Bonfire Night Events by dfhercbml


									Bonfire Night Events
To celebrate Bonfire Night, England's towns and cities play host to
Fireworks Extravaganzas. Wrap up warm and check out our selection
of the best at the Enjoy England website

Heart of England
31 Oct -1 November
Drayton Manor Fireworks
Drayton, Staffordshire
'One of the country's best displays' takes place at Drayton Manor Theme
Park. This year there is a Fireworks Weekender. Last admission 18.00;
display 19.00… more

Tutbury Castle
Tutbury, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire
See the battle beneath ‘The Houses of Parliament’ with sword fighting by
torchlight and intrigue in the cellars at the Gunpowder Plot! at Tutbury
Castle. Meet ‘Guy Fawkes’, the King’s Men and watch the drama unfold.
Tickets: Adults £6.50; Concessions £6.00; Children under 5 free
Gates open at 18.30. ‘Guy Fawkes’ at 19.30, fireworks to follow… more

South East England
5 November
Lewes Bonfire Night Celebrations
Lewes, East Sussex
Lewes' famous celebrations of 1605's gunpowder plot downfall are unrivalled
across England. Its raucous parade winds through steep, cobbled streets with
colourful costumes, flaming torches and ear-splitting bangers. The smoke-
filled air is full of shouts and beating drums.
It's not just Guy Fawkes' downfall that Lewes remembers. In the previous
century Protestant martyrs were immolated outside the town's Star Inn
during the Marian Persecutions under Mary Tudor in June 1556 and 1557.
Given the localised nature of the commemorations, deeply rooted in the
Bonfire boys and girls, men and women, are divided into separate societies
sporting different costumes (up for prizes annually on the fourth Friday of
October) and occupy a different area. Some drag huge metal barrels filled
with burning tar down the hill to the River Ouse, which are ceremoniously
thrown from the bridge.
There are six different bonfire societies, and each will light its bonfire and
hold a firework display at about 21.30. There are also a number of
processions during the evening, and each bonfire society sells its own
programme giving details of its procession routes. The United grand
procession will starts at about 19.40 … more
Information leaflet

5 November
Sandown Carnival Celebrations Firework Display
Isle of Wight
This year's illuminated event with floats and costumes includes a spectacular
fireworks finale off Sandown Pier. There will be a float and lantern procession
with judging at 18.00, a procession at 18.30 and fireworks at 20.00…more

7 November
Winchester Round Table Bonfire & Fireworks Display
The event features a torchlit procession from Broadway to North Walls
through the medieval centre of the town.
When the procession arrives at North Walls, the Mayor of Winchester lights
the bonfire, after which there is a spectacular fireworks display. The
Winchester Round Table Bonfire & Fireworks Display is free, but donations
are invited for the Round Table organisers, who collect for a different charity
each year. Procession at 18.30; lighting of the bonfire 19.30; fireworks
19.45... more

7 November
Cranleigh Bonfire and Firework Display
Cranleigh, Surrey
Thousands of people carry flaming torches in an evening procession to the
Cranleigh bonfire site in Surrey, where the Cranleigh Lions organise the
fireworks that fill the night sky.
Families gather in Stocklund Square in the afternoon for the children's Guys
to be judged. The winning Guy leads the procession, starting in Ewhurst Rd
then proceeding up the High St to end at the Common, where the bonfire has
been built. To accompany the fireworks, bands play in Stocklund Square.
Guy competition 15.00; procession 18.15; bonfire 19.15; fireworks 20.00…

7 November
Moggerhanger Park Firework Display
Moggerhanger Park, Bedfordshire
Tea, coffee and soft drinks will be available with soup and a barbecue.
Tickets in advance from the tea rooms: Family£1; Adults £4; Under 16s £2.
Tickets on the gate: Family £15; Adults £5; Under 16s £2.50…more

7 November
Billericay Round Table Charity Firework Display
Billericay, Essex
Some £19,500 worth of fireworks will be set off in a spectacular event at
Lake Meadows Park. Tickets in advance: adult £5; child/OAP £3. On the gate:
adult £7; child/OAP £4. All monies raised go to charity. Gates open at

