It’s been document here before that we love Drayton Manor as a family outing … it being just over an hour an away only makes it all the more appealing, along with having something for both extreme ages of my Children (aged 4 & 14)
We visited several times last year and were teased with billboards declaring that works were taking place on extending my sons favourite part of the park .. Thomas Land.
So when we were asked to come and visit the new Thomas Land Expansion on their opening day on Wednesday .. I have to say we were thrilled … so much so we postponed Joshua’s 4th birthday party with family as opening day was his birthday!
We fell in love with Drayton Manor and Thomas Land last year when we visited it for the first time and after several other visits last year our love only grew.
For me finding a location that caters for the 2 extreme ages of my kids that keeps them both happy at once is going to get brownie points for me!
Yesterday we arrived at Drayton Manor for the official unveiling of the newly improved Thomas Land attraction and were really excited to see what was new!
After a £2.5 million expansion that increased Thomas Land by over 40% it now hosts a fantastically brilliant Sodor Airport complex which is equipped with fantastic views from the balconies, several themed rooms and a fully equipped themed cafe idea for resting weary legs and filling up hungry tummies!
It goes without saying there are some super new rides in the form of Flynn’s Fire Rescue and Toby’s Tram Express, my favourite however was Captain’s Sea Adventure, in which you get to squirt water at passersby and other boats! .. Maybe I am a little more sadistic than I thought? .. However from the giggles from my husband and Son .. I don’t think it was just me!
I love how much thought has been put into the expansion so it flows well with the original parts of Thomas Land, making for a must go to place for any Thomas fan … or any little person *cough cough* oh and me as I love the rides too.
With the new Fat Controller Statue, Victorian Games and a lovely large band stand that only adds to the magic there, I have no doubt we will be coming back for many more Family days out this year too!
And anything that makes my kids sleep in the car on the way home is a total bonus too!
Thank you Drayton Manor.