The park covers 280 acres of which about 113 acres are in use, and hosts about 1.5 million people each year.

Drayton Manor is home to Europe's only Thomas Land, which features wonderful themed rides and attractions based on characters, including Thomas the Tank Engine, Cranky the Crane and Harold the Helicopter.

A new Thomas & Friends ride, Winston's Whistle Stop Tour, was added in 2013. The guided monorail ride around a themed track allows you to see the whole of Thomas Land from a bird's eye view, with an open-top in good weather to add to the enjoyment.

The land on which the theme park was built belonged to the Peel family, but the mansion (built in 1835) had been reduced to ruins in 1926.

Local attractions and things to do in the area may not be open all year round and may require pre-booking. Please check the attraction website before visiting to avoid disappointment.