Best Bonfire Night/Fireworks Handy for Luxury Family Hotels
Who can resist Bonfire Night? – the brisk heat of the flames on your face, the magic of the fireworks, the giddy laughter of the kids with sparklers in their hands, the crunch of a toffee apple…
Fireworks celebrations are the ideal accompaniment to a stay in one of our welcoming hotels, where as well as outdoors activities in our lovely grounds, there's plenty of opportunity to snuggle up in front of a roaring log fire with a hot chocolate or a glass of wine.
For those of you planning a cosy autumn family break with us and who don’t want to miss out on the pyrotechnic fun, we’ve listed the best Guy Fawkes and fireworks events handy for our hotels. It’s worth noting that some events are held early in the last week of October, to coincide with Halloween and half term.
Event: Halloween and Fireworks Spooktacular, Stonham Barns
Date: 28 October 2016
Handy for: The Ickworth Hotel, Suffolk
This impressive display, set to specially composed music, is a merry affair accompanied by a funfair, games, Halloween fancy dress, face painting, and a pumpkin-carving competition. Come early – this leisure village also has an owl sanctuary, woodland walk, meerkat castle, crazy golf and play area.
Event: Fantastic Fireworks, Longleat Safari & Adventure Park
Date: 27–29 October 2016
Handy for: Woolley Grange, Wiltshire
Coinciding with the end of its Halloween Festival, which runs all of the October half-term week, Longleat’s pyrotechnics are set to animal-themed classic tunes.
Event: Fireworks Spectacular, Beaulieu, National Motor Museum
Date: 29 October 2016
Handy for: New Park Manor, Hampshire
Set to a Musics from the Movies theme, this display at the vast estate with its abbey and famous motor museum is accompanied by old-time fairground entertainments including a big wheel, gallopers and a coconut shy, plus stalls selling roast chestnuts and candyfloss. There’s also a prize for the best movie-character fancy dress.
Event: Guy Fawkes Celebrations, Weymouth
Date: 5 November 2016
Handy for: Moonfleet Manor, Dorset
A cheerful, free community event, this event on Weymouth Esplanade includes a fireworks display over the moonlit bay, a children’s home-made Guy Fawkes competition, a funfair and a beach bonfire.
Event: Polperro Spectacular Firework Display
Date: 5 November 2015
Handy for: Fowey Hall, Cornwall
Polperro’s harbour and surrounding pathways form a lovely amphitheatre from which to view the annual professional firework display over Peak Rock. There’s also a Guy Fawkes competition, a barbecue and beach bonfire (tide permitting).
Trick & Treats Halloween Fireworks, Flambards (pictured)
Date: 24 and 26 October 2016
Handy for: Polurrian Bay Hotel, Cornwall
A great half-term day out this visitor attraction with its rides and indoor exhibitions will include a spooky pumpkin trail through the creepy Victorian Village and culminate in a firework spectacular on two nights. www.flambards.co.uk
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Image credit: Flambards.