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Enjoying Thomas Land Weekends Event at Drayton Manor Theme Park

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Recently my whole family and I descended upon Drayton Manor Theme Park with a bunch of other bloggers to have a chuffing good day at the Thomas Land Weekends Event. Following the amazing success of 2015 there have been a couple of changes to the schedule at Drayton Manor, this includes this weekend and next weekend where there are special openings for Thomas Land and the Zoo prior to the park opening again for the season on the 12th March 2016. 2 special weekends where little ones (avid Thomas lovers) can drag Mum and Dad around the park endlessly getting into the action and spending time with Thomas & his friends.

We arrived earlier than normal opening times to take advantage of an empty park prior to opening to the public at 10.30. We got exclusive use of various rides within the main complex of Thomas Land and also got to meet up with other blogging friends.

The kids made the most of the rides being open and got straight to work.

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Drayton Manor Feb 2016 1Having been ambassadors for Drayton Manor Theme Park in 2015, you probably all know just how much we went to the Theme Park. We have been on the rides countless times and taking in the sights, but today we were greeted by a sight we had never seen of which delighted Leah no end…

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Today Rosie was out on the park, Leah was absolutely made up. We are use to seeing Thomas and Percy so to see this change really made her day and we just HAD to take a ride… only on Rosie!

After leaving the main complex of Thomas Land we took a walk towards the Zoo, en route we were having a good look about and taking note of all the works which have been happening to the park during the closure during January up to February Half Term, we couldn’t miss the big change by the lake and the removal of the bridge. We did like these changes, the new wall and paving. Perfect for when the crowds gather for fireworks over the lake.

Drayton Manor Feb 2016 4These weren’t the only changes, there were other little changes pretty much everywhere and there was a BIG change in the zoo which unfortunately you will have to wait to find out more as I am very excited about this change and will save this for a future review.

In the zoo we really did have a good look about, taking in the sights of the Meerkats, Reptile House, Small Mammal House, Pond and Birds. I think with the winter break the animals were starting to feel the love again as they were all very active and seemed to love having the attention back.

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At the other side of the park the kids made the most of the Dino Trail, Spencers Playground and the Discovery Thomas Exhibition before boarding Rosie back to the main park.

All in all we had yet another fantastic day, the kids were delighted to be back at their favourite Theme Park after a long 2 month break and has had their Thomas flames relit and ready for another great year ahead.

We also put together a video diary of our day, where you can find out more of what we got up to!

**This is not a sponsored post. This is my entry post to become a Drayton Manor Theme Park Ambassador for the 2016 season. All words and opinions are my own.

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13 Comments

  1. Jenny @ Let's Talk Mommy

    9th March 2016 at 2:44 pm

    OH sounds and looks like so much fun was had and my two would love his. Be great to be an ambassador. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me. Sorry to be late commenting we have my mother visiting from America. 🙂 Thanks for joining in. #sharewithme

  2. The Real Lara Shoe

    5th March 2016 at 7:58 pm

    I haven’t been to Drayton Manor for years. I remember skipping school and getting the bus there 🙂 I really hope you get to be an ambassador, sounds like fun. Thanks for linking up with us at #FabFridayPosts

  3. ethannevelyn.com

    5th March 2016 at 10:50 am

    This looks like great fun and I like the vdo too. I’ve never been to Drayton Manor before. My kids would love to go on those rides. Good Luck with your entrance for Drayton Manor Ambassador. Thank you for sharing on #FabFridayPost

  4. Something Crunchy Mummy

    4th March 2016 at 9:34 pm

    This sounds and looks so much fun. We went last year and Finley loved it. I’d love to take both boys this year. Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx

  5. Merlinda Little (Glimmer of Hope)

    4th March 2016 at 5:29 pm

    Such a lovely day! Lovely photos too! Good luck with the competition =)

    #MMWBH

  6. MrsShilts

    3rd March 2016 at 1:23 pm

    It was so lovely to see you all Bex, loving your photographs and vlog. You’ve really captured how much fun the kids had xx

  7. reimerandruby

    2nd March 2016 at 3:44 pm

    You all seemed like having so much fun especially the kids… We’ve been there too and both my kids loved it. Lovely post, pics and video too! Good luck for your entry on the Drayton Manor Theme Park Ambassador for the 2016 season. #sharewithme

  8. Jenny @ Let's Talk Mommy

    2nd March 2016 at 9:40 am

    That looks amazing. What a fun day out for families. My two would love this. Great video too. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

  9. zoecorkhill

    1st March 2016 at 5:55 pm

    It really is a fab day out, isn’t it?! The girls always love it there and even though we were there on Saturday too they can’t wait to go there again on Sunday! There is so much to see & do, it’s a great theme park to have so close by 🙂

  10. Morgan Prince

    29th February 2016 at 5:47 pm

    It sounds like you really love Drayton Manor. I can’t remember the last time we visited but it is definitely on our list! 🙂
    #binkylinky

  11. teentweentoddler1

    29th February 2016 at 11:49 am

    It was great to see you all! We had a fantastic day and will definitely be visiting again! x

  12. Sarah Stockley (@kipperscurtains)

    28th February 2016 at 9:20 pm

    It really looks great there! Our closest theme parks are Chessington and Thorpe Park, but we haven’t been to either in years. Good luck with becoming a brand ambassador! Thanks for linking to #FabFridayPost Sarah x

  13. ljdove23

    28th February 2016 at 6:17 pm

    I saw your pics on Instagram, we LOVE drayton manor! It’s such a fab day out isn’t it? #justanotherlinky

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