1/10 York maze fireworks spectacular, North Yorkshire
Along with the classic fireworks display (set to a soundtrack of hit songs) and huge bonfire, York Maze’s Guy Fawkes event features a pyrojuggler (!), play area, live music, and food stalls – as well as a bar for the parents to sneak off to.
When? 5 November. 4:30-10:30pm
Where? York Maze, Elvington Lane, York, YO19 5LT.
Price: Adults £13.50, children £10.50. Under 3s are free
2/10 Weymouth Beach, Dorset
Spend the 5th of November watching fireworks explode over the sea at the family-friendly celebration on Weymouth Esplanade. The evening promises to be a thrill with the Guy Fawkes competition for children, a fun fair with activities and games for the kids, and a bonfire on the beach. The fairground on the pavilion opens at 2:00pm and the fireworks start at 8:00pm.
When? 5 November
Where? Weymouth Beach
3/10 Nevill sports ground, Hove, East Sussex
Produced by Brighton Fireworks, this year’s display in Hove is choreographed to music, and runs for 30 minutes. Kids (and adults!) can purchase glow sticks and flashing toys, and food stalls will be open to satisfy those Bonfire Night munchies. Catch the fun on 8 November.
When? 8 November. Gates open at 5pm, firework display starts at 6:30-7pm.
Where? Nevill Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 7QD
Price: £6 adults, £4 children aged 3-15 years.
4/10 Shoreham beach family bonfire. West Sussex
The 2014 Shoreham Beach Family Bonfire and Fireworks, promises a packed agenda of activities for everyone. Kicking the night off is a balloon procession, to the beats of the Beach Bateria Samba Band. A kids zone, massive beach bonfire, musical performances (including the Shoreham Allstars, a collective of local young bands aged 12-17), and catering will keep the party going until (and after) the fireworks display.
When? 8 November
Where? Shoreham Beach
Price: No charge, but donations are being collected, both for the bonfire and for Chestnut Tree House, a local children’s hospice.
5/10 Heaton Park, Manchester
Heaton Park will boast one of the biggest Guy Fawkes celebrations in the area on 5 November, when it puts on a spectacular fireworks display and bonfire, along with fire jugglers and treats for purchase.
When? 5 November
Where? The Farm Centre, Manchester, M25 2SW
Price: Entry is free, parking £5
6/10 The gunpowder mills, Essex
The gunpowder mills in Essex promises to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night with a bang with their Guy Fawkes Festival & Fireworks. It includes a historical re-enactment, children’s crafts, theatre, and fairground. Don’t miss the thrilling fireworks display as the grand finale, last showing is at 7pm.
When? 8-9 November
Where? Beaulieu Dr, Waltham Abbey EN9 1JX
Price: Adults £9.50, children £7.50
7/10 Bonfire night buffet, Tullie House, Carlisle, Cumbria
For something a little different, check out Tullie House’s Bonfire Night Buffet, served in the Lookout viewing platform on 1 November. Get a unique view of the aerial fireworks which enjoying a plentiful buffet dinner. Advance booking required.
When? 1 November, 5-7:30pm
Where? Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Castle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8TP
Price: Adults £15, children 5 to 12 £8
8/10 Alexandra Palace fireworks festival, London
If you’re looking to keep the kids occupied for the whole day on 1 November, look into Alexandra Palace’s day of fun, featuring ice skating sessions, face painting, children’s entertainers, and for the adults, the UK’s largest German Bier Festival.
When? 1 November, all day
Where? Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY
Price: Adults £8 (early bird £7), children £5.50 (early bird £5)
9/10 Lancaster fireworks spectacular, Lancashire
This year’s display in Lancaster is part of Light Up Lancaster, a “festival of illuminations, art, music and fireworks.” In preparation for the fireworks, held on 8 November, there will be crafts, lantern-making, and guided walks to help keep the young ones busy.
When? 7-8 November
Where? Find out about the various firework events
(image supplied by VisitLancashire.com)
10/10 Glasgow green fireworks, Glasgow
On 5 November, take in one of the nation’s largest fireworks displays in the oldest park in Glasgow, Glasgow Green. Food and drinks will be available for purchase, and a funfair will open at 4:30, which should keep kids occupied until the main event at 7:30.
When? 5 November, from 4:30pm
Where? Greendyke St, Saltmarket, Glasgow G1 5DB