Remember when a few days ago I had written about a list of must-do things in Thomas Land? Well, I am pleased to announce that my blog post made the cut and we have been chosen as Drayton Manor Theme Park Blogger Ambassadors for the 2016 season. What does this mean? It means we have annual passes to visit Drayton Manor and Thomas Land throughout this year so we can bring you all the latest from one of UK’s best loved family attractions.
I have said this before, but Drayton Manor is more than just a theme park. The latest addition to the attraction is not a thrill ride but a conservation project. The Tamarin Trail opened last week and is now home to tamarins and marmosets. These are species of monkeys whose existence in the wild has been threatened due to uncontrolled deforestation.
We were pleased to attend the opening of The Tamarin Trail and had the chance to see these cute little creatures. The Emperor tamarin with its fluffy white beard was our favourite.
Do you believe in ghosts? Either way, do check out The Haunting, a family ride at Drayton Manor that takes you around a ‘haunted’ old mansion where there are all sorts of supernatural goings-on. I am easily spooked, but I did enjoy the experience. Contrary to expectation, J did too, and was really brave about the ‘ghouls’.
The theme park is open for this season with its assortment of family-friendly and thrill rides. Try the Drayton Queen boat ride, carousel or big wheel if you are looking for a gentler pace. Go for the Buffalo Coaster, Splash Canyon or Flying Dutchman if you are feeling a little bit adventurous. Or go all out with the adrenaline rush with G-Force and Shockwave.
Thomas Land with its rides, live shows and exhibitions are a must if you have a Thomas the Tank Engine fan in the family. There is always something happening here to entertain the entire family.
So if you are stuck for ideas to keep the kids entertained during these holidays, why not plan a visit to Drayton Manor and Thomas Land? You can do a day trip if you live close enough. If not, turn it into a short break with the on-site 4-star Drayton Manor Hotel and the Stay, Play and Save 20% package.