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Bonfire Night is fast approaching and we have found 6 fantastic events and firework displays being held across the UK.

We have selected some of the best locations to enjoy fireworks and more with family, friends and other loved ones. Wrap up warm, get the camera ready and enjoy the illuminations, before retreating to your very own Sykes holiday cottage.

Below are 6 locations and properties nearby for you to stay in and enjoy the Bonfire Night weekend…


1. Chatsworth House, Derbyshire

Fireworks at Chatsworth House

When – Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd November 6pm onwards

Price – £15 adults; £10 children (aged 4-16). There is also an adult-only dinner and fireworks option, priced at £40 per person.

Held in the gardens of this incredible estate, Chatsworth House’s firework and bonfire displays are quite the show, held over two nights during the Bonfire Night weekend. Expect a spectacular bonfire, a fireworks display especially for the little ones, a big ‘grand finale’ firework event and plenty of other entertainment. There is also an adult-only option of a 2-course dinner prior to the firework display, so the choice is yours.

Stay at… Lower Lodge (Ref.957515)

Lower Lodge (Ref.957515)

This charecterful, secluded cottage is set peacefully amongst 23 acres of park and woodland. Enjoying picturesque views across the River Wye, it’s a great property for those who enjoy being outdoors and who want to explore the beauty of the Peak District National Park. Just a 20-minute drive from Chatsworth House, this property is in a great location for enjoying the Bonfire Night weekend and seeing a magnificent firework display or two. This tudor-style property makes for the perfect base for couples to return to after an enjoyable day of exploring the local area.

See our full selection of Derbyshire holiday cottages.


2. Tutbury Castle Viking and Firework Spectacular, Staffordshire

When – Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th November from 5.30pm

Price – £9 for adults; £8 for children; under 5’s go free (Priced per night)

The Tutbury Castle firework show in Staffordshire is a 2-day spectacular that includes an epic firework display, a moonlight Viking battle, a bonfire, a BBQ, plus various other forms of entertainment. Tickets can be purchased through the website or by calling the ticket office.

Stay at… Shepherd’s Delight (Ref.959317)

Shepherd's Delight (Ref.959317)

Just a 15-minute drive from Tutbury Castle, Shepherd’s Hut is situated in a quiet location, on the property owner’s farm, in rural Staffordshire. The property is a cosy getaway for two, so perfect for those wanting to spend a romantic weekend away in the countryside. It’s a great base to explore on foot, with many walking trails nearby to choose between.

Browse through our full range of Staffordshire holiday cottages.


3. Rocket Firework Train, Denbighshire

Llangollen Railway

When – Saturday 3rd November 6pm – 8.30pm

Price – Adults £18; Children £12; Under 3’s go free

For something a little different this Bonfire Night, take a ride on the Llangollen Railway. Enjoy a fantastic evening on board a steam train that stops off on its inbound journey for a fireworks display. Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available on board and hot food is served at the stop off point. The event is very popular and has sold out each of the seven previous years it has been hosted.

Stay at… Craignant Warrant (Ref. 964215)

Craignant Warrant (Ref. 964215)

This secluded and romantic two-person cottage is perfect for that much-needed getaway with your other half. Resting within the rolling countryside of North Wales, this is a wonderful little bolt hole for a break around Bonfire Night. Made from charming stone, the bright and contemporary interior makes a stylish home-from-home. Relish among the refreshing countryside air and watch the sheep graze from the comfort of your back garden. Discover the idyllic landscapes and fascinating old architecture in the surrounding area of Craignant Warrant.

See our complete collection of cottages in Denbighshire.


4. Tar Barrels of Ottery St Mary, Devon

When – Monday 5th November (tar barrels begin at 7pm)

Price – Free

The Tar Barrel tradition has been around for hundreds of years, and is assumed to have started not long after 1605’s gunpowder plot. Ottery is now the only place where you can see very brave members of the public carrying alight barrels on their shoulders each bonfire night. It progressed over time from the traditional rolling of barrels down the street to something a little more risky but fascinating to watch. There is also a firework display on the banks of the River Otter.

Stay at… Davlin (Ref.986344)

Davlin (Ref.986344)

This lovely, detached lodge resides in Ottery St Mary, just a short distance from the ancient city of Exeter. A short distance to the coast, you can explore the incredible Jurassic Coast with ease, taking in the beauty of South Devon along the 95-mile path. This luxury property sits within a quiet residential park and offers a tranquil escape for a family or group of friends wanting to enjoy the best of the coast and countryside this part of Devon has to offer.

You can also view our full range of holiday cottages in Devon.


5. Winter Festival Fireworks Night, Aberdeen

Firework Display Aberdeen

When – Monday 5th November 6.30pm onwards

Price – Free

Head down to Aberdeen’s beach for a fabulous firework show, plus fire jugglers, music and a charity fire walk. Parking is free and you can hop on one of the park and ride buses, conveniently available at several locations around the city (£1.50 return for adults; £1 return for children). Crowds of up to 12,000 people are normally seen at this very popular event.

Stay at… Dunnottar Woods Lodge (Ref. 963209)

Dunnottar Woods Lodge (Ref. 963209)

This charming cottage can be found in the village of Stonehaven, within driving distance of Aberdeen and its attractions and amenities. The cottage is tucked away in its own woodland, with lots of established trails for keen walkers. Visit nearby Dunnottar Castle and explore the centre of Stonehaven, including its market square. This quiet coastal retreat is ideal for families who like to get out and explore the great outdoors in a charming part of Scotland.

View our full range of holiday cottages in Aberdeen.


6. Midsummer Common, Cambridge

Midsummer Common Fireworks

When – Monday 5th November 7pm – 10pm

Price – Donations of at least £3 per person are encouraged

Cambridge’s annual bonfire extravaganza takes place on Midsummer Common, where crowds of 20,000 people gather to enjoy fireworks, a big bonfire and even a fun fair. Plus entry is completely free; organisers just suggest a small donation to help keep this fantastic event running year after year.

Stay at… The Studio, Horseshoe Cottage (Ref.5631)

The Studio, Horseshoe Cottage (Ref.5631)

Just 20 minutes’ drive from Midsummer Common, this fantastic detached property is situated in the pretty village of Fulbourn. The property sleeps two and also accepts pets and is the perfect cosy getaway for a short break in Cambridgeshire. Just 5 miles outside of the city, this quaint cottage provides the best of both worlds; you can enjoy a peaceful, rural location whilst at the same time being just a few minutes from the heart of the city.

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Image credits: Dave Harris – CC BY 3.0; G.Dobbs CC BY SA 3.0 ; Lewis Clarke – CC BY SA 2.0; Keith EdkinsCC BY  SA 2.0 ; Michael Elleray(CC BY 2.0)

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