2015 Bonfire Night events in Nottinghamshire


Up and down the country people will gather to commemorate Guy Fawkes’ failed plot to blow up Parliament and here in Nottinghamshire we like nothing more than celebrating Bonfire Night by crunching on a delicious toffee apple as fireworks crackle in the sky above. Across the city and the county, there are plenty of public fireworks and Bonfire Night events for you to choose from, whether you are looking for a large-scale display or a friendly community event.

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

People of all ages will be able to enjoy fun fair rides, a children’s fireworks display, roaring bonfire and a grand finale of fireworks FREE at the Bonfire Night event at the Forest Recreation Ground on 5th November. The funfair is open from 5.30PM to 10.30PM.

If you’re looking for something a little bit different then head to Nottingham Castle on 7th November for the My Sight Nottinghamshire Charity Fire Walk and Fireworks Spectacular. You can walk over hot coals to raise funds for My Sight Nottinghamshire, a charity which helps to improve the lives of people who have lost their sight. Nottingham Castle will form the backdrop to a spectacular fireworks display and there will also be live music, food and a range of fire artists who will thrill and amaze fire-walkers and spectators alike.

Meanwhile, the Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre in Ruddington will host its Fireworks Spectacular on 7th November which will include a chocolate fountain, live music, a funfair, miniature train rides and much more.

Head to the Riverbank Bar and Kitchen on 5th November for the annual Guy Fawkes Night which will include a barbecue, drinks on the terrace, live music, kids’ magic shows, fireworks over the river and more.

There are also a host of events happening up and down the county, including displays at Newark Rugby Club on 5th November, Carlton Scouts Firework Display & Bonfire on Saturday 7th November at Standhill Rd Park, and the Wilford Village Charity Fireworks Display also on Saturday at Nottingham Moderns Rugby Ground. For more Bonfire events happening around the county click here.

If you are going to a Bonfire Night event, tweet us your pictures via @ExperienceNotts using the hashtag #lovenotts.

It’s important to keep safe whilst attending a bonfire event, visit official website for Bonfire Nights safety for more information.

Posted on 22 October 2015
Featured author: Kinga

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

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