SOME OF THE BEST EVENTS FOR BONFIRE NIGHT
It’s almost time for Bonfire Night. On Monday, November 5, people all over the UK will be lighting fireworks and sparklers as they celebrate the foiling of the Gunpowder Plot in 1605.
The UK celebration commemorates when Guy Fawkes was arrested while guarding explosives plotters had placed beneath the House of Lords.
People subsequently lit bonfires around London to celebrate the fact that King James I had survived the assassination attempt.
Here are just some of the events taking place in our area so far, with many more yet to be added.
Hull Big Bang 2018
What? A firework and bonfire spectacular, with a funfair including waltzers, dodgems and more. There will also be stilt walkers, fire breathers, bars, a food court and live music. Where? KCOM Craven Park When? Thursday, November 1, from 4pm to 10pm. Bonfire at 7pm and fireworks at 8pm. Family tickets cost £11.99 or £4 for adults and £2.50 for children.
Beverley Westwood Lions Club Bonfire & Fireworks
What? This annual event is a staple Bonfire Night for hundreds of people, with people flocking every year to see the views of Beverley lit with colour and glitter. A bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm, with a professional fireworks display from 7.30pm. The event is free to attend, but donations are welcome to help cover costs of the fireworks. Where? Beverley Westwood When? Monday, November 5
What? This annual event will feature live music, an amazing fireworks display, a huge bonfire, as well as food and drink. There will also be free glowsticks for children. Food on offer will be available from the likes of Dope Burger, Cottage Catering, Go Dutch Pancake House and more. Where? Hull Vineyard Church, Vulcan Street, HU6 7PS When? Saturday, November 3, from 5.30pm. Tickets are free but are first come first served, with 3,000 available. There will be no tickets on the door.
Hull Wyke Round Table
What? Hull Wyke Round Table will be hosting a spectacular firework display at Humberdale Farm. There will be a hog roast, mulled wine, hotdogs and burgers, games and more. All the money raised will go to children’s charities. Where? Humberdale Farm, Swanland When? Saturday, November 3. Gates open at 6pm. Entry costs £10 per car or £4 per adult and £2 for under 16s.
Mercure Hull Grange Park Hotel
What? The hotel is hosting its first Bonfire Night Extravaganza to raise funds for Hull 4 Heroes and Cash For Kids. Alongside the roaring bonfire and spectacular fireworks, there will also be fairground rides and catering available. Where? Mercure Hull Grange Park Hotel, Willerby When? Sunday, November 4, from 4pm. Tickets from Eventbrite cost £5 per person and children under three can enter free of charge. A proportion of proceeds will be donated to Hull 4 Heroes and Cash For Kids.
East Park Fireworks Spectacular
What? Organisers are promising an amazing night at East Park with Hull’s biggest and brightest firework celebration. Albert John Evans, one of the organisers, said: “We have been planning this event for months now and hope to make this an annual celebration in the city. Hull City Council have given us this opportunity to make the event truly spectacular with a great display, with the park offering a fantastic view of our firework display. “I am very grateful to them for helping to make this happen and hopefully the public will come out to the event and support us. We urge people to get here early and come and have a great night out.” The celebrations are due to start at 4.30pm with the fireworks commencing at 8pm. There will also be fire spinners and stilt walkers, as well as children’s rides and a range of street food, not forgetting the all-important toffee apples. When? Saturday, November 3. Discount family tickets are available now from Skiddle, the East Park Pavilion or Hull Box Office.
There are plenty of firework displays to choose from this year, including Beverley Westwood bonfire, organised by the Lions Club, pictured below