Kettering attraction steps in after flooding closes Drayton Manor

Drayton Manor has been forced to close for the half-term period

By Sam Wildman
Thursday, 20th February 2020, 3:23 pm
Updated Thursday, 20th February 2020, 3:24 pm
Drayton Manor was left under water
Drayton Manor was left under water

A Kettering amusement park has stepped in to help those left disappointed after Drayton Manor was closed because of severe flooding.

The top attraction near Tamworth, about an hour from Kettering, will be shut throughout the half-term week and until February 29 after heavy rainfall caused the main park lake to burst its banks at the weekend.

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Wicksteed Park's head of sales and marketing Rachel James said: “We wanted to help out those people who were unable to enjoy their planned trip to Drayton Manor, so if they bring their tickets to our reception area we will redeem them for free wristbands for the same day, so they can still enjoy their half term.”

Drayton Manor are also allowing anyone with pre-booked tickets to move their reservation to another date.

William Bryan, managing director at Drayton Manor Park, said: “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.

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