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 Windsor Resort extravaganza to loads of amazing local community events. Here are the Little Ankle Biters top picks so you can start planning ahead for fireworks in Berkshire 2018.
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More displays to be added as they’re announced.
Fireworks Displays: October 2018
Legoland Windsor Resort Fireworks Spectacular
This year the incredible fireworks displays at Legoland Windsor Resort will take place on 20, 21, 26 & 27 October 2018. More information will be confirmed soon.
To find out more and book your tickets, click here.
Fireworks Displays: Saturday 3 November 2018
Carters Steam Fair, Boyn Hill Cricket Club Fireworks Display, Maidenhead
On Saturday 3 November 2018, 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 incredible 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 Spectacular 2018, Cantley Park
On Saturday 3 November 2018 from 6.00 – 9.30pm is the Wokingham Fireworks Spectacular at Cantley Park, now in it’s 30th year! 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. This year the funfair promises to be even bigger than ever, with many rides for young children. The fireworks start at 7:30pm. For information and to book your tickets, click here.
Upton Court Park, Slough
The 2018 Upton Court Park event is on Saturday 3 November 2018. With more than 20 minutes of fireworks, a 60-foot real bonfire, food from around the world and a massive funfair, 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. To find out more, click here.
Royal Windsor Racecourse Spookfest Firework Spooktacular 2018
The sell out Royal Windsor Racecourse Fireworks spectacular returns on Saturday 3 November 2018 with Spookfest! Come and explore the spooky island for an evening bursting with family fun and thrills! Enter the racecourse at your own risk this November for a fangtastic fireworks display set to all your favourite spooky movies – including The Addams family, Scooby Dooby Doo, Ghostbusters, Saw and Psycho! Once you’ve been wowed by our fireworks display, you can head over to our outdoor cinema to watch the original Ghostbusters! Settle in and enjoy a night at the movies from the comfort of your own car. Please note, tickets for the drive in cinema will need to be purchased separately. Book early to avoid disappointment, click here for more information and tickets.
Sparks in the Park, Swallowfield Park, Reading
Always a sell-out, Sparks in the Park will return this fireworks weekend on Saturday 3 November 2018, set in the stunning grounds of Swallowfield Park. As well as great fireworks there will also be a bonfire, live music and lots of novelty flashing children’s toys for sale. Foodwise there will be a hog roast, fish and chips, snacks and hot and cold drinks available. Tickets go on sale mid-September. To find out more, click here.
Wellington College, Crowthorne
On Saturday 3 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 drink stalls. Tickets will go on sale late September. To find out more, click here.
Ascot Racecourse Fireworks Spectacular
This year’s firework display at Ascot racecourse takes place on Saturday 3 November 2018. 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.
Fireworks Displays: Saturday 10 November 2018
Lions Fireworks 2018: Newbury Racecourse
This year’s fireworks spectacular will take place on Saturday 10 November 2018. Enjoy a fun evening with a great display including; bar, funfair, food, entertainment, and free parking. Gates open at 5.30pm, the display will start at 7.30pm. Advance tickets are £6.00 for adults, £4.00 for children. Advance tickets will be available from October. Prices on the gate £7.00 for adults, £5.00 for children.
To find out more, click here.
We hope you found this post useful. For other ideas on what’s on for families in Berkshire, click here.