It’s almost that time of year again, to wrap up in your warmest coat, grab your cosy wooly hat, gloves, and scarf and head out to see some fireworks in memory of auld Guy Fawkes. To help we’ve rounded up some of the biggest and best fireworks displays that are happening around the country.
Whether you celebrate Bonfire Night for the incredible light displays, the mulled wine and marshmallows, or for the historical Guy Fawkes factor, watching a spectacular fireworks display is an absolute must this autumn.
Often, at-home fireworks can leave a lot to be desired and put a serious dent in your finances, so we suggest celebrating in style by going out and enjoying the 5th November festivities.
Leave the pyrotechnics to the professionals and sit back (probably stand), relax and enjoy the show.
Here we've rounded up the best places to watch the sky fill with colour all over the UK - and some of them even have their own themes, with sci-fi proving a huge fancy dress trend this year.
Edinburgh – Meadowbank Stadium – Sunday November 5th
Starting in the north the Edinburgh display is one of the most famous in the UK having been a fixture for the last 30 years. Held at the Meadowbank Stadium it caters for the whole family, with this year’s theme being sci-fi, so hunt out your most lavish Star Wars, Super Hero, or Doctor Who outfit and make an evening of it.
Cardiff – Blackweir Fields – Saturday November 4th
Heading over to Wales 'Sparks in the Park', as it is most famously known, is the biggest Bonfire Night event not just in Cardiff but in whole of country. Running for 30 years, following last year's sell-out success, this year's show will once again be a ticketed only event with all proceeds will be donated to charity, which is more than enough reason to check it out.
London – Alexander Palace – Friday November 3rd & Saturday 4th November
There are a lot of displays in London as you image, but we reckon that the one at Ally Pally is a stand out event. Actually spread over 2 days getting there early is recommended, as there’s much more to do than just observe the fireworks, with an ice rink, German beer garden, and a street food village.
London – Brockwell Park – Saturday 4th November
Seeing as though this is London we thought we’d include a second event, so we went for the spectacular firework display at Lambeth. The show will have A Night at the Movies theme, where the epic 20 minute display feature quotes and soundtracks from a host of cult classic blockbuster movies. There's also live entertainment and over 20 mouth-watering street food traders.
Manchester – Heaton Park & Hall – Sunday 5th November
Heaton Park will be home to one of the biggest Bonfire Night displays in the region. In addition to a dazzling fireworks display and giant bonfire, there will be a funfair and a host of tasty treats on offer. And the best part about this display is that it is free, although due to this is does fill up fast, so don’t be slow.
Liverpool – River Mersey – Sunday 5th November
New to Liverpool the ‘River Of Light’ event will be lighting up skies above both sides of the river Mersey, and will be wowing tens of thousands of people in a specially commissioned musical display. Fireworks will spark from both the water's edge and from huge barges floating along the river, with the accompanying soundtrack blasted out from key areas and venues along the waterfront. And this is another display that is free entry, so there's no need to buy tickets.
Leeds – Roundhay Park – Friday 3rd November
You’ll be spoilt for choice in Leeds as they put on a whopping 6 free events across the city, but it’s not Bonfire Night if Roundhay Park isn’t lit up by one of the spectacular firework displays. As well as the display itself they’ve also got a small children’s funfair and a load of food and drink vendors.
Newcastle – Ocean Pleasure Beach – Sunday 5th November
The famed end-of-season Firework celebrations on the South Shields coastline is a key display on Tyneside. Situated right on the coast line, this yearly fireworks display is always a hit for the whole family. There will be two displays – a ten minute sparkling display at 6.30pm with the main display following at 8pm. The two displays are situated just behind the Pleasure Park, in the nearby skate park, so for the perfect view of the two shows, take up a spot just behind the arcades or anywhere along the promenade. There are plenty of places locally to get food should you feel peckish, and the pleasure beach itself will be open all afternoon until 10pm.
Sheffield – Don Valley Grass Bowl – Friday 3rd November
Held every year at the Don Valley Bow, the After Dark Fireworks Spectacular plays host to a capacity crowd of an event that is not just the biggest and best in Sheffield, but maybe all of Yorkshire. A giant bonfire awaits, as well as a funfair, food stalls, and of course the legendary firework display that is set to music.
Glasgow – Glasgow Green – Sunday 5th November
Heading back over the border to finish the roundup the biggest and best display in the City of Glasgow is undoubtedly at Glasgow Green. Enjoy food and drink stalls, and all the fun of the fair before the big explosive finale. And yet again this one is free!
And if you’re looking to wrap up for the occasion then be sure to check out our selection of men’s, women’s and children's Coats, Hats, Scarves, & Gloves.
Stay safe and we hope your night goes with a bang.