Bonfire and Firework displays this November
This is the weekend to keep the pets indoors and your eyes on the skies. Historically the 5th of November is a day to celebrate the failure of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 when Guy Fawkes was stopped from blowing up King James 1st and the Houses of Parliament – hence Guy Fawkes Day or, more commonly now, Bonfire Night.
There are plenty of explosive displays happening across the region over the weekend and Monday. A great opportunity for the family to wrap up warm, enjoy some traditional food and drink and share an “ooh” and “ahh” together.
Here’s 5 of the best for you to check out:
Thursday, November 1
Segedunum Roman Fort, Buddle Street, Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, NE28 6HR
The fort often hosts the first display to kick off in the region, and this year is no different. A firework extravaganza is promised, lighting up the night sky over the River Tyne where Swan Hunter used to launch its ships. Families can design and make a firecracker crown in a drop- in activity as well as visit the museum exhibits and cafe.
The site car park will be closed but Wallsend Metro and buses are nearby.
Cost: Free entry, although donations are welcome. There are some tickets available to watch the action from the Viewing Tower available. The price is adults £15 and under-16s £7.50 (up to two-year-olds can enter free) which includes a soup and sandwich buffet.
Saturday, November 3
Tynemouth Cricket Club, Percy Park, North Shields, NE30 2BE
At this fundraiser for the cricket club, there will be a licensed bar, fairground attractions, refreshments and – new for 2018 – live music .
Time: 5pm – doors open; 7pm – display
Cost: Adults £5.50; under-16s £2.50; Family (two adults, two children) £13.50.
Gateshead Firework Display – Saltwell Park, East Park Road, Gateshead
The annual event which attracts more than 30,000 people and is billed as the biggest in the region promises to be back even bigger this year with a huge firework display and live music stage, supplemented by a large digital screen, Metrognomes and a funfair – yay. There also will be prizes courtesy of intu Metrocentre.
Time: The firework display will be at 7.30pm. The event will run until 9pm.
Cost: £3 per wristband or ticket purchased in advance. They are available now from the Blue customer service lounge in the Metrocentre, opposite Wilko; Grey’s Quarter customer desk in Eldon Square next to George’s Kitchen; Gateshead Leisure Centre – main reception; Bewick’s Tea Room and Saltwell Towers. You can also buy advance tickets online from the Cash for Kids website which includes a 25p charity donation.
Sunday 4th November
The Links, Whitley Bay
North Tyneside’s annual fireworks display attracts thousands of people to see a spectacular show overlooking the North Sea off Whitley Bay.
There are fairground rides and refreshments from 6pm and the display starts at 7pm, lasting for around 20 minutes.
Traffic in the area will be busy but many people choose to use the Metro. In the event of bad weather, the event will take place the following night.
Monday, November 5
Blue Flames Sporting Club Annual Fireworks Fun Night, Whitley Park, Whitley Road, NE12 9SF, near Benton Metro Station
Blue Flames Leisure Centre’s annual firework display with children’s fairground rides, bouncy castle, a giant slide, Disney characters, festive stalls, and hot food, a tuck shop, cafe and bars.
Time: Gates open 5pm followed by the firework display at 7pm
Cost: £4.50 for adults; £3.50 for children on sale now from Blue Flames Reception.
Have a great, safe time this weekend. Wear wellies and wrap up warm. Leave dogs and other pets at home.
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