With Halloween firmly behind us, we look forward to a weekend of colourful pops, whistles and bangs as Bonfire Night edges closer.
Whether you enjoy a full display or just a cheeky sparkler, this weekend is certain to be full of things to do. We’ve compiled a list of the displays in and around Nottingham that are sure to go out with a bang.
Friday November 3
Keyworth Rugby Club sees the biggest display on Friday with fireworks and a bonfire as well as hot food, a bar and hot drinks. Events kick off at 6.30pm, with the bonfire at 6:45pm and fireworks at 7:30pm. Tickets are £4 per person with Under 5’s going free, available on the gate, and free parking.
Location: Willoughby Road, Widmerpool, Nottinghamshire, NG12 5PU.
Friday also sees some smaller displays around Nottingham. The Lanes Primary School, Cator Lane, Chilwell is putting on a display with refreshments, kicking off at 5:45pm. Tickets are £4 for adults (£3 advance) and £2 for children.
Bramcote C of E Primary School, Hanley Avenue, Bramcote, starts at 4:30pm with a display and barbeque, jacket potatoes, mushy peas and candy floss. Tickets are £10 for a family of 4, £3 for adults and £2 for Under 12s. Pre-schoolers go free and ticket prices rise on the gate.
Saturday November 4
Saturday sees two big events in Nottingham, with the My Sights Notts annual charity firework display at Nottingham Castle and the Robin Hood Festival of Fireworks.
Events at the castle start at 7pm, with live music, fire performers and the customary display. Tickets are £10 for adults, £7 for concessions and £4 for children, with a £25 family ticket available. Under 5s go free.
The Robin Hood Festival of Fireworks features two fireworks displays, bonfire, hog roast, real ale marquee, mini funfair, as well as live music from local band Homesick. Gates open at 5pm and the children’s fireworks display takes place at 6:30pm.
Main fireworks are at 8:30pm with the band and marquee on until 9:30pm. Prices start at £8 for adults and £3 for children with various group tickets on offer. Tickets can be purchased online or from local shops and prices are due to rise at Midnight on Friday November 3.
Location: Nottingham Moderns Rugby Ground, Wilford Village, NG11 7AA.
Sunday November 5
Bonfire Night itself sees the biggest event in Nottingham, the Forest Recreation Ground fireworks display, take place.
With fairground rides, food and fireworks as well as a rather large bonfire – the biggest in the East Midlands – the display often attracts crowds in the thousands.
The first of the displays is set to kick off at 7:15pm. The event itself is free but charges will apply to the fairground rides and food.
Nottingham City Council advises using the tram network to get to the event as there will be no parking available. The nearest tram stop is The Forest.
Also on Sunday is the display at Mansfield Town Football Club. Gates are at 5pm and fireworks start at 7pm, with plenty to do in the mean time with a funfair and stalls.
Tickets on the gate will be £6 for adults and £4 for concessions with reductions for pre-purchase tickets.
Hospitality packages are also on offer for adults (£15) and concessions (£10). Mansfield Town are providing a meal of sausage, mash, mushy peas and gravy in the 1861 Suite which includes admittance for the firework display.