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Where to Watch Fireworks in Bristol

4 November 2019 | George Maguire

Everyone (except for dogs and cats) loves fireworks. It’s something about the journey; the spark, the shooting light, the quiet… the explosion. And then there is the food, the crowds and the buzz. It’s all there! Despite the best efforts of a young Guy Fawkes, fireworks are certain time to experience some some entertainment with friends. 

Victoria Park Fireworks 
Victoria Park, Bedminister, Bristol, Bristol, BS3 4DP

Arguably one of Bristol’s greatest green spaces and far from pretentious, Victoria Park is an area known for close knit community and a hill that offers you excellent views across central Bristol. Bring some cash for a selection of food and drink offerings and get there early for a good position on the hill. Note: why not make an afternoon of it and visit the local pubs The Star and Dove (one of the best roasts in Bristol) or Victoria Pub (excellent view and pub garden).

This event takes place 5 November 2019 and is completley free. 

Fireworks Display at Compass Point School
Compass Point School, South Street, Bedminister, Bristol, Bristol, BS3 3AU

Although a school might not be your first thought when thinking of where to see the fireworks, hear me out. Located just of North Street, Compass Point School hosts an annual firework display complete with all of the essentials; a Dj, bbq, home-made cakes, drinks, and an adult supervised sparkler station (if you have little ones!).

This event takes place 15 November 2019 at 6pm and tickets cost £5.98. 


Image credit: Longleat via Facebook
Fantastic Fireworks at Longleat
Longleat House, Warminster BA12 7NW

The English state home-come-zoo Longleat is always worth a visit. Whether it be for the animals, the experience and the open spaces… Join the eager crowds for Fantastic Fireworks, and if you if you have time, visit the Bat Cave, The Longleat Railway and Rockin’ Rhino. This is definitely the best option for the families out there…

This event takes place 1-2 November 2019 at 4.45pm. Tickets cost £10 for a Twilight Pass. 

This is the Greatest Show Fireworks 2019
Almondsbury Recreation Ground Gloucester Road, BS32 4AA

No, Hugh Jackman will not be in attendance. But anyone that is a fan of the Greatest Showman will undoubtable love this event, hosted in the quintessential British town of Almondsbury. Expect to enjoy a selection rides, excellent food stalls, craft stands, bars, live music and even… family disco! 

This event takes place 1 November 2019, 4-11.30pm. Tickets cost £5.92. 

Downend Roundtable Fireworks
King George V Playing Fields, Westerleigh Road, BS16 6AH

Dubbed ‘Bristol biggest fireworks’ the folks at Downend are clearly keen to put on a show. Popular with locals, the show in North East Bristol will host both a Children’s fireworks and a later adult performance so this would be the perfect location for those seeking to bring younger children. Make sure to bring cash to get involved with the usual trades. Note: please let me know if it is indeed the biggest!

This event takes place 1 November 2019, tickets cost £7. 

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