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23 Oct 2017
To help you have an amazing bonfire night we’ve created the ultimate list of Bonfire Night hotspots in the UK, as well as events occurring over the weekend...
Firework displays in Central London are worth the trip into the city – even if you need to wear extra layers. Southwark’s Fireworks Night is celebrating 14 years of displays and aims to make 2017 bigger and better than ever before. Not will there be a great firework display, but there’s a children’s funfair too. Buying tickets in advance is recommended, but if you do miss out, you might be able to see the display from Tower Bridge and the bright lights will reflect beautifully on the Thames.
If you’re looking for a fun night of fireworks, fire and live music, look no further than Saltwell Park in Gateshead. Saltwell Park has teamed up with regional radio station Metro Radio and intu Metrocentre to bring a spectacular display that families and friends can enjoy. The Saltwell Park display includes a children’s fairground and will even have a celebrity appearance by the MetroGnomes. To attend, you need tickets, so book them in advance to secure your place.
If you’re around Lancaster over this weekend, this is an event that you simply can’t miss. Sponsored by the University of Cumbria, you can attend for free, although you will need to order your wristband for both Friday and Saturday. There are loads of activities and events taking pace – from , fantastic dance performances, to mini illuminations, jellyfish lights and more! With the dark nights upon us, you’ll be able to enjoy the bright lights with a hot chocolate and marshmallows!
Somerset will become the brightest county on Saturday the 4th of November thanks to 100 floats with around 22,000 lightbulbs. With around 150,000 people in attendance, you’ll feel at the heart of the community while watching the floats make their way through the crowds. As well as lights, there will be plenty of music along with some fascinating dances to make this event even more worthwhile. Find out more on the official website.
Bring back the magic by heading to Newcastle City Library to visit the Harry Potter ExhibitionFind out about the history of magic and don’t forget your wand! You’ll be able to see images of rare books, original manuscripts and magical objects all from the British Library. This exhibition is open until February, so make sure to get yourself there.