Best Places to Watch the Fireworks This Bonfire Night

Thursday 31 October 2019 by Jodie Alker Remember, remember the fifth of November. The day we celebrate Guy Fawkes and his plot to kill King James, have spectacular firework displays and watch grand bonfires rage. Bonfire night is a magical way to spend your evening with loved ones. What’s cosier than wrapping up in your biggest coat with your fluffiest woolly hat and huddling around friends and strangers all excited to see the night sky light up? There are loads of amazing displays and events going on around the UK at this time of year however, we have narrowed down a list of the top ten places we recommend visiting this bonfire night.



Victoria Park Bonfire Night, Bristol

5th November 2019.

Wrap up and enjoy the array of the cockle-warming food and drink stalls at Victoria Park’s Bonfire night in Bristol this year. This event is a great place to take the family for an evening of wonder. Gaze upon the incredible firework display and the huge bonfire while being entertained by a marvellous ‘judge the Guy’ Guy Fawkes effigy competition. You decide who you think the best impersonator is.



Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival, London

1st & 2nd November 2019.


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Back with a bang, the Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival will be around to rock you with some amazing live music. You’ll also get the opportunity to try the real taste of Bavaria at their humungous German bier festival or snuggle together at The Luna Cinema to watch some truly classic films in the impressive Victorian theatre. Not forgetting the showstopper - witness their legendary fireworks display that elegantly lights up the London skyline. A must-see if you are in the big smoke this weekend.



Bonfire in the Forest, Nottingham

5th November 2019.

Celebrate a night of Guy Fawkes with friends at Nottingham’s incredible Bonfire in the Forest. You’ll be surrounded by hair-raising carnival rides, heavenly food stalls and the giant roaring bonfire in the centre of it all. Why not bring your own sparklers and have a sizzling evening of fun and cheer.



Light up Lansdown at Bath Racecourse, Bath

1st November 2019.

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Delight in some autumnal fun at Bath Racecourse where they will be hosting an evening of celebration. Keep warm with all the winter treats on offer from warming mulled wine and hot chocolate to jacket potatoes and toffee apples whilst watching the fierce but beautiful bonfire. Sit back and watch the sky light up from the fabulous fireworks.



Glasgow Green Fireworks, Glasgow

5th November 2019.

Visiting Glasgow in Winter is always a magical experience, however on this one night of the year we recommend heading to Glasgow Green firework display. With the impressive People’s Palace and Winter Gardens as the backdrop, you can relish in a truly multicoloured extravaganza. Keep the chills at bay with a range of delicious winter-themed food and drinks and browse the wonderful array of stalls offering handmade gifts.



Barnt Green Bonfire & Fireworks, Birmingham

9th November 2019.

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Treat your family to an entertainment onslaught at the Barnt Green Bonfire and fireworks night in Birmingham. Watch the thrilling firework displays – yes, displays, they’re having two! And a gigantic bonfire to feast your eyes upon. Dig into an array of appetizing food choices, some mulled wine or a hot chocolate. Then treat yourself to a turn on the huge inflatables and other games that will be on offer.



Moulin de Lecq Bonfire Night, Jersey

2nd November 2019.

Spending a chilly weekend by the seaside in Jersey? Check-in to the majestic Moulin De Lecq Bonfire Night in Jersey and celebrate with the cheery locals. Witness the black sky be taken over by colourful lights in a beautiful display over the water. Spend the evening embracing the live music, try some scrumptious local cuisine and bundle into the array of delightful bars.


Sparks in the Park, Cardiff

2nd November 2019.

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For an unbelievable night head to Wales’ largest Firework Display at Blackweir Fields in Cardiff. It will be filled with an impressive carnival atmosphere with fabulous funfair rides and too many choices of sweet treats. Sparks in the Park have catered to families as well and have gone the extra mile to have two displays – one for kids that is noise sensitive and one later for adults.



Fireworks Night and Fun Fair, Derby

3rd November 2019.

See Derby’s most dazzling firework display at Derbyshire County Cricket Club - it’s the place to be. Keep yourself warm by dancing to the delightful music and feel childish on the gripping funfair rides that will warm up any adrenaline junky. Be amazed by the spectacular pyrotechnic display and enjoy a magical evening.



Heaton Park Firework Display, Manchester

5th November 2019.

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The ever-popular Heaton Park houses one of Manchester’s biggest firework displays. The main event is the enormous bonfire, but on top of that there are thrilling funfair rides, delightful delicacies drink stalls to entertain you and to keep you warm. An event that will get you raring to get your winter coats on and your flask of hot chocolate ready for a truly wonderful night.



Spending an evening out in the chilly dark isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. But when you’re joined by friends and family with sparkling lights everywhere, the dark night changes into something magical. Book yourself into your own serviced apartment so that you can come back to a warm haven once the fireworks are over. With apartments in great locations, you’ll make the most of your visit and enjoy this wonderful time of year.

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