It’s time to start practicing those ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ as Bonfire Night fast approaches us.
There are several fireworks displays in local New Forest towns and villages with some starting towards the end of the October half term and some on the 5th November itself.
If you love nothing better than watching the skies brighten with the flashes and colours then be sure to check out the displays that are due to take place.
Saturday 29 October
As the October half term draws to an end, there are a couple of fireworks displays taking place this evening as part of Halloween festivities.
Pumpkin Pastures in Fordingbridge will be kicking things off with their ‘Super Saturday’ event. Gates open at 3pm, with live music from 4pm. The fireworks display is due to start around 7pm. Tickets for this event are on sale now and must be pre-booked.
Also on Saturday 29 October, New Milton will be staging its own charity fireworks evening in Fawcett’s Field. The gates are due to open at 5.30pm with the bonfire being lit at 6pm. The fireworks display is due to start at 7pm. Tickets for this event are available to buy on the gate with all proceeds going to local charities.
Friday 4 November
Kicking off the Bonfire weekend are two events; the Bransgore Fireworks and the Lyndhurst Scouts & Lyndhurst Junior Football Club Bonfire & Fireworks Night.
Taking place at The Three Tuns, the Bransgore Fireworks display opens its gates at 5.30pm. Although this year there will be no bonfire, you can expect some great family fun stalls, food and drink and novelty glow products on sale. Tickets must be purchased in advanced.
In Lyndhurst, Coles Mead Recreation Ground will set the scene for the Lyndhurst Scouts & Lyndhurst Junior Football Club Bonfire & Fireworks Night. The bonfire is due to be lit at 6.30pm with the fireworks display set for 7pm. Please note, there is no parking on site, visitors are requested to walk up to the site.
Saturday 5 November
On Bonfire Night itself, Strawberry Fields (near Lymington) will be busy with the New Forest Fireworks Night. This display is being run by two times winners of the British Fireworks Champions. There will be a huge bonfire, a fire performer, fairground attractions and a live music on the evening. Tickets can be booked in advance.
Sunday 6 November
Finishing off Bonfire weekend are two displays which are set to light the skies above Ringwood and Totton respectively.
Carvers Recreation Ground in Ringwood will be the location for the Ringwood Grand Fireworks. There will be two fireworks displays here – one at approximately 5.30pm which will be a ‘low bangs’ display for younger children of for those who are sensitive to noise and the main display at 7pm. The event also features children’s entertainment (from around 4pm), live music from Swing Unlimited Big Band and a bonfire. Tickets can be booked in advance or on the night. Booking in advance can help you skip the queues on the night.
Last but by no means least is the Totton & Eling Cricket Club Fireworks display. Gates to the Cricket Club are due to open at 4.30pm with the show set to start at 6.30pm. During this time there will also be children’s entertainment, a DJ, inside and outside bars and food stalls. There is limited parking for this event, so walking in is encouraged. Tickets must be booked in advance.
Fireworks displays are subject to the weather. Please check with the individual event’s website/social media in the case of adverse weather to ensure it is still going ahead.
We hope you have a fantastic time watching the displays, and don’t forget to tag us in your photos!