Drayton Manor Park gets the Gold at the 2016 Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards

Drayton Manor Park is celebrating after picking up five accolades at the prestigious NFU Mutual Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards.

The much-loved family attraction scooped the awards in a special lunch ceremony that was hosted at Alton Towers Resort on Monday 15th November.

The family-run theme park picked up Gold in the Best Tourism Experience of the Year category for the infamous Drayton Manor Park Magical Christmas event 2015, which saw thousands of people descend on the park to celebrate this wonderfully festive time of year. Europe’s only Thomas Land® was transformed into a magical land complete with a Castle of Dreams where visitors can spend some quality time with Father Christmas, regular snow showers and Fat Controller Christmas themed shows. Judges felt that there were some interesting events entered this year, but Drayton Manor Park's Magical Christmas was consistently strong across all judging criteria in the category, giving it the edge over the other entrants.

The park’s second Gold of the day came in the Business Tourism category for providing exemplary service for all business visitors and delegates at not only the park but also the state-of-the-art hotel. The four-star Drayton Manor Park Hotel complex also scooped Silver in the Hotel of Year category, a great step up from last year’s Highly Commended.

As if that wasn’t enough, the park was also Highly Commended in both the Large Visitor Attraction category, for venues inviting more than 50,000 visitors a year and the Inclusive Tourism award for Drayton Manor’s continuing commitment to excellence in accessibility.   

William Bryan, Managing Director of Drayton Manor Park, said:

We are absolutely thrilled to once again receive such recognition for our contributions to tourism in Staffordshire. To pick up two Golds, a Silver and to be Highly Commended twice is all down to the hard work and dedication of our team without whom this wouldn’t be possible.

The Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards are an annual celebration of tourism in the county, which reward entrants for their commitment to delivering excellent customer service, training and skills for employees, sustainability and environment; along with the entrants’ proactivity and dedication to best practice, quality of service and product.

Drayton Manor Park is currently counting down the days to the launch of its award-winning Magical Christmas event, which opens to the public on selected dates from Saturday 19th November 2016 and runs until 31st December. Pre booking tickets is recommended due to demand.

To book tickets, or for more information about the park, visit www.draytonmanor.co.uk or call 0844 472 1950. Reduced prices are available for tickets bought in advance. For regular updates and news about Drayton Manor Theme Park join them on Twitter www.twitter.com/Draytonmanor and Facebook www.facebook.com/DraytonManorPark

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