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Great Places to take the Children to see Fireworks on Bonfire Night 2011

Autumn Walks with the children


Here are some fun ideas and activities for the children for Bonfire Night this year. Organised events are almost always bigger and more spectacular than you can do at home, and so much safer. There are often other activities too for the children.
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Southern England

Bourton Park - Bonfire and Fireworks - 5th November 2011 6.30-10pm

Buckingham Town Council host their annual bonfire and firework display with a special guest appearance by the Sealed Knot. 6.30-10pm. Free
Old Bourton Road, Buckingham , Buckinghamshire, MK18 7AB
01280 816426



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Southern England

Legoland- Sccoby-Doo Fireworks 'The Curse of the Lake Monster' - 22,23,28,29,30 October and 5 November 2011

Help Scooby-Doo and the Gang in a whole host of weird and wonderful activities as they search for clues, follow the trail and discover the legend of the Lake Monster. Have fun in The Mystery Mansion walk in the haunted house, take part in the Scooby-Doo and the Gang Character Hunt, learn how to make Swamp Slime, then round off the day with a spectacular fireworks display in the evening. With all these spooky goings on, there's fun galore and something for everyone! This is the biggest and most popular event; traditionally the event sells out quickly. To avoid disappointment you can pre-book your ticket to guarantee your entry to the event.
Winkfield Road, Windsor, Berks, RG8 9NR



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Southern England

South Park - Oxford Round Table Fireworks and Bonfire - 5 November 2011

Oxford Round Table are proud to announce their 44th annual Fireworks. Display to take place at South Park, Oxford. Join in the fun, gates open 5pm, Fireworks 6.45pm Tickets available from 1st October
Cowley Road, oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 1NT
07989 438553

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Southern England

Epsom – Epsom Fireworks Display and Funfair - 5 November 2011


This popular fireworks evening is said to have one of the largest fireworks displays in the area. This year promises to be bigger than ever! The funfair has something for everyone and will keep the whole family entertained after the fireworks.
Hook Road Arena, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 8QG. 0844 586 6944
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Southern England

Riverside Leisure Park – Fireworks Festival - 4 November 2011

Its fireworks time and this year’s fireworks will once again keep the whole family enthralled. Put on your warmest clothes and head out to Gordon Promenade where the fireworks will be displayed over the River Thames. Please visit the website for more information. Riverside Leisure Park, Gordon Promenade, Gravesend, Kent, DA1 2BF

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Southern England

Littlehampton – 29 October 2011

Take the family to the seafront in Littlehampton for their ever-popular and traditional Bonfire Celebrations. This annual event features a spectacular torchlight procession through the town, a mammoth bonfire, a seafront firework display and a funfair. Great fun for kids of all ages! Littlehampton seafront and Town, Sussex, BN17 5LF

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Southern England

Crystal Palace Park – Crystal Palace Park Fireworks - 5 November 2011

Have you ever wanted a slightly quieter firework display for the younger children but still want the big bangs? Then head off to Crystal Palace Park where the whole family will enjoy the fireworks, with two displays, one for the littlest ones and a second display later, with very loud bangs! There is also a great funfair for after the show.
Crystal Palace Park, Thicket Road, Penge, Bromley, London, SE20 8DT
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Southern England

Flambards – Firework Spectacular – 26 October 2011

For a great day out in Cornwall, why not come to Flambards in Helston for the Firework Spectacular, the end of season celebration. Tickets are available by phone or online and must be purchased by 3pm on 25 October. Special guests include Titan and Cool Hand Luke - a fire-eater and juggler. A truly fantastic day out is on offer for all the family and the firework display will be at around 7pm.

Flambards, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 0QA. 01326 573 404



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Southern England

River Dart Country Park – Bonfire Extravaganza – 5 November 2011

River Dart Country Park in Ashburton will be open from 9am with Dare Devil activities also available throughout the day. Activities at this Devon-based Park include a bouncy castle, a carved pumpkin competition and a Halloween fancy-dress competition for children under 12. The Guy Fawkes competition winner will be announced at 5pm. The bonfire lighting is at 6pm, followed by the firework display at 7pm. There is a free glow stick given to children under 12 – subject to availability. River Dart Country Park, Ashburton, Devon, TQ13 7NP. 01364 652511



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Southern England

Beaulieu – Twilight Zone Firework Display – 29 October 2011


Be wowed by the explosive and dynamic fireworks display, set to a Twilight Zone theme at Beaulieu in Hampshire. The kids and grandparents will have fun on the Beaulieu Rides & Drives and Old-Time Fairground entertainments including a Big Wheel, Gallopers and Swing Boats. Everyone is invited to get in the spirit of the night... in fancy dress... with prizes going to the best dressed. Hot food and drinks are available both inside and out, as well as roast chestnuts and candyfloss. Normal admission rates apply before 3pm and visitors can stay on to watch the Fireworks at 7.30pm.

