Guide to firework displays in Cambridgeshire

PUBLISHED: 16:17 19 October 2016 | UPDATED: 16:21 19 October 2016

Your guide to firework displays in the region

Your guide to firework displays in the region


Friday, November 4

Alconbury Sports and Social Club Fireworks

Great North Road, Alconbury:

In addition to the fireworks there will be a Hallowe’en disco and barbecue along with a fancy dress competition.

Tickets at the gate cost £15 for a family, £6 for adults, £4 for children and under-5s go free. Advance tickets are £12 for a family ticket, £5 for an adult and £3 for children.

Fancy dress and mini-disco at 6.30pm. Fireworks start from 7.30pm.

Kimbolton Fireworks Spectacular

Kimbolton Castle: Fireworks display with a funfair and plenty of food and drink, as well as live music. This annual event attracts about 6,000 people. This year it is expected that the numbers will be even higher due to the (now worldwide) fame of the Kimbolton Fireworks following its displays at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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 5

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.

Expect to be toasted by a stonking great bonfire after watching the blockbuster display in the sky.

Fireworks fans are advised not to bring sparklers, and a donation of £2 is encouraged.

There is a funfair from 6pm until 10pm. The free firework display begins at 7.30pm 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.

Cambourne Fireworks

Football pitches, Back Lane, Upper Cambourne: Funfair, food stalls, mulled wine and – of course – fireworks.

Gates open at 6pm, fireworks at 7.30pm. Free.

Godmanchester Grand Firework Display and Bonfire

Judith’s Field, Godmanchester: Gates open at 6pm 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.

Tickets can be purchased from Godmanchester schools and Bellmans Bakers.

Linton Firework Display

Linton Infants School, Linton: Firework display, bonfire, live music, guy competition, barbecue and drink stalls. All profits from the evening - now in its 26th year - are shared between the village schools.

Gates open at 6pm, bonfire lit at 6.30pm, The fireworks display starts shortly after 7.30pm. Advance tickets £4 per person or £10 for a family ticket (two adults and three children). Tickets cost £5/£12 on the night. Tickets are available at Sweet Talk News and Acorn Garage, Abington.

Sawtson 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.

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.

It has continued to this day and continues to be run by a small group of volunteers.

Plenty of refreshments will be on offer, including hot dogs and baked potatoes, hog roast, soup, tea, coffee and hot chocolate. Mulled wine, cider, beer, wine and spirits will warm people’s hearts next to the bonfire.

Tickets are on sale across the St Ives area as well as Somersham, Oldhurst, Brampton, Huntingdon, Godmanchester and Fenstanton.

Gate tickets are £5 for adults and £2 for children. Family tickets (two adults and three children) can be bought in advance for £6, or £10 at the gate. 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. 

Saturday, November 12

Ely Fireworks Display

Cherry Hill Park, Ely: The anticipated crowd of 7,500 will be able to chow down on barbecue food, while gazing up the fireworks exploding over the cathedral.

Over four decades about 300 local groups have benefited from the fireworks event, which raises around £10,000 each year.

Gates open to the park at 5.30pm. The bonfire will be lit at 6.15pm with the fireworks display beginning at 6.45pm.

Please remember not to bring sparklers to the evening for safety reasons.

Advance tickets £3 for adults and £1.50 for children. Family tickets (two adults, two children) are only available in advance and cost £8. Tickets can be bought from Specsavers, Ely Tourist Office at Cromwell House, Soham Books, Littleport Bargain Centre and Ely Sainsbury’s.

At the gate, tickets will be £5 for adults and £2 for children.

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