Ohh ahh your guide to firework and bonfire events in Norfolk

Bonfire night fun across Norfolk

Bonfire night fun across Norfolk - Credit: Archant

Bonfire Night is upon us and many families will be hosting their bonfire parties and firework displays. SIMON PARKIN picks some of the best places to enjoy Guy Fawkes fun and see the skies light up.

Corpusty bonfire night includes a parade with pagen origins. Picture: Mark Bullimore

Corpusty bonfire night includes a parade with pagen origins. Picture: Mark Bullimore - Credit: Archant


• Fawkes in the Walks

The Walks, King's Lynn, November 4, 6pm, free admission, 01553 763044, visitwestnorfolk.com

Family fun with numerous firework displays this weekend. Picture: Andy Darnell

Family fun with numerous firework displays this weekend. Picture: Andy Darnell - Credit: Archant

Thousands will again turn up to watch this annual event in Lynn's beautiful park, The Walks. With funfair rides, stalls selling seasonal products like tasty toffee apples, and live entertainment ahead of the exciting firework display. Now in its eighth 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.

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• Grand Firework Display

Waters Lane Playing Field, Hemsby, November 3, gates open 5pm, £3 entry per person

Fireworks display with a family funfair, barbecue and traditional bonfire night refreshments.

• 30th Norwich Scout Group Bonfire and Fireworks

Tusting Close, School Lane, Sprowston, November 4, gates open 6.30pm, £5 on the gate, £4.50 advance 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 a second display after a short interval. Hot food and drinks available. No sparklers. Advance tickets from Newscene, Sprowston Road or Billy's Fish and Chip, School Lane.

• Firework Display

Brundall Primary School, The Dales, Brundall, November 4, gates open 6pm, advance tickets £4, £3 children, pre-schoolers free, £12 family, 01603712597, email head@brundall.norfolk.sch.uk

Friends of Brundall School run this annual firework event. Fireworks start at 7.30pm. Barbecue, bar, tombola, mulled wine, hot drinks and novelties. Tickets in advance from Brundall school office and Brundall home and hardware store. On the gate prices £4.50, £3 children. No family tickets available on gate.

• Fireworks Spectacular

Drayton Community Infant School, November 4, £5 per person, under-3s free (still need a ticket), 01603 860272

Fireworks Spectacular at Drayton. Quieter display at 6.45pm, followed by main display at 7.30pm. Hog roast, candy floss, doughnuts, drinks, treats and more. Tickets from the school. No sparklers or laser pens.

• Fireworks Display

Hindringham, November 4, £2.50, under-11s free

Pilgrim Federation fireworks display at Hindringham Primary. Gates open at 5pm and fireworks set off at 6pm. Many stalls, tombola, raffle and refreshments including jacket potatoes and hotdogs.

• Rackheath Fireworks Extravaganza

Stracey Playing Field, Green Lane West, Rackheath, November 4, gates open 6.30pm, £4, £1 children,

Village Bonfire Night fun. Campfire lighting 7pm, firework display 7.30pm, Grand Finale 8.15pm. Bar and barbecue.

• Big Boom!

Norwich Castle, November 4, 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 few years ago and has been a big success. The city's sky will be filled with colour from fireworks launched from Norwich Castle at 7.30pm. Watch from in front of City Hall for the full audio visual experience.

• Crusaders Bonfire Night

Crusaders Rugby Club, Beckhithe, Little Melton, November 4, 6.30pm-10.30pm, £10 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.

• Bawburgh Bonfire Night

Bawburgh Village Hall, November 4, 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.

• Firework Spectacular

Tuttles Lane, Wymondham, November 4, gates open 6.30pm, £5, £4 under-16s, under-4s free, wymondhamrugby.com

Wymondham Rugby Club again hosts its fireworks display night with thousands of pounds' worth of rockets, mortars, star shells and roman candles. 'Fireworks Night is our biggest single event of the year,' explained Holly Crook, the club's social secretary. 'It's grown hugely with lots of families now coming along to see a professional display in a safe and friendly atmosphere. We've got music and entertainment, kids rides, hot food and drinks and a full bar.' The fireworks start at 7.30pm.

• Cromer Family Fireworks

Suffield Park Infants School, Mill Road, Cromer, November 4, gates open 5pm, £2.50 adult/ £1.50 child, early bird tickets available at both schools £2 adult and £1 child

Firework display to raise money for the Infants School and Cromer Junior. Includes a fire dancing performance at 5.45pm. The fireworks start at 7pm. There is also a barbecue, face painting, tombola, bar available and more. Tickets available on the night.

