Bonfire Night 2021: Fireworks displays in Blackpool, Preston, Lancaster, Blackburn, Burnley near you

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From Lancaster to Lytham, a host of organised events are set to go ahead across the county in 2021

 

A view of fireworks going off at Blackpool Pleasure Beach
A huge fireworks display is coming to Blackpool Pleasure Beach in November (Image: Blackpool Pleasure Beach)

Bonfire Night may have gone off with a disappointing flicker in Lancashire in 2020 due to the government’s coronavirus restrictions on mass events – but not this year.

From Lancaster to Lytham, a host of organised events are set to go ahead across the county, to mark Guy Fawkes Night, which falls on November 5 every year.

How could anyone forget the rhyme ‘remember, remember the Fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot’?

The British tradition marks the anniversary of the failure of the Gunpowder Plot on the Houses of Parliament and attempted assassination of King James I in 1605 and is named after Guy as he was given control of the 20 barrels of explosives.

November 5 falls on a Friday for 2021 and the majority of the organised events, which include fireworks displays and huge bonfires, will take place on the day, however a number will feature on Saturday 6, Sunday 7 and in the week prior.

We’ve put together a round-up of the major Bonfire Night festivities across Lancashire, with all information correct at time of publication.

For an individual breakdown of each area, click on the title.

Preston, Leyland, Garstang and Chorley

Preston Grasshoppers Rugby Club, Lightfoot Green Lane

When: Friday, November 5, gates open 6pm, the bonfire will be lit at 7pm and the fireworks will follow at 8pm

Tickets: £6 per person and £19 for a family ticket (two adults, two children) booked in advance and tickets are expected to sell out. However, remaining any tickets will be available on the gate at £7 per person and £22 for a family ticket.

Additional information: No alcohol or private fireworks are permitted. Retain your advance ticket for free entry to Preston Grasshoppers vs Rossendale on November 20

Penwortham Fireworks Display, Pear Tree Park, Middleforth Green

When: Friday, November 5, fairground rides open from 6.30pm and the firework display will begin at 7.30pm.

Tickets: Free entry but charity buckets will be doing the rounds for voluntary donations

Additional information: Families welcome, food and drink stalls available. Limited parking in surrounding areas

Heskin Hall, Wood Lane, Chorley

Heskin Hall will host a fireworks display on November 2
Heskin Hall will host a fireworks display on November 2 (Image: Colin Lane/Liverpool Echo)

When: Tuesday, November 2, live music from 5pm, fireworks 8pm and the event will end at 9pm

Tickets: £7 adults in advance (£10 at the gate) £4 children (£5 at the gate). Book online here

Additional information: Enjoy a fully licenced bar, market stalls, fun fair, a Greatest Showman tribute performance, celebrity guests Jacob (Joe-Warren Plant) from Emmerdale and Sam (Jude Riordan) from Coronation Street, Everything Changes take That tribute act and an ABBA tribute act. There will be extremely limited parking onsite, and stewards will be on hand to direct you. Wearing sturdy and waterproof footwear is recommended.

Worden Park, School Lane, Leyland

When: Friday, November 5, display begins at 6pm

Tickets: £4 in advance at Atkinson jewellers Hough Lane, Leyland, Brindles Costcutter, School Lane, Paces for Laces, Leyland Cross, NSS Newsagent, Lancaster Lane or the Civic Centre West Paddock. Tickets also available for £5 on the night

Additional information: This is the park’s 50th annual display and there will be a large bonfire and fairground in addition to the fireworks display. Free car parking, overflow car park available.

Gastang and District Lions Club, High Street Car Park, Garstang

When: Saturday, November 6, bonfire lighting at 7pm with fireworks following at 7.30pm

Tickets: To be confirmed

Additional information: Food and drink stalls will be available.

Fireworks display at Ealing Cricket Club Corfton Road W5 2HS gv bonfire after fireworks display (Image: TMS)

Gregson Green Community Centre, Gregson Lane Playing Fields, Hoghton, Preston

When: Saturday, November 6, gates will open at 5.30pm, following be the lighting of the bonfire at 6.30pm and the fireworks display at 7pm

Tickets: £6 for adults and £4 for children and can be purchased in advance online soon, here

Additional information: Refreshments will be on sale at the event, which will also have a licenced bar and other bonfire night favourites such as parkin and treacle toffee on offer. Attending the event on foot is advised, with limited parking at Gregson Lane Garage and on-street parking in the area.

Bamber Bridge Conservative Club, Cranbourne Street

When: Saturday, November 6 from 7pm

Tickets: Entry is free but donations to the club are welcome

Additional information: Indulge in parched peas, hot dogs and sweet treats for the younger visitors. Limited parking available onsite

Ormskirk and Southport

Hurlston Hall, Southport Road, Ormskirk

When: Friday, November 5, from 6pm

Tickets: Tickets not yet available, join the waiting list here

Additional information: The annual event returns for 2021 and includes a bonfire ahead of a firework finale. Ample parking available onsite.

