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.

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Here is our Bristol firework display guide for 2022

Bristol Firework Displays

Downend Round Table Fireworks – Friday 4th November 2022

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 hotdog stand!

The children’s display starts at 6:30pm and the main display at 8:00pm. This is a very popular event so make sure to pre-order your tickets to avoid disappointment and try to arrive by public transport to avoid the nightmare parking situation.

  • Friday 4th November 2022

  • 17:30pm - 21:00pm

  • King George V playing fields, Downend, BS16 6QW

  • £7 adults, £5 children (under 16), under 3 free

DoubleTree by Hilton Cadbury House – Friday 4th November 2022

Cadbury House always put on a great firework display and it’s open to everyone whether you are a member or not .

It is well worth driving out of town for this one, there’s plenty of parking, food and drink stalls and fairground rides as well as the epic display! Fireworks start at 19:30.

  • Friday 4th November 2022

  • 17:30 - 20:00

  • DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House, Congresbury, BS49 5AD

  • £5.50 adults

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Canford Park Charity Fireworks Fiesta – Saturday 5th November 2022

One of the best Bristol fireworks displays, we definitely recommend a visit to Canford Park! This is our top tip for the Saturday night. This is a simple but great affair, with no fairground rides, just some food and drink stalls and a band to entertain everyone before the display begins.

It’s perfect for those who just want to go and watch a spectacular fireworks display and then go home! 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! Fireworks display begins at 19:00

  • Saturday 5th November 2022

  • 17:30pm - 19:30pm

  • Canford Lane, Westbury-on-Trym, BS9 3NX

  • £7.50 in advance £9 on the gate, under 3 free

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Bishop Road Fireworks Extravaganza – Saturday 5th November 2022

For a proper family fun evening, this display, hosted by Bishop Road Primary School, ticks all the boxes.

Run by the school’s PFTA, expect a super friendly atmosphere and, of course, lots of wild children high on sugar from the tuck shop sweets! There are drinks at the bar for the adults too and a cracking display to round the evening off. You must purchase your tickets in advance as none will be available to buy on the door

  • Saturday 5th November 2022

  • 17:00pm - 20:00pm

  • School Field, Off Bishop Road, Bishopston, Bristol, BS7 8LQ

  • £8 adults, £5 children, under 3 free

Fireworks to Music at Avon Valley – Friday 4th and Saturday 5th November 2022

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 event is so popular they are now running two nights!

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!

This is another event that sells out fast so pre-book tickets to avoid disappointment. Parking is also only available by pre-booking so make sure to add that to your cart too! Fireworks start at 19:00

  • Friday 4th & Saturday 5th November 2022

  • 17:00 - 21:00

  • Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park, Pixash Lane, Keynsham, BS31 1TP

  • From £9.50

Puxton Park Bonfire Night Fireworks Display – Saturday 12th November 2022

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! Make sure to purchase your tickets ahead of time as there will be no tickets available on the door. Fireworks display begins at 19:00pm.

  • Saturday 12th November 2022

  • 17:30pm - 21:00pm

  • Puxton Park, Cowslip Lane, Weston Super Mare, BS24 6AH

  • £10 adults/children, £36 family of four, under 2 free

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Fireworks at Sea at The Grand Pier – Friday 18th November 2022

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 include unlimited rides Fireworks will start at approximately 8pm.

  • Friday 18th November 2022

  • 18:30pm

  • The Grand Pier, Marine Parade, Weston-Super-Mare, BS23 1AL

  • From £12.50

Victoria Park Bonfire Night – Tuesday 5th November 2022

There are no fireworks at this local event, but it is still worth mentioning as one not to miss! There is always an enormous bonfire to gather around and a build a guy competition to draw everyone together.

Take a stroll around the series of great stalls offering delicious food and drinks (cocktails, hot chocolate, mulled wine, whatever your poison, they have it covered!)  A truly community driven family friendly affair where you will bump into at least 10 people you know.

Watch out for the rogue fireworks being let off over the park (please don’t set any off yourselves though!) Guy competition at 18:00, fire lighting at 18:30

  • Saturday 5th November 2022

  • 18:00pm - 21:00pm

  • Victoria Park, Totterdown, Bristol, BS3 4DP

  • Free!

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Bonfire Night Party at Clifton Observatory – Friday 4th November 2022

Long have we pined for fireworks at Clifton Suspension Bridge – well, our wishes haven’t quite come true but nearly! The hill above the bridge has always been a gathering spot to watch the fireworks explode all across the city below. Now there is a far classier way to enjoy the display than huddled up with a can of Red Stripe freezing your hands off.

Buy a ticket to gain access to the rooftop terrace at Clifton Observatory for the ultimate city view. You’ll also get a free welcome drink and sparklers and will be able to enjoy fire performers, woodfired pizza, a cocktail bar and live DJ set. Surely this must be the most stylish fireworks event in Bristol!?

  • Friday 4th November 2022

  • 18:00 - late

  • Clifton Observatory, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 3LT

  • £20, over 18’s only

Bradley Stoke Fireworks Display – Sunday 6th November 2022

Fancy a good old local, traditional bonfire night? Then this evening in Bradley Stoke will be right up your street!  This is a free event run by the town council, although charitable donations are encouraged.

Come along with your neighbours and friends and enjoy a great community spirited night. Grab a hot dog from the barbecue, and some doughnuts for the kids and settle down to watch the fab fireworks display.

  • Saturday 6th November 2022

  • TBC

  • Jubilee Centre, Savages Wood Road, Bradley Stoke

  • Free - donations welcome

Fireworks Display at Gloucestershire Country Cricket Club – Friday 4th November 2022

Another absolute belter of a fireworks display is due to take place at Gloucestershire Country Cricket Club in Bishopston. Long term residents will remember the amazing annual shows of the past which were sadly stopped for 7 years.

Making it’s return with a bang, this event will have plenty of food and drinks on offer along with music, games and stalls to keep you entertained before the main draw. The fireworks display begins at the family friendly time of 18:45.

  • Friday 4th November 2022

  • 17:00

  • Gloucestershire County Cricket Club, Seat Unique Stadium, Nevil Road, Bristol, BS7

  • £8 adults, £5 children, under 4’s free

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