Nothing says autumn like an evening of coats, boots and blankets as the bonfire is lit and the sky sparkles after dark. What have you got planned this Bonfire Night? We’ve done the hard work for you and picked out some of the best firework displays, bonfire bashes and glittering events as we remember the fifth of November in the North East.
FIREWORKS & FUNFAIR FAMILY RACENIGHT
Saturday 3 November, from 2pm. £15 per adult advance ticket, £20 on the gate. £5 for children under 18. Children 5 and under go free.
An autumn racenight with a twist that sparkles! Make Newcastle Racecourse your destination this weekend, ahead of Bonfire Night, for a fun-filled family night packed with racing, fireworks, live entertainment and more. Enjoy an evening of all-weather racing, followed by fireworks, a funfair, music and games with Heart Breakfast’s Justin and Kelly.
BONFIRE NIGHT AT BOLTON ABBEY
Saturday 3 November, from 4pm. Adult tickets £12.50, children (4-16) £8, under 3s go free.
Bolton Abbey’s annual Bonfire Night celebration and firework display returns to the banks of the River Wharfe. Set in the shadows of the Priory Ruins, there’s a spectacular backdrop, fantastic entertainment for the whole family and traditional fairground rides. The evening will end with a dazzling firework display.
SALTWELL PARK FIREWORKS
Saturday 3 November, from 5pm. £3 per person.
Metro Radio’s firework spectacular returns to Saltwell Park this Saturday 3 November. Celebrate Bonfire Night early this year with a sensational Saturday celebration in Gateshead. Go here for a dazzling display set to music, a big bonfire, live music from some of the finest North East talent, children’s fairground rides and more.
30TH ANNUAL FIREWORKS DISPLAY
CHESTER-LE-STREET CRICKET CLUB
Saturday 3 November, 4.30pm – 7pm. £2 – £4 per person.
Chester-le-Street Cricket Club’s biggest ever firework display is a must-attend if you’re in the area this Saturday. The 30th annual show will come complete with bar, food marquee, hot drinks and fairground rides – followed by a spectacular display at 6pm. A Saturday with added sparkle!
BONFIRE NIGHT FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA
Sunday 4 November, entry from 4pm, bonfire lit at 6pm. £5 advance tickets, £6 on the door. Children under 18 months go free.
Wynyard Hall’s whimsical firework display will warm us all up this autumn as the dark nights roll in and the evenings grow crisp and cool. See a sparkling light show in the sky, get cosy beside the crackling bonfire and watch the kids let off some steam on the fairground rides. Coats and wellies at the ready!
NORTH TYNESIDE FIREWORKS DISPLAY
THE LINKS, WHITLEY BAY
Sunday 4 November, from 6pm. Free.
Head for the coast this Sunday for a spectacular firework display overlooking the North Sea. Watch as Whitley Bay sparkles in the night and families gather for a glorious show, complete with fairground rides and refreshments.
Sunday 4 November, from 4.30pm. Advance tickets £4, £5 on the night, under 5s go free.
Wrap up in your cosiest clothes this Sunday for a sparkling firework show at Hardwick Hall, Sedgefield. Alongside a dazzling display, visitors can expect food stalls and rides to keep the little ones entertained.
STOCKTON RIVERSIDE FIREWORKS
Sunday 4 November, 5pm – 7pm. Free.
One of the largest and most spectacular free firework displays returns to the Stockton Riverside this Sunday, bringing it’s 2018 theme, ‘War & Peace’ to life as it lights up the sky. Taking place exactly one week before the centenary of the end of the First World War, this Bonfire Night celebration doubles up as a colourful and moving tribute to the impact of war. Complete with a host from BBC Tees, fairground rides for little ones, and performances from Old Patto, the fantastic Rock Choir and former X Factor contestant Sam Lavery, this is a must attend evening of entertainment by the Tees.
RIVERSIDE PARK FIREWORKS 2018
Sunday 4 November, from 4.30pm. £5 per person (+ booking fee), children under 6 go free).
Chester-Le-Street’s Riverside Fireworks display returns this year with a special theme based on The Greatest Showman. With a sparkling show played out to the music of the most viewed film of 2018, this is a great way of celebrating Bonfire Night with the whole family. Sing along and watch in awe as the fireworks light up the night sky this Sunday.
Sunday 4 & Monday 5 November, from 5pm. £5 per person, children under 3 go free.
Make a beeline for Beamish Hall for two days of Bonfire Night fun. Here you’ll find a huge bonfire, a sparkling firework show, live entertainment, carnival rides, candy stalls, street food and more. Wrap up warm for a perfect autumn night out with the whole family.
BONFIRE NIGHT AT THE KITCHEN GARDEN
Monday 5 November, from 5pm. £20 per car.
Grab your coat, your scarf and your wooly hat for an evening around the bonfire at Middleton Lodge. Fill your car and make your way to the estate for a dazzling firework display as it lights up the night sky with stunning shapes and colours. Don’t forget to fill up on hearty treats and homemade coco in the Fig House before and after the display.