Bonfire Night & Fireworks in West Essex
PUBLISHED: 16:49 07 October 2016 | UPDATED: 16:49 07 October 2016
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We all love Bonfire Night and as it’s just around the corner WEL lets you know some of the best places to go for spectacular fireworks, blazing bonfires and tasty treats.
1. Guy Fawkes Night at Wanstead Flats
Taking place on 5 November guests can be a part of the biggest ever Guy Fawkes Night celebrations at the Wanstead Flats. Gates open at 5:30 and the night will be hosted by Heart Radio’s DJ Roberto who will be playing all the hits of 2016 from 7:30.
It’s free admission and there will be plenty of hot food and drinks available throughout the evening. Guests should be aware that dogs, sparklers, personal fireworks and glass bottles are not permitted at the event.
The Woodford Centre’s Bonfire Night is always held on 5 November each year and never fails to deliver a fantastic evening for the whole family. The gates for the event open at 6pm and the huge bonfire is lit at 6:30. The fireworks commence at 7pm opening with a children’s display and concludes with the main display at 7:45. Delicious food and drinks are served throughout the evening featuring baked potatoes, mulled wine, BBQ sausages and tea and coffee.
Tickets are available from Budgens Store, Woodford or online via Ticketsource and the Centre itself. Individual tickets will cost £5 and a family ticket (2 adults, 3 children) costs £20, children under 3 go free.
This professional fireworks display will light up the skies over Ongar on 4 November from 18:30 to 21:30. Taking place at Chipping Ongar Primary School, it will be an evening of family fun with stalls, rides, hot food and drinks.
Tickets can be purchased online from Ticket Tailor - £5 for an adult ticket and £3 for children, alternatively for £13 guests can buy a family ticket (2 adults/2 children).
4. Guy Fawkes Festival, Waltham Abbey Royal Gunpowder Mills
Celebrate Bonfire Night over the weekend of 5 and 6 November with the fireworks display at the Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey. The historic site comes to life with The Guy Fawkes Experience starting at 2pm with Family Fun activities, theatre, 17th century characters, science shows and a fun fair with rides. There will be a BBQ and a bar, and obviously the main event: a spectacular fireworks display.
Last entry is 6.30pm and tickets can be purchased directly from Gun Powder Mills website. Follow the link for details and prices.
This year’s display will be held on the 6 November and is arguably the biggest firework display in the local area. It takes place in the Abridge Village Hall field and all the profits will be going to local charities and organisations. In addition to the fantastic firework display is the Guy Fawkes competition – make your own Guy and bring him to judged, the best will win a cash prize - and the ceremonial burning of the Guys on the bonfire. There will also be a funfair, bar and various food and drinks stalls open during the evening.
Gates and funfair open at 4:30pm and the display starts at 7.30pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance, call 07958 535 971 to order your tickets. On the gate prices are £5 adults and £3 for children.
Harlow Council’s annual bonfire and fireworks night will take place at the Showground in Harlow Town Park on Sunday 6 November. Gates open at 5:30 and there will be fantastic entertainment provided by The Harlow Playhouse. The bonfire will be lit at 6:45 and the fireworks display kicks off at 7pm, guests are reminded to dress warmly, bring their own torches and most importantly, leave all pets at home.
The event is free to attend and the council plans to close parts of Fifth Avenue for approximately 3 hours during the display.
7. Woolston Manor Country Club Fireworks Night, Chigwell
Taking place on 5 November guests will be amazed by the fireworks display complete with lasers and music. Doors will open at 6:30 where live performances will be provided by previous X Factor and The Voice contestants and a DJ. There will also be a BBQ and bar providing yummy food and hot and cold drinks.
Entry prices are £10 for adults and £5 for children – this event sells out every year so anyone interesting in going should get their tickets ASAP. They can be purchased online from Skiddle