Find out where you can attend a bonfire night and fireworks display in Reading, Bracknell and Wokingham in 2018
It’s almost that time of year to put on your warm clothes and head down to a firework display and bonfire night. The popular community events, which mark Guy Fawkes Night on November 5, are a fun time to spend with your family and friends. There are plenty of fireworks displays in Reading, Berkshire and beyond to enjoy at the end of October and November, held at a variety of venues. This year there a host of displays and bonfire nights to go to.
The villages of Mortimer and Pangbourne will all be holding fireworks nights. There will also be displays in Earley, Woodley and Emmer Green. Wokingham will be coming together for a firework show in Cantley Park, with its torch-lit procession beginning in the town hall. If you would like your public firework display mentioned below please email deatils to firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s a list of firework and bonfire nights in Reading and the surrounding area this year:
Friday, October 26
Fireworks night at the Eye and Dunsden Village Hall
When: 6pm to 9pm.
Where: Eye and Dunsden Village Hall, Dunsden Green, South Oxfordshire RG4 9QG
What: Villagers and visitors can expect the popular annual fireworks show, with bigger and better provisions in the new village hall.
Tickets: Tickets cost £7 for an adult, £3 for children and £18 for a family tickets (two adults and two children).
Buy yours now via Ticket Tailor.
Saturday, October 27
Twyford Bonfire & Fireworks
When: Gates open at 6.30pm.
Where: King George’s Field Recreation Ground, Twyford, Berkshire, RG10 9JA
What: Attendees have been promised food, drink, a massive bonfire and an impressive firework display with a RAF 100 theme.
Tickets: Advance prices are £6 for adults, £3 for youths and concessions and £1 for children. Advanced tickets are available from Twyford News or online here.
Tickets are also available on the gate, costing £7 for adults, £4 for youths and concessions and £1 for children.
Thursday, November 1
Sonning Pyromusical spectacular
Where: Reading Blue Coat School, Sonning Lane, Sonning, Berkshire, RG4 6SU
What: Experienced pyrotechnics Sonning Fireworks will be putting on a stunning show, with fireworks timed to timeless musical classics.
Tickets: Details TBD.
Friday, November 2
Earley St Peter’s Family Fireworks Night
When: The event starts at 6pm
Where: Sol Joel Park in Church Road, Earley, Berkshire, RG6 7DE
What: This family friendly event offers a spectacular firework display and an array of sweets and toys for the kids as well as some alcoholic refreshments for the adults.
Tickets: Advance tickets cost £6 for adults, £4 for students, £3 for a child or £15 for a family ticket (for a maximum of two adults). Tickets on the day will cost £7 for adults, £5 for students and £4 for a child.
Rivermead Spectacular Fireworks Display
When: Gates open at 6.30pm. Display starts at 7.30pm
Where: Rivermead Primary School, Loddon Bridge Road, Woodley, Berkshire, RG5 4BS
What: Rivermead PTA and 1st Woodley Scouts are putting on a Spectacular Fireworks Display at Rivermead School. The Scouts will serving burgers and hotdogs from the barbecue and Rivermead PTA will be running a sweets and refreshments stalls. Glow products will also be on sale by the gates.
Tickets: Discounted tickets available in advance from Rivermead PTA Shed after school from Monday, October 29 to Thursday, November 1 or 1st Woodley Scouts through email@example.com. Children (three to 15 years) £5 in advance or £6 on the gate, adults (16+ years) £6 in advance or £7 on the gate, or a family ticket (two adults and up to three children or one adult and up to four children) costs £15 in advance only.
Saturday, November 3
Reading Abbey RFC fireworks night
When: Gates open at 6pm, the bonfire is lit at 7.15pm, and fireworks start at 8pm. Gates close at 7.30pm.
Where: Reading Abbey RFC, in Rose Hill, Emmer Green, RG4 8XA
What: A stunning display produced by the award winning firm Sonning Fireworks, a bonfire, a barbecue and music.
Tickets: Family tickets cost £20 in advance or £25 on the day. These apply for a car and a family of a maximum of six people.
Single tickets cost £8 in advance or £10 on the night.
You can buy yours in advance at the clubhouse on Saturdays from 2pm to 4pm and Sundays 10am to 1pm. Any questions call Dave on 07760 198555.
Reading Lions Club Fireworks Spectacular
When: Gates open at 5pm, fireworks start at 7pm.
Where: Scours Lane, Reading, RG30 6AY
What: Held near Reading City Football Club, this fun packed evening features Mason’s Fun Fair, Face Painting, and food and drinks along with a spectacular firework display. There will also be some free parking available for early birds.
Tickets: You can pre order tickets on the Reading Lions Club website.
Advanced tickets cost £4 for children, £7 for adults and £15 for a family (two adults and three children).
On the door, tickets cost or £5 for children, £10 for adults and £20 for a family.
Mortimer Bonfire Night and Fireworks Display
When: Gates open at 5pm.
