Trips to Drayton Manor have been a regular part of H’s childhood. It’s our closest theme park and I think it’s one of the best around so I’ve been trying to sum up what we like best about it.
We love the range of rides available at Drayton Manor. H isn’t a roller coaster fan, but there’s still lots to like, especially anything that involves water. Drayton Manor has rides suitable for all the family, so you can send off the teens to the high adrenaline ones and younger ones can choose something a little less dramatic.
No Parking Charges
I’m sure it’s not just me that hates paying to park. I hate it even more when I have driven up a long driveway or internal roads to access a car park that would be in the middle of nowhere, if it wasn’t for the theme park and then I am expected to pay for parking – where else am I going except the theme park? It always feels like a rip off to me and leaves a bit of a sour taste if I am honest on our day out. If I am going to an attraction I like to have the parking included, it makes things more transparent and often there isn’t a realistic public transport option as an alternative. Drayton Manor don’t charge extra for parking and I salute them for it.
H always asks to go see the dinosaurs. In fact, a few years ago (pre starting school) he went with friends for the day and they thought he could read already because he was ‘reading’ the questions and answers on the way round correctly. In fact, he’s just dinosaur mad and he’d remembered the information boards because they interested him.
H loves a trip round the zoo too. We love looking at all the animals especially the monkeys, the tigers, the reptile house and of course the meerkats. It makes for a perfect change of pace to after you’ve done a few rides.