Great for kids & teenagers, a few little niggles thou..

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Guest's review of Drayton Manor Theme Park and Zoo

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“Great for kids and teenagers, a few little niggles thou.. ”

written by on 01/11/2012

Today my sister and I took my 11 year old son and 8 year old daughter to Drayton Manor for the first time (for them) as we usually go to Alton Towers (which is much better and the same price!)
I'll start with the cons..
Some things are waaay over priced like the hot chocolate a £2.50 a cup! The bumper cars were an issue as they have far too many cars and hardly room to move, they could do with taking 4 or 5 out.
At lunch time we ate at the cartoon network resturant and the only seats were by the doors which were open and it was cold. There was a young lad who was a member of staff standing by the doors so I went over and asked him if we could close them as they were wedged open, and he replied 'I dunno, and walked off! Charming!
Watch out on G Force! Really badly designed in terms of safety restraints! You're held in by with a bar across your stomach which really hurts when you go upside down! An over head restraint would have been a better option!Lastly for the cons, you get more for your money at Alton Towers which is the same price as Drayton Manor, ESPECIALLY if you're an adult!
OK, now for the pros!
Book online for cheaper prices before you go! Don't pay for the carpark as there's no one on the gates when you leave, and it wasn't clear at all where to pay anyway so we didn't! The park is great for children and if they're the same age as min(8 and 11) they will get on most things like mine did. It's also great for children as it's not very big so easy to walk around, unlike Alton Towers, which is massive, but fantastic for all! The children's meals were reasonably priced at around £4.30 for a hot dinner and a drink. The staff, bar a couple were all very friendly and polite, the toilets were clean as was the park itself. We expected it to be rammed with it been half term, but the most we qued was around 15 for one ride which was the haunting! We didn't really get a chance to see the zoo as we left it a bit late, but the monkeys were cute! The 4d show was fantastic, including the seating so make sure you see that!
Over all, a great day out if you have children with you, If you're an adult only party then go to Alton Towers! :)

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