A quick round up of local displays in my part of the world, East Devon, West Dorset and South Somerset covering West Bay to Exeter and Taunton
I’ve always loved fireworks and it’s great now that our children do as well. We used to have to find a display where we could sit in the car and watch them as they were too loud for child number one! That seems a long time ago now and it’s certainly easier once children are older and taller! There are plenty of displays to choose from. Please check individual website for ticket prices and timings. Remember most events are raising money for charity or are self funding.
First on the calendar locally is a display at the end of October
Exeter, Crealy Great Adventure Park
Saturday 28th October and Sunday 29th October. See October Half Term out with a bang with the fantastic Firework Spectacular. Marvel at the explosions in the sky for this end of season fireworks display. There will be a DJ from 5pm to get you in the party mood. Selected rides will stay open until late and the park will be open for a while after the display. We were lucky enough to be invited last year and it really was a great display.
Visit www.crealy.co.uk for more details and to book tickets.
West Bay near Bridport ~
Saturday 28th October
West Bay Days presents Bonfire by the Beach
Saturday 28th October 2017 at 5.30pm – head to East Beach at Westbay and enjoy the fireworks, bonfire and live music. There will also be hot food to enjoy. The fireworks will start at 8pm. A fun half term activity for the whole family to enjoy.
See the poster for more information.
Beaminster St Mary’s Academy PTFA ~ Friday 3rd November
Beaminster St Mary’s Academy PTFA presents Beaminster Big Bang. Join in from 6pm, there will be refreshments, bbq, bar and merchandise available.
Tickets are £3.00 per adults and £1.00 per child available on the night.
Please be aware that sparklers are not permitted.
Ottery St Mary ~ Saturday 4th November
The World Famous Tar Barrel carrying and Bonfire – Every year for reasons lost in antiquity, the Flaming Tar Barrels are carried through the streets of Ottery St Mary to the delight of thousands of townsfolk and visitors.
Watch the world famous tradition of Ottery St Mary’s flaming Tar Barrels. With tons to do throughout the day, watch the firing of the rock cannons, the lighting of the giant bonfire, enjoy the funfair and eat from a great variety of food vendors. If you have younger children the advice is to go early and watch the less frantic children’s and ladies Tar Barrel runs.
More details here www.tarbarrels.co.uk
Fireworks & Bonfire Night Lyme Regis ~ Saturday 4th November
Lyme Regis is the place to be on bonfire night. Join the crowds of people who come to enjoy a fantastic firework display over Lyme Bay and warm themselves by the bonfire on the beach. Fireworks at 6.30pm.
Organisers are looking for volunteer collectors and ask that those watching give generously as the money raised goes towards next year’s event. You can also enjoy the fireworks with a curry from the Lister Room in aid of Cancer Research – ticket info call 01297 446155.
Bridport Fireworks Display ~ Saturday 4th November
7pm (8pm display starts)
The Fireworks Display is an annual event held at: Bridport Leisure Centre, DT6 5LN run by Bridport Round Table
Hot food and drink is available while you ooh and aah at the brilliant display.
Dunkeswell Fireworks Display ~ Saturday 4th November
At Dunkeswell Airfield near Honiton – Fireworks at 7pm – organised by the village, donations fund the fireworks.
Colyton Fireworks Display ~ Saturday 4th November
Bonfire and fireworks will be held at the Peace Memorial Playing Fields, Colyton.
Gates open from 6.30 pm – Bonfire lighting at 7.30 pm – Fireworks at 8 pm
Entry fee: £5 per adult, children under 14 free accompanied by an adult. Refreshments – BBQ – Parking available. Organised by Colyton Football Club
Honiton Fireworks Display ~ Saturday 4th November
Honiton Town Youth Football Club will host a fireworks display at 7pm. Free entry, donations appreciated.
Sidbury Fireworks Display ~ Saturday 4th November
Sidbury Village near Sidmouth will host fireworks at Sidbury Manor Grounds. Events starts at 7.30pm and finishes at 10pm
Hatch Charity Fireworks, Taunton, ~
Sunday November 5th
Held at Taunton Racecourse – in association with Taunton’s 107.8 Tone FM
Gates Open 5 pm – Display 6:30 pm
This year promises to bring the traditional bonfire night treats, including music, a licensed bar, children’s rides, hog roast, fish and chips, jacket potatoes and of course, a spectacular fireworks display choreographed to music.
“With an increase in the fireworks budget yet again, a huge bonfire planned and a complete revamp of parking, advance ticket sales and catering we really are looking forward to presenting Taunton’s largest bonfire night event!” Sounds good.
Exeter Westpoint Round Table ~ Sunday 5th November
Exeter Westpoint Round Table Charity Fireworks Display
Exeter’s charity fundraising celebration for Bonfire Night at Westpoint. Expect great fireworks & music.
The theme of this year’s display will be Disney – Be Our Guest
As well as being the largest pyro-musical charity firework display in Devon, there is also a large fair with many thrilling rides, a range of food and drink stalls and ample free parking.
Please plan to arrive on site by 6:45pm at the latest, fireworks go off at 7:30pm. Sparklers are not permitted at this event.
The fun fair and the food and drink stalls will remain open until 9pm. More details here
Axminster Cloakham Lawns ~
Sunday 5th November
Enjoy funfair rides and food stands while you wait for the display in Axminster – always a great local event.
Fireworks display at Cloakham Lawns and Halloween Party including children’s fancy dress competition.
Gates open 4.30pm, bonfire lit at 5.30pm fireworks at 6pm.
BBQ and stalls as well as a fun fair.
Adults £4, children £2, under 5s free.
Enjoy this year’s fireworks evening wherever you are. Don’t forget to stay safe and if you are planning your own party then take a look at the guidelines form the Firework safety organisation.
I know not everyone likes fireworks – especially pets. Here are some guidelines from the Kennel Club on how to prepare your dog for fireworks night that we will be trying out.
DISCLAIMER – I have put this information together from various sources and internet searches. Please double check timings and event details incase I have got anything wrong, I don’t want you to be disappointed.
Did you find this useful – please let me know in the comments box below – thank you and have a great time at whichever event you choose.