Bonfire & Fireworks at Astley Park

Friday 5 November 2021

Join us in Astley Park, Chorley to celebrate Bonfire Night on Friday 5 November with a traditional bonfire and spectacular fireworks display from 6.30pm – 8pm.

This is a fun event for all the family with the bonfire lit at 7pm and the fireworks display at 7.30pm. Entry to the event is FREE, however donations are welcome on the night for the Mayor’s  nominated charities.

There’ll be a range of food and drink stalls so you can purchase a bite to eat, including seasonal treats such as new potatoes, black peas, toffee apples, boozy coffee, hot mulled gin and more!
There’ll be children’s rides on the field in front of Astley Hall Coach House (these attract a charge).

Important safety information

Please note: During the display people will NOT BE ALLOWED in the drop out zone either side of the display (the orange area on the event map which can be viewed here).

You can watch the fireworks display from the recommended audience area on the field side or from the Astley Hall side of the lake. The main path through the park will remain closed for the duration of the display until the fireworks display team have given us the all-clear that the area is safe. You can view the event map here.

Please respect our stewards that will be there for your safety.

No sparklers will be allowed at the event for health and safety reasons.

The park will be lit with lighting towers throughout but there may still be some dark areas.

Please wear appropriate warm clothing and suitable footwear (walking boots or wellies).

If you are showing symptoms of Covid-19, please remain at home and do not attend the event. 


Free parking will be available from 5pm in Chorley town centre. You can view further information on town centre parking here. 

Please see the map of Chorley town centre car parks below.

Please note there will be limited parking on Hallgate car park. 

There is no parking for the event on the residential streets in Astley Village and restrictions will be put in place. Parking on Chancery Road will NOT BE PERMITTED to enable access for emergency vehicles.

Please use the FREE town centre car parks and walk to the event from there.


Find your way

By Car

Use junction 8 off the M61 or junction 28 off the M6. Chorley town centre is easily accessed from the A6, which passes directly through Chorley.

By Bus

Chorley is well-served by bus routes linking the town centre with surrounding villages. The main bus route is the 125/126, which links Chorley to Preston and Bolton. There are also direct bus routes from Greater Manchester, Merseyside and the Lake District.

By Rail

Chorley is on the main train line between Manchester and Blackpool. If you are travelling on a long distance service you will need to change at Manchester or Preston.