Our Pick: The Best of Bonfire Night in Bristol…
Remember, remember, the 5th of November… Guy Fawkes night is almost around the corner and there’s no better place to celebrate – do Bonfire Night in Bristol! With a wealth of amazing bonfires and fireworks displays in and around the city, there’s plenty to see that’s suitable whether you’re celebrating with family or friends.
The 5th is a Sunday this year, and it’s forecast to be a dry, cold and clear night – absolutely perfect for fireworks viewing! We recommend wrapping up warm and venturing out; but first, why not enjoy one of our amazing Sunday roasts at The Square Kitchen? Book in now – we’re central, and so you’re ideally located whichever fireworks display you choose to visit. (Not to mention the fact that we pride ourselves on being the best Sunday roast in the city!)
So without further ado, here’s our pick of the evening events for the weekend of Bonfire Night in Bristol:
#1 – Festival of Light @ Trinity Centre
When: 6pm onwards, Sunday 5th November
Where: Trinity Centre, Lawrence Hill
Price: Free, with a suggested £2 donation
A fireworks display with a difference – this Festival of Light party comes complete with music and food. Be amazed by a street performance by local collective Invisible Circus, and a firework display, then head indoors to continue the party with live music and DJs.
#2 – Canford Park Fireworks Fiesta
When: 6pm onwards, fireworks at 7pm, Saturday 4th November
Where: Canford Park, Westbury-on-Trym
Price: £5, free for under-3s
Enjoy the biggest-ever Canford Park fireworks display, whilst doing your bit for charity: £1 from every ticket sold goes to St Peter’s Hospice. Apparently tickets are selling quickly so get yours fast!
#3 – Firework Extravaganza, Bishopston
When: 5pm gates open, last entry 6.30pm
Where: Bishops Road Primary School, BS7 8LS, Saturday 4th November
Price: £6 adults, £3 children, available from Boston Tea Party on Gloucester Rd
With spectacular fireworks, live fire performances and installations, Samba, a tuck shop, hot dogs, Bibls wraps, Gopals Curry shack and 2 licensed bars, this truly is an unmissable extravaganza!
#4 – St Werburgh’s City Farm Bonfire Night – with a twist
When: 4-8pm, Saturday 4th November
Where: Boiling Wells Woodland, Boiling Wells Lane, Bristol, BS2 9XY
Price: £7.50 (Free for under-12s)
A quintessentially Bristolian Bonfire Night! Boiling Wells Woodland will undergo a glow-in-the-dark transformation for 1 night only. There may be no fireworks, but there will be wood fires, live music, a BBQ, a bar, and a UV child-friendly barn rave. Bring your torches and buy tickets in advance as this one is tipped to sell out.
#5 – Downend Round Table Fireworks
When: Gates open 5.30pm, Kids display 6.30pm, Adults display 8pm, Friday 3rd November
Where: King George V Playing Fields, BS16 6AH
Price: £7 adult, £5 for 3-15yrs, £20 family (2 adults 2 children), £15 VIP
If you’re after truly spectacular fireworks, join Bristol’s biggest and most popular fireworks display. All proceeds go to charity: this year’s charities are Brace and Marie Curie. Remember your cash as no cards are accepted, and you won’t want to miss out on the food stalls or the Great Western Brewery Bar! Alternatively, get away from the crowds with a VIP ticket – this gets you a private seating area with the best viewing area in the ‘house’ (field?!), as well as blankets, snacks, soft drinks, and a glass of wine or beer.
PS – Don’t forget the next big event in your calendar (bar Christmas) – NYE!