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21 best fireworks displays in Cambs and Suffolk

Remember, remember the 5th of November... your children certainly will if you take them to one of these awesome displays in Suffolk and Cambridgeshire

Waving around a few measly sparklers in the back garden doesn’t cut the mustard for Guy Fawkes these days I’m afraid parents. Give your kids something to really ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ about with Muddy’s pick of the best local bonfire night fireworks displays in Cambs and Suffolk. Ka-boom!


Octoberfest, Sacrewell Farm, Peterborough

WHEN: Sat 26 Oct

TIME & PRICE: 6pm; £8pp, under 2s free

THE DEETS: Getting ahead of the game, on 26 Oct, Scarewell Farm have their silent fireworks display. You get all the awesome colours, but the only sounds will be the ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ of the crowds, as these are bang-less fireworks, No tears and no scared animals… I approve! There’ll be a bar on site as well as food, live music, face painting, marshmallow toasting, pumpkin carving and the indoor play barn will be open too.


Kimbolton Castle Fireworks, Kimbolton 

WHEN: Fri 1 Nov

TIME: Adults 12.50, children under 16 free

THE DEETS: Settings don’t get much better for fireworks than a castle, and this annual event never fails to go off with a bang. As well as an awesome display, there’ll be a live music stage, fun fair, licensed bar and all the hot, cold, savoury and sweet food you could hope for.


Fireworks in Hemingford, London Road, St Ives 

WHEN: Sat 2 Nov

TIME: Gates open 5pm (fireworks 6:30pm); advance tickets £6

THE DEETS: If you like a slick tried-and-tested show, this is the one for you. It’s been running over fifty years! The event also supports lots of local charities, so is a good one to get your pennies out for. All the usual Guy Fawkes elements are there – a bonfire display, a spectacular show provided by Cambridge Fireworks, (the 2019 runner-up and 2018 winner of the Fireworks Championship, wow there’s a competition for everything these days!), plus stalls, traditional fairground rides and food and drink.


Linton Fireworks Display, Linton Infants School 

WHEN: Sat 2 Nov

TIME:  6 – 7.30pm £12 family ticket, £5 single; doors open 5:30pm

THE DEETS: Another long-standing display (29 years) Linton’s fireworks also includes a guy competition if you fancy a go at scarecrow making! Pizza is on the menu as is a craft beer stall made in Linton itself.


Ely Fireworks, Cherry Hill Park, Ely

WHEN: Sat 2 Nov

TIME: 5:30 pm9pm; £4 – £15

THE DEETS: This community run event is a traditional Guy Fawkes with fireworks, bonfire and a well-stocked BBQ in pretty Cherry Hill Park, Ely.


Grafham Village Fireworks, Village Hall, Grafham 

WHEN: Sat 2 Nov

TIME: 5 – 7:30pm; Adults £5, Children £3, Under 5s free

THE DEETS: This local event happens every year and they certainly know how to put on a show. Expect delicious food and drink and all things Bonfire Night.


Shelford Rugby Club Fireworks

WHEN: Sat 2 Nov

TIME: 7pm; free

THE DEETS: Let’s hope we’ll be celebrating winning the rugby world cup at this display that coincides perfectly with the finale of the rugby in Japan. Even if England are out, you can’t fail to enjoy the professional show they put on here and you know the drinks will be flowing… this is a rugby club after all.


Fireworks Fantasia, Peterborough, East of England Showground

WHEN: Sat 2 Nov

TIME: 4 – 10pm; £10 adults, £5 kids

THE DEETS: If you like your fireworks displays on the more theatrical side of life, this is the one for you. It’s HUGE. This year as well as a mega display, there’ll be an extensive indoor children’s soft-play area and entertainments stage, as well as a funfair and food and drink vendors. But back to that display – it’s set off by none other than Titanium Fireworks, who have provided the fireworks displays for New Year’s Eve on the Thames, London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies and Adele The Finale concert at Wembley Stadium in 2017. Not to be missed in other words!


Cambourne Fireworks Display, Great Cambourne Sports Fields

WHEN: Sat 2 Nov

TIME: 7:30pm; free although take change as volunteers from Cambourne Army Cadets, Girl Guides, Police cadets, Scouts and Brownies will be out in force collect donations.

THE DEETS: It might not have been on the map all that long, but Cambourne has certainly proved it knows how to run an event! Their Fireworks Night is no exception with a huge display, a funfair, free Mulled wine (yes I did just say free alcohol!), sparklers, hot drinks, and a bar.


HI Fireworks Extravaganza 2019, Impington Village College 

WHEN: Sat 2 Nov

TIME: From 6pm, ticket prices TBC and available from shops in the villages

THE DEETS: Histon and Impington come together to throw a bash and a half on Fireworks Night. The pyrotechnics are always outstanding and the funds raise go towards the three village schools as well as local organisations. All the excitement making you peckish? Longhorn Farmshop will be selling their famous burgers, Sam’s Thai kitchen will be cooking up a storm and the Junior School will be on hand to serve up the sweet stuff.


