Let's face it - the last thing you want to do this Bonfire Night is promise the kids a spectacular night, filled with fun, fireworks and hot food and find yourself in the middle of a dark field clutching a couple of damp sparklers and a half-cooked jacket potato.
Luckily for you, thebestof Croydon is here to provide you with all the information you need to make sure that next Saturday night is a 5th of November to remember, with a range of events taking place in and around Croydon this year.
Thursday 3rd November 2011
Chipstead Valley Primary School in Coulsdon is playing host to an evening of fireworks fun, with the gates opening at 6:15pm and a torchlight procession starting at 7pm to start the bonfire.
Tickets cost £4.50 in advance from Coulsdon Engravers or £5 on the night. Children’s tickets are priced at £3 and infants under 3 go free. No unaccompanied children under 16 permitted.
Friday 4th November 2011
Enjoy a musical fireworks display at Selsdon Park Hotel in Sandershead. Gates open at 6pm and the fireworks display starts at 7pm. Adult tickets cost £5; child’s tickets are £3. Cars with up to 5 guests cost £30.
Alternatively, you could opt to come along to Park Hill Junior School on Stanhope Road, Croydon. Tickets cost £4 in advance from Park Hill or Elmhurst School after 3:15pm or you can pay £6 on the gate. Children under 3 go free.
Saturday 5th November 2011
Celebrate Bonfire Night 2011 in style at the Croydon Charity Fireworks Display and Bonfire. Taking place at Sanderstead Recreation Ground on Limpsfield Road, the event has been organised by Rotary Club of Croydon Jubilee and advance tickets are available from various newsagents and shops for £4. Alternatively, simply pay £5 on the gate – children under 4 enter free.
Gates open at 5pm and the bonfire and fireworks kick off at 7pm. There will also be children’s rides, stalls and refreshments.
Do you live near Croydon Road Recreation Ground in Beckenham? Why not come along to Beckenham Round Table’s fireworks and funfair, which starts at 6pm, with the fireworks display at 8pm. Tickets are priced at £5 per adult, £3 for under-16s and free for under-3s.
Sunday 6th November 2011
Royal Russell School’s fireworks extravaganza has been organised by Caterham Round Table and is being held at the school’s grounds on Coombe Lane Croydon. As well as a bonfire and fireworks display, there will also be a funfair and various refreshments.
Tickets can be bought in advance via the Caterham Round Table website or £5 on the gate. Parking costs £5 per vehicle.