Drayton Manor Park, the Staffordshire-based family attraction, has announced the return of its Fireworks Extravaganza event.

Last year’s event was cancelled due to Covid-19 but 2021 will see the event adopt a special theme to celebrate the ‘best of British’ and the pride of the nation pulling together throughout the pandemic.

The fireworks and laser display is set to take place on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 October and will feature an upbeat soundtrack which celebrates the best of iconic British music.

Tickets are available now for the family friendly event.

Guests can also enjoy more than 100 rides and attractions, a 15-acre zoo and Europe’s only Thomas Land which is home to 25 Thomas & Friends™ themed attractions.

Rides in the Dark returns this year

Rides in the Dark will be returning to the park this year too with attractions staying open throughout the evening giving visitors the opportunity to enjoy the rides and Thomas Land attractions after the park’s usual closing time.

This will include the newly launched Adventure Cove area, a nautical themed zone featuring three new rides and attractions including the cartoon-style River Rapids, exhilarating Wave Swinger and Tidal Towers rope bridges and slides.

Older thrill seekers will be able to experience the world-famous Apocalypse, the first stand-up drop tower ride in the world, the wild Buffalo coaster and the thrilling Air Race which loops riders a full 360 degrees.

Thomas Land will also be open for the event for younger park-goers to enjoy. They’ll be able to discover the Troublesome Trucks Runaway Rollercoaster, Harold’s Helicopter Tour, and Winston’s Whistlestop Tours, offering unmissable night-time views of the park.

'Brit-tastic' evening planned

Live shows in Thomas Land and themed street entertainment will be other options for visitors looking to be entertained.

William Bryan, managing director at Drayton Manor Park, said: “After a challenging 18 months, we’re absolutely delighted to be announcing the return of our Fireworks Extravaganza.

“The mesmerising event is one of the biggest displays in the Midlands and has always been a firm favourite for families across the UK, so we’re pleased to say we’ll be back with a big bang in 2021.

“This year’s event is inspired by the best of British – and the pride of our nation as we have pulled through difficult times. We look forward to welcoming theme park fans to celebrate a Brit-tastic evening with us this October.”