Public Firework Displays Bonfire Night 2018
Public bonfires and firework displays in Manchester, Cheshire, Liverpool, Wirral, Flintshire & Wrexham. Your complete guide to where to see fireworks displays in North West England and North East Wales in 2018 including:
Small children are often afraid of big bangs, so you may have decided to give big fireworks displays a miss this year. That’s a shame, especially if you have older kids who want to go to a fireworks show. Luckily, some of the larger fireworks events hold child-friendly displays which are quieter with no loud noises. These usually take place earlier before the main display, giving you chance to see the kids’ fireworks and then make a quick getaway before the big bangs start.
These displays might also be helpful to some people with anxiety issues and autism. See The National Autistic Society’s tips on improving the Bonfire Night experience for people with autism.
Free fireworks displays
Professional fireworks displays are safer, cheaper and more spectacular than buying your own fireworks. For this reason, some local authorities including Liverpool, Wirral, Manchester & Salford put on free public displays in local parks. Save yourself a small fortune in fireworks and head over to one of the main free municipal fireworks displays for a safer Bonfire Night. Remember, most do not allow you to take along your own fireworks and that includes sparklers.
Fireworks over the River Mersey
Speaking of free displays, one of the most spectacular in the region is the River of Light over the Mersey. It’s free of charge and popular viewing points include the Liverpool waterfront and New Brighton. Fireworks are let off on barges on the river to make the most of the open views and reflections in the water. This is a spectacular event so very popular with families. Check the details, plan your route and set off early!
Fireworks with funfairs, kids’ discos and children’s entertainment
So you’ve got the kids all wrapped up in scarves and wellies, traveled to your local town fireworks, found a place to park and it’s all over in 15 minutes! Why not look for an event with extra entertainment to keep the children occupied a bit longer. Lots of fireworks shows also have children’s fairground rides and sometimes a full funfair. In our listings we’ve even got fireworks events with kids’ discos and entertainers as well as hot food, traditional bonfire night treats and warm drinks to keep out the cold and save you having to rush your food before going out (or worse still making it afterwards when you’re tired).
Charity displays and bonfires
Bonfire night is a great community experience, all the more so when it is used to raise money for a local charity. Make your Bonfire Night count. Look out for events where to proceeds go to a good cause.
Plan early & check again before you go
As Bonfire Night falls on a Monday this year, most displays are the weekend before the 5th November, with many being held on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd and some even in October. So check this list early – don’t miss the best firework display in your area! Firework displays are very liable to last minute changes and cancellations – please check the details again directly with the organisers before setting off. Links to organisers’ websites and Facebook pages are given in our listings.
Here’s our listing of the best public firework displays near you … keep checking back – more events are being added all the time.
2nd November 2018
Whitby Park, Ellesmere Port More
2nd November 2018
3rd November 2018
Norden Cricket Club, Rochdale More
3rd November 2018
Frodsham Community Centre More
4th November 2018
Bury Football Club More
5th November 2018
Buile Hill Park, Salford More
Monday 5th November 2018
Tytherington, Macclesfield More
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