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Best Bonfire Nights 2018

02 Nov 2018

It’s that time of year again - Guy Fawkes Night. What better way to celebrate a failed gunpowder plot than with fireworks and a giant bonfire to burn an effigy of the accused traitor?! The evening also comes with some traditional snackage of toffee apples, warming soups, toasted (or in our experience cremated) marshmallows and more. Here are our top picks of Bonfire Night events up and down the country.

 

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Location: Bught Park, Inverness

When: 5 November

Time: 5:30pm

Cost: Free

 

If you’re after a spectacular display that draws crowds in their thousands, Bught Park is an excellent choice. Featuring music, a huge bonfire and fireworks galore, it’s an atmosphere you just have to experience first-hand.

 

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Location: The Hop Farm, Kent

When: 3 November

Time: 5pm

Cost: Around £10

 

Looking for a Bonfire Night that the whole family can enjoy?  The Hop Farm is ideal. Its family park has an adventure play area that you can make the most of during the day, before you wrap up warmly and find a good spot to enjoy the evening’s fireworks.

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Location: The Potting Shed, Hull

When: 5 November

Time: 6pm

Cost: Get in touch to book

 

If a cosy evening spent with good food, mulled cider and a fantastic fireworks display is more your scene, The Potting Shed in Hull has two fireworks performances held across the evening.  Double the fireworks = Double the fun!

 

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Location: Heaton Park, Manchester

When: 5 November

Time: 5pm

Cost: Free

 

Head north of the city centre to Heaton Park to experience the thrill of the funfair combined with a traditional fireworks display. Make sure you set off for the park in plenty of time to get a good spot for the display.

 

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Location: Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool

When: 4 November

Time: 5pm

Cost: Free

 

Organised by Titanium Fireworks, the event on Sunday 4 November will feature music, fireworks set from the water and an evening of wonder – it’s sure to be a spectacular sight!

 

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Location: Kidlington Fireworks, Oxford

When: 5 November

Time: 6pm

Price: £5

 

For an evening of fun, food and fabulous fireworks, head to Kidlington in Oxford. You might even spot a fire juggler while you’re there!

 

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Location: Nevill Recreation Ground, Brighton & Hove

When: 3 November 

Time: 5pm

Cost: £8

 

Set to be one of the most impressive displays in the Brighton and Hove area, the Nevill Fireworks will be set to music, so make sure you get there in plenty of time to experience the whole show.  Plus, Dick and Dom are going to be in da bungalow...errr, we mean...recreation ground!

 

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Location: The Tar Barrels of Ottery St Mary, Devon

When: 5 November

Time: 7pm

Cost: Free

 

Looking for something a little different, then this traditional event involving carrying flaming tar barrels might just take your fancy. Be warned though, it’s a blazing hot event, and not something for those easily frightened by flames, or crowds! Make sure you check out the safety rules before attending.

 

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Location: Caerphilly Castle, Cardiff

When: 3 November

Time: 7pm

Cost: Free, street collection for charity

 

The Caerphilly Castle Bonfire Night and fireworks display promises to be a breathtaking sight for the family to enjoy. There are several spots you can try out to make sure you have the best vantage point. We suggest getting there early so you don’t miss a moment.

 

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Take the bus this year

Bonfire Night is a great opportunity to gather with friends, enjoy some good food and gaze at the skies for a night of wonder and magic. But sometimes, the logistics of heading out to these organised events can take the shine off the day.

Why not take the bus this year? That way, you can leave the car at home, get wrapped up and not have to worry about a designated driver, parking the car in a busy car park full of pedestrians, or how you’ll ferry large groups of friends back and forth.

 

At Stagecoach, we operate up and down the country, take a look at our Plan a Journey page to find a bus route to take you to Bonfire Night this year. 

 

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