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Capernwray's World Famous Fireworks Display

We are holding our annual fireworks display on Wednesday 1st November 2017.

Fireworks Display

We are open for swimming and diving as usual. Spectators of the fireworks are welcome for free!

  • Spectators free.
  • Barbecue.
  • Free cake and sweets.
  • Free sparklers.
  • Fireworks will be from 20.30 - 21.00.

Fireworks 500 Open Water Swim

The Fireworks 500 is a 500m open water swim, at Capernwray Dive Centre near Lancaster. Starting on the rocket, swimmers can race or leisurely complete one lap (500m) of the quarry. It's long enough for you to experience the beauty of night swimming in safe secure surroundings but short enough that you get to the end before the chill sets in! You will wear a glow stick on your wetsuit which creates quite a scene in the quarry and give you the perfectly lit trail to follow! Following the swim, you can warm up with a hot chocolate and then enjoy the fireworks display. If you're looking for something different and memorable, then you've come to the right place!

We would be very grateful if swimmers who are not part of the Epic Fireworks 500 event could try to time the start of their swims to avoid the event swimmers. The event swimmers will be going in the water from 7 pm to approximately 8pm and there are more than usual this year. The event organisers are concerned that too many other swimmers might confuse their count and would like to deconflict with our swimmers where possible. Please be assured we are not saying you can’t go in but are asking if you could help us out with the timings.