The best 2017 firework and bonfire nights in Norfolk

PUBLISHED: 13:42 05 November 2017 | UPDATED: 17:04 05 November 2017

Big Boom fireworks display at Norwich Castle from City Hall. Photo: Mark Bullimore

Big Boom fireworks display at Norwich Castle from City Hall. Photo: Mark Bullimore

Mark Bullimore Photography

Bonfire Night is upon us and many families will be hosting their bonfire parties and fireworks displays. Here are some of the best places to enjoy Guy Fawkes fun and see the skies light up.

Corpusty and Saxthopre bonfire night procession is one of the more unusual in Norfolk. 

Photo: Mark BullimoreCorpusty and Saxthopre bonfire night procession is one of the more unusual in Norfolk. Photo: Mark Bullimore

Big Boom Fireworks

Norwich Castle, November 3, from 7.30pm,

Big Boom returns with a spectacular free fireworks show fired from Norwich Castle to light up the city skies. Last year, 10,000 spectators gathered outside City Hall to watch the show, with tens of thousands more watching from various vantage points across the city. Watch from St Peters Street to experience the colourful display coordinated to music. The display has been designed to bang and sparkle in time with the beat of the music.

Fawkes in the Walks

The Walks, King’s Lynn, November 3, 6pm, free entry, 01553 763044,

Now in its ninth year, this highlight of the town’s winter events calendar attracts thousands to Lynn’s beautiful park, The Walks, to see a traditional bonfire and a dazzling firework display. The fun will begin at 6pm, when the park will be packed with stalls and rides. The bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm, and the firework display is scheduled to begin at 8pm.

Firework Extravaganza

The Lighthouse Inn, Coast Road, Walcott, November 3, gates 5.30pm, £7 adv/£10 on the gate, £20 adv/£30 family tickets on gate (two adults, two children), 01692 650371,

The Lighthouse Inn’s annual firework display. The children’s fireworks start at 7.15pm with Disney’s music theme. The main display at 8.30pm with even larger fireworks this year to anthemic rock classics. Family entertainment from 6pm including children entertainers Dave Doughnut, Razz the Clown and Auntie Pearl.

Cromer Family Fireworks

Suffield Park Infants School, Mill Road, Cromer, November 3, gates 5pm, £3 on gate, £ 2 children,

Firework display to raise money for the Infants School and Cromer Junior. The fireworks start at 6.30pm. There will be a BBQ and food stalls, as well as sweet treats and a bar. Glitter tattoos, glow face painting and glow toys will also be available. Early bird tickets available at both schools £2.50 adult and £1.50 child.

Firework Display

Brundall Primary School, The Dales, Brundall, November 3, gates 6pm, £5 on gate, £4 children.

Friends of Brundall School run this annual firework event. Fireworks start at 7.30pm. Barbecue, bar, tombola, mulled wine, hot drinks and novelties. No family tickets available on gate.

Cromer Family Fireworks

Suffield Park Infants School, Mill Road, Cromer, November 3, gates 5pm, £3 on gate, £ 2 children,

Firework display to raise money for the Infants School and Cromer Junior. The fireworks start at 6.30pm. There will be a BBQ and food stalls, as well as sweet treats and a bar. Glitter tattoos, glow face painting and glow toys will also be available. Early bird tickets available at both schools £2.50 adult and £1.50 child.

Firework Spectacular

Tuttles Lane, Wymondham, November 3, gates 6.30pm, £5, £4 children.

Wymondham Rugby Club again hosts its fireworks display night at 7.30pm. Food and hot drinks, as well as alcoholic drinks. There will also be music and entertainment.

Norwich Cafe Fireworks Party

Café Britannia, Britannia Road, Norwich, November 3, 6pm, £9.95, £3 children, 01603 708770

This event will be bringing with it an explosion of colour in the skies over Norwich. Watch the Norwich City Fireworks Show from the best viewpoint! Enjoy a buffet in the warmth with live music and entertainment and treats available outside in the Cafe Britannia van.

Fireworks Spectacular

Drayton Community Infant School, November 3, gates 6.15pm, £5 per person, under-3s free (still need a ticket), 01603 860272

Friends of Drayton Community Infant School’s Fireworks Spectacular. Quieter display at 6.45pm, followed by main display at 7.30pm. Hog roast, candy floss, doughnuts, drinks, treats and more. No sparklers or laser pens. Tickets are on sale at the school every morning and afternoon.

Rackheath Fireworks Extravaganza

Rackheath Sports Park, Green Lane West, Rackheath, November 3, gates 6pm, £5, £2 under-16s, under-2s free

Top local firework display with three choreographed rows of fireworks. Camp fire lit 7pm, first fireworks 7.30pm and grand firework finale 8.30pm. Funfair, food, and drink. Limited parking next door at Rackheath Village Hall.

Bawburgh Bonfire Night

Bawburgh Village Hall, November 3, gates 6.30pm, £5 on gate, £2 children, toddlers free,

Community-friendly Bonfire Night gathering that include a children’s fancy dress competition, lighting of the bonfire at 7pm and fireworks at 7.30pm. Licenced bar, barbecue, mulled wine, home-made soup and tuck shop.

Fireworks and Bonfire

Briston Pavilion, off Stone Beck Lane, November 3, from 6pm

Traditional Bonfire Night fun includes a Guy competition. Bonfire lit at 6.30pm, with fireworks from 7pm. Barbecue and refreshments. Funfair rides, candy floss and sweets. All money raised, will go towards the children’s youth club.

