Over 8000 smiles as Drayton Manor Park supports Kidsout

Friday, 15th June 2018

TAMWORTH’S Drayton Manor Park teamed up with KidsOut charity and Rotary International to host its annual ‘Big Day Out’ for underprivileged children on Wednesday 13th June and welcomed more than 8000 visitors for a fun day out making special memories.

2018 marks the 29th year that Drayton Manor Park has taken part in this initiative, which enables over 40,000 children to visit attractions all around the UK. Partnering up with Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI), this special event creates a fun day out for underprivileged, disabled and special needs children and encourages a day of smiles and laughter.

KidsOut delivers fun experiences to thousands of children throughout the UK who come from tough backgrounds. Following the success of Drayton Manor Park opening its gates to more than 8000 disadvantaged children since 1989, the family owned and run attraction also hosts a special KidsOut event as part of its annual Magical Christmas celebrations too.

Hundreds of children enjoyed the Kidsout Day at Drayton Manor Park

Hundreds of children enjoyed the Kidsout Day at Drayton Manor Park

Set in 280 acres of parkland, and closed to the general public, the children enjoyed over 100 rides and attractions, explored the 15-acre zoo which recently become home to two new Cotton Top Tamarins, and got to experience Europe’s only Thomas Land™ which is currently celebrating its 10th anniversary and features many Thomas & Friends™ character rides such as Thomas, the iconic little blue engine himself, Jeremy Jet’s Flying Academy, Harold’s Helicopter Tours, Troublesome Trucks Runaway Coaster, Terence’s Driving School and many more.

Colin Bryan, Chairman at Drayton Manor Park said: “The KidsOut relationship is an initiative that’s so close to the Bryan family heart as it initially began with my father, George Bryan, OBE., the founder of Drayton Manor.  As an event that helps provide vulnerable children with an opportunity to forget about the tough times, have fun and make memories that will last a lifetime, KidsOut day out will always be a highlight in our calendar year.

“It is an honour to open up our gates and simply priceless to see these children smile as some of them experience the thrill of a rollercoaster for the first time.”

To book tickets, or for more information about the park, visit www.draytonmanor.co.uk or call 0844 472 1950.