Tuesday 22 October 2019

Gloucestershire fireworks and bonfires guide

Don’t want to miss out on the most spectacular bonfire and firework displays Gloucestershire has to offer? Get all the details for 2019 in this guide.

Find firework displays and bonfire nights across Gloucestershire in 2019, with SoGlos’s comprehensive guide to Guy Fawkes celebrations in the county.

With plenty of events happening across Cheltenham, the Cotswolds, the Forest of Dean, Gloucester, Stroud and Tewkesbury this autumn, there has never been a better excuse to bundle the family up in hats and scarves and prepare to oooh and aaah at the spectacular displays planned.

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Cheltenham firework displays and bonfires 2019



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Cheltenham Racecourse firework display

Perfect for families to enjoy a night of spectacular entertainment at Gloucestershire’s biggest fireworks event, Cheltenham Racecourse firework display is hosted by Cheltenham Round Table and raises money for local charities.

When and where?

The fireworks are scheduled for Saturday 2 November 2019 at 7pm. Gates open at 5pm.

What’s happening?

Recognised as the largest display in the south west, visitors can expect a fantastic firework show at Cheltenham Racecourse. Characters including Alex the Lion and Private the Penguin from Madagascar will also be there to entertain the kids, along with fairground rides too. What’s more, there’ll be tasty treats with hot and cold food and drinks available too.

The important bits

Tickets cost £8 for adults and £5 for children and are available online or on the gate.
Visit ticketsource.co.uk/Cheltenham-round-table for more information.


Fairview Fireworks Party in Cheltenham

When and where?

Join Cheltenham Cricket Club for its fireworks extravaganza, taking place on Friday 1 November 2019 on Princes Street, Cheltenham.

What’s happening?

Promising to have bigger and better displays than ever before, this annual show is set to be a wonderful evening for all ages. There’s even a display without bangs to suit the little ones and a samba band to dance along to as you wait for the main attraction! With plenty of food and drinks to go around – including real ale and mulled wine, it’s sure to be a brilliant evening.

The important bits

The gates open at 5pm, with the silent fireworks starting at 6pm. The main display is scheduled to start at 7.30pm. Entrance tickets cost £7.50 per adult and accompanying children go free (maximum four per adult). Tickets available to purchase online.


Cotswolds firework displays and bonfires 2019

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Cirencester firework display 2019

When and where?

Taking place on Saturday 2 November 2019, head to Victoria Road Playing Fields in Cirencester for Cirencester Round Table’s firework display. Gates open at 5pm, with the main firework display starting at 7pm.

What’s happening?

Returning again for another year, the Cirencester Round Table firework display will put on a spectacular show, complete with bonfire, entertainment and fairground rides. New for 2019, there will also be a child-friendly display with no loud ‘bangs’ at 5.45pm and a variety of food vendors.

The important bits

Tickets cost £8 per adult and £5 per child. Family tickets are £20 and concessions are £5. Tickets are available online as well as at the tourist information centre.


Witney RFC Bonfire and Firework Spectacular 2019

When and where?

The Bonfire and Fireworks Spectacular will take place on Sunday 3 November 2019 at Witney Rugby Club, Hailey Road, Oxfordshire, OX29 9UH. Gates open at 5pm, with fireworks starting at 7pm.

What’s happening?

Just beyond the border, Witney Rugby Club will host its annual fireworks spectacular, complete with a beer tent, mulled wine, barbecue, hog roast and of course an awe-inspiring bonfire and firework display.

The important bits

Tickets are free of charge. For more information call (01993) 771043.


Bonfire and Firework display in Stow-on-the-Wold

When and where?

Taking place on Friday 1 November 2019, Head to QE11 playing field to see the skies light up with a fantastic firework display.

What’s happening?

Be amazed by this outstanding firework display, tuck into a sizzling hog roast, and stay toasty next to the roaring bonfire at this year’s annual event in Stow-on-the-Wold.

The important bits

Gates open at 6pm, with the bonfire lit at 6:15pm. The main firework show is scheduled to take place at 7.15pm. Entry is free of charge but donations will be taken on the gate.


Forest of Dean firework displays and bonfires 2019

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FERN bonfire in Coleford 2019

When and where?

The FERN bonfire and firework display will light up the skies on Saturday 2 November 2019 at The Speech House Hotel. With gates opening at 5pm, get ready to see the bonfire lit at 6pm and the firework display at 7.30pm.

What’s happening?

Now celebrating its 30th anniversary, the FERN bonfire returns to the Speech House Hotel for an evening of family fun, with a professional firework display, funfair and plenty of refreshments.

The important bits

Tickets cost £6 per adult, with primary school children going free. Tickets are available on the gate. Parking is free.


Fireworks evening at Hillside Brewery 2019

When and where?

Head to Hillside Brewery on Saturday 9 November 2019 at 6pm to watch the a firework display and brilliant bonfire.

What’s happening?

As well as a firework display and an impressive bonfire lighting up Hillside Brewery’s surroundings, guests can enjoy a scrumptious hog roast and take advantage of the delicious beers made on-site at the brewery.

