Crowds of people dressed in onesies at Drayton Manor Theme Park, Staffordshire Photo: Ed Bagnall

A theme park claims it has set a new world record for the largest gathering of people dressed in onesies.

Drayton Manor Theme Park is confident it has beaten the previous record, which was set in Hampshire, after 3,152 people gathered at its central triangle at 10.15am today wearing the one-piece jumpsuits.

The attempt will be authenticated by Guinness World Records before being made official but it almost triples the previous record of 1,184 set by Ringwood School, a spokeswoman for the park said.

The resort, near Tamworth, Staffordshire, also set a new Guinness World Record for the longest scream by a crowd of people, maintaining 80 decibels for eight minutes and 45 seconds, smashing the previous record of two minutes and five seconds.

Managing director Colin Bryan said: "The atmosphere today has been electric and for the second year running the weather has been in our favour.

"Seeing such a huge crowd gathered in their onesies was quite a spectacle, and there were some very interesting styles.

"It's a fantastic achievement to reclaim our record from last year, as well as set the new record too.

"It has certainly been a memorable occasion that we hope everyone has enjoyed being a part of."