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Bonfire Night 2017: Firework displays in the Cotswolds

PUBLISHED: 15:14 30 June 2017 | UPDATED: 09:37 06 November 2017

The Cotswolds has plenty of Bonfire Night celebrations for you to enjoy (c) nd300 / Shutterstock

The Cotswolds has plenty of Bonfire Night celebrations for you to enjoy (c) nd300 / Shutterstock


It’s that wonderful time of year again when we warm ourselves by roaring bonfires and enjoy dazzling firework displays that light up the skies. Gather your loved ones, wrap up warm and enjoy an evening of Guy Fawkes celebrations in the Cotswolds

Cheltenham Racecourse

The largest firework display in the South West region returns to Cheltenham Racecourse for a Bonfire Night extravaganza on Saturday November 4. Gates open at 5pm with fairground attractions, appearances from Paw Patrol’s Marshall and Skye and plenty of refreshments all to enjoy before a dazzling array of fireworks lights up the sky.

All profits will be awarded to local charities and good causes. Tickets can be bought in advance and on the gate.


The skies of Cirencester will once again be ignited with colour on Saturday November 4 with the Cirencester Round Table fireworks taking place at Victoria Road Field.

With a dazzling display of fireworks and an evening brimming with activities, there’s plenty for the whole family to enjoy. Gates open at 5pm; tickets cost £7 in advance and £8 on the gate, £4 in advance for concessions and £5 on the gate, and under 5s go free.


Dursley’s Recreation Ground on Kingshill Road will once again be home to the town’s annual Guy Fawkes celebrations on Saturday November 4, hosted by the Girlguiding Dursley District. This year’s chosen charity is the Gloucestershire Young Carers.

Before admiring the mesmerising pyrotechnics overhead, enjoy live entertainment with a burger and beer in hand, and perhaps peruse the cake stall and glow stick stand. Gates open at 5pm and tickets cost £6 for adults, £5 for children and children under three go free. Take advantage of early bird prices here.

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LIONS 28th annual Speech House Fireworks and FERN Bonfire

Don your woolly hat and scarf and make your way to the Speech House, Coleford on Saturday November 4.

From 5pm, enjoy the attractions of Danter’s funfair, sideshow amusements and lighting of the bonfire at 6pm, before fireworks illuminate the sky at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £6 for adults while children of Primary School age or younger can attend for free.

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Five Valleys Firework Display, Stroud

On Stroud’s Marling School Field, the reigning British Firework Champions of Champions Star Fireworks will put on a display that will dazzle and delight its audiences on Monday October 23.

Gates will open at 6pm, and John Conley’s Fun Fair, Punch and Judy shows and balloon bending will keep the whole family entertained before the firework display at 8pm. Tickets can be booked in advance for a reduced rate or purchased at the gate.

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Gordon League RFC Fireworks Night

For those who may not catch a Bonfire Night display on November 4 or 5, or perhaps want to enjoy another, the Gordon League RFC will be celebrating Guy Fawkes Night on Friday November 10 this year.

Gates open at 6pm and visitors can enjoy plenty of family entertainment, delicious BBQ food and a bar, all before a dazzling firework display by Cotswold Fireworks Ltd from 7.15pm.

Tickets are priced at £3.50 for adults and £2 for children up to 16 in advance or 50p more for each on the gate. Tickets in advance can be purchased from Hempsted CofE Primary School, Hempsted Post Office & Stores, Gordon League.

Hillside Brewery, Longhope

Ideal for ale lovers, Hillside Brewery will be putting on a fantastic bonfire and fireworks evening for all the family on Saturday November 4.

They’ll be plenty of Hillside craft beers, wine, soft drinks and tasty locally sourced food to sample while you enjoy the Guy Fawkes celebrations, and children will be love the fire performer! To avoid disappointment, book tickets in advance here.

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On Saturday November 4 from 5.30pm, the charming Oxfordshire village of Kingham will be home to a delightful evening of Bonfire Night celebrations, with the fireworks kicking off at 7pm.

Taking place next to The Royal British Legion, warm up with a mulled wine or hot chocolate and soak in the beautiful colours of the fireworks lighting up the sky. The event is free and all donations made will go to local charitable causes.

Red Lion, near Norton

The Red Lion, a pretty riverside pub near Norton, will be hosting a charity fireworks display on Saturday November 4.

From 5pm visitors can tuck into delicious bonfire night food and enjoy a few drinks before plenty of ‘oooos’ and ‘ahhhhhs’ when the firework display takes place at 6.30pm. The evening doesn’t end there; dance the night away with live music kicking off at 8pm.

Tickets can be purchased from the Red Lion, The Royal Exchange, The Swan and the Ashleworth Post Office. Ticket proceeds go to Great Western Air Ambulance.

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The 50th annual Oxford Round Table’s Bonfire Night extravaganza will take place on Saturday November 4 with plenty to keep the whole family entertained before a dazzling array of fireworks go up with a bang at 6.45pm.

With live music from local acts, a funfair and an enormous roaring bonfire, there’s plenty to enjoy alongside the impressive pyrotechnics. There’s even a family tent for little ones to get a great view of the illuminations! All profits from the event will be donated to local charities. Buy your tickets here.

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Hosted by the The Rotary Club of the South Cotswolds, expect a roaring bonfire and impressive firework display held at Sir William Romney’s School on Lowfield Road in Tetbury on Saturday November 4.

Gather family and friends to join hundreds in admiring Tetbury’s beautiful lit-up sky from 6pm. For the creative among the crowds, there will also be a ‘Best Guy’ competition to be judged at 6.30pm when the bonfire will be lit. The winner will be awarded a £10 prize. Tickets cost £5 and £3 for concessions.


With the stunning Tewkesbury Abbey as a backdrop to the town’s Bonfire Night celebrations, views don’t get much prettier than the Tewkesbury Rotary Club’s Bonfire Night and Fireworks Display at the Vineyards in Tewkesbury.

On Saturday November 4, from 6.15pm, warm up round the blazing bonfire, tuck into a burger and enjoy a fantastic evening of fireworks.

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