Here is our selection of family friendly events taking place in Shropshire over the Easter break.
Shropshire Bonfire and Fireworks Displays 2013
A guide to Shropshire bonfire and fireworks displays this November, use our listings below to find a display near you.
Madeley Cricket Club Bonfire and Fireworks – 01/11/13
Enjoy a great bonfire and fireworks display at Madeley Cricket Club, Park Street, Madeley, Telford.
Gates open at 5.30pm with lots to entertain all the family.
Admission: adults £2 Children £1.
Wellington CC Fireworks Display – 02/11/2013
This year the Wellington fireworks display is expected to be the biggest and best to date. The event is very much a family affair. Gates will open at 17.30 on Saturday 2nd November with the fireworks starting promptly at 19.30.
In addition to the fantastic fireworks display there will be plenty of entertainment for all the family, including a small children’s fun fair with plenty of activities for all ages to enjoy as well as a hog roast, burger van, crepes and two public bars.
There will be free car parking for visitors, which can be found at the gatehouse on the B5061 (not the main cricket club entrance). Disabled parking will be available. Note that parking is on grass, so please dress accordingly.
Admission to the event will be £5 for adults, £2 for Under-14s and no charge for Under-5s.
Shawbury Community Bonfire & Firework Evening – 02/11/2013
This will be taking place on the playing field during the evening of November 2nd and will include a small funfair, hot food outlets and other activities.
The gates open at 5.00pm, the fire will be lit at 6.30pm and fireworks start at 7.00pm. The cost of entry is a modest £3.00, with accompanied children free. The event is always well attended so it is advisable to get there early.
Hales Fireworks Display and Bonfire – 02/11/2013
This spectacular event has grown year by year and now, after 20 years of thrilling thousands of visitors, this year promises to be the best night yet.
Fireworks Display set to Music, Massive bonfire, 2 bars open all evening, Hot food, Live music from TAP THE KEG, Free car parking.
Tickets: £5 Adults Children £3
Church Stretton Bonfire and Fireworks – 02/11/2013
Time: Gates open 6.00pm, Bonfire lit 7.00pm, Fireworks 7.30pm
Location: Rectory Field, off Church Street, Church Stretton.
Blists Hill Family Fireworks Extravaganza – 02/11/2013
Blists Hill Victorian Town will open its doors on the evening of Saturday 02 November for a spectacular Family Fireworks Extravaganza.
Visitors will be able to enter Blists Hill at 6pm on the evening of the fireworks event to see the streets illuminated by gaslight as they would have been in the 19th century. The town’s shops, cottages and workshops will be open for visitors to enter and talk to the ‘resident’ Victorians, dressed in the costume of the day, who will answer questions about life in the late 1800s.
See blacksmiths from the British Artist Blacksmiths Association at work in the Ironworks from 6pm – 8pm and enjoy music from the Shifnal Male Voice Choir after the fireworks display.
Ticket Prices: Adult £9.50, Child (3-15) £6.25, Family (2+2) £29.00. Please note Annual Passport tickets are not valid for this event and dogs will not be allowed.
Tickets are only available in advance of the event from Ironbridge Visitor Information Centre, Blists Hill Victorian Town Visitor Centre or any of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums. You can also buy tickets online or over the telephone at 01952 433 424. Tickets will not be available on the night.
Oswestry torchlight procession and fireworks – 02/11/2013
Take part in the annual Oswestry torchlight procession. Assemble in Festival Square for the annual torchlight procession to Brogytyn Park via Church Street and Willow Street for the firework display arranged by the Treble Niners (the firefighters charity).
Torches will be on sale to the public for lighting immediately before the procession commences. The roads will be closed for the duration of the procession which will be fully marshalled.
West Mid Bonfire & Fireworks Extravaganza – 03/11/2013
The annual West Mid Bonfire and Fireworks Extravaganza is set to be bigger and better than ever before.
Gates will open at 2pm for an afternoon and evening of entertainment and enjoyment with: Farmer’s Market, Fun-fair, Stalls, Catering, Car Boot Sale and Music.
Time: Gates open 2pm, Bonfire 4pm, Fireworks 6pm.
Entry: £5 for adults and £3 for children. Under fives go free.
Location: The Agricultural Showground, Berwick Road, Shrewsbury.
Weston Park Bonfire & Fireworks – 03/11/2013
The evening starts with the Free Radio Roadshow and fun and games with the Breakfast Show team and Street Stars. The giant bonfire is lit at 5.30pm and two fantastic firework displays will light up the sky at 6pm and 7.30pm.
There is plenty on offer with a fun fair, food stalls and licensed bar all set in 1,000 acres of Capability Brown Parkland.
Gates open at 3pm, Bonfire lit at 5.30pm, Firework displays at 6pm and 7.30pm.
Ticket Prices: £17 per car (up to six people per car).
Oakmeadow School Firework Display – 05/11/2013
Enjoy a great evening of fireworks and entertainment at Oakmeadow School, Bayston Hill.
With children’s rides, Hog Roast, Fire Eaters, Glow Shop, Fire Jugglers, Jacket Potatoes and more!
Gates open at 5.30pm: Adults £3.50, Children £2. Tickets on sale from the School Office and The Beeches.
Wem Bonfire & Fireworks Display – 05/11/2013
Enjoy a fantastic bonfire and fireworks display at Wem Sports & Social Club on Tuesday 5 November.
The bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm with a fireworks display at 7pm.
Entry to the event will cost £3 for adults, children over 5 £2, seniors £2 and entry for children under 5 is free.
Refreshments will be available, but those attending are advised that no sparklers will be allowed.
Shifnal Cricket Club Grand Fireworks Display – 05/11/2013
A grand fireworks display at Shifnal Cricket Club with music, food stalls, craft and fairground attractions.
Gates open at 5pm with the fireworks display at 7.30pm.
Advanced booking prices are Adult £4 and Children £3, tickets are available from Katrina’s.
Dearnford Bonfire and Fireworks Extravaganza – 05/11/2013
Enjoy a bonfire and two lakeside fireworks display. The fun fair will open at 6pm and the bonfire will be lit at 6pm. The sound sensitive firework display for children will start at 7pm followed by a full firework finale at 8pm.
Advance tickets available until 4.30pm, Mon 4th Nov: Prices: Adults £7; Children £3; Concessions £6; Family (2 adults,3 children), £17.
Tickets on the day: Adults £8; Children £4; Concessions £7; Family £20.
Location: Dearnford Lake, Tilstock Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 3JQ.
Brookside BIG BANG! – 09/11/2013
Free fireworks display for all the family on the large ﬁeld by Windmill School between 5pm and 9pm.
Donnington Bonfire – 16/11/2013
A night of thrills, spills and fireworks. Fun Fair opens at 5pm, Bonfire Lighting around 7pm, Followed later by Fireworks at 8.30pm.
Due to Health and Safety restrictions people will not be allowed to bring their own sparklers or fireworks. Those that do will have them confiscated.
Free Admission – Parking £3.00 on field per car with Money from car parking fees goes to Sea Cadets.
Location: Broadoaks Field, off the A518, Telford.
*Please note we have created this list as a guide only, should any of the Shropshire bonfire and fireworks displays change or be cancelled we are not responsible.
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