Colder weather, darker evenings and spectacular shows can only mean one thing… it’s firework season!

Bonfire night has always been popular across Northamptonshire, with impressive firework displays, plenty of sparklers and large bonfires, there are lots of places to go and celebrate bonfire night.

Whether you’re looking for a place to take the kids or you just want a night out watching fireworks, these places have got you covered.

Here’s where to watch fireworks in Northamptonshire…

Santa Pod Raceway

Head to Santa Pod Raceway for a fireworks frenzy drive-in on Friday 5th November from 5.30pm. The team have collaborated with top fireworks display company Titanium Fireworks to create one of Santa Pod’s biggest firework displays ever.

They have worked to design an all-aerial display with a wide frontage all the way along the spectator banking, meaning that everyone who comes will get a great view. There won’t be a bonfire this year, however, there will be side attractions including Red Dragon Monster Truck Rides, Inflatables & Go Karts plus Mini Monster Truck Mania for the little ones! Viewing will be from your vehicle or on the grandstand and parking will be on a first come first served basis. Head to www.santapod.co.uk to book your ticket.

Towcester Racecourse

On Friday 5th November you can head to Towcester Racecourse for a fireworks frenzy with a magical evening. The evening will include silent fireworks & laser displays to music along with a stunning drone display. There will always be a huge carnival fairground onsite which will be free to ride.

If that wasn’t enough there will also be food and drink stalls, plus a kids Halloween costume competition with a whopping £200 up for grabs as first prize. The event starts at 6pm and will be on until 10.30pm. Tickets are £19.95 early bird and entry is free for under 5s. All fireworks are animal friendly, so there’s no need to worry about giving local pets a fright.

Book your tickets by visiting www.towcester-raceourse.co.uk

Blackpit Brewery

Blackpit Brewery’s annual bonfire and firework display will be returning on Saturday 6th November. After having last year off, they’ve shared that this year will be bigger than ever! They will have a spectacular bonfire procession, followed by a show-stopping fireworks display. The day will be kicking off at 1pm and will finish at 8pm. There will also be delicious street food and beer, live music throughout the day, plus activities for children. Fireworks will start just after 6.30pm.

Tickets are £19 per adult and £5 per child. Book your tickets by visiting www.blackpitbrewery.co.uk

The Racecourse, Northampton

On Saturday 6th November, the firework and bonfire extravaganza will be back at The Racecourse in Northampton. After being cancelled last year, Northampton Town Council will be bringing the fireworks back for a night of celebrations, children’s entertainment and food stalls. The event is free to enter and will be open from 4.30pm, with fireworks due to start at 6pm.

Wootton Community and Sports Centre

On Sunday 7th November Fireworks in the Park will be coming back with a bang. They’ll have Fairground rides, food vendors and live music plus an amazing Firework display at 7pm. The event is free to attend, however they will be collecting donations for their chosen charity. Keep an eye on their Facebook page ‘Fireworks in the Park 2021’ for more details.

Wicksteed Park

On Saturday 6th November, Wicksteed Park is hosting its fireworks extravaganza for families to enjoy. Gates will open from 5pm and fireworks will start at 7.30pm. Tickets can be purchased on the gates, however its best to book in advance to avoid disappointment. Visit www.wicksteedpark.org to book.

Hall Park, Rushden

Nene Valley Scouts are doing their part for the community for their 52nd annual fireworks display. The event will be taking place at Hall Park in Rushden from 6.30pm. Advance tickets cost £6 or you can purchase them on the night for £7. Visit https://www.nenevalleyscouts.org/

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