14 places to see dazzling fireworks displays and bonfires in Gloucestershire

Don’t miss out on the most spectacular and dazzling bonfire and firework displays Gloucestershire has to offer in 2023.

By Zoe Gater  |  Published
Looking for brilliant spots to see the fireworks this year? SoGlos rounds up 14 of our favourites in this hot list.
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Providing a night of spectacular entertainment that's perfect for families, Gloucestershire’s biggest annual fireworks event at Cheltenham Racecourse is hosted by Cheltenham Round Table, with the event raising much-needed money for local charities.

It's almost time to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night in Gloucestershire again — and SoGlos has rounded up 14 glittering firework displays and crackling bonfires to enjoy under the stars in 2023.  

With plenty of events happening across Cheltenham, the Cotswolds, the Forest of Dean, Gloucester, Stroud and Tewkesbury this autumn, there's 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.

Cheltenham Round Table fireworks at Cheltenham Racecourse

Known for being one of the best family fireworks shows in town, Cheltenham Round Table is hosting an evening jam-packed with entertainment at Cheltenham Racecourse on Sunday 5 November 2023, with the event set to have children's funfair rides; television favourites Bluey and Bingo in attendance; food and drink stalls; and of course, a spectacular fireworks display illuminating the skies above Cheltenham.

Advance ticket prices cost £10 per adult and £5 per child, rising to £12 and £6 on the day.

For more information, or to book tickets, visit eventbrite.co.uk.

Guiting Power bonfire and fireworks

Welcoming visitors of all ages to enjoy a host of fabulous fireworks, Guiting Power bonfire and fireworks display takes place from 5pm on Sunday 5 November 2023. There will be a selection of tasty hot food, drinks and sweets on offer, as well as fairground rides, stalls and music to keep children entertained. 

Entry to the event is free, with donations supporting the village RABI (Royal Agriculture Benevolent Institution) welcome. 

Fireworks at Cattle Country Farm Park

Sure to have crowds 'ooh-ing' and 'ahh-ing', Cattle Country Farm Park's anticipated annual firework event is back for two nights of dazzling entertainment on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 November 2023, with tickets starting from £5.

Alongside the awesome display, families will have the whole afternoon to enjoy the park and its activities, as well as the chance to tuck in to hot takeaway food and grab a drink from the pop-up bar — just don't forget to wrap up warm!

Chipping Campden annual bonfire and fireworks night

The Recreation Ground in Chipping Campden plays host to a blazing bonfire and fantastic fireworks display on Saturday 4 November 2023. Visitors can expect hot drinks, mulled wine, hot sausage rolls, tray bakes and more to indulge in while they watch the display, too. 

Tickets cost £5 per person, with free entry for under fives.

Tewkesbury bonfire and fireworks display

The Tewkesbury bonfire and fireworks display returns to the Vineyard Playing fields for another year on Saturday 4 November 2023, with the usual bonfire night displays, as well as refreshments and amusements to keep the whole family entertained.

This annual event, organised by Tewkesbury Rotary Club is free of charge, with donations welcome.

Miserden fireworks display and bonfire 

Join Miserden as it hosts a fireworks display and bonfire on Saturday 4 November 2023, with all proceeds going to Miserden Primary School.

Spectators can enjoy an evening of glittering fireworks; a selection of food; mulled wine, beer or cider for grown-ups; and even a glow in the dark disco. Tickets bought in advance cost £9 per adult, £5 for under 16s and £23 for a family of four. 

Speech House fireworks and FERN bonfire

Returning for another year, Forest of Dean Lions Club is inviting families across Gloucestershire to its charity bonfire and fireworks night at Speech House field on Saturday 4 November 2023.

With the evening sure to go off with a bang, attendees can expect to see a sparkling fireworks display by Firemagic; Danter's Fun Fair entertainment; as well as the chance to tuck in to burgers, hot dogs, drinks, doughnuts and sweets. Costing £9 per ticket — with kids going for free — all profits go towards benefiting the local people of the forest. 

Fireworks at Wall's Social Club in Gloucester

Organised by Firework Fest, celebrate Guy Fawkes Night and be transported to Ibiza during the October Dance Party at Wall's Social Club this autumn. Coined 'the biggest firework display in Gloucester', spectators can expect fancy dress, food, a funfair, music, outdoor bars and more on Sunday 29 October 2023.

Tickets cost £6 per child aged three to 15 and £9 per adult, with pre-booking recommended as prices may change nearer to the event, or sell out completely. 

Five Valleys fireworks

Entertaining people across the county for more than half a century, the Five Valleys fireworks event will return to Marling School Playing Field on Monday 30 October 2023, for a thrilling evening of entertainment, with a fun fair, Punch and Judy show and refreshments. 

All ticket proceeds will be donated to a number of charities, with the total funds raised over the years approaching an impressive £250,000. Pre-booked adult tickets cost £10 per person, with primary school children costing £5 each. Please note, tickets bought on the gate cost 20 per cent more. 

Quedgeley Fireworks Display

Hosted by Quedgeley Town Council, another dazzling fireworks display is planned at Fisher's Meadow on Saturday 11 November 2023.

With hot food and drinks available on the night, it's sure to be a popular display. As this is Armistice Day, there will be a special tribute to this on the night. Tickets are available from the Town Council Office in advance at the cost of £3 per adult and £2 per child, with prices increasing on the gate on the night.

Far Peak Fireworks Display

Back for its fifth year, an evening of spectacular fireworks is planned at Far Peak in Northleach on Friday 3 November 2023.

Alongside a massive firework display, visitors can also expect food and drink stalls, fun activities for kids and even a bar and after party.

Minchinhampton Fireworks and Laser Light Show

Returning for a dazzling autumn event, Minchinhampton Fireworks and Laser Light Show will feature a spectacular display of fireworks and brilliant lasers pm Saturday 4 November 2023.

Tickets cost £7 for adults and £4 for children, with various family tickets also available. 

Aston Down Airfield Cotswold Gliding Club fireworks

On Saturday 28 October 2023, immerse yourself in the wonder of fireworks night with the return of Cotswold Gliding Clubs' fireworks and bonfire night. Going off with a bang, the event will feature a helicopter pyrotechnic air display performance, followed by a fireworks display by UK Fireworks Champions Celestial Fireworks. 

There will also be food, drink and snacks vendors; fun fair rides and activities; a gliding simulator; STEM workshops; and Halloween pumpkin carving. Car tickets start from £35 for up to five people; pumpkin carving is a surplus charge of £4.50.  

Longlevens Rugby Fireworks

Join Longlevens Rugby for its 'even bigger' annual fireworks display and fayre on Sunday 5 November 2023, featuring fairground rides and stalls, multiple food outlets, tombola, hot drinks and outside bars.

Tickets cost £5 if bought in advance, with family tickets (for two adults and two children) costing £15. 

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