1st November 2019

Where to Spend Bonfire Night in Nottingham

The leaves have changed their colours, pumpkins have been picked and carved, and there’s a smoky smell in the air. Bonfire night is upon us. Unsure where’s the best spot to warm yourself by a bonfire and gaze up at some impressive fireworks? We’ve collated a list of all the best displays you can find in and around Nottingham.

November 2

Great Central Railway Nottingham

 Located a few miles south of Nottingham, the Great Central Railway hosts its extremely popular event that features an evening of entertainment and spectacular firework display. With a Real Ale bar, vintage and modern funfair, live music, miniature railway and a chocolate fountain, it’s the perfect place to take the whole family and enjoy an evening filled with firework fun. Tickets are priced at £5.00 for adults and £3.00 for children.


November 3

Nottingham Racecourse

In its second year, Nottingham Racecourse is hosting an explosive evening of entertainment in association with local visual impairment charity, My Sight. With free parking, children’s entertainment and food and refreshments all supporting an amazing cause, the night is not one to miss. Tickets are priced at £8 for adults, £3 for children and £20 for a family ticket (two adults and two children).


November 5

Forest Recreation Ground

The biggest event in the East Midlands is back and is once again free. The most central bonfire celebrations in the city will be packed with fairground rides and delicious food stalls, all centred around a roaring bonfire. Hosting two displays at 7:15pm (suitable for young children) and 9pm it’s a great night to catch the largest display in Nottingham.

Chips and mushy peas not your thing? Homemade Pavilion and Nottingham Street Food Club are hosting a special event at their Forest Recreation Ground café. Enjoy the best view of the fireworks and enjoy a range of street food, a live DJ, bar serving mulled wine and cider, and face painting. Tickets are priced at £12 and include a food voucher for either Homemade Street Kitchen Stall or Homeboys Food Truck and a donation to Framework charity.


November 9

Hog roast, real ale, live music and fire spinners. Does this sound like your ideal bonfire night celebrations? Wilford Village is hosting this year’s Robin Hood Festival of Fireworks with two firework displays and a Castle Rock Brewery beer tent. Tickets are priced at £15 for a family of five, £7.50 for adults and £3 for children. Students can also get entry for only £5.