7 November
Snow White and panto cast in Kent show
Maidstone, Kent
At Kent Life (formerly the Museum of Kent Life) in Maidstone, Snow
White and some of the cast of this year’s Hazlitt Theatre Panto will be
counting down the seconds to the lighting of a roaring bonfire and
spectacular musical firework display, with fire performers, a spooky tunnel of
doom, music all evening and glow sticks galore. 16.00 to 21.00; last
admission 19.30. Adults £8; concessions £7; children (3 to 15yrs) £6; under
3s free… more

7 November
Traditional Guy Fawkes celebrations
Thornborough, near Milton Keynes, Bucks
There will be a torchlit procession from the Two Brewers pub in
Thornborough, Bucks, at 18.30; bonfire at 19.15; and fireworks from 19.30.
Tickets from Two Brewers pub or outside pub on the night at 18.00… more

7 November
Danson Park Charity Firework Display
Welling, Kent
At Danson Park gates open 18.00, display starts 20.00.
Advance tickets: adults £4, child £2.50. On the Gate
adults £6, child £4… more

7 November
Firework and End Of Season Party
Marlow, Bucks
This event held at Longridge, the outdoor activity adventure centre,
celebrates the end of the summer season with live band, music, food, drink,
river trips, activity stalls, bouncy castles and a spectacular firework display,
between 18.00-21.00…more

8 November
Leeds Castle Firework Spectacular
Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent
Witness ‘the greatest firework show on earth’ at this year’s fantastic
pyrotechnic spectacular set to music. There’s an evening performance and
entertainment taking place throughout the afternoon with all the usual
attractions of the castle’s gardens and grounds. Suitable for all ages.
Tickets: adults £16; children (4-15yrs) £10; under 4s free
Gates open: 12.00; display 17.30; Tickets: adults £16; child £10… more

27 November
Community Lights Christmas Carnival Firework Display
Sandwich, Kent
An illuminated Christmas carnival, starting with the switching on of the
town's Christmas lights from the Guildhall at 18.30…more

East Midlands
1 November
Derby City Council Bonfire and Fireworks
Markeaton Park, Derby
Every year, Derby's Markeaton Park hosts an impressive pyrotechnic display
to commemorate the 1605 attempt by Guy Fawkes to blow up the Houses of
Parliament. The free event is accompanied by a funfair… more
5 November
Firewalk and Firework Display
Nottingham Castle, Notts
A fire walk is taking place at Nottingham Castle to raise money for the
Nottinghamshire Royal Society for the blind.
The walk starts at 19.30 and culminates with a fantastic fireworks display at
21.00. There will also be food stalls, live music, medieval fighting and a
guest appearance by Robin Hood.
Spectator tickets cost £7 for adults; £5 for concessions; £3.50 under 18s;
family £20… more

5 November
After Dark and Fireworks
Sheffield, South Yorks
Celebrate the demise of Guy Fawkes and his cronies at the After Dark
fireworks spectacular at Sheffield's Don Valley Grass Bowl. Attractions
include a bonfire, family funfair, fire jugglers, music by Real Radio to
accompany the display, food and drink. The display takes place from 17.00-
22.00. Adults £8; under 14s £4; under 3s free…more

5 November
York Maze Firework spectacular
Choreographed to a music soundtrack featuring hit songs, chosen by
listeners of Minster FM plus a giant bonfire at York Maze on Elvington Lane.
16.00-22.30; tickets must be purchased in advance…more

East of England
5 November
Firework display at Wicksteed Park
Kettering, Northants
Featuring a live show on an outdoor stage, plus a firework display at 20.00.
Tickets £2 in advance,£2.50 at the gate…more
5 November
Fireworks Frenzy Thunder at Santa Pod Raceway
Podington, Wellingborough, Northants
A spectacular evening of fireworks, live action including Podzilla the Monster
Truck, Roaring Thunder the Jet Truck, Smoke, Flame and Thunder show from
Fireforce 3, Jet Funny Car and Stunt Driver Terry Grant, huge bonfire,
funfair, catering and bar facilities, plus family entertainment… more

