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Firework Displays and Bonfire Night Events in Somerset and Bristol 2023

Remember, remember the 5th of November!

Firework displays and roaring bonfires are great fun and Somerset is the place to be this November as there are so many organised family events. Many events are a short drive from Bristol too. There are some spectacular firework displays, bonfire night events and illuminated carnival processions in a town near you!

So, wrap up warm, grab your glow sticks and head to one of your best local spots to enjoy the bright lights and dazzling firework displays this bonfire night.

You can also discover a whole host of bonfire events and firework displays in Bristol and South Gloucestershire:

Firework Displays and Bonfire Night Events in Bristol and South Gloucestershire 2023

To help you find the perfect organised bonfire night experience near you, here are our top Guy Fawkes, fireworks and Bonfire Night events in Somerset and Bristol 2023.

The Best Firework Displays and Bonfire Events in Somerset, 2023

Bath Rotary Club, Fireworks at the Rec

Where: The Recreation Ground, William Street/Pultney Bridge, Bath, BA2 4DS

When: Saturday 4th November 2023.

  • Gates will open at 16.30

Price: Adults £9.38, Child (5-16 years) £5.04, Children under 5 go free. Entry to the event this year will be by advance ticket only. Tickets may only be purchased online.

A spectacular firework display will light up the beautiful city of Bath this November!

Food and beverage concessions will be on site. All payments will be by card only.

No sparklers or any other fireworks will be allowed on site.

There is no parking available at the site.

Fireworks at Sea, Grand Pier

**POSTPONED DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS**

Where: Marine Parade, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, BS23 1AL

When: Friday 3 November 2023.

  • Gates: 6pm – 9:00pm

Price: £12.95£89.95 (four different packages available: Standard, Gold, Platinum and Ruby). Standard Tickets are £12.95including entry and unlimited rides

Grab the best views from The Grand Pier for the annual spectacular fireworks display.

fireworks at sea 2023 on the Grand Pier

Weston super Mare Cricket Club Bonfire and Fireworks Night

Where: Devonshire Road, Weston super Mare, BS23 4NY

When: Saturday 4 November 2023, from 17:30 – 23:00

Price: Family from £20, adult (over 16) from £8.00, Child (under 16) £5, under 3s FREE (no ticket required). Book online, any remaining tickets sold on the night but has been a sell-out in previous years.

Enjoy a fantastic display provided by Firestorm Pyro FX plus a fantastic bonfire too in a safe family friendly environment with plenty of space on the large outfield to enjoy the evening. There is food and refreshments stall including a Hog Roast and Pizza, plus inside and outside bar and mini funfair too.

  • Gates open at 5.30 pm
  • Bonfire lit at 7 pm
  • Fireworks at 7.30 pm

Entry by pre-booked ticket – scanned in on arrival – print your ticket or show on your phone.

Yatton Schools Fireworks 2023

Where: Yatton Rugby FC, North End, Yatton, North Somerset, BS49 4AR

When: Friday 3rd November 2023, from 1730 to 2100.

  • Firework display begins at 6:45pm.

Price: £6 for an Individual Ticket and £15 for a Family Ticket (2 adults & up to 4 children under 18), Children under 3 are FREE.

The popular charity fundraising Fireworks Night hosted by Yatton Schools Association and Yatton Rugby Football Club is back with a bang on Friday 3 November!

No need to eat before you arrive as there will be plenty of burgers, hot dogs and chips with hot and cold drinks (including the famous Baileys hot chocolate). There will also be sweets, toffee apples and glow toys.

There will be a covered viewing area as well as an indoor bar and seating if it isn’t dry. Free parking nearby but very limited so get there early!

Banwell F.C. Spooktacular, Bonfire, Firework & Halloween Party

Where: Banwell Football Club, Riverside, Banwell, BS29 6EE

When: Saturday 28th October 2023, from 17:00 to 22:00.

