Firework Displays in Bristol 2018Posted on: 17 Oct 2018
Halloween is just around the corner, so you know what that means - Bonfire Night is, too! Grab your winter mittens, sparklers and, toffee apples: it’s time to start planning that family get-together filled with warm bonfires and spectacular firework displays. You’ve just got to choose the right one! Check out our full proof list of all the best 2018 Bonfire Night bonanza’s Bristol has to offer...
Downend Roundtable Fireworks in aid of Bristol Sands
Downend Round Table Fireworks is one of Bristol's biggest fireworks display and this year; the team has chosen Bristol Sands as their charity of support. As always, the event will bring a family-friendly show filled with fireworks, entertainment, and live music. Children 2 or under go free! A children’s firework display will begin at 6:30 pm while the main display starts at 8:00 pm. Adult tickets start from £7 and children from £5. Find out more information via their website.
Charity fireworks at Canford Park
There’s no bonfire at this celebration, just a community event with a truly fantastic firework display. The event will host a range of fun food stalls, providing both hot and cold drinks. The main display will begin at 7 pm. Advance tickets are priced at £5, while under 3’s go free. Tickets can be purchased from a range of locations, including local St. Peter’s Hospice shops! Find more information here.
Bonfire Night fireworks at Puxton Park
Puxton Park’s annual fireworks display are back! This year, Puxton are inviting the award-winning Fire Magic back once again to bring crowds a spectacular light display. The display will begin at 7 pm, but there will be a colossal soft-play barn open all night, alongside hog roasts, BBQ and entertainment. Tickets are priced at £10, but must be booked in advance! Find out more information here.
Fireworks to Music Spectacular at Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park
Avon Valley is ready to light up the skies once again as its annual Fireworks event returns! With the firework launch expected to begin at 7: 15 pm and the bonfire lighting to begin after, this event is packed with extra family fun activities. This year, the park will have a brand-new sparkler area, alongside the classic food & drink stalls and funfair! Tickets start from £3.50. More information here!
Festival of Light at Trinity Centre
Trinity center’s fantastic Festival of Light returns for Bonfire Night celebrations. An annual festival filled with food, live music and, light, Trinity Centre's Bonfire Night celebrations return this year with Bristol Reggae Orchestra providing a soundtrack to the evening after 8 pm. Bristol Reggae Orchestra is a collective of 25 local musicians, who all love music of Jamaican origin. They draw musical influences from reggae, ska, jazz, and even classical music! The suggested donation is £3. Head to their Facebook page for more information.
Fireworks at the Grand Pier
Head to Weston-super-Mare to celebrate Bonfire Night with fireworks at sea! Beware: it’s said that the best firework views can only be seen from the Grand Pier itself - but tickets are strictly limited! The event will begin at 6 pm with ticket prices starting from £7.50, with unlimited use of the rides included in this price! Head here for more details and tickets.
A UV Bonfire Night at Boiling Wells, St Werburghs City Farm
St Werburghs City Farm is holding an early evening glow, in the dark event for Bonfire Night. Perfect for little ones, the Boiling Wells is preparing for a UV party! The event will host the usual live music, BBQ & bar, plus wood fire, UV face painting and, their famous UV barn Kids’ Rave! Visit the event page for more details.
Portishead FC Firework Spectacular
Claiming to be bigger and better than ever before, Portishead Town FC’s annual bonfire will host fairground rides, stalls and firework fun starting at 6 pm! Advance adult tickets start from £5, children from £1.50 and under 5’s go free!
Fireworks at The Chantry, Thornbury
They've got fireworks, mulled wine and hot food prepped for one big Fireworks celebration. Fireworks are to begin at 7 pm, with advance tickets starting from £2.50 for children and £4 for adults! Head to the website for more information.
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