Last Sunday the boys and I were invited along to Drayton Manor to experience their More Treat Than Trick event which is on across half-term until 1st November. Olly has been asking to go back to Drayton Manor for months now so we packed a picnic and drove over to Tamworth, Staffordshire to enjoy a day in the park.
We have been to Drayton Manor on many occasions and always enjoy looking at all the decorations. The Halloween decorations at Drayton Manor are family friendly; the decorations around Thomas Land are definitely suitable for younger guests as there’s pumpkins and scarecrows galore. Further into the park there’s spookier looking decorations but they’re not too frightening.
During the More Treat Than Trick event there’s lots of things on including Meet and Greet Thomas Spooky Characters, Thomas Land Live Shows, Face your Fears which Olly tried and was incredibly brave, Pumpkin Carving (for an additional fee), Keeper Talks in the Zoo (Tigers, Parrots, Red Pandas, Spider Monkeys to name just a few) and Trick or Treat from the Yellow House. There’s also a Halloween Trail to take part in too!
Olly’s first port of call was of course, Thomas Land. All of the rides are right up his street, he adores Thomas and Friends so he was delighted to drag his Daddy on the rides with him. He’s tall enough now to ride on all the rides and is even tall enough for some of the larger rides outside of Thomas Land, in the main park too but he wasn’t brave enough on Sunday to ride on them and said he might try them next time.
It was Freddie’s first time at Drayton Manor (I was pregnant last Christmas when we last visited) so I spent most of the afternoon walking around showing him the animals in the zoo whilst Olly and his Daddy went on the rides. Freddie would have been able to enjoy riding in Annie and Clarabel being pulled along by Thomas but he fell asleep and so I walked Freddie around in the pushchair to meet Olly and Shilts at the other end of the train line.
There’s so much to do at Drayton Manor that we didn’t get time to do it all. We had to sacrifice time in Spencer’s Adventure Play to ride on Terence the Tractor and enjoy the model village which is one of Olly’s most favourite parts of the park.
We all had a wonderful day out at Drayton Manor and loved all the seasonal photo props dotted around the park. I wish I had dressed both the boys up to have their photos taken sitting down on the hay with a pumpkin or three but that’s hindsight for you!
Drayton Manor’s More Treat than Trick event is on until 1st November 2018. You can find out more and buy your tickets online to save money at the gate!
Disclosure: We were invited to review the event in exchange for this post. All words and images are my own.