The Monday Review: Thomasland at Drayton Manor

November 29, 2010 at 9:00 pm | Posted in Days Out, Reviews | 2 Comments
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On Saturday we got up early, wrapped up warm and headed to Drayton Manor to meet some friends and experience Thomasland and their Magical Christmas.

With a sprinkling of snow on the ground it was magical from the moment we arrived.  Freeeeeezing but magical.

The look of awe that remained for the entire day.

We arrived just as it was opening and headed straight for Knapford Station and a ride on Thomas.  Bear was beside himself with excitement when he saw Thomas pull into the station.

From there we walked back through the zoo for lunch.  The monkeys and leopards proved more than popular.

We had lunch at Rainforest Pizza which was unexpectedly delicious – it looked like real fast food but was really good and warming too – sadly the restaurant itself was quite chilly and dark so we didn’t hang about.

From there we went and got gifts from Santa; bear wasn’t too keen on his meeting with the man in red and promptly ran off to meet the reindeer instead.

On to the 4D cinema for the sleigh ride which was a massive highlight of the day.  We ‘ooed’ and ‘wowed’ with the best of them, and bear sat delighted in his specs and loved every second of it, even the giant spider that came and dangled before our eyes.

After that, still not deterred by the sub-zero temperatures we did all the rides.  Jeremy’s Flying Academy had us in stitches when we realised it was quite high and quite fast, the toddlers giggled while the mummies screamed!

We warmed up under the patio heaters and got warm drinks after a brief trip and loo stop in the indoor soft play centre.  All in all we had an amazing day!  A few of the rides only allow one adult per carriage so if you only have one child be prepared to take it in turns.

You can buy tickets only for £12.90 per adult and £10.50 for 2-3 year olds.

Our tickets were kindly given to us by Drayton Manor.  We stick to the bloggers with integrity code to only promote products that we truly, truly love.



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  1. This place looks awesome. I so need to go there.

    • It’s brilliant! Long way from you, you’d have to come and stay with us!

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