York fireworks display and Bonfire Night guide 2016

Lots of fiery fun this weekend. Gaetan Lee on Wikipedia
31 Oct 2016 @ 12.13 pm
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After the spectacular fun of the early fireworks display by Kaboom at Castle Howard, it’s time for the Bonfire Night celebrations.

In the city that brought you the top gunpowder plotter Guy Fawkes, there are a few to choose from.

Here’s our guide to the bonfires and fireworks displays in York and further afield. We’ve listed the York Maze display for those who have already got tickets, but for the rest of us it is sadly sold out.

If we’ve missed one let us know in the comments, or drop us a line.


Rawcliffe Country Park

Rawcliffe Country Park, Shipton Road, York YO30 5XZ

Sat Nov 5 @ 5.30pm-8.30pm

Adults £7, children £3

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Includes a bonfire and fireworks display, food and drink, fairground rides, a display of fire service equipment, stalls and live music on stage.

This event is put on by the Fire Fighters Charity, and aims to reduce the number of bonfire night related accidents and injuries whilst raising funds for serving and retired fire service personnel and their families.


The Poppleton Centre, Main Street, Nether Poppleton, York YO26 6JT

Sat Nov 5 @ 5pm-9pm

Adults £7, children 5-16 free, under 5s free

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A huge bonfire, a hog roast and plenty of fireworks – that’s the Poppleton promise.

Gates open at 5pm, the bonfire’s lit at 7pm and after the fireworks there’s live music till 9pm.

Admission is by advance ticket only, and there’s no on-site parking.

Fireworks at York Maze. Photograph: York Maze
Fireworks at York Maze. Photograph: York Maze

York Maze

York Maze, Elvington, York

Sat Nov 5 @ 4.30pm-10.30pm

Sold out

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Already sold out, for those with tickets this promises a big bonfire and fireworks choreographed to a music soundtrack of hit songs.

York St John University

York St John University sports fields, Haxby Road, New Earswick, York YO31

Fri Nov 4 @ 6pm-8pm


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York St John University is in its 175th year and this free fireworks display is part of the celebrations.

It kicks off at 6pm, with the firework display starting around 6.45pm. There are food stalls, and live music. This is a no alcohol event, so don’t try and bring any booze.

Acorn Rugby Club

York Acorn Rugby Club, Thanet Road, York YO24 2NW

Thu Nov 3 @ 6pm

Adults £2, under 16s 50p

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As well as the fireworks there’ll be fairground attractions and food and drink.

Grub's up at the Dunnington bonfire. Photograph © Chris Sharples / Dunnington Fayre
Grub’s up at the Dunnington bonfire. Photograph © Chris Sharples / Dunnington Fayre


Ebor Inn, 46 Main Street, Bishopthorpe, York YO23 2RB

Sat Nov 5 @ 7pm

Adults £2.50, children £1.50

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Lots of fun for all the family, with a bonfire, food, tombola and raffles.

Tickets available from the Ebor Inn.


Eastfield Showfield, Dunnington YO19 5ND

Sat Nov 5 @ 4.30pm-8pm

£8, family ticket £30

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Featuring a bonfire, fireworks and live music, this is a family friendly event.

The bonfire is lit at 5.30pm, there are quiet fireworks at 5.40pm and the fireworks start at 6.30pm.

Further afield

Selby: Selby Community Centre Field, Sat Nov 5. Gates open 6pm, bonfire 6.30pm, fireworks 7pm and 7.30pm. Details here.

Ripon: Ripon Racecourse, Fri Nov 5. Gates open 5.30pm, bonfire lit 7pm, fireworks 7.30pm. Details here.

Ulleskelf: Ulleskelf Sports Field, Sat Nov 5. Bonfire lit at 6pm and fireworks at 6.30pm. Details here.

Helmsley: Helmsley Sports and Recreation Ground, Sat Nov 5. Bonfire lit 6.30pm, fireworks 7pm, disco 7.30pm. Details here.

Northallerton: Applegarth Car Park, Sat Nov 5. The entertainment and food offerings will start from 5pm, bonfire lit at 7pm and fireworks at 7.30pm. Details here.

Scarborough: McCain Sports Ground, Osgodby Lane, Cayton, Fri Nov 4. Gates open at 5.30pm; bonfire lit at 6pm, firework display from 6.45pm. Details here.

Bolton Abbey: Bolton Abbey, Skipton BD23 6EX, Sat Nov 5. Gates open 5pm, bonfire lit 6pm, fireworks 7.15pm. Details here.