Bonfire Night is upon us once again, but which fireworks display will you go to?
Bonfire night will be a little different this year. The big council displays have been cancelled, but there are still loads of firework displays taking place in Leeds. From family-friendly get-togethers complete with entertainment to street food-fuelled bonfires that light up the sky, there’s something for everyone. So remember, remember the fifth of November and get yourself over to a display.
The Myrtle Tavern. If you want to get your fireworks display in early this year, head to The Myrtle Tavern. They’re combining two celebrations with their Halloween Fireworks Spooktacular – come in fancy dress to enjoy the fireworks, fire breathers, DJs and food vans. 5pm on Saturday 30th October 2021, £5 entry.
The Beck & Call. If you’re near Meanwood, The Beck & Call has got a bonfire night treat for you. Their family-friendly firework display kicks off with pie and peas, hot dogs and toffee apples from the outdoor kitchen. Soon after, the massive fireworks show fizzes off in earnest. 5.30pm on Thursday 4th November 2021, £10 entry including food and drink.
The Hunslet Club. There’s a real family-friendly feel at The Hunslet Club on fireworks night. Their live DJs will keep you entertained while you enjoy a drink or a bite to eat before the display, then just find a place in their garden and watch in awe as they set off the fireworks. 6.30pm on Friday 5th November 2021, free entry.
The Hare & Hounds. There are no fireworks on bonfire night at The Hare & Hounds in Tingley. Instead, they’re taking a family-friendly approach with fire breathers, stilt walkers and a bonfire. There will be street food aplenty on the night and you can get into the spirit of it with sparklers. 6pm on Friday 5th November 2021, £5 entry.
The Mustard Pot. This is one of the most popular bonfire night events in Leeds! It’s a sit-down event this year – you can book a table for up to 1 hour and 45 minutes and your ticket includes their famous pie & pea dinner. Fireworks and entertainment will continue through the night, so you’ll never miss a thing. 4.30pm on Friday 5th November 2021, £9.50 entry, under twos go free.
Gledhow Sports & Social Club. Once the kids are done in school, you can head straight to Gledhow Sports & Social Club for their Guy Fawkes night festivities. It starts at 3.30pm with family-friendly activities and a best Guy competition, followed by pie and peas or hotdogs around the fire pits, ahead of a family quiz at 6.30pm. 3.30pm on Friday 5th November 2021.
Kirkstall Valley Farm. If you’re looking for a low-key, relaxed bonfire night in Leeds, head to Kirkstall Valley Farm for Firepits & Festivities. From 6pm, you can gather round the small fire pits placed across the farm while enjoying food, drink and live music. There are no fireworks, but you can bring your own sparklers. 6pm on Friday 5th November 2021, £2 entry or £5 for families up to 6.
The New Inn, Eccup. Out in Eccup, The New Inn is well known for its mega bonfire night celebrations and 2021 will be no different. There will be food, bars and market stalls open from 6pm. The bonfire will be lit from 6.30pm and you’ll need to be in your viewing position for the fireworks by 7.15pm. 6pm on Friday 5th November 2021, £5 entry.
Troydale Club. Bonfire night is one of the most anticipated events of the year at Pudsey’s Troydale Club. DJ Brad will spin tunes from 6pm at the outside bar, where you can pick up all manner of tasty street food. Fill up, then find the perfect spot to watch their epic fireworks. 6pm on Saturday 6th November 2021, free entry.
Yeadon Cricket Club. Overlooking Yeadon Tarn, the Cricket Club’s annual fireworks display is a great night out. It kicks off with a bonfire, but you’ll have plenty of time to visit the bar and secure a heaving plate of street food before the fireworks start. 6pm on Saturday 6th November 2021, £5 entry.
Calverley Golf Club. If you’re looking for a fireworks display in West Leeds, head to Calverley Golf Club. No need to book, just pay at the gate. The bonfire is lit at 6.30pm, followed by fireworks 30 minutes later. There will be bars, street food and a sweet stall too. 6pm on Saturday 6th November 2021, £3 entry.
