It’s less than a month now until 5th November, or Bonfire Night and now I’m back in Winchester I’m really looking forward to their celebration. I don’t ever go to any bonfires or firework displays back at home as there aren’t many in the area and they always get really overcrowded, but Winchester’s Bonfire Night is always fun and is not to be missed if you’re in the area.
National bus operator Stagecoach has created this guide to some of the best Bonfire Night displays in the UK. With affordable bus fares, you can enjoy all of the fun of the 5th of November without breaking the bank! Stagecoach is our local operator, so I’ll definitely be using them to get back to my flat after a night of enjoying the fireworks!
Southwark Park, London
If you’re in England’s capital city then you can guarantee that there will be some great firework displays around. Even if you need to wear extra layers, it will definitely be worth the trip. Southwark’s Fireworks Night is celebrating 14 years of displays and will aim to make 2017 bigger and better than ever before. Not only are there fireworks to keep you entertained, but there’s also going to be a children’s funfair too. Buying tickets in advance is recommended but if you do end up missing out, you might be able to see the display from Tower Bridge and the bright lights will reflect heavenly on the Thames – this will make for some great photographs as well, if you’re into photography.
George V Park, Edinburgh
If you’re further up north and in Scotland’s capital city, then Edinburgh can make the perfect destination to celebrate Bonfire Night – whether you attend an actual display or head to Arthur’s Seat or Calton Hill to witness views from above the city, there are plenty of options to choose from! The George V Park display is one of the most charitable local events around – with all profits going towards good causes so heading to this event, you’ll feel a real sense of community. £4,000 is being spent alone on fireworks, so make sure to grab your tickets in time and get ready to wrap up warm and enjoy the festivities.
Saltwell Park, Gateshead
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 celebrate together. 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.
Woodhouse Moor, Leeds
I have a lot of friends in Leeds and I know that they are likely to be attending this one. Located close to the city centre, you’ve got no excuse not to attend this incredible firework display — it’s best to make sure that you arrive a little early to avoid missing out on any of the action. The display is known to have some of the best fireworks in Leeds and it’s completely free!
Another one up north – if you’re in the North East of England and are wanting to experience something a little different than your local park, why not head to the seafront? At the Seaham Firework Display, you will be able to see the reflections of the bursting fireworks across the sea and against the black sky – again, another brilliant opportunity for any photographers. Don’t worry about costs, because this event is free! To find out more information, click here.