Best Wiltshire firework displays 2021
Don your cosiest knitwear and head out to the best bonfire and firework displays Wiltshire has to offer
Make the most of the sparkliest night of the year with our round-up of Wiltshire’s finest firework displays and bonfire night events.
Westbury Bonfire Night 2021, White Horse Country Park, BA13, 5 pm Fri 5 Nov
Not content with lighting up the skies above Westbury with fireworks, this event also promises live music and fair rides to keep you entertained. Refreshments are on offer too, in case you forget your flask of mulled wine (a firework night essential, if you ask me). The bonfire will be lit at 6:30, followed by 15 minutes of fireworks at 7:30. This is a ticketed event, buy yours here.
Another local fireworks event pulling out all the stops, with live music, food and drink, fireworks and entertainers. The bonfire will be lit at 7 pm, with the fireworks display scheduled for 7:30.
Bonfire Night Lantern Parade, Poulshot, 5 pm Friday 5 Nov
If anyone in your family is wary of loud noises, this is the event to attend this year. It’s a friendly amble from the village hall to the green gardens, accompanied with light-up lanterns – all the fun with none of the bangs. Register here to make sure there’s a lantern for your little one.
Christian Malford Bonfire and Fireworks, Christian Malford Meadow, 5:30 pm Saturday 6 Nov
For a small village, Christian Malford puts on quite the impressive display, curated by an expert who puts on fireworks at theme parks and creates displays for films. There’s also a guy competition at 6 pm. The winner of said competition has the job of lighting the bonfire at 6:30. If we needed an excuse to get crafty, this is it. Advance tickets are essential, get yours here.
Malmesbury Fireworks and Bonfire, St Aldhelm’s Mead, 6 pm Saturday 6 Nov
My hometown, so I’m biased towards this display, but there really is nothing better than seeing the majestic Abbey lit up by fireworks. The bonfire will be lit at 6 pm, followed by the fireworks at 7 pm. Adults £5, Children £2, pay at the event, cash only.
Benger Blaze 2021, Recreational ground, Sutton Benger, 5 pm Saturday 6 Nov
This display wins the award for the best name. As well as a big bonfire and an impressive fireworks display, this event offers mulled wine (no autumn event is complete without it, if you ask me), ales and a BBQ, all in aid of charity. Adult (16 yrs +) £8, Child (5 -15yrs) £4, Infant (Under 5s) Free. Find out more here.
Swindon Cricket Club Family Fireworks and Bonfire, Swindon Cricket Club, 5 pm Friday 5 Nov
As well as traditional hot dogs and burgers, Nepalese cuisine will be on offer at this bonfire bonanza. In addition to the fire and fireworks, there will be a DJ and fairground rides for children too. Buy tickets here
Fox and Hounds Firework Display, Wroughton, from 3 pm Sunday 7 Nov
On top of the all-important firework display, this event also holds hosts to a BBQ, fair rides and live music. Adults £8.50, children £7. Buy tickets here.
Salisbury Fireworks, Salisbury Racecourse, 5:30 pm Saturday 6 Nov
There’s plenty to entertain the whole family at this event, including a live set from band The Deloreons and a dazzling 15-minute firework display. £10 for adults, £5 for children. Buy tickets.
Devizes Bonfire Night 2021, Devizes Football Club, 5 pm Sunday 7 Nov
Devizes’ fireworks display is set to music for an ultra-magical event. It’s hosted by fireworks business Distant Thunder, who believe there’s no such thing as too much sparkle, so prepare to be wowed! We’ve seen their work at weddings and have always been mesmerised so expect big things. Adults £8, children £4, buy tickets here.
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