Fireworks and bonfire night displays in Kent 2019
All fired up for fireworks and bonfire night?
Here's our guide to displays near you in Kent.
ASHFORD RUGBY CLUB, ASHFORD
The club will showcase their annual spectacular in Canterbury Road, Ashford, on Saturday, November 2. Gates open at 5.30pm, with a mega bonfire at 7pm and the fireworks display at 7.30. Tickets cost £8 for adults and are available online from early October at ashfordrugbyclubboxoffice.co.uk
LYMINGE VILLAGE HALL
The village hall will be hosting a fireworks show on Sunday November 3, with gates opening at 6pm and the event starting at 7pm. Tickets are £5 each or £15 for a family, with children under three going free.
FOLKESTONE RUGBY CLUB
The rugby club will be producing a fireworks display on Sunday, November 3.
KENWARD TRUST, YALDING, NEAR MAIDSTONE
The annual fireworks spectacular at the charity in Kenward Road, Yalding, will be on Thursday, November 7. Gates open at 4.30pm, with last entry at 7.10pm. The fireworks will start at 7.30pm for an hour, and the evening also includes live music from Marylebone Jelly. There will be parking available. Tickets cost from £8.14.
THE APPLEYARD, SITTINGBOURNE
The Sittingbourne Fireworks Spectacular will be at the Appleyard Sports Bar in Gore Court Road from 5.30pm on Sunday, November 3. It is being hosted by the Sporting Tree Foundation. Tickets £7 for adults, £5 for children, free for under twos and £20 for a family. Book here.
THE SPITFIRE GROUND, ST LAWRENCE, CANTERBURY
Kent Cricket's annual firework display is being held in Canterbury on bonfire night - Tuesday, November 5. Advance tickets cost £4 for children aged five to 15, £8 for adults (16 and above), and £20 for a family of two adults and two children. Under-fives go free. The event is set to begin at 5pm. Book at kentcricketshop.co.uk.
HOLLINGBOURNE MEADOWS TRUST, NEAR MAIDSTONE
With a barbecue, licensed bar and of course, plenty of colourful fireworks, this year's Hollingbourne display is set to be a blast. Hollingbourne Meadows Trust is running the event on Friday, November 1 on the land at the rear of Tilefields, which you can get to via Hasteds or the Culpepper Close railway arch. Gates will open at 5.30pm, with hot dogs, burgers and beer on offer alongside a treats stall run by the village Brownies. Tickets are £4 in advance or £5 on the night with children under five going free.You can get them in the village shop or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MINSTER PRIMARY SCHOOL, MINSTER, SHEPPEY
This year's Minster's Magical Fireworks will be at Minster Primary School, Brecon Chase, Minster (ME12 4HS), on Friday, November 1. Entry £5 adults, £3 children and £13 for a family. The event has been a sell-out in previous years, so book early. Tickets will be on sale via the school office or call 07799 400704. For more, visit the Minster's Magical Fireworks Facebook page.
QUEX PARK, BIRCHINGTON
The first display this year will be held on Saturday, November 2 at 6pm, with the bonfire lit at 6.45pm, and music from Bon Giovi at 7pm. A second display will be at 7.50pm, set to 1980s music (visitors are warned that there will be noise and vibration). Tickets are £13.50 for adults and £11.50 for under-16s. A family ticket is £45. Under-5s go free. Book at quexparkfireworks.co.uk or call 07852 763045.
TYLER HLL, SUMMER LANE, CANTERBURY
The display will be held on Saturday, November 2. Tickets on sale from mid-October. Prices have yet to be released. Visit tylerhillbonfire.co.uk
SPITFIRE GROUND, ST LAWRENCE, CANTERBURY
Kent Cricket's annual firework display is being held at the St Lawrence Ground in Old Dover Road, Canterbury on Bonfire Night (Tuesday, November 5). Advance tickets cost £4 for children aged five to 15, £8 for adults (16 and above), and £20 for a family of two adults and two children. Under-5s go free. The event is set to begin at 5pm. Book at kentcricketshop.co.uk.
ST MILDRED'S ROAD REC, MINSTER
The display will take place on Friday, November 1. Gates open at 6pm, with fireworks starting at 7pm. Entry is free.
GREAT LINES HERITAGE PARK, GILLINGHAM
Medway's sky will be filled with colour for the biggest, free firework night in the Towns. The bonfire will be lit by the Mayor of Medway Cllr Habib Tejan at 7pm, followed by fireworks at 7.30pm, on Saturday, November 2. As well as the spectacular firework display, hot food and drinks will be on sale.
