With over 50 rides and attractions including a 15-acre zoo and the toddler-favourite Thomas Land, Drayton Manor is the ultimate theme park destination that all ages will enjoy.

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Although it promises to be a fun-filled family day out, it doesn't come cheap — tickets for a family of 4 can cost up to £180. So we've rounded up the best offers, deals and discounts so you can find out how to save money on what promises to be a thrilling day out with your family.

Looking for more family day out inspiration? Check out our guide to the best UK theme parks for families, or find attractions near to Drayton Manor with our list of the best family days out in Birmingham and the West Midlands.

Best Drayton Manor deals at a glance

Best Drayton Manor deals for cheap tickets and hotel stays

Book your tickets in advance

Family at Drayton Manor

It may sound simple, but you can save quite a lot of money by making sure that you book your tickets in advance, rather than buying them at the gate on the day.

Buying a ticket on the day will cost you £45 per person (for ages 4+) whereas advance tickets start at £29.50 per person, so you can save up to £15.50 just by pre-booking your ticket. Do however keep in mind that prices can fluctuate depending on when you book and what date you book for, with school holidays and some weekends providing most of the pricier dates.

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If you're concerned about booking in advance in case of bad weather (a very reasonable concern when it comes to British weather), you can add a Rainy Day Guarantee to your ticket. It costs £2 per person and if, on the day you visit, there is more than 4mm of rainfall during park opening hours, you get a return visit for free. Find out more on the Drayton Manor website.

Pre-book your tickets at Drayton Manor.

Cheaper tickets for toddlers

Thomas Land at Drayton Manor

While there is no Drayton Manor family ticket (for 2 adults and 2 children for example), there are offers and discounts available for toddlers and preschoolers: tickets for toddlers aged 2-3 are £15 and babies aged 0-23 months enter for free.

You can also take advantage of the Adult & Toddler Ticket offer. If you visit on a weekday during the off-peak period, a ticket for an adult visiting with a toddler aged 4 and under will be just £29.50 — the same price as an advanced standard adult ticket.

There is plenty for toddlers to enjoy at Drayton Manor too — Thomas Land in particular is extremely toddler friendly, with plenty of age-appropriate rides for young children to enjoy.

Not only is the Adult & Toddler deal a great offer, it also means that you can take advantage of shorter queue lines and a quieter resort, compared to dealing with the hustle and bustle of the school holidays or the peak season.

Find out more and book an Adult & Toddler Ticket at Drayton Manor.

Drayton Manor short break deals

Drayton Manor hotel

With so much to see and do throughout the Drayton Manor Resort, it may be worth considering booking a short break deal and staying at the on-site Drayton Manor Hotel. If you decide to 'Stay & Play', you can take advantage of some great offers and get plenty of benefits too. The Stay & Play package includes:

  • An overnight stay in the Drayton Manor Hotel
  • 2 day theme park entry (including the second day free, valid from 24 March - 31 October 2024)
  • Early access to the theme park on both days
  • Breakfast
  • Children's evening entertainment
  • A round of mini golf
  • Free parking and Wi-Fi

Prices for the Stay & Play package start from £190 for 2 adults and 2 children (aged 4 or over), but can increase to up to £290 depending on what dates you book for. There are also room upgrades available, including Viking and Thomas & Friends themed rooms. In 2024, you can also save 20% on a Stay&Play package on selected dates up to 31 August.

You can book your Stay&Play package at Drayton Manor.

Drayton Manor Hotel also offer Bed&Breakfast deals which includes a one night stay, breakfast, free parking and free Wi-Fi. Do be aware however that this offer isn't inclusive of theme park tickets, you will need to buy these separately.

Tesco Clubcard vouchers

Mascot and children at Drayton Manor

If you have and use a Tesco Clubcard, you can convert your Clubcard points into Reward Partner vouchers for Drayton Manor and save money on your entry tickets. You can exchange a Clubcard voucher for 2x its value with Tesco's Reward partners, meaning that if you have £10 worth of Clubcard points, you can exchange this for £20 towards the ticket cost at Drayton Manor.

However, you can't prebook your ticket online and therefore can't take advantage of the reduced pre-booking price we mentioned earlier in this article — you will have to pay the on the day, gate ticket price (currently £45 for ages 4+).

To receive your vouchers, all you need to do is go to the Tesco Clubcard website and select the amount of Clubcard vouchers you would like to exchange (it doesn't have to cover the full ticket cost, you can top-up the price difference with another payment method). You will then receive a confirmation email and another email containing the code you'll need. Then, once you arrive at Drayton Manor, show the code at the ticket desk.