Huntingdon Racecourse Halloween and Firework Festival

WHEN: Sun 3 Nov

TIME: 7pm; under 18s free,

THE DEETS: Huntingdon Racecourse always delights with its annual Halloween and Firework Festival (aka parenting win – get halloween and fireworks night all wrapped up in one go). This year it’s on 3 November and has a sparkling mix of things to delight both parents and kids: the annual spookiest customer and spookiest pumpkin competition, large fairground rides, food stalls and a real ale tent.


Fireworks Extravaganza and Bonfire, Godmanchester Rovers FC

WHEN: Sun 3 Nov

TIME: Gates open at 6.15pm, bonfire at 7pm, fireworks at 7.30pm; advance tickets, adult £4, child £1.50.

THE DEETS: Your classic fireworks night fun – a huge roaring bonfire, great fireworks display and warming food and drink.


Fireworks and Bonfire Night, Midsummer Common, Cambridge 

WHEN: Tues 5 Nov

TIME: Gates open at 6pm. Display starts at 7pm; free but donation of £3 encouraged

THE DEETS: This is the big one for Cambridgeshire, when around 25,000 people descend on Midsummer Common to watch a show like no other. It’s been run for free for  ore than 20 years now (thanks Cambridge City Council!) and there’s a bonfire, fairground, food stalls and of course a display that will take your breathe away.



Fireworks at Heveningham Hall 2018 Credit: Alex Parnell

Heveningham Hall Fireworks, Heveningham Hall

WHEN: Sat 2 Nov

TIME: From 4:30pm (display 7 – 8pm); £10 adult, £5 child

THE DEETS: A Firework display with side order of amazing music gig. Err yes please. Not only will you see spectacular fireworks erupt over the ornate form of Heveningham Hall and reflect magnificently in the moat, but Brit-nominated band, The Feeling will perform live on stage as well as Morganway and Little Sister. There are also fairground rides, LED Drummers marching through the crowds and a huge bonfire, plus food and drink stalls. The best bit?  ALL proceeds go to local charities, with the estate taking nothing for themselves!


Abbey Gardens Fireworks Spectacular, Bury St Edmunds 

WHEN: Sat 2 Nov

TIME: From 5:30pm; advance tickets – adult £5, child £4, family ticket (2 adults & 2 children) £15.

THE DEETS: It was cancelled last year because of strong winds, so fingers crossed this year gets off to a better start. If it does you can expect a good long show over the delightful Abbey ruins, music, fun fair rides, food and drink, and the usual festive spirit that the Abbey Gardens are known for.


Musical fireworks, Christchurch Park, Ipswich

WHEN: Sat 2 Nov

TIME: From 6pm; adults £7, children £5

THE DEETS: This is Suffolk’s main event, so if you’re ok with crowds in order to see the best fireworks in the region then jostle your way to the front of this display. This year there’s a James Bond theme with a licence to thrill! On the main stage will be band Forever Bond, belting out all the favourite tunes from the films as the fireworks go off. Oh and cut out that swooning, no that’s not the real Daniel Craig you’ve just bumped into by the hot dogs, it’s one of the many lookalikes they’ve hired!


Ipswich YM RUFC Fireworks, Rushmere Saint Andrew, Ipswich

WHEN: Sat 9 Nov

TIME: From 6.30pm; £5 adult, £4 children

THE DEETS: Why have just fireworks, when you can also have a beer festival, gin and a processo bar, indoor laser tag and a BBQ all at once? This will be a night to remember, or forget depending on how partial you are to beer!



Bonfire Night Celebrations, Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket 

WHEN: Sat 2 Nov

TIME: From 6pm; advance tickets (available until Wednesday 30 October): adult £5, child £3.50 (4-16), family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £15

THE DEETS: This is a great one to go to as a whole family. There’s plenty of food and refreshments to enjoy while “oohing” and “aahing” at the glorious fireworks display and huddling around a roaring bonfire.


The Big Night Out, Long Melford Hall Park, Long Melford, Sudbury

WHEN: Fri 8 Nov

TIME: From 6pm; advanc tickets: adults £6, children £4

THE DEETS: This one definitely lives up to its name. It’s one of the biggest firework and bonfire displays in Suffolk. You can get involved from right now with bonfire building and this year the event has a space theme – so expect an out-of-this-world show.


Felixstowe Firework Spectacular 2019, Felixstowe and Walton United Football Club

WHEN: Sun 3 Nov

TIME: From 4:30pm; advance tickets: Adults £6.00, children (under 16) £3.00, family ticket (two adults and two children) £15.00.

THE DEETS: This one’s been going for 12 years now and the display promises to last 20 minutes! Forget mere food stalls, this one comes with a food village, and you’ll also be treated to funfair rides, an aerial drone display and a fire show. Last year 5,000 people went.


Stonham Barns Fireworks and Halloween Spectacular, Stonham Aspal 

WHEN: Fri 25 Oct

TIME: From 5pm; adults £10, under 16s free

THE DEETS: Want to get halloween and bonfire night all wrapped up in one neat go? Then this is the event for you. The fireworks for this exciting display are supplied by the award-winning Komodo Fireworks so you can be sure you’ll be wowed. There are also dodgems and delicious food, and donations from each ticket will go to St Elizabeth Hospice.



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