Fireworks Displays: The perfect places to go for Bonfire Night near you 2019
Ready to start planning where to see fireworks this year? Make sure your bonfire night goes off with a bang, as we share some of our favourite firework displays near you. Get the whole family wrapped up in coats, scarves, hats and gloves and watch the magic unfold overhead, with dazzling displays at some of the UK’s most popular attractions.
5th November falls on a Tuesday this year but celebrations for bonfire night near you may start as early as the 1st November, so you can kick off the fireworks fun earlier!
Firework Festival 2019 at West Midland Safari Park, Bewdley, Worcestershire
9th - 10th November 2019West Midlands Safari Park traditionally hosts one of the best family-friendly fireworks displays in the UK and this year makes no exception. So here's the plan: arrive early and have fun in the park all day long (from 1pm), but be ready to watch the bonfire being lit and 5.45pm, followed by the stunning fireworks spectacular at 6.30pm.
Best of all, the park will be open until 9pm, so you won't have to go home straight after the fireworks. Extend your day out with the kids, stay after the fireworks displays and experience your favourite rides at twilight. Want to make your kids’ night even more exciting? Various walk-through areas, including Ice Age, Land of the Living Dinosaurs and Penguin Cove will still be open, so you'll have the chance to find out what they look like in the dark.
Since the event is taking place the weekend after the 5th of November, you can make the magic of bonfire night last longer!
Fireworks display at Kent Life, Maidstone, Kent
2nd - 3rd November 2019
Featuring face painting, fairground rides and glow sticks, in addition to the usual free indoor and outdoor entertainment, this year’s edition of the annual fireworks event at Kent Life will be a proper family affair. The bonfire will be lit at 6.15pm and the fireworks are set to go up in the sky nice and early - at 6.45pm.
There’s only one more thing you need to celebrate bonfire night with the kids in style and that's great food. With a choice of food stalls and a licensed bar on site, there will be something for all the family.
Alexandra Palace Fireworks, London, Greater London
1st and 2nd November 2019
Expect yet another amazing fireworks display at Alexandra Palace in 2019! Cosy up near a huge traditional bonfire and watch the fireworks light up the sky above. Live music and delicious warm street food are a given, of course! Before the main show, you can enjoy lots more family-friendly entertainment with the kids, including outdoor ice skating and fairground rides.
Plus, for the tiny cinema fanatics, The Luna Cinema will be playing Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone on Friday and Toy Story 4 on Saturday.
Bonfire Night Fireworks Display at Puxton Park, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset and Bristol2nd November 2019
If you live anywhere near Puxton Park, you’re lucky, because the biggest fireworks display near you is all about the kids. Lots of rides for children, 3 storey soft-play barn open and live entertainment... Your little ones will feel super special this bonfire night. And if you love a good hog roast under the brightly lit night sky, then you’ll love it too!
Huddersfield Fireworks at Greenhead Park, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
5th November 2019
The fireworks event at Greenhead Park has everything from family rides to a fire stunt show. Plus there will be an earlier kids’ fireworks display at 6.30 pm, so if your little ones get tired before the main event at 8.30pm, you won’t go home disappointed. So, grab a little something to eat from the food stalls nearby and watch the sparks in the sky - it’s a classic fireworks event!
Moon Landing at Drayton Manor, Tamworth, Staffordshire
1st - 2nd November 2019
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing Drayton Manor is holding an interstellar Bonfire Night. The firework display which is set to begin at 7pm sharp, will feature a moon-themed soundtrack, so you’ll get the chance to get your groove on too. The park itself will be open late (until 8.30pm), so you can enjoy the over 100 rides and attractions from the morning until the evening. The rides feel much different at twilight!
Fireworks at the Fort at Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum, Wallsend, Tyne and Wear
5th November 2019
With free entry and an awe-inspiring firework display in the works, Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum is a great place to celebrate Bonfire Night with the family. But before you find a nice spot to watch the night sky spectacle over the River Tyne at 6.30pm, be sure to explore the museum exhibits and have a bite to eat. There will be free drop-in activities before the fireworks display too!
