Local Bonfire Night and Fireworks events 2016

I hope I’ve listed all of the local bonfire night and fireworks events. I’ll add to the list when I learn about other events. [Click on the images/links to expand]

sandhurst-fireworksSaturday 29th October
SANDHURST: Sandhurst’s free fireworks display will be held on the Memorial Park, Yorktown Road, GU47 9DX from 5pm. Hot food, inflatables, stalls and fun fair rides will be on offer alongside live entertainment from Sandhurst and District Corps of Drums.

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FRIMLEY: Halloween Firework Extravaganza at Pine Ridge Golf Centre, Old Bisley Road, GU16 9NX, plus fairground activities, fireworks, bonfire, DJ, food and drink and fancy dress competition for children. Gates open at 5pm, fireworks at 7pm. Tickets on the gate: Adults £7, child £3 (under 10).

 

chobam-fireworksCHOBHAM: Chobham Rugby Club, Windsor Road, Chobham GU24 8LD, host their 50th anniversary fireworks display set to music. Gates open 6.00pm, bonfire lit at 7.00pm, fireworks begin at 8.00pm. Entry at the gate £6 Adult(15+), £4 Children. Halloween fancy dress competition, BBQ and beer tent.

Friday 4th November
windlesham-fireworksWINDLESHAM: Fireworks display at the Windlesham Field of Remembrance, Kennel Lane, GU20 6DT. Gates open at 5.45pm, bonfire lit at 6.30pm and fireworks at 7.0pm. Gourmet sausages, burgers, mulled wine, beer and soft drinks available to buy. Tickets on the gate cost £6.50 for adults and £3.50 for children.

holy-trinityWEST END: Fireworks display at Holy Trinity School, Benner Lane, West End. Music, BBQ, Refreshments, Beer, Music, Mulled Wine, and kids treats. Gates open 5.30pm, Tots display 6.0pm, Bonfire lit at 6.30pm, fireworks at 7.15pm Tickets on the gate: Adults £5, Children £3, Preschool £1.

 

Saturday 5th November
ravenscote-fireworksFRIMLEY: Ravenscote Junior School Fireworks Spectacular at the school’s field in Frimley, Old Bisley Road, GU16 9RE. Gates will open at 6pm, fireworks at 7pm. Tickets £4.50 in advance and £6 on the gate. Children aged 4 and under go free.

lightwater-nov-5thLIGHTWATER: 1st Lightwater Scout group’s uniquely themed bonfire and firework spectacular at Lightwater Recreation Ground behind All Saints Church, Broadway Road, GU18 5SJ. Barbecue and professional firework display with music. Gates open and BBQ at 6pm, bonfire lit at 7pm and firework display starts at 7.30pm. No alcohol or sparklers. Tickets £5, senior citizens £3, family ticket £15, children under 5 free.

MYTCHETT: Mytchett Primary School fireworks event. Specially designed for children with a lower noise than the usual fireworks display. Refreshments and stalls with jacket potato’s, hotdogs, and burgers. Gates open at 4.30pm, bonfire lit at 5.15pm and fireworks at 6pm. Car parking available at Mytchett Recreation Ground, via both Hamesmoor Road and Whiteacres Road entrances. Tickets on the gate: £4 adult, £3 child. Preschool children free

 

Sunday 6th November
mychett-fireworksMYTCHETT: Fireworks Bonanza at the Mytchett Community Centre, Mytchett Road, GU16 6AA. Gates open at 5pm, display starts at 7.3pm. Funfair, fireworks, and food. Tickets on the gate cost: £4 adult, £2 under 16’s and under 5’s free.

Listing of local Bonfire Night and Fireworks events

I hope I’ve listed all of the local bonfire night and fireworks events, and also links to the events.

Saturday 31 October

Sandhurst fireworksSANDHURST: Sandhurst’s free fireworks display will be held on the Memorial Park, Yorktown Road, GU47 9DX from 6pm. Hot food, inflatables, stalls and fun fair rides will be on offer alongside live entertainment from Sandhurst and District Corps of Drums.

