Where to see bonfire night fireworks displays near Southampton and Portsmouth 2016

This article is from 2016.

A guide to bonfire and firework events in and around Southampton and Portsmouth 2014

What time are fireworks in the city centres, Beaulieu, Cosham and Gosport

South coasters, celebrate Guy Fawkes night this year at one of the many events happening on the 'English Riviera'. In Southampton, there's a choice of displays at the Royal Victoria Country Park (Sat 5 Nov) featuring a miniature steam train, funfair, fireworks and a bonfire. Or there's the Ageas Bowl (Fri 4 Nov), with music from Heart FM and The Rock Choir. Plus there'll be hot food and drink to keep everyone happy.

Just south of the city head to the Beaulieu Fireworks Spectacular (Sat 29 Oct) where this year's display is themed 'A Night at the Movies'. Fancy dress is a must, and an old-school retro fairground with live music will keep the kids entertained.

If Portsmouth is closer to home then try the Fireworks at Gunwharf Quays (Thu 10 Nov) or head down to Cosham, where Portsmouth City Council have organised a display and bonfire at King George V Playing Fields (Wed 2 Nov).

For an evening to keep the kids happy, head to Gosport's Explosion! Museum's Fireworks Spectacular (Sun 30 Oct), complete with a bouncy castle, funfair, face painting and food and drink stalls. Included in the price of the ticket is free entry into the museum's 18th century listed gunpowder vault and galleries. With so much to cram into one evening, don't forget that the fireworks start at 7pm.

For more info on Guy Fawkes fireworks displays around the UK, see our Bonfire Night Guide.

Beaulieu Fireworks Spectacular

Old-style fairground entertainments, fancy dress and live music compliment the firework display with a Broadway theme.

National Motor Museum, Beaulieu

Sat 28 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 01590 612345

  • 15:00

Fireworks at Gunwharf Quays

Fireworks display and Bonfire Night celebration with live entertainment and music supplied by Wave 105. With the background of the harbour and Spinnaker Tower, visitors can watch a spectacular display from Gunwharf's waterfront. Plus Christmas lights switch on at 9pm with late night shopping.

Cosham Fireworks Night

The bonfire will be lit at 7pm with fireworks at 7.30pm at this Guy Fawkes Night celebration organised by the Portsmouth City Council Events Team.

Ageas Bowl Annual Fireworks Party

Ageas Bowl's Bonfire Night celebration is back, complete with music from Heart Radio and The Rock Choir, plus entertainment from The Heart Angels, competitions, a funfair and an impressive fireworks display. Gates open at 6pm, with the fireworks commencing at 7.30pm. Booking is essential.

Royal Victoria Country Park Fireworks Display

Tea rooms open late, miniature steam train rides, a funfair and, of course, the traditional fireworks display provide the entertainment at this Bonfire Night event. Fireworks at 7.30pm.

Explosion! Museum's Fireworks Spectacular

A host of children's activities give this Bonfire Night fireworks display a family-friendly twist. Fireworks begin at 7pm. As well as full access to the museum, there will be a funfair, bouncy castle and fire performances.

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