Bonfire night along the east coast

It’s getting darker, it’s getting chillier, and Halloween’s over… that must mean it’s time to get out the gloves and hot chocolate and stand in a field oohing and aahing as fireworks fizz overhead. But where are the best places to watch the show along the east coast? This is our pick. 


Hopetoun House Bonfire & Fireworks Night

When: Saturday 3 November, 4-8pm
Cost: £15 adults, £7.50 children

The graceful edifice of Hopetoun House provides the backdrop for this event, modestly described as “The greatest fireworks show on Earth”. Pre-show entertainment is promised before the whizzes and bangs begin at 6.30pm. Tickets include hot food and drink.

For more information visit the event website.

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Aberdeen Fireworks Night

When: Monday 5 November, 6-9pm
Cost: Free

Although entry’s free, drama is guaranteed, with fire jugglers and a “charity fire walk” starting the fun before a 20-minute fireworks show performed to music. Roads will be closed at 5.30pm but free public transport is on hand to get you to the best vantage points.

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Fireworks & Funfair Family Race night

When: Saturday 3 November
Cost: Tickets from £25

Newcastle fireworks

Wrap up warm and get ready for a whole night of fun at Newcastle Racecourse with All-Weather Championships racing, a spectacular fireworks display, music and a funfair. Free shuttle buses will run between the racecourse and Four Lane Ends and Regent Centre Metro stations on the night.

Visit the racecourse website for more information and tickets.

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Ally Pally's Fireworks Festival

When: Friday 2 November

The spectacular views of London are hard to beat from beautiful Alexandra Palace. The firework display has been mesmerising visitors for over 150 years, starting with a laser show at 8.30pm followed by a not-to-be-missed fireworks display from 9pm. The festival is on for two days but tickets for Saturday have been snapped up already. 

For more information and tickets visit the festival website.

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