• Fireworks and Bonfire

Briston Pavilion, off Stone Beck Lane, November 4, from 6pm

Traditional Bonfire Night fun includes a Guy competition, with judging at 6pm. Bonfire lit at 6.30pm, with fireworks from 7pm. Barbecue and refreshments. Funfair rides, candy floss and sweets. All money raised, will go towards the children's youth club.

• Fireworks Night

Elveden Inn, Brandon Road, Elveden, November 4, 7.30pm, gates from 6pm, admission free, www.elvedeninn.com

Free fireworks display at the Elveden Inn. Arrive from 6pm and enjoy food available inside and out. They will be serving additional food available outside to enjoy while watching the show!

• Firework Display and Bonfire

South Walsham Village Hall, School Road, South Walsham, November 5, 6.30pm-9pm, £5, £2 children, www.southwalshamvillagehall.co.uk

Firework display with bonfire, barbecue, hot food, hot drinks, bar throughout the evening, Guy Fawkes competition, stalls including tombola, plus plenty of flashing novelties for sale.

• Firework Extravaganza

The Lighthouse Inn, Coast Road, Walcott, November 4, gates open 5.30pm, £7 adv/£10 on the gate, £20 adv/£30 family tickets on gate (two adults, two children), 01692 650371, www.lighthouseinn.co.uk

The Lighthouse Inn's 25th annual firework display. The children's fireworks start at 7.15pm with a Disney's Frozen theme. The main display at 8.30pm with even larger fireworks this year has a theme of 50 Years of Film - so expect plenty of a film music to accompany all the bangs overhead. Family entertainment from 5.30pm including children entertainers Dave Doughnut, Razz the Clown and Auntie Pearl. Licensed bar, hog roast, mini fun fair and more.


• Fireworks Night

Taverham Scout HQ, Sandy Lane, Taverham, November 5, gates open 6pm, £6, under-16s free, 1sttaverhamscouts.co.uk

Popular event organised by 1st Tavenham Scouts, and usually sells out well before the night, advance purchase is strongly recommended. Gates open at 6pm, displays at 7pm and 8pm. Bar and barbecue on site.

• Fireworks at The Farm

Elm Farm, Horsham St Faiths, November 5, gates open 5pm, £15 on the gate, £7 under-14s, under-5s free, 01603 898366, elmfarmcountryhouse.co.uk

Bonfire, family fun and fireworks, starting at 7.45pm. Entry includes eat as much as you want barbecue and hog roast. Advance tickets adults £10 and under-12s £5.

• FOHS Village Fireworks

Hempnall Village Hall, Hempnall, November 5, 5pm-10pm, details at hempnall.norfolk.sch.uk

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, glow sticks and more!

• Bonfire Night

Cliff Top Car Park, Hunstanton, November 5, gate open 5pm, £15 cars, £5 pedestrains (£2 over-65s), £2 children, www.hunstantonroundtable.com

One of the biggest firework displays organised by Hunstanton Round Table and a proper Bonfire Night party. 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 firework display, funfair and stalls, live music and refreshments. The bonfire will be lit at 6pm, fireworks at 7.30pm.

• Spixworth Scout Fireworks

Grange Farm, Buxton Road, Spixworth, November 5, 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. Barbecue and traditional fun. Advance tickets from Spixworth Co-Op £4 and £3 children.

• Fireworks Spectacular

Village Hall, Swanton Morley, near Dereham, November 5, gates open 5pm, £6, £3 under-14s, 01362 638302

Swanton Morley hosts its annual Bonfire Night gathering. The fireworks will spark into action at 7pm. Gates open at 5pm. Bonfire, kids disco, fairground rides, children's entertainer, barbecue, hog roast and all the usual treats. No sparklers.

• Corpusty Bonfire

Corpusty Village Green, November 5, 6pm, admission by donation, facebook.com/Corpusty-Bonfire

Popular bonfire night in Corpusty that includes 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 starts at 6pm, bonfire and fireworks at 8pm. Free car parking.

• Bonfire & Fireworks

Sadnhol Lane, Little Plumstead, November 5, gates 6pm

Little Plumstead host their traditional bonfire and fireworks display. 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.

• Diss Football Club Fireworks

Brewers Green Lane, Diss, November 5, gates open 6pm, £4, £1 children, www.disstownfc.co.uk

Annual firework display with gates opening at 6pm. Hot food and drinks available together with bar. Parking and covered standing areas. Pop along and see the 6' high Super Nova rocket and much more.

• Roughton School Fireworks

Roughton School, Chapel Road, Roughton, November 5, gates open 5pm

Annual family friendly public fireworks display. Gates open at 5pm and the firework display will start around 6.30pm. Hot food, burgers, sausages (including a gluten free option), jackets potatoes; hot and cold drinks; sweets and glow sticks available. No sparklers.

