EVENTS GUIDE: Northamptonshire fireworks 2016

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Friday, 4th November 2016, 5:30 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 5:13 pm



WHAT: Free fireworks display organised by Northampton Borough Council

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WHERE: Racecourse, Northampton

WHEN: Saturday, November 5

TIME: Event opens at 2pm with fairground rides for adults and children and food stalls. Bonfire 6.30pm, fireworks 7pm, event closes 8.30pm


OTHER INFO: More than 18,000 people are expected to attend. Click here for information about parking and getting to the event


WHAT: Superheroes Fireworks Night

WHERE: Duston Mill, Sixfields, Upton Way, Northampton

WHEN: Saturday, November 5

TIME: 5-9pm. Guy Fawkes competition 7pm, first display 7.15pm, bonfire 7.30pm, main display 8.15pm


OTHER INFO: Fireworks display set to music by British Fireworks Champions 2016, fairground attractions, live music and entertainment, hog roast, beer tent, character meet and greet, Guy Fawkes competition, free parking, come dressed as your favourite superhero

TICKETS: Buy in advance or call (01604) 422299


WHAT: Boughton Bonfire Night

WHERE: Boughton Pocket Park, on the corner of Humfrey Lane and Howard Lane, Boughton

WHEN: Saturday, November 5

TIME: 4.30-7pm. Gates open 4.30pm, fireworks 5.30pm by Titanium Fireworks

HOW MUCH: £3 in advance, £4.50 on the gate

OTHER INFO: Food, beverages and glowsticks sold in aid of the Boughton Pocket Park are only on sale inside the park

TICKETS: Call (01604) 842311 or e-mail [email protected] Also available from Smiths Farm Shop and The Whyte Melville pub


WHAT: Roade Fireworks Display presented by 1st Roade Scout Group and Roade Juniors FC

WHERE: Roade Football Club, Hyde Park Road, Roade

WHEN: Friday, November 4

TIME: Funfair 6pm, bonfire 7pm, fireworks 7.30pm

HOW MUCH: £3 adults, £1 children under 16

OTHER INFO: Clubhouse bar opens at 5pm


WHAT: Parklands Community Centre Annual Fireworks Display

WHERE: Parklands Community Centre, Devon Way, Northampton

WHEN: Saturday, November 5

TIME: Gates open 5pm, fireworks 7pm

OTHER INFO: Fairground rides, BBQ, outside bar, teas and coffee, new flashing novelty lights for sale. The bar will shut while the fireworks are on and open again when they finish


WHAT: Bonfire night at Great Houghton

WHERE: Playing Field , Leys Lane, Great Houghton, Northampton, NN4 OAN

WHEN: Saturday November 5

TIME: 6pm bonfire, 7pm fireworks

HOW MUCH: Adults £3, £2 children

OTHER: Organised by Great Houghton Playing Field Association. There will also be a bar and BBQ


WHAT: Wootton fireworks display

WHERE: Fox Fields Country Park, NN4 5BE

WHEN: Saturday, November 5

TIME: 6pm

HOW MUCH: Suggested donation of £2 per adult, £1 per child

OTHER: Food and refreshments will be available


WHAT: University of Northampton Students’ Union fireworks display

WHERE: Pavilion Field, Park Campus, University of Northampton

WHEN: Thursday, November 3

TIME: 8pm


OTHER: Open to students and general public


WHAT: Castle Ashby Bonfire Night

WHERE: Compton Estate Club, Castle Ashby

WHEN: Friday, November 4

TIME: From 7pm

HOW MUCH: No entrance fee but donations appreciated on the gate

OTHER: Refreshments include burgers, hot dogs, spicy hot soup, barrels of Adnams and a sweet stall




WHAT: Daventry Town Fireworks 2016

WHERE: The Parker E-ACT Academy, Ashby Road, Daventry, NN11 0QF

WHEN: Saturday, November 5

TIME: Gates 6pm, fireworks 7.30pm


OTHER INFO: Hosted by Daventry Town Council with fireworks by MLE Pyrotechnics. Refreshments include burgers, pizza, sweets, toffee apples, doughnuts and a licenced bar

As the fireworks will be set to music organisers would like your suggestions via the Facebook and Twitter pages.

For road closures and parking information click here


WHAT: Flore Scout Group presents the Flore Bonfire and Fireworks 2016

WHERE: Brodie Lodge Playing Field

WHEN: Friday, November 4

TIME: Candlelight procession 6pm from Flore Scout Hut at the bottom of Kings Lane, bonfire 6.30pm, fireworks 7.30pm

HOW MUCH: Donations on the gate, £1 for candlelit procession

OTHER INFO: The fireworks budget has doubled this year so expect longer, bigger and louder bangs!

