We were recently given the opportunity to go and visit Drayton Manor Theme Park and we were all really excited … we had never visited before so it was going to a brand new experience.
On arriving I was pleased at how well signposted it was and also the fact there was no massive massive queue when we arrived as there were plenty of people on the tills and gates.
The girls (Beth and her friend) headed to the big rides first, however we headed straight to the Zoo and we were blown away with some utterly beautiful creatures and not only that there was a lovely range of types of animals too!
Next was Thomas Land .. this was the one that Joshua was most looking forward too. I have to say WOW .. my expectation had been that it would be really cheesy … I was wrong it was so beautifully thought out and the attention to details was fantastic.
Joshua was terrified of the rocking tug but he LOVED Jeremy’s Flying Academy, Harolds Heli Tours, Diesels Locomotion Meyhem to name just a few!
All the rides were really well thought out to allow adult passengers to ride with their mini’s so it made for stress free rides!
For lunch we couldn’t decided what we wanted from Fish & Chips to Pizza, Chicken or Burgers. The girls not wanting to be seen with the foggies (well everyone over 20 is a foggie to a 13 year old aren’t they!) So the girls headed off for Chicken and we went off for Burgers.
First off I have to say the price was far less than I had anticipated £6.45 for a meal for one and approx £22 for a family deal – Now I don’t know about you but having visited similar places their prices have been higher so it was nice to see a little bit more affordable food!
Thomas Land was not the only place my toddler loved!! … he loved the 4D Cinema, Splash Canon, Drunken Barrels, The Amusements and the Merry Go Round was a total hit after 4 rides! (even Hubby joined on the last one, although he likes to remind me that he sat on a chicken not a horse!)
The girls being far braver than I or even hubby they tackled some corking rides including Maelstrom, G-Force, Apocalypse and even Storm Force 10! … I think they are nutters!
Even with rain intermittently throughout the day we had an amazing time and we are currently considering the annual passes!
We have not totally fallen for the charms of Drayton Manor and my little man is totally obsessed with Thomas Land!
Disclaimer: We were given some complimentary tickets purposes of reviewing. (although we did buy extras on the day) All thoughts and opinions were made independently by members of The Oliver’s Madhouse