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16 May 2012

Drayton Manor Theme Park and Zoo (15 July) * Chester Races (5 August).

Drayton Manor Theme Park and Zoo
Sunday 15 July (8.30am) 

A trip to Drayton Manor, with something for all the family, no matter what age you are.

Drayton Manor has plenty to offer Groups visiting the park! There is lots to see and do!! One minute you could be on one of the exciting thrill rides experiencing twists, turns, drops and loops! Next taking a trip through the Thomas Land attraction and shaking hands with the Fat Controller. Then the next minute you could be enjoying a stroll through the 15 acre Zoo, home to over 100 species from all across the world! And much, much more! 

The trip includes coach travel from the University on Oxford Road and return, leaving at 8.30am.

Price, including the coach is:

  • Anyone over 4 years - £16
  • 2 to 3 years - £8
  • Under 2 - £3

Chester Races (places are very limited now!)
Sunday 5 August 2012 

Back by popular demand, a day at the Races.

The day starts at 10.30 am with a champagne breakfast at Kro Bar on Oxford Road (next to Nat West Bank).

Breakfast consists of:

  • Glass of champagne/Bucks Fizz
  • Unlimited tea and coffee
  • Glass of fresh orange juice
    A choice of
    * Full English Breakfast (meat or veg)
    * Scrambled Egg and smoked salmon on bloomer toast
    * Eggs Benedict

To complete the breakfast, there is a selection of pastries and muffins, and a selection of fruit.

The coach will then leave for Chester Races at 11.30 am (returning home after the last race).

Tickets are for the County Stand, the day is a family fun day.

Dress code:

  • Gentleman are required to wear a suit, jacket collar and tie.
  • Ladies are required to wear smart dress (denim and trainers are not allowed).

The price is £31 per person, including return coach travel from Manchester, Oxford Road.


For further details for both events, contact: