Rachel Recommends… Events to Make Your Bonfire Night Go With a Bang!

Ever since Guy Fawkes attempted to carry out the Gunpowder Plot on the 5th of November 1605, the date has been engrained in British history. If you grew up in this country you will no doubt have childhood memories of standing round a crackling bonfire, tucking in to a toffee apple or a sticky slice of parkin and writing your name in the air with a sparkler… it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy just thinking about it!

These days you can choose from a plethora of organised events around the country where the fireworks are truly spectacular and your whole family can say ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh’ in a safe environment.

I’ve picked out a few events that I think will be absolute crackers, so wrap up warm and head out for a bonfire bonanza near you!

Legoland, Windsor, 2nd – 4th November

This year, Windsor’s Lego themed resort introduces a brand new experience… ‘Lego Monster Fighters Fireworks’. Lego bricks will be firing towards you in 3D and if that wasn’t scary enough, some of the Legoland rides will be staying open after dark for a twilight adventure!

Our Cow Molly Farm, near Sheffield, 3rd November

I discovered this family run dairy farm on my ‘Fan in a Van’ adventure earlier this year and fell in love… not only with their delicious dairy ice-cream but also with the real family values behind the business. You can expect a traditional event with bonfire, barbecue, fire engine rides and there’s even a year’s worth or ice-cream up for grabs for the best Guy!

Glasgow Fireworks, Glasgow Green, 5th November

Widely regarded as Glasgow’s biggest and best FREE fireworks display where there really will be something for everyone… food and drink stalls, fairground rides, on stage entertainament from local radio presenters and of course, a big explosive finale! Watch in wonder as the Glasgow sky becomes a blaze of colour.

Sparks in the Park, Cardiff, 3rd November

This is one of the biggest firework events in the UK and has been held annually for over 30 years so the organisers sure know how to make it go with a bang! There’ll be an impressive pyrotechnic display and a beast of a bonfire, alongside loads of stalls, rides and other entertainment. As you can imagine, this event is hugely popular so be sure to book tickets in advance!

I could have chosen from thousands of firework displays and bonfire nights around the country but wherever you end up, I hope you have a great night and ‘remember remember’ to stay safe!

All photos by Rachel Kershaw unless otherwise stated.

About Rachel Kershaw

Rachel Kershaw is 31 and lives in Newcastle Upon Tyne but is originally from Rochdale. With parents who have never even owned passports, it was inevitable that Rachel would fall in love with holidays in Britain. It was her genuine passion that saw her win the opportunity to be VisitEngland’s Fan in a Van in summer 2012 – an adventure that involved ten weeks on the road in a vintage VW camper blogging about everything from bungee jumping, hot air ballooning and surfing to visiting museums, zoos and numerous British eateries! What a lucky lady!

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