Ohh, ahh - Your guide to 22 firework and bonfire events in Norfolk
11:46 05 November 2015
Bonfire Night is upon us and many families will be hosting their bonfire parties and fireworks displays. SIMON PARKIN picks some of the best places to see the skies light up and offers tips to make sure your celebrations are safe and go with a bang.
Grab your coat, hats and gloves because it’s fireworks time.
•30th Norwich Scout Group Bonfire and Fireworks
Tusting Close, School Lane, Sprowston, November 5, gates open 6.30pm, £4.50 on the gate, £3.50 advance from Newscene, Sprowston Rd or Billy’s Fish and Chip, School Lane.
Traditional bonfire and firework display organised annually by the scouts and always offering the best of Guy Fawkes night fun and entertainment. The fire will be lit at 7pm, fireworks start at 7.30pm (with interval). Hot food and drinks available. No sparklers.
•Grand Firework Display
Waters Lane Playing Field, Hemsby, November 5, 5pm, £3 entry
Grand fireworks display with funfair, barbecue and refreshments.
•Bonfire & Fireworks
Little Plumstead Village Hall, November 5, gates 6pm
Little Plumstead Village Hall and the 1st Great and Little Plumstead Scouts host their traditional bonfire and fireworks display at the Recreation Ground, Sandhole Lane. There will be a large bonfire with the fireworks from 7pm. The scouts will be supplying hot food and there will also be a licensed bar.
Somerleyton Hall and Gardens, Somerleyton, Lowestoft, November 5, £3, £1.50 under-16s, under-5s free, 0871 222 4244, www.somerleyton.co.uk
Once again Somerleyton parish hosts its annual bonfire and fireworks behind The Duke’s Head. The gates will be open from 6.30pm and tickets to be bought on entry. They will also be hosting a winter edition of their ‘Epic Burgers & Haute Dogs’ barbecue.
Brundall Primary School, The Dales, Brundall, November 6, gates open 6pm, £4.50, £3.50 children,
Friends of Brundall School run this annual firework event. Gates open at 6pm, fireworks start at 7.30pm. Norfolk Sausage Company run the barbecue, there is a bar, cakes, mulled wine, soup and novelties.
Battle of Britain Firework Extravaganza
The Lighthouse Inn, Coast Road, Walcott, November 6, gates open 5.30pm, £7 adv/£10 on the gate, £20 adv/£30 family tickets on gate (two adults, two children), lighthouseinn.co.uk
The Lighthouse Inn’s 25th annual firework display is a special one this year, marking the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. The children’s display starts at 7.15pm with a Battle of Britain theme. The second, main display at 8.30pm with even larger fireworks and ending in a spectacular finale featuring the London skyline and salute to the RAF. Family entertainment from 5.30pm including children’s entertainers Dave Doughnut and Razz the Clown, a host of entertainment stalls. Licensed bar, hog roast, mini fun fair and more.
Norwich Castle, November 6, 7.30pm-9pm, admission free, norwich.gov.uk
This spectacular firework display in the heart of Norwich city centre, with the stunning backdrop of Norwich Castle, replaced the Sparks in the Park event a couple of years ago and has been a big success. It will again take place on Friday for its third year. It’s a free event.
•Bawburgh Bonfire Night
Bawburgh Village Hall, November 6, gates open at 6.30pm, £5 on gate, £2 children, toddlers free, www.bawburghvillage.co.uk
Community-friendly Bonfire Night gathering that include a children’s fancy dress competition, lighting of the bonfire at 7pm and fireworks at 7.30pm. Licenced bar, barbecue, mulled wine, home-made soup and tuck shop.
•Crusaders Bonfire Night
Crusaders Rugby Club, Beckhithe, Little Melton, November 6, 6.30pm-9.30pm, £5 per car, www.crusadersrugbyclub.com
Crusaders Rugby Club again hosts its Bonfire Night. There will be fireworks, games and stalls, hog roast, apple bobbing and lots of Bonfire Night treats and fun for all the family.
•Spixworth Scout Fireworks
Grange Farm, Buxton Road, Spixworth, opposite the Longe Arms Public House, November 7, gates open 6pm, £5 on night, £4 children,, under-5s free
1st Spixworth Scout Group always organise an excellent traditional Bonfire Night celebration. The fire will be lit at 6.30pm, then two spectacular displays at 7.15pm and 8.15pm. Tickets are on sale before the event at Spixworth Co-Op for a reduced cost of £4 and £3 children. Free car parking, hot and cold drinks, pancake stall and games stalls. No sparklers.
•Fawkes in the Walks
The Walks, King’s Lynn, November 6, 6pm, free admission, 01553 763044, www.visitwestnorfolk.com
Thousands will again turn up to watch this annual event. With funfair rides, stalls selling seasonal products like tasty toffee apples, and live entertainment ahead of the exciting firework display. Now in its seventh year, the spectacular display has fast become a highlight in the town’s winter events calendar and this year promises to be just as impressive. The fun will begin at 6pm, when the park will be packed with stalls and rides. At 6.30pm the bonfire will be lit and the main firework display is scheduled for 8pm. It’s free, but a voluntary collection will be made to help cover the cost of the event.
