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Bonfire and fireworks return to Astley Park

Thousands enjoy previous fireworks displays in Astley Park

Families are invited to Chorley’s Astley Park on Friday 1 November for the return of the town’s fantastic fireworks display and bonfire.

Chorley Council is once again organising the family event, which will take place on Astley Park’s playing fields from 6.30pm, and we’re teaming up with Derian House Children’s Hospice to make it go with a bang.

On the evening the bonfire will be lit at 7pm and the fireworks display will launch at 7.30pm. There will be some food stalls for people to grab a quick bite to eat and attendees are being encouraged to come dressed for the weather and ground conditions.

Entry to the event is free but there will be collection buckets with voluntary donations going to Derian House Children’s Hospice.

Councillor Peter Wilson, who oversees events at Chorley Council, said: “If you like a great, traditional bonfire, spectacular fireworks display and a great evening out for all the family come along to Astley Park on Friday 1 November.

“The fireworks display will last around 10 minutes and will be another impressive display from the team who have provided the show over the last four years. Whether you attended last year or not, it is a great display that always looks spectacular against the backdrop of Astley Hall.

“We’re encouraging people to have a safe and enjoyable time over the Halloween and Bonfire period and there’s no better way of doing that than attending an organising event with family and friends.”

The event is being run in conjunction with Derian House Children’s Hospice who host their Winter Sparkle event on the same weekend.

Caroline Taylor, Communications and Marketing Manager at Derian House Children’s Hospice, said: “The bonfire and fireworks is always a spectacular event and we’re delighted to be working alongside the council this year.

“We’ll have the main marquee selling festive gifts open especially on the Friday night so people can get a sneak preview of what the Winter Sparkle event will be like this year.

“The hospice provides respite and end-of-life care to more than 450 young people across the North West and your donations will make a real difference to the work we do.

“Don’t forget to keep your Sunday free to visit the Winter Sparkle as we start the build up to the festive celebrations.”

Anyone attending the bonfire and fireworks event in Astley Park on Friday 1 November is being advised to park in Chorley town centre, where parking is free after 5pm. The paths from the Park Road and Queen’s Road entrances to the park will have some lighting to help families find their way to the playing fields.

There will be limited parking on Hallgate car park and restrictions will be put in place across Astley Village.

For more information on large events and attractions in and around Chorley, visit checkoutchorley.com, like Chorley Council on Facebook, follow @ChorleyCouncil on Twitter or follow @visitchorley on Instagram.

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