FROM fireworks, The Greatest Showman and the first day of the Jumps Season, Ascot Racecourse hosted their ‘biggest and best’ fireworks display yet on Saturday.

The event was billed as ‘one of the biggest and best shows in Berkshire’ with doors opening to 20,000 people.

Visitors had the chance to experience entertainment for the whole family, with free fairground rides, a range of food, a £1 donation to Berkshire charities and a special soundtrack to sing along to after.

Andy Hubble, fireworks choreographer for Ascot Racecourse and director of Star Fireworks said: “The event has grown in popularity over the years to become one of Berkshire’s biggest and most impressive events.

“The fireworks are fired by local firm Star Fireworks who are the British Champion of Champions and have won many awards for their displays. That coupled with an award-winning venue like Ascot and you can be sure that you’re in for a real treat.

“The quality and richness of colours are stunning, but nothing beats a handmade European firework. These fireworks really add an exceptional edge to the display.

“The Fireworks Spectacular is a varied day of entertainment for the whole family. The venue lends itself so well to this kind of event and the fact we can use the centre of the track to host the fireworks themselves gives everyone in the Grandstand an uninterrupted view.”