Live singing by Eve Lovell, hot food and bar. Also children rides, glo sticks and sparklers for sale


WHAT: Pattishall Bonfire and Firework Display

WHERE: Pattishall Hall and Playing Fields

WHEN: Saturday, November 5

TIME: Gates and cafe 6pm, bonfire 6.30pm, fireworks 7pm

HOW MUCH: Adults £3, children (5-16) £1, under 5s free.

OTHER INFO: A traditional bonfire (guys welcome) and firework display set to music. There will also be a cafe selling hot food, sweets and glow sticks. Disabled, parking and toilets available. The hall is based in School Road, Astcote, NN12 8NN


WHAT: Everdon Hall Firework and Bonfire event

WHERE: Everdon Hall, Little Everdon

WHEN: Thursday, November 3

TIME: Gates 6pm, bonfire 6pm, fireworks 7pm

HOW MUCH: Adults £5, £1 child

OTHER INFO: Refreshments available - hot dogs, mulled wine, beer and soft drinks. Stalls - sparklers and glow stickS.

A note from the organisers: “A magical location within the Everdon Hall ground and the huge bonfire and firework display lights up the Hall in the November night. Once you have been to the Everdon Fireworks you will go nowhere else!”


WHAT: Hollowell Bonfire Night and Firework Display

WHERE: Hollowell village

WHEN: Saturday, November 5

TIME: Gates 5pm, bonfire 7pm, fireworks 7.30pm

HOW MUCH: £1 per person (including children)

OTHER INFO: Funfair, food outlets, fully licensed bar




WHAT: Bonfire Night Celebrations: The Gunpowder Plot

WHERE: Boughton House, Kettering

WHEN: Friday, November 4 & Saturday, November 5

TIME: November 4 - gates 6.30pm, fireworks 7.30pm

November 5 Early Evening - gates 4pm, fireworks 5pm

November 5 Late Evening - gates 7.30pm, fireworks 8.30pm

HOW MUCH: Adult full price £12.50, concessions £9

OTHER INFO: The Gunpowder Plot returns to Boughton this year after the success of the 2013, 2014 and 2015 events. A great night out for all the family in one of Northamptonshire’s most spectacular stately homes.


WHAT: Wicksteed Park Fireworks Display

WHERE: Wicksteed Park, Kettering

WHEN: Saturday, November 5

TIME: Gates 5pm, fireworks 8pm

HOW MUCH: £5 on the night - babies in arms go free, all other children pay

OTHER INFO: All proceeds will go to developing the natural play area. Free car parking, live entertainment plus funfair (additional cost), free family disco to be held in the Pavilon after the display

TICKETS: Available from the Wicksteed Park website which include a £1.50 postage and packaging fee




WHAT: Corby Bonfire Night

WHERE: Corby Boating Lake, Cottingham Road

WHEN: Friday, November 4

TIME: 6.30pm torchlight procession assembles at the swimming pool car park, 6.45pm torchlight procession begins, 7pm bonfire, 7.30pm fireworks

HOW MUCH: Bucket collection on the night for the Mayor’s charities

OTHER INFO: Drivers should only use town centre car parks. Please don’t park on the roadside or verges by the lake. Please bring a torch


WHAT: Brigstock Bonfire Celebrations

WHERE: Brigstock

WHEN: Sunday, November 6

TIME: Gates open/Guy competition 5.30pm, bonfire lighting 6pm, fireworks 6.30pm

HOW MUCH: Tickets are cheaper in advance. Adults £3, children £2 and pre-school free

OTHER INFO: Mulled, wine, hot dogs and novelties for sale

TICKETS: Available from Rosy Briggs, Brigstock Post Office or phone (01536) 373478 or (01536) 373579


WHAT: Wilbarston Bonfire and Spectacular Firework Display

WHERE: Wilbarston village playing field

WHEN: Saturday, November 5

OTHER INFO: Judging of the best guy and pumpkin will be followed by the lighting of the bonfire and fireworks

There will be hot food available and the bar will also be open

Donations towards the event would be welcome.

For further details call 01536 77562


WHAT: Rockingham annual bonfire night celebrations

WHERE: Rockingham village - behind the village hall

WHEN: Saturday, November 5

TIME: Bonfire 6pm, fireworks to follows

HOW MUCH: Entry is free but donations towards the cost of the fireworks are appreciated

OTHER INFO: Refreshments available




WHAT: Fireworks Frenzy

WHERE: Santa Pod Raceway

WHEN: Saturday, November 5

TIME: 4-7pm

HOW MUCH: Prices are per car - £15 advance, £20 standard (max five people)

OTHER INFO: Live action including Podzilla the Monster Truck, stunt display, drifting, huge bonfire, funfair, catering and bar facilities, plus family entertainment.


