This bonfire night, watch the whizzing and the whirling of fireworks at one of the best displays in the South West. Whether you’re looking for a smaller, family-friendly event nearby or don’t mind hopping into your car and travelling a little further afield, our Mercedes Benz cars allow you to do so in comfort and style. With heated seats to keep you warm on your journey and handy features such as rear parking cameras and sensors, you should find travelling this bonfire night an enjoyable experience for all. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best events across the South West into a helpful guide. So, take a look below and discover which displays you could be amazed by!
Friday 1st November 2019
Woodbury Park, Exeter, Devon
Kickstart your bonfire night celebrations at Woodbury Park on November 1st! Feast your eyes upon the incredible fireworks whilst tucking into some delicious street food before huddling with your friends and family to enjoy the show. Aside from the fireworks, you can expect live music and a bar for the adults, with face painting available for the children. There is plenty of car parking available on-site, although Woodbury Park would recommend car sharing with friends and family for a more environmentally -friendly option.
Saturday 2nd November 2019
Polperro Harbour, Polperro, Cornwall
Head down to Peak Rock at Polperro Harbour to see the annual firework display take place. Starting at 6:30pm, the setting of Peak Rock creates a wonderful, natural amphitheatre backdrop for the event, where the professional display will leave you captivated. In addition to the show, you can fill up on hot dogs and burgers from the barbeque, whilst also enjoying a “best guy” competition on the Polperro Fish Quay.
Due to the narrow streets of the village, cars are not permitted in the centre of Polperro. When visiting for the fireworks, a main car park at Crumplehorn provides plenty of parking, located just half a mile from where the display will take place.
Sunday 3rd November 2019
Exeter Round Table, Westpoint Arena, Devon
Exeter Round Table organise Exeter’s biggest and best fireworks display with this being their 37th annual event. As well as the “Largest pyro-musical charity firework display in Devon” being put on by the masters from Sonic Fireworks, there is also a large fair with many thrilling rides, a range of food and drink stalls and ample free parking.
“There will again be an independent car/taxi pick up and drop off zone from the bus drop off area, in addition to ample free parking. Stagecoach are offering a special return fare of £2 per person from St David’s Station, City Centre (Cheeke Street) and Sowton Park & Ride. 9W buses will be running every 15-20 minutes from St David’s Station 5.00pm – 6.25pm, from Cheeke Street 5.10pm – 7.00pm and from Sowton Park & Ride 5.35pm – 7.10pm, returning from Westpoint at regular intervals from 8.00pm until 9.20pm. These buses have proved incredibly popular in past years as the buses have priority entry and exit from Westpoint.”
Tuesday 5th November 2019
The Big Sheep, Abbotsham, Devon
The Big Sheep firework event is back and better than ever. With a couple of displays taking place on the night, there is something for everyone! Not only is the display boasting the brightest and biggest fireworks around, but there is also a range of other things for you to see and do.
“We host one of the biggest bonfires and firework displays in the South West so it’s definitely not to be missed. The atmosphere on Bonfire night is always fantastic, with families enjoying a range of entertainers and exhibitors as well as the fireworks and bonfire. We also do a junior firework display for the little ones who may not be able to stay up as late!
“The fireworks and the bonfire being lit are the two main parts not to be missed but with so many other fantastic things going on such as fire jugglers and street food you won’t want to miss much”.
With the doors opening at 4:00pm, the first of the firework displays aimed at younger children begins at 6:00pm, with the bonfire being lit at 7:00pm. Although the main event is set to start at 7:45pm, it is worth heading down earlier to enjoy the street food festival, as well as the live fire shows that are also taking place over the course of the evening.
There are spacious car parks at The Big Sheep, which mean that travelling to the display is easy! Located on the outskirts of Bideford, The Big Sheep is signposted form the town, just two miles west of Bideford bridge.
Plymouth Hoe, Plymouth, Devon
Despite the warmth from the bonfire, it is recommended that you wrap up warm to enjoy the gorgeous firework display at Plymouth Hoe on November 5th. In addition to the spectacular show, a full fairground is on offer for thrill seekers, with Radio Plymouth hosting the entertainment programme, which is set to begin from 6:00pm. The bonfire is set to be lit at 7:30pm and will crackle away whilst the fireworks are set off from the citadel from 8:00pm onwards.
In line with the event, a number of roads will be closed, so changes to your journey may need to be arranged beforehand. Although the event advises visitors to use public transport wherever possible, the newly renovated Toys’R’Us carpark at Western Approach is recommended. Disabled parking will be available on the Hoe for those displaying a blue badge. This can be accessed via the Elliot Street entrance from 5.30pm.
Hatch Charity Fireworks, Taunton, Devon
Choreographed to music, the Hatch Charity Fireworks are back due to popular demand, with a bigger budget than ever! Raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society, the night begins at 5:00pm, with the display starting at 7:00pm. The event, which is in association with Taunton’s Tone FM radio station also has a large bonfire and refreshments available. If you’re looking for something more substantial to keep you warm whilst admiring the fireworks, then tuck into a selection of hot food, from a hog roast and jacket potatoes to fish and chips.
There is free onsite parking at the racecourse on the day of the fireworks, with access open from 5:00 pm. This is professionally managed by Main Event Security Ltd in order to ensure that the process runs as smoothly as possible. With three carparks open, you will never be too far from the main event, with disabled parking located closer to the main gate for blue badge holders.
Tremorvah Playing Field, Truro, Cornwall
The annual Tremorvah fireworks display has been organised by Truro City Council in association with Tremorvah Playing Fields Group. Visitors can expect an unforgettable display, with a large bonfire and food and drink on offer. Don your glow sticks and light your sparklers for the event, which is sponsored by local solicitors Stephens Scown. The gates will open at 5:00pm, with the bonfire lit shortly thereafter.
Priory Park, Bodmin, Cornwall
The annual bonfire night firework display will be held in Priory Park on 5th November. With a fairground, food stalls and live music, this was a wonderful night for all, with 2018 set to be better than ever. This year’s theme is 50 years of man on the moon, with adult tickets £4 and children tickets priced at £2. Parking is located nearby, at the priory car park.
Falmouth Cricket Club, Falmouth, Cornwall
The biggest display in Cornwall is set to take place again this bonfire night. From 6:00pm onwards, enjoy entertainment from Pirate FM before the main event, which is set to start at 7:00pm. Whilst you tuck into the hot food on offer here, watch fire-eaters consume something slightly different! With a massive budget this year, the event looks to raise money for a selection of local charities whilst also advising those that attend about fire safety.