Have a 'grand' day at the amazing Drayton Manor Park

Wednesday September 28 2016

Being a family owned and run theme park, Drayton Manor knows how important making memories as a family is, which is why it is offering all grandmas and grandpas the chance to visit for free* to celebrate National Grandparents Day on Sunday 2nd October.**

It’s no secret that grandparents are forever giving and never expect anything back, which is why the Staffordshire attraction has created this bargain busting offer. The park is inviting visitors to bring their beloved family members to the attraction for what is sure to be a day they will never forget, jam packed with excitement, laughter and quality time.

For those grandparents that believe age is just a number and still crave that adrenaline fix, there’s a range of white-knuckle thrill rides, from stand up coaster, Shockwave, to the 54m drop tower Apocalypse, plus many more. For those that prefer the more tranquil side to life there’s Europe’s only Thomas Land, which underwent a £2.5 million expansion in 2015, a 15 acre zoo and a spectacular 4D Cinema. There really is something for every age of the family!

Visitors can also enhance their experience with a visit to the new high rope adventure challenge VertiGO. VertiGO not only helps visitors face their fear of heights, but tests even the most confident of thrill seekers, as it takes them on an aerial adventure within the grounds of the award-winning family theme park.

So get your nans, granddads, pops, nannas or grandpas tickets at www.draytonmanor.co.uk or call 0844 472 1950 to give them an amazing experience this Grandparents Day. Reduced prices are available for tickets bought in advance. For regular updates and news about Drayton Manor Park join it on Twitter www.twitter.com/Draytonmanor and Facebook www.facebook.com/DraytonManorPark

*One grandparent goes free with one child ticket, purchased on the gate on 2nd October.

**The offer is only valid on Sunday 2nd October.

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: Roller-Coasters - Shockwave, Ben 10: Ultimate Mission 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 we have three large conference rooms for functions and exhibitions as well as an idyllic wedding facility for up to 400 guests.

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

HIT Entertainment is one of the world's leading preschool entertainment companies, specializing in building powerful brands based on engaging stories.  HIT Entertainment’s world-class portfolio includes  Thomas & Friends®, Mike the Knight™, Fireman Sam®, Bob the Builder, Barney®, Angelina Ballerina®, Pingu® and Rainbow Magic®.

HIT Entertainment excels at creating and building globally successful brands which capture the hearts and imaginations of preschoolers and their families.  This is achieved through exceptional storytelling in multiple formats, enhanced by creating high quality character-based products and experiences with best-in-class partners. HIT Entertainment’s lines of business span television and home entertainment production, content distribution, digital media, publishing, consumer products and live events and attractions.  HIT Entertainment is a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. and has operations in the UK, US, Canada, Hong Kong and Japan. For more information visit www.hitentertainment.com

About Thomas & Friends™

Thomas the Tank Engine was created by a father for his son 70 years ago and today is enjoyed by families in more than 185 territories and in 30 languages.  The #1 blue engine and his friends invite children to enter a world of imagination through the tracks of a train and the words of a story. Children embark on adventures with their engine friends while experiencing timeless life lessons of discovery, friendship and cooperation. Thomas & Friends makes tracks to great destinations on PBS KIDS®, Sprout® and on Five’s Milkshake! and Nick Jr in the UK and on CCTV in China.  Downloadable episodes are available through iTunes. For more information about the world of Thomas the Tank Engine™ and his friends, please visit www.thomasandfriends.com.