2017 Bonfire Night Events in Nottinghamshire

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Crunchy leaves, hot chocolate, and woolly jumpers. Toffee apples, crackling fireworks, bonfires and sparklers… what’s not to love about this time of year? Up and down the country people will be wrapping up warm and gathering together to exercise their oohs and ahhs, stare at the sky with wonder and commemorate Guy Fawkes’ failed plot to blow up Parliament.

Throughout Nottinghamshire, there are plenty of Bonfire Night events for you to choose from, whether you are looking for an awe inspiring display, a night on the waltzers, or a friendly community event with lots to do.

Here’s our round-up of some of the displays taking place around the area:

fireworkBonfire Night at The Forest

Forest Recreation Ground | Sunday 5th November

The largest and most central bonfire celebrations in the city will take place at The Forest Recreation Ground, which will be packed with fairground rides and delicious food stalls – all centred around a grand roaring bonfire. There is an earlier firework display at 7.15pm, which is suitable for families and young children, and the funfair will operate between 5.30 and 10.30pm. Stick around for the grand finale of dazzling fireworks at 9pm for a brilliant bonfire night that never fails to deliver. For more information click here…

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Nottingham Castle | Saturday 4th November

If you’re looking for something a little bit different, then head to Nottingham Castle for the My Sight Nottinghamshire Charity Fire Walk. Along with a spectacular display of fireworks there will be live music from legendary local artists Fat Digester and Joseph Knight, delicious food and drink from the Castle Rock Brewery Bar, ‘Fields of Fire’ fire performers, and the Beat Feet Drummers, all set to the backdrop of Nottingham Castle. If you’re feeling brave, you can even sign up to walk over hot coals and raise funds for My Sight Nottinghamshire, a charity which helps to improve the lives of people who have lost their sight. For more information click here…

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Bromley House | Saturday 4th November

With its cosy reading nooks and dusty volumes, Bromley House Library is the perfect place to squirrel away with a book at this time of year. Discover more about Henry Garnet, a local priest who was the last man to be executed for his part in the gunpowder plot, at a special talk: Garnet, Equivocation and the Gunpowder Plot. For more information click here…

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Stonebridge City Farm | 3rd November

Perfect for families with young children, this lovely evening at St Ann’s city farm kicks off early at 4.30pm with a drumming workshop from BeatFeat Drummers. They will later be joined in a performance by The Pheonix Firespinners, before the lighting of the bonfire at 6.30pm. For more information click here…

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Kelham Hall & Country Park | Saturday 4th November

Kelham hall has the whole shebang happening this year for their Firework Extravaganza, with live music from Ant Macandrew & Co, hot food, fairground rides, and traditional bonfire night treats. This is also a great chance to explore the gorgeous Kelham Hall and its surrounding parkland! For more information click here…

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Twinlakes Family Theme Park | Saturday 4th November

A great time for all the family awaits at Twinlakes Rock n’ Roll Fireworks this year. Explore the rides and enjoy all day entertainment before warming up in front of a tremendous 80ft bonfire, and being awed at a sky full of brilliant fireworks! For more information click here…

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Gulliver’s Kingdom | Saturday 4th November

Ending their spooky Trick or Treat Week, Gulliver’s Kingdom bring a magical evening of rides, fireworks and action-packed indoor attractions, with a special late night opening so you have more time to explore the play areas and exciting entertainment. For more information click here…


May The Fawkes Be With You

The National Civil War Centre | Saturday 4th November

We all know his name, and in this somewhat strange well loved tradition burn his effigy, but who was the man Guy Fawkes? The National Civil War Centre present an evening of drama with the man himself as Guy Fawkes presents what really happened on the night of November 5th 1605.


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The Railway | Sunday 5th November

A traditional evening of fireworks, toffee apples, and a twist on a Nottinghamshire delicacy – BBQ mushy peas! The Railway in Lowdham is your classic village pub, recently treated to a lovely refurbishment, where you can enjoy a cosy atmosphere to warm you up after enjoying the displays outside. Bonus points if you get there early for Sunday lunch!


Fireworks at The Walton

The Walton | Saturday 4th November

Situated in the historic Park area of the city of Nottingham, The Walton Hotel was built as a hunting lodge in the early 19th century. Today a luxurious retreat in the city centre, join them for fireworks celebrations this weekend, including live entertainment, a BBQ on the terrace, a light and sound show by Electrify Pyrotechnics, and fireworks from 9pm.

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It’s important to keep safe whilst attending a bonfire event, if you need any information on bonfire night safety visit the official website.



Posted on 25 October 2017
Featured author: Kinga

Addicted to music and learning languages. Loves reading, gardening, travelling and everything new media related.

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