The National Student's Summer Day Out at... Drayton Manor
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Award-winning and renowned for catering for families, Drayton Manor has proven itself to be child friendly with attractions such as Thomas Land and three Best UK Attraction for Children awards to its name. With such a heavy focus on providing for kids, particular those under the age of 6, what’s left to accommodate for the UK’s student population? Aside from a number of thrill rides designed to scare the bejesus out of you, the Staffordshire theme park is considerable cheaper than its closest rival Alton Towers. Coupled with a guarantee for a free return pass if it rains, it means it’s a great destination for the cash-strapped student looking for a day out with their pals. Typically of the Great British weather, it rained for a massive part of the day. We got wet, not that it made a lot of difference after going on the parks ‘Stormforce 10’, a RNLI lifeboat based log flume and Splash Canyon, involving river rapids. However, it did mean that the park was far less busy then on a normal day during the summer holidays. With fewer crowds there were less queuesm, meaning we had to wait less than 20 minutes to get on all the anticipated thrill rides on our list. Yet, we still were easily occupied for the entire day.
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