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Best local fireworks displays

Remember, remember... to let someone else do the pyrotechnics this year! Yep, bonfire night is back with a bang, so here's our roundup of the best displays in Herts & Beds

Bonfire night is back with a bang! It’s time to get bundled up in your woollies (avoid those flammables though, eh!) and head out to one of these fab fireworks fiestas near you. Sparklers in one hand, mulled wine in the other. Cue the oohs and aaahhs…

HERTFORDSHIRE

Tring Festival of Fire, Tring Park Cricket Club, Sat 6 Nov

This is my local, and for a small town they put on an impressive show, plus Tring Brewery are always on hand providing the refreshment in the beer tent, along with food vans and stalls, plus kids’ entertainment and music from local schools and choirs.

Cassiobury Fireworks, Cassiobury Park, Watford, Sat 6 Nov

This is Herfordshire’s largest FREE fireworks event (although there’s no parking so make sure you plan for this). The folks from Vibe 107.6FM radio will get the crowds geed-up from 6pm before the main display kicks off at 7.30pm. There’ll also be funfair rides, bungee trampolines and plenty of food and drink stalls.

St Alban’s Cathedral Fireworks Spectacular, Verulamium Park, St Albans, Sat 6 Nov

Taking place in the historic Verulamium Park this popular display is bacck (after a Crowdfunded doorstep display last year!) And we’re hoping it’s a cracker as it’s been designed by British Fireworks Champions (did you know there was such a thing?!), Fantastic Fireworks. There’ll also be a Food Village, open from 6pm, where you’ll find tasty treats from the likes of The Pudding Stop and beer from Mad Squirrel Brewery.

Ware Fireworks Display, The Rotary Club of Amwell, Hertford Shires and Ware, Sat 6 Nov

Put on by the Rotary Club, this display takes place on the corner of High Oak Road and Kingsway. Gates open at 5.30, the bonfire lighting happens from 6.30 and the main event starts at 7.

Down Hall Fireworks Night, Down Hall Hotel & Spa, Hatfield Heath, Thurs 4 Nov

Imagine the sight of a dramatic fireworks display against the backdrop of grand country house hotel, Down Hall – should be spectacular. Tickets include a hot drink and there’ll be jacket potatoes, burgers and hot dogs available to purchase in advance or on the night.

BEDFORDSHIRE

Luton Fireworks Spectacular, Popes Meadow, Sat 6 Nov

This free event held in Popes Meadow, includes live entertainment from 6, with fireworks starting from pm.

Fireworks Display and Funfair, Bedford Blues Rugby Club, Fri 5 Nov

Taking place at the home of the Bedford Blues, just a five minute walk from town, this display is usually a sell-out. Gates open from 6pm and there’ll be a funfair and children’s firework display from 7pm (ahead of the main event at 8pm), as well as food stalls and outdoor bars, plus you can sneak into the clubhouse and warm up with a coffee. You can even do it style by booking a VIP table in the Dovecote Suite, or seats in The Burrow.

Houghton Regis Town Council Fireworks, Tithe Farm Recreation Ground, Sun 3 Nov

Hosted by DJ Big Man Craig, this is another fab freebie, with rides for the littlies and food stalls. Doors open at 4 and the display starts at 7pm.

Puloxhill Fireworks, Cross Keys, Pulloxhill, 3 Nov

In the 6 acre grounds of this 16th Century inn, this annual display is organised by Ampthill Round Table, with profits going straight back to local charities. Email hello@thecrosskeys.co.uk to book your tickets.

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