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Double victory for Drayton Manor Theme Park


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Drayton Manor Theme Park, near Tamworth, Staffordshire, has, for the second consecutive year, been named the Best UK Attraction for Children at the Group Leisure awards.

The awards, held at the NEC Hilton Metropole in Birmingham last night, were voted for by the readers of and Group Leisure magazine. This once again further demonstrates Drayton Manor’s success and popularity with those organising days out for groups of youngsters.

The theme park has a number of popular rides and attractions to enjoy, including Thomas Land™, where younger children can enjoy 12 themed rides based on the characters from the Thomas & Friends™ television series, as well as indoor and outdoor play areas, a café and a shop.

Thomas fans of all ages can also enjoy the Discover Thomas & Friends Exhibition, where they can watch as Thomas and his friends go full steam ahead around the original sets from the highly acclaimed Thomas & Friends TV series.

For those youngsters wanting something a little more daring, they can experience some of the biggest, wettest and scariest rides around, including Apocalypse, G-Force and Shockwave. There’s also the sensational 4D Cinema, currently showing Happy Feet, and a 15-acre zoo, where visitors can enjoy seeing over 100 animal species from all over the world and learn more about conservation and sustainability.

Colin Bryan, Managing Director, Drayton Manor Theme Park, commented: “We were thrilled to win the award last year, but winning it again is such an achievement. We pride ourselves on providing family entertainment and having this recognised accolade, voted for by Group Leisure magazine’s readers, has further established us as the number one destination for children.”

Picture caption:  Left to right: Martin Kemp, Drayton Manor Theme Park MD Colin Bryan, and Graham Howatson from Stena Line, sponsor of the award for The Best UK Attraction for Children

About Drayton Manor

Drayton Manor Theme Park is one of the UK’s most popular family attractions with over one million visitors a year. This year, the park is celebrating its Diamond Jubilee. Drayton Manor was first opened to the public by the current owners, the Bryan family, in 1950 after husband and wife co-founders, George, OBE, and Vera Bryan, converted 80 acres of derelict land, which once belonged to the former British Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel and his family, into a wonderful family attraction. Today, set in approximately 280 acres of beautiful woodland and countryside, the family owned and run Drayton Manor Theme Park features some of the biggest, wettest and scariest rides around, including Shock-wave, G-force, Maelstrom, and Apocalypse, as well as a 15-acre zoo, the hugely popular Thomas Land™ attraction, and a 4D Cinema.

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