Do be aware however that there are exclusions to the Clubcard offer. Reward Partner codes can only be used against standard tickets (for ages 4+) and not for toddler tickets or Adult & Toddler tickets. You also can't use the vouchers towards some experiences (such as the Grotto Experience at Christmas), special events, promotional offers such as the Drayton Manor and West Midlands Safari Park Combi ticket, reduced price tickets, car parking, or items purchased within the resort.

Find out more and redeem your vouchers at Tesco Clubcard.

Buy a Drayton Manor annual pass

Rollercoaster at Drayton Manor

If you're planning on making multiple visits to Drayton Manor within 12 months, then an annual pass could be a really great way of saving money. There are multiple passes available, at varying price points.

All of the passes grant you 20% off Animal Experiences, 10% off stays in the Drayton Manor Hotel, exclusive offers on hotel events and exclusive Drayton Manor Resort offers throughout the year.

The Silver Pass, which costs £99 for ages 4+ and £65 for ages 2-3 also grants you:

The Gold Pass, which costs £115 for ages 4+ and £85 for ages 2-3 includes:

  • Unrestricted entry to Drayton Manor Resort
  • Free car parking at Drayton Manor Resort
  • 20% off food, drinks and retail
  • Entry to park daytime events

The Platinum Pass, which costs £175 for ages 3+ includes extra benefits not only at Drayton Manor, but also at West Midlands Safari Park. It grants you:

  • Unrestricted entry to Drayton Manor Resort and West Midland Safari Park
  • Free car parking at Drayton Manor Resort and West Midland Safari Park
  • Theme Park Wristband at West Midland Safari Park
  • 20% off food, drinks and retail
  • 20% off animal experiences at West Midland Safari Park
  • 10% off stays in Safari Lodges
  • Entry to park daytime events at Drayton Manor Resort and West Midland Safari Park
  • 20% off West Midlands Safari Park public events in Treetops Pavillion.

So there's quite a lot to consider if you're trying to decide whether an annual pass would be worth it, and which one to choose.

The Silver Pass only grants park entry on 122 days out the year in 2024, with all of August and some school holiday dates excluded. For adults and kids aged 4+, you would need to visit the park at least 4 times across the year to make the Pass worth the money (based on pre-booking your ticket at £29.50). For the Gold Pass, you would also need to visit 4 times to see a saving on the price, but this is a lot easier due to the increased number of available days that you can use the pass.

There is also all of the other benefits to consider with each pass, such as the food discounts and exclusive offers, and you should evaluate whether you would find these a useful way to save money. We would say that if you are looking to save money on Drayton Manor tickets and are planning multiple visits, an annual pass will probably be a worthwhile investment.

Find out more and buy a Drayton Manor Annual Pass.

Drayton Manor Group Tickets

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If you're organising a large group visit to Drayton Manor, you can take advantage of their Group Ticket rate. Prices start from £24.90 per person (aged 4+, prices for 2-3 years remain the same at £15). The group must include at least 20 people to be able to take advantage of the reduced rate.

Book group tickets at Drayton Manor.

Blue Light Card discounts

Blue Light Card

The Blue Light Card is a scheme which offers workers in the NHS, emergency services, social care sector and armed forces discounts and offers, including at Drayton Manor.

If you have a Blue Light Card, go to the Blue Light Card website to find out what discount you can get at Drayton Manor, then head back to the Drayton Manor website to book your tickets.

Beans iD discounts

Beans iD logo

Drayton Manor have also teamed up with Student Beans and Beans iD, offering exclusive teacher, military, first responder and healthcare discounts. You can find out more and access the discounts at the Drayton Manor Beans iD page.

Drayton Manor and West Midlands Safari Park Combi Ticket

West Midlands Safari Park

Take advantage of the Combi Ticket offer for Drayton Manor and the West Midlands Safari Park and you can have two fun-filled family days out, plus it's a saving of over 45% compared to booking the on the gate prices at both attractions. If you book your tickets by 26 May 2024 for a visit up until 30 June 2024, you can get a ticket to both for just £45 (for ages 3+).

You can book your Combi Ticket at Drayton Manor.

Drayton Manor Zoo only tickets

Drayton Manor Zoo sign
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If you feel like skipping on the theme park and enjoying the 15 acre Drayton Manor Zoo which houses over 500 animals, you can purchase a Zoo Only ticket. Tickets are £9 for 2-3 year olds and £10 for adults and children aged 4+. Tickets are only valid on selected days, so do check the Drayton Manor website.

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Emily Longman WallDigital Content Producer

Emily is the Digital Content Producer at MadeForMums and creates editorial and video content across the brand. She also edits the weekly editorial newsletter, oversees our reviews process and loves creating our craft articles and videos. She specialises predominantly in car seats and pushchairs, and has yet to meet a buggy she couldn’t fold! With a 1st class degree in History, she always researches topics thoroughly to find the best recommendations for parents.

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