Drayton Manor Theme Park Overview

Drayton Manor Theme Park offers an opportunity to enjoy spills and thrills of the numerous rides at the Thomas Land, which usually runs from March to October. Whether you are seeking adrenaline-pumping fun or a fun-filled family ride, look no further the Bounty Pirate Ship, The Carousel and do not miss taking a flight on Air Race and Maelstrom to feel the full throttle of the shockwave. Enjoy the roller coaster, which gives you a heart-stopping 54m drop from a tower.

If you prefer a slightly slower pace, do not forget that Drayton Manor Theme Park has an excellent zoo where you can meet all creature friends from Asia, South America, and Africa. There will be dozens of animals from all across the globe. The zoo will also captivate you with the astounding variety of animals. From Sumatran to Meerkats, you will not believe how close these animals are.

After that, you will be transported to the magical island of Sodor to create memories that will last forever. With more than 25 rides and various attractions, Drayton Manor Theme Park is all fun and frolic with Captain’s sea adventure, Toby’s Tram Express, and Flynn’s Fire Rescue. Consider exploring the vibrant atmosphere of Drayton Manor Theme Park with Europe tour packages. You can also enjoy a ride on Rosie, Percy, and Thomas, as well as on the Harold Helicopter Tours Plus, Cranky Crank, and much more.

Here at the theme park, you can also experience a range of lively educational activities, events, workshops, and talks for students of all levels. Whether you want to learn more about dinosaurs, the science around rollercoasters, peculiar animal habits or how to run and market a business, the passionate education team here will ensure all the education programs are enjoyable and engaging.


• Enjoy more than 20 rides in Thomas land. You can ask your toddlers for their favorite ride and can plan accordingly.
• Get into the ‘Sodor classic car,’ a slow-paced ride abroad, a classic car that navigates via small farm.
• The blue mountain engine will cross between a mini roller coaster and carousel. You can choose between an engine or a carriage for the ride.
• For young Thomas fans, Lady’s carousel is perfect and safe.
• Ride a Thomas & Friends engine by hopping on one of the Thomas-themed engines servicing Knap ford stations. Rosie, Percy, and Thomas operate together on this line and ride to Tidmouth Halut.
• The outdoor play area of Spencer’s is a fantastic themed playground with climbing frames, bridges, tunnels, and slides. This is the best spot to burn off some steam or to put kids some time out in the main area of Thomas land.
• Emily’s adventure is an indoor play area and the perfect distraction on rainy days. You can enjoy trains, climbing frames, ball pits, and slides in the great soft play area.

How To Reach

By Bus:

115 – Take bus number 115 from Kingsbury, Dosthill, Hurley, or Tamworth and alight at ‘The square,’ which is just a few minutes' walks away.

110 – Take bus number 110 from Tamworth, Sutton Coldfield, or Birmingham for a relaxing journey. Alight at ‘The Square’ , from there park is a few minutes walk away.

By Train: The nearest station, ‘Tamworth,’ is just 3 miles away.

By Taxi: The taxi stand is located just outside the Tamworth station and offers a professional taxi service with 1-8 seats. It is wheelchair accessible.

By Car: You can reach via car and use the nearby parking just a few minutes away from Drayton Manor Theme Park.

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Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit the park is in the morning because during this time you do not have to wait in the queue to take the rides. However, if you are visiting after lunch or in the evening, you may waste lots of time waiting for your turn at every ride and fun activity.

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Other Essential Information

  • Drayton Manor Theme Park has a fully accessible toilet for disabled people.
  • Facilities for baby nappy changing and nursing are available at the parks. Nappies and other baby products can also be purchased from the shop of the park.
  • You can get the theme park booked for conferences and wedding.
  • For the visually impaired, guide dogs are allowed inside the park.
  • You can add a rainy-day guarantee to your booking for as low as £2 per person. You will also get a free return visit if the rain exceeds 6mm.
  • Drayton Manor Theme Park has a dedicated smoking zone. Apart from those zones, smoking is strictly prohibited in the park.
  • Tourists can hire wheelchairs and prams at the main entrance. They are available on a first-come, first-serve basis with a charge of £10.

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Normal Timings:
10:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Normal Timings:
10:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Normal Timings:
10:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Normal Timings:
10:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Normal Timings:
10:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Normal Timings:
10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Normal Timings:
10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
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Rides and Attractions

Rides and Attractions

Your experience at Drayton Manor Theme Park will be memorable with various rides and attractions perfect for all ages. You can immerse yourself in the world of nautical fun in the adventure cove and experience air race, Maelstrom and spin.

Visitors should not miss the shockwaves on UK’s only stand-up rollercoaster. You can also enjoy the incredible water rides, like Storm force 10 and River rapids.

You can enjoy multiple rides here like Thor, river rapids, accelerator, maelstrom, Loki, apocalypse, air race, jormungandr, drunken barrels, jolly buccaneer, flying dutchman, carousel, dodgems ahoy, wave swinger, sleeping, Jeremy jet’s flying academy, rocking but strode, Flynn’s fire rescue, blue mountain engines, captain sea adventure and much more.

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Drayton Manor Theme Park Zoo is a mesmerizing place to explore as it is home to 500 animals from all across the world and includes various endangered species.

Animals you can see here are red pandas, Sumatran tiger, northern Lynx, fishing cat, slender tailed Meerkat, kirk’s Dik Dik, lowland anoa, Capybara, Patagonian mara, dusky pademelon, south American tarip, Columbian spider monkey, goeldi’s monkey, white-faced Saki monkey, cotton-top tamarin, emperor tamarin, golden lion tamarin, ring-tailed lemur, lar gibbon, rhesus macaque, Sulawesi crested macaque, silvery marmoset, pygmy marmoset, African crested porcupine, Prevost’s squirrel, northern tree shrew and much more. 



During the visit to Drayton Manor Theme Park, you will have various entertainment options. You can enjoy Thomas Land balcony shows with Sir Topham Hatt, Rusty & Dusty, Fun & games with Rory the lion, and hilarious street entertainment.

Visitors can also explore various live events at the theme park during easter, may bank holiday, may half term, summer of fun, Halloween, fireworks extravaganza, magical Christmas, February half term, and the special Thomas & Friend’s weekends.

School Trip

School Trip

Drayton Manor Theme Park offers unlimited options for a fun day out. With lots of options, this place is a top favourite for school trips and you will get lots of exploration in terms of entertainment, adventure and education.

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