Halloween at Bolesworth closed on a high on Sunday evening with a vibrant display of fireworks.
The fireworks extravaganza was the culmination of a successful set of Halloween events held for the first time within the grounds of the Bolesworth Estate in Cheshire.
A homegrown maize maze saw hundreds of families navigating their way around spooky twists and turns, while the enormous pumpkin patch was swamped with happy pickers selecting the finest gourds to load up on wheelbarrows and take home.
Gandeys Circus rocked up to Bolesworth with a specially-created one-hour performance of its Halloween Show. The multi-national cast of artistes, from Cuba, Kazakhstan, Mexico, South Africa, France and the UK, wowed the crowd with daring acts displaying incredible skills of strength, co-ordination, balance, and technique. They entertained with choreographed routines of dance and song and startled with spooky characters designed to create a fright.
Fairground rides for youngsters, with food and drink stands sited alongside all served to produce a half-term packet of fun.
Reflecting on the inaugural Halloween season at Bolesworth, Managing Director Nina Barbour said; “We were so excited to introduce new events and shows to our venue. The Bolesworth team and all the performers and organisers are delighted with the result of our Halloween sessions.
“We knew we had great products across the Maize Maze, Pumpkin Picking, Gandeys Circus and Fireworks but it’s impossible to predict the outcome until the final show is over. Thankfully, all elements worked brilliantly – including the weather. We welcomed over 5000 spectators to our first-ever fireworks night and feedback has indicated that we got most of it absolutely right. We can now move on, implement improvements and make it even better for next year.
“We’d like to extend a huge thank you to everyone involved with making Halloween at Bolesworth so successful, especially the thousands of visitors who put their trust in us to deliver what we promised.”
Next up on the Bolesworth calendar is its dog-friendly Christmas Lights Trail with all-new illuminations, Santa’s Grotto, a large fairground, Xmas market, Champagne Island, Alpine Lodge, Santa’s Reindeer and a host of seasonal festivities.
For information and booking details on Bolesworth events, visit www.bolesworth.com