FRIMLEY: Halloween Firework Extravaganza at Pine Ridge Golf Club, Old Bisley Road, GU16 9NX, plus fairground activities, fireworks, bonfire, DJ, food and drink and fancy dress competition for children. Gates open at 5pm, fireworks at 7pm. Tickets on the gate: Adults £7, child £3 (under 10).

Sunday 1 November

Mytchett fireworksMYTCHETT: Fireworks display at the Mytchett Community Centre, Mytchett Road, GU16 6AA. Gates open at 5pm, display starts at 7.3pm. Funfair, fireworks, and food. Tickets on the gate cost: £4 adult, £2 under 16’s and under 5’s free.

Thursday 5 November

MINLEY: Military Bonfire Night and Firework Display held at Hawley Lake, Camberley, with a massive bonfire and a spectacular firework display on the backdrop of Hawley Lake. Ample free parking on site which is sign posted off the A327, ½ mile from Junction 4A of the M3. Amusements and rides for the children, food tent and bar. £4 for adults and £2 for children. Gates open at 6pm, the bonfire commences at 7pm and firework display takes off at 7.45pm.

MYTCHETT: Mytchett Primary School fireworks event. Specially designed for children with a lower noise than the usual fireworks display. Refreshments and stalls with jacket potato’s, hotdogs, and burgers. Gates open at 4.30pm, bonfire lit at 5.15pm and fireworks at 6pm. Car parking available at Mytchett Recreation Ground at £2, via both Hamesmoor Road and Whiteacres Road entrances. Tickets on the gate: £4 adult, £3 child. Preschool children free

Friday 6 November

Windlesham FireworksWINDLESHAM: Fireworks display at the Windlesham Field of Remembrance, Kennel Lane, GU20 6DT. Gates open at 5.45pm, bonfire lit at 6.30pm and fireworks at 7pm. Gourmet sausages, burgers, mulled wine, beer and soft drinks available to buy. Tickets on the gate cost £6.50 for adults and £3.50 for children.

Saturday 7 November

FRIMLEY: Ravenscote Junior School Fireworks Spectacular at the school’s field in Frimley, Old Bisley Road, GU16 9RE. Gates will open at 6pm, fireworks at 7pm. Tickets £4 in advance and £6 on the gate. Children aged 4 and under go free.

Lightwater Scouts Bonfire Night_edited-1LIGHTWATER: 1st Lightwater Scout group’s bonfire and firework spectacular at Lightwater Recreation Ground behind All Saints Church, Broadway Road, GU18 5SJ. Themed bonfire, barbecue and professional firework display with music. Gates open and BBQ at 6pm, bonfire lit at 7pm and firework display starts at 7.30pm. No alcohol or sparklers permitted on site. Adults and children over 5 years £5, senior citizens £3, family ticket £15, children under 5 free.

Latest UPDATE to local bonfire & fireworks display: Windlesham event added

This is the second update to the list of bonfire and fireworks displays. The Windlesham Fireworks event has been added to the list, and the link to West End event added also

The weather forecast for Saturday and Sunday predicts rain, such that Rushmoor have postponed their event this Saturday at Aldershot and will now hold it on Saturday 15th November.

Here’s the list of where to go to Surrey Heath and it’s near neighbours.

  • Windlesham FireworksSunday 2nd November, Mytchett: Firework display and funfair at the Mytchett Community Centre. Gates open at 5.0pm. Fireworks start at 7.30pm. Adults £4, under 16 £2, under 5 free.
  • Friday 7th November, West End: Bonfire, firework display, BBQ, and mulled wine at Holy Trinity Primary School, Benner Lane, West End. Gates open at 5.30pm, bonfire lit at 6.30pm, and fireworks at 7.15pm. Tickets: adults £4.50, children £3, pre-schoolers £1.
  • Friday 7th November, Windlesham: Bonfire & champion-winning fireworks display at the Windlesham Field of Remembrance. Gates open 5.45pm. Bonfire 6.30pm. Display 7.00pm. Adults £6.50, children £3.50
  • Saturday 8th November, Frimley: Fireworks Spectacular on Ravenscote School field in Old Bisley Road. Gates will open at 6.0pm. Display at 7.0pm. Tickets £6 on the gate or £4 in advance. Children under 4 free.
  • Saturday 8th November, Lightwater: 1st Lightwater Scouts Bonfire and Firework spectacular, with BBQ and music at the Recreation Ground, Broadway Road. Gates open & BBQ 6.00 pm. Bonfire Lit 7.00 pm. Firework at 7.30pm. Adults & Children £5, Senior Citizens £3. Family Ticket £15 (maximum 5) – under 5s Free. No alcohol or sparklers allowed.
  • Sunday 9th November, Farnborough: Farnborough Football Club ground at Cherrywood Road. Funfair from 3.30pm, Gates open 5.30pm, Display at 7.0pm. Adults £4, Under 16 £2, Under 4 free.
  • Saturday 15th November, Aldershot: Rushmoor Fireworks Spectacular with funfair, food and live entertainment at Manor Park in Aldershot. Gates open at 5.30pm, main display starts at 8.0pm. Adults £7, children £3, or £6 and £2 in advance.

