A Winter Visit to Thomas Land

We were first introduced to Drayton Manor when Sebby was a newborn but it was our second visit where we really fell in love with Thomas Land and all the park had to offer. There is nothing better than seeing your child gasp with awe and excitement around every corner as they spot their favourite characters around every corner.

Last weekend we were invited to Drayton Manor, home of Thomas Land for an exclusive event where we got to ride our favourite characters before members of the public were allowed which meant no queues, not that I have ever found them that long on our previous visits.

We followed Sebby’s lead and soon found ourselves flying high aboard Jeremy’s Air Academy.

Thomas Land

Flynn’s Fire and Rescue was next up, although it was too cold to shoot the water jets we enjoyed the ride all the same. Sadly Sebby was just too short to ride Captain’s Sea Adventure, so we watched and waved to Abbey, Isaac and Eliza instead before another flying lesson but this time aboard Harold the helicopter.

Thomas Land

Nothing would persuade the older kids to go on the troublesome trucks rollercoaster although they did bravely ride Bertie Bus and Diesel’s Locomotive Mayhem for the first time, before a more gentle drive in Sodor’s Classic Cars and Winston.

Thomas Land

Around Thomas Land there are a few booth’s where you can win prizes and we decided to have a go at the hook a duck. The joy on Sebby’s face when he won, with Abbey’s help, a James cuddly toy was brilliant and seconds later he met Sir Toppam Hatt too – that was certainly the highlight of his day.

Thomas Land

No trip to Thomas Land would be complete without a ride on some trains and we also boarded the Blue Mountain Engines and got to ride in Clarabel, pulled by Thomas of course.

Thomas Land

At the other end of the line is the chance to ride on Terence the Tractor and see the Thomas & Friends™ Exhibition in Farmer McColls Farm.

Thomas Land

Sadly the bigger rides at Drayton Manor were closed, but the zoo was open and we got to see some very real looking dinosaurs as well as snakes, monkey’s, meerkats, lynx and a rather hungry looking black panther who was pacing his cage.

Drayton Manor

I was really impressed with the facilities in the park too. The toilets and baby changing rooms were modern, warm and clean and the restaurants served reasonably priced food with a family meal deal costing £20 for four (season pass holders also get a 20% discount on food and in the shops).

Thomas Land

It may have been a cold and grey day, but it felt warm and sunny thanks to the excitement of all the children and we cannot wait to come back soon, do some of the bigger rides too and experience the what the rest of the park has to offer.

We were invited to Drayon Manor Theme Park as guests in exchange for this post.  This is our entry for the brand ambassador role for 2016.  

 

30 thoughts on “A Winter Visit to Thomas Land”

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  2. My boys LOVED Thomas Land when they were younger. It is perfectly pitched at that age group and so much fun. I love that there is so much for kids to do and then the trill rides in Drayton Maner

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  3. Even though you visited in Winter time it looks like you had great fun. We’re not too big on Thomas yet in this household but love the zoo element of the park! Thanks for sharing your trip x

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  4. Drayton Manor is definetley one of the better parks for little ones. We loved it and it looks like it’s been expanded since we last went. Will definetley go again this year. Good luck with the entry x

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  5. This really looks like the ideal first theme park for little ones: my girls would love it, and I’m sure my 7yo boy would be happy to go in the rides with them x

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  6. Lat time we went it was spring and although we still enjoyed the day we spent most of it freezing and soaking! We even had to but new trousers for our son as his were so so wet lol I imagine it’s a much better experience in summer x

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  7. It looks like you had a fantastic day! We’ve never made it to Thomas Land and I must admit I had thought that mine were getting a little old for it, but it looks as though there is plenty to do for even older ones, I can see lots that my two would love.

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