Pleasureland, Southport

When: Saturday, November 6, gates open 5pm.

Tickets: £24.50 or £10 for non-riders. Purchase tickets in advance, here

Additional information: The night will climax with a fireworks display, but before that, thrill-seekers can enjoy a Mexican celebration with unlimited rides all evening, plus there’s live performances from samba drummers, fire eaters and a live DJ.

Blackpool and Lytham

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Fireworks going off at Blackpool Pleasure Beach
A huge fireworks display is coming to Blackpool Pleasure Beach in November (Image: Blackpool Pleasure Beach)

When: Saturday, November 6, the park will be open from 11am to 5pm, with the fireworks set to light up the sky at closing time

Tickets: Admission tickets to the park must be purchased in advance, here

Additional information: This is a celebratory fireworks display to mark the attraction’s 125th anniversary and will be their only fireworks display for 2021

St Anne’s Cricket Club, Vernon Road, Lytham St Annes

When: Thursday, November 4, gates open 4pm with the fireworks set to fire at 7.30pm

Tickets: Adults £4, children £2 and £10 per family ticket (for four people). Purchase tickets at the clubhouse, which is open Monday to Friday, from 4pm and from 12pm at weekends.

Additional information: Hot food will be on offer in the pavilion and outside, with a funfair and bar also all open from 4pm. Rides are an additional cost. Limited parking available onsite.

Lancaster and Morecambe

Light up Lancaster, Market Square and other venues

Fireworks over the city of Lancaster. (Image: Unknown)

When: Friday, November 5 from 5pm to 10pm to view artwork and installations then on Saturday, November 6, there will also be an additional spectacular fireworks display from 8pm.

Tickets: Free – wristbands required for fireworks viewing areas (Quay Meadow, Giant Axe, Williamson Park) , and can be booked here

Additional information: Visitors are advised to arrive between 6.40pm and 7.40pm at the viewing platforms.

The majority large-scale installations are outside, so appropriate clothing for the weather is advised .Some installations are interactive, where others are more performance-based. This year, Lancaster University students have curated light-based projects inside the Storey.

The fireworks display should be viewable from most areas of the city, as long as you can see the castle.

Visitors are advised to use public transport where possible, as car parks will be bust across the weekend.

Heysham Village car park, Barrows Lane, Heysham,

When: Sunday, 31 October and Monday, 1 November, gates open at 5pm and event closes at 8.15pm

Tickets: £12 each, £40 for family of four (two adults and two children) additional booking fee applies. Under twos are free. Book online

Additional information: Each night includes a fireworks display, live entertainment and entry to unlimited rides are all included in ticket price. food and drinks are not included in the entry fee.

Bolton Le Sands Playing Fields, Packet Lane

When: Saturday, November 6, with gates opening at 6pm and the bonfire is due to be lit at 6.45pm, with the fireworks display to follow

Tickets: £6 per ticket, with entry for a pre-school aged children free with a fee paying adult. Tickets for children from aged five (primary school year one) to 17 also £6. Tickets will be available at a number of local shops and venues in the village, Morecambe, Lancaster and Carnforth, a list can be found here. Tickets must be purchase din advance to gain entry.

Additional information: Parking is limited and visitors are asked to respect local residents when arriving and leaving the event. More parking guidelines from organisers can be found here

Lowerhouse Cricket Club last hosted a Bonfire Night display in 2019
Lowerhouse Cricket Club last hosted a Bonfire Night display in 2019 (Image: LancsLive)

Burnley

The Thornton Arms, Brownside, Burnley

When: Friday, November 5, bonfire lit at 6.30pm with fireworks display to follow

Tickets: Adults £4, children £2, and tickets are available for collection at The Thornton and Fitzpatrick’s. This event is expected to sell out.

Additional information: There will be an outside bar and fresh food available to enjoy on the night, with onsite parking.

Lowerhouse Cricket Club, Brooks Foundation Ground, David Wren Way

When: Saturday, November 6, gates open at 5.15pm, with the bonfire lit at 6.45pm, followed by the fireworks at 7.45pm

Tickets: £4 for adults, £2 for children, family of four £10 when purchased in advance at Mooch Cafe, Emma’s News, The Post Office or at the club or alternatively tickets are £4 for adults, £2 for children and a family pass is £12 on the day.

Additional information: The club bar and tea room will be open from 5.15pm and fairground rides will be onsite to bring added fun. Limited parking available.

