Remember remember the 5th November the gunpowder treason and plot…Yes Bonfire Night is a couple of days away and there are many dazzling firework and bonfire displays in and around Exeter that will light up the skies on November 5.And as always there will be dozens of events taking place at parks, pubs, community centres and clubs where families can enjoy the magic of Guy Fawkes Night.
If you are not sure where to go this year then look no further as we have done all the work for you, here are 14 displays not to be missed on Bonfire Night.
Round Table Charity Fireworks Display, Westpoint Arena, Clyst St Mary, November 5
Every year Exeter’s Round Table display is one of the biggest in the city and this year will be no different as the theme of the display will be Star Wars. Along with the firework display there will also be a large fun fair with lots of thrilling rides and a range of food and drink stalls. The fireworks start at 7.30pm so visitors are advised to arrive by 6.45pm. Tickets can be bought in advance and for adults/seniors will cost £6, for children £4 and for a family of four £16. On the gate tickets for adults/seniors will cost £8, for children £5 and for a family of four £22. Stagecoach buses are also offering a special £2 return fare to Westpoint from Exeter St Davids and Exeter Bus Station.
Tickets for the event can be bought from the following locations:
- Devon Air Ambulance Trust, 41 Cowick Street, St Thomas, Exeter, Devon, EX4 1AW
- Devon Air Ambulance Trust, Heavitree, 90 Fore Street, Heavitree, Exeter, Devon, EX1 2RR
- Devon Air Ambulance Trust, 47 Fore Street, Topsham, Exeter, Devon, EX3 0HD
- Londis, Sylvania Drive, Exeter
- Londis, Clyst St Mary
- Quickprint, Sweetbrier Lane, Heavitree
- Specsavers Opticians, High Street, Exeter
- Langmaids News, 89 Fore Street, Exeter
- Coaver Club, Matford Lane
- Broadway Stores, St Thomas
- Dunns Motors (BP Garage), Marsh Barton
- Stagecoach Travel Shop, Exeter Bus Station
- Gillets Spar, Silverton
- Redmayne Bentley Stockbrokers, 20 Southernhay, West Exeter
- Pinhoe Pharmacy, Exeter
- Five Juice Bar, Guildhall, Exeter
- Co-op supermarket, Fore Street, Heavitree, Exeter
Tar Barrels, Town Centre, Ottery St Mary, November 5
Thousands of people visit east Devon every Bonfire Night for one reason only – and that is to attend the annual tar barrels event.
If you haven’t been it is definitely a night you won’t forget because every November 5, the famous flaming tar barrels are carried through the streets of Ottery St Mary.
It is a longstanding tradition where between 8,000 to10,000 people attend to watch men, women and even children run fearlessly through the town carrying blazing barrels.
The event is organised by the carnival committee, with volunteers and fundraising money throughout the year in order to keep the tradition going.
This year the event will be held on Saturday, November 5, and like previous years Otter Nurseries Garden Centre will be opening its car park for visitors for the event.
The cost of parking this year will be £10 per car and £150 for 50+ coaches, £75 for 26 seaters and £40 for minibuses, with the money raised at the car park to be split between the Ottery Carnival Committee, which organises the event, and Otter Nurseries charity of the year.
Exmouth and District Round Table Charity Fireworks Display, Imperial Recreation Ground, November 4
The annual fireworks display will be supporting Exmouth Beach Rescue and Exmouth RNLI and will take place on Friday, November 4. Gates to the event open at 6pm and the display will start at 7.30pm.
Tickets will cost £6 per adult and £4 per child.
Contact: Exmouth and District 415 Round Table’s Facebook page @Exmouthroundtable
1st Pinhoe Scouts Bonfire and Firework Display at the New Inn, Broadclyst, November 5
The 1st Pinhoe Scouts annual firework display is back at the New Inn this year bringing a BBQ, soft drinks, side shows and stalls.
The gates open at 6pm and the bonfire lighting will start at 6.45pm followed by the fireworks display at 7.30pm.
Advanced tickets can be bought and will cost £5 per adult, £4 per child and £12 for a family of four.
On the night tickets will cost £5 per person and £15 for a family of four.
Stuart Line Cruises firework cruise, Exmouth, November 5
Celebrate Bonfire Night by sailing the River Exe and watching all of the displays taking place in the surrounding areas.
It is ideal for families as you can watch the display away from the bangs but close enough to ‘ooo’ and ‘ahhh’ at the beautiful colours.
It starts at 7pm and there will be a licensed bar on board with homemade soup, snacks and hot drinks.
Tickets will cost £7.50 and the cruise will depart from Exmouth
Contact: 01395 222144
Firework Display, Exeter Golf and Country Club, Topsham Road, November 4
Exeter Golf and Country Club’s annual firework display is back with their spectacular firework display, hog roast, barbecue, live music, children’s fancy dress disco, face painting and of course a bouncy castle. There will also be mulled wine and drinks available in the sport’s bar and the Wear Park restaurant.
Gates to the event open at 5.30pm for fireworks night ticket holders and the club will close from 4pm until 5.30pm for set up.
Advanced tickets will cost £7.50 per adult, £5 per child and £23 for a family ticket. Tickets purchased on the gate will cost £10 per adult, £7.50 per child and £28 for a family ticket.
Contact: 01392 874139 or email@example.com
Alphington Scouts, Clapperbrook Lane, Alphington, November 6
This annual event will be back bigger and better than before. The gate to the event opens at 6pm and visitors can enjoy a spectacular fireworks display and a roaring bonfire.
Contact: 01392 259386
Cullompton RFC Firework Display, Stafford Park, Knowle Lane, November 4
Cullompton Rugby Football Club is back with their annual firework display this year on Friday, November 4. Gates to the event will open at 6pm followed by the fireworks display at 7pm. There will also be a bar selling food and drinks. Ticket information to follow.
Contact: 01884 32480
Tiverton Rugby Club Bonfire and Fireworks night, Coronation Field, Bolham Road November 5
Tiverton Rugby Club will be holding their annual fireworks night on Saturday, November 5. Gates to the event will open at 6.15pm and tickets will cost £5 per adults and £3 per child. There is also no on-site parking available for visitors.
Contact: 01884 252271
Okehampton Fireworks Night, Simmons Park, November 5
Okehampton fireworks and bonfire display will take place at Simmons park this year. There is currently no information about the event on their website but we do know it will start from 3pm.
The Waie Inn, Zeal Monachorum, Crediton
The Waie Inn is back again this year with their annual fireworks display (although the date is to be confirmed). Parking is free and there will be a selection of food and drink served at the event.
Contact: 01363 82348
Topsham Rugby Club Firworks and Bonfire Display , Exeter Road, November 5
Topsham Rugby Club will host their fireworks and bonfire night this year on Saturday, November 5, although a time, details of the event and ticket prices are to be confirmed.
Contact: 01392 873651
Newton St Cyres Recreation Ground Fireworks Display, November 5
Visitors can enjoy a fireworks display and bonfire night at Newton St Cyres Recreation Ground on Saturday, November 5. Gates to the event open at 6pm followed by the fireworks which will start at 7pm. Tickets will cost £5 per adult and £2 per child and there will also be a hot food bar.
Contact: 01392 432287
Stoke Canon Inn pub, Stoke Canon, November 5
A time for the event is to be confirmed but we do know that it will be held on Saturday, November 5. Visitors can enjoy a bonfire and a spectacular fireworks display.
Contact: 01392 840063