About Us

So how did it all begin? Read the fascinating story behind Drayton Manor, as told by our founders, George Bryan OBE and his wife Vera Bryan. It’s a remarkable journey down memory lane that young and old will find a pleasure to read. On sale now in our shops for just £2.00 – or order by phone 01827 252400 (+£1.75 p&p)

Drayton Manor

Everyone’s favourite theme park, packed with a host of great rides and attractions set in 280 acres of lakes and parkland. Drayton Manor features some of the biggest, wettest and scariest rides around! Apocalypse is the world’s first stand up tower drop. Shockwave is Europe’s only stand up rollercoaster. Stormforce 10 is ‘the best water ride in the country’ (Daily Express). Maelstrom is the only gyro swing to make you face outwards! Pandemonium turns your world upside down!

And the incredible G-Force is a rollercoaster ride like you’ve never had before! This £3 million ride takes terrified thrillseekers through a series of high banked twists and turns at speeds of up to 70 kph at 4.3 Gs, whilst hanging by the hip!

There’s also a host of fantastic family entertainment with The Pirate Adventure, Drayton Manor’s live theatres - and the Drunken Barrels is fantastic new fun for all the family! For the first time in Europe, Thomas and Friends have their very own home at Drayton Manor Park!

Drayton Manor Zoo is home to over a hundred species from throughout the world – plus Dinosaurland, museums, shops, cafes, bars and restaurants – and much more! It’s a fantastic fun-filled day for everyone!

The park also has an onsite hotel. The four-star 150 bedroom Drayton Manor Hotel features Executive rooms, Presidential Suites and 15 Thomas & Friends™ rooms, as well as two bars, two restaurants plus The Grill Inn, adjacent to the Hotel.


UK Attraction of the Year Coach Tourism 2006
Best UK Attraction Group Leisure 2006
Best UK Value Destination Group Leisure 2007
Large Visitor Attraction of the Year Silver - Excellence in Tourism Awards 2007
Best UK Attraction for Children Group Leisure awards 2009
Outstanding Contribution to Tourism Award Heart of England Excellence in Tourism Awards (West Midlands region 2009)
Best UK Attraction for Children Group Leisure awards 2010
Best UK Attraction for Children Group Leisure awards 2012
Access for All Tourism Award Gold - Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards 2013
Best Tourism Experience for Drayton's Magical Christmas Gold - Enjoy Staffordshire Awards 2013
Officially Amazing! 700 people wearing onesies in one place, Guinness World Records 2013
Best UK Attraction for Children Group Leisure 2014
Access for All Tourism Award Gold - Enjoy Staffordshire Awards 2014
Large Attraction of the Year Silver - Enjoy Staffordshire Awards 2014
The Best Tourism Event of the Year Gold - Enjoy Staffordshire Awards 2014
Certificate of Excellence

2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015

Travellers' Choice Travellers' Choice 2013 - Drayton Manor Park Travellers' Choice 2014 - Drayton Manor Park Travellers' Choice 2015 - Drayton Manor