Drayton Manor

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Drayton Manor includes a theme park, hotel, resort and zoo. Located in Staffordshire there is entertainment & attractions for the whole family. Drayton Manor is located on the grounds of historic Drayton Manor, a former historic house located in scenic surroundings in Staffordshire. The theme park started off as an amusement site back in 1949 and has gradually expanded to include more and more rides and thrilling roller coasters. The site is know one of the best known and visited theme parks in the UK and includes hotel, resort and zoo. There are over 30 rides and attractions for visitors to enjoy with the park spilt in to themed areas including Action Park, Ariel Park, Fisherman’s Wharf, Pirate Cove and Thomas Land. Visitors can discover a range of attractions, events & shows at the park that offers adrenaline packed rides for thrill seekers and family rides and attractions offering a fun day out for the whole family.


Drayton Manor includes a number of themed areas which include rides and attractions. Action Park is home to a number of thrill rides that include the exciting G-Force, Shockwave roller coasters and Maelstrom giant gyro swing. Ariel Park is an area that includes rides, stores and restaurants. Among the rides are the drop tower Apocalypse and the inverted giant swing Pandemonium. The 4D cinema shows a musical underwater adventure in 3D and adds extra effects for a sensory 4D experience.

Pirate Cove is an area based around a pirate area rides here include Pirate Adventure, Jolly Buccaneer and Dodgems. Fisherman's Wharf is an area located next to the lake, rides here include Stormforce 10 where visitors will experience a huge splash, the swinging ship, the Bounty, Polperro Express, a vintage carousel and an amusement arcade.

Thomas Land is one of the highlights of the park, inspired by Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends. Set in 3 acres of parkland, there are a number of themed rides aimed at children. Here Thomas and Friends aficionados, both young and the young at heart can see and interact with their favourite characters. Rides include Troublesome Trucks,, a roller coaster for juniors, Crazy Berties bus, Lady's Carousel, a relaxing ride, aimed at small children and Blue Mountain Engines. There is Emily's Indoor Adventure Play and Spencers Outdoor Adventure Play that is aimed at younger children. The Thomas Land shop sells a large number of collectables, memorabilia, DVDs, books, games and toys, making it a firm favourite for fans of Thomas and Friends.

There are a number of events that are held in Drayton Manor each year; including corporate events, celebrations and wedding receptions and fireworks displays that take place at the end of the main season at the start of November.

Drayton Manor Zoo includes 15 acres of open plan zoo that is home to over 100 species of animals including some endangered species. Visitors can find big cats, primates, reptiles, penguins and a range of birds including owls.

The Drayton Manor Hotel is a 4 star hotel located on site among 280 acres of parkland and lakes. The hotel offers visitors the opportunity to stay and enjoy a short break, facilities include en suite accommodation including some Thomas & Friends themed rooms, climate controlled rooms, restaurant and bar, children’s play area, wireless internet access and free car parking.. An overnight stay in the hotel offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy the rides and attractions for one or two days and is located just 250 metres from the main entrance of the park.

Bookings & Tickets

For further information on Drayton Manor, the latest offers, packages and ticket and hotel stay bookings please see: Drayton Manor Bookings

How to Get There

The site is accessible by both car and public transport.

By Car:

The distance from central London is approx 120 miles with a journey time of approx 2 hours 15 minutes to 2 hours 45 minutes.

From London take the M1, then the M6 up to junction 4 then take A446 exit and follow the A446 up to the A4091 and follow the A4091 until a turning on the left for Drayton Manor Drive.

Car Parking is available the approx cost is £3 per day.

For those using Satellite Navigation systems the postcode to use is B78 3SA.

By Train:

From London Euston Station there are services to Tamworth railway station with a journey time of 85 to 90 minutes. From Tamworth station there are cabs available to Drayton Manor. From Birmingham New Street station there are regular train services to Tamworth station, the approx journey time is 15 minutes.


There are regular bus services from Derby bus station to Drayton Manor Park with a journey time of approx 55 minutes.

Contact Details

Drayton Manor
near Tamworth
B78 3TW

Telephone: 0844 472 1960 (ticket sales, guest services) & 0844 472 1950 (information line)

Website: Drayton Manor

Facilities & Information

Opening Times:

Drayton Manor is usually open from the middle of March to the start of November during the main season:

Mon to Sun: Gates open at 09.30 & rides start at 10.30 to 17.00 approx

Please Note: The opening times and days are subject to change, it is strongly recommended visitors check on the Drayton Manor website for the latest times prior to visiting.

Further Information:

Admission Prices:

Adult (18 to 59 years old and children aged 12 and over): £36 approx (£25 online price), Children (4 to 11 years old): £27 approx (£20 when booked in advance), Children aged 2 to 3 years old: £5, Children under 2: Free, Concessions: £27 approx (£20 when booked in advance).


There are a number of eateries, restaurants and cafes on site serving hot and cold snacks, meals and desserts. Choices include pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, fish and chips, tea shop, sweet shop and more.

There are a number of shops on site selling a range of memorabilia, souvenirs and gifts including the Thomas Land Shop featuring a large choice of collectables and memorabilia of Thomas and Friends.


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For Local Search & Directions see: Drayton Manor Map

Tips & Other Considerations

There may be some variations on the opening hours depending on the time of year and other factors. It is wise to double check before going to ensure the attraction you wish to see is open and avoid disappointment.

Follow common sense travel tips and remain alert, vigilant and aware of your belongings at all times. Keep valuables such as wallets/purses hidden away from public view. If you have a bag try to use a shoulder bag with a good quality, strong strap, that is put across your shoulder not on your shoulder making it more difficult for anyone to take your bag.

If you are travelling by car to Drayton Manor ensure you are well prepared with maps and Sat Nav to aid your journey, particularly if you are not familiar with the local area and roads. For door to door directions use the journey planner to plan your trip. Check the latest traffic information before you travel.

If you are travelling by public transport, check for service updates prior to beginning your journey for any delays, disruption or cancellations to services that may impact on your journey. Ensure you have the service timetables for the trains, buses and coaches. Remember when the last services are and ensure you make it to the train/bus/coach stops well in time.

Journey Planner

Get door to door directions for both road journeys and public transport.

Transport Links

Closest Train Stations:

Wilnecote: 2.8 Miles

Tamworth: 3 Miles

Closest Airports:

Birmingham Airport: 13 Miles
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