Remember, Remember the 5th of November. It’s almost that time of the year people! Bonfire Night is soon to be upon us. With the bright lights sparkling in the winter sky, the celebration of Guy Fawkes’ failed gunpowder plot is one of the great British annual traditions, which brings families and friends together to commemorate the event with a wonderful spectacle of fireworks, bonfires and piping hot, yet delicious, jacket potato’s! If you happen to find yourself at a loose end, not sure where or how to celebrate Fireworks evening this year, then fear no more! We here at KidsKnowBest have pulled together a selection of some of the biggest Firework displays throughout the nation, to ensure that nobody misses out!
London (Alexandra Palace)
Located at the ‘Ally Pally’ in North London, this firework display is held upon beautiful scenery, over-looking a backdrop of the entire capital city, to truly light up the skies of London. With an ice-skating rink, a street-food festival and (for the parents!) a German beer garden, accompanied with live-entertainment, how about getting down here early doors and enjoying what’s on offer before the celebrations begin?
The Fireworks will begin at 9pm on Friday 3rd November and 8pm on the 4th, with the aforementioned entertainment prior to the display opening at 5pm on Friday and 4pm on Saturday, with admission £11 per person. This is an excellent evening out for the whole family to enjoy an astonishing display of fireworks, overlooking a beautiful view of London.
Cardiff (Coopers Field, Bute Park)
The annual ‘Sparks in The Park’ event, the largest firework display in the whole of Wales, returns to Bute Park on Saturday November 4th. Following last year’s sell-out event, this year’s display will again be a ticket only display, with all proceeds being donated to charity! The display has continued to grow over the past 30 years and this year looks set to be the best (and biggest!) display to date. If you are in the Cardiff area, we highly recommend paying a visit with the family!
Entry is £10 for an adult, £5 for children and £25 for a family of four. The bonfire will begin at 6:15pm, with the fireworks display following shortly after at 7pm. Tickets are selling fast so act quickly to avoid disappointment!
Edinburgh (Meadowbank Stadium)
An annual event in the Scottish capital for over 30 years, this will be the last time the display is held at the Meadowbank Stadium for a while whilst in undergoes redevelopment and is set to be the biggest one the stadium has ever held to date! The occasion will be following a sci-fi theme, so we recommend digging your best ‘Princess Leia’ or ‘Doctor Who’ outfits out of the wardrobe!
The event will be held on Sunday 5th November, with pre-display entertainment commencing at 6:30, with the Fireworks following at 7:30pm, entry is £7 per person. Be there or be square!
Held at the amusement park in Windsor, this Guy Fawkes’ Night extravaganza will be like no other! Celebrating the release of the new Lego: Ninjago movie, this epic display will light up the skies hovering above the bricked-kingdom in astonishing fashion! The show brings to life some of the most beloved Lego characters, including our secret ninja heroes Lloyd & co, to give the family an experience they are not likely to forget in a hurry!
Held on the 21st, 22nd, 27th and 28th of October, this pyrotechnics display is part of LegoLand’s Halloween special event, ‘Brick or Treat’, with tickets starting at £45, which will give you full access to the park on your chosen day, including rides and attractions. This Fright Night special is truly a treat, not a trick!
Southend-On-Sea (Southend Beach)
Take a trip down to the seaside in the heart of Essex, where you can be treated to a beautiful firework display on the famous beachfront. Why not make a day of it and take a visit to the nearby amusement park, Adventure Island, where you the whole family can enjoy some thrills, or treat yourself to some traditional seaside-food, with an array of delicious fish & chips and hot donuts available. This popular event is great fun for the whole family, with the sound of the waves crashing behind the bang of the fireworks creating an experience you can’t get in the inner city!
The display is open on the 21st & 28th of October and the 4th, 11th & 18th of November and will be preceded by live music performances at the communal space, ‘Twenty One’. So wrap up warm, get your sparklers out the shed and get down to Southend Beach for this excellent event!