Fire­work dis­play guide

A round up of fire­work and bon­fire events in the area

Hinckley Times - - FRONT PAGE - DANIELLE EAS­TON danielle.eas­ton@reach­plc.com

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.

Sheepy Magna,

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

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