Top fun with your lit­tle sparklers

WITH BON­FIRE NIGHT AL­MOST UPON US, JUSTINE HAL­I­FAX POINTS US IN THE DI­REC­TION OF SOME OF THE RE­GION’S BEST CEL­E­BRA­TIONS OVER THE COM­ING FORT­NIGHT

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TU­DOR FIRE­WORKS

Where: Tu­dor Grange Park, Soli­hull When: Satur­day, Novem­ber 4. Gates open 5.30pm, dis­play starts 6.30pm Tick­ets: Free event

This pop­u­lar an­nual char­ity fundrais­ing event is run by Soli­hull Round Ta­ble.

It is a fam­ily- ori­en­tated event with en­ter­tain­ment to suit vis­i­tors of all ages.

Al­though ad­mis­sion is free, do­na­tions are en­cour­aged, as the event is staged to raise money for lo­cal char­i­ties.

SOLI­HULL FIRE­WORKS AT OLD EDWARDIANS

Where: Old Ed­war­dian ( Rugby Club), Streets­brook Road, Soli­hull When: Satur­day, Novem­ber 4, from 7pm un­til 10pm Price: £ 5 each on the door, with ac­com­pa­nied chil­dren, aged un­der 12, free

This event will fea­ture an out­door real ale bar along with a bar­be­cue and hog roast.

There will be fair­ground ac­tiv­i­ties along with the fire­works and bon­fire.

Gates will open at 6.30pm with the bon­fire lit at 7.30pm fol­lowed by the fire­works dis­play.

FAM­ILY FIRE­WORKS AT ARDEN

When: Arden Academy, Sta­tion Road, Knowle When: Satur­day, Novem­ber 4, from 5pm Price: From £ 3, cheap­est tick­ets are those pur­chased in ad­vance

This event is or­gan­ised by Arden PTFA and will in­clude fire­works as well as mu­sic, real ale and mulled wine bar, jacket pota­toes and other hot food as well as var­i­ous stalls. Gates open at 5pm, ju­nior dis­play at 6pm, main dis­play at 7.15pm.

FAM­ILY FIRE­WORKS

Where: Hog­a­rths Ho­tel, Four Ashes Road, Dor­ridge When: Fri­day, Novem­ber 3, from 5pm un­til 9pm, fire­works at 7.30pm Price: £ 5 en­try, with un­der 2s free

This fam­ily gar­den party event will fea­ture a food hut, drink stalls and live mu­sic.

It will in­clude Hog­a­rths sweet stall, face­painter, candy floss, lightup toys, Ras­cals toy shop, Os­bourne pop- up chil­dren’s book store, Mind­ful Crafts, an in­flat­able as­sault course and a bril­liant bouncy cas­tle.

The evening’s en­ter­tain­ment will start at 5pm with the fire­work dis­play at 7.30pm.

Pro­ceeds to lo­cal char­ity Help Harry Help Oth­ers.

DRAYTON MANOR SCI- FI TAM­WORTH’S FREE FIRE­WORK EX­TRAV­A­GANZA

Where: Tam­worth Cas­tle Plea­sure Grounds, Tam­worth When: Satur­day, Novem­ber 4, 8pm

The fun starts at 6pm and the event will in­clude fire per­form­ers, face paint­ing, a sparkler zone, fam­ily ac­tiv­i­ties, food stalls and the fair.

The cli­max of the event will be a 20- minute py­rotech­nic dis­play set to mu­sic from 8pm.

As the event is ex­pected to be in­cred­i­bly pop­u­lar, peo­ple are ad­vised to walk or use pub­lic trans­port to the Cas­tle Grounds where pos­si­ble.

Limited free park­ing will be avail­able at Tam­worth town cen­tre car parks from 6pm.

FIRE­WORKS AT THE PARK

Where: Al­ton Tow­ers Theme Park, Al­ton, Stafford­shire When: Satur­day, Novem­ber 4, and Sun­day, Novem­ber 5 Tick­ets: From £ 27.50.

This year Al­ton Tow­ers bosses are promis­ing that its an­nual Bon­fire Night cel­e­bra­tion will both “daz­zle and de­light”.

De­tails of this year’s theme have yet to be re­vealed but this an­nual event is re­garded as one of the UK’s largest multi- me­dia fire­works dis­plays.

It usu­ally lasts 20 min­utes with fire­works chore­ographed to mu­sic. Al­ton Tow­ers’ fire­works dis­play is ex­pected to start at 7pm and in pre­vi­ous years park rides have stayed open un­til 9pm.

FIRE­WORKS FES­TI­VAL

Where: West Mid­lands Sa­fari Park, Bewd­ley, Worces­ter­shire, When: Satur­day, Novem­ber 4, and Sun­day, Novem­ber 5 Tick­ets: From £ 15 – up to half price early bird deals also avail­able

West Mid­lands Sa­fari Park bosses are promis­ing that its Fes­ti­val Fire­works week­end will fea­ture “spec­tac­u­lar fire­works and bon­fire” as well as late- night rides and themed mu­sic in what prom­ises to be a bril­liant event.

Other park at­trac­tions will also be open, in­clud­ing Land of the Liv­ing Di­nosaurs, Mark O’Shea’s Reptile World, Twi­light Cave, SeaQuar­ium, Creepy Crawlies.

The bon­fire will be set alight at 5.45pm.

The fire­work dis­play will start at 6.30pm and the park and rides will close at 9pm.

FIRE­WORKS AT THE HALL

Where: Him­ley Hall, Dud­ley When: Satur­day, Novem­ber 4. Gates open 4.30pm, bon­fire lit 7.45pm, fire­works 8.30pm Tick­ets: From £ 4.40

This is billed as be­ing the largest lo­cal au­thor­ity fire­works dis­play in the coun­try.

