Where to see bonfire night fireworks displays near Nottingham and Derby 2017

Where to see bonfire night fireworks displays near Nottingham and Derby 2017

What time are Guy Fawkes firework displays in the town centres, Widmerpool, Mickleover and Alton Towers

If you're in the Nottingham or Derby regions in and around this Bonfire Night, you have plenty of options when it comes to firework displays. As with the rest of the country, most of the action takes place on Sat 4 Nov rather than Guy Fawkes Night itself, the following evening, because it gives you more chance to sample hot food, visit the bar and dance the night away without the pressure of it being a school night.

The fun gets going on Fri 3 Nov, with a Fireworks Extravaganza at the Don Amott Arena at Mickleover; gates open at 5pm and there's a fairground for the kids, and an earlier display for younger ones at 6.15pm in advance of the main event at 8pm. In Widmerpool the same evening, Keyworth Rugby Club is hosting its own firework display at 6.30pm, with hot food and drinks, a full bar and free parking.

On Sat 4 Nov, you're spoiled for choice. In Nottingham, there's the Robin Hood Festival of Fireworks at Nottingham Moderns FC (gates open 5pm). There's a hog roast, live music from local band Homesick, a real ale tent and a kids' display at 6.30pm before the main display at 8.30pm. Bonfire lighting is at 7.30pm and there are plenty of other food and drink stalls for those that don't fancy hog. At Nottingham Castle, the My Sight Nottinghamshire Annual Firework Display (7pm, Sat 4 Nov) has live music, food and drink (more hog roast!) and, for the truly intrepid, a chance to do a firewalk (separate booking required.) It's all in aid of My Sight Nottinghamshire, which helps support blind and visually impaired people in the county. Derby has its annual Bonfire and Fireworks (5pm, main display at 7pm, Sat 4 Nov), promoted by Derbyshire Country Cricket Club and Pattonair, featuring music from Capital FM. There's a funfair, plenty to eat and drink, and it's on a big scale: in 2016 over 10,000 people showed up, so advance booking might be a good idea.

If you fancy something a little more intimate, various scout groups are having firework displays. The 3rd Woodthorpe Scouts group has its display at Pepperpots Scouts Ground on Mapperley Plains Road (6.30pm, Sat 4 Nov), with traditional food and glowsticks available; this is a no-alcohol event. Kimberley Scouts Group's firework display starts at 7pm on Sat 4 Nov and has a licensed bar and a disco until 10pm, while 4th Carlton Scouts has a display and bonfire (7pm, Sat 4 Nov) at Standhill Skateboard Park in King George V Playing Fields.

Alton Towers closes its 2017 season with its annual fireworks display on Sat 4 and Sun 5 Nov at 7pm, giving you a chance to try the rides until 9pm.

On Sun 5 Nov, Bonfire Night itself, Mansfield Town FC has a fireworks display with a funfair and stalls at its own stadium on Field Mill Quarry Lane (from 5pm), while Nottingham Council's free fireworks display takes place at Forest Recreation Ground; there's a bonfire and fairground rides, but no parking near the site (7pm, Sun 5 Nov; public transport is highly recommended.)

Mansfield Town Fireworks

A fireworks display with a funfair and stalls.

Alton Towers Fireworks Display

Send the end of the theme park season off with a bang at this Bonfire Night celebration with a fireworks display and a chance to enjoy the rides in the dark until 9pm,

Derby Bonfire & Fireworks

Bonfire, funfair, hot food stalls, with music and entertainment from Capital FM, before the main fireworks display kicks off at 7pm in celebration of Bonfire Night.

Fireworks Extravaganza

A fireworks extravaganza for all the family, including a fairground and an additional special fireworks display for younger children (at 6.15pm).

Keyworth Rugby Club Fireworks

A fireworks display and bonfire with hot food and drinks available, a full bar and free parking.

My Sight Nottinghamshire Annual Firework Display

Live music from Fat Digester and Joseph Knight, entertainment from the Fields of Fire performers, food and drink from Castle Rock Brewery Bar and Johnny Pusztai's Hog Roast & BBQ Unique, plus a firework display. The truly intrepid can have a go at firewalking (requires separate booking).

Kimberley Scouts Group Fireworks

Fireworks display with hot food, a licensed bar and a disco until 10pm.

Robin Hood Festival of Fireworks

Firework display with a hog roast and real ale tent. The kids' display is at 6.30pm and there's live music from local band Homesick.

Bonfire and Fireworks at 3W Scouts

Family-friendly bonfire and fireworks night, with traditional food and glowsticks available. Alcohol-free event, with free parking available at Nuffield Gym.

4th Carlton Scouts Firework Display

A fireworks display with a bonfire and refreshments.

Nottingham Fireworks Display

Nottingham Council's free firework display has a bonfire and also fairground rides. Note that there's no parking near the site, and public transport is recommended.

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