10th Anniversary of Thomas Land at Drayton Manor Park

10th Anniversary of Thomas Land at Drayton Manor Park

Before we headed for our long summer holiday to the Czech Republic we were lucky enough to be invited to the Midlands premiere of the new Thomas & Friends film, ‘Big World! Big Adventures!’ to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Thomas Land at Drayton Manor Park.

This is Europe’s only Thomas Land™, and is home to more than 25 rides and attractions, such as the Troublesome Trucks Runaway Coaster, Jeremy Jets’ Flying Academy, and brand new in 2017, James and The Red Balloon. If your little one is Thomas’s fan, you must visit this summer as there is so much to do.

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Both my girls were super excited. They really enjoyed all the treats that were prepared for us and had a great time on all the rides in ThomasLand™.  Just look at these cupcakes!

In addition to the adrenaline-pumping thrill rides, family-friendly rides and the 15-acre zoo, the attraction is organising extra events for visitors to enjoy.

Make sure that your little ones don’t miss out on a special meet and greet with CatBoy and Owlette, characters from popular children’s TV show, PJ Masks. These fan favourites, guaranteed to bring a smile to your child’s face, will be having fun at the park on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th August in the heart of the park near the Carousel.

For the grown-ups, there will be a scrumptious Food & Craft Festival on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th August, consisting of over 30 stands to tantalise the taste buds with locally made treats and delights, including stands run by The Crab Shack, Patty Freaks and Gyro Guys to name a few plus some amazing craft stalls as well.

But don’t worry if you don’t manage to make it to these events as throughout the summer there’s plenty at Drayton Manor Park to keep everyone happy.

Thrill seekers can scream to their hearts’ content as they experience a host of adrenaline-pumping rides such as the head-turning gyro swing Maelstrom, the 54-metre drop tower Apocalypse and Shockwave, one of only two stand-up coasters in Europe.

Visitors looking for a quick refresh from the occasional ‘heat wave’ we have been experiencing to date can enjoy the white-knuckle Stormforce 10 water ride!

If you’re planning to extend your visit into a staycation at the onsite, four-star Drayton Manor Hotel, secure your evening’s stay in a standard family room with a deposit of just £1 and help spread the cost this summer with the park’s exclusive Stay & Play offer.

For families with younger children, the magical experience of Thomas Land doesn’t have to end in the park as Drayton Manor Hotel has 15 incredible Thomas & Friends themed rooms.

Each child staying in a themed room also receives a complimentary Thomas & Friends goodie bag during their stay. For those without little ones, the hotel offers a well-deserved break in relaxing rooms with free Wi-Fi and an optional full English breakfast too.

We were super lucky with the weather this year. It was actually so hot that getting wet on some of the rides was really pleasant! We had such a fab day at Drayton Manor that I am sure we will be back again soon.

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