Theme park to close for the rest of February half term after devastating floods leave visitor attraction under water

Drayton Manor was left badly flooding following the storm at the weekend
Drayton Manor was left badly flooding following the storm at the weekend

Drayton Manor will be shut for the rest of the school holidays following Storm Dennis flooding

Drayton Manor Park has announced that it will remain closed for the duration of February half term, following severe flooding in the park this week.

The clean-up operation is now well underway

The clean-up operation is now well underway

The park announced yesterday that it would be closed until at least Wednesday this week after the main lake burst its banks, causing significant flooding on-site. It also released shocking images of the flood water damage in the park.

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With the extensive clean-up operation underway, management at the attraction has released a further statement today to confirm the park will remain closed for the duration of the half term break, reopening again for the first Thomas & Friends weekend on Saturday February 29.

William Bryan, Managing Director at Drayton Manor Park, said: “Due to the extensive flooding in the park from the recent storms we have had to make the difficult decision to close for the duration of the half term break, for the clean-up operation to take place.

The park will be closed for the rest of the week

The park will be closed for the rest of the week

“The Drayton Manor team has been working tirelessly to get the site back to normal as quickly as possible, and we will re-open to the public for our Thomas & Friends weekends starting on Saturday 29 February.

“February half term is a popular time of year at the park and we understand many visitors will be disappointed to hear the news, but due to the extent of the damage we would be unable to offer the quality of experience we and our guests expect.

“For any guests who have pre-booked tickets, we will be able to move reservations to alternative dates, including our popular March weekends, or during our main season. Guests can call the park directly on 01827 287979 to make arrangements.

“As always, the safety of our guests and staff is our utmost priority, and we are doing everything we can to ensure the site is safe and secure for visitors to enjoy from next week.

Management has said it will reopen on February 29

Management has said it will reopen on February 29

“We apologise again for any inconvenience caused and look forward to welcoming visitors again soon."

The main lake in the park burst its banks

The main lake in the park burst its banks

Devastating photos were released by the park's management

Devastating photos were released by the park's management