicken? Tuck into our delicious meals and snacks from our Chicken Diner.

Sodor Coffee Shop

Arrive into Sodor Airport for refreshments in our retro style coffee shop.  Enjoy tea, coffee and cake plus more before you depart for lots of fun in Thomas Land.

Humble Pies

Take a seat under our huge outdoor canopy and tuck into one of our homemade pies and pasties, made fresh using locally sourced ingredients and free-range meat.

The Tea Shop

Enjoy our authentic Tea Shop with tempting hot and cold homemade snacks. Grab a seat under our outdoor canopy, the perfect place to relax.

The George and dragon

Let the kids run wild in the park as you take a relaxing break in The George and Dragon beer garden with a pint or two!

Knapford Station Café

Located in the heart of Thomas Land, stop off for a tasty treat before reuniting with Thomas & Friends™.


We have even more food kiosks dotted across the park and zoo so make sure to grab an ice cream, doughnut, hotdog or slush for something quick on the go.

Don’t forget to try our family restaurant, The Grill Inn – nothing could be simpler or more delicious.  Make sure to check out our new menu.

Guests must make staff aware of any dietary requirements at the point of ordering. We follow strict hygiene practices in our outlets but due to the presence of allergenic ingredients in some products, there is a small possibility that allergen traces may be found in any food item.


Soya milk is available from Sodor Airport Café.


Food Item Outlet
Quarter pounder burger or cheeseburger on a gluten-free bun Burger Kitchen
Jacket potatoes with: beans/ cheese/ tuna mayo The Teashop
Various options upon request  The Grill Inn

dairy free options 

Food Item


Beef burger without cheese. Please request to have no cheese upon ordering, Spicy Fillet Chicken Burger*, Veggie Burger*, Fish Fingers* Fries* Burger Kitchen

Popcorn chicken*, Chicken wings and drummets*, Veggie burger*, Fish fingers*, Onion rings*, Curly fries*, Beans, Coleslaw

Chicken Diner

Battered Fish and Chips*, Battered Sausage*, Battered potato scallop and beans*, Mushy peas, curry sauce and gravy 

Boathouse Chip Shop 

Bacon bap, Sausage bap, Hash browns* ( breakfast item served until 11am). Ham bap with no butter, please request no butter upon ordering. Pre packed sandwiches (allergen information available on packaging)

Tea Shop                                                                 

Tomato and meatball pasta, Tomato pasta, Beans and Coleslaw, Wedges*

Safari Pizza and Pasta 

Ham bap with no butter, please request no butter upon ordering, a limited selection of pre-packaged cake bars from supplier 'Honeybuns' who specialise in producing gluten dairy free cakes and biscuits.

Sodor Airport, Mrs Kyndley’s and Knapford Station Café 


* We are unable to guarantee the absence of any particular allergen in any of our fried foods due to allergen cross-contamination during the oil filtering process.  We also cook some items together in the same fryer. There is a small chance that foods may come in contact with one another during preparation. Although efforts are made to avoid cross-contact of allergens, we cannot guarantee that this will not occur.  

Full allergen information is available at every catering outlet either on display or behind the till our staff will be happy to assist your dietary requirements. 



Food Item Outlet
Chicken Burger, Chicken Strips, Chicken Wrap, Chicken Fillet Bites, Curly Fries, Fish Fingers, Veggie Burger, Onion Rings, Beans, Sweet Chilli Sauce, Mayonnaise, BBQ Sauce

Chicken Diner                                                

Chicken Burger, Chicken Fillet Bites, Veggie Burger, Fish Fingers, Fries Burger Kitchen
Cheese and Tomato Pizza, Veggie Pizza, Potato Wedges, Coleslaw, Beans, Tomato Pasta, Garlic Bread, Garlic and Cheese Bread  Safari Pizza & Pasta
Waffle Cone, Strawberry Ice Cream, Chocolate Ice Cream, Mint Choc Chip Ice Cream, Chocolate Sauce, Strawberry Sauce, Toffee Sauce, Cadbury Flake, Cream, Chocolate Sugar Strands  AJ's Ice Cream Parlour
Cheese and Mushroom Toastie, Cheese and Tomato Toastie, Cheese Salad Roll, Hot Cross Bun, Various Cakes Sodor Airport
Cheese and Onion Panini, Cheese and Tomato Panini, Cheese and Tomato Baguette, Cheese and Spring Onion Slice, Various Cakes   Mrs Kyndleys Café
Cheese and Onion Panini, Cheese and Tomato Panini, Cheese and Tomato / Cheese Salad Baguette, Cheese and Spring Onion Slice, Angelito Ice Cream, Various Cakes  Knapford Station
All Slush Flavours Ice Station
Waffle Cone, Strawberry Ice Cream, Chocolate Ice Cream, Mint Choc Chip Ice Cream, Chocolate Sauce, Strawberry Sauce, Toffee Sauce, Cadbury Flake, Cream, Chocolate Sugar Strands  Maelstrom Kiosk
Doughnuts, Ice Cream and Flake, Various Ice Cream Sauces, Waffles Fun Foods
Jacket Potato with Tuna Mayo, Cheese or Beans, Beans on Toast, Buttered Toast, Cheese Salad Baguette, Various Cakes  The Teashop
Cheese and Onion Pie, Mediterranean Veg Pie, Mash, Mushy Peas, Garden Peas, Various Cakes  Humble Pies




See all of our retail and ride photography information below! 