Bonfire Night and fireworks events : UPDATED weather warning

Last week I posted the list below of local bonfire night and firework displays. I’ve added Frimley’s event at Pine Ridge Golf Club to the list, more can be found on the Camberley News & Mail website.

The weather forecast for Saturday and Sunday predicts rain, such that Rushmoor have postponed their event this Saturday at Aldershot and will now hold it on Saturday 15th November.

I’ll restrict the list of where to go to Surrey Heath and it’s near neighbours. We’ve been to the firework displays in Mytchett, and at the NRA in Bisley, though most often to our local firework night is in Lightwater, though West End’s looks an attractive event this year. [Click on links to find out more]Fireworks

  • Saturday 1st November, Bisley: 1st Bisley Scouts Bonfire and Firework Display on Bisley Village Green. Bonfire lit at 6.30pm, firework display starts at 7.0pm. Burgers, hot dogs, sweets and glow-sticks. Adult £3, children £2, or £10 per family. No sparklers allowed.
  • Saturday 1st November, Knaphill: 1st Knaphill Scouts Bonfire & Fireworks at the Vyne Field, Redding Way, Knaphill. Gates open 18:00, Fireworks start 19:30. Funfair, food and hot drinks.
  • Saturday 1st November, Frimley: Pine Ridge Golf Club host a fireworks event plus hog roast, Gates open 5.0pm, Fireworks start at 7.0pm. Adults £5, children £2.50
  • Sunday 2nd November, Mytchett: Firework display and funfair at the Mytchett Community Centre. Gates open at 5.0pm. Fireworks start at 7.30pm. Adults £4, under 16 £2, under 5 free.
  • Friday 7th November, West End: Bonfire, firework display, BBQ, and mulled wine at Holy Trinity Primary School, Benner Lane, West End. Gates open at 5.30pm, bonfire lit at 6.30pm, and fireworks at 7.15pm. Tickets: adults £4.50, children £3, pre-schoolers £1.
  • Saturday 8th November, Frimley: Fireworks Spectacular on Ravenscote School field in Old Bisley Road. Gates will open at 6.0pm. Display at 7.0pm. Tickets £6 on the gate or £4 in advance. Children under 4 free.
  • Saturday 8th November, Lightwater: 1st Lightwater Scouts Bonfire and Firework spectacular, with BBQ and music at the Recreation Ground, Broadway Road. Gates open & BBQ 6.00 pm. Bonfire Lit 7.00 pm. Firework at 7.30pm. Adults & Children £5, Senior Citizens £3. Family Ticket £15 (maximum 5) – under 5s Free. No alcohol or sparklers allowed.
  • Sunday 9th November, Farnborough: Farnborough Football Club ground at Cherrywood Road. Funfair from 3.30pm, Gates open 5.30pm, Display at 7.0pm. Adults £4, Under 16 £2, Under 4 free.
  • Saturday 15th November, Aldershot: Rushmoor Fireworks Spectacular with funfair, food and live entertainment at Manor Park in Aldershot. Gates open at 5.30pm, main display starts at 8.0pm. Adults £7, children £3, or £6 and £2 in advance.

Lots of choice for bonfire and firework displays in and around Surrey Heath

Yep, it’s soon the time of year for whizz-bangs, rockets, sparklers, starbursts ……. and so on. As this year November 5th falls on Wednesday, it’s possible to enjoy bonfires and firework displays the weekend before, during the week, and the weekend after.