Beaulieu, The National Motor Museum, Palace House & Abbey Ruins, Brockenhurst, Beaulieu, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN



01590 612345


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Northern England
Tees Valley
Northern England

Seaton Carew Sea Front - Hartlepool Music & Fireworks Spectacular – 5 November 2011


Plan your family fireworks night for the Guy Fawkes anniversary; the seaside setting hosts one of the most popular firework displays in the area. Children’s funfair rides and stalls from 4pm, entertainment from 5pm and the firework display begins at 6.30pm. The theme for 2011 is Harry Potter. The free event will have a Park and Ride shuttle service available and more details are available by contacting Hartlepool’s Tourist Information Centre, in Church Square, on 01429 869706.

Seaton Carew Seafront, Hartlepool, Tees Valley, TS25 1BU


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West Yorkshire
Northern England

Roundhay Park – Bonfire & Fireworks - 5 November 2011

Plan your family fireworks night and join one of the largest community Bonfire Night events in the area to see a spectacular display across the night sky. The free family event in Leeds starts with the lighting of the bonfire at 7.30pm and the fabulous firework display begins at 8pm. This is a very popular event so you will need to plan out your travel to and from the event, see website parking details.Roundhay Park, Soldier’s Field, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8 2ER. 0113 266 1850
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Northern England

Bitts Park – Fire Show – 5 November 2011

When looking for free family Bonfire Night events in Cumbria, look no further than the annual Carlisle Fire Show which is in the top ten bonfire and firework displays in the country and attracts around 35,000 people. The bonfire is themed and built to a specific construction which has a pyrotechnic and firework display set onto moving parts. The firework display that follows is spectacular and the whole show is set to music. A fairground, food stalls are also on site to add to the atmosphere. Show starts at 6.30pm and the bonfire is lit at 7pm. See website for details and parking arrangements.

Bitts Park, Dacre Road, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8UL. 01228 625545

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  Central England
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Blists Hill Victorian Town – Fireworks Night – 5 November 2011

Plan a great family night out with the children to commemorate Guy Fawkes Night at Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire. Experience the Victorian atmosphere of the industrial revolution as the attraction will open its doors on the evening of Saturday 5th November for a spectacular Family Fireworks Extravaganza. Visitors will be able to enter Blists Hill at 6pm for the fireworks event and experience the streets illuminated by gaslight, as they would have been in Victorian times. The town’s shops, cottages and workshops will be open for visitors to enter and talk to the ‘resident’ Victorians, dressed in the costume of the day, who will answer questions about life in the late 1800s. Pre-booked tickets only. Blists Hill Victorian Town, Ironbridge, Shropshire, TF7 5DU. 01952 433424


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Central  England

Trentham Gardens – Fireworks – 4 November 2011

Make a date for an exciting family Guy Fawkes Night at Trentham Gardens in Staffordshire. Meet by ‘Perseus’ to watch the fireworks explode to music, above the lake! The bonfire will be lit behind the Tearoom at 6.30pm and the firework display will commence at 7.30pm. Be enthralled by the fantastic fire performers who will be entertaining the crowds. See website for advance tickets or purchase on the night. Organised by the Rotary Clubs of North Staffordshire.Trentham Gardens, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 8AX. 01782 646644


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Central England

Chatsworth – Bonfire Night – 5 November 2011

For the ideal place for a family night out with the children choose the annual breathtaking bonfire and fireworks display at Chatsworth in Derbyshire. Providing the security of a professionally organised event to commemorate Guy Fawkes Night, the huge bonfire and fantastic live entertainment will not disappoint. Gates open at 6.30pm, the bonfire will be lit at 7.15pm, and the fireworks display begins at 8pm. There will be super entertainment throughout the night by circus entertainers and the popular Panfire steel band until 9pm. Pre-booked tickets only, book online.

Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1PP. 01246 565300

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Central England

Downend Firework Show – 4 November 2011

Join Pudsey Bear at Downend Firework Show in Bristol this November. A great place to celebrate bonfire night and all money raised goes to local worthy causes.

Downend Firework Show, King George V Playing Fields, Sutherland Avenue, Downend, Bristol

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Central England

Roves Farm – Bonfire and Firework Party with No Big Bangs – 29 October 2011

A good choice for families with young children, this fireworks party at Roves Farm near Swindon includes animal racing, lighting the bonfire, a fireworks display and family barn dance until 9pm.

Roves Farm Visitor Centre, Sevenhampton, Highworth, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 7QG. 01793 763939

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Sparks in the Park – 5 November 2011

Take the family to Sparks in the Park to celebrate bonfire night this year. Everyone will have a great time at this major annual fireworks event in Cardiff with a fantastic display of pyrotechnics, large bonfire, funfair rides, live entertainment and food stalls. Sparks in the Park, Cooper’s Field, Cardiff
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Llandudno Firework Display – 5 November 2011

Don’t miss the stunning annual firework display over the bay of Llandudno on bonfire night. The pier is closed during the event but the display can be enjoyed for free from points along the Promenade and surrounding areas.Llandudno Firework Display, The Promenade, Llandudno, Conwy
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