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“Autumnal fun

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Bonfire and Firework Events


Friday 4th November

Saturday 5th November

Sunday 6th November


Various locations across Leicestershire

What's happening?

The 5th November is a date which has been celebrated for over 400 years, marking the date in 1605 when Guy Fawkes, a member of the gun powder plot, made an attempt to bomb London’s houses of parliament, and with it King James I. On the eleventh hour his plot was foiled and since then bonfires have been lit across the UK, and other parts of the world, as a celebration.

It is a day which is now marked throughout the country by a night of revelry and fireworks. Communities are brought together at organised events which now incorporate a variety of food stalls, fairground rides and even live entertainment.

There are a number of celebrations taking place across Leicestershire this year at local parks, museums and sporting venues. So wrap up warm this Autumn and join in the celebrations at one of the regions great family outdoor events.

Friday 4th November 2011

Braunstone Park Community Bonfire & Firework Display

Hinckley Road, Braunstone, Leicester LE13 1BQ

6.30pm - 8.30pm

Bonfire, fireworks, funfair and family activities for ages 6-16.

Free entry.

Humberstone Park Community Bonfire & Firework Display

Humberstone Park, Uppingham Road, Leicester LE1 6ZG

6pm - 8.30pm

Bonfire, fireworks, fire juggling, children's funfair, food stalls and walkabout performers.

Free entry.

Great Central Railway Bonfire & Firework Display

Quorn & Woodhouse Station (Great Central Railway) Leicestershire LE11 1RW


Bonfire, fireworks, refreshments, children’s rides and beer tent with hot food.

Prices on the gate (cash only) are adults £5 children £3 family (2A + 3 C) £15.

You can also travel by train to this event from Loughborough, Rothley or Leicester North station.

The train fare & entry is adults £8, child £6, family (2A+ 3 C) £20.

Call 01509 632323 or visit www.gcrailway.co.uk for more details.

*Please do not bring sparklers or fireworks into the event.

Saturday 5th November 2011


Abbey Park Bonfire and Fireworks Display

Leicester LE4 5AQ

Gates open 5.00pm. Last admission 7.30pm.

Children’s funfair, food stalls, live entertainment stage, big screen and special guests.

Tickets £5/£3.50. Under 5s go free (wristbands available).

Advance tickets available from Tourist Information Centre, New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, local city libraries, Leicester University and De Montfort University Student Unions, BBC Radio Leicester reception or online.

*Please refrain from bringing own fireworks to the event for obvious safety reasons.


Glebe Garden Centre Family Bonfire Night

Foston Road, Countesthorpe, Leicestershire LE8 5QP

6pm -8pm

Bonfire, live music, refreshments and fireworks.

Tickets £5/£3.

Advance tickets available from Glebe Garden Centre Leicester (0116 277 1570), the Countesthorpe Scout Group, and Countesthorpe Greenfields School.

*This event is strictly no alcohol or sparklers.

Leicester Racecourse (Rainbows Hospice) Festival of Fireworks

Oadby, Leicester LE2 4AL


Bonfire, fireworks & funfair. Sponsored by GEM 106.

Tickets: £6/£4.50. Under 5s go free.

Advance tickets available from www.rainbows.co.uk

Firework Display at Leicester Tigers vs London Irish

Welford Road Stadium, Aylestone Road, Leicester LE2 7TR

Kick-off is at 3.05pm. Fireworks scheduled immediately following the final whistle.

Watch the game and stay after to watch the firework display.

Visit www.leicestertigers.com for ticket details.

The Queniborough Bonfire and Fireworks Display

The George V Playing Field, Coppice Lane, Queniborough, Leicester LE7 3DR.

The gates open at 6pm.

Bonfire, fireworks, guy competition (bring to Crossroad Stores), raffle, hotdogs and other refreshments.

The Snibston Bonfire Night Fireworks

Snibston Discovery Centre, Ashby Road, Coalville, Leicestershire LE67 3LN

Gates open at 5pm.

Live music from tribute bands Girls Alouder and The Saturdayz, childrens rides and more.

Tickets: £6/£4. Under 3s go free. (price includes full museum entry)

Tickets available from Snibston Museum front desk or call 01530 278444.

Twinlakes Fight of the Fire Dragons Bonfire and Firework Festival

Melton Spinney Rd, Melton Mowbray Leicestershire LE14 4SB

10am- 9pm

Themed event with an 80ft-high bonfire, activities throughout the day, stalls, games, live music, lots to do for the kids, BBQ food, all day entertainment across 70 acres of theme park, including indoor area.

Tickets: Adult, Child or Toddler 95cm+. £8.99/£6.99 per person.

Tickets available from www.twinlakespark.co.uk or call 01664 567 777.

The Lions Club of Rutland Firework Display

Oakham Rugby Club, Land’s End Way, Oakham, Rutland LE15 6QJ


Firework display, burgers, hot-dogs and hot drinks.

Tickets are £4/£3. Under 5s go free.

Advance tickets available from Ford's of Oakham in Church Street Oakham or from Uppingham Sports & Book opposite Uppingham Market Square.

Shepshed Town Cricket Club Community Bonfire

Morley Lane Club, Shepshed, Leicestershire LE12 9EU


Bonfire, Shepshed's Got Talent competition, food, bar, fairground rides and raffle.

Free shuttle bus for advance ticket purchases, which will run along Leicester Road, Charnwood Road and the Bull Ring, dropping off and collect from outside the event on Iveshead Road.

Tickets: £5/£3. Under threes go free.

Advance tickets available from Shepshed Building Society, from any cricket club member or call Adrian Lingard on 07717 777186.

Botcheston Bonfire

Botcheston Village Hall, Main Street, Botcheston, Leicestershire LE9 9FF


Bonfire, mulled wine, hot dogs, jacket potatoes, toffee apples.


Mallory Park (LOROS Hospice) Fireworks Spectacular

Mallory Park Race Circuit, Kirkby Mallory, Leicestershire LE9 7QE


Bonfire, fireworks, live music, over 100 stunt trucks and Oak FM radio road show, fairground, stalls, food, bar and more. Free onsite parking.

Tickets: £4/£2.50 advance. £6/£3 at gate.

Call 0116 231 8484 or book online at www.loros.co.uk

HUFC Greene King Stadium Bonfire & Firework Display

Leicester Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire LE10 3DR


Bonfire, pyro-musical firework display, kids disco, live entertainment, Robbie Williams tribute show, funfair, bar and food. Free onsite parking.

Tickets: £5 adults, under 15s £2 and under 3s go free.

Call 01455 265 062 for further details.

Sunday 6th November 2011

Burbage Gala Charity Firework, Funfair and Bonfire

Britannia Fields, Britannnia Road, Burbage, Hinckley, Leicestershire  LE10 2HG

4pm - 7pm

Organised and run by Burbage Carnival and Firework Association. Three firework sets, bonfire and a "best guy" competition which is open to adults and children, family fun fair and refreshments.

Plus free glowsticks given out to the first 1000 ticket holders. Disabled parking areas and toilet facilities.

Tickets: £5 adults / £3 children.

Book online at www.burbagefireworks.co.uk or www.guyfawkesleicestershire.co.uk or call 0844 357 8769.

*Pre-booking tickets is strongly recommended.