A THEME park will pay fun-seeking families to try out its new rides to celebrate the launch of its Vikings area.

Drayton Manor Resort is making the offer to a 'lucky family' who will get to visit the new area and ‘live like a Viking’ for the day.


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In exchange for a £500 fee to spend during the day, candidates will get the chance to enjoy the full Viking experience at the Staffordshire theme park.

This will include trying out a host of exciting new rides and attractions inspired by ancient gods and legends, including the spinning Disk’O Coaster, Thor, and the 'mesmerising family-thrill ride', Loki, which is the first of its kind in the UK.

As part of the experience, the newly appointed Vikings can tuck into a feast of delicious hot food from a sizzling BBQ pit at the new eatery Walhalla, a restaurant inspired by the historic heaven that warriors were said to visit after battle.

After a day of adventures, the candidates will get to experience a night in the resort’s new Vikings-themed rooms in the onsite 4-star hotel which features traditional wooden panelling embellished with shields and paintings of distant voyages, before waking up to an English breakfast to refuel for another day of fun as part of the resort’s Stay & Play package.

The chosen family will simply need to review their Viking experience and report back to resort bosses on fun-factor, excitement, and overall entertainment value.

Victoria Lynn, managing director of Drayton Manor Resort, said: “To celebrate the launch of our exciting and mythical new area, we’re inviting a fun-seeking family to experience an adventure to remember as they live like a Viking for the day."

For the chance to be the lucky family selected to ‘live like a Viking’, applicants should visit www.draytonmanor.co.uk/vikings/viking-for-a-day-competition before Friday, July 29, explaining in 100 words or less why they think they would be perfect for the role.

Terms and conditions apply www.draytonmanor.co.uk/vikings/viking-for-a-day-competition