  • Gates open at 5 pm,
  • Fireworks commence at 7.45 pm

Price: £5.04/person; £16.96/family of 4 (book online)

Get ready to be spellbound, with mesmerizing fireworks lighting up the night sky accompanied by a spooky atmosphere and captivating music. It’s set to be an unforgettable evening for the whole family.

Join the staff in wearing your spooky Halloween costumes

Puxton Park Fireworks Extravaganza 2023

Where: Cowslip Lane Hewish, BS24 6AH

When:Saturday 11th November 2023

  • Gates open 5.30 pm
  • Fireworks 7 pm

Price: £12 each per ticket. Children under 2 are FREE

  • Rides, Attractions & Soft-play
  • Hog Roast & BBQ (not included)

A magical fireworks display full of show-stopping bangs, pops, sparklers, whizzlers, swirls, and all sorts of fireworks creating a kaleidoscope of colours across the Somerset sky.

Puxton Firework Night Poster

Nailsea and Backwell RFC Fireworks Night

Where: Nailsea & Backwell Rugby Club, North Somerset, BS48 4BY

When: Saturday 4th November 2023.

  • Gates open at 5.30 pm
  • Fireworks at 7.15 pm.

Price: £5/person (age 5+), £18/Family of 4.

Autumn gets into full swing in Nailsea and Backwell during this fireworks extravagnaza!

Fireworks to Music at Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park

Where: Pixash Lane, Bath Road, Keynsham, BS31 1TP

When: 3rd, 4th & 5th November 2023. From 5:00pm to 9:00pm (8 pm on Sunday).

  • Fireworks at approximately 7pm (depending on safety checks/weather conditions)

Price: Advance booking essential. £9.50/person. Car Parking ticket £5.00.

Fireworks with Music Spectacular is back with a bang with the world-class pyrotechnics and special effects from Aardvark FX. Food and drink stalls, fun fair rides (extra cost) – card payments only.

Please note, there won’t be a bonfire.

Avon Valley Fireworks to Music poster

Night of Colours Fireworks, Bath Race Course

Where: Bath Racecourse, Lansdown, Bath, BA1 9BU

When: Friday 3rd November 2023

  • Gates open at 5 pm
  • Fair ground opens 5pm
  • Firework display 7:30pm*
  • Entertainment, funfair, cafés and bars open until 9pm
  • Event finishes 9pm

Price: £9.00/Advanced admission adult;

The magical kaleidoscopic night out is to encourage you to dress up in as many of your favourite colours as possible. This is open to children and adults so make sure you dress to dazzle!

  • Funfair (extra charge) and entertainment
  • Food stalls and bars
  • Face painters, stilt-walkers and fire jugglers.
  • Free Parking

Clutton PFTA Fireworks Evening

Where: Clutton Social Club, Venus Lane, Clutton, BANES, BS39 5SP

(Bonfire) Church Farm, Clutton, BANES, BS39 5SG

When: Sunday 29th October 2023, 5 pm to 8 pm

  • 5 pm – pre-celebrations at the Social Club (this will allow anyone who doesn’t like fireworks to still be involved)
  • 6:45pm – An illuminated walk together to Church Farm where the bonfire will be lit and fireworks will start after dark.
  • 7pm – Bonfire and Fireworks.

Price: £5 Adults, £4 Children

There will be burgers and hot dogs on sale (*please pre-advise of any dietary requirements) along with drinks, sweets, glow in the dark face painting, tattoos, merchandise and more.

Bonfire Night at Oake Manor Golf Club

Where: Oake Manor Golf Club, Oake, Somerset, TA4 1BA

When: Saturday 4th November 2023, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Price: Car price – £25; Arrive on foot £7 for adults and £5 for children (aged 5 – 16). Tickets must be bought in advance, can’t be bought on the gate.

