Kaboom! Fab local fireworks displays
Light 'em up, baby! See in Bonfire Night in style with our pick of the best family-friendly fireworks displays in Norfolk.
Catton Park Spooktacular Fireworks Display, Old Catton, 30 Oct
Kicking off proceedings on Halloween weekend is this family favourite in Norwich’s Catton Park, with a children’s firework display at 6pm and full display at 8pm. As well as the choreographed firework show, there will be hot grub, drinks, and a full-blown fairground. Tickets cost £5 each, with under 3s going free, and all proceeds go towards maintaining the park. There is also a small car parking charge, so bring change.
Socially Distanced Low Bang Firework Event, Wroxham Barns, 3 and 4 Nov
One for littles (or those of us who just hate being shoulder-to-shoulder for your traditional display), this low noise firework display is set to child-friendly music. Pay £60 for a pitch that fits up to six people, including children and babies, and rock up with your own chairs and blankets. Fireworks start at 8.15pm, and you can also visit the Junior Farm Fun park for rides included in your ticket.
Stracey Sports Park, Rackheath, 5 Nov
One for foodies – Harry’s Soul Train, East Coast Pizza Co, The Bucket List and more will all be in attendance. The first display takes place at 7.30pm with the grand finale at 8.15pm. Plan transport in advance as there is no on site parking. Tickets cost £5 for adults and under 16s go free – make sure you bring cash.
Fawkes in the Walks, King’s Lynn, 5 Nov
This free local fave is back for 2021! Organised by the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, it’s the biggest in the West. The park will be packed with stalls and rides from 6pm onward, with live music from The Chebbs at 7pm and fireworks at 8. A truly excellent night and gratis to boot.
Fitzmaurice Park, Thorpe St Andrew, 5 Nov
Doors open at 4.30pm to give you plenty of time to sample the local food stalls, bar and funfair before the big fireworks display at 7. Tickets MUST be bought in advance and cost £3 for adults, £2 for children or £10 for families (two adults, two children). They can be bought online or by scanning local posters around town. Please note there is no parking on-site.
Wymondham Rugby Club, Wymondham, 5 Nov
Plenty here to keep the whole family happy, including street food vendors, a fun fair and a bar. Say no more! You’ll need cash for the gate but cards if you’re imbibing. Gates open at 6pm. Adults £6, children (5-16) £4, under fours free.
Hunstanton Cliff Top Fireworks Display, Hunstanton, 6 Nov
A live rock choir, lasers and lashings of mulled wine? Sounds like our kind of Bonfire Night! As well as a fireworks show set to music (kick-off is at 7pm), there’s also a funfair with children’s rides and plenty of hot food and drink. £25 per car (max 7 people per car) or £10 for walk-ins, £5 for over 65s and under 16s.
Downham Market Fireworks, Stradsett, 6 Nov
This year’s event promises to be bigger, better and louder than ever before – we’re game if you are! There are two fireworks displays (one at 7.15, the other at 7.30), but we advise you get in earlier to fit in all the extra activities, which include axe throwing, archery, funfair rides and games and live entertainment. £7.50 for adults, £3.50 for children aged 3 to 16, under 3s go free.
Thetford Firework Spectacular, Thetford, 7 Nov
If you’re craving more firework fun after the 5th, then this should fit the bill. There are two displays on offer – one at 5.45pm for children, and the main show at 7.45pm – plus fairground rides, live music, sideshows, food vendors and charity stalls. Phew! Best of all, entrance is free.