WHAT: 49th Annual Display (scouts)

WHERE: Hall Park, Rushden, NN10 0PT

WHEN: Saturday, November 5

TIME: 6:30pm

HOW MUCH: Advance tickets - adult £5, child (3-14 years) £3, on the gate £1 extra each

OTHER INFO: Rushden fireworks




WHAT: Fireworks hosted by Whitworths Ltd

WHERE: Irthlingborough Cricket Club, Windmill Road, NN9 5RJ

WHEN: Thursday, November 3

TIME: Gates 6.30pm, fireworks 7.30pm




WHAT: Desborough carnival committee’s annual firework display

WHERE: Desborough Leisure Centre

WHEN: Saturday, October 30

TIME: Gates 5pm, children’s fairground before the display at 6.45pm

HOW MUCH: Adults £4, children £3, pre-school children free - no advance tickets (pay on the gate)

OTHER INFO: Refreshments will be available. Parking is very restricted - organisers advising people to walk




WHAT: Bonfire Night Fireworks at Silverstone

WHERE: Silverstone Circuit, NN12 8TN

WHEN: Saturday, November 5

TIME: Entry to the circuit 2pm - racing from the Walter Hayes Trophy before the fireworks in the evening

Bonfire 5.15pm, fireworks 6pm

HOW MUCH: Adults £5, children 15 and under free

OTHER INFO: More entertainment will be added closer to the event




WHAT: Ashton Fireworks hosted by Ashton Shool Parents Association

WHERE: Mens Own Rugby Club, Ashton

WHEN: Saturday, November 5

TIME: Gates 6pm, 6.15pm bonfire, 7pm fireworks

HOW MUCH: £3 adult, £2 child

OTHER INFO: Bar, BBQ, flashing novelty toy stall, raffle with profits going to Ashton Primary School


WHAT: Annual fireworks extravaganza at Nicholas Hawksmoor

WHERE: Nicholas Hawksmoor Primary School, Balmoral Close, Towcester, NN12 6JA

WHEN: Friday, November 4

TIME: Gates 6pm

HOW MUCH: Adults £4, children (3-16 years) £3, family ticket (two adults, three children) £15, under 3s free. All tickets on the night £4

OTHER INFO: The popular family-friendly event takes place in the school grounds and will feature a lantern parade led by Year 6 pupils, followed by the amazing fireworks display set to music.

As always there will be a giant bonfire, fun glow in the dark novelty items, a BBQ and refreshment stalls. The school’s ‘build a guy’ competition is also returning following the success in previous years, encouraging pupils to build their very own guy for the bonfire

TICKETS: Tickets are available from the school office in advance from Tuesday November 1, but can also be purchased at the gate on the night




WHAT: Brackley town fireworks display

WHERE: St John’s Playing Fields, Magdalen College School, Brackley

WHEN: Saturday, November 5

TIME: Gates 5pm with a range of activities provided by locally based

charities and organisations, fireworks 7pm

HOW MUCH: Free admission

OTHER INFO: The event is back after a two year break and is being supported by MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula 1 Team as a thank you to Brackley residents in celebration of their third World Championship victory.


WHAT: Greatworth Family Bonfire and Fireworks Display

WHERE: Hobwell Field, Greatworth

WHEN: Saturday, November 5

TIME: Gates 5.30pm, fireworks 7pm

HOW MUCH: Family ticket £15, adults £6, children/OAPS £3, pre-school free

OTHER INFO: Fantastic family event, bonfire, BBQ, tuckshop, refreshments and big firework display

This is a charity event and all proceeds go to Greatworth School PTA, Greatworth Pre-School and The Whistley 200 Scout Group

Access can be gained through the church yard or behind the social club




WHAT: Foxton Fireworks charity bonfire

WHERE: Texas Steakhouse, Shoulder of Mutton, Foxton

WHEN: Saturday, November 5

TIME: Bonfire lit 7pm.

HOW MUCH: Adults £5, children (school age) £2.50

OTHER INFO: All proceeds to Focton Scouts, Foxton Tennis Club and Gumley Cricket Club


WHAT: Round Table annual bonfire & fireworks gala

WHERE: Kenilworth Castle

WHEN: Saturday, 5thh November

TIME: Starts 5.30pm; fireworks 6.45pm

OTHER INFO: Entertainment, food & drink available

TICKETS: Tickets from many local stores


WHAT: Rugby Round Table Firework Night

WHERE: Whinfield Park, Clifton Road, Rugby

WHEN: Saturday, November 5

TIME: Gates 4pm, Rugby FM DJ Jason Moss on stage, The Record Covers, The Rattletones, approx. 6.15pm fireworks finale

HOW MUCH: £5 from (discount with bulk booking of four or more), £7 on the day

OTHER INFO: It’s the 65th annual firework spectacular in the town

PARKING: There is the uual free park and ride bus service again, picking up from outside Lawrence Sherriff School, Clifton Road, Rugby Town Centre, with free parking in the John Barford car park from 3pm until 9pm on the day.


This events guide will continually be updated in the run up to November 5 by the Northamptonshire news team.

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