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What’s not to love about Bonfire Night? Cold weather, toffee apples, hot chocolates (or hot toddies for an extra bit of warmth) and a raging bonfire. Manchester offers plenty of organised firework displays throughout the bonfire night week, so wrap up warm and enjoy the show!

While summer may shine brightly with sun cream and seaside glimmers, November in Manchester signals the onset of winter and the festive spirit. Amidst the renowned Christmas markets drawing crowds from near and far, Bonfire Night often gets overshadowed by hasty firework displays and store-bought candy apples. This year, Manchester's Bonfire Night aims to rekindle the magic, bringing all ages together to remember the fifth of November. Read on to discover where you can watch the best fireworks in the city!


The Big Bang Bonfire at Oldham Edge

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Oldham, Lancashire, OL1 2HD 
 
Jump on a tram and head to Oldham for one of Manchester’s favourite firework night extravaganzas! This Big Bang Bonfire is completely free, making it perfect for big families looking for a cheap night out. Head down from 5pm to find funfair rides or grab some food and drinks, before settling down to enjoy the evening’s fire-themed entertainment. Musical performances from local groups and an awe-inspiring fire show will certainly warm you up before the main act. As the pièce de résistance, Oldham council promise a firework display that’ll be visible from every corner of the borough. 

Tickets are free. For more information click here


BSMCC Fireworks

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Bredbury St Marks Cricket Club, Hillside Road, Woodley, SK6 1HS 
 
Head to Bredbury St Marks Cricket Club in Woodley for a fun-filled family evening out, where you’ll find a live DJ, outdoor cinema, indoor activity zone for kids, For the grown-ups you’ll find a large outdoor bar and plenty of warming food. Saturday 4th November 2023.

Doors open at 6.00pm
Fireworks Display begins at 8.00pm

For tickets and more information click here

Woodford Community Centre Bonfire

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Chester Road, Woodford, Stockport, SK7 1PS
 
Don't miss the Woodford Community Bonfire in Stockport this Bonfire Night! Enjoy a children's firework display at 7pm and the main event at 8pm, starting at 9pm sharp. Tickets: Adults (16yrs+) £10, under 16s £5, and families (2 Adults + 3 under 16s) £30. Under 3s enter free, with a booking fee. Gates open at 6pm, bonfire lit at 6.30pm, kids' fireworks at 7pm, and the adult display at 8.15pm. No personal fireworks or alcohol allowed for safety reasons. Warm up with glühwein and tasty snacks from food stalls. Remember, it's all happening on Bonfire Night, November 5th – see our Bonfire Website for details. Enjoy responsibly!


Radcliffe Cricket Club Fireworks Display

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Unsworth Street, Radcliffe, Manchester, M26 3RF

This year, Radcliffe Cricket Club have partnered with BrightSparks fireworks, renowned for their award-winning displays. Early birds can snag discounted tickets before September 30th. On October 28th, gates open at 6 PM, and the fireworks kick off around 8 PM at Radcliffe Cricket Club (enter via Unsworth Street). Expect an array of delectable food stalls, refreshing gin, and delightful toys. The fun continues with thrilling rides and carnival games by Silcocks Fun Fairs for all ages. Sip your favorite drinks at the fully licensed bar, all while an expertly choreographed fireworks show dazzles to carefully curated music. An interactive host will keep the energy high, and the grand finale promises an awe-inspiring display. Limited tickets available, so book now at Ticketebo for an unforgettable night!


Bradshaw Cricket Club

Rigby Lane Off, Bolton Rd, Bolton BL2 3EU

Get the jump on Bonfire Night festivities this year at Bradshaw Cricket Club's annual fireworks display. The theme is "Magic of the Movies," and you can expect a mesmerizing show accompanied by lights and music. Gates swing open at 6pm, and the fireworks spectacle ignites around 8pm. You won't go hungry with food stalls and an outdoor bar at your service, plus a fun fair for added amusement. Just remember, no on-site parking is available, so be neighborly when parking your car nearby. And one more thing: this year, it's cash only at the gate, so leave your cards at home and bring the bills for a movie-themed night of fireworks fun!


Bowdon Cricket Club Bonfire Night

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S Downs Rd, Bowdon, Altrincham WA14 3DT

Get ready for the 54th annual Bowdon Bonfire at Bowdon Cricket Club, Hockey, and Squash Club, happening on Friday, November 3rd, 2023. This event isn't just about one, but three dazzling fireworks displays, including a children's show at 7pm, a second at 8pm, and the grand finale at 8.45pm (a bit loud for little ears). Picture a massive bonfire, scrumptious food, refreshing drinks, and plenty of amusements. Tickets are available now: £12 for adults, £5 for children, or £30 for a family ticket. Limited disabled parking spaces are up for grabs and must be pre-booked. 


Cockfields Farm

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Lees Rd, Oldham, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 8AR

Join the farm-frolic at Cockfields Farm for a sensational "low bang" fireworks display this Bonfire Night! Returning for the second year, this family-friendly event offers a 10-minute fireworks extravaganza synced to music at 7.00pm, followed by a kids' mini disco at 7.30pm – with fantastic prizes up for grabs. Arrive at 5.30pm, where you can indulge in delectable bites from the food trucks. While there won't be animal handling sessions, you can still visit and feed the animals in the farm buildings. It's a barnyard bonanza! Tickets are £12 per person, and little ones under 1 get in free. 


Stockport Rugby Club

Stockport Rugby Club

The Memorial Ground, Headlands Rd, Bramhall, Stockport SK7 3AN

Get ready for a sizzling night of sparks and entertainment at the Bramhall Firework Festival, hosted by Stockport Rugby Club and sponsored by ABC Trailers! Happening on Friday, November 3rd, 2023, this event boasts live acts, a thrilling fun fair, mesmerizing fire dancers, and a mouthwatering array of food stalls. The little ones can kick off the excitement with a children's firework display at 7.15pm, while the grand main display ignites at 8.30pm. And don't worry, the bar keeps the fun flowing until 11pm. Tickets are up for grabs now: £12.50 for adults, £7.50 for children, and family tickets to make it a memorable night for everyone. 


Prestwich Golf Club

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Hilton Ln, Prestwich, Greater Manchester M25 9XB

Swing into Bonfire Night action at Prestwich Golf Club! On Saturday, November 4th, 2023, they're bringing the heat with two 10-minute fireworks displays at 6.45pm and 7.45pm, featuring the newest pyrotechnic effects. And they've got a roaring bonfire to boot! There's fun aplenty with raffles and various stalls, from tombola to hotdogs, burgers, noodles, sweets, and even a spot of tea and coffee. Don't worry, the clubhouse has you covered with potato 'ash and refreshing draft and canned beers. The gates swing open at 5.30pm, so make sure you're there early. Tickets are a steal at just £5 per person or snag a family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) for £15. 


Cavendish Community Primary School

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Cavendish Rd, West Didsbury, Manchester M20 1JG

Cavendish Community Primary School is bringing in a little heat with their 16th Cavendish Bonfire & Fireworks event on Thursday, November 2nd, 2023. The bonfire sparks to life at 6 pm, followed by a sky-blazing fireworks display (courtesy of Chorlton Fireworks) at 6.30 pm. But it's not just about the fiery spectacle; they've got your taste buds covered with hot food, drinks, and delectable treats. Last year's tickets were a steal at £5 for adults, £3 for kids, and a family ticket for £14, but remember, this is a ticket-only event, and they sell out fast. No last-minute gate entries here! Keep your eyes peeled on the Cavendish PTA website for the inside scoop.