Or­gan­is­ers say that the theme will be re­vealed nearer to the date. But what we can tell you is that the gates open at 4.30pm, the bon­fire will be lit at 7.45pm, and the chore­ographed fire­work dis­play will light up the sky over Him­ley Hall at 8.30pm.

WYTHALL BON­FIRE AND FIRE­WORKS

Where: Wythall Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion, Wythall Park, Sil­ver Street When: Satur­day, Novem­ber 4, from 6pm Prices: Tick­ets bought in ad­vance £ 6 for adults aged 11 and over, or on the door £ 7.50, un­der 10s free

The bon­fire will be lit at 6.30pm and there will be a fun­fair and food con­ces­sions.

This event is un­usual it that it will fea­ture two fire­work dis­plays. The first will be at 7.30pm, and this is usu­ally a qui­eter one tra­di­tion­ally de­signed for younger vis­i­tors, while the sec­ond one, at 8.30pm, is usu­ally a bit nois­ier. But it’s not been con­firmed if this is the same for the 2017 event.

WAL­SALL AR­BORE­TUM BON­FIRE & FIRE­WORKS DIS­PLAY

Where: Wal­sall Ar­bore­tum, Lich­field Street, Wal­sall WS4 2BU When: Sun­day, Novem­ber 5

As in pre­vi­ous years, Free Ra­dio is set to be a part of the event and there will be a bon­fire and fire­works dis­play, fair­ground, cater­ing stalls and walk­a­bout en­ter­tain­ment too.

LIT­TLE HAY MINIA­TURE RAIL­WAY BON­FIRE NIGHT

Where: Sut­ton Cold­field Model En­gi­neer­ing So­ci­ety Ltd, Bal­leny Green, Lit­tle Hay, Shen­stone When: Satur­day, Novem­ber 11, 6pm- 9pm

Gates open for this pub­lic event at 6pm and last year the event fea­tured un­lim­ited free train rides.

The bon­fire is ex­pected to be lit at around 6.15pm and the fire­works dis­play at around 7.15pm, as in pre­vi­ous year’s but ex­act de­tails have yet to be con­firmed by the or­gan­is­ers.

WOLVER­HAMP­TON BON­FIRE AND FIRE­WORKS NIGHT

Where: Wolver­hamp­ton Race­course, Gorse­brook Road, Wolver­hamp­ton When: Satur­day, Novem­ber 4, from 5pm Tick­ets: bought in ad­vance will be priced £ 5 for adults, £ 3 for chil­dren, but if bought on the gate £ 6 for adults, £ 4 for chil­dren.

The night will be­gin with the chil­dren’s dis­play at 6.30pm, with the main fire­works dis­play will be at 8.30pm. The Mayor of Wolver­hamp­ton, Coun­cil­lor Elias Mattu, will have the job of of­fi­cially light­ing the bon­fire. Ex­pect fair­ground rides, a food court and bars.

WESTON PARK BON­FIRE AND FIRE­WORKS

Where: Weston Park, We­sto­nun­der- Lizard, Shif­nal When: Sun­day, Novem­ber 5, from 5.30pm

Tick­ets and park­ing: You can get the best prices if you buy tick­ets in ad­vance. £ 15 per car in ad­vance (+ 75p book­ing fee. Up to six peo­ple per car), £ 20 per car on the gate ( up to 6 peo­ple per car). One of the largest and most spec­tac­u­lar bon­fire cel­e­bra­tions in the West Mid­lands with en­ter­tain­ment for the whole fam­ily. The gi­ant bon­fire is lit at 5.30pm with two fire­works dis­plays rock­et­ing into ac­tion at 6pm and 7.30pm.

BON­FIRE NIGHT WITH NO FIRE­WORKS

Where: Avon­croft Mu­seum, Stoke Heath, Broms­grove, B60 4JR When: Satur­day, Novem­ber 4, and Sun­day, Novem­ber 5, both from 3pm, with bon­fire ex­pected to be lit at around 7pm Tick­ets: £ 3 per per­son

This is a tra­di­tional bon­fire party that ac­tu­ally ig­nores the need for fire­works. This is ideal for younger vis­i­tors or any­body who doesn’t ap­pre­ci­ate the loud bangs. But it does come com­plete with a Guy Fawkes and a bon­fire - just def­i­nitely no fire­works. Young­sters will be able to cre­ate fire­work crafts and help build our guy from 3pm, then join us round the bon­fire as night falls. And to keep rum­bling tummy’s full there will also be a bar­be­cue. The bon­fire is ex­pected to be lit at 7pm. Tick­ets can be brought from the mu­seum shop or by call­ing 01527 889970.

DARTMOUTH PARK

Where: Dartmouth Park, Lloyd Street, West Bromwich ( near Sandwell Val­ley), B71 4AH When: Satur­day, Novem­ber 4, from 5pm Tick­ets: On­line price adults £ 5, chil­dren aged 2 to 17 £ 2, with un­der 2s free. A fam­ily ticket ( 2 adults and up to 3 chil­dren) is £ 10.

Sandwell Coun­cil’s an­nual bon­fire event will see doors open at 5pm, the bon­fire lit at 6.30pm, and the fire­works dis­play will start at 7.45pm. The coun­cil’s ad­vice is to park in the town cen­tre.

A fire­works spec­tac­u­lar at West Mid­lands Sa­fari Park

Tam­worth Cas­tle, top, and Him­ley Hall will both be pop­u­lar with fam­i­lies for Bon­fire Night cel­e­bra­tions

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