Drayton Manor Hotel & Theme Park

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Drayton Manor Hotel and Theme Park is the perfect destination for a short family break.  We are super proud to be blogger ambassadors for Drayton Manor Theme Park and were recently invited to see the latest features the park has to offer for the new season.  There are now even more reasons to stay and play at Drayton Manor Hotel and Theme Park. If you are thinking about planning a weekend break to help make the most of your holidays this year, I strongly recommend adding a stay here to your family bucket list.

Drayton Manor Hotel Thomas & Friends Hotel room 1

Drayton Manor Hotel

Drayton Manor Hotel is the perfect place to stay for an active family break.  It’s a 4 star hotel situated on the edge of the village of Fazeley in Staffordshire.  It offers superb accommodation across its 148 rooms and is dedicated to providing the very best customer experience.

You can stay in family rooms, executive suites, presidential rooms or your very own Thomas & Friends themed room if someone in your party is a Thomas The Tank Engine fan.  Character breakfasts are also available at the hotel and include a special visit from a very special Thomas & Friends character.  What better way to start off your Drayton Manor Theme Park adventure?

The hotel also boasts 2 bars, 2 restaurants, a comfortable residents lounge and a free car park.  Thomas & Friends themed nights are also available for the young guests that may include games, DVD’s and lots more fun besides.

The hotel is situated 20 metres from the entrance of Drayton Manor Theme Park making it the perfect retreat to recharge your batteries throughout your fun packed weekend.

Drayton Manor Theme Park

We never tire of visiting Drayton Manor Theme Park and Thomas Land.  As a part of our role as blogger ambassadors we get to enjoy a season pass to visit the attraction when ever we like.  This gets well used I can tell you as Drayton Manor Theme Park is considered the Best UK Attraction for Children in the Group Leisure Awards, and we wholeheartedly agree.

Ben 10 ride

We spend our time exploring Thomas Land but I cannot wait until the girls are a bit older and want to go on Ben 10 Ultimate Mission & G Force.   I have been on Shockwave with teen, and it was super scary.  I think I closed my eyes and screamed all the way round.  It was brilliant!


The Haunting is perfect for visitors who enjoy an element of the supernatural to their theme park experiences.  This attraction has been revamped for 2016 providing visitors with a more authentic supernatural experience.  Dare you enter The Haunting to discover the spooky happenings taking over Drayton Manor Theme Park in 2016?

The Haunting Drayton MAnor

Thomas Land

Our favourite place to visit is Thomas Land as it provides younger children with one of the most magical theme park experiences I think they will ever have.  Thomas Land was expanded in 2015, and is now bigger and better than ever.  There are lots of rides, meaning that when the park is busy you still won’t have to wait to long to go on a ride.  It’s about 30 minute wait at the most depending on which ride you take.

Toby Ride Thomas Land

The best thing about Thomas Land is the variety of rides available for children to enjoy.  It really is like stepping onto the island of Sodor as you ride on the new Toby The Tram, take Winston’s Whistle Stop Tour over the park or take of on Jeremy’s Jets Academy (which is a personal favourite of ours).  It really is perfect for young imaginations to enjoy.

Jeremy's Jets Ride

Drayton Manor Zoo

Drayton Manor is also home to a 15 acre zoo which includes around a 100 species of animals including meerkats and sumatran tigers.  It’s a lovely part of the park to walk through and enjoy the animals. Children love zoos don’t they?

Sumatran tigers 3-1

This Easter saw the opening of the new Tamarin Trail and we were lucky enough to see the cute monkeys in their new home before the official opening.  The Tamarin Trail provides the monkeys with much larger enclosures for them to play and for visitors to watch their antics.  The zookeeper told us they are settling in well to their new homes, and are very much enjoying the new space they have.

Tamarin Monkey

As a visitor it’s lovely to see the tamarin monkeys have more space to enjoy and be happy in their environment.

I hope you will agree there are lots of reasons to book a short family break at Drayton Manor Hotel in 2016.  We are lucky enough to only live an hour away from the theme park but having the hotel means that families that live further afield can also enjoy a visit to Drayton Manor Theme Park and Thomas Land.

For more information on booking a short break and room rates visit the website here 

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11 Responses

  1. We are planning a stay in the Drayton Manor Hotel for Sebby’s birthday in june

  2. I like that you have a season pass. What is better Thorpe Park or Drayton Manor? I have never been to Drayton.

  3. I am sure I would end up watching the animals more than riding the rides x

  4. Sounds fantastic, so many things to do! Great fun for the whole family! 🙂

  5. Hoe marvellous to have been chosen, hope you enjoy the holidays you get there. There seems to be a lot of stuff aimed at varying ages to keep every one happy.

  6. It looks so amazing there, so much to do. I love that there is a zoo there as wll as the rides and the hotel looks so much fun!

  7. I have never been to Drayton Manor, but looks fantastic!! I think we may take a visit next year when my son is a little older so he can appreciate it a little more xxx

  8. I love Drayton Manor and the fact there is something for everyone to enjoy. They really have thought about what they have on offer.
    I like that they have different events on throughout the year too.

  9. I’ve never been to Drayton Manor before, but always wanted to go. The zoo sounds amazing on its own!

  10. I’ve heard so many great things about Drayton Manor – it’s definitely somewhere I’d like to go with Lily when she’s older 🙂 X

  11. I love Drayton Manor. We haven’t stayed at the hotel yet but plan to this summer

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