Posted on Monday 3rd August 2020
Thomas Land at Drayton Manor
Philip White, Deputy Leader at Staffordshire County Council and Cabinet Member for Economy, said:
“Drayton Manor Park is one of Staffordshire’s biggest tourist attractions so it’s wonderful news that new owners have been found for the park.
“Since its opening in 1950 it has offered millions of families from all over the country great days out and with the only Thomas Land in Europe it has wowed children and parents alike.
“Tourism plays a vital role in the Staffordshire economy, generating around £1.8bn per year and supporting more than 32,000 jobs.
“We have one of the best tourism offers in England, including two of the UK’s leading theme parks and national attractions including the National Memorial Arboretum and the National Football Centre. We also have the historic city of Lichfield and natural features such as Kinver Edge, Cannock Chase and a large part of the Peak District National Park within our borders.
“We look forward to working with the new owners to build on our already fantastic tourism offer and giving people even more reasons to visit our great county.”
Alan White, Leader at Staffordshire County Council, said:
“I am delighted to hear that new buyers for Drayton Manor have been secured. This is great news for the theme park, visitors and, of course, all their staff.
“The park was founded by the Bryan family and I am particularly pleased to see they will continue to play an active role in its management, with William Bryan retaining his role as managing director.
“The theme park is very much a jewel in Staffordshire’s tourism crown and we look forward to working closely with the new owners and hearing more detail about their ambitious plans for the park’s future.”