Why Should You Go ?
With the recent entries into the Guinness Book of World Records for the most number of people (3152) dressed in onesies and the longest scream ever (525 seconds), Drayton Manor Theme Park and Thomas Land has much to offer you and your children.
Cheap Accommodation near Drayton Manor Theme Park
It doesn’t matter whether you love chocolate, history, action, adventure, animals or skiing, there is something for you. And don’t worry about car parking. There is ample parking space for visitors. If you want to relieve your tension by screaming your heart out, there is the Shockwave ride for you.
For those who love anything horrifying, there is the Haunting (Aerial Park). Want to experience being a pirate? Go to Pirate Cove. Your children would love Thomas Land which is dedicated to Thomas the Tank Engineer and his friends – toys, books, collectibles, games and what not. Dinotrail offers Discovery Museum and a walk-through of Dinosaurland to watch lifelike dinosaurs.
It’s a family theme park with kids rides, family fun, zoo, and thrill rides. Several hotel accommodation can be around this themepark. One of the nearest hotels is Premier Inn Central, located not far from Tamworth train station.
Accommodation – Where Can You Stay near this theme park ?
Considering how 1.5 million people visit the park annually, it is hardly surprising that there are many cheap hotels with family rooms and bed and breakfast for your pick. In fact, Drayton Manor Hotel is just a few minutes away from the park’s entrance!
To enjoy all that Action Park, Aerial Park, Pirate Cove and other things that the theme park and Tamworth has to offer with your family, consider staying in one of the family rooms at any of the cheap hotels. If you are on your own or with friends and are on a budget, just pick a b&b for your accommodation.
Even if you select a b&b in Tamworth as your choice of accommodation, it is not an issue. The market town is very near to the park. In the event that you don’t have your own transport from your bed and breakfast accommodation, don’t worry. Buses leave from the village town regularly to go to the park. You get off right in front of the one of the entrances to the park.
What Else Can You See ? Tamworth – Cadbury’s World
Near the park, there is the historic market town of Tamworth, which is worth dropping by. The Norman Castle with the second biggest motte after Windsor Castle is here. Tamworth Castle also has a bailey and is well-preserved, depicting the area’s Norman history.
The other not to be missed place is Cadbury’s World. Here you and your kids not only get to learn about how to make chocolate but also try your hand at making chocolates. And while you are here, don’t forget to enjoy the chocolate rain. If you love skiing, visiting UK’s very first standard sized indoor ski slope covered in real snow, The Snowdome is a must.
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Travel – How to get to
Nearest train station ?
Drayton Manor theme park can be reached by Tamworth train station (approx. 3 miles away). There is a taxi rank outside the train station.
Please visit Arriva or The Green Bus for more details.
There is also a New Bus Service from Derby to Drayton Manor.
The nearest airport to Drayton Manor is Birmingham International about 15 miles away. East Midlands airport is about 25 miles.
Name : Drayton Manor : Theme Park, Resort and Zoo
The park is home to several thrill rides and fun attractions for the whole family. Thrill seekers will love “The Shockwave”, an Intamin stand-up roller coaster that reaches speeds of 53 mph. Stormforce 10 is a popular water ride.
Where is ? Located near Tamworth in the village of Drayton Bassett, in the District of Lichfield Staffordshire. Alton towers theme park is 1 hour drive away.
The city centre of Birmingham (ICC and National Indoor Arena) and Broad shopping street is 16 miles away.
Address : Drayton Manor Theme Park, Drayton Manor Dr, Tamworth B78 3TW, England, United Kingdom
Postcode district : B77, B78, B79
Region : West Midlands
County : Staffordshire
Tel : +44 1827 285551
Opened : in 1949
The park is open daily from mid March to the beginning of November. The park is also opened on selected days in late November to January (Drayton’s Magical Christmas: Thomas Land, Ben 10, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball and the Zoo only), in February (February Half Term: Thomas Land, Ben 10, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball and the Zoo only) and in March (Thomas Weekends: Thomas Land and the Zoo only).
Nearest Hotels : in the towns of Tamworth, Lichfield, Hopwas, Sutton Coldfield, Lea Marston, Kingsbury, and Atherstone.
Things to See and Do nearby – B78 3TW sat nav postcode area
Tamworth Castle (The Holloway, Tamworth B79 7NA, England): well kept medieval castle. It has lots of interactive exhibits to keep children entertained and interested.
SnowDome (Leisure Island, River Drive, Tamworth B79 7ND, England): indoor ski slope. Wonderful place for the family and great for kids. read more.
Kingsbury Water Park (Bodymoor Heath, Sutton Coldfield B76 0DY, England): lovely water park with landscaped lakes, picnic areas, and ideal for walkers and riders.
Big Play Barn (Middleton Lane, Tamworth B78 2BL, England): next to the farm and petting zoo. Perfect for children.
Planters Sky Trail Adventure (Woodlands Farm, Trinity Rd, Planters Garden Centre, Tamworth B78 2EY, England): great Fun Activity for all the family. It’s ideal for children and families to take part in together.