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Bonfire Night in Yorkshire: The Best Fireworks Displays to Go See

· Joseph Sheerin · Culture

Find out where you need to go for the best fireworks displays on Bonfire Night in Yorkshire this year.

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Bonfire Night is just around the corner and there are loads of incredible fireworks displays taking place all over Yorkshire – which will you go to this year?

From massive events in football stadiums to small but mighty displays in villages, Yorkshire is going all out for Bonfire Night this year. In fact, there are fireworks displays taking place from Friday through to Sunday, so you can pick and choose when you want to celebrate the big event. We’ve picked out 10 of Yorkshire’s finest for you to choose from – you could even do more than one.

Sledmere House

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Get into the spirit of Bonfire Night in Yorkshire early this year and head to Sledmere House for their fourth annual Musical Fireworks Extravaganza. This year’s theme is ‘Welcome to the Circus’, so the evening kicks off from 5.30pm with circus performers and a funfair. You can grab a drink at the bar and tuck into something tasty from the food stalls, before the fireworks are set off to an incredible musical score at around 7pm.

The Musical Fireworks Spectacular takes place at Sledmere House, Driffield from 5.30pm on Saturday 27th October 2018. Tickets are £10 for adults, £5.50 for children and £32 for families up to two adults and three children.

Ilkley Lawn Tennis and Squash Club

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The fireworks display at Ilkley Lawn Tennis and Squash Club is one of the most popular in the area. It’s free and family-friendly, so bring the whole gang down from 6pm. You can get your evening started in the beer tent, where they’ll also be serving pies, peas and hot dogs while you enjoy the live music. If you’re bringing the kids, you can get sweets and toffee apples, but make sure you’re in your place at 6pm when the fire is lit, ready for the fireworks at 7pm.

The Bonfire and Fireworks Display takes over Ilkley Lawn Tennis and Squash Club on Friday 2nd November 2018. Free entry.

Lightwater Valley

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Lightwater Valley Theme Park will put on one of the best fireworks displays in Yorkshire this year. They’re open from 10am with all their usual rides, stalls and entertainment for you to enjoy. Then when darkness falls, the rides will stop and the park will fall silent as they put on a spectacular 10 minute firework display over Swan Lake – it promises to be quite something to behold.

Fabulous Fireworks is at Lightwater Valley Theme Park from 6pm on Friday 2nd November 2018. Tickets are £16 per person and can be booked in advance.

Sandburn Hall

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Sandburn Hall goes all out for Bonfire Night. They’ll be serving a hot roast on the night, as well as pancakes and waffles – all of which is available from 5pm. But that’s not all. They’ve also got a fully licensed bar, as well as a funfair and live entertainment from DJs and fire breathers. The bonfire is lit at 5.30pm and the fireworks go off from 7pm.

The Bonfire Event takes over Sandburn Hall from 5pm on Friday 2nd November 2018. Tickets are £7.50 for adults and £5.50 for children.

Sheffield Botanical Gardens

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Illuminate the Gardens is bigger than ever in 2018 – they’ve added an extra date to this 3-night fireworks extravaganza in the incredible setting of the Sheffield Botanical Gardens. It opens at 5pm from Friday to Saturday and at 4pm on Sunday, so head inside to snaffle street food, have a beer and go on the vintage fairground rides. Each night they start things off with a ‘low bangs’ display for the little ones, which is followed later on in the evening by the main display.

Illuminate the Gardens takes over Sheffield Botanical Gardens from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th November 2018. Tickets are £7.50 for adults, £3.50 for children and £16 for a family of four.

Sheffield Transport Sports Club

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The Meadowhead Gigantic Bonfire is one of the biggest fireworks displays in South Yorkshire and it’s absolutely free. Head over to the Sheffield Transport Sports Club and start the weekend with a massive bonfire from around 7pm, quickly followed by a huge fireworks display at about 7.30pm. That’s not all – you can also enjoy the funfair, bars, live entertainment and the Punch and Judy Show.

