Where to watch the best fireworks displays around Dereham and Fakenham and beyond

PUBLISHED: 09:33 06 November 2015 | UPDATED: 09:33 06 November 2015

Briston fireworks 2013

Briston fireworks 2013


Norfolk’s skies will be lit up over the next few evenings as people enjoy the traditional Bonfire Night festivities.

Police and fire services have issued safety advice ahead of the event and are urging people to attend organised events rather than set fireworks off in their own gardens which can upset neighbours and pets.

Head of Community Safety at Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service Stuart Horth said: “We would urge people to act responsibly at this time of year. We would always advise people to attend organised firework and bonfire events if they can as the appropriate levels of safety will be in place. It’s also often a better experience being part of a large crowd.

“If people have to have a bonfire themselves, it’s important to keep an eye on it at all times and watch any children which are present. Many animals also don’t like fireworks so keep your pets indoors. Of course we want people to have a good time while celebrating, but we would urge them to do it responsibly while thinking about others.”

With that in mind we have searched out some of the best organised events in our area, and a little bit further, for you to enjoy.

n Briston’s firework event takes place tonight (Friday) at the pavilion in the village.

The BSRA bonfire and fireworks starts at 6pm with judging of the best Guy with refreshments and fairground rides.

The bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm and fireworks start at 7pm.

Please note there is no parking available at the pavilion.

n East Tuddenham’s Big Bonfire Night takes place tonight at the village hall.

The bonfire will be lit at 7pm ahead of fireworks at 7.30pm. There will also be a barbecue, bar, children’s disco in the hall and a bucket collection on the night. Admission is free. All last year’s takings were put towards financing this year’s event.

n Gates open at 5pm tomorrow (Saturday) for the Swanton Morley event at the village hall in Manns Lane.

There will be a bonfire, disco, children’s entertainer, barbecue, hog roast, bar, hot drinks etc.

Fireworks start at 7pm.

They do request that nobody brings sparklers as they are a danger on the footbll pitch.

Entry costs £6 and £3 and all proceeds go to village organisations.

n Scarning Primary School holds its bonfire and fireworks tomorrow, gates open 6pm.

Tickets are available from the school, £5 adults £2 children.

n Beetley’s Bonfire and Fireworks Party is tomorrow with gates opening at 5.30pm with fireworks starting at 7pm.

Programmes from Gressenhall post office, St Mary’s School Beetley and 1st Beetley scout group.

Tickets £10 in advance or £15 on the gate for two adults and up to four children.

There will be a barbecue, hot drinks and tuck available.

Follow signs on the Fakenham road.

There are other large events just outside the Times region:

n Corpusty and Saxthorpe Bonfire and Fireworks are tomorrow (Saturday) with a costumed procession starting at 6pm through Corpusty village to the village green. Bonfire and fireworks at 8pm.

The event is raising money for both Macmillan Nurses and local charities.

n Hunstanton and District Round Table have organised their annual Hunstanton Cliff Top fireworks for tomorrow night. Gates open 5pm for funfair, stalls, bonfire, music and refreshments.

Cars £15, pedestrians: £5 adult, £2 u/16 and over 65.

Tipping for bonfire stacking today 10am to 4pm. Please note they do not offer a collection service and ask that people only bring wood as they are limited by health and safety as to what they can burn.

The last few years’ events have seen record crowds and a stunning display.

Bonfire lighting at 6pm, followed by the firework display at approximately 7.20pm.

All money raised from the event will go towards local good causes.

n The Norwich city centre display is tonight at 7.30pm.

Seating for disabled people will be at the Gaol Hill end of St Peters St.

​Thickthorn and airport park and ride is open until 9pm.

n Wymondham Rugby Club on Tuttles Lane East holds its fireworks spectacular tonight with gates open at 6.30pm and display starting at 7.30pm.

There will also be stalls, rides, barbecue and bar.

Cash admission only on the gate. Adults and over 16s £5, 16s and under £4, free entry for under 4s.


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