Manchester’s bonfire night events certainly went off with a bang this year with some of the highest visitor numbers ever.
A total of 86,000 people came to see the fireworks and bonfire displays across the city.
Heaton Park recorded a massive 30,000 people through its gates and all events were deemed to have been a great success.
Manchester City Council, working with its partners, takes a strong line on firework safety and actively encourages people to attend organised displays. They are a safe and fun option with spectacular pyrotechnic displays, funfair rides and bonfires.
Executive Member for Arts and Leisure at Manchester City Council, Mike Kane said: "With the events being free of charge Manchester residents have clearly voted with their feet and come in their thousands. We have so many award-winning open spaces to enjoy nights like this. A lot of care and preparation goes into making bonfire nights fun for all ages and this year they were magnificent."
The numbers of visitors were as follows:
Debdale Park 3,000
Crumpsall Park 2,000
Cringle Park 5,000
Brookdale Park 3,000
Phillips Park 3,000
Boggart Hole Clough 9,000
Heaton Park 30,000
Platt Fields 16,000
Wythenshawe Park 15,000
To find out more about Manchester's parks visit www.manchester.gov.uk/leisure
Margaret Blackburn, tel: 0161 234 4014