With Autumn already truly with us, many families will be looking to plan their activities for half term holidays and for Bonfire night in particular.
Whilst the Fireworks season is no longer restricted to just the 5th November (as it was when I was a child), there are many events around South Warwickshire spanning late October into early November featuring major Firework displays and Bonfires, organised by Clubs, pubs and some of our local major tourist attractions around Warwick, Leamington Spa, Kenilworth and South Warwickshire in 2012.
Traditionally a time when Autumn really feels to have arrived and Winter just around the corner, “Guy Fawkes Night” is a great opportunity for the family to enjoy the cold outdoor evenings either in your own back yard or at an organised Bonfire and Fireworks display.
Many local clubs and organisations run smaller events with an open invitation to visitors and guests to join in as spectators at their events.
Check out the list below of up-coming Bonfire and Firework events that I am aware of in the South Warwickshire locality and if you know of more, drop me a line and I’ll add them to this Blog.
Here is a quick summary of a few of the main ones, with more details available in our events section with more info, maps etc.
Warwick Town Bonfire and Fireworks at Warwick Racecourse
Another annually held Bonfire & Fireworks event will take place at Warwick Racecourse on Saturday 3rd November this year. The Warwick Town Bonfire and Fireworks is organised by Warwick Lions, Warwick Round Table and Warwick Rotary at Warwick Racecourse and gates will open at 5pm on Saturday 3rd November.
Gates Open at 5pm, Bonfire & Fireworks Display 6.30pm
Hot Refreshments, Free Parking
Price: £4.00 by Ticket or £5.00 at Gate
(Accompanied children under 12 FREE)
(Tickets are Non-Refundable)
Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 6HN
T.I.C. Warwick, T.I.C. Leamington, Claridges of Warwick, Mellors, Cabin News,
Warwick Post Office, Woodloes Post Office, Warwick Vacuum Shop, Torry's, The Coffee Lounge (Chase Meadow)
Click here for more info and links to their web-site
Kenilworth Castle Fireworks Display and Bonfire 2012:
Saturday 3rd November 2012
2012 is the year of the 25th annual bonfire and fireworks extravaganza at Kenilworth Castle .Once again fireworks and lights will bring the skies above Kenilworth to life as Kenilworth Round Table celebrate Guy Fawkes Night on Saturday November 3rd. Gates open 5:30pm – last entry 6:45pm
As well as the bonfire, and a great display, there will be a Live DJ Roadshow provided by Coventry & Warwickshire's Hit Music Station Free Radio. There is also a large food court selling a variety of food and drinks.
For more information, map and links to their web-site click here.
Hilltop Farm, Fosse Way, Leamington Spa CV33 9EL.
Sat 3 November, from 6.30pm (fireworks start at 7pm)
Bonfire, fireworks display and tasty pig roast, plus mulled wine, local beers and soft drinks. Adult £5, Child £3.50, Family (2 adults + 2 children) £15. Tickets can be purchased in the shop.
For more information, call 01926 632978 or click here
The Boot Inn at Lapworth Bonfire & Fireworks
FRIDAY 2nd NOV 2012
The Boot Inn at Lapworth Bonfire & Fireworks
Head down to the Boot this bonfire night for a great evening of live music, fireworks and a barbecue
Doors Open: 5.30pm
Call 01564 782464 for more info
Ragley Hall, Alcester, B49 5NJ.
Sat 3 November, 6.30pm (gates open 4.30pm; last entry to the park 7pm)
Very popular fireworks and bonfire in the grounds of Ragley Hall, looking across the lake. Funfair rides, live entertainment (including Touch FM) and lots of food and drink stalls. The countdown for the lighting of the big bonfire will go off with a bang at 6.30pm, and fireworks will light up the sky at 7.30pm. Tickets £5, children aged 4 and under go free. Ragley membership card holders also go free. NB: Due to Ragley's beautiful rural location you should allow some extra travel time to get into and to exit the park.
For more information, see www.ragleyhall.com/
Check out our annual Blog that lists some of the best local Bonfire and Fireworks Display around South Warwickshire, Warwick, Leamington Spa, and Kenilworth. If more venues wish to promote their events here, just drop me an email.
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I'm a keen guitar player & musician who plays in our family band. Our highlight so far was playing to 10,000 people at Fairports Cropredy Convention in 2010 & featuring on Bob Harris's Sky Arts prog.