Firework display guide
A round up of firework and bonfire events in the area
IT’S that time of the year again where the night sky transforms into a sea of supernatural colours and dazzling shapes as people across the area celebrate Bonfire Night.
Be prepared to wrap up and join in the chorus of ‘ooos’ and ‘ahhhs’ as you enjoy the moment a rocket is launched from the ground and explodes to reveal a rainbow of colours dancing in the sky like shooting stars.
Allow yourself to drown in the smell of hot food, the aroma of chips and hot dogs followed by the sweet smell of sugar crystals in a plump bag of candy floss and the delightful scent of fresh donuts, so much so you can already feel yourself licking the sugar off of your lips.
The usual bonfire night antics, and fun for all the family are just around the corner, and Hinckley and its surrounding areas have plenty in store to celebrate this year. Here is a round up of the main events.
Hinckley Rugby Club
November 4 Take a trip to Hinckley Rugby Club to see their Firework Fiesta, where a fabulous fireworks display will be accompanied by delicious food stalls, an outdoor bar, and a mini disco getting you ready to party the night away.
New features for this year will include a Stilt Walker, Circus Workshop and Punch and Judy show, as well as a funfair with a variety of rides to suit children of all ages.
For older visitors a traditional pub singer will be taking requests in the clubhouse, where you will also be able to purchase a refreshing pint of German beer direct from Oktoberfest at the indoor bar, for those wishing to keep warm and enjoy the sights and sounds of the display in comfort.
The club will be hosting their bonfire celebration on Sunday November 4 from 5pm to 9.30pm.
Tickets can be bought online for a small booking fee, or from the clubhouse itself at the Leicester Road Sports Club.
Tickets cost £6 for adults and £4 for children, children under three go free and family tickets entitling two adults and two adults for a cost of £15 are also available.
Call 01455 615010 for more information or visit the website at http://www.hinckleyrugby. co.uk/.
Burbage November 4 The village of Burbage is promising an all-new firework celebration with a new professional fireworks partner, aiming to send up more fireworks than ever before, ensuring your night will go with an even bigger bang and sparkle.
Gates will open at 4pm on Sunday November 4, at the Britannia Fields location off Britannia Road.
This year, the firework spectacular promises to deliver three amazing displays, a blazing bonfire, a fantastic fun fair and side stalls perfect for a family evening out.
The lighting of the bonfire will commence at 5pm followed by the first display of rockets, catherine wheels and more from 6pm.
All money raised on the night will go towards local charities and good causes.
Online tickets cost £4.50 for adults, £2.50 for children and £12 for a family of four - two adults and up to four children.
On the gate cash payments will be slightly higher at £5, £3 and £15 for families, and contactless payments on the day will also be available.
Advanced tickets through the website are now available to purchase at http://www. burbagefireworks.co.uk/.
St Mary’s, Elmesthorpe
November 2 St Mary’s Church in Elmesthorpe is also hosting their annual Bonfire Party complete with a winter bbq and licensed bar.
The family friendly event is offering fun for all of the family to enjoy, with a variety of games and a tombola stall to entertain guests in the Village Hall next door.
Refreshments will also be on sale at the Church bbq as well as a licensed bar offering wine, beer and soft drinks.
Entry and parking at the event is free and all proceeds from the day will go towards the St Mary’s Extension Project.
The annual Bonfire party will take place from 6pm on Friday November 2.
Market Bosworth, November 3 The town of Market Bos- worth is bringing a gigantic bonfire and spectacular firework display for all of the family to enjoy on Saturday November 3.
Organisers are advising visitors to catch the train from Shackerstone to the event at Market Bosworth Station as parking is limited.
There will be two trains available from Shackerstone, from 6pm and 6.50pm, with a return from the town at 8.15pm.
Train prices will include admission to the Bonfire display and will cost £12 for adults, £9 for seniors and £6 for children aged between three and 15.
Family passes are also available for the admission of two adults and three children at a cost of £30.
Tickets can still be purchased on the gate for a cost of £5, £4 and £3, however limited space means guests are encouraged to pre book their train ride from Shackerstone into the event.
Refreshments will also be served from the Market Bosworth Goods Shed.
