5 of the best fireworks displays for Bonfire Night

Remember, remember the 5th of November; once famous for the failed Gunpowder Plot of Guy Fawkes and his associates, but now a more modern association would be with sparklers, fireworks and hotdogs.

With most English towns and cities hosting their own Bonfire Night celebrations, we have selected five of the best annual fireworks displays across the country.


Lewes Bonfire Celebrations


Probably the most famous of all bonfire night events in England, the Lewes Bonfire Night has an electric atmosphere (perhaps even borderline pagan), notable for its burning of religious and cultural effigies.

Previous years’ bonfires have included effigies of Luftwaffe bombers and Viking long boats, as well as a number of politicians and popes. There is also the striking image of the 17 burning crosses to represent the burning of martyrs of Lewes back in the 16th Century.

Lewes regularly attracts thousands of visitors and can get extremely busy, but should provide plenty of entertainment for the whole family.

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Leeds Castle Fireworks Spectacular

Leeds Castle

Every November, Leeds Castle comes alive for two days with lights, sounds and colour. This year's display will be themed around dancing, combining fireworks and projected moving images to create an audio-visual treat unlike anything else.

Leeds Castle Fireworks Spectacular 2018 will be hosted on 3-4 November, and tickets are available now.


Kenilworth Castle Fireworks Gala

Kenilworth Castle

Kenilworth Castle has a past dotted with royal connections, strategic fortifications and religious links. It's now a top attraction for history buffs, but every November, it also hosts one of the biggest Bonfire Night celebrations in the Midlands.

Run by the Kenilworth Round Table, the Kenilworth Castle Bonfire & Fireworks Gala is a key item on the town's calendar, and sees visitors surround the castle for an amazing aerial display of colour. Plus, all the money raised goes to local good causes - added bonus! This year's event takes place on 3 November, and tickets cost £10 per adult and £5 per child/senior.


Blackpool Pleasure Beach Fireworks


Legoland isn't the only theme park that comes alive at night during fireworks season; Blackpool Pleasure Beach has its own celebration!

Opening late on several days in the summer and autumn (11 and 25 Aug, 22 Sept, 27 Oct and 3 Nov), visitors can enjoy extended ride times with a world class fireworks display to end the night. If you're a rollercoaster fan and looking for an extra bit of excitement, this is definitely an event that is worth checking out.


Legoland Fireworks Spectacular


For the ultimate family fireworks treat, head to Legoland in October for a show you'll never forget!

Hosted on four different days (20-21 and 26-27 Oct), the Legoland Fireworks Spectacular brings the theme park to life after hours. Book a stay in the Legoland Resort, and you can turn a night of celebrations into a full weekend break!

26 Sep 2018(last updated)
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