• Swanton Morley Fireworks

Village Hall, Golf Links Road, Swanton Morley, November 5, gates open 5pm, £6, £3 children, www.facebook.com/SwantonMorleyVillageHall/

Village fireworks display starting at 7pm. There will be a kids disco in our main hall, with a small selection of fairground rides and stalls outside.

• Scarning School Fireworks

Scarning Primary School, November 5, £5, £2 children (pre paid) or on the night £6, £3, www.scarningprimary.co.uk/community/

Annual fireworks display that helps raise much needed funds for the school. Barbecue, craft fair, crepes and bar.

• Thorpe St Andrew Fireworks Display

Fitzmaurice Park, Thorpe St Andrew, November 5, £3, £2 children, £10 family

The annual Thorpe St Andrew Town Council fireworks display fired by Titanium, the company which do the Edinburgh Hogmanay, London New Year and Rugby World Cup fireworks! The Fat Cat and Tap will be providing drinks, along with Claridges' locally produced hot food, Ronaldos Coffee, funfair and many other stalls and activities. Local students will also be raising money for the East of England Air Ambulance. Tickets available at the gate, priced the same as previous years.

• Hanworth Charity Fireworks

Deer's Glade, White Post Road, Hanworth, November 5, gates open 6pm, £4, £14 family, 01263 768633, www.evensi.uk/charity-fireworks-display-amp-candlelit-procession-deers/188326765

Join the Candlelit Procession following 'Guy Fawkes' through the woods to the fireworks. Hog Roast, burgers, pies, soup, beer tent, mulled wine, cider, hot drinks, cake and sweets available. Procession at 6.30pm, fire lit 7pm, fireworks at 7.30pm.


• Wroxham Football Club Fireworks

Trafford Park,, Skinners Lane, Wroxham, November 6, gates open 5pm, £5, £2 children, pitchero.com/clubs/wroxhamfc

Wroxham Football Club are holding there annual fireworks display and bonfire event. Bonfire at 6.30pm and fireworks at 7.15pm Music before and after the fireworks, barbecue, hot food, hot drinks and licensed bar.

• Filby Fireworks

Filby Playing Field, Main Road, Filby, November 6, gates open at 5pm, £4, £2 children, 01493 369250

Bonfire lit at 6pm followed by fireworks display. Rides, hot food, bar, teas and free parking.

• Bodham Bonfire

Bodham Playing Field, November 6, gates 6pm, £2, £1 children, £5 per car, facebook.com/events/1196402437047034/

Bodham community bonfire. Gates open at 6pm, bonfire lit at 6.30pm with the firework display at 7pm. Barbecue, entertainment and refreshments. Any garden waste for the bonfire can be left on the field between 9am and 3pm on Saturday.

• Gala Night Fireworks Display & Destruction Derby

Yarmouth Stadium, November 6, 5.30pm, £16 (£12 cons), £7 children, under-4s free, £43 family, www.yarmouthstadium.co.uk/motorracing/

Firework fun with extra bangs! Yarmouth Stadium's Gala Night includes caravan destruction derby, back to basics banger racing track championship series Grand Finale, Superstox, Safari Land Rover series. All followed by a Fireworks Spectacular.

• 1st Cringleford Scouts Fireworks

Cringleford Recreation Ground, Oakfields Road, November 6, gates open 6.30pm, £6, £3 children, £17-£15 family

Popular scout firework display always held on the first Sunday in November. Kids display at 7pm and the main display at 8pm. Family stalls, entertainment and a barbecue. If you are able to, arrive on foot as limited parking.

• Lenwade Fireworks Extravaganza

Lenwade House Hotel, Fakenham Road, Lenwade, November 6, gates open 4.30pm, £7, £4 children, under-4s free, www.lenwadehouse.co.uk

The sky above Lenwade will be alight with an amazing fireworks display (6.30pm) from the professionals at Fireworks International. There will be a bonfire display (5.30pm) and meet Guy Fawkes before he goes up in flames! Take along your own small homemade Guy to send off in style! Glow sticks, sparklers will be available to purchase. Family entertainment, fun and food.

• Thetford Firework Spectacular

Barnham Cross Common, Thetford, November 6, leapinghare.org/events/norfolk-1/thetford-1/community-1/thetford-firework-spectacular/

Free family fun day at Barnham Cross Common from 2.30pm. Family entertainer Auntie Pearl from 3pm–4pm, firework display for children at 5.45pm, main firework display at 7.30pm. Live Music, fairground rides, sideshows, food and charity stalls.

• North Walsham Fireworks

Millfield Primary School, Recreation Road, North Walsham, November 6, £8, £5 children, www.millfield.norfolk.sch.uk/diary/detail/456583/

Community fun day that starts at 3.30pm. Fireworks at 6.15pm. Hog roast, funfair, craft stalls, live music.

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