Olly’s first fireworks experience at Drayton Manor Park


Last night we drove over to Drayton Manor to experience their fireworks and laser spectacular. We haven’t been to the event before so was excited to see the show as we had heard great things about it.

This year was set to be the biggest event yet and combined the showing of the Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens. We didn’t get to see the movie as our three year old is far too young (and wouldn’t sit still long enough to enjoy it) but we enjoyed our favourite rides in Thomas Land before the fireworks and laser show started.

Drayton Manor Fireworks

Image courtesy of Drayton Manor Park

The fireworks started at 7pm and were absolutely brilliant. There were lots of brilliantly bright explosions in the sky and were timed brilliant to explode over the lake, set to the Star Wars soundtrack and it was such a good show. Olly was a little afraid of the loud fireworks (he’s not really experienced anything like the show before so it was completely understandable why he was a little worried) but he did love them and when the fireworks finished he had a big smile on his face.

Drayton Manor Fireworks

Image courtesy of Drayton Manor Park

The lasers were brilliant and added another element to the show. It was really fitting to see the lasers dance around the sky to the Star Wars music, there were lots of children waving their light sabers around enjoying the show.

The fireworks and laser show lasts 20 minutes and it kept us captivated throughout.


The firework and laser spectacular is on again tonight (Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October) and as it’s such a busy event, it’s really advisable to get to Drayton Manor Park early to enjoy the park beforehand. After the fireworks, the rides are still open so thrill seekers can enjoy their favourite rides in the dark; Shockwave, Air Race and Apocalypse, will be amongst those open until 9pm.

Pre-booking is essential so make sure you book up before you go. You can find out more information here https://www.draytonmanor.co.uk/fireworks.

Disclosure: We are Drayton Manor Family Ambassadors


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1 Comment

  • Reply Plutonium Sox 05/11/2016 at 9:03 pm

    We all loved the fireworks at Drayton Manor last year, I think it’s the best event of the year there actually, setting it to music and lasers is just inspired!

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