Bonfire Night 2017: Firework displays in Somerset
PUBLISHED: 10:25 17 October 2017
Expect a lot of ‘oooohs and ahhhhhs’ as Guy Fawkes Night is nearly upon us and the Somerset skies will be lit up with dazzling displays of fireworks. We round-up the Bonfire Night celebrations in the region
The popular family attraction Animal Farm Family Theme Park in Berrow, Burnham-on-Sea will host its annual firework display and bonfire on Saturday October 28, promising to be bigger and better than ever!
With new attractions, entertainers, live music and a beer tent, and also an added Family Fright Night Feature, the evening looks set to be fun for the whole family. Early bird tickets are £8 and can be purchased here.
Head down to Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park on Saturday November 4 for a dazzling display of fireworks to a musical backdrop.
The hugely popular annual spectacular boasts a funfair, food stalls and a bar so there’s plenty to keep you occupied before the fireworks light the sky at 7.30pm. Ticket prices start at £3.50 and must be bought in advance - you can purchased tickets here.
Held on the recreation ground in Bath’s beautiful city centre, The Rotary Club of Bath will once again be putting on the fabulous fireworks display on Saturday November 4.
Gates open at 5.30pm so venture down early for a prime spot to soak in the pyrotechnics lighting up the sky at 7pm . Save some pennies by booking in advance from the Bath box office.
Bridgwater’s high street will be home to the famous Guy Fawkes Carnival on Saturday November 4. Kicking off the celebrations at 10.30am, the town centre will become alive with the sounds of samba, marching bands, choirs, street performers and an array of live music.
The illuminated carnival floats will take to the streets in the evening and a fantastic firework display will start at 10.45pm. Find out more about Somerset’s carnival trails and when they’ll be heading to your town here.
Now in its 17th year, visitors can be assured of an evening of delicious food, fireworks and plenty of fun at North Perrot Cricket Club on Saturday November 4.
The annual bonfire and firework display will begin at 6.30pm with the club house offering hot food and bar facilities. There’s even a sweet tent for little ones!
Oake Manor, Taunton
On Saturday November 4, enjoy an evening jam-packed with a dazzling array of fireworks at Oake Manor in Taunton. With the scenic rolling greenery of the surrounding golf course, this is a picturesque spot for a dazzling display of pyroctechnics. Grab a pork and stuffing bap while you watch the fireworks illuminate the sky. Tickets are £5 and include a free disco.
In association with Taunton’s 107.8 Tone FM, Hatch Charity Fireworks will once again be entertaining crowds at Taunton Racecourse on Sunday November 5.
A licensed bar, children’s rides and plenty of tasty treats can be enjoyed all before an awe-inspiring firework display choreographed to music at 6.30pm. With an increase in the fireworks budget, this year visitors can expect a show like they’ve never seen at the racecourse!
Grand Pier, Weston-Super-Mare
A position upon Weston-Super-Mare’s Grand Pier is the best spot to watch a mesmerising firework display over the sea. The display, held on Saturday November 11, will be synchronised to music and tickets include unlimited rides and, for a little extra, hot food. Book tickets online or purchase from the gift shop.
Puxton Park, near Weston-Super-Mare
Puxton Park’s annual Bonfire night extravaganza promises a firework display that is bigger and better than ever before. Enjoy the funfair before the award-winning Fire Magic fireworks light up the sky at 7pm. Tickets are £7 for individuals or £25 for a family or four.
Fireworks Knight, Yeovil Showground
For a Guy Fawkes celebration with a difference, spend Saturday November 4 at the Yeovil Showground for Yeovil’s ‘Fireworks Knight’.
With appearances from Batman, Robin, Catwoman and the Batmobile, a live performance by Oas-is, and an impressive bonfire and funfair, there’s plenty of fun to be had before the fireworks even begin! Buy advance tickets with VIP reserved parking here.
For more Bonfire Night celebrations in Somerset, pick up your copy of November’s Somerset Life (available October 18). Buy your copy here.
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