It’s Bonfire night this Thursday and to celebrate Guy Fawkes and his merry men attempting to blow up the King and everyone around him in the House of Lords, us Brits love nothing more than a big old fireworks show!

Bonfire Night in Your City

If you live in the sticks or in the suburbs, chances are your village hall will be putting on the mother of all displays. But if you’re a boring city Joe, where’s the best place to see a Catherine Wheel? Read on for our guide to the best place to see a fireworks display in your city this Bonfire Night!

Fireworks in London

Alexandra Palace Firework Festival
Saturday 7th November. Kids £6.50, Adults £9.

With up to 50,000 Londoners expected to attend, the annual Firework Festival at Alexandra Palace combines a German Bier Festival with stunning panoramic views across London and a spectacular firework display unlike any other. The event sees a funfair, parades, bonfires, laser shows, ice skating and all the street food you can eat hit North London. Be warned though, it gets crazily busy and Ally Pally isn’t exactly the easiest of places to get to all things considered. However, the views alone make it well worth the trip.

Location: Alexandra Palace Way. N22 7AY.

Fireworks in Birmingham

Edgbaston Fireworks 2015
Thursday 5th November. Kids £3, Adults £8.

Edgbaston cricket ground will be the place to be if you’re around the Birmingham area. On Bonfire night, Edgbaston Stadium will play host to a fireworks extravaganza with an onsite funfair, face painters and all the fireworks you could wish for. Perfect for a night out with the family.

Location: Edgbaston Stadium. B5 7QU.


Fireworks in Manchester

Fireworks in Heaton Park
Thursday 5th November. Free.

Heaton Park is the place to be around Manchester with a fireworks display, bonfire and funfair. The park opens at 5pm with the bonfire lighting beginning at 7.30pm closely followed by the display. This is most definitely a family event so alcohol is prohibited. Heaton Park can get pretty heaving so probably aim to turn up as close to open as possible!

Location: Heaton Park, Manchester.

Fireworks in Leeds

Roundhay Park
Thursday 5th November. Free.

Once again, around 70,000 people are expected to head to Roundhay Park to see Leeds’s biggest bonfire and gigantic fireworks display. Admission is completely free with the Bonfire lighting beginning at 7.30pm closely followed by the Firework Display at 8pm.

Location: Princes Avenue, Leeds.


Fireworks in Norwich

Big Boom! Norwich Castle Fireworks
Friday 6th November. Free.

Since the display at Eaton Park is no more, Big Boom! at the castle is Norwich’s best bet for a display this year. The display begins at 7.30pm and you’ll be able to see the show from pretty much anywhere in the city as all major roads will be closed for the event. Seating for those with disabilities will be available at the Gaol Hill end of St Peters Street.

Location: Norwich Castle, Castle Hill. NR1 3JU.

Fireworks in Bristol

Family Friendly Fireworks Night
5th, 6th, 7th November. Kids, £5, Adults, £8.

If you’ve got kids, Bonfire Night in Bristol is sorted with the Family Friendly Fireworks Night at Bristol Zoo. As well as music and games that get the whole family involved, the zoo is putting on some special low-noise fireworks to make sure your little ones can enjoy the festivities to the full.

Location: Bristol Zoo. BS8 3HA.

Fireworks in Newcastle

Fireworks at the Fort
Thursday 5th November. Free.

Just a short bus/car/metro journey from Newcastle centre, the Fireworks at the Fort event at the Segedenum Roman fort in Wallsend is the perfect way to spend Bonfire Night whether you’re with the family or just your partner. With a brilliant view over the River Tyne, entry to the museum and cafe is free from 4pm with the display itself starting at 6.30pm.

Location: Segedenum Roman fort, a 5 minute walk from Wallsend Metro Station.




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