Guy Fawkes' Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Day, Bonfire Night and Firework Night, is an annual commemoration observed on 5 November, primarily in Great Britain. Its history begins with the events of 5 November 1605, when Guy Fawkes's, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested while guarding explosives the plotters had placed beneath th House of Lords. Celebrating the fact that King James I had survived the attempt on his life, people lit bonfires around London, and months later the introduction of the Observance of 5th November Act enforced an annual public day of thanksgiving for the plot's failure.
Fireworks Displays around Barnstaple and North Devon include:
Chambercombe Park Road Firework Display
A bonfire, firework display, barbeque and disco with gates opening at 18.30pm in Ilfracombe on Saturday 2nd November. Go along and enjoy yourself!
Location: Ilfracombe EX34 9QN
Contact: 02171 863001
Charity Bonfire & Fireworks at The Milky Way Adventure Park
Charity Bonfire & Fireworks Night at The Milky Way Adventure Park on Saturday 2nd November. £3 per person. All proceeds go to Clovelly Lifeboat Station (RNLI), Woolsery YFC & Tarka Radio.
Gates open at 5:00pm
Bonfire lit at 6:30pm
Fireworks at 7:00pm
The Milky Way itself will be open at 7:15pm till 10pm for dodgems, roller coasters & play areas - £2.50 per person. Food and refreshments also available.
Location: Bideford EX39 5RY
Contact: 01237 431255
Guy Fawkes Party at The BIG Sheep
Dig out your woolly hats, scarves and gloves, wrap and warm and enjoy the heat from their BIG Bonfire! Toast your marshmallows, spin your sparklers and tilt your head up high to see the BIGGEST and BRIGHTEST fireworks around!
Doors open at 5pm | Junior Fireworks - 6pm | Bonfire Lit at 7pm | Main Fireworks at 7.45pm | Indoor Playground closes at 9:30pm on 5th November
They'll have a toddlers fire work display earlier in the evening.
Location: Abbotsham EX39 5AP
Contact: 01237 472366
George Nympton Firework Display
Saturday 2nd November, 2013
The must see firework event for all the family starting at 8.00pm. A barbeque and bar provided as well! Come and enjoy!
Location: George Nympton EX36
Contact: 01769 574122
Spectacular Village Fireworks and Bonfire
North Molton Youth Club and Friday Club’s
Tuesday 5th November, 2013 at 6.30 pm. Entrance fee of £1.50 (pre-school free)
Location: Methodist Field, North Molton
Contact: 01598 740382
If you know of any other firework displays plaese do not hesitate to contact is at TheBestOf Barnstaple. We look forward to hearing from you!
Stay safe! Stay Warm! Keep pets indoors! Have fun! Enjoy your bonfire night!
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