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Kaboom! Best local firework nights

See in bonfire night in style across Cornwall with our pick of the top family-friendly events.

If you don’t fancy DIY-ing it this year with your own pack of pyrotechnics and a few measly sparklers from the local supermarket, how about heading out to one of the brilliant local bonfire nights across Cornwall? They’re bigger, much better organised and no chance of the rockets falling over and shooting into the house (guilty). Roll call, please!

Watergate Bay Fireworks, Watergate Bay, Nr Newquay, 30 October

On Sat 30 October, Watergate Bay will be lit up by an amazing fireworks display, hosted by WAX (previous Muddy award-winning bar). There will be collections for local organisations, 3 Massive Outdoor Bars, BBQ, Hog Roast & Burrito Bus, Live Band & DJs. Plus there are two large carparks (with more parking added if needed), making life that little bit easier. Gates open from 6pm, fireworks display between 7.30 and 7.45.

Lappa Valley, Newquay, 30 October

All aboard! Lappa Valley is back with their Fireworks and Steam Extravaganza. There’ll be a selection of trains and locomotives to see across the weekender, with a firework display on Sat at 7.30pm.

Usual admission applies, £5 extra for fireworks 

Wild Cornwall Fireworks Display, Trelonk Farm, Ruan High Lanes, Truro, 3 Nov

Wrap up warm and enjoy the fireworks display and enjoy our hearty Wild Cornwall chilli and churros around the fire pit.

Adult tickets £10, child tickets £5

Falmouth Fireworks, Falmouth Cricket Club, 5 Nov

Hosted on Guy Fawkes Night this evening offers a huge pyrotechnic display starting from 7pm. Also on offer are fairground rides, music, entertainment and food stalls. Proceeds go toward supporting local causes. Falmouth Cricket Ground off Trescobeas Road. Gates open at 6.00pm for a 7.00pm start.

Adult tickets £4, child tickets £2

Port Eliot Firework Display, Saint Germans, 5 Nov

Take me to the hog roast! This is their first display since the sell- out 2019 show, with this year’s bonfire night is set to be bigger and better! With over double the number of caterers, and 5 bars getting what you need, when you need it will be quick and easy. The gates will open from 4pm if you want to avoid the rush, and grab yourself a hotdog and a glass of mulled cider, toffee apple and a hot chocolate – or whatever takes your fancy. The bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm and the fireworks display at 8pm

Adult tickets £10, child tickets £5

Drive-in Fireworks, Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, 6 Nov

Watch the fireworks from the comfort of your own car. Book online (VIP tickets get you in and out fastest) then find food and drink onsite from various pop up bars. Last year was the first year – conceived as a Covid-safe event, but back this year as it was so popular.

From £27.50 for a car with up to five occupants.

Priory Park Football Field, Bodmin, 5 Nov

All your usual Firework night antics – hot food, hot drinks, fireworks (of course). Doors open at 6pm.

Advance tickets – Adults £4 Children £2 (on the gate, cash only, Adults £5.00 (over 16) Child £3.00)

Tregony Fireworks, Truro, 6 Nov

Tregony Sports Club along with Tregony Clockhouse Players, are running the annual Fireworks Evening this year. Gates open at 5.00pm with the bonfire from 6pm and the fireworks at 7pm. Live music is then from 8.45pm.

Advance tickets – Adults £4 Children £2 (on the gate, cash only, Adults £5.00 (over 16) Child £3.00)

St Tudy Bonfire and Fireworks, St Tudy Playing Fields, Bodmin, 5 Nov

Gates open at 6pm with the epic bonfire lit at 6.15pm, fireworks start at 7pm. Grab a pasty, hot and cold drinks available – plenty of space for the kids to run around. Annual event, free, donations in the bucket.

& sadly not on this year…

Fireworks on the beach, Porthminster Beach, St Ives,

The St Ives football club’s annual fundraiser on the beach is not going ahead in 2021.

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