Family fun at Drayton Manor Park

From the bottom of the big wheel at Drayton Manor Park, I glanced over at the fast rollercoaster. There, on the front seat, was a familiar little face. Suddenly, they were off. Backwards up the track to the top of the hill. A short pause and whoosh! They accelerated past me, the tiny little figure on the front seat with her eyes closed, clutching her aunty’s hand. Thomas Land at Drayton Manor Park To young children, Drayton Manor Park means Thomas Land. And in school holidays, it’s busy. There are reasonably long queues for all the rides, but they’re worth the wait. We headed…

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20 tips for visiting Europa-Park theme park in Germany

Hidden away in the Black Forest in Germany is a theme park like no other. Europa-Park is a family-run park and yet it is enormous – one of the biggest in Europe. Each area of the park is based on a different European country. Beside the main theme park lie a selection of upmarket hotels, a camp resort with wagons, log cabins and teepees and a campsite. There’s even an open water swimming lake and a nature reserve. Here are my top 20 tips for making the most of your visit. 1. Check what’s on before you go Europa-Park host a…

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Fun days out and Fundraising

Today we headed to Drayton Manor for the day with my sister who is heading back to Uni next week. We are proud to be ambassadors for the park and always enjoy it there. There is just so much to do that a full day is never enough. We arrived just before 11 am, went on ride after ride, had lunch by the lake, rode on both Rosie and Thomas, played at the park and went on some more rides. Both girls were exhausted by the end of the day, it’s such a brilliant day out. We even had some…

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How do organised people tackle theme parks?

We are lucky enough to have annual passes for the amazing Drayton Manor theme park. We all absolutely love it there, so we jumped at the  chance to join some friends there today to celebrate their little girl’s birthday. As always, we had a fabulous day. This good, in fact.   The problem was — and always is — that I’m just as rubbish at theme parks as I am at life in general. When we arrived, I took ages putting sun cream on the girls because I wasn’t organised enough to do it in advance. Our friends then went…

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Our day out at Drayton Manor Thomas Land

The last few days have been a bit of a whirlwind. We were away camping until last night, came home for a sleep and a shower and were straight out this morning for an exciting day at Drayton Manor Thomas Land.  We went to Thomas Land last year and both girls loved it. So when we were invited to the grand opening of the Thomas Land expansion, we were delighted to say the least.  On arrival, we were able to have a look around the new area and enjoy some popcorn, candy floss and ice cream while we listened to the…

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