My second favourite night of the year (what could beat Christmas Eve) is just around the corner, and the excitement is building already. Fireworks Night is all about wrapping up in chunky knits, funfair rides, wellies, naughty food, glow sticks and of course that amazing smell in the air. We’re spoilt for choice when it comes to fireworks in Berkshire with some amazing displays, from the world famous Legoland extravaganza to loads of smaller local community options. Here are our Little Ankle Biters top picks so you can start planning ahead.
**Please check details before travelling in case of changes or cancellations**
Friday 3 November 2017
Datchet Cricket Club
The annual DCC bonfire and fireworks extravaganza will return on Friday 3 November. Gates will open at 6.00pm, with fireworks between 7.30-8.00pm. The entrance fee will be £5.00 per adult, with children under 12 going free. There will be a wide range of food and drink available, light up toys for the children and a raffle for the adults. For more information click here.
Burnham Football Club
On Friday 3 November there will be a spectacular family firework event at Burnham Football Club. This year there will be a fun fair, market stalls, face painters and lots of entertainment. After the display there will also be a disco. You’ll find lots of food on the night including hamburgers, a chilli hot dog stall and a roasted horse chestnuts stall. Also planned is a live on pitch production of the true story of Guy Fawkes with narration by local actors, then a large bonfire and the fireworks display. Family tickets are 2 adults and 2 children for £18.00, an adult ticket is £7.00 and a child’s ticket is £4.00. Under 5s are free.
Saturday 4 November 2017
Upton Court Park, Slough
The 2017 Upton Court Park event is on Saturday 4 November. With more than 20 minutes of fireworks, a 60-foot real bonfire, food from around the world and a massive fun fair, Slough’s bonfire night is the best for miles around.
There’s free parking for all and designated disabled parking, access and special viewing area all on tarmac. Gates open at 5.30pm, food and funfair from 5.30pm, fireworks light the sky from 7.45pm (approximately) and bonfire burning from 8.15pm (approximately). Advanced tickets are £6.00 adult, £4.00 child. For more information and to book tickets online, click here.
Royal Windsor Racecourse
This year the fireworks and music spectacular at Windsor Racecourse will be set to Charlie & the Chocolate Factory and takes place on Saturday 4 November. The racecourse will be transformed in to Wonka style wonderland, with Oompa Loompas handing out treats and surprises throughout the evening. All visitors will also be handed a golden ticket as part of a prize draw. There will be a fun fair and 3D glasses given when you enter so you can watch the fireworks turn into candy canes before your eyes. For more information and to book tickets click here.
Boyne Hill Cricket Club & Carters Steam Fair, Maidenhead
On Saturday 4 November, Boyne Hill Cricket Club grounds will be open once more and transformed with a huge fireworks display. Carters Steam Fair will be back again with rides, and all the sweets and treats you’ve come to expect. Entry is free before 5.00pm and £5.00 per person after that (under 5s are free all the time). Fireworks are expected to start at 7:30pm. For more information and to pre-book tokens for Carters Steam Fair, click here.
Wokingham Fireworks and Bonfire Spectacular, Cantley Park
Now in it’s 29th year, this year the Wokingham Fireworks Display will take place on Saturday 4 November 2017. The fun starts at 6:00pm when a torchlight procession leaves from the town centre. The procession will be led by St Sebastian’s band and various local dignitaries. If you have never attended the procession we strongly recommend it. The sight of several thousand people with 500 flaming torches walking down Broad Street is truly memorable! At the same time the funfair opens on Cantley Field for those who choose not to join the procession. The fireworks start at 7:30pm. For information and to book your tickets, click here.
Sparks in the Park, Swallowfield Park, Reading **NOW SOLD OUT**
Come along to Sparks in the Park on Saturday 4 November, the area’s most spectacular professional display. As well as great fireworks there will also be a bonfire, live music and lots of novelty flashing children toys for sale. Foodwise there will be a hog roast, fish and chips, snacks and hot and cold drinks available. All set in the stunning grounds of Swallowfield Park. Gates open at 6.00pm, bonfire lit at 6.45pm. For tickets booked in advance it’s £8.00 per adult and £4.00 per child. For more information and to book tickets online click here.
Cookham Dean Bonfire & Fireworks Party
This year takes place on Saturday 4 November. The fun starts at 4.00pm on the Old Cricket Common. Come and join our family friendly event, a donation of £20.00 per family is recommended. There will be a lantern ceremony before the bonfire and fireworks. For more information, click here.
Mortimer Bonfire Night & Fireworks Display, Mortimer
The parents and friends of Mortimer St John’s proudly present Mortimer Bonfire Night and Fireworks Display. This year the display will take place on Saturday 4 November 2017, with gates opening at 5.00pm. The event will take place on the field behind the school and the Horse & Groom. A wonderful family event, there will be live entertainment, a licensed bar, food stalls, children’s novelty light up toys, and not forgetting the bonfire and fireworks! Tickets are on sale from 28 October. For more information and where to pick up tickets, click here.