The important bits

Tickets cost £15 per car and are only available online and must be bought in advance. Visitors are advised to arrive early to secure a parking space. For more information call (01452) 830222.


Bathurst Park fireworks display

When and where?

Bathurst fireworks display will be taking place on Tuesday 5 November 2019 at Bathurst Park, Whitecross Road, Lydney.

What’s happening?

The Bathurst Park and Recreation Trust charity will be once again be putting on a fantastic firework display in Lydney. Expect a dazzling display as the new festive season kicks off. Watch fire dancers, have fun on the fairground rides and listen to live music.

The important bits

Gates open at 5.30pm. Tickets cost £5 for over 16s and £2 per child. Under fives go free.


Gloucester firework displays and bonfires 2019

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Churchdown Firework Display 2019

When and where?

Head to Churchdown Park Recreation Ground in Gloucester for its firework display on Friday 1 November 2019. Gates open at 5pm, with the show starting at 7.15pm.

What’s happening?

With plans to surpass the displays put on in previous years, the Churchdown Firework Display 2019 is set to dazzle spectators and light up the skies with a fantastical firework display, while also providing a funfair for the whole family to enjoy.

The important bits

Online tickets cost £4 per adult and £3 per child. Family online tickets cost £12. Tickets are also available on the gate at £5 per adult, £4 per child, and £15 for a family ticket.


Family Firework Night in Gloucester 2019

When and where?

The firework display takes place at Wall’s Social Club in Barnwood on Tuesday 5 November 2019, from 5pm to 8pm.

What’s happening?

Family Firework Night returns to Walls Club in Barnwood with another awe-inspiring display for the whole family to enjoy, as well as a singalong with a very special princess guest, Elsa from Frozen.

The important bits

Online tickets to the Family Firework Night cost £4 per adult and £3 per child. Online family tickets cost £15. Admission on the gate is £5 and parking costs £3 per car. For more information, call (01452) 612851.


Firework Display at Coney Hill Rugby Club 2019

When and where?

Head to Coney Hill Rugby Club on Sunday 3 November 2019 for its fantastic firework display. Gates open at 3pm, with the display starting at 6pm

What’s happening?

Organised by Coney Hill RFC and Coney Holl Community Primary School, this firework display is set to top previous years. Spectators are promised a wonderful show, complete with fairground rides, music, hot drinks, barbecue food and sweet treats.

The important bits

Tickets cost £3 per adult and £2 per child and are available to buy from Coney Hill Rugby Club and Coney Hill school from Monday 16 September 2019. Please note that parking won’t be available at the event.


Birdlip Primary School firework display

When and where?

The fireworks and bonfire night at Birdlip School is on Friday 8 November 2019. Gates open at 6pm, with the main firework display scheduled to start at 7pm.

What’s happening?

There’ll be a wonderful selection of food and drinks, including a barbecue as well as delicious sweet treats. The amazing display of fireworks will light up the skies with pops of colour and the bonfire will glow on into the night. All proceeds made at the event will go to Birdlip Primary School.

The important bits

Tickets cost £6 per adults and £3 per child. Family tickets with two adults and two children are £15. Under threes go free.
Tickets are available to buy online.


Quedgeley firework display

When and where?

There’ll be lots of ‘oooh’s and ‘ahhh’s at Quedgeley Firework Display, taking place on Saturday 9 November 2019. Head to Fisher’s Meadow off School Lane for a spectacular evening of pops, bangs and sparkle!

What’s happening?

Returning again for another year, the firework display at Quedgeley never fails to disappoint. With a wonderful display of colourful fireworks and a range of delicious hot drinks and food to snack on during the show, it’s a great way to kick off the festivities.

The important bits

Gates open at 5.30 with the display starting at 7pm. Pre-purchasing tickets is advised to avoid queues at the gate. Advanced tickets cost £3 per adult and £2 per child. Tickets on the gate cost £4 per adult and £3 per child. Pre-school children get free entry. Tickets are available to purchase at the Town Council office.


The Red Lion at Wainlode Charity Firework Display

When and where?

Taking place on Saturday 2 November 2019 at The Red Lion at Wainlode, this charity firework display is set to be bigger and better than before.

What’s Happening?

Head to The Red Lion at Wainlode to see a brilliant firework display, complete with hot food and drinks. Once the firework display is over, there will also be live music.

The important bits

Food is available from 5pm, with the firework display starting at 6.30pm. Live music begins at 8pm. Tickets cost £5 per adult, £3 per child, and £15 per family. Tickets are available to buy from The Red Lion, with proceeds donated to Great Western Air Ambulance Charity.


Stroud firework displays and bonfires 2019


Five Valleys firework display 2019

When and where?

Five Valleys firework display is set to take place on Monday 28 October 2019 at Marling School playing field. Gates open at 6pm.

What’s happening?

Back for another year, the Five Valleys Fireworks is set to thrill spectators with its wonderful display. The charitable event will be providing family entertainment for young children, and a funfair for all to enjoy. A variety of food, sweet treats and drinks will be available.