Blackburn, Darwen, Ribble Valley

Witton Country Park, Preston Old Road, Blackburn

When: Saturday, November 6, gates open 5pm and event finishes at 9.30pm

Tickets: Adult tickets £4, tickets for children £1 and family entry £10 ( two adults and up to four children under-14) Purchase tickets online here. Cashless payment also accepted on the gate.

Additional information: On top of a bonfire and fireworks finalefairground rides, food and live music will also be on offer for visitors

Parking is free on the main car park just off Preston Old Road on Pleasington Paying Fields or nearby sites are £2 per car. The park is a half mile from Cherry Tree rail station and is serviced by the number 152 bus.

Gibbon Bridge Hotel, Chipping

When: Friday, November 5

Tickets: £30 for adults and £15 for children (aged 10 and under) and can booked booked by contacting 0199561456

Additional information: Ticket price includes firework display, inclusive of mulled wine or hot chocolate, hotpot, and cakes.

There is also an option to stay at hotel on the night, on bed and breakfast basis, from £110 per room. Parking onsite.

Gisburne Park Estate, Gisburne, Clitheroe

When: Friday, November 5, gates open from 5pm, bonfire lit at 7pm and fireworks display at 8pm

Tickets: Prices range from £8.60 for children to £13.96 for adults (including booking fee) and booking online in advance is essential, click here to book. No entry will be permitted without a pre-purchased ticket. Children under three do not require a ticket.

Additional information: Visitors can also enjoy fire dancers and purchase food and drink from onsite vendors.

Parking will be available at Gisburn Auction Market car park on Gisburn Road.

Darwen Cricket Club, Mostyn St

When: Saturday, November 6, the bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm with the fireworks display following ay 7.30pm

Tickets: Free entry, but a charity donation to the mayor’s chosen cause is encouraged at the gate

Additional information: Visitors can enjoy fairground rides, an indoor and outdoor bar and range of foods will also be onsite. Limited parking available, surrounding streets will also be busy.

Accrington

Enfield Cricket Club, Dill lane, Church

When: FridayNovember 5, gates open 5.45pm, bonfire lit 6pm and fireworks display 8pm

Tickets: £2 adults, £1 children under-3s, free. Pay on the gate.

Additional information: Parking onsite

Accrington Stanley FC, Wham Stadium

When: Sunday, November 7, gates open 5pm, fireworks display 7.30pm. Display takes place at Coppice End of the stadium

Tickets: £4 adults, under-16s £2, family rate (two adults, two children) £10. Tickets available in person at the club’s retail shop or call 01254 356950 – Option 1. Dedicated spaces for wheelchair users and carers.

Standing tickets available for Farleys Solicitors Stand (Clayton End) or unreserved seating tickets for either the HML Recycling Jack Barrett Main Stand or the Studio.co.uk Eric Whalley Stand.

Additional information: Funfair rides are not included in the entry fee. Limited parking available onsite

Bacup, Rawtenstall, and Haslingden

Bacup Cricket Club, Lanehead Lane

When: Friday, November 5, gates open at 5pm, bonfire lit at 6pm and fireworks from 6.30pm

Tickets: Early bird adult tickets £2 (£3 on the night); children £1 (£2 on the night; and £6 for a family ticket of two adults and two children (£10 on the night). Tickets available from behind the bar at the club or from Kandy Corner in Bacup town centre. Alternatively, you can pay at the gate

Additional information: Food and rides also available at an extra cost and the bar will open late. Limited parking onsite.

Rawtenstall Cricket Club, Bacup Road

When: Friday, November 5, gates open 6pm, bonfire lit at 7pm, and fireworks from 8pm.

Tickets: Early bird discount tickets cost £4 for adults (£5 on the gate), and £12 for a family of two adults, three kids (£15 on the gate), with children charged £3. Pay on entry.

Additional information: There will be a BBQ, DJ and bar. Parking available onsite.

Haslingden Cricket Club, Bentgate Cricket Ground, Rossendale

When: Friday, November 5, gates open at 6pm, bonfire lit at 6.30pm, fireworks display from 7.15pm.

Tickets: Entry for adults is £4, and £2 for children, with a family saver ticket (two adults, two children) charged at £10. Entry will be via Private Lane or Manchester Road entrances and visitors pat at the gate.

Additional information: Outdoor bar, a Bentgate can bar, sweets, treats and soft drinks, pie and peas, hot dogs and burgers on sale.

Please note: No own drinks or personal fireworks or sparklers will be permitted on the night and the club car park will be closed for the event. Attending on foot is highly recommended where possible.

Ramsbottom Cricket Club, Harry Williams Riverside Stadium, Acre Bottom

When: Friday, November 5, from 5.30pm, fireworks 7.45pm

Tickets: Adults £4.50, children £2.50, family ticket (two adults, two children under 16) £12. Book online

Additional information: Parking available onsite