The Best Bonfire Night Displays In The UK – 2016
It seems an awful long time since Guy Fawkes and his followers attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament, but British people still celebrate his life (and/or the downfall of his plan) by setting of fireworks in his memory.
For safety reasons though, it’s best to take the family – especially the kids – to an organised display.
To help, we’ve scoured the country for you and unearthed some of the biggest and best events which are guaranteed to go off with a bang in 2016.
Sparks will be flying on and off track when the final rounds of the British Truck Racing Championship take place at Brands Hatch. This will then be followed by a magnificent fireworks display on sunday November 6th.
This one’s great for the kids, as there will be fairground rides and plenty of fast food on offer. For more information, visit brandshatch.co.uk
Edenbridge takes inspiration from the latest headlines by making a celebrity ‘Guy’ to burn. Guy’s in the past have included Mario Balotelli, Sepp Blatter, Gordon Brown and Lance Armstrong.
This is then followed by the main fireworks display on Lingfield Road recreation ground. For more information, visit edenbridgebonfire.co.uk
Thousands of people gather at Great Lines Heritage Park to view what is the area’s biggest and best bonfire display.
The whole family is welcome and there will be food available from various stalls on the night. For more information, visit enjoymedway.org
This bonfire will feature fire breathers, face painting, fairground rides, food, a licenced bar and the local radio station.
The display itself is one of the best we’ve ever seen – and it always has a musical theme to sing along to. For details go to kentlife.org.uk
The display at Leeds Castle is usually themed around the greatest names in music, with Queen, David Bowie and Michael Jackson all set to feature.
Names will also be projected on to the walls of the castle, with local residents names also set to feature. There will also be live music, food stalls and various attractions for the kids.
See Leeds-castle.com for more information.
Thousands of ecstatic locals turn out every year to the amphitheatre of Dunorlan Park, and this year will be no different.
The event will be held on Saturday November 5, when there will be food, drinks and rides as well as the display. (organised by the local Round Table).
More details can be found at rtwrt.org
Stockton on Tees
The bonfire display on Stockton Riverside has been going for more than 20 years now, and it’s just as spectacular as it was in its very first year.
There will also be appearances from local celebrities as well as food stalls and fair ground rides. For more information, visit events.stockton.gov.uk