Where to see bonfire night fireworks displays near Southampton and Portsmouth 2016
This article is from 2016.
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.