Drayton Manor Park gets ‘EGG-cited’ as it counts down to a smashing Easter
Easter has definitely come early this year, with something to please visitors of all ages at Staffordshire’s popular attraction, Drayton Manor Park.
The family favourite, near Tamworth, promises a cracking good time this Easter, from Friday 25th March to Wednesday 6th April, as it prepares to welcome some cheeky residents to its zoo.
The festivities will kick-off with the launch of the brand new Tamarin Trail on Good Friday (25th March), which allows visitors to get up close and personal with the cute and inquisitive little monkeys!
The new attraction will offer guests the opportunity to walk through the attraction, getting nose-to-nose with the ‘moustached’ marmosets. It will feature eight new enclosures housing a variety of species, including the white lipped tamarin, red handed tamarin, emperor tamarin, cotton top tamarin and the common marmoset. There will also be planted gardens for nature lovers to stroll through. The 15-acre zoo is also home to over 100 different species from across the world.
There’s plenty of monkeying around going on in the park this Easter too, with over 100 rides and attractions to choose from, including the magical Island of Sodor where you can pop in and visit the little blue engine and his pals in Europe’s only Thomas Land™. If you’re looking for something EGG-stra special, why not book one of the park’s Thomas & Friends™ VIP party rooms, making sure your little treasures feel like true Thomas Land VIPs.
For thrill seekers, the park is home to some of the biggest, scariest and wettest rides around, such as the drop tower, Apocalypse, stand up coaster, Shockwave, and Maelstrom, the only gyro swing to make you face outwards. And that’s not mentioning Stormforce 10, the water ride which features a reverse chute drop and guarantees a good soaking!
Families can also head over to the 4D Cinema for an adventure with Yogi Bear, filled with special effects that give a memorable experience for all.
When visitors need to recharge their batteries after a long day, they can head over to the Grill Inn. The onsite restaurant will celebrate its fifth birthday this year, so look out for lots of great deals coming up. To book or for further information visit www.thegrillinn.co.uk.
If you don’t fancy cooking Easter Sunday lunch, why not tuck into a fabulous two or three course lunch starting from just £7.95 and available from 1pm to 6pm in the Parklands Restaurant, located in the Drayton Manor Hotel. To book a table call 01827 285551 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those looking to extend their day trip into a short break can take advantage of the 150 bedroom 4-star Drayton Manor Hotel, which also celebrates its fifth anniversary this season.
Visitors can enjoy all the fun and comfort at a fraction of the cost by taking advantage of Drayton Manor’s great Stay and Play deals. New this season, guests can make fantastic savings with the launch of the Stay, Play and Save 20% package.
Both Stay and Play packages include a one-night stay at the hotel with a full English breakfast, free Wi-Fi and car parking on site, plus one ticket per person into Drayton Manor Theme Park.
For the little ones, the Thomas room Stay and Play Package offers a cosy night’s rest in their very own Thomas themed bunk bed, each complete with its own television and Thomas & Friends DVD.
Guests can also upgrade to a character breakfast, with a special visit from one of the Thomas Land characters, for a supplementary cost of £5.95 per child and £7.95 per adult (subject to availability).
To enjoy the whole Drayton Manor experience for one great price, Stay and Play packages can be booked online or by calling 01827 285551.
The 2016 season runs from Saturday 12th March until Friday 28th October, with the Firework Spectacular weekend taking place on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October. The award winning Magical Christmas event will be on selected dates from 19th November to 31st December.
To book tickets, or for more information about the park, visit www.draytonmanor.co.uk or call 0844 472 1950. Reduced prices are available for tickets bought in advance. For regular updates and news about Drayton Manor Park join it on Twitter www.twitter.com/Draytonmanor and Facebook www.facebook.com/DraytonManorPark
Remember to book early (at least seven days in advance) to save up to 41%* on single tickets or 34% for a family of four, priced at just £77**!
Please note: The park will be closed to the public on Wednesday 8th June and Sunday 11th September 2016.
*Based on an adult ticket (age 12-59) when pre-booked seven or more days in advance.
**A family of four is based on a maximum of two 12-59 year olds per group.