Published: 12:21, 23 September 2019
| Updated: 12:38, 23 September 2019
All fired up and ready to explode for fireworks and bonfire night? Here's our guide to displays near you in Kent.
CORNWALLIS ACADEMY, MAIDSTONE
The school is hosting its first fireworks event on Friday, November 8 at 7.30pm, with doors opening at 6pm. Tickets cost £10 for adults and £5 for concessions, while family deals are also available at cornwallisacademy.com/fireworks
KENWARD TRUST, YALDING, NEAR MAIDSTONE
The annual fireworks spectacular at the charity in Kenward Road, Yalding, will be on Thursday, November 7. This year it will follow a James Bond theme. Gates open at 4.30pm, with last entry at 7.10pm. The fireworks will start at 7.30pm for an hour, and the evening also includes live music from Marylebone Jelly. There will be parking available. Tickets cost from £10 for adults and £7 for children.
HOLLINGBOURNE MEADOWS TRUST, NEAR MAIDSTONE
With a barbecue, licensed bar and of course, plenty of colourful fireworks, this year's Hollingbourne display is set to be a blast. Hollingbourne Meadows Trust is running the event on Friday, November 1 on the land at the rear of Tilefields, which you can get to via Hasteds or the Culpepper Close railway arch. Gates will open at 5.30pm, with hot dogs, burgers and beer on offer alongside a treats stall run by the village Brownies. Tickets are £4 in advance or £5 on the night with children under five going free.You can get them in the village shop or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ELIZABETH HARVIE FIELD, BEARSTED, NEAR MAIDSTONE
This year’s event on Friday, November 8 is going to have bigger bangs, skyscraping rockets and wizzes to wow you, all provided by award winning Dynamic Fireworks. The event will open at 6pm and there will be a number of stalls selling hot food and drinks. Last entry will be at 7.15pm, fireworks starting at 7.30pm. Adult tickets are £10 and £5 for children but family deals are available. Book at wegottickets.com/f/12071
KENT LIFE, NEAR MAIDSTONE
Fire breathers will light the bonfire before the countdown to a spectacular firework display. The event, on November 2 and 3, will be entertaining for all ages with activities including face painting, children’s fairground rides, glow sticks, a licensed bar and food concessions. Last admission is at 6pm on both nights. Tickets must be booked online - costing £12 for adults, £10 for children, or £40 for a family of four - here.
LEEDS CASTLE, MAIDSTONE
Some 25,000 starbursts will fill the sky over the majestic Leeds Castle, which comes towards the end of its 900th anniversary year with the biggest firework display in the South East of England. This year’s ‘around the world’ theme will have everyone from children to grandparents, dancing the night away, with a live DJ set from kmfm and fairground rides to enjoy. Fireworks kick off at 5.30pm on November 2 and 3 and tickets are £23 for adults and £15 for children. Book here.
WEST FARLEIGH, NEAR MAIDSTONE
West Farleigh Sports Club is holding its annual firework display again this year.
You can see the show on Friday, November 1. Gates open at 6pm. There will be live stage music, light entertainers, samba band, refreshments, bar,various food outlets, stilt walkers and a variety of stalls.
After the amazing fireworks and the monster bonfire; live music, plus food and drink will continue until 10pm.
Elmscroft Park, Charlton Lane, West Farleigh. More details here.
EDENBRIDGE, NEAR TONBRIDGE
Renowned for its celebrity effigies, last year Boris Johnson went up in flames at Edenbridge. The event returns on Saturday, November 2, beginning at 6.30pm when a torch lit procession tours through the town. Everyone then makes their way to the local Recreation Ground where fairground rides, stalls, and a resident DJ will keep everyone amused during Kent’s oldest and best traditional fireworks display. Advance tickets cost £6 for adults and £3 for children at Farringtons, Foxwood Maclean and Swan Inn, or £8 on the night.
HADLOW MANOR, NEAR TONBRIDGE
Last year’s event was so popular, organisers have had to put a limit on the number of tickets available for this year. Doors open at 5pm on Sunday, October 27, before the display at 7pm. A hog roast will be available as well as hotdogs, chilli, donuts, churros, crepes plus a bar and a live band. Family tickets are £15 or £6 for adults and £3 for children at tinyurl.com/y2f8hoap.
STAPLEHURST, JUBILEE FIELD
Phantom Firework Express held by Staplehurst Family Fireworks is returning for its third year. Saturday, November 2 from 4.30pm until 8pm at Jubilee Field Staplehurst.
LOWER GREEN RECREATION GROUND, PEMBURY
This display takes place between 6.30pm and 8pm on Friday November 1.
SOUTHONS FIELD, MARDEN
See the bursting colourful spectacular in the night sky accompanied to music on November 2. Gates are open at 5pm with refreshments and glow toys will be available on the field. Marden Primary School PTA asks for no sparklers, dogs or cars on the field and for all children under 12 to be accompanied by an adult. Parking is available at the Library and Marden station car parks. Tickets available soon.
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