Bonfires & fireworks

2013 events

 

Bonfire Night at The Black Country Living Museum, 3 November, 6.30pm - 10.00pm

A family-orientated Bonfire Night celebrates the 5 of November with roaring bonfires and traditional entertainment with the added safety of no fireworks.

Visitors can enjoy hot roast chestnuts, toffee apples, fire juggling, Punch & Judy shows and musical entertainers. Join in and sing along with the pianist in the Bottle & Glass Inn, see the Rolling Mill in action and enjoy the fairground in full swing.

The Museum's canal-side village will be lit up with atmospheric candle and gas-lights and visitors can enjoy chatting to characters from yesteryear, the night will be kicked off with a Guy Fawkes doll and lighting of the fire theatrical performance.

*This is a pre-purchase only event. Book your tickets online www.bclm.com/bookings or call 0121 520 8054

 

Fireworks Spectacular, Drayton Manor, 3 & 4 November

Fireworks will be set to music and each display will begin at 7pm and last for 20 minutes, making them one of the biggest firework events in the Midlands. In addition to the fireworks, visitors will also get to enjoy a host of rides that will be open until 9pm, including G-Force and Apocalypse, the 54-metre drop tower voted the UK’s scariest ride by Channel Five’s The Gadget Show. There’s also a 4D Cinema, 15-acre zoo and the Ben 10: Ultimate Mission rollercoaster. For younger visitors, Drayton Manor has Europe’s only Thomas Land™ attraction, which features a variety of rides themed around the popular Thomas & Friends™ series.

Special half-term offer

Visitors who book online via www.draytonmanor.co.uk will receive reduced entry prices. during the upcoming half term holiday (29 Oct – 2 Nov) should visit Drayton 

Tickets purchased from the park’s website currently cost just £20 for adults, £12 for grandee (60+) and children aged 4-11 years old and free for children aged under four. There will also be free parking for those booking in advance.

The discount prices also apply during the two nights of spectacular firework displays on 3 & 4 November. This means families can spend a whole day in the park and then experience the fireworks in the evening.

 

Firework Festival, 3 November, West Midland Safari Park

For the first time ever, this African themed event will include performances by the internationally acclaimed 'Pearl of Africa Children's Choir' that are currently on tour in the UK. The Choir will perform at various locations and intervals throughout the event and deliver a mix of traditional African music, dance and drumming.

As one of the largest firework displays in the West Midlands, the event has generated a dedicated following for over 30 years with a huge bonfire and firework display, which this year is accompanied by some of the very best music associated with Africa. There are also late-night rides, safari illuminations, discovery trail, sea lion show and a range of refreshments including a hog roast, as well as a bar and disco in Treetops Pavilion. See a firework trailer here.

 

The event is also being celebrated at Spring Grove House - situated in the Park grounds - where a VIP event is being held in the "below stairs" party venue known as Cellarz. Further details and booking information is available here or by phone 01299 406460.

During Firework Festival the gates and rides open at 2.00pm; bonfire lit at 6.30pm. Last admission is at 7.00pm and fireworks commence at 7.15pm. The Park and rides close at 10.00pm, whilst the animal reserves will be closed throughout the entire event. Choir performances approx., 3.00pm, 4.00pm, 5.30pm and 7.45pm.

Even though 2011 prices have been held for the Firework Festival, there is still the opportunity to save up to 25% off the "on the day" price by purchasing tickets in advance, which is valid up to midnight Friday 2nd November 2012. Advance admission only tickets cost £8.25, whilst combined Admission and Wristband tickets cost £16.50. Buy tickets online here.

On the day admission costs £11.00 per person, with adult wristbands costing an extra £11.50, whilst child wristbands cost an extra £10.99.

 

Fireworks Spectacular 2012, Pype Hayes Park, 5 November

Watch the skies light up and make 5 November a night to remember by enjoying a fantastic FREE fireworks display at Pype Hayes Park, Erdington, North Birmingham.

The gates open at 4pm so you can enjoy the thrills of the funfair and warm up with some hot snacks and drinks before the fireworks start at 8pm.

Find out more about the Fireworks Spectacular here

 

The Spectacular Kings Heath Fireworks Extravaganza,
4 November, Kings Heath Sports Club

Professional Fireworks Display, Funfair, Food Stalls, Concessions and Beer Tent including Real Ales.

Gates open at 5.30pm. Display starts at 7.00pm. Please arrive early

Kings Heath Sports Club, The Sports Ground, Alcester Road, B14 6DT
(entrance opposite Livingstone Rd)
Phone 0121 444 1913 or email for more details

Its original home since 1994.

Adults: £5
Children: £2
Under 2's: Free

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Lovely Pubs Bonfire & Firework Events

The Boot Inn Bonfire Night, 2 November
Bonfire and Fireworks with BBQ and DJ. 
Starts 5.30PM.

The Farm Bonfire Night, 3 November
Bonfire and Fireworks with BBQ, live music and much more.

The Orange Tree Bonfire Night , 4 November
Bonfire and Fireworks with BBQ and much more.
From 6PM.

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