The Meadowhead Gigantic Bonfire takes over Sheffield Transport Sports Club from 6pm on Friday 2nd November 2018. Free entry.

Harrogate Stray

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The Harrogate Round Table is responsible for the annual fireworks display on Harrogate Stray, which is one of the biggest free events in North Yorkshire. You can get down there from 6pm when Stray FM will be playing music and you can find your perfect spot before they light the bonfire at 6pm. That’s followed by the massive fireworks display from 7.15pm.

The Bonfire at Harrogate Stray takes place from 6pm on Saturday 3rd November 2018. Free entry but donations are welcome for local charities.

Thornton Hall Country Park

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Just outside Skipton, Thornton Hall Country Park puts on one of Yorkshire’s most extravagant displays every year, and 2018 is no different. Gates open at 6pm and the bonfire will be lit shortly afterwards. They’re going to have a full line-up of live music for you, before the fireworks kick off at 7.20pm sharp. One thing to note – it sold out well in advance for the past three years, so don’t hang about to get your tickets for their Bonfire Night shenanigans.

Bonfire and Fireworks Extravaganza takes place at Thornton Hall Country Park from 6pm on Saturday 3rd November 2018. Tickets are £10 for adults and £8 for children.

Odsal Stadium

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Odsal Stadium will welcome Scott May’s Daredevil Stunt Show back to Bradford for their annual fireworks night event. Expect a carnage-filled night of monster trucks, motor cross and car stunts, as well as a huge bonfire night display. Get down from 5.30pm to enjoy live music, street food and a beer festival from Saltaire Brewery, before the night ends with a bang.

The Daredevil Stunt Show and Firework Spectacular takes over Odsal Stadium on Saturday 3rd November 2018. Tickets start from £18 for adults and £6 for children.

Selby Community Centre

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The huge annual Bonfire and Fireworks Event in Selby is one of the best in North Yorkshire because you get double the fun. This year it takes place on Saturday night, so get down there from 6pm to have a go on the funfair and dance along to DJs from Minster FM. The bonfire will be lit from 6pm and is followed by two sets of fireworks, the first at 7pm and the second and 7.30pm.

The Bonfire and Fireworks Event takes over Selby Community Centre from 6pm on Saturday 3rd November 2018. Free entry.

Rawcliffe Country Park

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The Fire Fighters Charity Bonfire is one of the biggest fireworks displays in York, and it helps to raise money for a great local cause. It kicks off at 5pm with live music from The Melting Pot, funfair rides and food stalls. After you’ve made the most of all that, the bonfire will be lit from 7pm before the fireworks follow at 7.30pm.

The Fire Fighters Charity Bonfire takes over Rawcliffe Country Park from 5pm on Saturday 3rd November 2018. Tickets are £10 for adults, £5 for children and free for under 5s.

Crosland Hill

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This is your chance to give a little something back while you enjoy the fireworks in Yorkshire. The Huddersfield and District Round Table put on the annual fireworks display on Crosland Hill and the proceeds help local charities for the rest of the year. It opens at 5.30pm with a funfair for the kids, before Pyro2000 light the bonfire an hour later, followed by the main event, the fireworks at 7.30pm.

The Charity Bonfire and Fireworks take over Crosland Hill, Huddersfield from 5pm on Saturday 3rd November 2018. Tickets are £4 for adults and £1 for children.

Doncaster Racecourse

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The Fireworks Spectacular at Doncaster Racecourse is one of the biggest in Yorkshire. It starts at 4pm and there’s loads to do – you can party in the kids disco, get your face painted and have a go on the funfair rides. There will be fire tricksters too, with a fancy dress competition and even a circus workshop to check out. Stop by the bar and food court, before their huge 15-minute fireworks display starts at 7.30pm – and don’t worry about the weather, you can watch from their covered viewing area.

