A Decade of Drayton Manor Magical Christmas

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Over the past ten years, Drayton Manor Park has given more than half a million visitors 280 days of Magical Christmas memories, including 159,600 Father Christmas meet and greets and endless magical moments. This year, the festive celebration is set to be bigger, better and more magical than ever before as the popular family attraction celebrates a decade of fantastic festive fun, and tickets are now on sale! Starting on Saturday 18th November and running on selected dates throughout the Christmas period*, families can dig out their favourite woolly hat and gloves and immerse themselves in the ultimate magical experience.

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Visitors of all ages are invited to delight as Europe’s only Thomas Land™ once again becomes the ultimate winter wonderland, with guaranteed snow showers up to three times a day. Not to mention sparkling decorations as far as the eye can see, plus live shows and magical festive music, sure to get all the family feeling very merry! In celebration of ten years of Magical Christmas, Drayton Manor Park will be serving up fantastic festive delights. With sweet treats for everyone including candy canes, mince pies and Christmas cake, and delicious mulled wine sure to warm mum and dad up on even the chilliest of days.

Of course, no Christmas would be complete without meeting the main man himself and little ones can do just that as they enter the enchanted Castle of Dreams where they’ll be greeted by playful helpers and the sugar plum fairy, before meeting Father Christmas in his Grotto. And with Christmas being the time for giving, each child will receive a gift and a Golden Ticket to return for the new season in 2018**. The magical makeover continues throughout the park, with an enchanting 30 foot lightshow Christmas tree taking centre stage and playing festive music throughout the day.

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Those looking to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the park can visit the 15-acre Zoo, home to over 750 animals of 130 different species from all over the world. Visitors can learn all about the exciting conservation projects that the Zoo is actively involved in and meet new arrivals, Kit and Leo, twin baby Cotton-Top Tamarins, Red Pandas, Tika and Pema and the baby Tapir, Obie!

Each day of Magical Christmas will end with an abundance of colour, thanks to a dazzling fireworks display that the whole family is sure to love and will even get the biggest scrooge in the festive spirit!

Those looking to turn their festive day out into a magical trip can enjoy a relaxing stay at the 4 Star Drayton Manor Hotel. Set in the grounds of the park, the 148 room hotel has a selection of packages available over the Christmas period including Thomas & Friends themed rooms with Thomas goody bag and Character Breakfast***. For more information, please visit, www.draytonmanorhotel.co.uk

To book tickets, or for more information about the park, visit www.draytonmanor.co.uk or call 0844 472 1950. Reduced prices are available for tickets bought in advance.

* Drayton’s Magical Christmas will be open on Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th November, Friday 24th – Monday 27th November, Friday 1st December – Monday 4th December, Friday 8th – Monday 11th December, Friday 15th – Saturday 23rd December and Wednesday 27th – Sunday 31st December.

** Golden Ticket terms and conditions. The Golden Ticket admits one free child during the 2018 season when accompanied by a paying adult.

*** All rooms and packages are subject to availability.

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