1st Cringleford Scouts Fireworks

Cringleford Recreation Ground, Oakfields Road, November 3, gates 6.30pm, £6, £3 children, £15 family

This popular Scout firework display will be held on Friday. Kids display at 7.15pm and the main display at 8.15pm. Family stalls, entertainment and a barbecue. If you are able to, arrive on foot as limited parking.

Bonfire Night

Cliff Top Car Park, Hunstanton, November 4, gates 5pm, £15 cars, £5 on foot (£2 over-65s), £2 children,

One of the biggest firework displays organised by Hunstanton Round Table and a proper Bonfire Night party with fireworks that illuminate the lighthouse. Highlights include firework display, funfair and stalls, live music and refreshments. Bonfire will be lit at 6pm, fireworks at 7.30pm. Entertainment by the Marham Military Wives Choir and KLFM DJ Mark Purdy.

Fireworks Night

Taverham Scout HQ, Sandy Lane, Taverham, November 4, gates 6pm, £6, under-16s free,

Popular event organised by 1st Tavenham Scouts, and usually sells out well before the night, advance purchase is strongly recommended. Gates open at 6pm, displays at 7pm and 8pm. Bar and barbecue on site.

Crusaders Bonfire Night

Crusaders Rugby Club, Beckhithe, Little Melton, November 4, gates 6pm, £10 per car,

Crusaders Rugby Club again hosts its Bonfire Night. There will be professional fireworks, games and stalls, hog roast, apple bobbing and lots of Bonfire Night treats and fun for all the family.

Lenwade Fireworks & Bonfire

Lenwade House Hotel, Fakenham Road, Lenwade, November 4, gates 4.30pm, £8, £4 children, under-4s free

Whizzes, swooshes and bangs at this fun family event. There will also be a bonfire display, glow sticks and sparklers, face painting, BBQ, sweets, popcorn, bouncy castle and raffle. Bonfire from 5.30pm, fireworks 7pm.

New Buckenham Bonfire Night

New Buckenham Village Hall, November 4, gates 5.15pm,

New Buckenham prides itself on being a traditional firework display, with many people from the village and local area getting involved, capturing the real spirit of autumn. Bonfire lit at 5:45pm.

Horsford & St Faith Scouts Firework Display

Mill Lane, Horsford, November 4, gates 6pm, £3 on gate, £12 family

The 1st Horsford & St Faith’s Scout Group present a fantastic fireworks for Bonfire Night. Barbcue and refreshments. Everyone is welcome. All money raised will go to local charities. No sparklers.

Mulbarton Scouts Fireworks

Mulbarton Scout Hut, Gilwell Park, Mulbarton, November 4, gates 6pm, £3, £2 children

Amazing fireworks display, a BBQ and refreshments. The bonfire will be lit at 7pm and the fireworks display will start at 7.45pm.

Hanworth Charity Fireworks

Deer’s Glade, White Post Road, Hanworth, November 4, gates 6pm,

Candlelit procession following ‘Guy Fawkes’ through the woods to the fireworks. Hog Roast, burgers, pies, soup, beer tent, mulled wine, cider, hot drinks, cake and sweets available. Procession at 6.30pm, fire lit 7pm, fireworks at 7.30pm.

Corpusty Bonfire

Corpusty Village Green, November 4, 6pm, admission by donation

The hugely popular bonfire night in Corpusty is one of the more unusual celebrations in the region, marking historic origins older than Guy Fawkes. It includes a fabulous fireworks display, enormous bonfire and starting with a torch lit procession with strong pagan overtones. Entry is by donation to fund each year’s event. The procession starts at 6pm, bonfire and fireworks at 8pm. Free car parking.

Thorpe St Andrew Fireworks Display

Fitzmaurice Park, Thorpe St Andrew, November 5, £3, £2 children, under-2s free, £10 family

The annual Thorpe St Andrew Town Council large fireworks display with food, drink, funfair and many other stalls and activities. The blue touch paper will be lot at 7pm. Free parking at Sainsburys Pound Lane.

Fireworks & Bonfire Spectacular

Filby Playing Field, Filby, November 5, gates 5pm, £4, £2 children

Traditional Bonfire Night fun. The bonfire is being lit at 6pm followed by the fireworks. Music form DJ Ross Stanton, there will be a bar available, fairground rides, soup, teas and hot food. Free car parking.

Fireworks and Bonfire

Rumbold Arms, Southtown Road, Great Yarmouth, November 5, £2 per person,

Bonfire night with a large bonfire, fireworks display, BBQ, toffee apples and apple bobbing. Best dressed Guy wins a prize.

30th Norwich Scout Group Bonfire and Fireworks

Tusting Close, School Lane, Sprowston, November 5, gates 6.30pm, £6 on gate

Traditional bonfire and firework display organised annually by the scouts and always offering the best of Guy Fawkes night fun and entertainment. The fire will be lit at 7pm, fireworks start at 7.30pm, with a second display after a short interval. Hot food and drinks available. No sparklers.

Wroxham Fireworks

Wroxham FC, Skinners Lane, Wroxham, November 5, gates 5pm, £5, £2 children

Wroxham Football Club’s annual fireworks display and bonfire. Fire lit at 6.30pm and fireworks at 7.15pm. There will be music before and after the fireworks, a BBQ, hot food and hot drinks as well as a licensed bar.

Diss Football Club Fireworks

Brewers Green Lane, Diss, November 5, gates 6pm, £4, £1 children,

Annual firework display. Hot food and drinks available together with bar. Parking and covered standing areas. Fireworks 7pm.

Thetford Firework Spectacular

Barnham Cross Common, Thetford, November 5,

Free family fun day at Barnham Cross Common from 2.30pm. Live music, sideshows, fairground rides, stalls before firework display for children at 5.45pm, main firework display at 7.30pm.


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