Your guide to Lancashire’s main firework displays

Lancashire’s skies will light up with fantastic fireworks and hundreds of families will attend various Bonfire Night events across the county this week.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 3rd November 2015, 1:27 pm
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The fun begins tonight in some places, whilst most displays will be held tomorrow on November 5 itself.

Others take place over the weekend, which will also be the time to attend the two-day Light Up Lancaster festival.

Here is a guide to some of the biggest bonfire and firework attractions in the area:

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Euxton Cricket Club

The third Firework Fiesta, organised by the Chorley Carnival team, takes place in conjunction with Euxton Cricket Club at the grounds off Southport Road tonight (Wednesday).

Gates open at 5pm and the fireworks will start at 8pm. There will also be a funfair and refreshments.

Entry is £2 for children and £3 for adults.

Preston Grasshoppers, Fulwood

The annual Preston Grasshoppers Rugby Football Club Bonfire and Fireworks Display returns on Thursday at Lightfoot Green Lane.

Food and a bar will be available on the night, with gates open at 6pm, the bonfire lit at 7pm, and fireworks launching at 8pm.

On-the-gate prices are £6.50 each or £19 for a family ticket (two adults and up to two children), with children aged two and under gaining entry for free.

Advance tickets are £5.50 per person or £16.50 for a family, available from the club office or bar.

Worden Park, Leyland

The Leyland Round Table’s 45th annual Bonfire and Fireworks display takes place on Thursday at the park off Worden Lane.

Gates open at 6pm, the bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm, and the fireworks launch at 7.45pm.

Entry is £5 on the door, (free admission for children aged under five).

Advance tickets are £3 from South Ribble Council’s Civic Centre in West Paddock.

There will also be a funfair, food and drinks.

Pear Tree Park, Penwortham

The fun starts at 7pm on Thursday at the park at Middleforth Green, with the firework display starting at 7.30pm

Entry is free, but there will be collection buckets to raise money for a number of charities.

Bartle Hall, Preston

Bartle Hall in Lea Lane hosts Bonfire Night on the evening itself, Thursday.

Doors open at 7pm, the bonfire will be lit at 8pm, and the firework display begins at 9pm.

Admission for adults is £15 and includes a homemade winter chili with nachos, and is £9 for children, including a hot dog. Family tickets are £45.

Booking is essential - call 01772 690506 or email [email protected]

Gibbon Bridge, Chipping

Guests attending the Green Lane hotel’s event will be treated to mulled wine, hot chocolate, Lancashire hotpot, traditional parkin and bonfire toffee.

Tickets are sold out.

Washington Hall, Euxton

On Thursday, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service opens the doors to its training centre in Washington Lane at 5.30pm, with fireworks starting at 7.30pm.

Admission costs £4 for adults, £2 for children and £10 per car/family.

St Aidan’s CE High School, Preesall

There will be a fireworks display at the school off Cartgate on Thursday with a DJ, live music, hot food and refreshments.

Entry is by ticket only, which cost £3.50, and should be bought in advance from Knott End Post Office, the Spar in Hambleton or via Ann on 01253 700116 or 07713852639.

Gates open at 6.30pm with the fireworks starting at 8.30pm.

Longridge Cricket Club, Longridge

The annual fireworks display at the George Newsham Memorial Ground in Chipping Road sparks off on Thursday from 6pm, with hot sausage buns on the menu, a bar and fireworks at 7.30pm.

Entry is £5 for adults and £2 for children.

Astley Park, Chorley

Chorley Council’s event at Astley Park starts at 6.30pm on Friday, with the bonfire being sparked up at 7pm and fireworks beginning at 7.30pm.

There will be food stalls but visitors are welcome to take their own refreshments.

Entry is free and there will be a collection for charity.

Duxbury Jubilee Park, Chorley

On Saturday, Red Bank Scouts will host a bonfire and fireworks display at the park off Bolton Road.

Gates open and the music starts at 6pm, and fireworks begin at 7.15pm.

Entry to the event, now in its 37th year, is free.

Gregson Green, Hoghton

Gates open at the Gregson Lane playing fields at 6pm on Saturday before the bonfire is lit at 6.30pm, and the firework show starts at 7.30pm.

Entry is £3 for adults, £1 for children, and all proceeds go to raising funds for a new community centre.

There will be a bar, tea, coffee, hot dogs and other refreshments.

Light Up Lancaster, Lancaster

The Lancaster Fireworks Spectacular takes place on Saturday evening as part of the Light Up Lancaster weekend.

The two-day festival starts on Friday mainly around Market Square, but the main viewing areas for the fireworks are Quay Meadow and Giant Axe.

Free wristbands for those areas are available from the Lancaster and Morecambe Visitor Information Centre.

Other places recommended to view the fireworks from include Williamson Park and Salt Ayre Sports Centre.

Garstang Community Centre, Garstang

A bonfire and fireworks display will be held on the community centre’s car park on High Street on Saturday.

The bonfire will spark up at 7pm and the fireworks will start at 7.30pm.

Longton Victory Memorial Recreation Ground, Longton

Now in its 19th year, the event hosted by Longton Community Church will once again light up the sky over Longton with a firework display on Saturday.

There will also be a selection of food on offer and treats for the kids at the School Lane event.

Admission is free, and gates and food court opens at 6pm with the bonfire being lit at 7pm, and fireworks launching at 7.30pm.