Staffordshire-based family attraction, Drayton Manor Theme Park, has announced a new, nautical-themed area that includes a host of new improvements and attractions for 2021.

An exciting addition to the park, the new Adventure Cove area will be a nautical themed zone for the whole family to enjoy, with fun add-ons to some of the park’s most-loved family-favourites, and a selection of new rides and attractions.

The new area is set to bring a vibrant maritime theme to the Midlands, offering a bright and colourful coastal feel for coaster fans and families, with barrels, boats and steering wheels aplenty.

The first of many attractions to be announced in the park is the new River Rapids ride. The young and young-at-heart will be taken on a journey, through a cartoon-style fishing port, on their very own 9-person boat around a rapids course, past vibrant painted shacks and seafarers.

Family-favourites such as Shockwave have also been painted in a vibrant rainbow of colours, bringing a fresh and fun atmosphere to the area. A riveting light-house rescue mission awaits guests for Stormforce 10 on this wild, white-knuckle ride like no other. Stormforce 10 fans will also be thrilled with the painting of the iconic tower, creating a dramatic view over the lake.

The new Adventure Cove area is set to open in stages from spring 2021, with more attractions to be announced in due course. The exciting addition is the first investment phase of new owners, Looping Group, which aims to introduce new elements to the park’s family-friendly offering.

William Bryan, managing director at Drayton Manor Park, said: “We are so excited to welcome visitors back to the park, and introduce them to Adventure Cove this summer!

“We’ve been busy behind the scenes while the park has been closed, and we’re really pleased with how the new area is looking already and can’t wait to see it finished. We are working closely with our local contractors and are hugely grateful to both them and the support of Looping Group for this new development.

“It’s especially exciting for us to the be able to launch the new Adventure Cove area, along with number of new rides and attractions for families and coaster fans alike. We look forward to welcoming guests back to enjoy a summer of fun and seafaring adventures at Drayton Manor Park.”

Drayton Manor Park will be officially reopening on 12 April and tickets are available online at www.draytonmanor.co.uk/tickets-and-prices