Beckenham Fireworks, Beckenham, Greater London
2rd November 2019
Organised by the 5th Beckenham South Scout, this will be a truly family-friendly affair. The event will start with a quiet display - there will be no bangs to scare the little ones. The main display will follow shortly after. If the kids are old enough to enjoy it, you can stay a bit later and watch that too. Even though this event is local and smaller than some of the firework displays in Central London, there will be food stalls and a funfair too. So, in case kid-friendly beats grand in your books, this is the place to be!
Bonfire Night Celebrations at Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket, Suffolk
2nd November 2019
Head down to the Museum of East Anglian Life to celebrate a proper bonfire night near you. The event opens at 6pm, so arrive early to get a better spot. There will be plenty of family-friendly entertainment and delicious offerings from the food stalls to get you in the mood. Gather around the bonfire at 7pm and find a warm, comfy spot to watch the fireworks at 7.30pm. With all that sparkle in the sky, the whole family is sure to get into the festive spirit!
Abbey Park Bonfire & Firework Display, Leicester, Leicestershire
2rd November 2019
Time to hit Leicester’s biggest fireworks display at the stunning Abbey Park! This event is designed to entertain families with kids of all ages. A funfare and live music will get you in the mood; plus, there will be a smaller, quieter fireworks show before the main night-sky spectacular, so you’ll get to enjoy the celebration, even if you’ve got young kids.
Heaton Park Bonfire and Fireworks Display, Prestwich, Greater Manchester
5th November 2019
The 2019 fireworks display at Heaton Park is expected to be huge! You’ll get all the usual fun, including a massive bonfire, funfair, plus not just one, but two firework displays. The event programme is designed to keep the whole family entertained, featuring a fun-packed children's playground and character meet and greets for the little ones. This will be the classic bonfire night experience near you!
Glasgow Green Fireworks 2019, Glasgow, Glasgow and Strathclyde
5th November 2019
Fancy a glorious FREE fireworks display in Glasgow? This is the one! Funfair, food and fireworks - you’ll have everything you need to celebrate Guy Fawkes’ night, right at the heart of Glasgow. Since the event is free, thousands of people from the area are expected to come, so make sure you turn up early enough to get a good spot. An afternoon walk in the park with the kids before the event should do the trick.
Sparks in the Park, Cardiff, Glamorgan and Cardiff
2nd November 2018
Living in Cardiff and looking for a great fireworks display near you? Sparks in the Park at Blackweir Fields is coming back for another year and it’s set to be Wales’ largest fireworks event in 2019. The fireworks for kids kick off at 5:45pm and the main firework display at 7pm. Heart FM presenters will take care of the music and entertainment, so the night will be epic.
Free Seafront Fireworks, Southend on Sea, Essex
Saturdays from 19th October to 16th November 2019
Yes, you read that right - Southend on Sea is hosting a free fireworks display extravaganzza for 6 Saturdays in a row by the seafront! Sea breeze, doughnuts and spectacular firework displays - what more could you ask for? Fancy having a family day out before the evening events? Take the kids for an action-packed afternoon at Adventure Island and grab a meal by the sea before the fireworks start shooting off.
Fabulous Fireworks at Lightwater Valley, Ripon, North Yorkshire
2nd - 3rd November 2019
Stunning fireworks over the beautiful Swan Lake, choreographed to music…the fireworks show at Lightwater Valley is going to be as wonderful as it sounds! The display will last 10 minutes and you won’t have to pay extra to see it, if you’re already in the park. If you were planning to go to Lightwater Valley, this gives you a great incentive to organise your visit on the first weekend of November.
Hopefully, you’ve got all the info you need to start planning a sparkling, fiery Guy Fawkes’ night in 2019. Show us the pics and let us know how that fireworks display near you went!
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