The Tourism Guide to New Brighton


With less than a week to wait until the River of Light fireworks spectacular, visitors are being urged to head to New Brighton for the best bonfire night atmosphere and views of the display.

Traffic restrictions will be in place in New Brighton from 8am to 7pm on Sunday, 5th November to assist with the preparations for the display which will launch from Fort Perch Rock at 6.30pm.    Marine Promenade will be closed to all traffic from 8am to 7pm, except for blue badge holders and business access.    Sections of parking along Marine Promenade will also be closed during this time for pedestrian safety, although a limited number of blue badge parking spaces will be available.

Two of the shelters overlooking the Marine Lake will be reserved for wheelchair users and pedestrians with a disability and Fort Perch Rock car park will be closed from 7am to 8pm to create a safe area for public viewing.

Visitors are encouraged to make a day of it in New Brighton and enjoy many of the resort’s attractions, as well as entertainment along the promenade from 4pm onwards.    As the event is expected to attract large crowds, visitors should use public transport where possible and leave plenty of time for their journey.

Park and ride is available at 12 Merseyrail stations in Wirral: Bidston, Bromborough, Eastham Rake, Green Lane, Hoylake, Leasowe, Bebington, Meols, Moreton, Rock Ferry, Spital and Wallasey Grove Road. Usual bus and train timetables are in operation and Merseyrail is providing more capacity with extra train carriages. You can plan your journey with the journey planner on the Merseytravel website.

Those attending the event are advised to wrap up warm and are asked not to bring their own fireworks, sparklers or Chinese lanterns and to leave their dogs at home.

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