19 October 2018

Bonfire and fireworks return to Astley Park

Families are invited to Chorley’s Astley Park on Friday 2 November for the return of the town’s fantastic fireworks display and bonfire.
It is a great display that always looks spectacular against the backdrop of Astley Hall.


Chorley Council is once again organising the family event, which will take place on Astley Park’s playing fields from 6.30pm.

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 the Mayor of Chorley’s charities, which include Derian House Children’s Hospice, Home-Start Central Lancashire and Chorley Mencap.

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 2 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 three 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.”

Anyone attending the bonfire and fireworks event in Astley Park on Friday 2 November is being advised to park in
Chorley town centre, where parking is free after 5pm.  The paths from the Park Road and Queens 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.

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