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Fireworks Displays: New Year’s Eve with the kids at fireworks near you 2019

Dela Lozanova

29 November 2019

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Fancy seeing 2019 off with awesome fireworks near you? Finding the right event might prove to be harder than it seems when you’re a parent. Most New Year’s Eve firework displays take place at midnight and the streets get crowded with thousands of celebrating grown-ups. Not exactly child-friendly, right?
No worries! We’ll make sure your New Year’s Eve with the kids goes off with a bang, as we share a list of the best family-friendly firework displays near you. Get ready to wrap up and watch the magic unfold!

  1.  Fantastic New Year Fireworks at Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire

    Start Time: 18:30

    Longleat Safari and Adventure Park definitely knows how to throw an awesome party! Not one, but two epic fireworks displays will take place at the park to celebrate the new year - one on the 31st December 2019, and the other - on 1st January 2020.
    You won’t have to pay extra to see the fireworks - the show is included with your day tickets and annual passes. This means you can spend the day at Longleat with the kids, see the animals and stay after dark for the fireworks at 6.30pm. Oh, and don’t forget Longleat’s lanterns festival will still be on. It’s one of the best lantern festivals in the UK, so don’t miss out!

  2.  New Year’s Eve at LEGOLAND Windsor, Berkshire

    Start Time: 21:30

    If you want to spend New Year’s Eve with the kids in a way the little ones will remember forever, book an overnight stay at LEGOLAND Windsor. Even the fireworks will have their own LEGO spin! Armed with special 3D glasses, you’ll see LEGO bricks appear in the sky amongst the colourful rain of sparkles. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?
    LEGOLAND Windsor will not only host one of the most exciting firework displays near you, but you’ll also be treated to a magical New Year’s Eve experience, complete with festive dinner and brunch with LEGO characters. The kids will love it!

  3. Gully’s Around the World Party at Gulliver’s World (Warrington, Cheshire) & Gulliver’s Land (Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire)

    Start Time: 21:30

    Speaking of awesome ways to see fireworks displays near you on your New Year’s Eve with the kids, attending Gully’s Around the World Party is definitely at the top of the list. You can choose to join the festivities either at Gulliver’s World in Warrington, or at Gulliver’s Land in Milton Keynes - whichever one’s closer.
    Your adventure around the world will begin at 7pm. From there on, every hour on the hour, you’ll get to welcome 2020 with a different country around the world. At 9.30pm, there will be a Northern Lights Fireworks show, so the kids who’re not old enough to stay awake for the grand fireworks finale at midnight, won’t go to bed disappointed.

  4. New Year’s Eve Party at Wookey Hole, Wells, Somerset

    Start Time: 18:00

    What better way to see in 2020 than with live entertainment, a disco, and fireworks! Wookey Hole Caves is having all that, and a little bit extra. After the little ones have stuffed their face with the hog roast, they’ll get to get lost in the Mirror Maze and spend all your loose change in the Penny Arcade.

    Once you’ve danced all night in the disco, come together at midnight to see in the new year with a spectacular fireworks display. Plus, you could even stay over at the hotel, far less to travel to get to bed!

  5. Bairns Afore: Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, Edinburgh, Edinburgh and Lothian

    Start Time: 16:00

    Celebrate New Year’s Eve the Scottish way! Experience the incredible spirit of the iconic Hogmanay festivities at this year’s edition of the family-friendly Bairns Afore event.
    With Massaoke singing live, you’ll enjoy a concert, featuring everything from Scottish bangers, to pop hits and Disney classics. The whole family will be feeling the party atmosphere. You won’t have to wait till late for the fireworks either - the display will take place at 5pm above the magnificent Edinburgh Castle.

  6. New Year’s Eve Family Fireworks, Truro, Cornwall

    Start time: 19:30

    Got little ones? If your kids won’t be able to stay up until midnight, but love all the bright colours of fireworks, then head down to Truro for an early family-friendly fireworks display. Lemon Quay is the spot to be if you want the best view!

    Plus, a few of the local restaurants will be opening their doors and welcoming families in for an early evening meal, so fill your tummies and prepare to be amazed with the fantastic fireworks show.

  7. London’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks, London, Greater London

    Start Time: Midnight

    Yes, we know, we did say that most fireworks displays near you aren’t suitable for kids because they take place at midnight and because they’re overcrowded with partying adults. London’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks are both...but then again, those are THE London New Year’s Eve Fireworks.
    If you still want to experience the amazing grandeur of London’s midnight spectacle live, you can. You’ll need a ticket (£10.00) for each member of the family to enter. You’re welcome to come with your kids, if you think they’ll enjoy it. Alternatively, you can escape the crowds and watch the fireworks on a dinner cruise on the River Thames, or from one of London’s many restaurants with a great view. It’s worth a try!

  8. Early Evening New Year’s Eve Fireworks, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

    Start Time: 18:00

    If you live near Newcastle, then this family-friendly fireworks display is perfect for you. Things kick off nice and early, and you’ll be treated to a spectacular 15 minute display of fantastic fireworks, and they’re all set to some incredible music too, so you can give 2019 the best send off.
    Head to the Newcastle Civic Centre for this great show, and don’t forget to bring your hats and scarves so you can wrap up warm!


We hope you’ve found a fireworks display near you where you can happily celebrate the coming of 2020 as a family. Nothing nearby? Here are a few more ideas on how to spend New Year's Eve with the kids.

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Dela Lozanova

29 November 2019

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Dela is the Content Editor at Day Out With The Kids. Originally from sunny Varna on the Bulgarian seacoast, she now lives in Coventry and travels regularly throughout Europe to escape the rain.

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