Lions Fireworks 2017, Newbury Racecourse
This year’s display will be on 4 November 2017 at Newbury Racecourse. Gates will open at 5.30pm with the display at 7.30pm. Tickets booked in advance will be £6 adult, £4 child (under 16), £18 family (2+2). There will be free parking at the event. Join us for a fun evening with a bar, food, fun fair and entertainment. For more information click here.
Wellington College, Crowthorne **NOW SOLD OUT**
On Saturday 4 November Wellington College will be opening it’s grounds for a charity fireworks spectacular – expect to be amazed by a dazzling display of music, light and fire. All proceeds will go to local and national charities. There will be street and fire entertainers, novelty light up toys, face painting and food and drinks stalls. Gates open at 6.00pm and fireworks start at 8.00pm. For more information and to book tickets (this event usually sells out so book ahead to avoid disappointment) click here.
This year’s firework display at Ascot Racecourse takes place on Saturday 4 November. It promises to be one of the regions largest displays! The Plaza Lawns will come alive during the afternoon with free fairground rides until 4.00pm, and then £1.00 a ride thereafter. All proceeds go to local charities. Entry is free for children under 18. For more information and to book tickets, click here.
Woodley & Earley Lions Display
A spectacular, high impact firework display choreographed to well known music returns to Laurel Park on Saturday 4 November. Food and novelty toys available to buy on the night. Please note there’s no on-site parking available and local access roads are closed for the event, please use the Asda store car park. All proceeds go to local charities and good causes. Gates open at 6.00pm, the display starts at 7.00pm. Adults £8, under 14’s £5, infants free.
Maidenhead United Football Club
Fireworks and Fun at Maidenhead United Football Club will be held on Saturday 4th of November 2017 in aid of the Link Foundation children’s charity. There will the usual offerings of home cooked food, mulled wine, entertainment for the kids, licensed bar and a spectacular fireworks display! Tickets are on sale on the night at the cost of £5 for adults, £3 for children aged 3-12 and under 3’s are free of charge. Gates open at 5:30pm with the fireworks display at 7.00pm. There is something for all the family so come and join in the fun. For more information, click here.
Reading Abbey RFC Fireworks to Music
Reading Abbey RFC fireworks will take place on Saturday 4 November 2017. Gates will open at 6.00pm, with the bonfire being lit at 7.15 and fireworks starting at approximately 8.00pm. There will be a BBQ, bar and sweet stall. A family ticket (one car max 6 people) is £17.00 in advance or £20.00 on the night. Single tickets £6.00 in advance or £8.00 on the night. For more information, click here.
Cookham Scouts Group
The spectacular and very popular Grand Firework Display and Bonfire organised by Cookham Scouts returns this year on Saturday 4 November at Grove Island, Odney Lane. There will be hot dogs, mulled wine and refreshments for sale on the night. Entrance is £5.00 in advance or £7.00 on the night. Gates open at 5.30pm with the bonfire lighting at 6.00pm, fireworks will be about 7.00pm. For more information click here.
Sunday 5 November 2017
Thameside Firework Fiesta
Join us again on Sunday 5 November 2017 for another memorable Firework Fiesta down by Mapledurham Lock. The spectacular display over the River Thames promises to be another fantastic event for all the family. As well as an incredible fireworks display there will also be hot food and drinks, a licenced bar, glow in the dark novelty toys and music. Gates open at 5.30pm with fireworks starting at 7.00pm. Tickets are £9.00 an adult and £4.00 a child, or buy online now and save money. Click here for more information and to get your tickets.
Bracknell Rugby Club Fireworks Evening
Come down to Bracknell Rugby Club on Sunday 5 November for a fireworks extravaganza. Come and enjoy a fun family evening. We will have; A BBQ, Hog Roast, Sweets, Popcorn, novelty glow toys, a licenced bar, hot and soft drinks.
Gates open at 5.00pm and fireworks will start at 6.00pm. Tickets are £5 each or 2 x adults and 2 x children for £15.
Children under 2 are free. Tickets are available to buy online or from the Club House Bar. Online Tickets – Please print your email conformation to gain entry! Click here for more information.
Palmer Arms, Dorney – Must buy in advance, nearly sold out
The annual Palmer Arms fireworks display will take place this year on Sunday 5th November. This smaller display is very popular and is now no entry without tickets purchased in advance. Children are £5.00 and adults £10.00. Included with your ticket will be a meal either from the BBQ or Hog Roast. Food is served from 6.00pm with fireworks starting at approximately 7.30pm. For more information click here.
Cancelled – Cox Green Fireworks Display
Always a very popular one with Maidenhead families but has unfortunately been cancelled for 2017 (will be back next year). Why not check out Boyne Hill or Windsor Racecourse instead?
We hope you like these recommendations for fireworks in Berkshire 2017. For other ideas for days out in Berkshire with the kiddies, click here.