Each year around November 5th, the skies come alive with fireworks, crowds gather around bonfires and we fill up on Parkin, parched peas and sausages. The traditions have built up over the years, with bonfires dating back over 400 years and fireworks joining the evenings regular festivities just over 100 years ago. They hail back to the story we all know about Guy Fawkes launching a terrorist plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament back in 1605.

Lancashire is a fantastic place to enjoy the traditional festivities and more, with so many great events throughout the county across the entire weekend leading up to and including the night itself.. We’ve outlined a few below for you to choose from:

Walmer Bridge Village Hall, Near Preston
4:30pm, Saturday 28th October

This community event will combine the magic of Halloween with the big bang of bonfire night. With children’s entertainer, rides, food stalls and a DJ there will also be a pumpkin/turnip lantern and fancy dress competition. Under 6s are free.

Light Up Lancaster 
5-9pm, Thursday 2nd – Saturday 4th November 

Head to Lancaster to enjoy a bonfire night celebrate with a difference. This family festival of light and art offers a magical exploration of the city and a foodie market from local producers. The city’s historic buildings, Georgian squares and beautiful city parks, will also feature huge artworks and installations both inside and out.

Gibbon Bridge, Near Chipping
6pm, Friday 3rd November
Adult £37.50, Child £22.50  

Head along to the beautiful grounds of Gibbon Bridge Hotel to enjoy a spectacular fireworks display, complete with glass of mulled wine and a hotpot supper.

Thornton Hall Country Park, Barnoldswick
5:30pm, Friday 3rd  & Saturday 4th November

Be amazed as the night sky is brought to life with a unique and story-led firework display, set to music, lighting and special effects! The evening at Thornton Hall will also include a huge bonfire, fire-breathing performances, a mini disco and more. There will also be a fun fair and food and drink available to enjoy, at an additional cost.

Witton Park, Blackburn
5pm, Saturday 4th November

Head to Witton Park in Blackburn for a charity bonfire night raising funds for a number of local charities. The evening will include a huge bonfire, fantastical fireworks, live music and a fun fair and food and drink available to enjoy, at an additional cost.

Worden Park, Leyland
5pm, Saturday 4th November

Head to Worden Park in Leyland for an evening of fun with huge bonfire, spectacular pyro-musical firework display and live music. A fun fair and food and drink stalls will be in attendance for additional fun, at an additional cost.

Ormskirk Cricket Club, Ormskirk
5pm, Saturday 4th November
From £5

Ormskirk Cricket Club are back with a bang for their bonfire night celebrations! There will be a huge bonfire and firework display. This will be accompanied by payable toy, sweets and soft drinks stands, a bottle bar, food stalls and fun fair rides, plus the clubhouse will be open to buy hot food and drinks too.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Blackpool
5pm, Saturday 4th November

Late Night Riding & Fireworks at Blackpool Pleasure Beach really means your day finishes with a BANG! All the rides open late into the evening and are accompanied by a spectacular firework display which fills the skies above the rollercoasters, rides and attractions of the park.

Clitheroe Castle, Clitheroe
5pm, Saturday 4th November
Adult £5, Teen £3 and Child £2

Set against Clitheroe Castle, this stunning firework display and bonfire night supports a number of local charities. The evening will include  a huge bonfire, professional fireworks, live music and on field entertainment. There will be a fun fair, stalls selling light up toys and food and drink stalls, with profits from these also contributing towards the charity total.

Cottom Hall, Poulton-Le-Fylde
5:30pm, Sunday 5th November
 Adult £6, Under 16s £3

For those looking for a fantastic event close to Blackpool, Cottom Hall Fields offers a great bonfire night firework display with bonfire and live music from the band Trident. There will be burger and food stalls, ice cream, tea and coffee and kids rides to enjoy. All proceeds go to charity too!

Astley Park, Chorley
6:30pm, Sunday 5th November

Enjoy the fireworks and a huge bonfire, all with the stunning historical Astley Hall as the backdrop! This event will not be on to miss! In addition to the colourful display you can find a number of food and drink stalls to purchase a bite to eat. This event is free but donations to St Catherine’s Hospice are encouraged.

Blackpool Cricket Club, Blackpool
5pm, Sunday 5th November

Prepare to be dazzled in Blackpool this bonfire night! Head to Blackpool Cricket Club for an evening of fun and fire, complete with music, funfair and kids rides (at an additional cost.) The cricket club will also have a bar open for real ales and a selection of drinks, plus hot food and refreshment stalls will be open on the night.

These are just a handful of the fantastic events on throughout Lancashire in the autumn and winter months! Find out about more through our What’s On pages!




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