Bonfire and fireworks events for Guy Fawkes Night 2013 - Birmingham

Fireworks displays including Wolverhampton, Solihull and Coventry

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This article is from 2013.

Bonfire and fireworks events for Guy Fawkes Night 2013 - Birmingham


Birmingham’s fireworks will go off with a bang this Bonfire Night, with a variety of events lined up.

The city centre will see a couple of big events, with Pype Hayes Park hosting a Disney-themed display his year. The West Midlands Travel Sports and Social Club will be raising money for local charities with a mix of fireworks, food and fun fairs on Sat 2 Nov. Family tickets admit two adults and two children, and cost £10.

Rugby fans can also enjoy a number of displays across the area, with Coventry (Sat 2 Nov), Old Coventrians (Sat 2 Nov), Alcester (Fri 1 Nov) and Wolverhampton rugby clubs all celebrating Guy Fawkes Night.

Just outside the city centre in Solihull, Tudor Grange Park (Sat 2 Nov) will be setting up food stalls and local PTA’s will be selling toys at their fireworks display. The Boot Inn Bonfire Night will be serving up barbecue food and live music on Thu 7 Nov.

Thrill seekers can make their way to Drayton Manor for a white knuckle ride of a Bonfire Night (Sat 2 & Sun 3 Nov). The main attractions will be open for longer, and there will also be a laser-filled firework display.

For a classy and educational bonfire night, head to Coombe Abbey (Fri 1 Nov) for a four course meal as actors tell the tale of the Gunpowder Plot whilst you enjoy a glass (or two) of wine.

All events take place on Tue 5 Nov unless otherwise stated. A list of UK-wide Guy Fawkes Night events is available in our listings section – set your location to find the events closest to you.

This article is from 2013.

Drayton Manor Fireworks

Huge firework displays set these Bonfire Night celebrations off with a bang. There is a screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens at 4pm before the fireworks at 7pm.

Drayton Manor Theme Park, Tamworth

Fri 28 Oct

£23–£39 (Children 4–11 £18–£29; Children 2–3 £6–£6; under 2s free) / 0844 472 1960

Sat 29 Oct

£23–£39 (Children 4–11 £18–£29; Children 2–3 £6–£6; under 2s free) / 0844 472 1960

Sun 30 Oct

£23–£39 (Children 4–11 £18–£29; Children 2–3 £6–£6; under 2s free) / 0844 472 1960

Solihull Round Table Fireworks Display

Largest firework display in Solihull with a Radio Entertainment stage, food stalls and local PTAs selling toys. This year's show also sees a showcase for local talent.

Tudor Grange Park, Solihull

Sat 5 Nov

Free but donations accepted

Sparks in the Park

Spectacular firework event to celebrate Bonfire Night organised by Cardiff Round Table and featuring a children's display at 5.45pm, bonfire lit at 6.15pm, main display at 7pm and entertainment from Heart 105-106.

Coopers Field, Cardiff

Sat 5 Nov

£10 (Children £5; Family £25)

Birmingham Fireworks Spectacular

Firework display with live music, dancers and fairground.

Gunpowder Gala Banquet

Enjoy a four-course dinner with wine and mead, as actors unfold the story of Guy Fawkes, the Gunpowder Plot, and how it affected Coombe Abbey. A firework display and disco follow.

Wolverhampton Rugby Club Bonfire Night

Bonfire and fireworks display complete with funfair, giant slide, bouncy castle, hot food and a licensed bar. Doors at 6.30pm, bonfire lit at 7.15pm and fireworks at 8pm.

Coventry Rugby Club Fireworks

Fireworks display with funfair, live music and mascot mania.

Old Coventrians Rugby Club Bonfire Night

Bonfire and fireworks display with disco, bar and hot food stalls.

The Boot Inn Bonfire Night

Bonfire and fireworks display with barbecue and live music. Barbecue from 5.30pm, music at 6pm, fireworks display at 7.30pm.

Alcester RFC Spectacular Fireworks and Bonfire

Bonfire and fireworks display with children's funfair, stalls and barbecue. Doors 6.30pm, bonfire lit at 7.30pm and fireworks display at 8pm.


1. Rochelle Bushell5 Nov 2013, 11:40am Report

My POEM for Guy Fawkes day.

Remember, remember!
The fifth of November,
The Gunpowder treason and plot;
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot!

Guy Fawkes and his friends
Did the scheme contrive,
To blow King and Parliament
All up alive.
Threescore barrels, laid below,
To prove old England's overthrow.

But be careful my friends
With your bangs and flares
Please rejoice with care in your thought
For the cats and the dogs,
little creatures and hogs
Suffer greatly and become distraught

So remember, remember!
The fifth of November,
But be considerate, respectful and kind.
May be better for all,
If you desist and stand tall,
And rather celebrate this day in your mind.

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