West Norfolk skies will be filled with explosions of colour over the next fortnight as bonfire night celebrations kick off with firework displays and fundraising.
For those who are looking to celebrate bonfire night this weekend, Hunstanton Round Table will be staging its annual display on the Cliff Top car park, near the lighthouse, tomorrow night.
With promises this year’s display will be 50 per cent bigger than last year’s, a spokesman for the group said: “It’s a superb evening out for all the family and the last few events have seen record crowds and stunning displays. All money raised from the event will go to local good causes and we would love people to join us for this wonderful evening.”
Rides, refreshments and stalls from 5pm, with bonfire lighting at 6pm, followed by fireworks at 7.20pm. Admission is £4 adult, £2 child, and all proceeds will go to local charities.
Downham Market Round Table’s annual firework display is set to take place again at Ryston End, Denver, on Saturday night. Last year’s event raised more than £5,000 for local charities including the Scouts, Brownies and air cadets.
This year’s show includes fairground rides, stalls and a professional firework display by White Lightning.
There is free parking and the gates open at 6pm with the display starting at 7pm. Tickets are priced at £5 for adults and £2.50 for children.
There will also be a display at Outwell Playing Field on Friday night, from 5.30pm, and a firework finale to the stock car meeting at the Norfolk Arena in Lynn, on Saturday night.
On Sunday, head to Swaffham where the Rugby Club will be holding their annual fundraiser at the grounds in North Pickenham Road. The event is raising money to support the club and tickets cost £10 for a family. Gates open at 5pm and the fireworks start at 7pm, but there is plenty more to keep families entertained with a barbecue, bar, fairground rides and more.
In Lynn, residents will have their choice of sparkling entertainment next weekend, with Fawkes in The Walks taking place on November 7, followed by Castle Rising fireworks display the next night.
Thousands are expected in The Walks for the annual Fawkes in the Walks event. The bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm by town mayor Barry Ayres, and the fireworks for this free event start at 8pm.
David Pope, cabinet member for leisure and public space, said: “The Walks is a fantastic venue for this event, which gives local families the opportunity to enjoy bonfire night in a controlled and safe environment.”
In Castle Rising, the first fireworks display at the castle is set to go with a bang. Taking place on November 8, from 5pm, the display starts at 7.15pm.
Lady Howard said: “My son actually wanted to organise it but it seems to be gaining momentum now and we hope lots of people will come along. Let’s hope we get a fine night.”
Tickets for adults cost £7 and for children cost £3, these are available from the castle shop.