Bonfire Night 2016: Firework displays in and around Preston

Posted on - 13th October, 2016 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Fulwood, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
We can't guarantee there will be fireworks, but a good meal seems a safe bet

Fireworks displays taking place in and around Preston

Bonfire Night is fast approaching, and like last year, we have put together a list of the top firework displays in and around Preston this year.


So wherever you choose to spend you Bonfire Night 2016, we have all the details you need to know to make the best choice this year.

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What’s happening when:

Preston Grasshoppers:

Unfortunately this year, one of Preston, and Lancashire’s, most popular Bonfire Night and firework displays at Preston Grasshoppers has been cancelled.


Usually the annual firework display is attended by thousands who can enjoy fair rides, refreshments and the lighting up or of Fulwood’s sky.

But rugby club bosses said the work ongoing to build a new artificial pitch means they couldn’t hold the event on Saturday 5 November.

A statement on the club website said: “The primary concern in organising the event is the safety of the public visiting the club.

“Having reviewed progress on construction the club has decided that the surrounds to the pitch will not be ready to accommodate visitors. We apologise for any inconvenience.”

Pear Tree fireworks

The annual free display is hosted by Penwortha Town Council.

It’s on Pear Tree Park, Middleforth Green, Penwortham.

Gates open at 6.30pm on Saturday 5 November and fireworks start from 7.30pm.


Gregson Green’s Bonfire and Firework Display: Gregson Lane, Hoghton, Preston, PR5 0DT 

Gregson Green Community Centre’s Bonfire and Firework Display will be taking place on Saturday 5 November.

Gates open at 5.30pm, with the bonfire being lit at 6.15pm, followed by a full firework display at 7pm.

Refreshments will be available in the evening which will include burgers, hot dogs, chips, and bonfire favourite – parched peas, treacle toffee and parkin!

Tickets for the event are priced at £4 for adults and £2 for children – and you can pay on the gate.

Al funds raised will go towards the new Community Centre at Gregson Lane.

Worden Park Bonfire and Fireworks

The annual Leyland display is at Worden Park in Hough Lane.

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Put on by the Leyland Round Table it is on Saturday 5 November.

Gates open at 5pm and the Bonfire is lit from 6pm.

Tickets are £3 for adults and kids under five go free.

Already happened displays:

Archbishop Temple High School: St Vincent’s Rd, Fulwood, Preston PR2 8RA

Archbishop Temple School, located on St Vincent’s Road, will be holding their annual Bonfire night and Fireworks display on Friday 28 October.

The popular event, organised by the school’s PTA, will feature food and live music from 6.30pm, and the bonfire will be lit at 6.45pm.

A spectacular display of fireworks will take -place from 7.30pm.

Tickets are now on sale from £4 per person (£5 on the door) or £15 for a family of four.

Tickets are available from the main school reception.

The event is fantastic every year, and provides the perfect opportunity to experience a fresh new display with the cancellation of the Grasshoppers display this year.

Walmer Bridge Village Hall: Gill Lane, Walmer Bridge, Preston, PR4 5GN 

Walmer Bridge Village Hall will be hosting their spectacular bonfire and fireworks display on Saturday 29 October.

Starting at 6pm, the evening will be jam packed with things going on including the bonfire, a fun fair, tombola, children entertainer, Guy’s Fork competition, pumpkin competition, a bar and hot food being served.

Be sure to get your outfits ready because the event is fancy dress.


Adult tickets are £3 and under 12’s can attend for free.

Which display are you going to? If you’d like us to add the details email or let us know in the comments below

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