Light up the sky!

With Bonfire Night just round the corner it's time to get choose your fireworks display!

Snap, crackle and pop – it is firework season! If you’ve remembered, remembered the fifth of November you may already have chosen where to celebrate the big night but if Guy Fawkes has slipped your mind this year, and you’re in need of some suggestions of what to do this Bonfire Night, we have picked five of the best from every corner of our area.

When: November 1 to Saturday, November 3. Tickets from £10
Where: Longleat House, Warminster from Thursday
Website: www.longleat.co.uk 

The marvellous display begins at 6.30pm and Longleat always stages one of the very best. Featuring pyrotechnics not seen anywhere else, and set against a dramatic musical score, this is more than just Catherine wheels and a rocket or two. Get hold of a twilight ticket and turn up from 4pm to ensure a good spot and time for a nibble and a drink. Entry is also included in the all-in-one day ticket and with the annual pass.

When: Saturday, November 3. Tickets from £8,
Where: Boiling Wells, St Werburghs, under-12s go free.

There are no fewer than four hours of fun to be had in St Werburghs and festivities kick off from 4pm. This fireworks night is a little different… there are no fireworks, and there won’t be a bonfire, either. Instead, UV paint and a lot of glowsticks will transform this woodland into a glowing wonderland and there is face-painting, a kid’s rave, live music, BBQ and bar.

When: November 5. Tickets from £3.50
Where: Avon Valley Park, Keynsham on Monday
Website: www.avonvalley.co.uk

Gates will open to visitors at 5.30pm, with the display scheduled to commence at 7.15pm. There is even a designated sparkler area that can be accessed from 6pm – not every display has one of these areas and therefore doesn’t permit the use of sparklers. Once the bonfire gets going, the fireworks will get going in time (hopefully) to music! There is a funfair, play area and food stalls to keep you busy and well-nourished – and for the grown-ups, a fully licensed bar might come in handy.

When: Saturday November 10. Tickets from £5 (under-3s go free)
Where: Canford Park, Westbury-on-Trym
Website: www.fireworksfiesta.co.uk

Gates open at 6pm for this display, and the action will kick-off at 7pm. It is one of the largest firework displays in Bristol and there will be a comprehensive range of food and drinks stalls to complement this impressive pyrotechnic display. There is no car park as people are encouraged to walk to the event or come by local transport. Tickets also available from St. Peter’s Hospice shops on Canford Lane, Westbury Hill, Charlecombe Court and Henleaze Road.

When: Saturday, November 17. Tickets from £7.50
Where: The Grand Pier, Weston-Super-Mare

Go West! A little later in the month than our other picks, but no less worth noting in the diary is Weston-Super-Mare’s glorious fireworks at sea display. The best views are, naturally, from the pier and tickets to this prime position are available to purchase from the Gift Shop on the pier. The display commences at 7pm.

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