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It’s that time of year again when fireworks and bonfire displays light up the skies across the UK. If you’re looking for the best bonfire night events and activities taking place this year, then we’ve got you covered. Check out our city guide to the North's top Bonfire Night events in 2023 – and don't forget kids go half price on all Northern trains!

Bonfire Night Events in Manchester

Bright fireworks displayBig Bang Bonfire Display 2023

When: 2nd November 2023

Where: Oldham Edge, Greater Manchester

Enjoy a family-friendly bonfire night at Big Bang Bonfire 2023 and take part in the event’s 11th year. Kids will love seeing this colourful fireworks display light up the dark evening sky. Plus, admission is free!

Big Bang Bonfire 2023

Fireworks At The Farm

When: 3rd – 5th November 2023

Where: Cockfields Farm, Greater Manchester

This fireworks display uses quieter fireworks, perfect for those with children who may not be a fan of loud noises! Set to a musical backdrop, this event is sure to be a magical night for all the family and even has a fun kids’ mini disco with prizes to be won.

Fireworks at the Farm

Denton Golf Club’s Spectacular Fireworks Display

When: 5th November 2023

Where: Denton Golf Club, Manchester

Visit Denton Golf Club this Guy Fawkes Night for their spectacular fireworks display with a projected enchanted castle! That’s not all – families can also enjoy a range of outdoor funfair rides, entertainment and food stalls.

Denton's Firework Spectacular

Bonfire Night Events in Leeds

Big bonfire with people around it

The Beck & Call Fireworks Display

When: 3rd November 2023

Where: Beck & Call Pub, Leeds

The Beck & Call Pub in Leeds is hosting not just one, but two fireworks displays this November! The first of which is especially for families who would prefer an earlier night. The event has its own special menu and has sold out for three years in a row, so book your tickets ahead of time.

The Beck & Call Fireworks Night

The New Inn Bonfire Night

When: 3rd November 2023

Where: The New Inn, Leeds

Enjoy a dazzling bonfire and sparkling fireworks at this family-friendly Bonfire Night event in Leeds, with all-round entertainment. Activities include fairground rides, live music and more! Plus, there are plenty of food stalls for when you get peckish.

The New Inn Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night Events in Sheffield

Sparkler up closeSheffield Autumn Lights

When: 5th November 2023

Where: Don Valley Bowl, Sheffield

Known as one of Sheffield’s biggest fireworks displays, Autumn Lights will take place again this year, bringing a night full of entertainment. Kids will have great fun at the on-site funfair, plus there will be a range of delicious street food and live DJs!

Sheffield Autumn Lights

Illuminate The Gardens

When: 3rd – 5th November 2023

Where: Botanical Gardens, Sheffield

Prepare for a fireworks and lightning extravaganza at Sheffield’s Botanical Gardens this November. The event will host two fireworks displays (with a low bang show in the evening for little ones with sensitive ears) PLUS an incredible lighting show with 10+ displays to be enjoyed.

Illuminate The Gardens

Bonfire Night Events in York

Fireworks exploding in the sky beside a churchBonfire Night & Fireworks Spectacular 2023

When: 5th November 2023

Where: The Poppleton Centre

The Poppleton Centre are hosting a professional firework display and bonfire night this November with a fun colouring competition for children and hot food and drinks. Plus, YO1 Radio Roadshow will be there to play you some great music.

The Poppleton Centre Bonfire

Musical Fireworks Spectacular 2023

When: 28th October 2023

Where: Sledmere House & Gardens

Enjoy a colourful display of fireworks alongside some classic songs at Sledmere House in York this Fireworks Night. The Coach House Café will also have food and drinks available throughout the event to keep you warm and full throughout the evening!

Musical Fireworks Spectacular

Bonfire Night Events in Liverpool

Fireworks going off in the skyLiverpool College Firework Bonanza

When: 10th November 2023

Where: Liverpool College

Visit Liverpool College for a firework bonanza this November and celebrate the season with a bang! With a bouncy castle, tombola, face painting, food stalls and a bar, there’s plenty of fun to be had for all the family.

Liverpool College Firework Bonanza

Trinity St Peter’s Firework Display

When: 2nd November 2023

Where: Trinity St Peter’s Primary School

Why not head down to Trinity St Peter’s Primary School this Bonfire Night? Perfect for families with children, they’ll have face painting, a tuck shop with toffee apples, BBQ and more. All money raised by the event helps to support the school and under 2s go free!

Trinity St Peter’s Firework Display

Have you chosen your favourite Bonfire Night Display for November 2023? Get there with Northern trains and save up to 65% when you book your tickets in advance.

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