The important bits

Advanced tickets cost £8 per adult and £4 per child of primary school age. Babies and toddlers go free. Ticket prices on the gate are £10 per adult and £5 per child.


Wotton Firework Display 2019

When and where?

Go along to WCSF Sports Field on Saturday 9 November 2019 for a spectacular show. Gates open at 5.30pm.

What’s happening?

With fewer loud bangs, the child-friendly display will start at 6.30pm, followed by the lighting of the bonfire at 6.45 and then the main event at 7.15. With hot and cold drinks available, as well as wonderful sweet treats and delicious food, visitors are promised a great evening. Plus, the fairground rides will keep the kids entertained while waiting for the display to start.

The important bits

Tickets cost £5 per adult and £3 per child. Family tickets are £15 for two adults and three children. Tickets are available online.


Dursley firework display 2019

When and where?

Dursley firework display is scheduled to take place on Saturday 2 November 2019 at Dursley Recreation Ground.

What’s happening?

Back for the fourth year, Dursley firework display promises spectators a fun-filled evening, with live entertainment a beer tent, barbecue, tuck shop and wonderful firework show.

The important bits

Dursley fireworks are aiming to make entry free of charge for all visitors, with charity donations taken on the event.


Bisley Firework display

When and where?

The firework display is scheduled to take place on Saturday 9 November 2019 at Bisley Pavilion and Sports Field. Gates open at 5.30pm with the firework show beginning at 7pm.

What’s happening?

A great event for families, watch the brilliant firework display at Bisley and tuck into delicious hot food and drinks (not forgetting mulled wine for grown-ups!).

The important bits

Tickets cost £5 per adult and £3 per child. Family tickets are £15. Tickets are available to buy on the gate or in advance from George Stores. For further information, contact Bisley Blue Coat School on (01452) 770251.


Cattle Country Adventure Park fireworks

When and where?

Cattle Country Adventure Park is hosting a firework and bonfire display for the first time on Sunday 27 October 2019.

What’s happening?

New for this year, Cattle Country’s firework display and bonfire will be a great evening out for the kiddies. Set to music, the fireworks will light up the skies with pops of bright colour. Spectators can tuck into delicious hot food and drink, and the little ones can make the most of the indoor play barns.

The important bits

The gates open at 6pm, with the bonfire being lit at 7pm. The fireworks are scheduled to start at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £8.50 per person and £5 per person for season ticket holders. Under twos go free. Tickets are only available online and must be ordered in advance.


Uley Firework Display

When and where?

On Saturday 19 October 2019, Uley fireworks return for another awe-inspiring display at Millennium field.

What’s happening?

With two magical displays, a bar, and barbecue, spectators are in for a fun-filled evening. Entertain the kids with glow sticks, or opt for a slice of cake as you watch the show.

The important bits

Gates open at 6pm and the show is scheduled to take place at 6.30pm. Tickets are free of charge but there will be a donation box on the gate.


Minchinhampton fireworks night

When and where?

Minchinhampton School field on Saturday 9 November 2019.

What’s happening?

There’ll be a brilliant firework display and glorious bonfire to enjoy at “Minchinhampton fireworks night”: – link to BEL this year. Plus, with delicious barbecue food to tuck into as you watch the show, the evening is ideal for the whole family to enjoy.

The important bits

Gates open at 5pm, with the fireworks starting at 6.30pm. Tickets cost £5 per adult and £3 per child. Family tickets cost £12. Tickets are available at M&B stores and the school office, as well as on the night by cash only.


Tewkesbury firework displays and bonfires 2019

Tewkesbury bonfire and firework display 2019

When and where?

Watch the Tewkesbury firework display on Saturday 2 November 2019 from 6pm to 9pm at Vineyards Playing Fields, behind Tewkesbury Abbey.

What’s happening?

The Tewkesbury bonfire and firework display returns to the Vineyard Playing Fields for another year, with the usual bonfire night displays, as well as refreshments and amusements to keep the whole family entertained. Catch the bonfire being lit at 6.30pm and stand in awe at the firework displays, starting at 7pm.

The important bits

Tickets are free of charge however donations are welcome.


Across the border firework displays and bonfires 2019


Blenheim Palace fireworks display 2019

When and where?

On Friday 1 November 2019 at Blenheim Palace.

What’s happening?

Set to music from Star Wars’ Deep Space and Beyond, the fireworks display at Blenheim Palace is sure to wow audiences. The stunning backdrop of the Palace, coupled with the impressive laser display will be awe-inspiring. Welcoming Star Wars fancy dress, spectators can also enjoy entertainment such as funfair rides as well as the 10-metre tall fire sculpture.

The important bits

The laser display starts at 6pm, with the fireworks starting at 7.15pm. Tickets cost £13.50 per adult, £8.75 per child, and £38 per family of two adults and two children. £2 of the ticket price will be donated to Oxfordshire Youth.


The SoGlos team will be updating this central guide as more spectacular events are announced, so keep checking back or sign-up to SoGlos’s free newsletter for the very latest information.


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Tuesday 08 October 2019

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