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Alton Towers or Drayton Manor??
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Old 27-05-2008, 2:08 PM
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Hi all

Would appreciate some opinions please.

We have booked a Travellodge in Tamworth, the £9 a night offer which I read on here - Thank You!, me, OH and 2 boys 7 and 14. We want to go to a theme park and the Snow Dome.

I have looked at the prices for Alton Towers and Drayton Manor and Alton Towers prices a 14 yr old as an adult so works out expensive, I have got a bogof voucher so would make it £96, Drayton Manor coming up at £69 booking online, £27 less and they have a zoo.

I have tried lastminute.com etc, all sold out.

So, apart from the difference in price, which is the better option? Is Alton Towers a lot better than Drayton Manor? I would rather pay £96 to have a great day out than £69 to have an average day out.

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i'd go drayton manor but i think alton towers had more rides....lots of big long queue's

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Have just found the active link for raring2go, the first one I tried didn't work so I thought I'd missed the offer.

Now, I just need to know which is the better park??!!

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i'd go drayton manor but i think alton towers had more rides....lots of big long queue's

We're going in term time so hopefully it won't be too hectic.
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Spend £10 in Tesco and get a 2 for 1 voucher that can be used at Alton Towers. You will then have 2 which should make it a similar price to Drayton manor.

Alton Towers is bigger and better.
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Spend £10 in Tesco and get a 2 for 1 voucher that can be used at Alton Towers. You will then have 2 which should make it a similar price to Drayton manor.

Alton Towers is bigger and better.
Thanks, I've found the voucher for £16 Adults and £11 kids, we'll take 2 vouchers as our 14 yr old is classed as an adult - £59.

I thought Alton Towers would be bigger and better but I haven't been to Drayton Manor since I was a kid so thought it might be as good as Alton Towers now.

Might visit Cadbury World too now we've saved a few quid!
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I prefer Drayton Manor, it is smaller but the queues are much less. Also if you have any of the Kellogs zoo day out things, they are valid for Drayton Manor.
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Drayton Manor have some great rides. Its not as polished as AT but its still good fun. And the Zoo is interesting too. I'd go there if you have a room for the night in Tamworth. Enjoy your trip.
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Alton towers will appeal more to your eldest, and Drayton Manor will be better for your youngest.

Both are very good though, but be prepared to queue (or pay extra for Fast Track) at AT!
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Id go to Drayton Manor too.

Im not a big fan of AT......I dont like the Yobs that wander around on warm days with no shirts on and drinking.

Awful awful! One of my pet hates
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prefer drayton manor,not so many queues. have you priced a family/ group ticket?
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I live near Alton Towers and even though that's the bigger park, Drayton Manor might be better as the queues won't be 'as' big as at AT. But added options with Alton Towers that i know of though for anyone with a medical problem that 'may' affect walking if you can get proof , you and upto 2 carers might be able to get wristbands to queue jump, go through the exit way and go on the rides a hell of a lot quicker (ie. max 5 min wait compared to 1 1/2 hour wait). But you would have to ring the park before hand to see if something, or what would be needed to bring with you incase they would like proof of a medical prob like astma causing a prob , and there was a little form to fill in at customer service who give you your band and you're off.
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Don't bother with Cadbury World,it was a complete rip-off when we went.Found it very expensive and half of the tour wasnt working but they still took us round it. D.Manor is just down the road from Tamworth and well worth a visit,it might save you a bit of travelling time.
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