On Saturday we headed to Drayton Manor Park for a day in Thomas Land with a load of other bloggers. Last year Thomas Land underwent a huge £2.5million expansion. It is now bigger and better than ever, with plenty to keep the little ones entertained, featuring over 25 rides and attractions including brand new additions Flynn’s Fire & Rescue, Captain’s Sea Adventure, Toby’s Tram Express and the Sodor Airport complex.
I’ve been to the park before but it was years before Thomas Land so we were all super excited! Well actually I lie, both teens were not excited and kept moaning that they didn’t want to go because only Thomas Land would be open but do you know what? They actually went on more rides than the 3 year old! They absolutely loved it!
We got there at 9.30am before the public to get an hour of ride time before everyone else. I’m sad to say we didn’t make the best use of this time because Jack needed feeding and Harry was scared to go on anything. We said it wasn’t like him but thinking about it now, he only had his immunisations a couple of days prior and he has been poorly since. I left Daddy to feed jack in the Sodar Airport Complex (which by the way was lovely and a perfect place to feed him and have a rest. Actually there were lots of great places to stop to feed and change him) while myself and the other 3 went on some rides. Like I say Harry wouldn’t go on much to start with but once he started he loved it! The teens went on everything.
After Jack was fed and we went on a few more rides, it was time for lunch. There is loads of places to choose from but we chose The Burger Kitchen. I didn’t get many photo’s because before I could get my camera out, daddy and the kids had demolished half the food 🙂 I must say it was really good food and a great price! We got the family deal that was for 2 adults and 2 children (we got a little extra for Harry) for £20.
We went on more rides, especially Captain’s Sea Adventure (Harry’s favourite) and Troublesome Trucks Runaway Coaster (Teens’ favourite) harry was too small for this ride but he wouldn’t go on it anyway. I loved the coaster too and went on it twice!
We also explored the Zoo a little bit and the arcades
We had a snack break, more rides and then headed home. We were there from 9.30am till 4pm when the park closes and we still didn’t do as much as we wanted too as we didn’t go on every ride, we want to do more of the zoo and the dino trail so we really need to make another trip there soon. And now the teen’s have seen the rest of the park, they want to go when that is open (from 12th March) to go on all the other rides Drayton Manor has to offer!
We don’t live very far away but never went because we had the worry of how would we use the day wisely with harry wanting Thomas land and the teens wanting the bigger rides but now I’ve been I no longer have those concerns because we had a fantastic day and I know it would be even better with the whole park open.
We also made a little video of our day 🙂
*This is not a sponsored post. This is my entry post to become a Drayton Manor Theme Park Ambassador for the 2016 season. All words and opinions are my own.