Anderton Boat Lift’s musical Firework Spectacular is back with a bang on Saturday 28 October

Back by popular demand, Cheshire’s ‘Cathedral of the Canals’, the Anderton Boat Lift, near Northwich, will once again stage a firework spectacular on Saturday 28 October. Owned by the Canal & River Trust charity, the Lift is known for the quality of its musical fireworks and its impressive location - visitors can watch the outstanding fireworks display from the lawned terraces overlooking the River Weaver and the huge boat lift. Food, a bar and other entertainment, including a live vocalist, will be available on the night. Gates open at 6.30pm and the display begins at 8pm.

Advance tickets can be purchased at reduced price either online at or by calling 01606 786 777.

Pre-purchased tickets cost - Adults £6, Concessions £5, Children £4, Family £16 (two adults plus two children or one adult and three children). On the night, the gate price will be Adults £8, Concessions £7, Children £6, Family £23.

Freshly prepared, affordable food will be available on the night along with a fully licensed bar in the Lift View Marquee.

The Lift is pleased to announce that this year, Kira Mac, an up and coming country singer/songwriter based in Manchester (and originally from Stoke-on-Trent) will be performing a set at 7:00 pm and 7:45 pm. This talented performer has played on stages such as the Hard Rock Café and the O2 in London in addition to gigging at venues, festivals and shows across the country.

Younger visitors can enjoy the new £50,000 play area, themed to reflect the Lift.

Graham Wood, Duty Manager, Anderton Boat Lift, Canal & River Trust charity, said: “The Anderton Boat Lift’s musical firework spectacular is a wonderful family event and not like other firework displays. It is always a magical night and that’s why people keep coming back. It is a combination of factors that make it so special - the way the fireworks burst and reflect in the water and the clever way the music and the fireworks are syncronised. But also the terraced setting means that everyone gets a good view and the event feels intimate and friendly. This is one of the most popular events of the Lift’s calander of events and we hope everyone will come along and bring their friends.”

The Anderton Boat Lift is one of the seven wonders of Britain’s waterways and is an engineering masterpiece, being the world’s first ever successful boat lift. The Lift sits in a spectacular location between the River Weaver and the Trent & Mersey Canal and is an interesting combination of working historic structure and fun, educational experience.

During the Autumn there are regular boat trips from the Lift. Visitors can either learn about the unique industrial heritage of Northwich as they travel along the River Weaver to Northwich or opt for a trip through the spectacular boat lift. Combined tickets mean visitors can also do both boat trips at reduced price.

The Anderton Boat Lift is owned by the Canal and River Trust charity and was restored in 2002 after a £7 million restoration made possible due to a substantial grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Anderton Boat Lift is a major visitor attraction, drawing more than 120,000 visitors to it each year. The Canal & River Trust charity cares for 2,000 miles of the nation’s waterways, including hundreds of aqueducts and bridges

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