5 Things You Can Experience at Drayton Manor This Christmas!

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Christmas – it’s the most magical time of the year, and this year should be no exception. Drayton Manor’s Magical Christmas promises to provide family friendly winter fun for the holiday season.

Open on selected dates from Saturday 16th November until Tuesday 31st December and with over 25 child friendly Drayton Manor attractions open, you’re guaranteed to give the kids a Christmas break they’ll never forget! 

Sound like something your little ones would love? Then here are 5 things to do to make sure that you’ll get the most out of your day:

1.Thomas Land 

One of the first things to do when you enter the gates is to make your way over to Thomas Land! Here, you’ll have an unending list of activities that’ll be sure to offer something for everyone. All your favourite attractions are open, including Thomas Land’s most exciting roller coaster – Troublesome Trucks! As well as all the rides, a daily show will give your little ones the chance to meet all of their favourite characters at Knapford Station, where they’ll get to experience a White Christmas with snow guaranteed to fall every time! And as if that’s not enough, there’s also a magical parade that starts at the Band Stand and makes its way to the Christmas Tree for a live show. 

2. Meet Father Christmas, Rudolph and his Reindeer helpers! 

Make a short trip outside of Thomas Land to the Castle of Dreams where your little ones can meet Santa from the 17th to 23rd December! Once inside the castle, children will be greeted by the elves and taken on a journey to meet Santa and, if they’ve been good, receive a present. After you’ve left the castle, you can take a ride on Thomas the Tank Engine to Drayton Manor Zoo to meet Santa’s real life reindeer. Make sure to keep your eye out for Rudolph’s red nose!

3. Festive Film Experience 

Now what would the holiday season be without a Christmas film or two? At Drayton Manor this Christmas, have an immersive cinema experience like no other. See Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas in 4D, where you can never be sure what’s going to happen next – even if you have seen the film before!

4. Thomas Land: The Slide and Glide 

Get your skates on while you’re at Thomas Land! The Slide and Glide provides classic festive fun for the whole family, perfect for seasoned skaters or first timers!

5. Go out with a bang!

End your day trip with a bang and attend a stunning firework display over the lake that will light up the whole of Thomas Land. What better way to feel the magic and end your Drayton Manor Christmas experience?

Christmas is fast approaching, so make sure you don’t miss out! Get your tickets online now and make sure your family has the perfect Christmas! Please note that only Thomas Land, selected family rides and the zoo are open during this period, Drayton Manor thrill rides will not be open.

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