Our best pick of the best Bristol firework displays
It’s that time of year when we huddle around a fire and watch as the skies are lit with fireworks to celebrate Bonfire Night, watching some of the best Bristol firework displays.
This of course is a celebration of the famous foiled Gun Power Plot, following Guy Fawkes’ attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605. And as we enter one of the most worrying political climates of recent times, perhaps you too will find yourself wondering whether we just might have been better off letting our mate Guy finish the job!
But put that to one side for the time being and get yourselves out to one of the organised Bristol fireworks displays or bonfires in your area of. After all, with BBQ’s, mulled cider and hog roasts accompanying various other live entertainment for the whole family, you’ll be missing out otherwise!
Here’s a round-up of all the best of what’s happening in Bristol. Local schools and communities may have even more shows lined up.
Here is our Bristol firework display guide for 2018
Downend Round Table Bristol Fireworks – Friday 2nd November 2018
Bristol’s biggest firework display, Downend Round Table never fail to deliver a spectacular show! Head over to King George V playing fields early as not only is there a super long musically coordinated pyrotechnic masterpiece but are also fairground rides, a stage with live music and performances and, perhaps most importantly, a bar.. I mean hot dog stand! The children’s display starts at 6:30pm and the main display at 8:00pm.
Time: 17:30 – 21:00
Tickets: £7.00 per adult, £5 per child (under 16), under 3 free
Where : King George V playing fields, Downend, BS16 6QW
Henleaze Infant School Fireworks Night – Friday 9th November 2018
A family friendly event in the grounds of Henleaze school. There will be the usual fare of hot dogs and burgers to keep you going along with warming hot chocolate, coffee, festive mulled wine and even Prosecco on offer to make it a special occasion!
Tickets: £5 adults, £3 children
Where:Henleaze Infant School, Park Grove, Henleaze, BS9 4LG
DoubleTree by Hilton Cadbury House – Saturday 27th October 2018
Cadbury House always put on a great firework display. It’s worth driving out of town for this one, there’s plenty of parking and tonnes of entertainment for all the family! This year, Dennis Demille, the jazz and soul singing Britain’s Got Talent Semi-finalist will be performing too!
Time: 17:00– 21:30
Tickets: £6.50 adults, £3 children
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House, Congresbury, BS49 5AD
Canford Park Charity Fireworks Fiesta – Saturday 10th November 2018
One of the best Bristol fireworks displays, we definitely recommend a visit to Canford Park! This year it’s the week after bonfire night so you may even be able to take in two huge displays one weekend after the other! This is our top tip for the Saturday night. Run by the Bristol Round Table and Rotary Club, the money goes to some amazing local causes too so make sure you snap up a ticket and get involved!
Time: Gates open 17:30
Tickets: £5 in advance £6 on the gate (under 3’s free)
Where: Canford Lane, Westbury-on-Trym, BS9 3NX
Bishop Road Fireworks Extravaganza – Saturday 10th November 2018
Another great school fireworks display which never fails to amaze. All proceeds of ticket sales going to the school.
This display also promises some great nosh and beer, what better way to keep yourself entertained!
Time: 17:00 – 21:00
Tickets: £6 (Children £3; under 3’s free)
Where: School Field, Off Bishop Road, Bishopston, Bristol, BS7 8LQ
Fireworks to Music at Avon Valley – Monday 5th November 2018
Fireworks are always brilliant when timed to music especially when done well like they are at Avon Valley! A firm favourite on the calendar, this is another large display complete with funfair, sparkler zone and plenty of food and drink! Fear not, the furry residents of the park are kept well away from the loud bangs!
Time: 17:30 – 21:30
Tickets: From £3.50
Where: Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park, Pixash Lane, Keynsham, BS31 1TP
Victoria Park Bonfire Night – Monday 5th November 2018
Tickets: free! No fireworks. Bring your own contributions for the bonfire (wood only!) and enjoy a proper family friendly affair.
Time: 18:00 – 21:00
Tickets: Free! No fireworks. Bring your own contributions for the bonfire (wood only!)
Where: Victoria Park, Totterdown, Bristol, BS3 4DP
Bonfire Night at Boiling Wells, St Werburghs City Farm – Saturday 3rd November 2018
For one evening only, Boiling Wells will again get a UV makeover. The usual live music, BBQ & bar, plus wood fire, free s’more circle, UV facepainting, our famous UV barn Kid’s Rave, and much more!
Time: 16:00 – 20:00
Tickets: £8, under 12’s free. Free glowstick for all entrants! Live music, mulled bar, kids Barn Rave. No fireworks to keep the animals happy!
Where: Boiling Wells Woodland, St Werburghs City Farm, Watercress Road, BS2 9XY
Fireworks at Sea at The Grand Pier – Saturday 17th November 2018
You can’t beat watching fireworks over water so where better to catch a display than on the pier at Weston-Super-Mare looking out to sea (okay, Severn Estuary!). Grab the best spot by booking tickets on the pier itself so truly appreciate the beautiful reflections cast into the water below. This is definitely a display with a bit of a difference and one to remember forever!
Tickets: From £7.50
Where: The Grand Pier, Marine Parade, Weston-Super-Mare, BS23 1AL
Puxton Park Bonfire Night Fireworks Display – Saturday 3rd November 2018
This is a proper professional affair with fireworks display team Fire Magic returning to put on an absolute corker of a night! This award-winning company will blow your socks off with their pyrotechnical wizardry! Not only that but you can also go on many of the park attractions along with children’s rides and the giant soft-play barn. There will be stalls, a hog roast and a BBQ to top it all off!
Time: 17:00 – 21:00
Tickets: £7 adults, £25 family of four
Where: Puxton Park, Cowslip Lane, Weston Super Mare, BS24 6AH