The Hallam FM Fireworks Spectacular takes over Doncaster Racecourse from 4pm on Saturday 3rd November 2018. Tickets are £5 for adults, £3 for children and £12 for families of 4.

Bolton Abbey

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Bolton Abbey puts on one of the most beautiful firework displays in Yorkshire, set to the stunning backdrop of the River Wharfe and the priory ruins. It kicks off at 4pm, but the bonfire isn’t lit until 6pm and the fireworks follow at 7pm. They’ve lined up fire eaters, fairground rides and jugglers on the night and you can grab a bite to eat from one of the hot food vans on site. Make sure you bring the right footwear though, as it takes place in a field and you know what the weather can be like in November.

Bonfire Night takes place at Bolton Abbey from 4pm on Saturday 3rd November 2018. Tickets are £12.50 for adults and £8 for children.

Hemsworth Water Park

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The fireworks display at Hemsworth Water Park in Wakefield is one of the most beautiful in West Yorkshire. The colourful sparks reflect back on the water to make this a must-try, but it’s super popular, so you should get down there early to get a good spot. Doors open from 6.30pm with a Radio Roadshow, followed by a Guy Fawkes Competition at 6.45pm, the bonfire lighting 15 minutes later and the fireworks from 7.30pm.

The Bonfire and Fireworks Display takes place at Hemsworth Water Park, Wakefield from 6.30pm on Saturday 3rd November 2018. Free entry.

Oughtibridge War Memorial Sports Club

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Why not celebrate Bonfire Night on the edge of the Peak District this year? Oughtibridge is a small village in South Yorkshire that will come alive to the sound of music and sight of fireworks on Saturday 3rd November 2018. Their display will mark the 100th anniversary of the RAF. It kicks off at 5pm when you can take advantage of the funfair, grab a few drinks at the prosecco and real ale bars or enjoy a bite to eat at the street food stalls, all before the fireworks go off at 8pm.

The Music & Fireworks Show 2018 takes over Oughtibridge War Memorial Sports Club from 5pm on Saturday 3rd November 2018. Tickets are £7 for adults and £5 for children.

Elland Hullen Edge

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The Elland Round Table Charity Bonfire and Fireworks Display has got a huge reputation as one of the best places to be on Bonfire Night in Yorkshire. Head to the Hullen Edge Recreation Ground for 5.30pm, where there’s a funfair for the kids, as well as live entertainment and food and drink stalls. There’s a smaller child-friendly fireworks display at 6pm, followed by a dance display and the bonfire lighting at 6.30pm. It’s rounded off with a massive fireworks display at 7.15pm.

Elland Round Table Charity Bonfire and Fireworks Display is at Hullen Edge Recreation Ground, Elland from 5.30pm on Saturday 3rd November 2018. Tickets are £5 for adults and £2.50 for children.


Huddersfield Cathedral House

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2018 marks the 11th year of the Funfair and Fireworks night at Cathedral House in Huddersfield, and this year promises to be their biggest event to date. Get down at 5pm when the funfair opens to have a go on the rides, or make a beeline for their food and drink stalls to warm your cockles. The fireworks kick off around 7pm, but the venue stays open until 10pm, so you can make a real night of it.

The Funfair and Fireworks takes over Cathedral House, Huddersfield from 5pm on Saturday 3rd November 2018. Free entry.

Mirfield Showground

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Head to Mirfield Showground for one of the best family-friendly Bonfire Night events in Yorkshire. It’s run by the Mirfield and District Round Table with all proceeds from the tickets going to worthy local causes. Gates open at 5.30pm and you’ve got an hour to have a mooch around the stalls and the funfair, before the bonfire is lit at 6.30pm and the fireworks go off around 7pm.

The Charity Bonfire and Fireworks Extravaganza takes over Mirfield Showground from 5.30pm on Saturday 3rd November 2018. Tickets are £4 for adults and £1 for children.

