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Fireworks Displays: The perfect places to go for Bonfire Night near you

Lisa O'Keeffe

27 October 2017

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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. Plus, with the 5th November falling on a Sunday this year, it’s the perfect excuse to enjoy a weekend of fireworks fun!

A family at a fireworks display for bonfire night

London

  1. Alexandra Palace, London
    Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th November 2017

    This fireworks festival at Alexandra Palace is one of London’s best firework displays, with plenty of family-friendly fun to celebrate bonfire night. More spectacular than ever, this year’s show includes an epic laser shower, and with a bespoke mixtape by DJ Yoda for the soundtrack, it’s guaranteed to be unforgettable. Don’t miss the fairground, bonfire and ice skating too, just remember to book your tickets in advance.

  2. Wimbledon Park, Greater London
    Saturday 4th November 2017

    Wimbledon Park is home to two bonfires and two displays, there’s a Disney-themed firework display for younger children at 6.30pm, followed by a more elaborate display for older children and adults from 8.15pm. With fairground rides and food stalls it’s a great family event, and you can still get the little’uns tucked up before bedtime.

    Firework display at Wimbledon Park

  3. Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets
    Sunday 5th November 2017

    Head to Victoria Park, the capital’s favourite outdoor spot, for a sci-fi themed firework display in East London, with a dazzling show and special effects lighting up the sky above from 7pm. With food and drink available, and no cost for entry, it’s a great way to spend bonfire night with the kids.

    East

  4. Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey
    Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th November 2017

    Where better to see a firework display than the place that made gunpowder its business? At the Royal Gunpowder Mills, learn what really happened in the famous gunpowder plot, make a Guy Fawkes lantern and enjoy live music, fairground rides and a barbecue. The fireworks start at 7pm with a 15-minute show, but activities take place from 2pm both days. Booking is recommended.

    Fireworks Displays at Royal Gunpowder Mills

  5. Museum of East Anglian Life, Suffolk
    Saturday 4th November 2017

    The annual celebrations are back at the Museum of East Anglian Life, with old-fashion fun at the fair, vintage fairgrounds and much more to explore, all alongside a roaring bonfire that’s lit at 7pm. The fireworks are the main event, starting at 7.30pm, so make sure you give yourself plenty of time to get a good spot!

    West Midlands

  6. West Midland Safari Park, Bewdley
    Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th November 2017

    Opening at 1pm both days, there’s plenty to make West Midland Safari Park a family day out rather than just an evening. See spectacular fireworks and a bonfire, whilst enjoying late-night rides, themed music and even some animals too! The bonfire is lit at 5.45pm, last entry is 6pm and the fireworks start from 6.30pm, just remember that the safari drive-through will be closed.

  7. Himley Park, Dudley
    Saturday 4th November 2017

    This is the largest local authority fireworks display in the whole country, so you can expect Himley Hall and Park to go off with a bang! This year’s theme is Girl Power, so expect a stellar soundtrack alongside the firework display which starts at 8.30pm. There’s a bonfire too, which is lit at 7.45pm, definitely one not to be missed.

    East Midlands

  8. Wicksteed Park, Northamptonshire
    Saturday 4th November 2017

    Wrap up warm for this one, as there’s plenty of bonfire night fun to be had at Wicksteed Park from 5pm. There’s a funfair, live entertainment, a huge bonfire and of course, a fireworks extravaganza! It’s a great family-friendly show in the heart of the East Midlands.

    Fireworks at Wicksteed Park for bonfire night

  9. Chatsworth House, Derbyshire
    Sunday 5th November 2017

    You’ll need to be quick if you’re planning to visit Chatsworth House for bonfire night this year, as tickets for Saturday night are already sold out! Book now for Sunday, where live music, dancing, circus performers and face painting for children is found alongside the traditional bonfire and firework display, making it one of Derbyshire’s most popular events.

    South West

  10. Avon Valley Adventure Wildlife Park, Bristol
    Saturday 4th November 2017

    With the main part of Avon Valley Adventure Wildlife Park open until 5pm as normal, this is a great way to enjoy a day out before staying for the popular fireworks in the evening! Back with a bang, the firework display to music starts around 7.15pm, but you’ll want to give yourself plenty of time to get there to make sure you don’t miss out. Tickets are available online from just £3.50pp.

  11. The Big Sheep, Devon
    Sunday 5th November 2017

    The Big Sheep has a big bonfire fireworks party for the whole family this year, with a special toddler-friendly display at 6pm. Grab a bite to eat in the Mini Street Food Fest, catch the daring new fireshows and then get ready to enjoy the heat from the big bonfire and see the biggest and brightest fireworks in North Devon from 7.45pm. If the kids are getting cold, then head inside to the huge indoor playground – there’s no need for hats and gloves there!

