THE festive spirit has steamed into Thomas Land for fans of all ages.
While it might nonetheless be November, the attraction at Drayton Manor has turned into a winter wonderland — with snow showers a number of situations a working day.
We have not been to Thomas Land for a few yrs, but at 8 and ten, the small children were being nonetheless enchanted by Thomas and his Close friends, as, I will have to say, were being the adults.
The Body fat Controller and his engines set on a magnificent clearly show to get site visitors into the festive spirit.
The relatives-welcoming attraction contains flights on Harold the Helicopter, a scenic journey on the Winston, the Body fat Controller’s car or truck, which offers a bird’s eye view of the park, and the sedate basic autos, which get you on a excursion down Memory Lane.
The tempo picks up a bit with the uplifting Cranky the Crane journey, a choppy excursion on tug boat Bulstrode, and the Troublesome Trucks rollercoaster.
There are a few of Drayton Manor’s other rides open up, these as the Accelerator roller coaster, which my thrill-trying to find spouse and daughter enjoyed, although my son and I seemed on from the basic safety of a bench, the nerves nonetheless recovering from the Troublesome Trucks.
White-knuckle rides are absolutely not for me, but, to be reasonable, even I was taking pleasure in myself through the Trucks’ next lap — and there is photographic proof to demonstrate it!
Thomas, Percy and the gang routinely get site visitors from Knapford Station to the park zoo where by they can see Santa’s reindeer finding prepared for their huge working day.
There is also a extraordinary dinosaur park and perform area, and site visitors can get time to pose for selfies in entrance of the renowned engines just right before they return to the station.
During the working day, the Body fat Controller and his employees surface on the balcony over Knapford Station to spread festive cheer and guide a sing-together as snow showers go over the attraction.
And, with Christmas rapid approaching, children can pay a visit to Santa in the Castle of Goals and convey to him irrespective of whether they have been naughty or wonderful.
And there is loads much more for the total relatives together with ice skating and fireworks which convey every working day to a shut.
The time flies by at Thomas Land and we still left in festive spirits.
Drayton Manor Generate, Tamworth B78 3TW, pay a visit to draytonmanor.co.british isles/ or contact 0844 472 1950 for specifics and festive opening situations.