Where: Behind the Horse and Groom, The Street, Mortimer, Berkshire, RG7 3RD.
What: Performances from the school choir, a licensed bar inside a big beer tent, a hog roast, barbecue food and of course, some big explosions.
Tickets: Details TBD, go on sale at 9am on Monday, October 22.
Fireworks at Pangbourne Primary School
When: 5.30pm to 8.30pm.
Where: Pangbourne Primary School in Kennedy Drive, Pangbourne, Berkshire.
What: There will be licensed bar, hot food, glow toys, an enormous bonfire and a dazzling firework display at the hugely popular event in Pangbourne.
Tickets: £8 in advance or £10 on the gate for adults. Children under 12 go for £1 and a family ticket (up to five people) is £30.
No family tickets are available on the door, so if you’ve got a group together, it’s best to book online.
You can prebook your tickets before Friday, November 2.
You can buy tickets on Ticket Tailor.
Fireworks Spectacular Family Raceday
When: A busy day of horse racing starts at 12.40pm but the firework display won’t start until 6.30pm.
Where: Ascot Racecourse, High Street, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7JX
What: After a day of pulsating jumps racing all racegoers will turn their attention to the dazzling fireworks display.
Tickets: Tickets, which allow you to watch all the races and the fireworks, range from £25 to £35 for adults and children go free.
Pre-booking is cheaper. To check prices and buy tickets, go to the Ascot Racecourse website.
Woodley and Earley Lions Grand Firework Display
When: Gates open at 6pm. Display starts at 7pm.
Where: Laurel Park, Mawbray Close, Lower Earley, Berkshire RG6 3BZ.
What: The Woodley and Earley Lions club, which is organising the fundraising event, says it will feature a “spectacular, high impact firework display of approximately 20 minutes duration choreographed to well known music”. There will also be hot food and novelties. No personal fireworks or alcohol permitted.
Tickets: On the gate cost £8 for adults and £5 for under 14s.
Please note there is no parking at the venue and local roads will be closed.
More details on the event Facebook page.
Silchester Bonfire Night
When: From 6pm.
Where: Silchester House, Holly Lane, Silchester RG7 2NA
What: There will be a bonfire, barbecue, hog roast and drinks. Guests are asked not to bring sparklers. There is also going to be a pumpkin competition, which will be judged at 6.30pm.
Tickets: Tickets can be bought in advance at The Calleva Arms in Little London Road and the Pamber Heath Stores in Silchester Road.
In advance they cost £7 for adults, £3.50 for children and £18 for a family.
On the door, tickets go up to £8 for adults, £4 for children and £20 for a family.
The Club at Mapledurham Bonfire and Fireworks display
When: Gates open at 4pm. Display starts at 6.30pm
Where: The Club at Mapledurham, Chazey Heath, Mapledurham, RG4 7UD
What: Spectacular fireworks display and bonfire. There will be a DJ, food stalls, outdoor bar serving mulled cider and more. Plus flashing and novelty toys for children for sale. For more information click here.
Tickets: Discounted tickets available before November 1. Entry costs £7.50 for adults and £5 for children (under 16), under twos go free. Family ticket (two adults and two children) costs £20. Full price tickets will be available on the night. Buy tickets online here or at the club.
Sunday, November 4
Thameside Firework Fiesta
When: The gates open at 5.30pm.
Where: Mapledurham Lock, Purley on Thames RG8 8BE
What: The organisers have promised a spectacular display, tasty hot food, music and a bar, in an idyllic riverside setting.
Tickets: Advanced tickets cost £6 for adults, £2.50 for children and £15 for a family ticket (includes two adults and up to four children).
On the day, tickets cost £9 for adults, £4 for children and £25 for a family ticket.
You can buy tickets on the Thameside Fireworks website.
RESCHEDULED Wokingham Fireworks Society’s Fireworks Display
When: Gates open at 5pm and fireworks begin at 6.30pm.
Where: Cantley Field Park, Twyford Road, Wokingham, RG40 5QG
What: An array of food vendors, fun fair and an enormous bonfire and elaborate firework display.
The event has been rescheduled from Saturday night due to a gas leak, which meant the fireworks display could not take place. There will be NO torch-lit procession on the Sunday night.
Tickets: Tickets for Saturday night are valid for Sunday. If you didn’t get tickets they will still be available for sale on the gate from 5pm.
Tickets cost £7.50.
Friday, November 9
Aldermaston Primary School PTA fireworks display
When: Gates open at 6.30pm
Where: Padworth Village Hall, Padworth Lane, RG7 4HS
What: Aldermaston Church of England Primary School PTA presents a fireworks display. There will be a bar, hot food and stalls at the event. No sparklers allowed.
Tickets: £4 in advance, £6 on the gate, pre-schoolers are free. Tickets available from Aldermaston Primary school, The Butt Inn or Aldermaston Stores. For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/AldermastonPTA
If you have a public firework display that we haven’t mentioned yet, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org