Drayton Manor Park celebrates our emergency services - free entry

Monday June 19 2017

They battle infernos, fight crime and save our lives. As a thank you, for their devotion to duty and courageous work, Drayton Manor Park is offering Emergency Service personnel from across the country free entry into the park throughout the 2017 main season*.

Inspired by the selfless and dedicated work of the Emergency Services, Drayton Manor Park wishes to acknowledge these brave men and women for their commitment to keeping the community safe. The popular family attraction is celebrating Emergency Service heroes who are always first on the scene, from now until Friday 27th October and including Magical Christmas 2017**.

William Bryan, Managing Director at Drayton Manor Park said: “Our selfless first responders put us first and themselves second every day. They are heroes in every sense of the word and we all owe them our gratitude.  We’re delighted to be able to show our appreciation to our invaluable emergency services by welcoming them here to the park for a well-deserved day out with their families.”

Emergency Services covered by this offer include all those who are first responders; Fire and Rescue Service, Police Force, Ambulance and Air Ambulance Services, including Emergency Medical Dispatchers, Emergency Care Assistants and Paramedics.

To take Drayton Manor Park up on their good will gesture, a valid personnel ID card or a Blue Light Card must be presented upon arrival at any ticket kiosk, advance booking is not necessary.

A discount rate is offered for friends and family with a Blue Light Card, pre-booking is essential for this.

For more information visit www.draytonmanor.co.uk or call 0844 472 1950.

Terms & Conditions

* Not available on park buy out days, please check the calendar before travelling. No friends and family discounts are offered through Drayton Manor Park at this moment in time.

** Offer valid on park entry tickets only, does not include Father Christmas visit for Magical Christmas.

ENDS

Notes to Editor

About Drayton Manor

Drayton Manor Park Ltd, opened to the public in 1950 by the Bryan family, is one of the UK’s most popular family attractions with over one million visitors a year. George and Vera Bryan OBE, converted 80 acres of derelict land, which once belonged to Sir Robert Peel; MP & PM to Queen Victoria and her family, into today’s wonderful multi award-winning family attraction, combining thrill rides with a conservation zoo plus catering and conference facilities.

Today, Drayton Manor Park, still family owned and run by second and third generation family members, covers 286 acres of beautiful woodland and countryside and features some of the wildest and scariest rides around. Rides include: Rollercoasters - Shockwave, Accelerator and G-force.  Major rides: Maelstrom, Apocalypse and Storm Force 10, our wettest ride. It is home to the hugely popular Thomas Land™ featuring many named Thomas & Friends™ character rides for the children and adults alike. Thomas Land™ at Drayton Manor is the only one of its kind in Europe.  The park’s 152 seat 4D Cinema, over 50 rides and attractions makes for a truly unforgettable day.

A four-star Hotel onsite featuring 150 rooms includes Thomas & Friends™ themed rooms all sleeping four to six guests, family rooms, executive rooms and presidential rooms. It also features two bars, two sublime restaurants and a relaxing lounge.  Within Drayton Manor Park and Hotel there are three large conference rooms for functions and exhibitions as well as an idyllic wedding facility for up to 400 guests.

The popular Grill Inn Restaurant and bar is adjacent to the hotel, seats up to 150 guests and is open all year round.
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About Mattel

Mattel is a creations company that inspires the wonder of childhood. Our mission is to be the recognized leader in play, learning and development worldwide. Mattel’s portfolio of global consumer brands includes American Girl®, Barbie®, Fisher-Price®, Hot Wheels®, Monster High® and Thomas & Friends®, among many others. Mattel also creates a wealth of lines and products made in collaboration with leading entertainment and technology companies. With a global workforce of approximately 31,000 people, Mattel operates in 40 countries and territories and sells products in more than 150 nations. Visit us online at www.mattel.com

About Thomas & Friends™

Thomas the Tank Engine™ was created over 70 years ago by a British clergyman, the Rev W Awdry, as a storybook for his son. That story quickly grew to become the award-winning global brand franchise it is today, enjoyed by families in more than 150 territories and in over 40 languages across multiple touch-points and formats, including: 400+ original TV shows; 11 feature-length films; 14 websites in nine languages; apps; toys (ranked number one property in the pre-school toys category in the UK and Australia and number two in the US); consumer products; publishing; live attractions and much more. Thomas & Friends has scooped prestigious accolades including a Parent’s Choice Award, a Webby and a Licensing Award for Best Classic Licensed Property. The famous and cheeky No.1 blue engine and his friends invite children to enter a world of imagination through the tracks of a train. Together, the children and engines embark on timeless adventures while experiencing valuable yet fun life lessons of discovery, friendship and cooperation. Thomas & Friends™ is viewable on more than 30 world-class broadcasters including PBS KIDS® in the US, Super RTL in Germany, and on Five’s Milkshake! and Nick Jr. in the UK. Downloadable episodes are available through iTunes and on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/thomasandfriends . For more information about the wonderful world of Thomas & Friends, please visit www.thomasandfriends.com, facebook.com/thomasandfriends and Twitter @ThomasFriends