  • Gates open at 5pm
  • Food (Hog roast, hotdogs, burgers and chips) served from 5 pm
  • Fireworks start at 6.30pm prompt

Firestorm Pyrotechnics are back for yet another fantastic year! Watch the fireworks from the undercover viewing area, followed by a free disco after the display.

Firework display at Oake Manor Golf Club

Paulton Rovers Firework Display and Family Disco

Where: Paulton Rovers Football Club Ltd, Winterfield Road, Paulton, BS39 7RF

When: Saturday 4th November 2023

  • Gates open from 6.30pm
  • Fireworks 7.30 pm

Price: £7.21/Adults, £5.04/ Children

Come and join the spectacular annual Firework display, followed by the Halloween Disco in the Francis Suite.

Illminster Sports Club Fireworks Display

Where: The Archie Gooch Pavilion

When: Sunday 5th November 2023

  • Gates open 4 pm
  • Bonfire lit 5 pm
  • Fireworks 6 pm

Price:On the gate tickets £8/adults; £4 child (U16). Advance tickets also available

The community bonfire and fireworks night is back for 2023!

Illminster Firework Display 2023

Firework Night at Leweston School, Sherborne

Where: Leweston School, Sherborne,DT9 6EN

When: Friday 3 November 2023

  • Gate opens at 17:30
  • Bonfire lit at 18:30
  • Fireworks at 19:30

Price: £9.50/adults, £6.50/Children, Under 3’s FREE. No tickets available on the door.

Fireworks, bonfire, food stalls, music from Abbey 104 and much more

Halloween Firework Party, Midsomer Norton

Where: Best Western Plus Centurion Hotel, Charlton Lane, Midsomer Norton, BA3 4BD

When: 28th October 2023, 18:30 – 23:30

Price: £5.80/person

Family Friendly Halloween Party with Fireworks and Disco. All Ghost and Ghouls are welcome to join in for our not so scary Halloween Party. The Wicked Witch of the Centurion casts her spell over the grounds to give you a evening display with a bang!

Grab your Broomsticks and masks as fancy dress is recommended but optional.

Yeovil Showground Firework Extravaganza

Where: Yeovil Showground, Two Towers Lane, Barwick, Yeovil, BA22 9TA

When: Saturday 28th October 2023

  • Gates open at 5 pm
  • Firework Display at 6.00 pm with an even bigger one at 8.00 pm

Price: Free admission. Parking costs £2 per car

Fairground – Hot Food – Heated Indoor Bar – Entertainment

Shepton Mallet Rotary Club Fireworks

Where: West Shepton Playing Fields, Old Wells Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5XN

When: Saturday 4th November 2023

  • Gates open at 6.15pm
  • Bonfire lit 7 pm

Price: £5/6 Adults; Children (5-15) £3/4; Under 4’s FREE; Family £15/18

Food, and bar, bonfire and an even better firework display! No sparklers or fireworks can be brought into this event.

Martock Fireworks Display

Where: Stoke Road Recreational Ground, Martock, Somerset

When: Sunday 5th November 2023, from 5 pm to 9 pm.

  • Gates open 5pm
  • Fireworks at 7pm

Price: This is a free event!

Bridgwater Grand Firework Display 2023

Where: St Matthew’s Field, Bridgwater

When: Friday 3rd November 2023

  • Fairground 3 pm to 9.30 pm
  • Fireworks at 7.30 pm
  • Car parking on site £7/car

Price: FREE

Starting off carnival weekend is the Grand Firework Display. This is one of the largest displays in the South West, with the added attraction of family fairground rides for everyone to enjoy.

Bridgwater Guy Fawkes illuminated Carnival

Where: 1.7 mile route (See Map Route)

When:Saturday 4th November 2023

  • Roads close from 4 pm
  • Procession starts at 6 pm prompt.
  • Finishes 7.45 pm (approx.)

Price: FREE

The procession has the reputation for being Europe’s largest illuminated carnival parade, and the
oldest UK carnival. The atmosphere is incredible.

