Useful Info



We want to make sure your day runs as smoothly as possible and not just through all those twists and turns. Check out all the facilities we have to offer.

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Please click here to view the map of the park.

Wheelchair and Children's Buggy Hire

Wheelchairs and children’s buggies are available from our wheelchair and buggy hire station at the main entrance on a first come, first serve basis. Please note that a hire charge of £6 applies and a cash deposit of £10 is required per wheelchair/buggy. Pre-booking is advised as all rentals are on a first come - first served basis. You can pre-book by calling 0844 472 1950*. (all pre-bookings must be paid in advance by card).

Nursing Mums and Baby Changing

Nursing Mothers and Baby Changing facilities are located in Thomas Land (which has a private cubicle available for nursing mothers), The Grill Inn, opposite the Safari Pizza and Pasta and by the big wheel. 
Baby changing facilities can be found in all of our toilet facilities.
Nappies and other essential baby care items can be purchased from the Toy Shop which is conveniently located in the centre of the park.

Baby Food

  • Baby food can be purchased from Teashop, Knapford Station Café, First and Last coffee stop and Mrs Kyndley’s kitchen.
  • Normal milk can be purchased at Teashop, CN Cafe and Knapford Station Café.
  • You can heat baby food at any of the following food places: CN Cafe, Teashop, Chicken Diner, Safari Pizza and Pasta, Burger Kitchen, Mrs Kyndley’s Kitchen, Knapford Station Café and Crankey’s Kiosk.

first aid

Manned by qualified staff which is located in the centre of the park. Situated next to the 4D Cinema in Central Plaza.

Lost Property

Misplaced your property? It may have already been handed in to Guest Services so be sure to checkin with the team before you leave the park.

Personal Belonging Storage

We strongly recommend you use our storage facility as loose items cannot be taken onto the rides. These are charged lockers situated beside Emily's Adventure Play.

  Small Medium Large
Up to 2 Hours £1.00 £1.50 £2.00
2-4 Hours £1.50 £2.50 £3.50
All day £2.50 £4.00 £6.00

Cash points

We have cash points located in Guest Services, the Thomas Land shop, First and Last Coffee stop and in the hotel. These cash points will charge £1.85  for each transaction.

Lost Children

  • Lost children will be taken to Guest Services (opposite the Bounty Pirate Ship) where they will be looked after by the Guest Services staff until they are re-united with their parents.
  • Free child ID stickers are available from Guest Services. Simply pop your mobile number on the sticker and stick it to the back of your child. Tell your child that if they get lost they can approach a member of staff, who will take the child to Guest Services.

No Smoking Policy 

We are obliged to enforce the no smoking law which forbids smoking in covered areas. This includes toilets, restaurants, shops and queue lines and the whole of Thomas Land. 

Health and Safety Information Pack

Please click here to view our safety information pack. 

Access Guide for Guests with specific Needs

We do our very best to try and help those guests that are unable to access the rides by the standard entrances by offering the use of the park’s access band facility.

This system has been designed to enable parties to swap the carer who is accompanying and assisting the service user onto the ride.

The system addresses the issue that we experienced in previous years with excessive queuing at exits which prevented guests who required this service from being able to receive the full benefits of this facility, leaving guests waiting for an excessive amount of time with larger queues at the attractions exits than the conventional queuing system which did not help those guests on the autistic spectrum.  

We have found that the on an average day our guests are able to get onto 8 to 10 rides, so we introduced the access band system to reflect this and keep the system fair to all.

In keeping with our flexible approach we would recommend anyone with individual needs or specific requirements to please phone or e-mail our Guest Services department and one of our team will assist you further. 

Telephone: 01827 287979     


Click here for terms and conditions and to have a look at one of our Carer Cards.

Click her for more information for visitors with specific needs.

Click here for our Access Guide.

Important Information

Please note that due to the health and safety of riders and staff, all riders of Stormforce 10 and Shockwave must be able to walk up and down flights of stairs. These rides due their nature go to a high height and the only way of recovery in case of breakdown is by walking down gantry stairs.

