The biggest Bonfire Night is to be found in Cambridge
5th November 2010
... Comments


Over 25,000 people will descend on Midsummer Common in Cambridge tonight for what promises to be the biggest Bonfire Night Fireworks Display the city has ever seen.


The spectacular Midsummer Common Fireworks takes place in Cambridge every year and has rapidly become the definitive Bonfire Night celebration for people in Cambridge and beyond.


Free of charge due to sponsorship from 22 different local businesses, the event boasts all the fun and excitement you would expect from Guy Fawkes Night, with the huge Thurston Family Fun Fair, fireworks display, giant bonfire and a whole host of attractions, activites and entertainment to keep the whole family occupied.


Entry to Midsummer Common starts from 6pm, with a special debut performance by Wildfire Productions and the Cambridge University Fire Troupe kicking things off at 7pm.


The massive Fireworks Displays starts at 7:30, with the giant bonfire being lit immediately afterwards.


The fun fair will remain open until 10pm, with a whole host of sweets, treats and refreshments available on site throughout the evening.


Entry to the Midsummer Common Fireworks is completely free of charge, but a donation of £1 is encouraged to help support this fantastic annual event.




Many areas around Midsummer Common will be closed to traffic throughout the evening and anyone attending the event is advised to leave their cars at home and travel by public transport where possible. Extra buses will be put on from all five park and ride sites to accommodate the influx of visitors to Cambridge.


Fireworks Safety


If you're celebrating Bonfire Night closer to home this year or your kids are heading out alone, remember to find out where your family is heading, what their plans are for the evening and how you can contact them if you need to.


Bonfires and fireworks can prove dangerous if handled incorrectly and anyone under the age of 18 could face prosecution in Cambridge if found setting off fireworks in a public space.


National charity, Parentline Plus, have posted some handy tips on their website to ensure your family enjoys Bonfire Night 2010 as much as possible.

Popular Categories