7 November
Massive Firework Display at Norfolk Showground
Norwich, Norfolk
Gates open 16.00; children’s display 18.30; main event 20.45. Adults £6;
Children under 12s £5; under 4s free … more

1 November
Felixstowe and Walton United Football Club Firework spectacular
Felixstowe, Suffolk
At the ground of Felixstowe and Walton United Football Club in Dellwood
Avenue. Gates open 17.00, display begins 19.00. Advance tickets adults £4;
under 16s £2. Tickets on the gate adults £5; under 16s £3… more

For a comprehensive listing of fireworks in the East of England go to

North East
1 November
South Shields Seafront Fireworks
Tyne and Wear
A spectacular display of fireworks illuminate the sky with colour and sparkle
in the safe and organised environment of the Skate Park on the Foreshore at

5 November
Michael Jackson music at Stockton
Riverside, Stockton on Tees
A free, stunning and very safe firework show set to the music of Michael
Jackson in celebration of his life and music…more

7 November
Hartlepool Fireworks & Music Spectacular
Hartlepool, Tees Valley
At Seaton Carew, 16.00-22.00…more

5 November
Bonfire and Firework Display
Skinningrove, Tees Valley
This free event will mark the 25th anniversary of the Cleveland Ironstone
Mining Museum… more

7 November
Tynemouth Cricket Club Annual Fireworks Display
North Shields
A fireworks display and bonfire with fairground attractions, a beer tent,
refreshments and food all available. Commencing at 18.00 and 21.00.
Adults £3; Children £2; Families £8… more

5 November
Stockton firework display
Stockton, Co Durham
The largest event in the area at Stockton Riverside, 17.30-21.00. Entry is
free… more

North West England
31 October
Journey Through Space - A Fireworks Spectacular
South Park, Darlington
Held in South Park, the free Darlington Fireworks Spectacular with music and
laser accompaniment attracts thousands of people every year. As well as the
massive bonfire there are children's fairground rides and a radio roadshow.
Alchemy Fireworks and Darlington Borough Council are working in
partnership on ‘Journey Through Space’, a fireworks spectacular inspired by
the 40th anniversary of man’s historic landing on the moon. Gates open at
18.00… more

5 November
Halton Fireworks
Halton, Merseyside
A 20 minute display starting at approx 19.30 and accompanied by music,
plus street entertainment from 18.30 with music from the local Radio
Station… more

7 November
Lancaster Fireworks Spectacular
Castle Hill, Lancaster
The north's most spectacular free fireworks display takes place in the Castle
Hill area above the historic city of Lancaster. Food stalls open and build-up
music from 18.00, and there are fireworks at 20.00 finishing at 20.25 with
the Priory Bells.
Across the City, Williamson Park will also be open, to provide a viewing area
particularly suitable for wheelchair users and families with young
7 November
Carlisle Fireshow
Bitts Park, Carlisle
Exploding high above Bitts Park on the banks of the River Eden, the Fireshow
is Carlisle's traditional bonfire night celebration. Most of Carlisle turns out to
see the display. Themed Firework Spectacular set to music starts 19.00.
Admission free, but collection for local charity…more

7 November
Congleton Rotary Club Bonfire and Fireworks Display
Congleton, East Cheshire
Bonfire, fireworks, a torchlight procession, side stalls, children's rides,
fairground rides, refreshments at this annual event in Congleton Park. Gates
open: 5pm; Children's display: 18.30; Main display: 19.30; traditional
torchlight procession leaves Congleton Leisure Centre at 17.45 for the
lighting of the bonfire at 18.15. £2 adults and children; £1 children if bought
in advance…more

5 November
After Dark
Sheffield, Yorks
An After Dark firework display at Don Valley Grass Bowl, Sheffield, celebrates
the demise of Guy Fawkes and his cronies. Attractions include a bonfire,
family funfair, fire jugglers, music by Real Radio to accompany the display,
food and drink … more

5 November
York Maze Firework spectacular
The York Maze Firework Spectacular is choreographed to a music soundtrack
featuring hit songs chosen by listeners of Minster FM plus a giant bonfire.
16.00-20.30; tickets must be purchased in advance … more