These steps are lengthy and may be slippy and difficult to negotiate by ambulant disabled visitors and only fully ambulant walkers will be permitted to use the rides.

We ask that you follow all guidelines, observe any and all instructions that may be given by a ride operator as well as any and all ride restrictions and / or instructions. These rules are for your own comfort and safety as well as those around you. If you have to use an exit to access a ride we point out the guest with the disability MUST ride in order to take advantage of the special accommodations. If the guest with the disability chooses not to ride, their party MUST WAIT in the attraction queue line. Please also note that only a maximum of five people will be allowed up the exit at any one time. If there is already a party waiting you must wait until they have ridden and left the exit before entering the exit.

Some guests may be concerned that they are unable to queue for long periods. In these cases we recommend using a wheelchair - these are available from the rental point at Main Entrance.

We have a small number of wheelchairs available for hire. They are subject to a hire fee and deposit (cash only) and are available on a first come first served or booking basis, you can pre-book and pay by card by calling 0844 472 1950* during our Call Centre office hours.

If you would like to book a wheelchair or discuss any specific needs you may have please contact us:

24 Hour Information line: 0844 472 1950*


*Calls to this number are charged at 7 pence per minute service charge, for the access charge please refer to your phone provider.

Eat and Drink

Eat and Drink

You don’t need to worry about food and drinks at Drayton Manor Park, we have something here for all the family to enjoy. 

Whether your stomach is rumbling for a snack, lunch or even dinner our delicious meals, sweet treats and refreshing drinks will keep your energy up all day long.

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Burger Kitchen - Drayton Manor

Drayton Manor Meal Deals

Family Meals from £20.00
Kids Packs - £3.95

Burger Kitchen

Bite into one of our juicy locally sourced, handmade burgers from our rustic Burger Kitchen.

Safari Pizza & Pasta

Visit our rainforest themed restaurant which will drive you koo-koo for pizza and pasta.  Feel like you are in the wild with moving jungle friends and sounds.

CN Café

Tempt the kids with Cartoon Network whilst enjoying their lunch in our American style diner with comfortable booth seating areas.

Fish & Chips

Be transported to the seaside as you enjoy freshly battered fish and chips from our very own Fish and Chip Shop.


Chicken Diner

Are you a lover of all things chicken. Tuck into our delicious meals and snacks from our Chicken Diner.

Sodor Coffee Shop

Arrive into Sodor Airport for refreshments in our retro style coffee shop.  Enjoy tea, coffee and cake plus more before you depart for lots of fun in Thomas Land.

Humble Pies

Take a seat under our huge outdoor canopy and tuck into one of our homemade pies and pasties, made fresh using locally sourced ingredients and free-range meat.

The Tea Shop

Enjoy our authentic Tea Shop with tempting hot and cold homemade snacks. Grab a seat under our outdoor canopy, the perfect place to relax.


Let the kids run wild in the park as you take a relaxing break in Excali-Bar beer garden with a pint or two!

Knapford Station Café

Located in the heart of Thomas Land, stop off for a tasty treat before reuniting with Thomas & Friends™.


We have even more food kiosks dotted across the park and zoo so make sure to grab an ice cream, donut, hotdog or slush for something quick on the go.

Don’t forget to try our family restaurant, The Grill Inn – nothing could be simpler or more delicious.  Make sure to check out our new smokehouse menu.

Gluten Free options

Food Item Outlet
Jacket potatoes with: coleslaw/ beans/ cheese/ tuna mayo/ sweetcorn  Teashop
Beef burger on a gluten free bun Burger Kitchen
Selection of gluten free cakes with freshly ground coffee or tea 

Sodor Airport in Thomas Land

Various options upon request  The Grill Inn

Guests must make staff aware that a gluten free option is required to ensure that a gluten free option is produced. These items are made to order upon request. 



See all of our retail and ride photography information below! 

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Retail Outlets

Cartoon Network Shop 
Cartoon Network channel branded shop with exclusive merchandise featuring Ben 10.

Toy Shop 
A range of age specific toys featuring a wide range of stationery, books and soft toys.