    A family at a fireworks display for bonfire night

    South East

  12. Kent Life, Kent
    Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th November 2017

    Kent Life heritage farm park is home to a fireworks spectacular this year, with lots of fun for the whole family. With face painting, children’s fairground rides and lots of food and drink, the firework display starts nice and early at 6.45pm, so it’s perfect for kids. Tickets can be booked online in advance.

  13. South Park, Oxfordshire
    Saturday 4th November 2017

    It’s the 50th year for this event at South Park, run by Oxford Round Table. There are live performances on the soundstage, a special family tent and, of course, a bonfire and spectacular fireworks display. With a new super family ticket available to buy too, it’s one of the best family-friendly firework displays in Oxford.

    Wales

  14. Caerphilly Castle, Caerphilly
    Saturday 4th November 2017

    See fantastic fireworks against the backdrop of one of South Wales most stunning castles, with the Caerphilly Castle show starting promptly at 7pm. Free admission makes it a great choice for families in south-east Wales, the best viewing points are Crescent Road and Dafydd Williams Park, so make your way there for the best view of the firework show.

    Fireworks displays at Caldicot Castle in Wales

  15. Caldicot Castle, Monmouthshire
    Sunday 5th November 2017

    Another Welsh castle provides the backdrop for this display, as fireworks, music and lights illuminate the Monmouthshire sky above Caldicot Castle. Find tasty treats, fairground rides, live music and fire dancers, with the fireworks launched from inside the castle from 7pm. The best viewing area is the main castle green.

    Yorkshire

  16. Lightwater Valley, North Yorkshire
    Saturday 4th November 2017

    The ‘Best of British’ firework display at Lightwater Valley is all at no extra cost, so after a day of theme park rides and rollercoasters, pick a spot looking across Swan Lake to catch the show. Choreographed to music, this is a great way to combine a fun family day out with fireworks for the ultimate adventure in North Yorkshire.

  17. York Maze, York
    Sunday 5th November 2017

    You’ll need to buy your tickets in advance if you’re planning to head to York Maze's bonfire night extravaganza in York, the home of Guy Fawkes. Expect fire shows, the lighting of York’s biggest bonfire, plus food stalls, live music and a firework display to music. Gates open at 4.30pm, and the fireworks start at 8pm, so it might be better for older kids with slightly later bedtimes!

    Fireworks and bonfire events at York Maze

    North East

  18. Saltwell Park, Tyne and Wear
    Saturday 4th November 2017

    Wrap up warm for a trip to Saltwell Park this bonfire night, for an evening of fairground rides, live music, a bonfire and a huge fireworks display the whole family will love. Gates open at 5pm, with the display starting from 7.30pm.

  19. Riverside Park Chester-le-Street, County Durham
    Sunday 5th November 2017

    This witches and wizards themed display will certainly bring some magic to your bonfire night, with fireworks set to music to light up the sky at Riverside Park Chester-le-Street. Children aged 6 and under go free (be sure to select a free ticket for them!), and a portion of ticket sales for adults and older children goes to charity.

    Firework display over Riverside Park Chester-le-Street

    North West

  20. Gulliver’s World, Warrington
    Saturday 4th November 2017

    The perfect way to end a day out at Gulliver’s World, this impressive firework display will light up the Warrington sky in a family-friendly display. Rides and attractions in the park will be open later than usual, and with plenty for kids of all ages, don’t miss your chance to spend bonfire night at one of the best family days out in Cheshire.

    Firework display over Gullivers World

  21. Heaton Park, Greater Manchester
    Sunday 5th November 2017

    Heaton Park is home to one of the biggest displays in Manchester, with a huge bonfire and fireworks show the whole family will love. Arrive early and be sure to wrap up warm, with fairground rides to keep everyone entertained until the bonfire is lit at 7.30pm. The firework display starts soon after, and with free admission too, it’s one of our favourite community shows. 

    Scotland

  22. Inverclyde Fireworks at Battery Park, Greenock
    Saturday 4th November 2017

    Dress up as a witch or wizard to help make this one of the most magical firework displays in Scotland this year, with food, drink and funfair rides from 5.30pm, before the fireworks light up the sky above Battery Park from 7pm. Plus, there’s free entry too!

    A family at a fireworks display for bonfire night

  23. Strathclyde Country Park, Lanarkshire
    Sunday 5th November 2017

    Fabulous, free, fireworks fun is what’s in store at Strathclyde Country Park this bonfire night, with an M&Ds funfair from 5pm, live entertainment from 6pm and the bonfire being lit at 6.15pm. There’s a special guest expected too, before the firework display starts at 8pm.

Still looking for a firework display near you? Round Table is the largest provider of community fireworks in the UK, so the chances are they’ll have something super close to home! Find your nearest Round Table Fireworks event now, or let us know your favourite local spots in a comment below.

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Lisa O'Keeffe

27 October 2017

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Lisa is Brand Manager at Day Out With The Kids. Originally from London, she now lives in Birmingham and is a big kid at heart!

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