An award-winning Shrewsbury resort’s decision to select reduced noise fireworks for a display and bonfire proved a big hit with around 700 people who attended on Saturday night.
Managers of Love2Stay resort, situated alongside Salop Leisure at Emstrey, opted for fireworks that did not have loud bangs during the display to avoid upsetting pets owned by customers staying in the luxury glamping village and in caravans and motorhomes on the touring park.
Joint general manager Chris Skitt said: “We decided to embrace the fact that 70 percent of our customers are pet owners by making the fireworks pet-friendly. We chose fireworks that gave a great display but didn’t have big bangs, which was appreciated by our customers who own pets.
“We also received positive feedback from parents of children who are autistic or have Asperger Syndrome. One parent told us it was the first time her son had been able to watch a firework display outdoors.
“The display and bonfire were a massive success and we are delighted that we have had so many compliments from people staying at the resort and from others who live locally.”
Love2Stay sold 300 tickets in advance of the display to people living outside the resort and around 400 people were staying in the glamping village and on touring park for the weekend.
Food and refreshments were available for spectators and there were toasted marshmallows for children.
Mr Skitt said the bonfire and fireworks fitted in with the concept of Love2Stay, which was to encourage families to experience the outdoors and relive their childhood.
He added that there had also been a positive response from the local community to the bespoke children’s birthday party packages and activities launched by Love2Stay.