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Bonfire Bonanza

Remember,'s not too late to join in with all the Bonfire festivities. Here are the best in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Abbey Park Fireworks, Leicester, Sat 3 Nov

The city’s official celebration, this one is of course Leicester’s biggest bonfire and firework display. The lighting of the bonfire and main display is always a spectacular sight and there’s always  a quieter show for the tots to enjoy. There will be live entertainment, funfair and plenty of food stalls. This year’s theme is Saturday Night Fever – John Travolta fans (guilty) will not be disappointed! Booking essential. Adult £6 under 16’s £4 and family of four £16, under 4s free – more on the gate. Tickets are available from Visit Leicester, De Montfort Hall Box Office.

Abbey Park, 47 Abbey Park Rd, Leicester LE4 5AQ

Sheepy Bonfire Party & Firework Display, Fri 02 Nov 

This well-known village display comes complete with a fire eater and entertainer. There will be music, food and a bar – buy tickets here. From 6pm and tickets start from £3.28.

Sheepy Playing Fields, Brookside Place, Sheepy Magna, CV9 3RD

360 Degree Fireworks at Cattows Farm

Calling itself the UK’s biggest 360 Fireworks Display, this really is one display you don’t want to miss! Expect some 60,000 fireworks and a fun laser display, there’s also live bands, children’s fairground rides and so much more. Tickets from £11.50.

Cattows Farm, Heather, Coalville, LE67 2TD 

Family Bonfire Night, Chives, Countesthorpe, 3 Nov

As well as a  bonfire, there will be refreshments, music and of course fantastic fireworks. Funds will help support the local Countesthorpe Scout Group. Pre book your tickets now.

Glebe Garden Centre, Countesthorpe, Leicester, LE8 5QP

Twinlakes Park, Melton Mowbray, 03 Nov

What better way to celebrate its 15th anniversary than with a big bang! Entry includes everything – and we don’t just mean fireworks – we’re talking all the ride, attractions, farm park and toddler/main firework display and…if that wasn’t enough there’s also free parking! General admission £15.

Twinlakes, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 4SB

Firework Night, Conkers 2018 Visit Conkers, Swadlincote, Sat 3 Nov – Sun 4 Nov

As well as a spectacular fireworks show, you can enjoy a laser disco, fairground rides, face painting, tombola and this year there’s even a range of craft activities for the kids. Cost – adults £8 and kids £6.

Conkers, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 6GA

Wicked Hathern Fireworks and Bonfire, Hathern, Sat 3 Nov

One for the kids who enjoy all the dazzle of the fireworks but not the noise; the silent display is great for little ones and then the main one kicks off after. Packed with huge fireworks and set against a stunning backdrop – this really is one of the best displays in Charnwood. There’s a fun fair, a bar, live music and even a dance floor. Expect lots of food too from Mexican to pizza and everything in between. Advance price, adults £6 and kids £4 babies 0-4 years free.

Wicked Hathern Fireworks and Bonfire, Hathern, Dishlkey Grange Farm, Derby Road, LE11 5SF

Hinckley Rugby Club Firework Fiesta, Sun 4 Nov

For something different but just as much fun – there will be a circus theme running through this event with  stilt walkers, a circus workshop and of course a Punch and Judy show plus a funfair and live music too. Get your tickets here.

Hinckley Rugby Club, Leicester Rd Sports Club, Hinckley, LE10 3DR

Coalville Firework Extravaganza, Sun 28 Oct 

A great local event for family and friends and definitely one not to be missed. Buy tickets here.

Coalville Rugby Football Club, 350 Hall Lane , Whitwick, LE67 5PF

Mallory Park, Kirby Muxloe, Fri 2 nov 

Mallory Parks annual Bonfire and Firework Spectacular returns on Friday 2nd November, and it’s going to be bigger and better than ever. Expect an evening filled with a fun fair, a bonfire, live music, food and drink stalls and a spectacular firework display set to live music from 5-9pm. From £4.

Mallory Park, Church Road, Kirkby Mallory, Leicestershire, LE9 7QE

Firework Display and Funfair at Leicester Racecourse, Oadby, Sat 3 Nov

Rainbows Hospice will be hosting the annual family-friendly bonfire night at Leicester Racecourse. During the evening, you will also get to enjoy a brilliant bonfire which is certain to keep you toasty as night falls. The family-friendly firework spectacular will also host an exciting funfair for thrill seekers to enjoy between 5.30pm and 10pm, while there will be a number of stalls, bars and food for you to enjoy.

Leicester Racecourse, Oadby, Leicester LE2 4AL

Bonfire Night, Great Central Railway, Quorn and Woodhouse Eaves, Mon 5 Nov

Expect a fantastic fire, a huge firework display, refreshments and children’s rides. You can arrive at the gate  or even better, travel in heritage style by train from Loughborough, Rothley or Leicester North stations. Combine the magic of a train ride at night with a sensational firework display – see you there. Choo Choo! Cost on the gate (no train ride) cash only, adults £9, kids £6, family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £22 and under 2s go free.

GC Railway, Great Central Road, Loughborough, LE11 1RW

Fireworks Night, Rutland Lions, Sat 3 Nov

The Oakham Rugby Club plays host to this annual bonfire night. The 7pm show will be for the kids and the 7.45 show will be complete with big bangs to create the perfect sight for spectators. There will be a barbecue fayre of hot dogs and burgers and the rugby club bar will be open. £6 on the night, £5 in advance. Tickets available from Fords of Oakham and from Uppingham Sport & Book. Please note that family tickets will not be available on the night.

Oakham Rugby Club, Showground Way, Off Burley Park Way, Oakham LE15 7TW

Cottesmore Bonfire and Fireworks Night, Sun 4 Nov

The annual firework event kicks off again with a great fireworks display – there will also be an area for sparklers, fairground rides, stalls, a kids roundabout, bar and refreshments. Advanced Price: adults £4 kids – £1 (gate price: adults £6 kids £1.50) on sale from Cottesmore Village Shop. Gates Open 4pm.

Cottesmore Community Centre, 23 Main Street, LE15 7DH

2 comments on “Bonfire Bonanza”

  • Paul October 25, 2018

    You forgot Snarestone Tote Firework display at The Globe, Main Street, Snarestone. A traditional bonfire and firework display for all the family. Gates open at 6pm, bonfire lit at 6.30pm, fireworks at pm. Adults £4, Children & OAP’s £2, Family ticket (max 2 adults and 3 children) £10.

    • keya November 5, 2018

      Thanks Paul! I’ll make sure I include it next year – really appreciate readers letting me know of other events I have missed out!


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