9 of the best places to see fireworks in Norwich
PUBLISHED: 15:17 11 October 2019 | UPDATED: 14:32 24 October 2019
It isn’t just the Big Boom fireworks display taking place in Norwich, with plenty of smaller events in the surrounding towns and villages too.
1. What: Sparks in the Park
Where: Catton Park, Oak Lane, Norwich, NR6 7BD
When: October 26, 4pm to 9pm
Cost: £4, under 3s go free ticketsource.co.uk, £5 on the gate
The fun fair runs from 4pm and there will also be food and drink and plenty of stalls to enjoy before the main display at 7.30pm.
All proceeds go towards maintaining the park and you will need to walk or take public transport as there is no car parking at the event.
2. What: Firework Display
Where: Stracey Sports Park, Rackheath, NR13 6LT
When: November 1, from 6pm
Cost: Adults £5, under 16s £2
There will be plenty for all the family to enjoy with food and drink from Heart St Vegan, Yumeez Donuts, Bucket List fries, Churros & Chorizo and more.
The first display takes place at 7.30pm and this will be followed by the grand finale at 8.15pm and you will need to plan transport in advance as there is no on site parking.
3. What: Fantastic Firework Display
Where: Mill Lane, Horsford, NR10 3EX, 6pm to 8.30pm
When: November 2, single ticket £3, family ticket £12 (up to two adults and three children)
Cost: £3, £12 family
Organised by 1st Horsford and St Faiths Scout Group, tuck into barbecue food and refreshments before the young children's display starts at 6.45pm.
This will be followed by the main display at 7.30pm, after a short break, and all money raised will go to local charities.
4. What: Firework Display
Where: Crusaders Rugby Club, Little Melton, Hethersett, NR9 3NP
When: November 2, 6pm to 10pm
Cost: £15 per car (max two adults plus children), walk-ins adults £5, children under 10 £2.50, under 5s free
A family friendly evening with a barbecue, mulled wine, pizza, plenty of stalls, games and music, with the fireworks starting at 8pm.
5. What: Family Firework Evening
Where: Scout HQ, Sandy Lane, Taverham, NR8 6JR
When: November 2, from 6pm
Cost: £6, under 5s free, 01603 866827, see full list of sellers at 1sttaverhamscouts.co.uk
The event is organised by the 1st Taverham Scouts and features two displays at 7pm and 8pm, with a bar and barbecue to enjoy.
This is a popular event, so it is advised to buy your ticket in advance.
6. What: Grand Firework Display
Where: Fitzmaurice Park, Thorpe St Andrew, NR7 0UN
When: November 5, from 5pm to 8pm
Cost: £3 adults, £2 children under £16, under 2s free
The annual Thorpe St Andrew Town Council fireworks display with food, drinks, fun fair and many other stalls and activities.
There will be free parking at Sainsbury's in Pound Lane and new for 2019 there will be live music from local bands.
7. What: Big Boom Fireworks
Where: Norwich city centre, NR2 1NH
When: November 8, 7pm
The county's biggest firework display returns for its seventh year and sees fireworks fired from Norwich Castle to pop and film tunes.
The event is taking place a little earlier in the evening than normal, due to Norwich City's home fixture against Watford, and over 10,000 people are expected to line the streets with the countdown taking place at City Hall.
Many market stalls and local independents will also be staying open late so you can grab dinner of a hot drink to warm you up.
8. What: Fireworks and Bonfire
Where: Grange Farm, Buxton Road, Spixworth, NR10 3PE
When: 6pm to 9.30pm, November 2, in advance from Spixworth Co-Op of leaders of 1st Spixworth Scout Group (on the gate) adults 14+ £4 (£5), children 5-15 £3 (£4), under 5s free
The event takes place at Grange Farm, opposite The Longe Arms, and the bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm, followed by two displays at 7.15pm and 8.15pm and raises money for the scout group.
Make sure to bring a torch and there will also be refreshments and a barbecue, stalls, with traditional games such as coconut shy, spin the wheel and tombola, and there is free parking on the adjacent field (subject to weather conditions).
9. What: Fireworks Spectacular
Where: Drayton Community Infant School, 93 School Road, NR8 6EN
When: November 1, 6.15pm to 8pm
Cost: £5, children 3 and under free (but ticket required), buy in advance at pta-events.co.uk/dcisfriends
There will be two displays taking place starting with a quieter one at 6.45pm, with the main event at 7.30pm.
At the event, there will also be hot food stalls, hot and cold drinks and tickets will also be sold in the mornings and afternoons at school drop-off and pick-up for parents on the week beginning October 28, with a limited number available on the gate.
Make sure to check online before heading to a firework display as timings may change or events may be cancelled due to weather conditions.