Lovers of all things Guy Fawkes will appreciate the benefits of an organised event.
A spectacular fireworks display requires more than a couple of quid spending on it and no small amount of organisation. Letting someone else take care of putting on the display, lighting the bonfire, providing a warming bite to eat and maybe a bit of added entertainment means you can share the kids' enjoyment of the night in full.
Haverhill has an enviable choice of firework events taking place in and around the town, so much so you may be tempted to visit more than one!
Tomorrow night, Friday 2nd November, you can join the fun at Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club's Fireworks Display. It's ideal for the little ones as the gates open at 5.30pm so even the youngest family members can share the fun without it turning into a fractious late night! The Rugby Club is situated at The Haberden, Southgate Green and tickets are £5 per person or £15 per car.
Also tomorrow night is the Giant Bonfire at Melford Hall Park, Long Melford, Sudbury, near Haverhill. Gates open at 6.00pm with the bonfire due to be ablaze at 7.30. Then stand back and enjoy spectacular fireworks and music at 8.15 staged by Pain's Pyro-music display with a Rock Diamond theme - this won't just go with a bang but is bang up to date!
Busy tomorrow night? Never fear, Abbey Gardens in Bury St Edmunds are presenting a spectacular Firework Display on Saturday 3rd November. Gates are open at 6.00pm with the display due to start at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from a number of local outlets including Bury Free Press Office in Kings Road, Tesco, Sainsburys, Crossdales, The Apex and Tourist Information Centre. You can purchase either individual or family tickets either in advance or for slightly more, on the gate on the night.
Rather cleverly I think, Linton Infants School, Linton are hanging on until next weekend before staging their Family Firework Display. With a host of attractions in addition to the fireworks including a massive bonfire, guy competition and barbecue and drink stalls, this promises to be an excellent night out for all the family. Local photographer John Buckingham will be displaying photographs of last year's event and all profits from the event go to local schools. Linton School have kindly been sponsored by Camgrain, allowing them to put on a real night to remember in this, their 23rd year!
Doors open at 6.00pm with the firework display starting at 7.00pm. Tickets available at village newsagents and online and are £4 each or £10 for a family ticket for 2 adults and 3 children – bargain! Again, tickets can be bought on the night but will cost a little more.
For full details of all these displays, go to thebestof Haverhill Events page and prepare to have a spectacular, fun and most of all, safe family evening!