On Thursday 27 July from 9.30am – 10.30am Drayton Manor Park will be holding an Exclusive Quiet Hour.

Thomas & Friends.

Drayton Manor Park have continuously supported The National Autistic Society from allowing us to host our All Aboard walk at the park to selecting us as one of their beneficiary charities for 2017/17. That’s why we so thrilled when they told us they wanting to host a quiet hour for autistic people and their families.

Bethanie Peach, The National Autistic Society said: “The National Autistic Society welcomes premises who commit to making sure that autistic visitors receive the same warm welcome as everybody else. The small adjustments to spaces and an increase in understanding can make a big difference to the lives of autistic people and their families”

Before the park is opened to the general public, gates will be opening one hour early to Thomas Land. This exclusive Quiet Hour will welcome a much smaller group of 350 people to enjoy the delights of Thomas and all his friends. Once opened to the public your ticket will also give you the opportunity to enjoy Thomas Land and the rest of the Park and Zoo for the whole day with a special access ticket that offers an alternative queuing system and the ability to enter selected rides through the exit.

Drayton Manor Park, Company Director, George Bryan said: “We recognise that a little thought and understanding can make a huge difference to our guests’ experience and through our partnership with the National Autistic Society, we hope the team’s deeper awareness of the needs of those with autism will ensure they have a truly unforgettable experience.”

The National Autistic Society will also be there during the day fundraising for the charity and raising awareness of our Too Much Information campaign.

You can get tickets to the Exclusive Hour on the Drayton Manor website.