This year sees Bonfire Night celebrations kicking off with a bang all over Suffolk. With so many places hosting events, be sure to choose wisely! With bonfires, fireworks, theatre, music, funfairs and more - we’ve got you covered for what’s on.
Stonham Barns will be kicking off the firework season with their Halloween & Firework Spooktacular on Friday 28th October. With music, games, fancy dress and face painting this is a perfect start to the Halloween weekend. The gates open at 4pm with fireworks due to start at 7:30pm. Tickets are £2 for children and £5 for adults.
Elsewhere in Suffolk you could stop by Hadleigh United Football Club for their Fireworks Display on the Millfield. Gates will open at 6pm for fireworks to begin at 8pm.
On Saturday 29th October head to Stowlangtoft for the Bonfire & Grand Fireworks Display where you will find hot food, candyfloss and the tombola before the fireworks start at 7:15pm. Gates open at 6pm and there is free car parking opposite the entrance gates. Tickets are £2.50 for children and £5 for adults and free for kids under 6.
Millennium Green in Sproughton will be hosting the annual Bonfire, Fireworks & BBQ night on Friday 4th November. Last year the event attracted over 3000 people and this year aims to do even better. Gates will open at 7pm, with the bonfire being lit shortly after at 7:15pm with the firework display due to start at 8pm. Car parking will be available at the school with limited disabled parking on the green. Unders 4s go free, and children cost £2 and adults cost £5.
Also on the Friday is the Big Night Out in Long Melford. Gates open at 6pm and there will be time to enjoy a mouthwatering barbeque and other assorted refreshments as well as fair rides before the giant bonfire is lit at 7:30pm and the fireworks start at 8pm. You can purchase advance tickets - £3 for children and £5 for adults, otherwise at the gate prices will be £5 for children and £7 for adults. All profits go to local charities so this is an excellent event to support.
Friday 4th November sees the return of the annual Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club Fireworks which attracts over 3000 spectators. As well as some fantastic fireworks, the night will also include an inside and outside bar, hot food, stalls funfair and an outside disco! Gates open at 6pm with fireworks at 7:30pm. Admission is £5 per person, and children under 5 get in for free.
Enjoy Fireworks and Theatre in Christchurch Park on Saturday 5th November in Ipswich. ‘The Catesby Catastrophe’ will be a Horrible Histories style comedy production telling the story of Guy Fawkes and Robert Catesby attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament. Just Jay Dance group will be performing as well, and there will be a funfair, variety of hot foods to keep you warm and a licensed bar. Gates open at 6pm, with the bonfire procession starting at 7:45pm leading up to the fireworks at 8pm. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time at £4 for children and £6 for adults, or on the gate prices are £6 for children and £8 for adults. Under 5s get in for free.
Orford Bonfire and Fireworks will be on the Bonfire Field just outside of the village on Saturday 5th, starting with the lighting of the bonfire at 6pm. A BBQ will be available all evening, sponsored by Darren Worne Plant Operator, with fireworks due about 7pm.
Saturday 5th also sees a spectacular display of fireworks at Heveningham Hall. With a huge bonfire, sensational fireworks, funfair and a variety of delicious local food, this is a one display you don’t want to miss. Live music from local band Crumbs for Comfort completes the evening so be sure to book yourself a ticket. In advance you can purchase Vehicle tickets for £20 which covers all passengers, which are £25 on the gate, and on the gate you can buy Pedestrian tickets - £5 for children and £7 for adults with under 4s getting in for free. Gates open at 5:30pm with the fireworks to be set off at a time decided on the evening.
Also on Saturday 5th the Newmarket Lions Firework Night looks to be a brilliant display with all profit going to charity. At Wildtracks Offroad Activity Park, there will be two displays, lots of delicious food and a fancy dress competition with prizes for best girl and boy. Gates open at 5:30pm with the child friendly small low bangs display at 6:45pm before the main display kicks off at 7:30pm. Prices are £15 per car with free car parking on site.
The annual Cavendish Fireworks Display hopes to be even bigger this year with a magnificent bonfire and firework display. Tuck into barbequed burgers and other yummy food, and try a sip of mulled wine to help keep the cold at bay. Entry for the display is free, with all proceeds to go to local causes. Gates open at 6pm.
Gates open at 6pm for the Bonfire Night event at Debenham Sports & Leisure. The bonfire will be lit at 6:30pm and the fireworks are due to start at 7pm, spend an evening enjoying the stalls, BBQ and bar on Saturday 5th November. Admission is £1.50 for children and £2.50 for adults with family tickets (2 adults and 2 children) at £6.
Alternatively you could visit Bury St Edmunds for the Charity Firework Display on Saturday 5th November. Gates open at 6pm and there’s plenty of time to enjoy the stalls, funfair and food before the fireworks at 7:30pm. Money raised from the evening will be distributed among local causes and charities making it an excellent event to attend. Admission will be £4 for children, £5 for adults and you can purchase a Family ticket for £15. Under 3s go free.
The Museum of East Anglian Life Bonfire Night Celebrations are planning on making sure the night goes off with a bang with their annual firework display and roaring bonfire on the 5th. With amusements and engines, food and drink, be sure to come along. Gates open at 6pm with the fireworks set to start at 7:30pm. Tickets in advance cost £3.50 for children, £5 for adults and £15 for a family ticket. On the night tickets will be £4 for children and £6 for adults and family tickets will no longer be available.
The weekend continues with the Musical Firework Spectacular at Felixstowe on Sunday 6th November. Gates open at 4:30pm with a funfair, BBQ, and all kinds of entertainment, with the fireworks due to start at 6:30pm. Advance tickets can be purchased, £3 for children, £5 for adults and family tickets costing £13. On the night prices will be £5 for children and £7 for adults and under 5s go free.