November 2 The villagers of Sheepy Magna have also been busy preparing for an explosive bonfire party.
This year, with thanks to fundraising from the Sheepy scarecrow trail and cake makers, the event is bringing an array of entertainment, food stalls and attractions to make this the best year yet.
From fresh pizzas, to burgers, crepes and coffee, visitors will be spoilt for choice from the variety of food and treats available, with fresh food from Oregano Kitchen, JKM Jacket Potato, The Little Camion Creperie and Really Awesome cof- fee.
Organisers have also arranged for professional fire artist Stefan Grundy to perform on the night bringing the entertainment with some death defying fire stunts.
DJ Wizz will also be on deck supplying the nights music and to keep children entertained, a glow stick stall will also be available.
For the adults a licensed bar will be offering a variety of draft beers, wines and spirits as well as several different gins, with a hot drinks stand for those who wish to keep warm while watching the displays.
Tickets for the Sheepy Bonfire Party can be purchased from The Black Horse Pub and Restaurant, children’s tickets cost £2.50 and adults £3.50.
The event will be held on the evening of Friday November 2 from 6pm.
Abbey Park, Leicester
November 3 Heading out to the city for Bonfire Night? Both Abbey Park and Leicester Racecourse have got your evening covered.
Abbey Park will be hosting the city’s biggest bonfire and firework display at their official celebration on Saturday November 3 from 5pm to 9pm.
Watch the sky light up at the annual family event with a programme of live entertainment as well as a funfair and several hot food stalls to choose from.
Prepare to be dazzled by the main firework display while youngsters can opt for the additional quieter spectacular.
Tickets will be on sale from October 1, adult tickets in advance will cost £6, with concessions and under 16’s £4 and families of four - two adults and two children - for £16.
Family tickets will not be available to purchase on the night and adult, concession and children’s tickets will be slightly higher in price.
Go to Visit Leicester for more information and to book your tickets online.
Rainbows, Leicester Racecourse November 3 Rainbows charity are bringing their Pennies for the Guy Firework Spectacular back to Leicester’s Race Course.
The Leicestershire hospice will be hosting an evening which includes two firework displays, a giant bonfire and a fair ground as well as food and drink stalls offering candy floss, burgers and more.
Adding a little bit of luxury, visitors will also be able to watch the sights and sounds of the displays unravel in style by taking advantage of the hospitality packages.
Perfect for families, groups of friends and businesses, the racecourse offers a number of packages including the Nelson Suite - providing guests with premium view, their own bar and private toilets in a shared room costing £120 for up to 10 people.
Alternatively, take the opportunity to have your own box and enjoy a private room with balcony and premium view along with a two-course meal, private bar and toilets and you could be capturing the fireworks in true style.
Boxes cost £26 per person for a minimum of 15 people.
The event will take place on Saturday November 3 from 5.30pm till 10pm.
Adult charges are £6.50 and family tickets will cost £25 for two adults and up to three children aged five to 15. Prices on the day will be slightly higher.
Conkers, Moira November 3&4 Conkers is offering a laser show at this year’s annual fireworks display as well as children’s entertainment, face painting, balloon modelling and fairground amusements.
The visitor attraction will be hosting two nights of bonfire themed activities and events alongside their newest attraction - a laser show disco.
Doors open at 5.30pm ready for the show to commence at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £8 for adults, £6 for under 16s and £23 for a family - two adults and two children or one adult and three children.
Drayton Manor, November 2 to 4 If you are looking for an extra thrill this bonfire night and do not mind the distance, Drayton Manor theme park have organised a Best of British extravaganza for the whole of the Bonfire weekend.
From Friday November 2 to Sunday November 4 visitors are encouraged to partake in the red, white and blue themed evenings.
Before heading to watch the Best of British fireworks display at 7pm, guests can dine at the various food hot spots offering iconic British dishes including fish and chips, pie and mash and strawberries and cream.
The park will remain open from 10am with rides starting at 10.30am until the gates close at 9pm. Ticket prices start from £8 for children aged two to three, £23 for children aged four to 11 and £28 aged 12 to 59.
Fireworks over St Mary’s Church