Affordable Family Short Break to Drayton Manor Park
Every summer holidays, we usually travel abroad for a month or so, however this summer we are staying in the UK and enjoying what it has to offer.
Although we have heard fantastic recommendations about Drayton Manor Park, the home of Thomas Land, we have never had the opportunity to visit. Not only have we now enjoyed the award-wining theme park, we also had the chance to stay at the hotel.
This summer, Drayton Manor Park is offers the best rates for family trip to a theme park, being a great option to keep little ones entertained.
When you compare the prices of an overnight stay, including breakfast and theme park tickets for a family of four with other theme parks, Drayton Manor Park has the best value for money.
Drayton Manor Hotel
The whole family had a wonderful family trip! As soon as we arrived at the 4 star hotel, we were greeted by the friendly staff which checked us in and told us when breakfast would be in the morning.
Little man couldn’t wait to check out the room and was delighted with the size of his bed. We stayed in a standard double room with sofa bed. The bedroom was spacious and the beds were comfortable.
As we opened the door, I have realised that I forgot to ask for a travel cot, however it was all sorted with a short phone call to reception and, within minutes, one was delivered to our room and set up for the baby.
While little man had a bubble bath and the baby was fast asleep, I enjoyed a relaxing cup of tea while checking out the rides and attractions, planning all the fun we would have the following day.
In a wink, morning arrived and we went down for breakfast. The full English breakfast was delicious and we were ready for the busy day ahead.
Drayton Manor Park
The park opened at 9:30am and rides at 10:30am, allowing plenty of time to walk around the park and decide which rides you would like to go on first. There is a wide range of thrill rides, family rides and Thomas Land.
After chatting to a member of staff, we decided to try G-Force and loved the thrill of being upside down. Little man is just under 1.40cm so he wasn’t tall enough for the stand-up roller coaster Shockwave, I really enjoyed the loops and bends.
Our next stop was Stormforce 10, a 3 drop water ride. Hubby and little man really enjoyed the ride and were fully soaked after it. Luckily it was a warm day, so he dried up quickly. In case you don’t like being wet, we recommend wearing a waterproof jacket.
We also went on The Bounty Pirate Ship a few times. It doesn’t seem scary when you look at it, but the giant swinging ship keeps going higher and higher. Other rides that we enjoyed was the Buffalo Coaster, Drunker Barrels and Accelerator.
Our bellies were rumbling so we stopped at Burger Kitchen for burgers and chips. It was delicious! In case you fancy something different, there are other restaurants available at the park: Safari Pizza and Pasta, Chicken Diner and outlets around the park that sell hot dogs, doughnuts and drinks.
Thomas Land was our next stop, featuring 25 attractions, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year! Little man wanted to try the Troublesome Trucks Runaway Coaster and enjoyed it. We loved visiting Drayton Manor Park and can’t wait to our next visit.
There are so many rides we want to go on next like the Air Race, Apocalypse, Maelstrom, Pandemonium and The Haunting. There are also other attractions included in the price of the ticket, such as the 4D cinema and zoo. We also want to spend longer on Thomas Land next time as we were having so much fun and, by the time we got there, the park was nearly closing.
We were guests of Drayton Manor Park, however the opinions expressed in this review are honest and our own.