Amusement parks, theme parks, ride photography

Drayton Manor, Thomas land for Christmas

DSC04905We normally only visit one theme park around christmas time and that’s Gullivers world in Warrington, but for a change this year we considered visiting Drayton Manor when they announced Thomas Land would be open in the run up to Christmas.

With a promise of snow and entertainment it was too hard to resist, plus my 7 year old daughter is a comeplete Thomas addict.

As a land themed around the popular childrens books written by Rev W Awdry Thomas Land is a superb addition to Drayton Manor with all the rides and the area (known as Island of Sodor in the books) themed around the adventures of the 6 wheeled train and his friends.

For Christmas the staff at Drayon Manor have really raided the piggy bank as the Christmas theming is superb with a great mixture of decorations and entertainment.

As we entered Thomas Land we were greated with the controller and entertainers singing and masses of snow coming out of two machines next to them.

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The controller.

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Thomas heading for the turntable.

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Snow everywhere, my kids in the center of the photograph with the entertainers singing in the background.

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Entrance to Thomasland.

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Percy leaving the station.

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A very festive looking station, wait until you see the inside.

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Thomas in the station, ready to come out, turnaround and take the next train full of passengers.

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The controller singing away.

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Inside the station.

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Station at night.

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Percy heading back out with a train full of passengers.

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Overhead look at the station from the footbridge crossing the track.

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Inside the station, queue area.

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Platform 1.

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The Christmas Show.

As part of the admission all children under 9 get a free present as part of the Christmas show.

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The show lasts about 30 minutes and our session was 4pm. Our trip was prebooked via telephone and we were allocated a 4pm slot. I wont go into detail about the show and spoil it for anyone, but its obviously aimed at children.

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As this was a Thomas Land event the rest of Drayton Manor was closed only Thomas Land and the Carousel are open for these weekends.

Heres the rest of the photographs taken during this visit.

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If you are thinking about visiting Thomas Land at Drayton Manor then I would really recomend it especially if you have young children. Please dont steal any photographs if you want copies of anything please get in touch via the contact form.

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There Are 6 Responses So Far. »

  1. Wow those photographs have really convinced me to go, the station looks amazing especially at night. We’re going tomorrow and I’m really excited now :)

  2. Hello! You have some great photo’s of drayton and I’m glad you had fun.
    I was in the show that you have pictures of and I was wondering if you could send me the pictures of it :)

  3. hi,
    we wnet last year it was fab our son really enjoyed it soo we will go every year it really sets christmas off

  4. hey there,

    thanks for thease photos, theyre great, im taking our 3year old boy tommorow, hes a huge thomas fan, i cant wait now, i was looking all over the web for photos, many thanks x

  5. […] Ive purposely not included a load of Thomas Land photographs as any regular visitors will already know what it looks like, but if you want to see what this event was like last year (2008) then take a look at my post from the time. Thomasland Christmas 2008 […]

  6. Do the children meet Santa at Thomas land?

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