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 company at lunch time from this very cheeky goose who was quite happy to eat out of my hand. I’m not too sure about the pilot on the helicopter ride though, she looks a little young…

I was also really excited to hear about what Drayton Manor are up to next weekend at the park. On Saturday 26th September, they have a family fundraising day where no fewer than 22 regional charities will be taking part.

The charities will all have their own stalls and entertainment at the park to raise money (including a bouncy castle). Charities include the Air Ambulance, Cats Protection, Hall Green Retired Greyhound Trust, Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Acorn’s Children’s Hospice.

The park are also hosting two sponsored walks on the 26th and 27th September. On the 26th, participants in a 3 km walk are raising funds for the National Autistic Society (NAS). Any adult raising £25 or more and any child raising £20 or more for NAS will be able to get into the park for free when they finish their walk.

On the 27th, there is a 3 km and a 5 km walk, both in aid of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Drayton Manor are encouraging as many people as possible to get involved with the fundraising on both days to help some amazing charities to raise much needed funds.

In October, the excitement carries on at Drayton Manor, with the park becoming all spooky for Halloween from the 17th to 31st October. That’s if it wasn’t scary enough with rides like the Haunting which we went on last time we visited. Not for the faint hearted but it’s perfect for Halloween!

Thomas Land will be transformed into spooky Sodor and the Fat Controller will be doing trick and treat.

From 30th October to 1st November, the park is celebrating bonfire night with War of the Worlds themed fireworks. We can’t wait to go to both the Halloween and Bonfire Night celebrations!

After that, the park will be celebrating Christmas from the 21st November. I have to admit I’m a little bit excited about going there to see Father Christmas already.




  1. Debbie
    September 22, 2015 / 4:48 am

    Hi Natalie, Drayton Manor sounds like a wonderful place to take the children and with so much going on a season ticket could be a must (if they do them of course). Halloween sounds like spooky fun and who could resist giving Santas beard a tug when the time comes?


    • monsterid September 22, 2015 / 9:05 am

      Thank you Debbie, we can’t wait for the events coming up, it’s so good having a season ticket. Libby starts asking when we can go again as soon as we drive off their premises!xx

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