Drayton Manor Zoo

Drayton Manor Park, Near Tamworth, Staffordshire B78 3TW

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Opening Times

29 March-2 November 2013:

Park is fully open from 9.30am. Rides operate from 10:30 to at least 5.00pm (queues may close earlier)

Thomas Land and Ben 10 are also open at other times, with reduced hours, see official website for details.

It is no longer clear whether the zoo is open other than on normal park opening days.

Admission Prices

Individual Prices:

Adult (12+)


Child (4-11)


Child (2-3)


Child under 2


Senior (60+)


Disabled/Carer (each)


Family of 3


Family of 4 £108.00

Family of 5 £135.00

These prices include admission and rides for the entire Drayton Manor Theme Park, including the Zoo.

Season tickets, online discounts and group rates also available, see zoo's website for details.


Drayton Manor Zoo is part of a 250 acre theme park with over 100 rides and attractions. Rides range from the truly white-knuckle variety to the less spectacular that may be enjoyed by younger or less adventurous visitors. There are a wide variety of food and refreshments outlets spread around the Park,

The zoo has over one hundred species and over 200 animals from all over the world. The Reptile House is home to one of the largest collections of snakes in Britain. Other sections include the Meerkat Manor, Parrot Walk, Tigers, Chimpanzees, Monkeys, Penguins, Sea Lions, a Small Mammal House, and Dinosaurland. There is also a separate Farm area, with a selection of rare breeds, and some larger reserves with other exotic animals.

Official Website


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Car Park



Rainforest Pizzeria, Snack Stop, Peelers Tea Room and picnic area. There are numerous eateries throughout the Theme Park.

For Kids

Many, many rides, play areas etc. at the Theme Park

Special Needs

Disabled toilets, wheelchair hire for a small charge.


Animal Collections

Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians

Note: The animal pictures on this page are merely representative of this type of attraction; they do not mean that the animals can be found at this specific attraction.

Star Animals

Tigers, Chimps, Penguins, Meerkats, Sea Lions, Monkeys, Owls, Cats and many more.

Special Attractions

Small mammal house, reptile house, Dinosaurland, Parrot Walk, Farm area with rare breeds, Discovery Centre, exotic creature reserve, food preparation & nursery with viewing area.

Other Attractions

Zoo shop, garden centre, functions and events (see Drayton Manor's main website for details).

How To Get There:

By Car

Drayton Manor is located on the A4091, just south of Tamworth in Staffordshire. Follow the brown tourist signs once close to Tamworth.

From the South:

Follow the M5, M40, or M1 and M6 to the M42 around Birmingham. Then take the M42 north towards Tamworth and Nottingham, to junction 9.Take the second exit from the large roundabout onto the A446 towards Lichfield. Turn right at the next roundabout onto the A4091 towards Tamworth. The entrance to Drayton Manor will then be on the left, after about 4 miles.

From the North (M1):

Follow the M1 south to junction 23A, then turn right onto the A42 towards Tamworth and Birmingham. Continue south on the A42, and onto the M42. Leave the M42 at junction 10, turn right onto the A5, and follow the tourist signs for the best route through Tamworth and onto the A4091 to Drayton Manor.

From the North (M6):

Follow the M6 south to junction 12. Turn left onto the A5 and continue past Cannock to Tamworth. On entering Tamworth on the A5, look out for the brown tourist signs, and follow them onto the A4091 and to the Park.

Alternatively, continue on the M6 to junction 11, then take the M6 Toll road to either junction T4, and take the A5 east to Tamworth, or continue to junction T2, and take the A446 and A4091 north, as described above.

By Public Transport

By Train:

The nearest railway stations are Tamworth, on the West Coast Main Line, and Wilnecote, on the Birmingham to Derby line.

By Coach:

Tamworth is on the National Express coach network, and is served by the London - Lichfield route.

By Bus:

There do not appear to be any bus services to Drayton Manor Park.

Data on this page last updated: Apr 13 2014

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