5 Places to See Fireworks This Year

Words: Emily Thursfield
Thursday 02 November 2017
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Whether you're a firework fanatic or you just want summat fun to do on a code winter evening, here's the lowdown on this year's Bonfire Night in Notts... 


Walk on Fire at Nottingham Castle
Once again, My Sight Nottinghamshire are returning to raise money in the craziest way possible: the annual firewalk. The evening will kick off at 7pm with some live music from the likes of Pesky Alligators and Joseph Knight, before some of you crazy lot slap those tootsies on scorching hot coals all in the name of charity. Add some entertainment from professional fire performers, Beat Feet Drummers, some nosh to warm your stomachs and of course, the firework display, and we got oursens a cracking night.
Saturday 4 November

Robin Hood Festival of Fireworks
Not content on having your bog standard bonfire celebration, Wilford Village are bringing back their Robin Hood Festival of Fireworks. Back by popular demand is the hog roast they’ll be serving up, alongside the Real Ale Marquee serving Castle Rock ales and ciders. But the main event really is the firework display by locally renowned pyrotechnic team from Crescendo Fireworks which, this year will be a "galactic experience" with musical accompaniment. Banging.
Saturday 4 November 

Forest Recreation Ground
Are you even a proper Nottser if you haven’t spent at least one 5th of November dahn the Forest Rec, in a crowd of excitable kids and students waiting for the big bangs in the sky? We thought not. As ever, there’ll be fairground rides, toffee apples galore and the biggest bonfire in the East Midlands. Head down there for 7.15pm if you wanna catch the kiddies show, with the main display following at 9pm. Yer can’t ask for much more.
Sunday 5 November

Coppice Park
This one potentially wins the prize of the most "arty" bonfire event this year. Not only will there be a kick-ass display lighting up the sky, they’ve also roped in fire performers, giant puppets and an interactive audio visual dome. See, artsy. While we’re not quite sure what this mysterious dome will entail, we can’t wait to find out. It starts at 6pm and it's completely free. What’s not to love?
Monday 6 November

Blue Bell Hill Primary School
This one’s especially for the sprogs. Starting just after they finish school at 4pm, the festivities will kick off with some hot food, fairground rides and sports for the kids to try out, with some assistance from Nottingham Forest and Nottingham Rugby. All this fun will lead up to the main display at 7pm. Oh, and there’s even a rumour going round that they’ll be serving Krispy Kreme doughnuts…
Tuesday 7 November

More Firework Displays
If you’re a real bonfire junkie and can’t get enough of the lights in the sky, you can also check out the displays at Fourth Carlton Scouts, Walesby Forest Scout Camp, Clifton All Whites Football Club, Pepperpots Scout Ground and Mansfield Town Football Club.

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