Drayton Manor celebrates birthday of Thomas and Friends with acts of kindness

Staffordshire attraction, Drayton Manor Park, is celebrating the birthday of one of its much-loved characters this week.

Thomas Land at Drayton Manor Theme Park
Thomas Land at Drayton Manor Theme Park

To celebrate the official birthday on Wednesday, the park will be doing ‘random acts of kindness’ this Thursday, with a host of Thomas & Friends themed goodies up for grabs for lucky guests.

The little blue engine dates back to 1945, making him 76 years old, and is the star of the family-favourite theme park’s very own Thomas Land. He has been a key draw for families since 2008.

A happy visitor at Drayton Manor

The Island of Sodor is home to 25 tot-friendly rides and attractions, including several exciting mini-coasters for the little ones, such as Jeremy Jet’s Flying Academy and the Troublesome Trucks Runaway Coaster.

William Bryan, managing director at Drayton Manor Park, said: “Thomas has been a star attraction at Drayton Manor Park for many years, so we’re thrilled to be celebrating his birthday with our guests this week.

“With the return of our popular Adult and Toddler ticket it’s the perfect opportunity for a cost-effective mid-week visit with the little ones, with quieter ride queues and the added possibility of getting hold of some exciting Thomas & Friends goodies!

“We look forward to welcoming Thomas fans, young and old to join in with the celebrations.”

Thomas Land at Drayton Manor Theme Park

Drayton Manor Park recently reopened its rides and attractions.

Families can also visit a variety of endangered animals at Drayton Manor Park’s conservation Zoo.

The family attraction has a number of safety measures in place for guests, including social distancing, hand sanitiser stations, and regular routine cleaning of rides.

Visit www.draytonmanor.co.uk to find out more, or follow the park on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates.

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