Sweets and Treats 
Traditional sweet shop featuring family favourites like pick 'n' mix, flavoured rock and ice-cold slush.

Surf Shack Shop
Surf Shack themed shop featuring Drayton Manor Park branded clothing, posters and accessories.

Gift Shop 
Last stop for gifts on your way home featuring exclusive Thomas the Tank engine and Peppa Pig merchandise.

Thomas Land Shop 
The largest Thomas the Tank engine shop in the world featuring a wide range of toys, clothing and accessories exclusive to Drayton Manor Theme Park featuring Thomas and Friends™.

Sodor Sweets Shop
Wide range of sweets for all the family ideal for when you need to recharge your batteries.

Hotel Shop 
An exclusive range of gifts, perfect for giving.

If you want to take your Drayton memories home don't forget to purchase a ride photo!

We take photos on the following rides-
Splash Canyon
Troublesome Trucks
Sodor Classic Cars
Ben 10

All our ride Photo's include FREE digital download - Click here to download yours now

We also have two amazing green screens located in the Cartoon Network Shop and the exit of our Winston's Whistle-stop Tour.  Winston's Whistle-stop Tour also gives you the chance to star in your very own short movie with Thomas.

If you feel like doing something extra special we also offer VIP experiences on the Thomas train at peak times and on Saturday's and Sunday's from 9:30am to10:20am.  For just £10 you will receive two extra special photographs.  Please note that this is subject to availability and weather dependant.


Product Price
Photo Pass (any 4 photos)                                                                                                        £20.00
Photograph £8.00
Photo, keyring and magnet Any 2 for £12.00
Keyring £8.00
Magnet £8.00
Snow Globe (Thomas Land only)  £10.00
Glitter Block £12.00
My Thomas Land Adventure DVD - Starring You! £12.00
Thomas Land Offical Driving Licence including Thomas Land Lanyard £10.00
Thomas Land Offical Driving Licence £8.00
Additional Thomas Land Lanyards £2.00


Thomas Land Souvenir Photo Book
Product Price
Photo Book*


*Ride photographs sold separately

Photograpghs available on the following rides in Thomas Land:

  • Winston’s whistle stop tour
  • Sodor Cars
  • Troublesome Trucks
  • Driving Licence
Camping and Caravanning

Camping and Caravanning

Stay with the family at Drayton Manor's very own Camping and Caravan site, one of the most convenient locations on our estate with on-site facilities.

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90 pitches in a site next to the park
Family-friendly campsite
Children’s play area
Glamping with already set-up tents available through ReadyCamp
Parent and Baby Room
Elsen Points

Drayton Manor has teamed up with the Camping and Caravanning Club, which now operates our campsite.
Become a Camping & Caravanning Club member to receive discount on campsite bookings. For more information, prices or to book please follow the following link:

Call: 01827 260617

Useful Tips

Useful Tips

Check out our uselful tips for your visit to Drayton Manor Park. 

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  • Between rides don’t forget to visit our live shows which take place during the day in the six week holiday period.
  • Nobody under the age of 12 years will be admitted to the park unless they are accompanied by an adult who is 18 years or over.
  • Restaurants will get busy between 12 – 2pm, so if you can plan to eat earlier or later. That way you can be doing things whilst others are eating.
  • Brought your own food? We have plenty of benches and areas for you to use throughout the park.
  • Our Zoo is a fantastic place to visit and is home to a wide variety of rare and endangered species. Make sure you find time to bring your little monkeys to see ours.
  • Before going on one of our water rides why not buy a splash mac from one of our shops. 
  • Thomas's friend Spencer has his very own activity park (outdoor play area) which is located in the zoo next to Farmer McColls Farm. You can get to this by walking through the zoo or by hopping on board Thomas or Percy from Thomas Land.
  • Make your day more memorable by taking home some ride photography or by making a visit to our souvenir shops.
  • On hot days please make sure that you all keep hydrated and don’t forget to apply that sunscreen.  Sunscreen can be purchased in all shops around the park.

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