The Sparkliest Bonfire Shows Across the North East and Yorkshire | Living North

The Sparkliest Bonfire Shows Across the North East and Yorkshire


Sparklers at the ready: the countdown to Bonfire Night is on. But there's no need to go on an expedition to find your nearest glittering fireworks display – we’ve picked out the best places to watch the fireworks across the North East and Yorkshire

North East

Morpeth Rugby Club’s Annual Display – Northumberland
Morpeth Rugby Club gets set for its 38th annual bonfire night and fireworks display, which promises to be as spectacular as ever – huddle up with loved ones in front of a roaring bonfire on the pitch as music plays and fabulous fireworks light up the night sky. 
When: Sunday 3rd November, 5pm–9pm (bonfire lit at 6pm) 
Tickets: £5, Under 12s £3 
Mitford Road, Morpeth NE61 1RJ

Newcastle Round Table’s Fireworks Extravaganza – Gosforth
Held every year at Broadway West, this exciting event has grown to become the largest fireworks display in the area and is Newcastle Roundtable’s biggest fundraiser of the year, with all profits going towards charities and good causes in the North East. Expect over 120 effects each minute, pop-up candy shops and a whole host of other attractions (which last year included a teacup ride). 
When: Saturday 3rd November, 5pm–9pm 
Tickets: £3 for adults, £2 for children, £10 family tickets (two adults, two children)
Broadway West Playing Fields, Gosforth NE3 2NH

Guy Fawkes Fire Show Extravaganza – Beamish Hall 
As well as a show-stopping firework show, this three-night event at Beamish Hall will include stilt walkers, street food, live dance-offs, roaming fire dancers and fairground rides. If that’s not enough, enjoy some toe-tapping entertainment in the form of the whacky World's Worst One Man Band and Keith The Karaoke King.
When: Sunday 3rd November–Tuesday 5th November, 5pm–11pm 
Tickets: £6, under 3s go free 
Beamish Hall Hotel, Durham DH9 0YB

Fireworks Food Village – Seaham
Organised by Seaham Town Council, this annual event draws visitors and locals alike to Seaham’s Terrace Green, with a plethora of street food vendors serving up global delights and gift stalls. Yet, they’re only a prelude to a fantastic fireworks display, which kicks off at 7pm. 
When: Friday 1st November, from 4pm (fireworks start at 7pm)
Tickets: Free
Seaham, SR7 8SE


The Spooktacular Fireworks Display – Oughtibridge 
Why not celebrate Bonfire Night on the edge of the Peak District this year? Oughtibridge is set to come alive as it welcomes a bustling funfair, street food stalls, fabulous fireworks and, as the name suggests, Halloween-themed entertainment, on Friday 1st November. There’s a fancy dress competition at 7pm, so don your best spooky outfit. 
When: Friday 1st November, from 5pm (fireworks start at 8pm) 
Tickets: £6 for adults, £4 for children, £20 family ticket (two adults, two children) 
War Memorial Sports Club, Waterside Gardens, Oughtibridge S35 0JS

Illuminate the Gardens – Sheffield 
Prepare to be amazed as this annual event is pulling out all the stops to be bigger and better than ever. Expect delicious food stalls, licensed bars, vintage fairground rides and spectacular light displays, not to mention a mind-blowing fireworks display. If you’ve got little ones with sensitive ears, you can attend the ‘low bangs’ fireworks display in the early evening, or stay later to enjoy the exhilarating main display.
When: Friday 1st November – Sunday 3rd November, 5pm–10pm 
Tickets: £12.80 for adults, £6 for children, £27.52 family ticket
Clarkehouse Road, Sheffield S10 2LN

Fabulous Fireworks at Lightwater Valley – Ripon
Lightwater Valley Theme Park will put on one of the best fireworks displays in Yorkshire this year, split across two days. When darkness falls, the rides will stop and the park will fall silent as they put on a spectacular 10-minute firework display to music above the park’s picturesque Swan Lake – it promises to be something to behold.
When: Saturday 2nd November – Sunday 3rd November, 5pm 
Tickets: From £8 
North Stainley, Ripon HG4 3HT

Bonfire Night at The TIPI Venue – Scarborough 
Head to the beautiful setting of Scarborough Open Air Theatre for Bonfire Night in Yorkshire. They’re opening The Tipi from 4pm, so you can hide away from the cold as you enjoy mulled wine, hot chocolates and hot cider inside, before their incredible fireworks display starts at 7pm.
When: Tuesday 5th November, 4pm–11pm 
Tickets: Free
Burniston Road, Scarborough YO12 6PF

Published in: October 2019

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