There has never been a better time to plan a great value family day out at Drayton Manor Park, with prices for the new season now released.  Make memories with friends and family at the popular attraction from Thursday 30th March 2017 and save up to 35% by pre-booking online and via the call centre, with no added booking fee, a Rainy Day Guarantee and free car parking. 

Online 2017 tickets for 4 to 11 years olds, those aged 60+, disabled visitors and carers are priced just £20, and £25 for 12 to 59 year olds.  Adult and Toddler tickets are priced at £20[i], After School tickets are available for just £10[ii], whilst under 2s can continue to enjoy free entry into the park.

On the day prices start from just £7 for toddlers aged 2 to 3, £29 for 4 to 11 year olds, 60+, disabled visitors and carers, and £39 for 12 to 59 year olds.  Return visitors to the park can extend their experience and purchase day two tickets for just £14.[iii]

With Drayton Manor Park’s Rainy Day Guarantee even the unpredictable British weather can’t spoil your plans. Those who visit in the months of April, May and June and experience continuous rain for two or more hours between 10am – 5pm, can return to the park free of charge in June or September 2017.[iv] 

The exciting new 2017 season at Drayton Manor Park will see the arrival of a brand new ride James and the Red Balloon in Europe’s only Thomas Land.  Set to delight visitors from noon on Saturday 1st April 2017, the new attraction is based on the beloved Thomas and Friends™ character James and his cheeky antics with a red hot air balloon. James will be joining the 25 other rides and attractions based on the popular series. Families can experience the magic of Sodor like never before as they fly up, up and away in their very own balloon.

Covering 286 acres of beautiful woodland and countryside there is something for all the family at Drayton Manor Park.  Choose from some of the wildest and scariest rides around, including Shockwave, Maelstrom and Apocalypse, and enjoy family favourites such as Splash Canyon, Flying Dutchman and the 4D Cinema. 

Visitors looking for a little peace and quiet can take a walk through the 15-acre onsite Zoo which is home to over 100 species of animals including a mischievous Meerkat clan, stunning Sumatran tigers and Tamarins.

William Bryan, Managing Director at Drayton Manor Park, said: “2017 is set to be another big year and our prices reflect our commitment to providing families with the best value day out. The park offers something for all to enjoy and we hope to welcome even more visitors to the park this year.” 

The 2017 season runs from Thursday 30th March until Thursday 26th October[v], with the Firework Spectacular weekend taking place on Friday 27th, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October.  The award winning Magical Christmas event will be on selected dates from 18th November to 31st December.

To book tickets, or for more information about the park, visit Drayton Manor or call 0844 472 1950. Reduced prices are available for tickets bought in advance. For regular updates and news about Drayton Manor Park join it on Twitter and Facebook

[i] Only available during Staffordshire term time. See website for terms and conditions

[ii] Only available during Staffordshire term time. See website for terms and conditions

[iii] See website for 2017 prices and terms and conditions

[iv] See website for 2017 prices and terms and conditions

[v] Selected dates, please check website for full details

[vi] Restrictions apply, please check website for full details

[vii] Subject to availability.  Not available on park buyout days (season pass holders will be notified of any dates via email but we advise to check website before visiting).


 Season Pass

A Drayton Manor Park Season Pass is perfect for families looking for a fun day out from March 30th through to Friday 27th October. Priced at £40 for 2 to 3 year olds and £70 for those aged 4 and above, it is the ultimate ticket for a season of fun.

Upgrade to a Season Pass Plus and extend your opportunities to visit the park to include Magical Christmas[vi], the Firework Spectacular weekend and Thomas Land™ during February half term 2018![vii] Priced at £55 for 2 to 3 year olds, and £100 for those aged 4 and above.

About Drayton Manor

Drayton Manor Park Ltd, opened to the public in 1950 by the Bryan family, is one of the UK’s most popular family attractions with over one million visitors a year. George and Vera Bryan OBE, converted 80 acres of derelict land, which once belonged to Sir Robert Peel; MP & PM to Queen Victoria and her family, into today’s wonderful multi award-winning family attraction, combining thrill rides with a conservation zoo plus catering and conference facilities.

Today, Drayton Manor Park, still family owned and run by second and third generation family members, covers 286 acres of beautiful woodland and countryside and features some of the wildest and scariest rides around. Rides include: Rollercoasters – Shockwave, Accelerator and G-force.  Major rides: Maelstrom, Apocalypse and Storm Force 10, our wettest ride. It is home to the hugely popular Thomas Land™ featuring many named Thomas & Friends™ character rides for the children and adults alike. Thomas Land™ at Drayton Manor is the only one of its kind in Europe.  The park’s 152 seat 4D Cinema, over 50 rides and attractions makes for a truly unforgettable day.

A four-star Hotel onsite featuring 150 rooms includes Thomas & Friends™ themed rooms all sleeping four to six guests, family rooms, executive rooms and presidential rooms. It also features two bars, two sublime restaurants and a relaxing lounge.  Within Drayton Manor Park and Hotel there are three large conference rooms for functions and exhibitions as well as an idyllic wedding facility for up to 400 guests.

The popular Grill Inn Restaurant and bar is adjacent to the hotel, seats up to 150 guests and is open all year round. Drayton ManorDrayton Manor Hotel, The Grill Inn, Drayton Manor Events.

About Mattel

Mattel is a creations company that inspires the wonder of childhood. Our mission is to be the recognized leader in play, learning and development worldwide. Mattel’s portfolio of global consumer brands includes American Girl®, Barbie®, Fisher-Price®, Hot Wheels®, Monster High® and Thomas & Friends®, among many others. Mattel also creates a wealth of lines and products made in collaboration with leading entertainment and technology companies. With a global workforce of approximately 31,000 people, Mattel operates in 40 countries and territories and sells products in more than 150 nations. Visit us online at Mattel

About Thomas & Friends™

Thomas the Tank Engine™ was created over 70 years ago by a British clergyman, the Rev W Awdry, as a storybook for his son. That story quickly grew to become the award-winning global brand franchise it is today, enjoyed by families in more than 150 territories and in over 40 languages across multiple touch-points and formats, including: 400+ original TV shows; 11 feature-length films; 14 websites in nine languages; apps; toys (ranked number one property in the pre-school toys category in the UK and Australia and number two in the US); consumer products; publishing; live attractions and much more. Thomas & Friends has scooped prestigious accolades including a Parent’s Choice Award, a Webby and a Licensing Award for Best Classic Licensed Property. The famous and cheeky No.1 blue engine and his friends invite children to enter a world of imagination through the tracks of a train. Together, the children and engines embark on timeless adventures while experiencing valuable yet fun life lessons of discovery, friendship and cooperation. Thomas & Friends™ is viewable on more than 30 world-class broadcasters including PBS KIDS® in the US, Super RTL in Germany, and on Five’s Milkshake! and Nick Jr. in the UK. Downloadable episodes are available through iTunes and on YouTube. For more information about the wonderful world of Thomas & Friends, please visit Thomas and Friends, Facebook and Twitter 

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