Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Free seafront fireworks display for November 5 festival

A FREE fireworks festival on Minehead seafront gets underway at 4.30 pm next Wednesday, November 5.
The new community initiative by Butlins holiday centre in partnership with West Somerset Council also offers free fairground rides (subject to the weather), an arts and crafts market, street entertainment, and fun for all the family.
The fireworks finale to the evening will be lighting the skies at 7 pm.
Butlins resort director Julian Highfield, said: “The people of Minehead have supported us throughout the year and the festival is our way of saying thank you.
“Family fun is high on the agenda at Butlins and we want to share this with the local community.
“We hope lots of people will come along and enjoy the entertainment.”
A variety of refreshments will be on sale including whole hog roasts, hot dogs, traditional toffee apples, and popcorn.
The market will be stationed on the Warren Road upper car park opposite the BlueSkies building, which will also be the best vantage point for the fireworks being set off from the beach.
Visitors can use the free parking at the nearby Butlins West car park.
Council’s community portfolio holder Councillor Neil Parbrook said: “Butlins has put a lot of work into organising this for the community and we are delighted that we have been able to help.
“We are hoping for good weather as fireworks night is great time for families to get together to enjoy these events.”
Collections will made for Children in Need in advance of a pillow fight record breaking attempt at Butlins on Friday, November 14, in conjunction with BBC’s Children in Need appeal, which will be broadcast live on BBC Points West.
More information is available by calling Butlins on 0845 070 4760.

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