Our best pick of Bristol's firework displays
Remember, remember the 5th of November. It’s that time of year once again when we huddle around a fire and watch as the skies are lit with fireworks to celebrate Bonfire Night.
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 fireworks displays or bonfires in your area of Bristol. 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.
Millennium Square Festive Fair Firework Special – Thursday 3rd November 2016
Time: Fireworks and Christmas Lights Switch On from 18:10
Where: Millennium Square, Harbourside, BS1 5DB
Downend Round Table Fireworks – Friday 4th November 2016
Time: 17:30 – 21:00
Tickets: £6.00 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 4th November 2016
Where: Henleaze Infant School, Park Grove, Henleaze, BS9 4LG
Bonfire of the Bigotries – Saturday 5th November 2016
Time: 20:00 – 02:00 (minimum age 18)
Where: Malcolm X Community Centre, St Paul’s, BS2 8YH
Canford Park Charity Fireworks Fiesta – Saturday 5th November 2016
Time: Gates open 18:00
Tickets: £5 (under 3’s free)
Where: Canford Lane, Westbury-on-Trym, BS9 3NX
Bishop Road Fireworks Extravaganza – Saturday 5th November 2016
Time: 17:00 – 21:00
Tickets: £5-6 (Children £3-4; under 3’s free)
Where: School Field, Off Bishop Road, Bishopston, Bristol, BS7 8LQ
Brislington Bonfire Night Firework Show with BBQ
Where: Hungerford Community Centre & Social Club, Hungerford Road, BS4 5EX
Victoria Park Bonfire Night – Saturday 5th November 2016
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 St Werburghs City Farm – 5th November
Time: 15:00 – 20:00 (no fireworks)
Tickets: £5, under 12’s free. Free glowstick for all entrants! Live music, mulled bar, kids Barn Rave.
Where: St Werburghs City Farm, Watercress Road, St Werburghs, BS2 9YJ
Bristol Zoo Fireworks – Family friendly. 5th, 6th & 7th November
Time: 17:00 (animal friendly fireworks)
Tickets: £8, £6 children, discounts for zoo members.
Where: Bristol Zoo Gardens, Clifton, BS8 3HA
Bradley Stoke Town Council Fireworks Display – Sunday 6th November 2016
Tickets: Free! No alcohol allowed on site and no sparklers
Where: Jubilee Centre, Savages Wood Road, Bradley Stoke, BS32 8HL