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Anyone know the best time to get to Drayton Manor without huge queues to get in?

We are going on Saturday & supposed to be meeting friends / family when we get there, but no-one can agree on best time to go ... it opens at 9.30am and the rides start at 10.30 it says on the website, but I don't want to be queuing for ages to get into the car park ...

Anyone got any recommendations for the best time to get in fairly quickly?

thanks

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The night before?

Sneak in, find a comfy spot and sleepover, next morning when ya wake up you'll be first in the queue.

Supermod

When it is closed.

Once the kiddies are all back at school

AshleyRFC;6127836

The night before?Sneak in, find a comfy spot and sleepover, next morning … The night before?Sneak in, find a comfy spot and sleepover, next morning when ya wake up you'll be first in the queue.



Hello gorgeous x x x

magicjay1986;6127850

When it is closed.



Hi hun x x x

ClarityofMind;6127869

Hello gorgeous x x x



Hiya xxxx

How you feeling now? :friends:

AshleyRFC;6127892

Hiya xxxxHow you feeling now? :friends:



a little bit better thank you.. think my anxiety is worst in the morning x x x

How are you doing sweetie? x x x

ClarityofMind;6127910

a little bit better thank you.. think my anxiety is worst in the morning … a little bit better thank you.. think my anxiety is worst in the morning x x xHow are you doing sweetie? x x x



Not too bad, got a bit of a sore head, but its at the back, this morning when I got up I thought my little head cold thing was going away then on the way back from the nursery it tipped it down, got soaked so will probably wake up worse tomorrow lol.

Kids are in bed tho so getting some peace and quiet. xx

Original Poster

AshleyRFC;6127836

The night before?Sneak in, find a comfy spot and sleepover, next morning … The night before?Sneak in, find a comfy spot and sleepover, next morning when ya wake up you'll be first in the queue.



magicjay1986;6127850

When it is closed.



ClarityofMind;6127856

Once the kiddies are all back at school



OMG it's going to be hideous nightmare isn't it?! A family member has picked a trip there on a bank holiday weekend for their birthday and any tips to make it more bearable would be much appreciated ...

Supermod

ClarityofMind;6127873

Hi hun x x x



Evening precious. You ok?

Laffy42;6128016

OMG it's going to be hideous nightmare isn't it?! A family member has … OMG it's going to be hideous nightmare isn't it?! A family member has picked a trip there on a bank holiday weekend for their birthday and any tips to make it more bearable would be much appreciated ...



You know I've never been so I probably shouldn't comment, but I have been to blackpool and queued for ages to get on things.

I dunno what would be for the best really, I dont even know how its set out.

Are you taking any younger kids?

Original Poster

youngest are 6 & 8 (my two) but don't want to queue for ages to get into the car park if we could get in easier by going a bit later if that makes sense ...

If you are going to Thomas Land, be warned its manic!!! Omg we were waiting hours for rides on a weekday last week, wasps everywhere the place was rammed.!
We got there at 9.30 and left at 6
Good Luck

4lyons09;6128059

If you are going to Thomas Land, be warned its manic!!! Omg we were … If you are going to Thomas Land, be warned its manic!!! Omg we were waiting hours for rides on a weekday last week, wasps everywhere the place was rammed.!We got there at 9.30 and left at 6Good Luck



Dont get me started on the blastering wasps.

*mumbles bad words about the wasps*

Laffy42;6128047

youngest are 6 & 8 (my two) but don't want to queue for ages to get into … youngest are 6 & 8 (my two) but don't want to queue for ages to get into the car park if we could get in easier by going a bit later if that makes sense ...



Aye makes sense, we went to Edinburgh Zoo last St Andrews day because it was free, OMG at the queues and just how many people were there.

Was November, it was freezing but it was free lol.

Take it you cant leave your car elsewhere or bus it there instead?

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4lyons09;6128059

If you are going to Thomas Land, be warned its manic!!! Omg we were … If you are going to Thomas Land, be warned its manic!!! Omg we were waiting hours for rides on a weekday last week, wasps everywhere the place was rammed.!We got there at 9.30 and left at 6Good Luck



Thank you & I already have the boots anti sting cream on standby, the wasps seem really bad this year everywhere...

AshleyRFC;6128086

Dont get me started on the blastering wasps.*mumbles bad words about the … Dont get me started on the blastering wasps.*mumbles bad words about the wasps*



they were everywhere urrghh horrid things they are, couldn't even sit and have a drink and the zoo was swarming with them :?

4lyons09;6128127

they were everywhere urrghh horrid things they are, couldn't even sit and … they were everywhere urrghh horrid things they are, couldn't even sit and have a drink and the zoo was swarming with them :?



They are terrible at my Daughters school, they seem to hang around the bins but the school have the bins along the back wall of the school where the kids come out of.

If they just left you alone like a Bee does then I wouldn't care, but there over at you, floating round your head *shudders*.

The other day I swear the same one was stalking me, well it had the same stripes lol.

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AshleyRFC;6128105

Aye makes sense, we went to Edinburgh Zoo last St Andrews day because it … Aye makes sense, we went to Edinburgh Zoo last St Andrews day because it was free, OMG at the queues and just how many people were there.Was November, it was freezing but it was free lol.Take it you cant leave your car elsewhere or bus it there instead?



not really... maybe we will just head straight to the zoo and ignore the rides completely ...!

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jeany123;6128113

http://www.dooyoo.co.uk/theme-parks-zoos-international/drayton-manor/1301003/#revthere is a review here might help



thanks for that - made it sound really good! Basically I am expecting it to be terrible, so would be great if it wasn't ...

I bet that even if you have to queue that you'll still enjoy yer day.

The thing I'd probably be hoping for the most is a nice sunny day.

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AshleyRFC;6128250

I bet that even if you have to queue that you'll still enjoy yer day.The … I bet that even if you have to queue that you'll still enjoy yer day.The thing I'd probably be hoping for the most is a nice sunny day.



yes... or would the queues be shorter in the rain?!
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