IT’S FIREWORK TIME!

It’s that time of year again when the sky comes alight with fantastic colours and we can all get snuggly in our hats and scarves and enjoy some fun firework time with our families and friends.

ESP has put together a handy guide for the best firework displays happening in Peterborough and beyond, so read below to find out where you can have a safe, fun evening this bonfire night.


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The annual and eagerly anticipated Springfields Annual Fireworks Display theme this year is movies and you’ll see the display expertly choreographed to your favourite big movie soundtracks. Gates will open at 6pm with fireworks beginning at 8pm, £5 for adults and £3 for children; tickets are available at www.springfieldsshopping.co.uk and Springfields Information Point.

All are welcome for a fun firework bonanza at the Rose and Crown’s 21st Fabulous Frenzy Firework Display. Steve and Gareth have grown this event year on year for 21 years. Entry is from 6.30pm, the bonfire will be lit before 7pm and the fireworks start at 7.15/7.30pm. There’ll be a BBQ stand and tickets are £4.50 for a child to 12 years and £9 for over 12s. Under 2s go free. All profit goes to the Poppy Appeal.

Make your way to Barnwell Village Hall for the Barnwell Bonfire and Firework Display from 6.30pm – 8.30pm for a fun evening of bonfire celebrations! Tickets are £4 for children and £5 for adult. For more info contact 01832 272881 or email  juliedunn59@yahoo.co.uk.


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The Peterborough Lions RFC Firework Night will start at 6pm and entry is just £2 for an adult and £1 per child, with under 5s getting in for free. There’ll be a funfair, BBQ and bars and it promises to be another spectacular night. For more info visit www.pitchero.com.

Peterborough Rugby Union FC (PRUFC) is treating us all to a bonfire and firework display set to music in Fengate, Peterborough. Doors open at 5pm and the display will start at 6.50pm. Entry’s £4 for an adult and £2 for a child. Food and drink is served on the night and you can get your tickets from PRUFC Second Drove, Fengate, Peterborough Tourist Information, Sainsbury’s on Oxney Road, P&P Lodge Stores in Fengate and ABC Meats, Fengate. For more info visit www.prufc.com.

Gates open at 6pm for this year’s Deeping Firework Extravaganza taking place at the Deepings Rugby Club in Lichfield, Deeping St James. The display starts at 7.30pm. There’ll be a fully licensed bar with hot and cold food and for more info visit www.deepingsrufc.co.uk.

The annual Castor village fireworks display is happening once again at the Cricket Club on November 6. It opens at 6.30pm and starts at 7.45pm. Tickets will be available on the night or in advance from the Prince of Wales Feathers pub.


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This year’s Firework Fiesta at Peterborough Arena looks set to go with a bang and you can look forward to a firework display like no other with a massive funfair, food stalls, licensed bar and live bands.

Gates open at 5pm, the giant bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm before the spectacular firework display at 7.30pm. Tickets can be purchased from The Visitor Information Centre on Bridge Street, Queensgate Information Desk (Upper Floor), The Cresset Box Office in Bretton Centre, Notcutts Garden Centre on Oundle Road, Ferry Meadows Visitor Information Centre, Ferry Meadows Caravan Park, Van Hage Garden Centre, Sue Ryder, Thorpe Hall and online at www.fireworkfiesta.com.

The Stamford and District Kiwanis Firework Bonanza promises an evening of children’s entertainment, hot food and mulled wine at Stamford Welland Academy (formerly Queen Eleanor School), Green Lane, Stamford. Gates open at 5pm with free parking. The bonfire will be lit by a local VIP at 6pm with the massive fireworks display starting around 20 minutes later.

Entrance is £5 adults, £2 children and all the money raised going to local charities.

Gates open at 5pm for the Skylark Garden Centre firework bonanza on Manea Road in Wimblington near March. The fireworks start at 7.30pm and the display’s provided by the UK’s leading firework company, Kimbolton Fireworks, who are responsible for London’s New Year’s eve fireworks and many other high profile events so you really are in for a treat.

This year the fireworks will be choreographed to a soundtrack of chart hits and classic tracks. Plus you can enjoy a fun fair and a whole host of delicious food, from a hog roast to fish and chips. For more info visit www.skylarkgardencentre.co.uk/fireworks.

Photos are not necessarily illustrative of the actual events. Photos: Chris Brudenell for ESP Magazine.

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