Nestled in the heart of Staffordshire's bucolic countryside is the dizzying world of Drayton Manor, a theme park boasting thrills, spills and a whole host of cuddly zoo animals. Here at Sykes, we offer a selection of cottages to rent near Drayton Manor, providing a flexible and affordable base for a Drayton Manor break.
Drayton Manor Rides and Attractions
Apocalypse, Maelstrom, Pandemonium and Shockwave; not names you want to tangle with, and neither are the rides that they belong to. Take Apocalypse, a vertical drop ride named the UK's scariest ride by The Gadget Show. Or Maelstrom, a revolving gyro-swing that involves facing the heavens. And then there's Shockwave, Europe's one and only stand-up coaster, and the first of its kind to feature a zero-g roll.
Thrills aplenty then, but what can little'uns look forward to during a Drayton Manor break? How does a portion of the park dedicated to Thomas the Tank Engine sound? That's right, Drayton Manor is home to Thomas Land, an area where everyone's favourite talking train is brought to life. Along with Thomas themed attractions, there's lots of rides built especially for young thrill seekers, including the Cranky Crane Drop Tower, Rocking Bullstrode and Diesels Locomotion Mayhem.
Drayton Manor Opening Times and Visitor Information
Drayton Manor is open daily between 9.30am-17.30pm, so you'll have plenty of time to pluck up the courage and ride some of the park's notoriously thrilling attractions. If a Drayton Manor break is on your agenda, don't be robbed by pricey hotels, book a cottage near Drayton Manor with Sykes Cottages.