Walton Village Hall. The annual Walton Village Bonfire Night festivities are back in all their spectacular glory this year. You can get drinks from the bar and tuck into a plate of tasty street food before the real fun begins. The bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm with fireworks 45 minutes later. 6pm on Saturday 6th November 2021, £7 entry.
Colton Sports and Social Club. If you want to enjoy the fireworks in a family-friendly environment, get down to Colton Sports and Social Club. They have a disco, toys and face painting for the little ones, alongside the bonfire and amazing fireworks. 6pm on Saturday 6th November 2021, £5 entry.
West Park Leeds RUFC. The family-friendly bonfire night fun at West Leeds RUFC is back! Doors open at 6pm when you can check out the bar, food stalls and activities for the kids. It’s bonfire time from 6.30pm, before they set off their fireworks display around 45 minutes later. 6pm on Saturday 6th November 2021, £6 entry.
The Roundhegians. The premier fireworks display in Roundhay comes courtesy of The Roundhegians this year. From 6.30pm, head to the Memorial Ground where you can enjoy street food, hot drinks and alcohol, before you find a spot to watch the sky lit up with fizzers and firecrackers. 6.30pm on Saturday 6th November 2021, £5 entry per family.
Wetherby Community Bonfire. The most popular bonfire night event in Wetherby takes place at the Sports Association. Street food, face painting and fairground rides are on the cards before the bonfire is lit at 7pm – and their mega fireworks show won’t be far behind. 5.30pm on Saturday 6th November 2021, £5 entry.
Kirkstall Bridge Inn. The famous fireworks from the Kirkstall Bridge Inn’s incredible riverside beer garden return this year. Get down there from 7pm for street food and drinks from the outdoor bar, before they light the bonfire and set off the fireworks shortly after. 7pm on Friday 5th November 2021, £5.
Leeds Modernians Club. If you’re looking for a fun, family-friendly bonfire night event in Bramhope, head to the Leeds Modernians Club. Kids go free and can enjoy games and activities, before the bonfire starts at 6.15pm and the fireworks an hour later. 5pm on Friday 5th November 2021, £3.
High Trees Garden Centre. The big fireworks display in Horsforth this year takes place at High Trees. All are welcome from 6pm for games, food and drink before you find a perfect spot. The bonfire is lit at 6pm and the fireworks follow an hour later. 6pm on Saturday 6th November 2021, £8 adults and £5 children.
Moortown Rugby Club. There’s a huge bonfire night event in the works at Moortown Rugby Club this year. Fire breathers, rides, fire engines and live music are just the warm up for the main event – a massive bonfire followed by one of the best fireworks displays in Leeds. 6.30pm on Saturday 6th November 2021, £4.
Gateways School. This annual Fireworks Extravaganza in Harewood promises loads of family-friendly fun. From 6pm you can grab a few drinks, scoff a burger and treat the little ones to sweets. The fireworks will go off around 7pm to a soundtrack of spine-tingling music. 6pm on Thursday 4th November 2021, £10.
High Farm. If you’re near Adel, you can enjoy free bonfire night festivities at High Farm pub. It starts from 6pm with loads of food – BBQ, hot dogs, jacket spuds, pie and peas, Pot Noodles, take your pick. Once everyone is in position, the fireworks will be set off. 6pm on Sunday 7th November 2021, free.
The Boundary House. Bonfire night at this Methley pub is always a big one. Get down from 4pm to find your spot, have a few tipples and enjoy wood-fired pizza or street food with sweet treats for the kids. The bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm with fireworks an hour later. 4pm on Friday 5th November 2021, free.
Ashlands Primary School. One of the best fireworks displays in Ilkley is back. Head down from 5pm – Ashlands will have a mulled wine stall, Ilkley Brewery bar and, for the kids, toffee apples and glow sticks. The bonfire is lit at 6pm, before the fireworks go off at 7pm. 5pm on Saturday 6th November 2021, £4.
Otley Sailing Club. If you’re looking for Bonfire Night fun in Otley, make your way to the Sailing Club. They kick things off with a huge bonfire from 6.30pm, before they serve award-winning pies and sausages 45 minutes later. Get a few drinks in at the bar before the fireworks go at 8pm. 6pm on Saturday 6th November 2021, £4.