WITH Bonfire night 2018 celebrations are here this weekend and it's time to pull on the woollies, get out the sparklers and enjoy the fireworks ahead of November 5.

Here's some of the events happening across the country and how you can get tickets.


Wimbledon Park Bonfire and Fireworks, November 5 

The evening kicks off with a quieter display for children followed by the main event where music and fireworks combine to create a spectacular show.

Funfair rides and food and drink stalls will also be at the display.

Tickets are available here. 

Guy Fawkes Festival and Fireworks at the Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey, November 3-4

A host of family activities are on offer this Guy Fawkes' in Waltham Abbey – including reliving Guy Fawkes' plot with the Musket Firing show.

Hot food is also on offer at the Gunpowder Cafe before the fireworks start at 7pm.

Tickets are available here. 

Victoria Park Fireworks Night, November 4

This year's event will be hosted by the Mayor of Tower Hamlets and will feature a thrilling monstrous theme, inspired by the first science-fiction novel Frankenstein.

This event is free, but there's more information here. 

Wembley Park's Light up the Night, November 4 

The event promises to be a unique fusion of Bonfire Night and Diwali and features a procession of 20 fire torches, Bollywood Brass Band, EEA’s famous go-anywhere mechanical elephant, giant illuminated butterflies and three performance stages. The event is free and more information can be found here.

Southwark Park Firework's Night, November 5 

Named one of the best in the capital, tens of thousands flock to Southwark to see the fireworks every year.

The event is organised by Southwark Council and is free to Southwark residents, but tickets are essential.

More information is available here. 

Fireworks and other celebrations are being hosted in several other locations in London for Guy Fawkes', including:

  • Brockwell Park, November 3
  • Ravenscourt Park, November 3
  • Battersea Park, November 3
  • Blackheath, November 3
  • Crystal Palace, November 5
  • Ealing Cricket Club, November 3
  • Bishop's Park, November 2


Edgbaston Stadium, November 3

With a fairground in the car park and plenty of street food stalls offering every cuisine under the stars, this one is set to sell out quickly.

Tickets are available here.

Botanical Gardens

Returning to Birmingham's luscious gardens this year is another Edgbaston fireworks display on the gardens' Main Lawn.

The fireworks display is set to music and tickets can be bought here.

Solihull Round Table Bonfire & Fireworks

This popular charity fundraising event has been running for more than 40 years and suitable for visitors of all ages.

This year's display will be set to famous movie soundtracks from Jurassic Park to Star Wars.

Tickets can be purchased here.


Lewes, November 5

The event’s website claims it’s the biggest Fifth November event in the world, and the large event is made up of six celebrations held by different Bonfire Societies.

The Grand Procession begins at 8pm, with the fires lit around 9pm and fireworks to follow.

It's known for burning effigies, including politicians and crosses.

The event is ticketed and more information can be found here.


Edenbridge Bonfire Night, November 3

Edenbridge Bonfire Society's event is famed for its 10 metre tall "Guys".

Each year a topical figure is chosen to be thrown on the fire.

In 2017 the celebrity figure was Harvey Weinstein and Donald Trump was burned to a crisp in 2016.

The infamous Celebrity Guy follows the traditional figure of Guy Fawkes himself.

The free parade starts at 6.30pm, with fireworks at 8.30pm.

It costs £6 for adults and £3 per child if bought in advance.

Find out more about the event which is celebrating 90 years here.


Buile Hill Park, November 5

A free event, spectators will be treated to a traditional bonfire night, with the bonfire being lit at 7pm, and fireworks at 7.30pm.

A funfair will also be held until 9.30pm.

More information is available here. 

Fallowfield Bonfire Night at Platt Fields Park, November 5

Run by Manchester City Council, this free event will feature a funfair from 5pm to 9.30pm, with a bonfire at 7.30pm and fireworks afterwards.

More information is available here. 


Tar Barrels, Ottery St Mary, November 5

An old tradition sees flaming barrels of tar carried through the streets of the town.

Each of Terry’s public houses sponsors a barrel – 17 in total – and they’re lit outside each pub and carried through the streets.

During the day there are women’s and boy’s barrels, but by midnight their weight is around 30 kilos.

The event is free but for more information click here.


Sparks in the Park Cardiff Fireworks 2018 at Blackweir Fields, November 3

The ticket-only event officially starts at 4.30pm, with entertainment and a children's bonfire night display planned for 5.45pm.

The main display will start later in the evening around 7pm.

It features live presenters from HeartFM, a full fun fair and food and drink.

More information is available here. 

Fireworks Display at St Helen's Ground, Swansea, November 5

Gates open at 5.30pm for a live performance from X Factor finalist Lloyd Macey, plus an appearance by Owlette from PJ Masks.

More information is available here. 


Stonehaven, Mineralwell Park, November 4

Stonehaven Bonfire & Fireworks Display kicks off from 6pm, with fireworks beginning at 7pm.

The Scottish celebration of Hogmanay sees locals swinging balls of fire over their head as they parade through the streets.

Tickets cost £3, and for more information click here.

Hopetoun Fireworks and Bonfire Night, Edinburgh, November 3

With food stalls, pre-show entertainment and a large bonfire, this event at Hopetoun House opens at 4pm.

The firework display will begin at approximately 6.30pm and the evening concludes at 8pm.

More information is available here. 



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Glasgow Green Fireworks, November 5

This display is free and open to all.

Spectators are welcome on to the Green from 5pm, where they can buy a range of food and drink, and browse merchandise stalls. They can also enjoy a funfair!

More information is available here. 

A full country-wide list of events is here.

If you want to put on your own bonfire night at home there are some great fireworks deals on the high street.

Lidl will be offering 3 packets of fireworks for £20 or £7.99 in their middle aisle from Thursday.

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