A train is parked on the side of a building

Thomas Land at Drayton Manor #LittleMoments

August 26, 2017

When it comes to visiting Drayton Manor and in turn Thomas Land, it feels as though we are going home. Having visited at least once a year for the past eight years it is somewhere we look forward to taking the children back again (and again). Our last visit was back in February, so this trip was long overdue and the children were excited to catch up with the trains that they have known since they were little.

Thomas Land at Drayton Manor #LittleMoments

Thomas Land at Drayton Manor holds a variety of rides and attractions for children young and old. The magic of Sodor draws you in and before you know it you are whizzing around in a Troublesome Truck, spinning with Toby or seeing the sights with Harold the Helicopter.

A train is parked on the side of a building

A toy train on a track near a fence

James and the red balloon

On our last couple of visits to the park, we were intrigued to see what was hidden behind the boardings within the Thomas Land expansion. Although we knew it had something to do with James we were unsure as to what type of ride would be placed there. Having missed the opportunity to go for the launch, this visit enabled us to finally take a turn on James and The Red Balloon ride.

Entry to the ride is a little slow due to the safety measures required with the balloons moving freely. It is, however, reassuring that there are ride operators there to assist you on to the balloons before allowing the next family to enter the next balloon.

Want to see the James and The Red Balloon ride in action?

Alongside the latest edition to Thomas Land at Drayton Manor, there are still the firm favourites for you to enjoy. Cranky’s Tower Drop has to be one of the rides that Roo and Tigger have been on the most. There is something about that ride that they love (not one for me personally).

A group of people standing in front of a building

With our fill of the Thomas Land rides we took a walk through the Drayton Manor Zoo over to Tidmouth Hault. Home to Spencer’s adventure play area, Terence’s driving school, the model railway. As well as more animal to see and the newly refurbished toddlers play area within the farm.

I’ll leave you with a look at our family day out at Thomas Land at Drayton Manor…


What are you waiting for book your tickets today so that you can enjoy all that Thomas Land at Drayton Manor has to offer – draytonmanor.co.uk

Disclosure: We received complimentary entry to Drayton Manor for the purpose of review

  • Lily August 26, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    It sounds like you guys had a lovely time at Thomas Land! This would have been ideal for us when my brother was younger as he loved Thomas and his friends. The zoo at Drayton Manor seems fantastic and I’m so jealous of your visit!

  • rachel August 26, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    This looks so much better than Legoland, which I went to for the second time and found it equally disappointing x

  • Olivia Thristan August 26, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    I haven’t been to Drayton Manor in YEARS, I really need to go again as I live so close. The review you’ve done on Thomas Land is great, love your pictures

  • Jenni August 26, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    Love this,the Thomas characters look so bright and colourful we cannot wait to visit

  • Jenny August 26, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    My kids used to love Thomas Land although we haven’t been for a few years. Love the sound of the new James ride.

  • Miss Kitty Kaos August 27, 2017 at 11:07 am

    Thomas land looks like such a lot of fun! Especially with so many kids loving Thomas and trains x

  • Gareth Torrance August 27, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    My daughter has quite gotten into Thomas yet… But I know I would have loved this when I was a kid!

  • Sarah August 27, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    Sounds like you had a great time! It looks fantastic, my little ones adore Thomas!

  • Jess August 28, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    This looks like such a fun day out – do I need to borrow a child to go, or can I just take my boyfriend!? Haha! I love the look of the James and the Red Balloon ride 🙂

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