Following the extraordinary success of last years' event and for the very first time this year, the annual Firework Festival at West Midland Safari Park is being held on two consecutive days - Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th November.
This year, the theme for the weekend-long Festival is LOVE and therefore the stunning firework displays, which last for almost 20 minutes, will be accompanied by some of the very best powerful love songs around. Festivalgoers will hear blasts from the past including Phil Collins' Easy Lover, along with the timeless classic from Led Zepplin, Whole Lotta Love.
The huge bonfires that are lit for each event, will have taken Park staff a week to build, have a footprint of 108 square metres, hold around 1,400 pallets kindly donated and delivered free of charge by many of the surrounding businesses, and tower skywards some 8 metres.
The Discovery Trail exhibits will also be open, featuring Twilight Cave, Creepy Crawlies, Mark O'Shea's Reptile World, Seaquarium, a Sea Lion Show and a range of refreshments including a hog roast, as well as a bar and disco in Treetops Pavilion.
Whilst the Festival on Saturday, 8th November will be the traditional 'must see' event for many of those who have visited the Park before, the event on Sunday, 9th Nov will be very much more geared to the family. In fact, so much so, that the timings have been brought forward one hour with the gates and rides opening at 1.00pm, bonfire lit at 5.30pm. Last admission is at 6.00pm and fireworks commence at 6.15pm.
The Park and theme park rides close at 9.00pm.
Simultaneously, a VIP event is being staged on both nights in the prestigious Spring Grove House and Cellarz, providing the ultimate Firework Festival experience. Tickets include private car parking, a premium Hog Roast with all the trimmings and private bar facilities open until 10.30pm allowing guests to relax long after public spectators have left for the evening.
There is a new special winter treat too, for families who book tickets online or purchase them on the night. This year, for the first time, Festival tickets will also include a Safari 'Wild Winter' Free Return.
As is always the case, on the day of the Firework Festivals, the animal reserves will be completely closed.
Further information, timings and to pre-book tickets, visit the Park's official website: www.wmsp.co.uk