Places To Visit In Northumberland On Bonfire Night

Published: Tuesday 25th Oct 2016

Written by: The Grace Darling Holidays Team

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It is that time of year again and sparks will be flying across the north-east in around 2 weeks’ time when Bonfire night is celebrated with a bang.

There aren’t many things that entice people to brave the wet and windy November weather, but Bonfire night is an exception. Standing in a muddy field, “oohing” and “ahhhing” as the night sky explodes with colour and light, is a tradition many of us treasure. This tradition is a fantastic opportunity to make memories and an exciting event to accompany a stay in Northumberland during the winter season.

Here are a few displays setup by local authorities and organisations for you to visit in Northumberland:

  • Sunday 30th October

Blyth Firework Display, Blyth Quayside

A four hour marathon of Bonfire fun, including a spectacular firework display, fun fair rides on market place and Quayside, food and drink. Fireworks will be launched from barges on the river. As well as the Quayside there are great viewing points at Blyth Beach and Ridley Park.

Time: 4pm – 8pm. Firework display at 7pm. Cost: Free entry.

  • Saturday 5th November

Kirkley Hall Bonfire Night, Kirkley Hall

It’s that time of year again so come along and celebrate bonfire night at Kirkley Hall. As well as an array of fireworks and a bonfire, there will also be a hog roast and refreshments available to buy.

Gates open at 3pm, the Bonfire will be lit at 6pm and the firework display will start at 6:30pm.

Tickets are £3 per person for entry to the display and can be purchased on the day at the gates.

  • Saturday 5th November

Hexham Round Table Bonfire and Fireworks, Sele Park, Hexham

Hexham Round table host their annual charity Bonfire and Fireworks in the Sele Park in Hexham.

The Sunshine Panners of Hayden Bridge will be playing in the park before and after the fireworks. The Queen Elizabeth High School Samba drummers, ‘A Batida de Rua’, will also be playing before the firework display and also beforehand.

The Bonfire will be lit around 6:30pm with the firework display lighting the skies above from 7pm.

Entry to Sele Park display is free of charge, although donations given are to fund the Round Table’s charitable activities throughout the year and are greatly appreciated.

  • Saturday 5th November

Fireworks Night, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea

Come along to the coast to enjoy this free public firework display. Spectators need to head to the promenade just down from the play park from Church Point and stand on the Prom or surrounding area to watch the display. No members of the public are permitted on to the beach.

Time: Bonfire 5:30 – 6pm. Fireworks 6pm – 7pm. Cost: Free.

  • Saturday 5th November

Alnwick District Round Table Bonfire & Firework Display, Alnwick Rugby Club

Alnwick and District Round Table is organising the bonfire and firework display at the town’s rugby club. There will be a licensed bar. Parking is available on the night at Willowburn Sports Centre or the car park at Homebase, but people are encouraged to go into the rugby club to support the event.

Time: Event kicks off at 6:30pm with the main display at 7pm. Cost: Entry on the gate is £5, U16s £3 and under 4s free.

The Grace Darling Holidays Team
The Grace Darling Holidays Team


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