|October 14, 2011||to||November 5, 2011|
Wherever you are, you can expect a lively night out with some serious firework action on the cards.
Here are just a selection of shows you can see on the 5th
Guy Fawkes Experience and Fireworks
Royal Gunpowder Mills, Beaulieu Drive, Essex, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JY
- Costumed re-enactment featuring the ghost of Guy Fawkes; the event concludes with a firework finale
- Transport – Waltham Abbey rail
- £8.50, £7.50 over-60s & students, £6 3-15 year-olds & disabled, under-3s free; £26-£31.50 family ticket
Battersea Park Fireworks
Battersea Park, Queenstown Rd, London, SW11 4NJ
- A fireworks display designed by Pains Fireworks, who have also created displays for the Thames Festival and the Disney Concert Orchestra in Dubai. There will be food stalls selling candy floss, toffee apples and roasted chestnuts as well as savoury snacks, and the bar will be serving mulled wine.
- Transport – Battersea Park
- Gates 6pm, bonfire lit 7.30pm, fireworks 8pm
- £10, adv £6, under-10s free
Croydon Road Recreation Ground, Croydon Rd, Beckenham, BR3 3PW
- Funfair and fireworks display organised by Beckenham Round Table. There are entrances on Croydon Road and Village Way. No alcohol.
- Transport – Beckenham Jct
- Sat: gates open 6pm, fireworks 8pm
- £5, concs and under-16s £3, under-fives free
Carshalton Park, Ruskin Rd, Surrey, SM5 3DD
- Display organised by Wallington and Carshalton Roundtable in support of local charities, with music and entertainment from the Radio Jackie Roadshow and a bonfire atfter the show. Parking restrictions and road closures will be in effect.
- Transport – Carshalton Beeches / Wallington
- Gates open 5pm, fireworks 7pm
- £6, adv £4 from local shops
Chislehurst Recreation Ground, Empress Drive, Chislehurst, BR7 5BG F
- Display organised by Chislehurst Rotary Club with a funfair and food stalls as well as the fireworks. Proceeds go to charity.
- Transport – Chiselhurst,then 162 bus
- Gates open 6pm, bonfire 7pm, fireworks 7.30pm
- £6, children £3, in advance from local shops £5/£2.50
Crystal Palace Park Fireworks
Crystal Palace Park, Thicket Rd, London, SE20 8DT
- Two displays, starting with a children’s display of colourful fireworks and fewer bangs early in the evening, followed by a main display set to music.
- There will be a family funfair onsite and food stalls.
- Transport – Crystal Palace
- Gates open 6pm, children’s fireworks 7pm, main show 8.30pm
- £5, children (5-13) £3, under-5s free
Waltham Forest Fireworks
Chestnuts Field, behind, Waltham Forest Town Hall, Forest Rd, London, E17 4JF
- Held in the field behind the town hall, E17’s fireworks spectacular also features a funfair and international food market.
- Transport – Walthamstow Central ,then 275 bus
- Gates open 5pm, display 8.30pm
- £4, children £3
Ealing Cricket Club Fireworks
Ealing Cricket Club, Corfton Rd, London, W5 2HS F
- This year’s ‘megashow’ has a rock ‘n’ roll theme with pyrotechnics set to music by Queen, Oasis and Kings of Leon among others, followed by a big bonfire. The display is by London company Absolutely Fabulous Fireworks. There’ll also be children’s rides and glow novelties, a barbecue, candy floss and bars serving mulled wine.
- Transport – Ealing Broadway
- Sat: gates open 6pm, display 7.30pm
- £6, accompanied under-14s £4
Ravenscourt Park Fireworks
Ravenscourt Park, Ravenscourt Rd, Hammersmith, W6 0UL
- West London’s biggest community bonfire night in 32-acre Ravenscourt Park comes complete with a funfair and food stalls.
- No admission after the display has started.
- This will be the only display hosted by Hammersmith and Fulham Council in 2011 – the council is unable to host its usual second display in Bishops Park due to ongoing improvement works there, including building an urban beach.
- Transport – Ravenscourt Park
- Sat: gates open 6pm, children’s fireworks 7.15pm, main show 8pm
- £6, adv £4, under-fives free