Bonfire Night

Our recommendations for a sparkling night out

With Autumn well under way the seasons festivities are just around the corner. Hot on the heels of Halloween is Bonfire Night and that means fireworks!  And with the number of professional events on our network, getting the train to your nearest fireworks event is easy. Check out our recommendations below.

What is Bonfire Night?

Bonfire night, historically known as Guy Fawkes’ Day or Fireworks Night, celebrates the foiling of the Gunpowder Plot on 5 November 1605. Catholic conspirators sought to blow up the Houses of Parliament and King James II, but a search of the cellars below the House found Guy Fawkes guarding the gunpowder.

To this day, the UK celebrates the capture and the failure of the plot with fireworks and the burning of effigies.

Bonfire Night events on our network

There’s plenty of Bonfire Night events taking place in Hampshire, Dorset, Surrey, and London – take a look at our list below to find your nearest.

Battersea

Fireworks in the shadow of the iconic power station

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Sandown

Fireworks over the sea in the shadow of Sandown Pier

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Guildford

Guildford's largest firework fiesta, raising money for local charities

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Winchester

61 years of stunning charity fireworks

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Ageas Bowl

A music-supported firework display at the home of Hampshire cricket

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Tar Barrels of Ottery St Mary

A 400-year-old tradition from the heart of the West Country

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