Published: 05:44, 23 September 2019
| Updated: 07:40, 06 November 2019
All fired up and ready to explode for fireworks and bonfire night?
Here's our guide to displays near you in Kent:
Kent Cricket's annual firework display is being held in Canterbury on bonfire night - Tuesday, November 5. Advance tickets cost £4 for children aged five to 15, £8 for adults (16 and above), and £20 for a family of two adults and two children. Under-fives go free. The event is set to begin at 5pm, with host Laura from kmfm Breakfast. Book at kentcricketshop.co.uk.
The annual fireworks spectacular at the charity in Kenward Road, Yalding, near Maidstone will be on Thursday, November 7. 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 £8.14. Book at kenward-firework-spectacular.eventbrite.co.uk
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 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.
LYMINGE VILLAGE HALL
The village hall will be hosting a fireworks show on Sunday November 3, with gates opening at 6pm and the event starting at 7pm. Tickets are £5 each or £15 for a family, with children under three going free.
FOLKESTONE INVICTA SUPPORTERS CLUB
The Buildkent stadium in Cheriton Road, Folkestone, will be holding a fireworks display on Sunday, November 3, with gates opening at 5.30pm, and the display starting at 7pm. Tickets cost £6 for adults and £4 for children aged 16 and under. Threes and under are free.
The Sittingbourne Fireworks Spectacular will be at the Appleyard Sports Bar in Gore Court Road from 5.30pm on Sunday, November 3. It is being hosted by the Sporting Tree Foundation. Tickets £7 for adults, £5 for children, free for under twos and £20 for a family. Book here.
The club will showcase their annual spectacular in Canterbury Road, Ashford, on Saturday, November 2. Gates open at 5.30pm, with a mega bonfire at 7pm and the fireworks display at 7.30. Tickets cost £8 for adults and are available online from early October at ashfordrugbyclubboxoffice.co.uk
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 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
MINSTER PRIMARY SCHOOL, MINSTER, SHEPPEY
This year's Minster's Magical Fireworks will be at Minster Primary School, Brecon Chase, Minster (ME12 4HS), on Friday, November 1. Entry £5 adults, £3 children and £13 for a family. The event has been a sell-out in previous years, so book early. Tickets will be on sale from the school office or call 07799 400704. For more, visit the Minster's Magical Fireworks Facebook page.
The first display this year will be held on Saturday, November 2 at 6pm, with the bonfire lit at 6.45pm, and music from Bon Giovi at 7pm. A second display will be at 7.50pm, set to 1980s music (visitors are warned that there will be noise and vibration). Tickets are £13.50 for adults and £11.50 for under-16s. A family ticket is £45. Under-5s go free. Book at quexparkfireworks.co.uk or call 07852 763045.
The display will be held on Saturday, November 2. Tickets on sale from mid-October. Prices have yet to be released. Visit tylerhillbonfire.co.uk
Kent Cricket's annual firework display is being held at the St Lawrence Ground in Old Dover Road, Canterbury on Bonfire Night (Tuesday, November 5). Advance tickets cost £4 for children aged five to 15, £8 for adults (16 and above), and £20 for a family of two adults and two children. Under-5s go free. The event is set to begin at 5pm. Book at kentcricketshop.co.uk.
ST MILDRED'S ROAD REC, MINSTER
The display will take place on Friday, November 1. Gates open at 6pm, with fireworks starting at 7pm. Entry is free.
GREAT LINES HERITAGE PARK, GILLINGHAM
Medway's sky will be filled with colour for the biggest, free firework night in the Towns. There will be laser beams lighting the sky and fireworks at 7.30pm, on Saturday, November 2. As well as the spectacular firework display, hot food and drinks will be on sale.
Gravesend's popular riverside fireworks along the sea front will return this November after taking a year off to accommodate visitor Benny the Beluga last year. Find out more here.
ST JOHN'S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL, GRAVESEND
People can enjoy some BBQ food, tombolas and glow sticks for this 'spectacular' event on Saturday, November 9. The fireworks display is being held between 6pm and 8.30pm at Rochester Road school.
DARTFORD LIONS CLUB, DARTFORD
People in Dartford can head to Central Park in the town as the Lions Clubs hosts this years firework and bonfire night celebration. It will take place on Saturday, November 2, between 7pm and 10pm.
SWANLEY RECREATION GROUND, SWANLEY
Swanley council are holding a Guy Fawkes competition to see who can create the best Guy for their bonfire. Winners, selected by the major, will also receive a cash prize before seeing their winning attempt set alight. Fireworks for the event start at 7pm and people can enjoy live music, food and drink at the Swanley park.
