Top Tips

  • TicketSave yourself some money by booking your tickets online in advance, as well as being cheaper you will save time by not having to queue at the park entrance - Drayton Manor Tickets
  • ListThere are a limited number of Wheelchairs and Pushchairs available for hire, these are available on a first come first served basis and a charge applies, speak to a member of staff when you enter the park.
  • UmbrellaThe weather can be an important factor, try to dress accordingly to avoid getting too hot, too cold or too wet! It can also be pretty unpredictable, if it ends up being a wet day there are ponchos available to help you stay dry.
  • StarWear sensible footwear to avoid feeling uncomfortable after a long day, it's also important to make sure shoes are fastened securely when going on some of the more intense rides to make sure that they don't fall off!
  • InfoGuest Services can be found in Fisherman's Wharf, they can help with lots of things including lost property and issuing wristbands, the Medical Centre is in Central Plaza.
  • ExchangeTry to beat the queues, generally it's best to do the biggest rides in the first hour that the park is open, at lunchtime, or in the last hour that the park is open, as the queues tend to be the shortest at these times.
  • PointIf you're visiting with a group of friends it's a good idea to agree on a place to meet up just incase you get seperated and have trouble finding each other.
  • GiftThere's plenty of great gifts available from shops all over the park, the largest selections can be found in the shops located in Central Plaza, there's also an excellent Thomas Land merchandise store.
  • FloatIt's best to avoid doing the wettest rides at the end of the day otherwise you might not be able to dry out before the journey home.
  • FilmRide photos are nice souvenir of your day so look out for the cameras and don't forget to smile, available on Apocalypse, G-Force, Shockwave, Splash Canyon and Stormforce 10.
  • LockIt might be a good idea to make use of the lockers in the park to avoid carrying too many things, these can be found in the Toy Shop and a small charge applies.
  • CardDrayton Manor accepts all major credit/debit cards, there are also ATMs located around the park, although some of these do apply a charge to each transaction.
  • ClockYou can join a ride's queue right up until it's closing time, it is the queue that closes then and not the ride.
  • Timing - Generally it's best to do the biggest rides in the first hour that the park is open, at lunchtime, or in the last hour that the park is open, as the queues tend to be the shortest at these times. Plus, you can often beat the crowds by starting at the back of the park and working your way towards the front.

Height and other restrictions apply to each attraction, full details of these can be found at the entry point of the attractions, here's a summary of some key categories:

  • Minimum Height 1.4m - Apocalypse (stand-up), Shockwave
  • Minimum Height 1.3m - G-Force, Maelstrom
  • Minimum Height 1.2m - Apocalypse (sit-down), Pandemonium, Stormforce 10, The Bounty
  • Minimum Height 1.0m - Accelerator
  • Have a think about when you're going to eat, trying big thrill rides immediately after lunch may not be wise!
  • Most of the outlets tend to get busy between 11am and 1pm, try to avoid these peak hours to avoid a wait.
  • There's a wide range of outlets across the park, there are vegetarian and healty options available at many of them. 
  • The largest outlets, with indoor and outdoor seating, are The Grill Inn, Safari Pizza Pasta and The Burger Kitchen.
  • Looking for a themed experience? Try Cartoon Network Cafe or Knapford Station Cafe Bar in Thomas Land.