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Dazzling Bonfire Night events in the Cotswolds

Posted: Thu, 12th Oct 2023
Sparklers on Bonfire Night

Mark Guy Fawkes Night on 5 November with these magical bonfire and fireworks displays throughout the Cotswolds and beyond.

As the nights draw in, thoughts turn to huddling around a bonfire with a mug of hot chocolate while dazzling fireworks displays light up the skies overhead, and there are plenty of places to do just that throughout the Cotswolds, Bath and Oxford. Remember to make a note of these Bonfire Night events on and around 5 November 2023 for a Bonfire Night you won’t forget.


3 November 2023

This year Bath Racecourse brings you a Night of Colour which encourages everyone to dress up in as many colours as possible to add to this spectacular event. There is a funfair with face painters, stilt walkers and jugglers before the main event when rockets, catherine wheels and fountains of colour are unleashed to the beats of the music. It will be a night of fun as the skies are lit up with all the colours of the rainbow.


4 and 5 November 2023

Cattle Country Farm Park‘s attractions including the indoor play barns and outdoor play equipment will be open during the afternoon, so arrive from 2pm to make the most of them before gathering around the bonfire for the ceremonial lighting at 5pm. Enjoy marshmallow toasting before the dazzling fireworks display that follows, then head to the GRAZE café which will be serving food and drinks. This event is sure to sell out so make sure to book tickets in advance, tickets are not available on the door.


5 November 2023

The Cheltenham Round Table Fireworks Extravaganza has been running for over 30 years and is one of the largest in the region, attracting some 10,000 visitors to Cheltenham Racecourse each year. In addition to the spectacular fireworks, the event includes Danter’s funfair, refreshments and in the past special guests including characters from Paw Patrol and Peppa Pig have made an appearance too.


4 November 2023

Now in its 55th year, Oxford Round Table’s annual fireworks display at South Park is a highlight in the local calendar. Visit the catering village for food and drink, spend time in the dedicated family tent and enjoy the fun of the fair from 4.30pm before the fireworks start and the bonfire is lit in the evening.


30 October 2023

Five Valleys Fireworks at Marling School Playing Field in Stroud raises money for charities and local groups and promises fun for all the family, with a funfair from 6pm, three Punch and Judy shows and balloon modelling in between for children under 12. There will be plenty of stalls serving food, drink and snacks too. The fireworks display by award-winning Star Fireworks is not to be missed and starts around 8pm.


4 November 2023

Organised by the Thornbury Round Table, Thornbury’s Bonfire Night extravaganza at Mundy Playing Fields raises funds for local causes and regularly attracts around 5,000 visitors, so make sure to book your tickets before they sell out. The event includes a low-noise fireworks display for children as well as the main display, plus a bonfire and food stalls.

Read more: Visit the Cotswolds this half term holiday for a spook-tac-u-lar time!

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