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Saturday, 6 July 2019

Thomas & Friends Digs & Discoveries World Premier at Drayton Manor Park #Review

Thomas & Friends Digs & Discoveries 
World Premier at Drayton Manor Park.

This morning we were lucky enough to be invited attend the World's Premiere screening of the brand new Thomas & Friends, Digs & Discoveries short films. We were VIP guests at the home of Thomas Land itself, Drayton Manor Park in Tamworth. How excited were we!

We were entertained by two lovely Milkshake presenters, Kemi and Derek who sang and danced along with the children in the crowd. We were treated to refreshments including yummy sweet popcorn and a meet and greet with the main man himself, the Fat Controller.

In the new Thomas & Friends: Digs & Discoveries Specials, Thomas discovers a brand new world of wonder as he explores the buried history of Italy. With a fun construction theme and exciting archaeological digs, you'll meet lots of new characters including Stefano the Super Cruiser, Brenda the Bulldozer, and engines Gina, Lorenzo and Beppe who all  help Thomas on his latest adventure. We really enjoyed the stories and found it very entertaining. Both Ryan and Lily liked the movies and laughed along with the films. We liked the new characters and loved Gina, she's wonderful. There was lots of educational facts thrown in which made it really good too. We liked the way learning had been made fun.

There will be a number of shows shown throughout the days between the 7th and 14th of July 2019. You can download their app or visit the 4D cinema during your visit to find out all the times. I'm sure it'll be a nice treat for any young Thomas fan to enjoy on their next visit.

We love the Drayton Manor 4D Cinema and visit it every time we go. The short movies are always fun to watch to pass a few minutes inside away from the crowds outside. It's also perfect for rainy days, like today, where we got to shelter inside whilst having lots of fun.

If you'd like to see the Thomas & Friends Digs & Discoveries exclusive specials before they air, you can do so right there in their very own 4D Cinema at Drayton Manor Park.

Once the films were over we then went out into the park to enjoy the rest of our day. It was Ryan's first visit now being over the 1.2M height restrictions so it was very exciting for him. He got to ride the Air Race ride for the first time and loved it. He got to drive the Dodgems with Daddy and get absolutely drenched with us all on the Storm Force 10 which was ace.

Now that Ryan is tall enough to go on the 'bigger' rides, we can't wait to visit more often.

We've had such a fun day out at Drayton Manor today, it's been great and we even got given some fantastic Goody Bags to take home too. The kids have been well and truly looked after and spoilt today, so thank you to the lovely people of Drayton Manor.

Disclosure: We were invited to be guests at the Drayton Manor Premier Screening today but all the opinions expressed within this review are 100% and entirely our own.


  1. We recently went to Thomas Land and the kids absolutely loved it. The new 4D movie sounds fab it sounds like you had a great time.

    1. Thomas Land is fab, isn't it. We're so lucky to live just down the road so we get to go all the time x