Our guide to Cambridgeshire’s firework displays
PUBLISHED: 12:27 04 November 2017 | UPDATED: 21:59 04 November 2017
Here’s the Cambridge Independent guide to the region’s firework displays
Friday, November 3
KIMBOLTON FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR
Kimbolton Castle: Fireworks display with a funfair and plenty of food and drink, as well as live music.
This annual display attracts about 6,000 people. The event is organised by Kimbolton School Parents’ Association.
Gates open at 6pm and the display begins at 8pm. Tickets are £12.50 for adults while children under 16 are free. Car parking is limited so visitors are reminded to arrive early to avoid disappointment.
Saturday, November 4
CAMBRIDGE BONFIRE NIGHT
Midsummer Common: Cambridge’s Bonfire Night is one of the most popular events in the city’s calendar. Cambridge City Council has provided this free event for more than 20 years.
The event is the largest free pyrotechnic display in the Eastern region and is attended by around 25,000 people.
A donation of £3 is encouraged.
There is a funfair from 6pm until 10pm. The free firework display begins at 7pm and a bonfire will be lit immediately afterwards.
HISTON AND IMPINGTON FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA
Impington Village College playing field: Along with fireworks, there will be homemade cakes, tea and coffee, as well as a barbecue, hog roast
and ice-creams. The event will also feature a carousel.
Gates open at 6pm and the firework display begins at 7pm. Gate tickets are £5 for adults, £2 for under-18s and £10 for families. Advance tickets cost £4
for adults, £1 for under-18s and £8 for families. Tickets can be bought from the schools, Tucker Gardner, Histon Chop Shop, Daisy Chain, The Geographer, Station Stores and D: Licious.
Football pitches, Back Lane, Upper Cambourne: Funfair, food stalls, mulled wine and – of course – fireworks.
Gates open at 6.30pm, fireworks at 7.30pm. Free but donations are welcome.
FIREWORKS IN HEMINGFORD
Park Field, off London Road, St Ives: Over 50 years ago a small group of village volunteers started to hold a bonfire and fireworks evening, as was traditional all over the country. This year is set to be the final year unless more volunteers are found. Gate tickets are £5 for adults and £2 for children. Family tickets (two adults and three children) can be bought in advance for £10. The proceeds go to local charities. Gates open at 5pm and the bonfire is lit at 5.30pm. The firework display begins at 6.30pm.
sat nov 4
SAWSTON BONFIRE NIGHT
Huckeridge Hill, Sawston: This free event is run by Sawston Parish Council with assistance from the Air Training Corps, Scouts and the Bellbird School parent teacher association. Gates open at 6pm, fireworks start at 6.45pm.
LINTON FIREWORKS DISPLAY
Linton Infant School, Linton: Firework display, bonfire, live music, guy competition, barbecue and drink stalls. All profits from the evening – now in its 27th year – are shared between the village schools.
Gates open at 6pm, bonfire lit at 6.30pm. The fireworks display starts shortly after 7pm.
Advance tickets £5 per person or £12 for a family ticket (two adults and three children). Tickets cost £6/£15 on the night. Tickets are available at Sweet Talk News and Acorn Garage, Abington.
Sunday, November 5
GODMANCHESTER GRAND FIREWORK DISPLAY AND BONFIRE
Judith’s Field, Godmanchester: Gates open at 6.15pm while the bonfire is lit at 7pm and the fireworks display is at 7.30pm. Last year around 3,000 people turned up to watch the fireworks organised by Godmanchester Community Association. There will also be fairground rides.
Gate tickets are £5 for adults and £2.50 for children. Tickets can be bought in advance for £4 for adults and £1.50 for children.
Saturday, November 11
ELY FIREWORK DISPLAY
Cherry Hill Park, Ely: The crowd will be able to chow down on barbecue food, while gazing up at the fireworks exploding over the cathedral.
Gates open to the park at 5pm. The bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm with the fireworks display beginning at 7pm. Advance tickets £4 for adults and
£2.50 for children. Family tickets (two adults, two children) are only available in advance at £8. At the gate, tickets will be £5 for adults and £3 for children.