Bonfire & Fireworks at Astley Park

Friday 4 November 2022

Join us in Astley Park, Chorley to celebrate Bonfire Night on Friday 4 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 available, offering a selection of warming seasonal treats!

Important safety information

This year we have made some changes to the layout of the Bonfire event, including moving the firing zone and food village to ensure the area is less congested than last year.

We will not be closing the pathway at all this year so this can be accessed at all times including before, during and after the display.

The firing zone has been moved to the eastern part of the field close to the Pavilion. Please stay out of the firing zone at all times. The rest of the park will remain open throughout the event.

Please listen to the stewards instructions and any tannoy announcements made during the night. This will ensure the smoothest and safest event can take place.

Please dress for the weather including wearing appropriate footwear. Paths will be available however people can stand on the grass if they wish but be mindful this can be slippy.

No sparklers or public fireworks will be allowed at the event for health and safety reasons. Children’s play areas will be closed for the event.

The event map can be viewed here.


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 parking will be limited 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 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.