A Day Out and Overnight Stay at Drayton Manor
At 15 months my son is a little too young yet to enjoy most theme park rides, but it already appears that I’ve got a little adrenaline junkie on my hands. He likes to be tossed in the air, swung around, and his favourite feeling in the world seems to be falling backwards. So when I was looking up theme parks to visit, I wanted to find one that might have a couple of rides that he can enjoy. My husband loves coasters, so we needed something that had things to suit both the gentle and the extreme. Drayton Manor Theme Park ticked every box, including mine, as it also has a small zoo! Days out at theme parks can tend to be a little bit on the higher price for families, although they definitely offer value for money for a wide age range. I was pleasantly surprised to see the savings that could be made with 365 tickets, who provided me with complimentary entry to review the day. You can get up to 36% off Drayton Manor tickets, with savings of 50% or even more for other big name attractions like Thorpe Park, Alton Towers and Legoland. I’d always give them a check now in future before buying. Drayton Manor is located just north of Birmingham, so was a 2 hour 30 minutes drive for us from South Wales. It’s well signposted and easy to find, with multiple large (free) car parks spanning three different entrance points. Hotel guests can park in the hotel car park which is right next to Entrance 1, whilst theme park visitors will be directed to the car park near the main entrance gate. If you’ve bought tickets in advance you can head straight to an entrance gate as they’ll scan the barcode meaning no queuing. There are three main areas of Drayton Manor Theme Park, the Zoo, Thomas Land and then the main section.