Bonfire Night 2017: Firework displays in and around Preston

Posted on - 17th October, 2017 - 2:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Kid's stuff, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
Fireworks over Preston skyline from the city's docks
Fireworks over Preston skyline from the city’s docks Pic: Sonia Bashir

Bonfire Night is coming up again, and this year we have come up with a list of the best firework displays in and around Preston.


There is plenty to do for Bonfire Night 2017, and we have all the details you need below.

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What’s happening when:

Preston Grasshoppers:

Preston Grasshoppers annual firework display is back, after last year’s event was cancelled.


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

Last year’s display was cancelled due to ongoing construction work for the rugby club’s new pitch.

This year, the display will take place on Friday 3 November with gates opening at 6pm.

The bonfire will then be lit at 7pm and fireworks are set to begin at 8pm.

Individual tickets are £5.50 and a family ticket (two adults, two children) is £16.50.

Advance booking is advised  for the event through Skiddle, as the rugby club regularly turn people away when they reach capacity.

Also there is limited car parking in the area and so it is advised that people attending use public transport.

Guys Thatched Hamlet:

Guys Thatched Hamlet, in Bilsborrow, are yet again welcoming back their spectacular fireworks display this year.

Expect a fun-filled evening with music, children’s rides and plenty of attractions.

There will be a BBQ and bars open from 5pm.

The ‘fabulous fireworks’ will then light up the sky from 6.30pm.

Taking place on Sunday 5 November, the event is free admission and all the family are invited to come along.

For more information, you can visit the Guys Thatched Helmet’s online website.

Bamber Bridge FC Family Firework Display:

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Bamber Bridge FC are hosting a free Family Firework Display on 5 November.

The event, taking place at Sir Tom Finney Stadium, Irongate, on Brownedge Road, will start from 4pm until 9pm.

Get set for a spectacular firework display as they team up with NW Fireworks supplier to ensure the display will be one of the best around.

There will also be a selection of children’s rides, candy floss, and hot and cold food available.

The club house bar will also be open, serving a variety of drinks and refreshments.

Admission is free but collection buckets will be located at the exit gates, as donations towards the cost of the fireworkds would be gratefully appreciated.

Bamber Bridge FC ask that you do not bring sparklers to the event, and that you arrive in plenty of time as once the ground is full, the admission gates will be closed.

The Football club would also like to thank The Holiday Inn for their sponsorship to the event.

You can keep up to date with the event on Facebook.

Dobbies Garden Centre:

Dobbies Garden Centre, located on Blackpool road, are getting ready to host a Guy Fawkes Evening for this year’s bonfire festivities.

Taking place on Friday 3 November, you will be able to enjoy either street food, or supper, in the Dobbies restaurant.

This will be followed by a fireworks display, and then you will be invited back into the centre to see their exciting new Christmas range.

The event will start from 6pm until 8pm.

Tickets are priced at £6 for the Street Food Menu and Fireworks, or £12 for the Supper Menu and Fireworks.


Garstang and District Lions Bonfire and Fireworks Night:

Why not take a little trip down the road to Garstang for an exciting bonfire and fireworks night?

The event will be taking place at High Street Car Park in Garstang on 4 November.

The bonfire will be lit at 7pm and this will be followed by a fantastic firework display at 7:30pm.

The event is free admission and you are advised to get there early.

The Plough Grimsargh:

A Grimsargh bonfire night will be taking place this year at The Plough.

The venue has an action packed night lined up for 5 November.

The event is a free entry event.

The bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm.

From 7pm there will be live action from the boys at family martial arts centre, featuring Tang the Tiger.

There will also be a bbq at 7pm.

At 7.30pm, the fireworks will be set off, and from 9pm there will be karaoke for all ages and the best singers will get free drinks.

Pear Tree Park, Penwortham

A South Ribble fireworks spectacular is the biggest free display in and around Preston.

Penwortham fireworks display at Pear Tree Park is family-friendly and free to watch, thanks to Penwortham Town Council.

The children’s fun fair starts from 6.30pm and the fireworks are on from 7.30pm on Sunday 5 November.

The Town Council is appealing for families to leave their cars at home and walk to the event in an attempt to reduce congestion.

Archbishop Temple School, Fulwood

Fulwood will hear fireworks early as Archbishop Temple School is running its fireworks display on Friday 27 October.

Running from 6.30pm the event is £4.50 to enter and a family of four is £16.

More details here.

St Anthony’s Field, Fulwood

A firework display is being held in Fulwood – at Cadley Causeway.

St Anthony’s Future Foundations is running its second annual Bonfire and fireworks night.

Taking place on Saturday 4 November it is £3 to get in for children.

Gates open at 6.30pm, bonfire lit at 7pm and fireworks at 8pm.

Adult tickets are £5 and tickets are available from St Anthony’s Church and Our Lady’s High School. Under-3s go free.

Gregson Green, Hoghton

A family bonfire and fireworks event in Hoghton returns.

Gregson Green’s event is on Saturday 4 November and takes place on the field at Gregson Lane Community Centre.

All funds raised go towards helping the community centre and put on events.

Gates open at 5.30pm and fireworks are at 7pm.

It’s £4 for adults, £2 for kids aged three to six and children under three go free. Tickets are available in advance online or on the door.

Hot food and a bar will be available on the night.

No parking is available on the night at the community centre. People are asked to follow the car parking signs in the village for spaces at Brindle Gregson Lane Primary School and Gregson Lane Garage.

Are you going to any of the displays on our list? What have you got planned for Bonfire Night? Let us know in the comments below

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