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Remember, Remember: Top 5 Firework Displays

3 November 2017 | Maddie Hammond

November has arrived and that means Bonfire Night is just around the corner. As ever, cities across the UK – from big city parks to smaller, local affairs - are pulling out all the stops with extraordinary firework displays, roaring bonfires and plenty of attractions to boot. So wrap up warm, grab a toffee apple and succumb to the magic of our top 5 firework displays taking place this weekend.

After Dark Firework Spectacular, Sheffield.

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Held every year at Don Valley Bowl, After Dark Firework Spectacular is one of Yorkshire’s biggest bonfire night events, often attracting up to 20,000 attendees. This year’s event will be taking place on Friday 3 November and has gone all out to make sure that it’s not your run-of-the-mill Catherine Wheels and sparklers affair. After Dark will be hosting the Hallam FM Stage, a giant bonfire, a funfair, face painting, food stalls and of course the iconic firework display set to music.
After Dark takes place on Friday 3 November, 5.30pm-10pm, at the Don Valley Bowl, Sheffield, S9 2DF. Tickets are £5 for children and £10 for adults.

Oxford’s Round Table Fireworks Display

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The annual charity fireworks display returns for 2017 this Saturday 4 November. As ever, the display will feature an incredible 20,000 fireworks bursting across the historical city skyline and an enormous raging bonfire. However, as this is the 50th anniversary of the event, they’ve amped things up to include Hebborn’s Funfair, a JACK FM stage featuring entertainment from local acts and a special family tent enclosure and viewing area for those with a special family ticket. What’s more, the event is organised and run for free by volunteers from Oxford Round Table and all profits from the event are donated to local charities.
Oxford’s Round Table Fireworks Display takes place on Saturday 4 November at South Park, Headington Hill, Oxford, OX4 1. Tickets start from £7 and gates open at 4.30pm.

Alexandra Palace, London

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The annual fireworks display held at the legendary Alexandra Palace is easily one of the biggest and most exciting displays on offer in the capital, so much so they’re putting on two nights for 2017. As well as an incredible fireworks display across a panoramic London skyline, tickets also include admission to a huge fire parade with burning floats, StrEATlife street food and an Oktoberfest style craft beer village. For those looking for a big night out, head to the Great Hall where there will be oompah bands, sausages and steins galore.
The Alexandra Palace Fireworks Display takes place on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 November at Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London, N22 7AY. Tickets start at £8 for adults.

Heaton Park, Manchester

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Heaton Park will host a spectacular display on Sunday 5 November this year. One of Manchester’s biggest and most popular events, entry to the event is free and suitable for all ages. In addition to a jaw-dropping fireworks display and bonfire, there will be a funfair and a host of delicious treats on offer. Enjoy the funfair from 5pm to 9.30pm, while the bonfire will be lit at 7.30pm followed by the fireworks show.
The Heaton Park Fireworks Display takes place at Heaton Park, Middleton Road, Manchester, M25 2SW. Entry is free.

Meadowbank Stadium, Edinburgh

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Meadowbank Stadium will once again play host to a magnificent evening of excitement as Edinburgh Leisure's annual fireworks display returns to the city. As well as being one of the largest displays in the city, it’s also the longest running, having been going now for 30 years. Produced by award winning pyrotechnic company 21cc, the fireworks this year will be accompanied by a sci-fi theme. Perfect for the whole family, make sure to head down on Sunday 5 November for the show as the Stadium closes its doors on 3 December for redevelopment.
Meadowbank Fireworks Display takes place on Sunday 5 November at Meadowbank Sports Centre, London Road, Edinburgh EH7 6AE.

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