Attraction in Tamworth
Visit the award-winning Drayton Manor Theme Park for Total Family Entertainment.
The theme park is also home to Europe's first and only Thomas Landˇ, featuring 12 rides based on popular Thomas & Friendsˇ characters, such as Cranky's Drop Tower, the Troublesome Trucks Runaway Coaster and a special Thomas the Tank Engine train ride. There's also indoor and outdoor play areas, a restaurant and a shop.
For the more adventurous, the park boasts some of the biggest, wettest and scariest rides around, including G-Force, Shockwave, Maelstrom and Apocolypse. Once the excitement of the rides has got too much, take a relaxing stroll about Drayton Manor Zoo and see a huge variety of animals from tigers and leopards, to snakes and spiders, as well as exotic birds, mischievous meerkats and playful penguins. There are also monkeys and primates, tapirs, ostriches and reindeer. New for 2009 - a sensational 4D Effects Cinema.
Families can watch a film in 3D whilst seated in specially designed chairs. These react to scenes in the film, by moving up and down, releasing sprays of water, bursts of air, bubbles and various smells, ensuring the ultimate cinema experience.
The festive season has arrived and Drayton Manor Theme Park, near Tamworth, Staffordshire, is inviting families to join in with the Christmas celebrations at its popular Thomas Land attraction.
Drayton's Magical Christmas (Saturday 28th November 2009 to Sunday 3rd January 2010) will see Thomas Land transformed into a winter wonderland, providing visitors with festive music, colourful decorations, snow machines, and a free Christmas gift for all children under nine. There's also a brand new film in the 4D Cinema called The Light Before Christmas.
Families can also take a trip on Thomas, Rosie or Percy to Farmer McColl's Farm and meet the resident reindeers. The park's ever-popular zoo will also remain open during this period. As a home to a wide variety of animals, including penguins, big cats, reptiles, and primates, the zoo has something for all animal lovers. The main theme park will remain closed from 2nd November and will re-open on 20th March 2010.
Thomas Land opening dates:
Saturday 28th November 2009 - Sunday 3rd January 2010
(CLOSED: 24th, 25th, 26th December 2009)
Monday - Friday during Staffordshire Term Time: 12pm to 5pm
(30th Nov - 4th Dec, 7th - 11th Dec, 14th - 18th Dec)
Weekends ą Saturday, Sunday and Staffordshire School Holidays: 12pm to 6pm (28th & 29th Nov, 5th & 6th Dec, 12th & 13th Dec,19th Dec - 3rd Jan 2010)
Aged 4 and over £16.00
Aged 2-3 £11.00
Under 2 FREE
Group of 4+ £12.50 each Grandee (60+) £13.50
Disabled and helper £15.00 (each)
Nearest UK Airport: Birmingham
Months Open: Main Theme Park Opening dates: March 20 2010 - October 21 2010
Gates open at 9:30am
Rides: 10:30am - 5pm (approx)
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes
Discount for Groups: Yes - Families
Car Parking: Yes
Admission Price: 12+ years: £28.00
4 - 11years: £24.00
60+ years: £14.00
Disabled & Helper: £19.00
Under 4 years: Free
Gift Shop: Yes
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