I’ll restrict the list of where to go to Surrey Heath and it’s near neighbours. We’ve been to the firework displays in Mytchett, and at the NRA in Bisley, though most often to our local firework night is in Lightwater, though West End’s looks an attractive event this year. [Click on links to find out more]

  • FireworksSaturday 25th October, Chobham: Chobham fireworks and Halloween extravaganza from 6.30pm to 9.0pm at Chobham Rugby Club, Windsor Road. Costume judging from 7.0pm during the lighting of the bonfire. Fireworks begin at 8.0pm. Tickets on the gate, adults £6, children £4.
  • Saturday 1st November, Aldershot: Rushmoor Fireworks Spectacular with funfair, food and live entertainment at Manor Park in Aldershot. Gates open at 5.30pm, main display starts at 8.0pm. Adults £7, children £3, or £6 and £2 in advance.
  • Saturday 1st November, Bisley: 1st Bisley Scouts Bonfire and Firework Display on Bisley Village Green. Bonfire lit at 6.30pm, firework display starts at 7.0pm. Burgers, hot dogs, sweets and glow-sticks. Adult £3, children £2, or £10 per family. No sparklers allowed.
  • Saturday 1st November, Knaphill: 1st Knaphill Scouts Bonfire & Fireworks at the Vyne Field, Redding Way, Knaphill. Gates open 18:00, Fireworks start 19:30. Funfair, food and hot drinks.
  • Sunday 2nd November, Mytchett: Firework display and funfair at the Mytchett Community Centre. Gates open at 5.0pm. Fireworks start at 7.30pm. Adults £4, under 16 £2, under 5 free.
  • Friday 7th November, West End: Bonfire, firework display, BBQ, and mulled wine at Holy Trinity Primary School, Benner Lane, West End. Gates open at 5.30pm, bonfire lit at 6.30pm, and fireworks at 7.15pm. Tickets: adults £4.50, children £3, pre-schoolers £1.
  • Saturday 8th November, Frimley: Fireworks Spectacular on Ravenscote School field in Old Bisley Road. Gates will open at 6.0pm. Display at 7.0pm. Tickets £6 on the gate or £4 in advance. Children under 4 free.
  • Saturday 8th November, Lightwater: 1st Lightwater Scouts Bonfire and Firework spectacular, with BBQ and music at the Recreation Ground, Broadway Road. Gates open & BBQ 6.00 pm. Bonfire Lit 7.00 pm. Firework at 7.30pm. Adults & Children £5, Senior Citizens £3. Family Ticket £15 (maximum 5) – under 5s Free. No alcohol or sparklers allowed.
  • Sunday 9th November, Farnborough: Farnborough Football Club ground at Cherrywood Road. Funfair from 3.30pm, Gates open 5.30pm, Display at 7.0pm. Adults £4, Under 16 £2, Under 4 free.

Match, taper or torch not required

I’m taking you back to Bonfire Night this year. The Mayor was invited to light the bonfire at Mytchett Community Centre’s Bonfire Party. Apart from childhood back garden bonfires, I’ve never had the pleasure of lighting a really big bonfire, and so was delighted to have the invitation. My expectation of fun to come was high.

Firstly, I must say that the whole evening was lots of fun, great bonfire, truly excellent fireworks, and top quality burger and chips – oh, and the tea was good too.

However, there was a tinge of disappointment, when I found out that the lighting of the bonfire was not to be match, taper, or torch, but remotely by pressing a button. The photo shows the control box, and at the appointed time, I pressed the red button. This sent an electrical signal to the heart of the bonfire igniting two flares, which lit the bonfire. It also set off some fireworks to announce the bonfire lighting.

I wasn’t too disappointed, as I’d still been the one who lit the bonfire.

The fireworks were very good, and I’d thought they’d be on for half an hour or more. When I chatted to the man in charge of the fireworks he said,

“No, they didn’t last as long as 30 minutes. They lasted for 19 minutes. All of our firework displays last for 19 minutes, as any longer than that people get bored.”

How interesting. I think it must be a truism that human attention span is no longer than 19 minutes. This fact has entered my brain and will now, possibly boringly, be part of my regular conversation.