Drayton Manor Theme Park is an outstanding entertainment venue situated in Drayton Bassett, Staffordshire, England on the site of the former Drayton Manor. The theme park encompasses more than 100 hectares of land and serves more than 1.5 million tourists on an annual basis. The location is divided into seven separately themed areas, offering a diversity of attractions suitable for visitors of all ages.
Thomas Land is the most popular children’s attraction sporting rides coinciding with the respective cartoon theme, whereas Action Park contains the highest concentration of thrill rides, highlighted by the Shockwave, one of the only stand-up roller coasters in the country. Aerial Park encloses the central area of the venue featuring many rides and restaurants, Fisherman’s Wharf serves as the water-themed area, and there is also a zoo and farm attraction that contains a variety of animals for viewing.
Public transportation to the park is serviced by public buses routing from Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield, Erdington and Tamworth. Tamworth houses the nearest train station, located five kilometres away, from which taxis are available to transport visitors. There is a parking lot on site for personal vehicles.
The theme park was erected on the grounds of the former Drayton Manor, which was one of Britain’s lost houses and the prior residence of the Peel family. The beginnings of the entertainment centre were constructed on the property in 1949.