Christmas time at ThomasLand

Those of you who have been following my blog for a while will know that my 3rd son (who is 5) has been best mates with a lad since they were around 2 years old. Recently his friend has moved away (last October) and so they no longer see each other. His friend turned 5 the end of December so it was arranged that they could meet up and do something special. Last year they went on a Santa Steam Train experience, so this time we headed for Thomasland at Drayton Manor. We also took our youngest son, and the best friend’s brother (who is the same age as our youngest).


They were really pleased to see each other.

draytonmanorboyshavingfun2They loved the fact that they were old enough to go on rides on their own. Especially as they were measured to see if they were “bigger than the red line”


My friend had visited the previous week and was saying about how long the queue was for Father Christmas so we got our time ticket straight away. We ended up waiting just under an hour but it didn’t seem like 5 minutes because the boys were so excited.

This owl was apparently watching us and sending messages back to Father Christmas to tell him how well we were behaving.


And there was lots of Christmassy things around as we waited.


There was a nice man talked to the children just before they went into see Father Christmas – further adding to the excitement.


And we had the opportunity to buy (and we did) baubles of the kids photos with him.

draytonmanorboyshavingfun3The place wasn’t too busy at all (and they were fully booked) that even going to get food wasn’t too stressful. (I HATE crowds).


The tree was really pretty when it got dark.


And they did a really good job of decorating the station. Plus there was artificial snow.

The zoo had lights around it.


Dinosaur Trail was open


And it ended with fireworks.



There was absolutely loads more including the Polar Express in 4d. I’d really recommend it.

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8 thoughts on “Christmas time at ThomasLand”

  1. What a wonderful day out and some great photos. I love the one of the station and the dinosaur trail. I would say this is one the two friends will want to meet at again next year! Thank you for linking up with Country Kids.

  2. I nearly squealed with excitement when I saw the title of this post, I realise I must get out more but my boy loves Thomas more than anything and I’d so love to take him there!

  3. wow it looks like a wonderful place for all Thomas fans, and i love that your son went to meet up with his friend thats so sweet 🙂
    its good that despite being fully booked the place wasnt swarming – hate that about theme parks. fab photos and i bet your boys slept well that night x

  4. I really wanted to go to one of the Christmas events there but we ran out of time. ThomasLand is definitely on our list for the warmer weather though. I’m so glad that the boys had a great time together, obviously a special friendship.

    Popping over from Country Kids

    • If you book for next Christmas before September you get £5 a person off – and it wasn’t that expensive in the first place :O)

  5. We went to Thomas Land twice this year, but could not afford to go again at Xmas as much as I wanted to. Love this post. Will definitely pop it on the list for next Xmas. My Thomas post is about our busy trip in August. There were 12k visitors that day. Lucky we went again in October when we did not have to queue xxx


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