Cannon Hall Farm

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Cannon Hall Farm, near Barnsley, goes all out for Bonfire Night. It’s an all day spectacular, with tickets giving you entry to the farm from 10am. Get down early to wander around, have go on the indoor and outdoor play area, and ride on their tractors and trailers. There will be a DJ and kids entertainment from the CopyCat Party Company, before the bonfire’s lit at 5pm. The firework display starts at 6.30pm – it’s one of the best in Yorkshire, so don’t miss out.

Cannon Hall Farm Bonfire Spectacular is at Cannon Hall Farm, Barnsley from 4pm on Sunday 4th November 2018. Tickets are £10.95 per person.

Notton Village Hall

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Notton is one of the biggest fireworks displays in Yorkshire and it’s all organised by local residents. Hosted on the cricket ground behind Notton Village Hall, 2018 promises to be the biggest year yet, with gates opening at 5.30pm. They’ll have loads going on, from bouncy castles and ghost trains to food and drink stalls, which you can enjoy before the bonfire is lit at 7pm. The fireworks are set off an hour later, and last around 20 minutes.

Notton Bonfire takes place at Notton Village Hall and Cricket Ground from 5.30pm on Sunday 4th November 2018. Tickets are £4.

Sheffield Don Valley Bowl

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Sheffield’s Don Valley Bowl will be one of the best places to spend Bonfire Night in Yorkshire. The venue is home to one of the county’s biggest fireworks spectaculars and, if you’re one of the 20,000 in attendance, it will blow you away. Get down there from 5.30pm and make the most of the funfair, food stalls and live music performances. The bonfire is lit at 7.30pm before the fireworks, which are soundtracked by live music, get going at 9pm.

After Dark 2018 takes place from 5.30pm at Don Valley Bowl on Monday 5th November 2018. Tickets are £12 for adults, £6 for children, free for under 3s and can be bought in advance or on the night.

Reeth Memorial Hall

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Reeth Memorial Hall is the place to go for a fireworks display in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Their annual Family Fireworks and Bonfire Night kicks off at 6pm when they start the live entertainment and light the barbecue, which is open throughout the evening. The bonfire gets going from 6.30pm and the fireworks follow at 7pm, so prepare for a spectacular show as they light up the night sky.

The Family Fireworks and Bonfire Night takes place at Reeth Memorial Hall from 6pm on Monday 5th November 2018. Free entry but there is a collection for local causes.

Leyburn Shawl

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The Leyburn Bonfire and Fireworks Display is one of the best in North Yorkshire. It takes place at the Leyburn Shawl Play Area from 6pm. You can wander around the food and drink stalls or pick up something from the novelty shops on site before the bonfire gets going from 6.30pm. Half an hour later, their impressive firework display will light up the night sky. Make sure you get down early, because this is a free event and it’s incredibly popular.

Leyburn Bonfire Night is at Leyburn Shawl Play Area on Monday 5th November 2018. Free entry.

Doncaster Keepmoat Stadium

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The Big Bang will return to the Keepmoat Stadium for the ninth year in a row and it’s set to be Doncaster’s biggest and best fireworks display to date. It all kicks off from 5pm, and there will be not one, but two different fireworks displays. The first one starts at 7pm before the big finale at 8.45pm, and they’re promising it’ll be one of the most impressive in Yorkshire. There’s lots of entertainment too, with a funfair, live music, food stalls and a licensed bar.

The Doncaster Big Bang Firework Spectacular is at Keepmoat Stadium from 6pm on Monday 5th November 2018. Tickets are £3.

Brinsworth Parish Community Hall

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The Bonfire Night activities at Brinsworth Parish Community Hall tie into their Weekend to Remember, a chance to mark 100 years since the end of World War One. The day kicks off with a children’s party at 4.30pm, which is followed by their huge fireworks display at 7pm on the main playing field. This year it will have a military theme with special effects and music, so grab a drink or bite to eat and prepare for a sensational show.

The Fireworks Spectacular takes over Brinsworth Parish Community Hall from 4.30pm on Saturday 10th November 2018.

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