Easy to see why Drayton Manor wins awards

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WHETHER you’re a thrill-seeker in search of a white knuckler or someone who prefers the more tame ride, there really is something for everyone at Drayton Manor theme park.

The park has been a popular family attraction since it opened in 1950, but it is almost unrecognisable from its humble beginnings.

It’s not difficult to see why Tamworth attraction has been voted the Best UK Attraction for Children by readers of leading travel magazine, Group Leisure.

I took my four-year-old daughter Jasmine and her grandparents and there wasn’t enough hours in the day to pack everything in.

First stop was the magical Thomas Land with its very own Knapford Station with rides including Bertie Bus, Harold the Helicopter.

She has been addicted to the park since her first visit aged two. If I had a pound for every time she asked if we could visit Drayton Manor I’d be a very rich lady!

My mum and her partner enjoyed our visit too, riding the carousel, the 4D cinema and Pirate Adventure.

Adrenaline junkies will love Shockwave, Malestrom and Apocalypse.

Drayton Manor and the new hotel is set in approximately 280 acres of beautiful woodland and countryside. has some of the biggest, wettest and scariest rides around as well as a 15-acre zoo.

There’s plenty of places to eat and some great online offers.

With half-term coming up, make sure Drayton Manor is on your list of places to visit.

Drayton Manor Theme Park, Drayton Manor Drive, Tamworth, B78 3TW, telephone 01827 285551.