Tuttles Lane, Wymondham, November 6, gates open 6.30pm, £5, £4 under-16s, under-4s free, wymondhamrugby.com
Wymondham Rugby Club again hosts its fireworks display night with light show. Spectacular aerial firework display, activities, stalls, rides, traditional bonfire treats and children’s rides. The fireworks start at 7.30pm. Hot dogs and burgers, a licensed bar, hot drinks and mulled wine are all for sale on the night. Cash admission only. Firework display scheduled for 7.30pm.
Taverham Scout HQ, Sandy Lane, Taverham, November 7, gates open 6pm, £5, under-16s free, 1sttaverhamscouts.co.uk
This is a popular event organised by 1st Tavenham Scouts, and usually sells out well before the night – ticket availability at the gate is unlikely – advance purchase is strongly recommended. Gates open at 6pm, displays at 7pm and 8pm. Bar and barbecue on site.
•Firework & Bonfire Display
South Walsham Village Hall Playing Field, School Road, South Walsham, November 7, gates 6.30pm, £5, £2 children
Community gathering with all the Guy Fawkes Night fun you’d expect at South Walsham. Bonfire lit at 7pm, Fireworks from 7.30pm. Toddlers free. Hot food and bar.
•Fireworks at The Farm
Elm Farm, Horsham-St-Faiths, November 7, gates open 5pm, £12 on the gate, £6 under-14s, under-5s free, 01603 898366, elmfarmcountryhouse.co.uk
Bonfire, family fun and fireworks, starting at 7.45pm. Entry includes barbecue and hog roast.
•FOHS Village Fireworks
Hempnall Village Hall, Hempnall, November 7, 5pm-10pm, £5 on gate, £2 under-16s, under-2s free, £12 family Annual village fireworks display with all proceeds going to Hempnall School. Gates open at 5pm and fireworks start at 6.45pm. Music, licensed bar, hot dogs and burgers, toffee apples, glo sticks and more! •Bonfire Night
Cliff Top Car Park, Hunstanton, November 7, gate open 5pm, £15 cars, £5 pedestrians (£2 over-65s), £2 children, www.hunstantonroundtable.com
One of the biggest firework displays organised by Hunstanton Round Table and a proper Bonfire Night parry. Crowds flock from across the area for what is traditionally one of the areas bigger displays, whose flashes and colours illuminate the nearby lighthouse. Highlights include quality firework display, funfair and stalls, live music and commentary, a huge glow tent and refreshments. The bonfire will be lit at 6pm, fireworks at 7.30pm.
•Beetley Bonfire Party
Beetley, follow the signs of Fakenham Road, November 7, gates open 5.30pm, £10 advance/£15 on gate (tickets cover 2 adults and up to 4 children), www.beetleypc.norfolkparishes.gov.uk
Village bonfire and firework party. Gates open 5.30pm and fireworks display at 7pm. Programmes from Gressenhall Post Office, St Mary’s Beetley and 1st Beetley Scout Group.
Village Hall, Swanton Morley, near Dereham, November 7, gates open 5pm, £6, £3 under-14s, 01362 638302
Swanton Morley will host its annual Bonfire Night gathering billed as “probably the best village display in Norfolk”. The fireworks will spark into action at 7pm. Gates open at 5pm. Bonfire, disco, children’s entertainer, barbecue, hog roast and all the usual treats. No Sparklers.
Corpusty Village Green, November 7, 6pm, admission by donation, facebook.com/Corpusty-Bonfire-135584296548039/
Popular bonfire night celebrates in Corpusty that include a fabulous fireworks display, enormous bonfire and starting with a torch lit procession with strong pagan overtones. Entry is by donation to fund each year’s event. The procession at 6pm, bonfire and fireworks at 8pm. Free car parking.
Cookies Field, Sheringham, November 7, 7.30pm, £2, £1 children, £5 family/per car, www.sheringhamscouts.btck.co.uk
Sheringham and Beeston Regis Sea Scout group hold their firework display at Cookies Field. The event also includes a funfair, refreshments and beer tent. Gates open at 3.30pm. The fireworks from 7.30pm.
Heveningham Hall, November 7, gates open 5.30pm, vehicles £20 adv, £25 on gate/pedestrians on gate £7, £5 children, under-4s free, suffolk-fireworks.co.uk
Suffolk’s most spectacular fireworks display this year with live music from the Counterfeit Stones, The Matadors and Hannah Brown. Funfair, bar and refreshments from 5.30 pm. Hog roast, candy floss, mulled wine and much more.
Bodham Playing Field, November 8, gates 6pm, £2, £1 children, £5 per car, facebook.com/RockBodham
Bodham community bonfire, organised by the Rock Bodham Committee. Gates open at 6pm with the firework display at 7pm. Barbecue and refreshments.