Best Family-Friendly Firework Displays Around The UK This Bonfire Night


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Remember, remember the fifth of November… Bonfire Night, celebrating the failure of Guy Fawkes’ infamous Bonfire Plot in 1605, is a fun night out for all the family. Bonfires will be lit and fireworks will be illuminating the night’s sky with explosive colour all over the UK. Here are our picks for your little one to enjoy a spectacle to remember.

The Annual Richmond Family Fireworks, London

Why not pop down to Richmond this year for a spectacular evening of family fun with a choreographed fireworks display by multi award-winning Phoenix Fireworks. This year the display’s theme is “80’s Music Night” with fireworks set to iconic tracks from those glorious years. There will also be live entertainment prior to the fireworks spectacle as well as funfair rides, mulled wine, hot food, candy floss and popcorn stalls. Perfect for all the family.

When: Sunday 5th November, from 4.30pm. Fireworks start at 7pm sharp.

Where: The Athletic Ground, Twickenham Road, Richmond, TW9 2SF.

Tickets: Adult tickets from £8, Kids £5 and a family ticket is available from £24.

Cardiff Sparks in the Park, Cardiff

Come and be wowed by one of the UKs largest Firework displays, accompanied by Live Presenters from Heart FM, a Fun Fair, and food & drinks concessions! This is perfect for kids as there is a childrens Firework Display (with noise sensitive effects) from 5pm. All  proceeds raised from the Event will be distributed to Charity.

When: Saturday 4th November, from 4.00pm.

Where: Blackweir Fields, Bute Park, Cardiff, CF10 3DU

Tickets: Adult tickets from £9, Kids 3-16 from £4.50 and a Family ticket of two adults and two children from £22.50. Kids under three go free!

Leicester's Bonfire Night, Leicester

Be dazzled by Leicester’s biggest bonfire and firework display at the city’s official celebration! Watch the skies light up at this fantastic family event, with a programme of live entertainment, a fun fair and plenty of food stalls. The lighting of the bonfire and main display is always a spectacular sight – but little ears need not worry! The evening includes a quieter fireworks show, perfect for younger audiences.

When: Saturday 4 November. Gates open 5pm, last admission 7.30pm

Where: Abbey Park, 2 Abbey Park Lodge, Abbey Park Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 5AQ

Tickets: Advance tickets: Adults £5, Concessions £3.50 and Family tickets for £14. On the gate tickets are Adults £7, Concessions £5 (there are no family tickets available on the gate).

Crystal Palace Fireworks, London

There are two excellent shows to look forward to at this year's family friendly spectacle, Crystal Palace Fireworks! The children's show will be set to music but will have less bangs and more colours! Then its on to the main event at 8:30pm with all the bangs and more, and it's all in support of St. Christophers hospice.

When: Sunday 5th November, gates open: 6:00pm. Children's Show: 7:00pm and Main Family Show is at 8:30pm.

Where: Crystal Palace Park, London.

Tickets: Adult tickets are available from £8.50 and child tickets from £4.50.

Solihull Round Table Fireworks

Solihull Round Table has been working hard this year to make some big changes to their annual charity Fireworks night at Tudor Grange Park. This year the fantastic community fundraising event is expected to be better than ever, as following on from suggestions from the public they have added a giant bonfire for the first time ever and hugely increased their fireworks budget. As well the incredible fireworks display, there will also some fantastic rides including, Dodgems, Waltzers and children's rides - something for all the family. Along with your usual burgers and chips, this year you can enjoy Bavarian Sausages, Wood Fired Pizza and more doughnut stands than ever before - you're sure to find something you like.

When: Saturday 4th November. Gates open at 4.30pm, with the display kicking off at 6.30pm.

Where: Tudor Grange Park, Solihull

Tickets: If you arrive before 6pm, standard tickets for attendees of all ages will be £3. After 6pm, it will be £4.00 for all, except babes in arms.

Glasgow Green Free Fireworks Display

Glasgow Green's event is more than just a bonfire and fireworks. There are merchandise stalls, funfair rides, and a number of food stalls to keep everyone entertained. More than 3,000 fireworks will be set off in one of Scotland's biggest bonfire night celebrations, and it's free to attend!

When: Sunday 5th November, from 5.00pm. Fireworks display at 7.30.

Where: Glasgow Green, Glasgow, G40 1AT

Tickets: Free!

Roundhay Park Bonfire Night, Leeds

The best fireworks display in Leeds, and admission is completely free! Put on your wooly hats and coats and join the crowds at picturesque Roundhay Park, for a memorable evening of fireworks your little one is bound to remember! The bonfire will be lit at 7:30 p.m. with the pyrotechnics kicking off shortly afterwards at 8 p.m.

When: Friday 3rd November at 7.30pm!

Where: Roundhay Park, Ring Rd Shadwell, Leeds LS8 2WE

Tickets: Free!

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