BUCKMORE PARK, CHATHAM
The Scout campsite at Buckmore Park, Maidstone Road, Chatham will play host to a fireworks spectacular on Saturday, October 26. Gates open at 5.30pm for a 7pm. There will be attractions including a coconut shy and splat a rat. Tickets for a family of four are £17.50 and individual tickets are £5. Advance tickets can be purchased from www.buckmorepark.org.uk/shop/
Wouldham All Saints CofE Primary School, School Lane, Wouldham, will be hosting their fireworks display on Thursday, November 7. Doors open at 6pm for a 7.30pm start. Refreshments including hot chocolate, soup, s'mores and hot dogs will be available. Free entry with the option of donating to the school's collection buckets.
EASTRY PRIMARY, DEAL
The display will be on Friday, November 1, with gates open at 5pm There will be stalls selling items as well as light refreshments and food together with bottle and chocolate tombolas. The bonfire will be lit at 6.15pm and the fireworks at 7pm. The event is sponsored by Taylor Gurney Estate Agents. Tickets are available from the school (or at Bickers and the Village Shop) in advance cost £4 for adults, £2 for children and on the gate £5 for adults and £3 for children. Eastry School Children and their younger siblings are free.
CORNWALLIS ACADEMY, MAIDSTONE
The school is hosting its first fireworks event on Friday, November 8 at 7.30pm, with doors opening at 6pm. Tickets cost £10 for adults and £5 for concessions, while family deals are also available at cornwallisacademy.com/fireworks
EDENBRIDGE, NEAR TONBRIDGE
Renowned for its celebrity effigies, last year Boris Johnson went up in flames at Edenbridge. The event returns on Saturday, November 2, beginning at 6.30pm when a torch lit procession tours through the town. Everyone then makes their way to the local Recreation Ground where fairground rides, stalls, and a resident DJ will keep everyone amused during Kent’s oldest and best traditional fireworks display. Advance tickets cost £6 for adults and £3 for children at Farringtons, Foxwood Maclean and Swan Inn, or £8 on the night.
HADLOW MANOR, NEAR TONBRIDGE
Last year’s event was so popular, organisers have had to put a limit on the number of tickets available for this year. Doors open at 5pm on Sunday, October 27, before the display at 7pm. A hog roast will be available as well as hotdogs, chilli, donuts, churros, crepes plus a bar and a live band. Family tickets are £15 or £6 for adults and £3 for children at tinyurl.com/y2f8hoap.
ELIZABETH HARVIE FIELD, BEARSTED, MAIDSTONE
This year’s event on Friday, November 8 is going to have bigger bangs, skyscraping rockets and wizzes to wow you, all provided by award winning Dynamic Fireworks. The event will open at 6pm and there will be a number of stalls selling hot food and drinks. Last entry will be at 7.15pm, fireworks starting at 7.30pm. Adult tickets are £10 and £5 for children but family deals are available. Book at wegottickets.com/f/12071
KENT LIFE, SANDLING, MAIDSTONE
Fire breathers will light the bonfire before the countdown to a spectacular firework display. The event, on November 2 and 3, will be entertaining for all ages with activities including face painting, children’s fairground rides, glow sticks, a licensed bar and food concessions. Last admission is at 6pm on both nights. Tickets must be booked online - costing £12 for adults, £10 for children, or £40 for a family of four - here.
LEEDS CASTLE, MAIDSTONE
Some 25,000 starbursts will fill the sky over the majestic Leeds Castle, which comes towards the end of its 900th anniversary year with the biggest firework display in the South East of England. This year’s ‘around the world’ theme will have everyone from children to grandparents, dancing the night away, with a live DJ set from kmfm and fairground rides to enjoy. Fireworks kick off at 5.30pm on November 2 and 3 and tickets are £23 for adults and £15 for children. Book here.
WEST FARLEIGH, MAIDSTONE
West Farleigh Sports Club is holding its annual firework display on Friday, November 1 this year. Gates open at 6pm. There will be live stage music, light entertainers, samba band, refreshments, bar,various food outlets, stilt walkers and a variety of stalls. After the amazing fireworks and the monster bonfire; live music, plus food and drink will continue until 10pm. It will be at Elmscroft Park, Charlton Lane, West Farleigh. More details here.
STAPLEHURST, JUBILEE FIELD
Phantom Firework Express held by Staplehurst Family Fireworks is returning for its third year on Saturday, November 2 from 4.30pm until 8pm at Jubilee Field, Staplehurst.
LOWER GREEN RECREATION GROUND, PEMBURY
This display takes place between 6.30pm and 8pm onFriday, November 1.
SOUTHONS FIELD, MARDEN
See the bursting colourful spectacular in the night sky accompanied to music on November 2. Gates are open at 5pm with refreshments and glow toys will be available on the field. Marden Primary School PTA asks for no sparklers, dogs or cars on the field and for all children under 12 to be accompanied by an adult. Parking is available at the Library and Marden station car parks. Tickets are available soon.