OVER 800 people wrapped up in their scarves, hats and gloves to enjoy an evening of fireworks at White Horse Country Park in Westbury at the weekend.

A traditional bonfire was lit to commemorate the history behind bonfire night and remind people of the true reason for celebrating November 5.

A spectacular display of colourful fireworks followed, lighting up the skies for miles around.

Children also enjoyed having a go on the fairground rides which were set up around the park.

Refreshments were served, including a BBQ and hog roast which turned out to be especially popular.

General manager at White Horse country park, Hannah Bowden said: “We had a lovely evening and the skies were really nice and clear.

“We saw a lot of families come along who seemed to really enjoy it, and our hog roast completely sold out.

“The firework display itself was huge and looked amazing.

“The whole evening went smoothly and there were lots of happy people around.

“We thought the event went very well.”

The evening was run and organised by staff at White Horse country park in partnership with Distant Thunder Fireworks, a Market Lavington based company who worked with the park to bring the firework display to life last year.

A similar amount of people came out to enjoy the fireworks last year, however the organisation ran a lot more smoothly this year, with much less queuing.

Many people who went to watch the fireworks later posted comments on social media to share their experience of the evening.

Melanie Coupe said: “Fantastic fireworks display last night we really enjoyed it .”

Tracy Ann Williams said: “We really enjoyed the fire works. A lot of money and effort went into that display. Well done.”

The park is planning on holding the event again next year.