Remember, remember the 5th of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot!
Dig out your woolly hats and find a matching pair of gloves – it’s nearly Bonfire Night! The smell of gunpowder, flickering flames and mulled wine as you stamp your feet in their wellies and await the spectacular fireworks.
No matter how old we get, we can’t help but ooh and aah whenever the skies are lit up with the colourful screeches and bangs of fireworks, especially when you’re clasping a sparkler in your gloved hand.
We’ve found some of the best places to see the fireworks this Guy Fawkes’ Night.
So wrap up warm and stay safe!
Lewes Bonfire Night
The UK’s largest and most famous bonfire night, Lewes doesn’t just celebrate the Gunpowder Plot, but also the seventeen martyrs burned at the stake during the Marian Persecutions. With six societies putting on five parades and processions, in costume, people flock to this small town to join in the celebrations. 5th November 2014
Both Sefton Park (access Croxteth Drive) and Newsham Park (access Newsham Drive) will be holding a firework display, synchronised to music. Each display is expected to last approx. 20 minutes and there will be a selection of stalls selling gifts and food. 5th November 2014
Join in the fun at Wimbledon Park for food, fireworks and a funfair. Gates open at 5.15 and the bonfire is lit at 6.30. The first fireworks display – Ice and Magic – is more for the children and the second performance Salute to Services starts at 8.30pm. 5th November 2014
St Helen’s Ground will once again host its Bonfire Night firework spectacle with fabulous fireworks, face painting and free balloon modelling, plus food stalls and family entertainment including Britain’s Got Talent finalists Bars and Melody plus Elsa and Olaf from Disney’s Frozen. Gates open at 5.30 and entertainment starts at 6pm. 5th November 2014
Glasgow Green Fireworks
This free family event opens at 4pm, with food and merchandise stalls, plus a funfair that kicks off at 4.30. The fireworks start at 7.30 and promise to be even more spectacular than last year. 5th November 2014