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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

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 number one! That seems a long time ago now and it’s certainly easier once children are older and taller! Now this year we just have to worry about how the dog will react to any local whizz, bangs and pops – all advice great fully received.


First on the calendar locally is a display at the end of October

Exeter, Crealy Great Adventure Park, EX5 1DR

Saturday 29th October and Sunday 30 October. See October Half Term out with a bang with the fantastic Firework Spectacular taking place from 6pm. Marvel at the explosions in the sky for this end of season fireworks display. Selected rides will stay open until 7pm and the park will be open until 8pm.

Visit for more details and to book tickets.



Crealy Exeter firework display 2016
West Bay fireworks 2016

West Bay near Bridport ~ Saturday 29th October

West Bay Days presents Bonfire by the Beach

Bar, live music, food, bonfire lit at 6pm and fireworks at 8pm

See the poster for more information.

Beaminster firework display

Beaminster St Mary’s Academy PTFA ~ Friday 4th November

Beaminster St Mary’s Academy PTFA presents Beaminster Big Bang.  Join in from 6pm, there will be refreshments, bbq, bar and merchandise available

Firework display 7pm

Tickets are £3.00 per adults and £1.00 per child available on the night.

Please be aware that sparklers are not permitted.


Chard Rugby Club ~ Friday 4th November

There is a great time to be had at Chard Rugby Club a lovely display in the centre of Chard. 


Ottery St Mary ~ Saturday 5th November

The World Famous Tar Barrel carrying and Bonfire – Every year on November 5th 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.

More details here


Tar Barrels Ottery St Mary

Exeter Westpoint Round Table ~ Saturday 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 Star Wars!

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.

Westpoint fireworks display

Fireworks & Bonfire Night Lyme Regis ~ Saturday 5th 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.




Organised by Bridport Round Table.

Bridport Fireworks Display ~ Saturday 5th November

7:00pm (8:00pm start)

The Fireworks Display is an annual event held at:  Bridport Leisure Centre, DT6 5LN

Hot food and drink is available while you ooh and aah at the brilliant display.

Dunkeswell Fireworks Display ~ Saturday 5th November

At Dunkeswell Airfield near Honiton – Fireworks at 7pm

Colyton Fireworks Display ~ Saturday 5th November

Bonfire and fireworks will be held at the Peace Memorial Playing Fields, Colyton.

Gates open from 18.30 –  Bonfire lighting at 19.30 –  Fireworks from 20.00

Entry fee: £5 per adult accompanied with a child.   Refreshments – BBQ – Parking available. 

Axminster ~ Sunday 6th November

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.

This is our first year with a dog so we will see how that works out. Here are some guidelines from the Kennel Club on how to prepare your dog for fireworks night that we will be trying out.

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