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Bonfire Night 2015: Firework displays in and around Preston

Posted on - 1st October, 2015 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Events, Food & Drink, Kid's stuff, Locations, Parks, People, Things To Do
The fireworks on the Saturday evening of the Riversway Festival are always a highlight, lighting up the Docks

Fireworks at Riversway Festival 2013

It’s never too early to make Bonfire Night plans. As the longer nights and colder days start heading our way, much like last year we have put together a list, and a map, of all you need to know ahead of firework displays in and around Preston this year.

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Whether you’re looking to stay central, or fancy venturing further afield for your fireworks this year, we’ll have the details you need so all that’ll be left to say is… Don’t forget your gloves!

What’s happening where: 

What’s happening when:

Thursday November 5

Bartle Hall Lea Lane, Bartle, Preston, Lancashire, PR4 0HA

Bartle Hall hosts Bonfire Night on the night itself, with plenty of parking, a family friendly environment and seating to take the weight off. Ticket price includes homemade winter and chilli.

Time: Open 7pm, Bonfire 8pm, Firework Display 9pm

Price: Adult £15 Child £9 Family £45

Saint Aidan’s Church Of England High School Cartgate, Preesall, Poulton Le Fylde, Lancashire, FY6 0NP

This evening of a professional firework display will also see a DJ, live music and have the option for hot and cold refreshments. Tickets cannot be purchased on the night so should be bought in advance from Knott End Post Office, Spar in Hambleton or via Ann on 01253 700116 / 07713852639.

Time: Open 6.30pm Firework Display 8.30pm

Price: £3.50

Gibbon Bridge Chipping nr Preston, Forest of Bowland, Lancashire, PR3 2TQ

With the fireworks comes an even bigger treat at Gibbon Bridge. Mulled wine and hot chocolate is served throughout the display, with Lancashire Hotpot supper with all the trimmings, traditional parkin and toffee to finish. Making a night and a meal of Bonfire Night, with the chance to spend the night for £100 per double room.

Time: TBC

Price: Adult £20 Child £10

Friday November 6

Wellybobs Farm Davyfield Farm, Roman Road, Darwen, Lancashire, BB3 3PJ

This family friendly bonfire evening covers all bases with a junior display aiming to be a bit quieter and suitable for the younger audience, a bar, food and drink and fairground rides. Car parking is very limited, and an extra car parking pass should be requested when booking tickets. Tickets cannot be purchased on the night so should be bought in advance and printed to bring with. The farm urges visitors to follow their Facebook page for updates on the night and to dress ready for the weather!

Time: Bonfire 6.30pm Junior Display 7.30pm Firework Display 8pm

Price: Adult £5 Child £3 Car Parking £1

Light Up Lancaster: Light Up The Streets Market Square And Other Venues, Lancaster, Lancs, LA1 1HY

Light Up Lancaster is a two day festival, with the second part of the event happening the following day. Light Up The Streets offers a unique art experience through Lancaster Market Square and creative art, fire-eaters and other pop-up street events.

Time: From 6pm.

Price: Free

Saturday November 7

Light Up Lancaster: Light Up The Skies Market Square And Other Venues, Lancaster, Lancs, LA1 1HY

Light Up Lancaster is a two day festival, with the first part of the event happening the previous day. Light Up The Skies is the firework spectacular which decorates Lancaster skies. Free wristbands for the main fireworks viewing areas at Quay Meadow and Giant Axe will be available to order from the website here, or from Lancaster and Morecambe Visitor Information Centre.

Time: From 10am.

Price: Free

Thornton Hall Farm Country Park Thornton-In-Craven, Nr Barnoldswick, Lancashire, BD23 3TJ

This bonfire display to music features a huge bonfire which will be lit earlier in the evening. Children’s entertainment will be on site including a play barn and a Guy Fawkes competition.

Time: Open 6pm Bonfire 6.30pm Fireworks 7.30pm

Price: Adult £8 Child £6

Preston Grasshoppers Rugby Football Club Lightfoot Green Lane, Fulwood, Preston, PR4 0AP

Preston Grasshoppers host a bonfire and firework display every year, with more than 4,000 people expected to attend.

Time: Open 6pm Bonfire 7pm Fireworks 8pm

Price: £5.50 in advance, £6.50 on the night for adults and children over two. Family ticket in advance (two adults, two children) is £16.50 and on the gate is £19. Children under two go free.

Longton Victory Memorial Recreation Ground Longton, Preston, Lancashire

Now in it’s 19th year this family friendly event, hosted by Longton Community Church, will once again light up the sky over Longton with a huge professional firework display.  There will also be a selection of great food on offer and treats for the kids.

Time: Open 6pm Bonfire 7pm Fireworks 7.30pm

Price: Free

Gregson Green fireworks display, Gregson Lane playing fields, Hoghton

All proceeds go to raising funds for a new community centre with a licensed bar, tea, coffee, hot dogs and other refreshments.

Time: Open 6pm Bonfire 6.30pm Fireworks 7.30pm

Price: £3 for adults, £1 for children

Walton-le-Dale Recreation Society display, The Rec, Higher Walton Road

All monies go to the Recreation Society charity and is one of the largest displays in the area. Refreshments are available.

Time: Open 6pm Bonfire 6.30pm Fireworks 7.30pm

Price: £3 for adults, £1 for children

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