The fun starts early on Bridgwater Carnival Day. From 10am the streets echo with the sounds of live music, street theatre, marching bands and fun for the whole family.

After the carnival procession finishes there is a unique firework display held on the High Street called ‘squibbing’. It gets VERY busy in this area and squibbing is viewed entirely at your own risk. Squibbing is something very unique to Bridgwater. Squibbing is the simultaneous firing of lots of large fireworks (“squibs”). Many people come to Bridgwater just to see the squibbing as it is an event that can be seen nowhere else on the planet.

In the region of 150 “Squibbers” are involved, typically members of the Carnival clubs. The Squibbers line the Bridgwater High Street (in a line of two wide) and all light their squibs at the same time. The effect is bright light being fired into the air along the road in one great long trail of fire.

The Squib itself is a large firework, strapped to a cosh (a solid block of wood which is attached to a large pole). The Squibber holds the squib at arms length above their head with the firework facing toward the sky.

The Squibbing Display is programmed to commence 30 minutes after the last procession entry crosses the finish line.

Somerset's Guy Fawkes Carnival Float

Somerset Guy Fawkes Carnival Dates, 2023

  • Bridgwater: Saturday 4th November 2023
  • Highbridge and Burham on Sea: Monday 6th November 2023
  • Weston super Mare: Friday 10th November 2023
  • North Petherton: Saturday 11th November 2023
  • Shepton Mallet: Wednesday 15th November 2023
  • Wells: Friday 17th November 2023
  • Glastonbury 18th November 2023

This is a FREE event run by volunteers, so please donate if you can.

Burnham-on-Sea Grand Fireworks Display

Where: The Esplanade

When: Sunday 5 November 2023

Price: FREE

**POSTPONED**

The Council will be re-arranging the event in due course and further details will be
published once a date is confirmed.

Burnham-On-Sea’s dazzling seafront fireworks display on Sunday 5th Nov will be seen for miles around Bridgwater Bay. The display will be fired by Skyburst the winners of The British Firework Championships – to a musical accompaniment. The fireworks will kick off Burnham’s carnival weekend – the carnival will be held on Monday 6th November.

The Rotary Club will be collecting donations on the night for local charities.

Top Tips for visiting a Firework Display and Bonfire Night Event

  • Pre-book your tickets early because most places will sell out quickly. Keep an eye on the website or social media pages for when tickets are released and book in advance.
  • Ear defenders may be useful for young children to enjoy the fireworks.
  • Wear appropriate clothing and footwear as these are evening events, taking place outside, after dark in winter.
  • Arrive in plenty of time. Give yourself time to park the car and walk to the event. Some venues have room for disabled parking only. Go local if you can and leave the car at home.
  • Check what time the gate opens – usually about an hour before fireworks start.
  • It is a good idea to bring a torch with you because the event takes place when it’s dark, so it’s useful to have extra lighting. Some children bring glow sticks!
  • Check with the venue how accessible the site is before you book.
  • Check with the venue whether they allow you to bring your own sparklers. Many venues don’t.
  • Bring money and allow extra time for a hot drink and food, most venues will be selling hot food, drink and sweets.

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Please note, every effort has been made to ensure that all information is correct at the time of publishing this post, but please check the venues website/socials before travelling, as events may be amended or cancelled at short notice. Many of these events need pre-booking. If you have any more suggestions for family-friendly firework displays and bonfire night events in Somerset and Bristol, we’d love to hear from you!

If you’re looking ahead to Christmas events in Somerset and Bristol, check out:

The Best Christmas Light Trails in Somerset and Bristol 2023

Family Days Out at Christmas in Bristol, 2023

Family Days Out at Christmas in Somerset 2023

For firework displays and bonfire night events further afield check out:

Bonfire Night and Fireworks Events in Manchester 2023

Bonfire Night in the Yorkshire Dales

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