ONE of Cheshire’s leading firework displays is back with a bang next month.

In an explosion of sound and colour, the Canal & River Trust’s iconic Anderton Boat Lift will be staging its annual musical firework display against the dramatic backdrop of the picturesque River Weaver.

Blitz Fireworks, one of the country’s top multi award-winning firework teams, aims to exceed even last year’s extraordinary display.

On Saturday, October 26, gates open at 6.30pm and family fun will include a number of exciting fairground rides and refreshments.

Savings can be made by pre-booking advanced tickets online at visitcheshire.com/whats-on/box-office

Special pre-booked tickets cost just £7.50 for adults, £5.50 for children and £22 for a family (two adults plus two children). All under three year olds go free but will still require a ticket.

On the night, gate price will be £9.50 for adults, £6.50 for children and £24 for a family ticket.

Multi award-winning pyrotechnic team, Blitz Fireworks from Crewe, who are known for the excellence of their synchronised musical display, will as in previous years be setting off the fireworks from floating pontoons in the River Weaver. This technical challenge means visitors get an enhanced experience because they can watch the fireworks reflected in the glittering water from the lawned terraces of the Boat Lift.

As well as enjoying the fairground rides and play area, children can buy a series of imaginative glow-in-the-dark toys and gadgets. There will be a fully licensed bar in the Lift View Marquee.

Graham Wood, duty manager, Anderton Boat Lift, said: “The Lift’s musical firework display is really something special and is one of the highlights of the Lift’s calendar. Visitors find the setting magical with the giant lift overlooking the water and the wonderful interplay of music and sound as the fireworks and music synchronise.

"It really is an unforgettable night out for family and friends and a ‘must see’ event."