EASTRY PRIMARY, DEAL
The display will be on Friday, November 1, with gates open at 5pm There will be stalls selling items as well as light refreshments and food together with bottle and chocolate tombolas. The bonfire will be lit at 6.15pm and the fireworks at 7pm. The event is sponsored by Taylor Gurney Estate Agents. Tickets are available from the school (or at Bickers and the Village Shop) in advance cost £4 for adults, £2 for children and on the gate £5 for adults and £3 for children. Eastry School Children and their younger siblings are free.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
West Farleigh Sports Club is holding its annual firework display on Friday, November 1 this year. 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. It will be at Elmscroft Park, Charlton Lane, West Farleigh. More details here.
STAPLEHURST, JUBILEE FIELD
Phantom Firework Express held by Staplehurst Family Fireworks is returning for its third year on 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 onFriday, 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 are available soon.
BRITISH TRUCK RACING & FIREWORKS, BRANDS HATCH
Brands Hatch hosts its annual Trucks and Fireworks spectacular on Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3 with this year’s display promising to be the biggest yet - all while some of the UK’s finest road-going HGVs take to the circuit. Action on track will be headlined by the MV Commercial British Truck Racing Association, with races across both days. Plus there's support series and other rides and attractions. The fireworks will be on the Sunday with the display taking place around 5pm, subject to light.
BREDHURST PRIMARY SCHOOL
Bredhurst C of E School will be holding its family firework extravaganza on Friday, November 8. Gates opens at 6pm with thedisplay at 7pm. There will be hot dogs and refreshments on sale, plus a selection of light-up toys and sweets for the children.Tickets cost £24 for a family of two adults and up to three children or £8 for an adult and £6 for a child, with under threes free. For more information call 01634 231271.
OFFHAM PRIMARY SCHOOL, OFFHAM, NEAR WEST MALLING
The school in Church Lane, Offham, will hold its fireworks display on Sunday, November 3 between 5pm and 8pm. There will be fairground rides, hot food and a wine and beer festival. Gates open at 5pm, with a Guy Fawkes procession at 5.30pm and the bonfire will be lit by a celebrity at 5.45pm, followed by the fireworks display with Phoenix Displays. Tickets in advance cost £7 and £4 for under 12s.
KNOCKHOLT ANNUAL CHARITY FIREWORKS
The event will be on Saturday, November 2 at the junction of Main Road and Blueberry Lane, with gates opening at 6pm. The bonfire will be lit at 6.45pm and the display will start at 7.30pm. Entry in advance is £7, £4 for ages 15 and under with under fours free and on the night £8 and £5. Get tickets in advance from Hancock’s Village Store in Halstead, Knockholt Village Store, The Harrow, The Three Horseshoes, The Tally Ho. There will be free parking at Coolings Green and Pleasant and limited disabled parking in the adjacent field. Email email@example.com to book a disabled place. Details here.
PADDOCK WOOD FAMILY FIREWORKS
The fireworks display will be held at Paddock Wood Primary School on Sunday, November 3, with gates opening at 4.30pm, and the display at 6pm. Tickets are £5, with under ones free, cash only. There will also be a hog roast, glow sticks and hot drinks. There is no parking on site.
WARDEN HOUSE PRIMARY SCHOOL, DEAL
The firework spectacular at Warden House Primary School is on Saturday, November 2. Pre-booked tickets are £3 per child and £5 per adult and entry on the night is an extra £1. You can get tickets from the school in Birdwood Avenue, Deal, from 8.30am.They are also available from the KM Group's Mercury office, 13 Queen Street, Deal. The office is open Monday and Tuesday 9am until 5pm, Wednesday and Thursday, 9am until 2.30pm.
ST JOHN'S PRIMARY, CANTERBURY
The fireworks display by the UK Fireworks Company, will be held on Thursday, November 7, starting at 5.30pm, on the school playground. Enter via the Riverside school gate to get to the field. There will be hot food available, a light-up stall, tuck shop and music, as well as prizes. Tickets cost £6 for adults, under threes free and a family of two adults and two children £15. Tickets available at school office or on the gate on the night. The event fundraises to support the school.
HAMPTON PRIMARY SCHOOL, HERNE BAY
The primary school will hold its fireworks display on Friday, November 1, with gates opening at 5.30pm and fireworks at 7pm. Tickets are £4 in advance or £6 on the day. There will also be funfair rides, side shows and hot food.
ADDINGTON CRICKET CLUB
The village cricket club will hold its display on Saturday, November 9 from 6.30pm. Entry costs £5, with under 12s free. There will be a fully licensed bar and hot food available.
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