Fireworks lighting up the sky at last year's Forest Recreation Ground's display

Remember remember the fifth of November. Here is a list of some of the best displays and important road closures you need to know.

  1. Forest Recreation

Undoubtedly, the first big bonfire event on the list has to be the Forest Recreation Ground display. Each year on Tuesday 5 November, the grounds hold a spectacular fireworks display accompanied by a huge bonfire. There will be two displays, one at 7:15pm and the other at 9pm. There will be fairground rides and food stands as well, catering for all tastes. Admission is free.

2. Nottingham Racecourse

On Sunday 3 November, Nottingham Racecourse is holding a fireworks display from 5-7:30pm. The display is joined with charity, My Sight, who help those living with sight loss. Tickets can be purchased from so grab your tickets before they sell out! Admission: Adult ticket – £8, child ticket – £3, Family ticket (two adults, two children) – £20.

3. The Radcliffe

Another event on the fifth of November is at The Radcliffe, Shelford Road. Beginning at 6pm, there is a range of activities for all, including live music, a barbecue, an outdoor bar and of course, the fireworks display. Advance tickets are £3, £1 for children under five. Tickets can be purchased at the pub.

Last Bonfire Night 2018, Forest Recreation Ground

4. The Railway

Another event worth attending is taking place at The Railway, Lowdham, on November 4. There will be a stunning display of fireworks, with a barbecue, a licensed bar and other hot drinks for all ages. The event starts at 6:30pm. Tickets can be purchased from The Railway Pub, ranging from £4 to £2.

5. Wilford Village

The Robin Hood Festival of Fireworks, Wilford Village, begins at 5pm, with two fireworks displays, one at 7pm (for children), and a main display at 9pm on November 9. There will be many other features including food, a bonfire and live music. Ticket prices vary, with the cheapest ones being purchased early.


With the Forest Recreation Ground holding the largest free fireworks event in the East Midlands, here are a few disruptions you need to know to have a safe and fun evening.

Traffic restrictions will cover Gregory Boulevard, with no right turnings from motorists being allowed in and out of Burton Road, Russel Road, Leslie Road, Premier Road and Foxhall Road.

Delays are also expected.

Please note that there is no on-site parking however Nottingham Express Transit has added extra trams to help people travel safely with the ‘increased demand’.