Fantastic Firework Fiestas
No Comments | November 01,2018 | by MAKE International
Remember, remember the Fifth of November
The Gunpowder Treason and plot,
I see no reason why Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.
We love a big bonfire bonanza on Guy Fawkes Night. Wrapping-up warm to venture out, the smell of smoke & gunpowder (or whatever it is that they put in fireworks) and then coming home to a favourite mug full of something hot & tasty is guaranteed to gets us in the mood for winter. We’ve been to fireworks displays on the beach; in massive fields with bonfires the size of a house; places with funfairs; modern ones with lasers; and friends’ back gardens with catherine wheels nailed to the fence and a sparkler for everyone….. all of them have their merits but if you want something spectacular this year, we’ve got some events for you right here.
Here’s a list of firework displays from around Britain (other than London). Find the nearest one to you and take a last minute trip with your partner, your family or your closest friends.
Blackpool, Pleasure Beach Fireworks : 3rd of November
Make a day of it at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Visit the Aquarium or take some pictures at Madame Tussauds and end your day with an evening by the seaside, witnessing the fantastic firework display. With plenty of Late Night Rides, you won’t find a dull moment. But remember it’s always a bit chillier by the beach so wrap up nice and warm!
Monmouthshire, Caldicot Castle Firework Display: 4th of November
If you’re a resident of Wales, or somewhere close-by and enjoy the scenery of beguiling British heritage then visit Caldicot Castle on the evening of Sunday the 4th of November to experience a beautiful castle backdrop for a magnificent firework display.
Lewes Bonfire Night Celebrations: 5th of November
Take the opportunity to tell your friends that you will be going to the biggest bonfire night celebration in the world. This is no regular firework show! No, this celebration includes everything from a beautiful firework display to burning crosses symbolising the Martyrs that were burnt at the stake. Watch the parade and witness one of the last remaining ‘proper celebrations’ of Guy Fawkes night.
Skinningrove, Yorkshire Bonfire Night: 5th of November
Visit the stunning North Yorkshire coast to see Skinningrove fireworks; one of the more picturesque locations where you can keep your hands warm around the fire. As well as this, there are hot dogs, burgers, soups and hot beverages that will keep you nice and toasty. There will be music from 6.30pm, the fireworks will begin at 7pm and the bonfire is lit at 7.30pm. Entry is free but donations are very welcome.
Leeds Castle Fireworks Spectacular: 3rd & 4th of November
The first thing you need to know about Leeds Castle is that it’s not in Leeds – it’s near Maidstone, Kent. We don’t know why Leeds castle is actually is Kent, but it probably made it harder for anyone to attack the castle if they were looking for it 200 miles away. If you’re in the Kent area, you can watch as 25,000 fireworks are shot up into the sky creating a dazzling reflection in the lake surrounding the gorgeous Leeds castle. A day of music, magic and magnificent displays including projections onto the castle itself. This years theme is dance so make sure you bring your dancing shoes as the live music will have you up ‘n’ jiving throughout the afternoon.
Inverness Bonfire and Fireworks Display: 5th of November
Enjoy a 20 minute musical firework display right near the River Ness. The event is the largest of its kind in the highlands so if you’re near that part of Scotland or fancy a spontaneous trip to the North then be sure to view the delightful display where you can also expect live music, a funfair, hot food stalls and much more.
Tar Barrels of Ottery St Mary: 5th of November
If you prefer fire over fireworks and have a more daring personality, then take a journey to Ottery St Mary and take part in the dare-devil event. Join in or stand by and watch the people race through the town with barrels of burning tar on their backs. Certainly an event for any adrenaline-junkies. You definitely won’t get cold at this bonfire night celebration.
*Note this is not one for you and the kids!
OR maybe you fancy a night warmth and comfort in your own home instead, relaxing in front of the TV with one of our winter warmer recipes in a meticulously crafted mug from our range of designer ceramics.
- Blackpool image by Craig Spence used under Creative Commons
- Fireworks by Robyn Edge used under Creative Commons
- Lewes Bonfire Nght image by Miles Sabin used under Creative Commons
- Ottery St Mary by Gareth Fudge used under Creative Commons