This year Southport Pleasureland were delighted to host their inaugural Giant Bonfire and Fireworks Display on Friday 6th November.
Thousands of visitors came through the gates of this free event, encouraged no doubt by the positive change in the weather and the calming of the afternoon storm.
The rides in the park provided a happy atmosphere and warm up to the main event with the gates to the park opening at 5pm.
At 7.30pm the fun started as the giant bonfire was lit and the park reverberated to the amazing sounds of samba band, Batala Mersey, as they paraded between the rides to the spectators’ area gathering followers like the Pied Piper.
8pm saw the first of the fireworks light up the sky at the start of a spectacular display of pyrotechnics which, along with the heat from the bonfire, no doubt warmed the cockles of even the hardest heart!
Owner of Southport Pleasureland, Norman Wallis (who was recently awarded Proprietor of the Year at Southport Ambassador Awards), said:
“I was absolutely delighted to host this event for the people of the town and beyond. It’s very important that we continue to add to our portfolio of attractions to make sure keep people coming into the town. We have been inundated with messages of praise and gratitude and following the success of the event, we will definitely be doing it again next year – bigger and better!”
Some feedback received directly:
What a phenomenal fantastic experience ! I took my youth group as a reward trip! Management and staff really went the extra mike to make it a magical experience for all! So so so impressed and grateful thank you so much … We can’t wait to visit again! Memories to cherish forever ..the bonfire and fireworks were incredible !!!!!
Brilliant evening thank you, the fireworks were outstanding.
Amazing fireworks!and the fire was lovely and warm!.
Best night out made better by Batala Mersey drums.
Fantastic night. Thank you so much from Alchemy youth for the rides. We all had an amazing time. Xxxxx
Amazing firework display well worth the journey and the samba band was fantastic.
Visit us in 2016 for a great family fun day out!