Light up your life with local firework shows
FIREWORKS will light up the skies this weekend as people gather to celebrate Bonfire Night.
With November 5 falling on a Monday this year, many communities are hosting their celebrations over the weekend.
One event likely to attract a big crowd is the fireworks and bonfire extravaganza at Ormskirk Cricket Club on Saturday.
Gates open at the club, on Brooks Lane, at 5pm, with the bonfire lit an hour later and the fireworks beginning at 7pm. Entry costs £5 for adults and £3 for children over the age of five and food and drink will be available.
In Lathom, the Plough pub is holding its fourth annual firework display on Saturday.
The fireworks start at 7.30pm and there will be rides, sparklers, face painting, sweet stalls and games for children.
There will also be a barbecue, hog roast and a second bar with draft beer and cask ale on the car park from 5pm.
Tickets sold on the night cost £4.50 for adults and £2.50 for children.
They can also be bought in advance from the pub, saving 50p per ticket.
Once again, Halsall’s St Cuthbert’s Primary School on New Street will host a bonfire party on Monday, November 5, from 6pm. Gates open at 6pm and tickets are available from the school office or can be bought on the day.
Although Southport Hesketh Round Table has been unable to host its usual bonfire and fireworks in Southport this year, there are plenty of other events around Southport as well as the West Lancashire area.
One such event likely to prove popular is Southport Pleasureland’s Day of the Dead Festival, which runs on both Saturday and Sunday. Featuring live music, Mexican street food and a gin bar, the event is designed to suit all the family.
The Southport theme park will be open from 1pm, with entertainment beginning at 4pm.
Entry is free before 6pm and costs £5 after that time.
At Southport Rugby Club, the entertainment also includes live music from first team captain’s Dan Whalen’s band Outside Human, while there will also be a selection of bouncy castles, including wipeout and an assault course.
That event takes place on Friday night, with doors opening at 6pm and fireworks expected to begin at 7.45pm.
The Lakeside Church in Southport will again host a free bonfire on Saturday and organisers are promising more fireworks than ever before.
The event runs at 5-7pm and will include a hog roast.