Wrap up warm as day turns to night this Bonfire Night. Expect dazzling displays, roaring fires, toffee apples and hot dogs. Here's our pick of the best events in the North East this year...

Looking for somewhere to celebrate Bonfire Night this year? We’ve done the hard work for you and picked out some of the best firework displays and bonfire blasts in the North East. Wrap up warm, round up your loved ones and gaze into the sky as it sparkles in the night.




Saltwell Park Fireworks 2017

WHERE: Saltwell Park
WHEN: Saturday 4th November at 5pm


Join the Metro Radio team at Saltwell Park on Saturday 4th November for a sparkling firework display. See the night sky light up bright, gather with friends around the bonfire, have a go on fairground rides and hear live music from some of the North East’s finest emerging talent. Tickets/wristbands £3 each.



Fireworks & Funfair Family Racenight

WHERE: George Elmy Lifeboat Way, Seaham
WHEN: Saturday 4th November at 8pm


Find fun for the whole family at the Fireworks & Funfair Family Racenight at Newcastle Racecourse. A spectacular firework display will follow a sensational day of racing with entertainment in partnership with Heart and Spectrum Fireworks. Heart Breakfast’s Justin and Kelly will keep crowds entertained before the display with music and games to set spirits high. What’s more? There’s a funfair on site suiting family members of all ages. Admission on the day is £15 for adults and £5 for under 18s (children under 5 go free). Fancy partying into the night? It’s Friday night after all… head to Aveika on the Quayside for the official after party.





Firework Extravaganza at Hardwick Hall

WHERE: Hardwick Hall
WHEN: Sunday 5th November at 6pm


It’s as exciting as it sounds. Don’t miss out on the Firework Extravaganza at Hardwick Hall this Bonfire Night where you’ll see stunning firework displays, fabulous food stalls and children’s rides for added entertainment. Arrive from 6pm for an explosive 7.15pm start! Prices: £4 per adult – children under 12 free of charge. No booking required – just turn up and pay at the gates on the day.



Chester-le-Street Riverside Park Fireworks 2017

WHERE: Riverside Park
WHEN: Sunday 5th November at 4.30pm


Continue the Halloween celebrates this Sunday at the Chester-le-Street Riverside Park Firework display with a wonderful witches and wizards theme. Don your finest witch or wizard attire and let the witchcraft come to life as you check in for an evening of fun fair magic, live music and dazzling displays. Tickets are just £5 and children under 6 go free. A portion of the ticket price goes to The Fire Fighters Charity and Durham Agency Against Crime.



Bonfire Night at Beamish Hall

WHERE: Beamish Hall
WHEN: Monday 6th November at 5.30pm


An authentic samba band will build the atmosphere at Beamish Hall as the Bonfire Night celebrations begin. Round up to watch a spectacular fireworks display light up the skies across the valley and keep an eye open for a few extra surprises. Make sure you wrap up snug and expect plenty of snacks and drinks amongst the stalls. Ticket prices £5pp (under 3s go free) / £5 per care (limited parking).



Seaham Fireworks

WHERE: George Elmy Lifeboat Way, Seaham
WHEN: Friday 3rd November at 6.30pm


Take to the Seaham seafront on Friday 3rd November to see the night sky sparkle. With best views from George Elmy Lifeboat Way, it’s the perfect spot to round up the family and celebrate Bonfire Night with a firework spectacular!





Bonfire Night on The Estate, Middleton Lodge

WHERE: Middleton Lodge
WHEN: Sunday 5th November at 6pm


Wrap up warm this Sunday and join the annual Bonfire Night celebration at Middleton Lodge Estate. Tuck into some hearty food as the bonfire flickers away and spectate as the firework display lights up the night sky. The bonfire will be lit at 6pm with the display kicking off at 7.30pm. Tickets are £3pp for people arriving by foot or £20 per car.



Stockton Riverside Fireworks

WHERE: Stockton Riverside
WHEN: Sunday 5th November at 6pm


A fantastic (and free) annual firework display on Stockton’s Riverside – beautifully lighting up the the sky to epic movie songs. The theme is movies this year – and it’s set to be a spectacular with hits from classic films such as James Bond, Harry Potter, Dirty Dancing, Superman, Froze, Jaws and many, many more! The evening will kick off with a special BBC Tees Radio Roadshow presented by Neil Green and Amy Oakden, featuring special guests Paul Mooney and Pudsey Bear along with music performance from local bands, The Jar Family and boyband Trilogy. 6pm – 8pm.



Bonfire Night Fireworks Extravaganza, Wynyard Hall

WHERE: Wynyard Hall
WHEN: Sunday 5th November at 5pm


Wrap up warm and wander over to Wynyard Hall this Bonfire Night for a sparkling firework display as the autumn evenings grow crisp and cool. Expect fabulous fireworks, fun for all the family and food and refreshments all set against the beautiful backdrop of Wynyard Hall. Arrive from 5pm – display starts at 6pm. £5pp advance tickets, £6 on the door and children under 3 go free. Remember remember the fifth of November…



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