Have a cracker of a time this Bonfire night!

Posted by Miss B On November - 4 - 2010

This Friday is the 405th Anniversary of the gunpowder plot when Guy Fawkes attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament and kill James I.  What better way to spend your weekend than celebrating the foiling of this dastardly plan?

Think of all the oooohing and aaaahing to be had as breathtaking fireworks fill the sky; the flames from the bonfires warming your cockles; writing your name with a sparkler or two; the apple bobbing; the fairground rides to bring back fond (or scary!) childhood memories; and let’s not forget the toffee apples and mulled wine.

So get yourself and your friends along to one of these fantastic celebrations in London.

North West

Roundwood Park:

Saturday 6th Nov

Harlesden Rd

Gates open 6.45pm.  Fireworks at 8pm

£5 adults; £1 under 16s

Children’s funfair rides.  Food stalls. One of the few displays in this area of London.

Visit their website for further information.

North

Totteridge (nr Barnet & Finchley):

Friday 5th Nov

Totteridge Millhillians Cricket Club

Gates Open 5.30pm.  Fireworks at 7.15pm

£7 adults; £4 children; £20 family (2 adults & 3 children under 14); toddlers free

Fire juggling display 6pm. Bonfire lit 6.30pm.

Great for both adults and kids.  There is a fully licensed bar open from 5pm to 11pm.  Mulled wine will be available.  Parking available at St Andrew’s School.

Visit their website for further information.

Enfield Town Park:

Saturday 6th Nov

Gates Open 6.00pm.  Fireworks at 7.30pm

£6 adults; £4 children

Great family event.  Display organised by Enfield Scouts.  Large funfair.

For tickets, visit the website.

Butterfly Social’s Alternative Bonfire Night Party:

Friday 5th Nov

The Brill, 6-9 Caledonian Rd

Indoor event with fireworks, sparklers, cocktails and games.

Ideal for those who would prefer not to take on the elements!

Booking essential so visit Butterfly Social.

North East

Walthamstow:

Friday 5th Nov

Chestnut Showground, Forest Rd

Gates open 6pm.  Fireworks at 8pm

£4 adults; £3 under 16s; Free under 5s; £3 senior citizens

Fairground rides and foodstalls.

Log on to their website for further information.

Wanstead:

Friday 5th Nov

Gates open 6.45pm.  Fireworks at 7.45pm

FREE

For further information visit the Newham Website.

East

Barking Park:

Saturday 6th Nov

Gates open 5.30pm.  Fireworks at 8.00pm.

£5 adults; £1 Under 16s

Plenty of entertainment for young and old.

Funfair from 5.30pm.  Concert stage from 6.15pm showcasing up and coming talent and cover bands.

Money raised from the event will go to a number of local charities. For further information visit their website.

Victoria Park:

Sunday 7th Nov

Fireworks at 7.30pm

FREE

Described by Capital FM as the best fireworks display in London last year. For further details go to their website.

South East

Blackheath:

Saturday 6th Nov

Fireworks at 8pm

FREE

One of the biggest, best and most popular free displays in London.

Family friendly funfair. For more information visit the Lewisham website.

South

Crystal Palace:

Friday 5th Nov

Gates open 6pm. Fireworks 7.00pm for kids; 8.30pm main display

£5 adults; £3 children 5-13yrs; Free under 5s

£3 parking

Two shows catering for children and adults with the main display being set to music.

Crystal Palace is said by some to be the home of firework displays in England due to the fact that displays on this site first commenced in 1865.  Should be a great spectacle so visit their website for further details.

South West

Clapham Common:

Friday 5th Nov

Fireworks at 7.30pm

FREE

Display will be provided by Kimbolton Fireworks who provided the display for the handover of Hong Kong to China.  Always a very popular event so get along and join the throng.

For details of the event visit their website.

Wimbledon Park:

Friday 5th Nov

Gates open 5.15pm.  Fireworks 6.45pm & 8.30pm

£7 adults; £5 under 16s; Free under 4s; £20 family (2 adults, 2 children under 18)

This event stands out due to the fact that not only are there two firework displays but also two bonfires lit at separate times.

Bonfires lit at 6.30pm & 8.15pm.  Fairground.  Food stalls.

For further information visit their website.

Battersea Park:

Saturday 6th Nov

Gates open 6pm.  Fireworks at 8pm

£6 adults; £1 under 10s

Bonfire lit at 7.30pm.

Amenities include bar and food court.  One of the most popular and spectacular firework displays in London.  It is set to music and is unlikely to disappoint.  Does get very busy so arrive in plenty of time. for details go to their website.

West

Fulham:

Friday 5th Nov

Bishops Park

Gates open 6pm.  Fireworks 7.15pm for kids; 8.00pm main display

£6 adults; Free under 5s

Funfair.  Two displays with the main one to music.

Fancy dress as superheroes for the kids.  Prizes to be won.

No alcohol policy.  No sparklers or pets allowed.

For details and directions visit their website.

Hammersmith:

Saturday 6th Nov

Ravenscourt Park

Gates open 6pm.  Fireworks 7.15pm for kids; 8.00pm main display

£6 adults; Free under 5s

Funfair.  Two displays with the main one to music.

Fancy dress as superheroes for the kids.  Prizes to be won.

No alcohol policy.  No sparklers or pets allowed.

Log on to their website for further details.

Westway:

Friday 5th Nov

Maxilla Gardens off St Marks Rd

Gates open 6.15pm

FREE

Big bonfire, stilt walkers and fire acts.

For more details, visit the website.

Richmond Park:

Sunday 7th Nov

Richmond Athletics Ground

Gates open 5.00pm.  Fireworks at 7.00pm

£10 adults; £5 over 5s; £30 family ticket

Guy Fawkes making competition.

For further details visit their website.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE FIREWORKS DISPLAYS IN ALEXANDRA PALACE AND STREATHAM COMMON HAVE BEEN CANCELLED THIS YEAR DUE TO LACK OF FUNDING.

by Sarah Brown
[picture credits: stock.xchng; M.V. Jantzen; ben.snider; djprybyl]
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