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Retail Outlets

Gift Box

Souvenirs for all the family, with licensed products featuring Marvel, Frozen and Emoji.

Toy Shop 
A fantastic range of items including Soft toys, Stationery and Pocket Money toys.

Sweets and Treats 
Our Sweet shop features family favourites like pick 'n' mix, flavoured rock, Popcorn and candy Floss and ice-cold slush.

Surf Shack Shop
Located next to Stormforce 10, this shop has Drayton Manor Park branded clothing, posters and accessories. Don't forget to purchase your splash Mac!

Gift Box (Main Entrance)
Last stop for gifts on your way home featuring exclusive Thomas Land products, Drayton Manor souvenirs, soft toys and also the place to pick up a clearance bargain or two.

Thomas Land Shop 

The largest Thomas the Tank engine shop in Europe featuring a wide range of toys, clothing and accessories exclusive to Drayton Manor Theme Park featuring Thomas and Friends™.

Sodor Sweets Shop
Wide range of sweets for all the family ideal for when you need to recharge your batteries.

Hotel Shop 
An exclusive range of gifts, perfect for giving.

If you want to take your Drayton memories home don't forget to purchase a ride photo!

We take photos on the following rides-

  • Stormforce
  • Shockwave
  • Accelerator
  • Apocalypse
  • Troublesome Trucks
  • Sodor Classic Cars

We also have an amazing Green screen located at the exit of our Winston Whistle Stop Tour, this can also be accessed from the Thomas Land Shop by going up the ramp at the back of the shop to upstairs.

Roaming Photography – this can include photos in your carriage whilst in Knapford Station, photos with the Fat Controller and Rusty & Dusty or a family/group photo.

You can also become Thomas’ very own driver and purchase a Train Driver's Licence. Or why not have Harold, Rosie or other favourites, collect them all!

All our ride Photos include FREE digital download - Click here to download yours now



Photo Booklet & Photograph 8x6*


Key Ring


Magnet £10

Photo Pass

£20 for 4 photos from any participating ride

Snow Globe/Glitter Block


*Your photo will come in an information booklet detailing Drayton Manor Park's 70 years of history. Pictures and information relating to the park and rides to create lasting memories of your day out.

VIP photoshoot with Thomas the Tank Engine

Meet Thomas the Tank Engine and capture the memory to cherish forever.

For just £10 you will receive two 8x6 photographs. This experience is available for a maximum of six people.

This photo opportunity is available from 9:30am-10:15am every weekend during term time. It is then available every morning on days the park is open during Staffordshire school holidays.

Please note, this experience is avaliable from 28th March 2020 on selected dates, subject to availability and is weather dependent.


Camping and Caravanning

Camping and Caravanning

Stay at Drayton Manor's very own Camping and Caravan site.

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Our Camping and Caravanning site is in a convenient location with on-site facilities;

90 pitches in a site next to the park
Family-friendly campsite
Children’s play area
Glamping with already set-up tents available through ReadyCamp*
Parent and Baby Room
Elsen Points

Drayton Manor has teamed up with the Camping and Caravanning Club, which now operates our campsite.
Become a Camping & Caravanning Club member to receive discount on campsite bookings. For more information, prices or to book please follow the following link:

Call: 01827 260617

​*Terms & Conditions for for Glamping

Booking nights:

  • Friday minimum 3 night booking
  • Monday minimum 4 night booking
  • 7 and 14 night bookings for Friday and Saturdays  ONLY
  • 10 night bookings commence Friday ONLY

Bookings for up to 6 people (Maximum 4 adults). No pets allowed.

Arrivals between 3pm and 6pm – Checkout before 11am.



Useful Tips

Useful Tips

Check out our useful tips for your visit to Drayton Manor Park. 

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  • Between rides, don’t forget to visit our live shows.
  • Pay for parking on arrival to avoid the rush at the end of the day
  • Nobody under the age of 12 years will be admitted to the park unless they are accompanied by an adult who is 18 years or over.
  • Restaurants will get busy between 12 – 2pm, so if you can plan to eat earlier or later, the catering outlets are likely to be quieter. That way you can be doing things whilst others are eating.
  • Brought your own food? We have plenty of benches and areas for you to use throughout the park.
  • Our Zoo is a fantastic place to visit and is home to a wide variety of rare and endangered species. Make sure you find time to bring your little monkeys to see ours.
  • If you are planning on bringing a camera to remember your day, please note that the general public are not allowed to use Go Pro cameras on any ride. 
  • Before going on one of our water rides, why not buy a splash mac from one of our shops?
  • Thomas's friend Spencer has his very own activity park (outdoor play area) which is located in the zoo next to Farmer McColls Farm. You can get to this by walking through the zoo or by hopping on board Thomas, Rosie or Percy from Thomas Land.
  • Make your day more memorable by taking home some ride photography or by making a visit to our souvenir shops.
  • On hot days, please make sure that you all keep hydrated and don’t forget to apply that sunscreen.  Sunscreen can be purchased in all shops around the park.
  • Click here to view our Park Regulations.

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