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, Newquay, 2 Nov
On Sat 2 Nov, Watergate Bay will be lit up by an amazing fireworks display, hosted by WAX (Muddy award-winning bar). There will be collections for local organisations, raffles, music and stands selling hot drinks and food. Plus there are two large carparks (with more parking added if needed), making life that little bit easier. Gates open from 6pm, fireworks from 7.30pm.
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.
Adult tickets £4, child tickets £2
Port Eliot Firework Display, Saint Germans, 5 Nov
Take me to the hog roast! The third annual firework night celebration at Port Eliot will also have pizza, hot dogs, chilli, baked potatoes and bar alongside live music and the fireworks that kick off at 8.30pm. There’s a quieter display for kids at 5.30pm and the bonfire will be sparked at 6.30pm.
Adult tickets £5, child tickets £3
Heartlands, Pool, 5 Nov
Ample space for the kids to run around with sparklers (supervised, of course) in the Heartlands 19 acres, with thousands coming to this huge display each year. The bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm, with the fireworks starting at 8pm. Plenty to do before it all kicks off including fairground rides and live music performances.
Lappa Valley, Newquay, 2 – 3 Nov
All aboard! Lappa Valley is celebrating its 45th season anniversary with a 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
Priory Park Football Field, Bodmin, 5 Nov
All your usual Firework night antics – hot food, hot drinks, fairground rides for kids – plus a laser show at the end of the night. Doors open at 6pm.
Tremorvah Playing Fields, Truro, 5 Nov
This annual fireworks display is one of the largest in Truro with hot food and drinks plus sparklers and glow sticks for the kids. Gates open at 5pm, the bonfire is lit at 6pm and the rockets take to the sky around 6.30. Nice and early finish at 7pm – well, it is a school night!
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, new this year is the pop-up pub in the canteen building. Free, donations in the bucket.
Fireworks on the beach, Porthminster Beach, St Ives, 5 Nov
St Ives football club’s annual fundraiser – food and drinks available from 6 pm before the fireworks start around 7- 7.30pm. Free, with donations.