6 November
The Christmas Adventure Firework Display
Wetherby, Yorks
A 'magnificent' public firework display at the Christmas Adventure, in the
beautiful grounds of Stockeld Park. Arrive 18.15 for 18.45 prompt start.
Tickets online…more

South West England
31 October
Hatch Beauchamp Charity Bonfire & Firework Display
Taunton, Somerset
One of the largest, most spectacular bonfire and firework displays in the area
choreographed to music on Hatch Beauchamp Playing Fields. Gates open
17.00 for a 19.00 start; tickets on gate… more

5 November
Ottery St Mary
East Devon
The Famous Ottery St Mary Fire Festival with barrel rolling, processions,
squibbing and firework display… more

6 November
Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival
Bridgwater, Somerset
The tradition of a winter carnival in Bridgwater dates back more than 100
years and the whole town is involved in lengthy preparations throughout the
year in the hope of winning prizes for the best floats in the parade. Close to
100 floats take part.
After the parade, one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the evening
is the squibbing display. Squibbing, unique to Bridgewater, is the
simultaneous firing of lots of large fireworks (squibs) on Bridgwater High
Street to much excitement. Squibbers line the street and light their squibs all
at the same time. The effect is spectacularly bright light along the road in a
long trail of fire. Various events take place over the day between 14.00-
19.00, the procession starts at 19.00, and squibbing starts at 22.45.
As part of the build up to the carnival proper, there is a Grand Firework
Display on the previous night at St Matthews Field…more

6 November
Great Western Round Table Firework Display
The sky above King George V Playing Field on The Downs, fills with noise and
colour for the annual Bristol Charity Fireworks Fiesta, celebrating the historic
demise of Guy Fawkes.
Gates 18.00; bonfire 19.00; fireworks 19.30. Advance tickets Adults/Children
£3; on the day Adults £5, Children £3…more

7 November
Firework Festival and War of the Wizards Bonfire
Dartmouth, Devon
The fabulous War of the Wizards mural and the 40ft bonfire sets the scene
for the amazing Firework Festival at at Woodlands Leisure Park. Starting
at 18.30…more

7 November
Torrington Cavaliers annual bonfire and firework event
Torrington Rugby Club
Torrington, Exeter
Starts 19.00-21.00…more
7 November
Firework Display
Gloucester Docks, Gloucester
Gloucester Round Table organises this firework display in the impressive
surroundings of Gloucester Docks. With an onsite funfair and refreshments
available, the event is Gloucester's biggest Guy Fawkes celebration.
From 18.00. Tickets cost £4.50 for adults, £2 for children and £12 for
families in advance from Gloucester Tourist Information; or £5 for adults,
£2.50 for children and £14 for families on the gate…more

For a comprehensive listing of Gloucestershire fireworks and bonfires

7 November
Fireworks at Alexandra Palace
Alexandra Palace, London
Despite suffering greatly in two destructive fires, Alexandra Palace has
recovered sufficiently from the shock to stage some of the biggest fireworks
displays in the capital. Entertainment will include a German Bier Festival in
the Great Hall with 'Frauleins' in the form of authentic Bavarian waitresses
serving a wide selection of German beers and food, and an Oompah Band will
play Oktoberfest classics. 16.30-21.00; fireworks at 19.30.
Free; suggested donations adults £4; children £2… more

7 November
Battersea Park Fireworks Display
Battersea Park, London
One of the most famous and spectacular firework displays in London, this
year's event will have a 'Love Theme' with flames, fireworks and pyrotechnics
digitally choreographed to music, sound and light. A large food court and bar
will feature an international bbq, hot dogs, roasted chestnuts, mulled wine
and beer. Tickets in advance or at the gate £6; under 10s £1
Gates open 18.00; bonfire 19.30pm; fireworks 20.00…more

14 November 2009
The Mayor's Thames Festival Firework Display off Southwark Bridge
River Thames, London
Marking the end of the annual Lord Mayor's Show, the display starts at 17.00
and includes more than half a tonne of giant fireworks, some of which shoot
over 600ft into the sky before exploding, and takes a team of eight
pyrotechnicians two days to set it all up. ... more

For a comprehensive listing of London Bonfire Night Fireworks 2009,
go to

For more regional listings see Events with fireworks magazine

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