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A grand day out!
Drayton Manor (Staffordshire)
Member Name: RachelG89
Drayton Manor (Staffordshire)
Advantages: Good rides, small queues
Disadvantages: Not enough big rollercoasters
I have lost count of the amount of times I have been to drayton manor theme park! I love spending a day there with my friends and family. It is also ideal for smaller children as there is now a Thomas Land, where younger children can go on their favourite Thomas The Tank Engine characters as rides!
You cannot compare it to Alton Towers as it's a lot smaller, with smaller and with fewer rides but on the upside it only takes about a quater of the time to get on the rides!
Its worth getting there early so you can get on the rides and fit as much in as possible. There are some great rides there including maelstrom,shockwave, stormforce 10, G force, Apocalypse, The Haunting (which i'll admit, it's not as scarey as it sounds!) and more.
There is now a 4D cinema (which i have yet to go into) and a zoo with many animals. Theres a wide range of shops, cafes and resturants. The park has a very large car parking area, so make sure you remember where left your car!
You can even make a weekend of it and stop in their own camping site! (Families only)
If your work place is planning any events, make sure you bare Drayton Manor in mind. Last year my work place held our Christmas party at drayton manor and actually made the best Christmas party I have attended!
It has won many awards inculding; Group leisure awards, Best UK value destination, Best UK attraction and more.
The gates open at 9.30 am and the rides are open 10.30 am - 5.00 pm.
The park itself is open from 20th March to the 31st October.
Adults (Age 12+) - £28.00 ( Yes it is alot but its a whole day out!)
Child (Age 4-11) - £24.00
Grandee ( Age 60+) - £14.00
Disabled visitor and helper (each) - £19.00
Under 4 - Free
If you are taking the family there are packages called the Family Supersaver which costs as follows-
3 Family Members - £69.00
4 Family Members- £92.00
5 Family Members- £115.00
It is located near Tamworth Staffordshire, just of the A38/A446, J9 M42 & exit T2 M6 toll. B78 3tw Tel: 0844 472 1950
For more information and ride list go to www.drayton manor.co.uk
Summary: A great day out and fun for all the family.
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