Ka-boom! Fabulous fireworks and brilliant bonfires
'Tis the season for sparklers, fizzy fireworks and toasting marshmallows over a bonfire. Celebrate bonfire night in style across Northants with our pick of the top family-friendly events.
The Old Woodyard, Brixworth, Fri 5 Nov, 6-11pm, £20
Fireworks for foodies? Don’t mind if we do. Flame-cooked burgers are on the menu courtesy of Burnt Lemon Chefs at this brand new outdoor dining experience, overlooking Pitsford Water. There’ll be warming cocktails from Jelley’s Organic Vodka and puds from the Brooklyn Brownie Co. and of course a fabulous fireworks display. Kids are welcome, with under 12s FOC, plus you can buy a bundle of 4 tickets for £70.
Corby Boating Lake, Fri 5 Nov, 6.30pm, free
A torchlight procession to light the bonfire will be followed by a free fireworks display reflected in the boating lake at this super popular community event.
Bonfire Night Party, Chancery Lane Sports Field, Thrapston, Fri 5 Nov, 6.45pm, free.
Back once again with free entry, but there is a bucket collection which this year is in aid of Northamptonshire Domestic Abuse Service. Sparklers are allowed at this one, which isn’t the case at all displays (worth checking before your rock up).
Fireworks Frenzy Drive-In, Santa Pod Raceway, Wellingborough, Fri 5 Nov, 5.30pm, £40 per car
We love the idea of a drive-in fireworks display, especially for those concerned about crowds at the moment. Side attractions include monster truck rides, inflatables and go-karts, plus bars and food trucks. You can either view the display from your parking spot or from the grandstand.
Blackpit Brewery, Silverstone, Sat 6 Dec, 1-8pm, £19
Blackpit Brewery are becoming renowned for their brilliantly quirky events. Expect live music, kids activities, street food and beer from the brewery on tap. They’re keeping 2021 events a carefully guarded secret, but previous years have seen a traditional bonfire eschewed in favour of a space rocket sculpture and a giant human head, lit by a theatrical torch procession. Tickets aren’t the cheapest but you’ll get a whole afternoon and evening of thrilling entertainment and a spectacular fireworks display to boot.
Northampton Racecourse, Sat 6 Nov, 6pm, free
Possibly the biggest firework display in Northampton will kick off at the Racecourse with food and drinks stalls and kids entertainment from 4.30pm. Entry is free, making it a budget friendly option.
Firework Frenzy and Funfair, Towcester Racecourse, Sat 6 Nov, 6-10.30pm £22
Love the idea of this pet-friendly silent fireworks display with a lasers and a drone display, all set to music alongside a carnival fairground. Under 5s go free.
The Parker E-ACT Academy, Daventry, Sat 6 Nov, 6-9pm, free
Daventry are set to resume their annual fireworks display, set to popular music through the decades. There’ll be sweet and savoury food stalls dishing up hot dogs, burgers, candy floss and doughnuts
Hall Park Rushden, Sat 6 Nov, 6.30pm, £6 adv./£7
Nene Valley Scout Group are behind this popular community event in the grounds of Rushden Hall. It’s been running for over 50 years, so they know what they’re doing and you can expect big things from the fireworks. Kids entry £5 adv./£4. Under 3s go free.
Wicksteed Park, Kettering, Sat 6 Nov, 5pm, £5
Wicksteed Park’s annual fireworks display is set to music alongside an enchanting story, we reckon this one will be perfect for your little ones.
Superhero Bonfire Night, Duston Mill, Northampton, Sat 6 Nov, 4pm, £5
Dress up for this popular family friendly event with a funfair, beer tent, hog roast, sparkler area and a big old bonfire.
Helmdon Firework Fest, Sat 13 Nov, 5.30pm, £7
With live music from The Fuss Band, performing reggae, funk and pop tunes, plus a bar and hot food, Helmdon’s popular annual fireworks display is bound to go off with a bang. Kids and Blue Light card holders get discounted entry. Under 5s are free.
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