Where to celebrate Firework Night with a BANG! in Milton Keynes this yearPosted 24th October 2022
Ready to kick your November off with a BOOM? With less than a month to go until Bonfire Night, it’s time to start making some plans. Get prepared to don those warm winter hats and scarves – here is your handy guide to ten of the best Bucks fireworks bonanzas being held in and around Milton Keynes this year.
Blackpit Brewery’s Bonfire Night
Fired by the same team that man London’s NYE fireworks extravaganza, Blackpit’s Bonfire and Fireworks event is sure to be a great one. Taking place on Saturday 5th November from 3pm, Blackpit Brewery is out to impress this year. Set in their vast green space surrounded by a stunning lake and ancient woodland, this open-air event will be home to a hand-crafted bonfire sculpture, mind-blowing performances, some of the finest street food in Buckinghamshire and plenty more for the whole family to enjoy.
Waddesdon Community Centre Fireworks Display
Taking place a little earlier than most celebrations, Waddesdon Community Centre is hosting their yearly half-term free Fireworks display on Saturday 29th October this year which includes a bar and refreshments, a children’s disco, fancy dress competition and much more. The fireworks display is set to start at 7pm and is sure to be fun for all the family.
Find out more information on their Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2541198676014101
Buckingham Town Council Bonfire and Fireworks
As one of the most popular events each year, Buckingham’s fireworks night is taking place in the paddock at Bourton Park on Saturday 5th November from 6pm. The event is completely free but donations can be made on arrival to support local community group Buckingham Table’s charitable causes. Fireworks are produced by Titanium fireworks and the bonfire, made up of donated local pallets (checked carefully for hedgehogs!) is assembled by the Buckinghamshire cadets. The event includes free glo-sticks, hot food, music and of course, the firework display and bonfire.
Check out their Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/639899791189271/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A%7D
Mead Open Farm’s Family Fireworks
Sure to be a family favourite, Mead Open Farm is hosting an evening of fireworks and farmyard fun on Saturday 5th November from 4pm-8pm. Included in the ticket price you get: access to indoor and floodlit outdoor play; meeting the animals before their bedtime and a professional fireworks display set to popular children’s music. In addition to this, you can purchase animal feed and human (!) hot food and drinks from the Grainstore Street Food Kitchen or outdoor BBQ. Under 2’s go free!
Book tickets and find out more information here: https://www.meadopenfarm.co.uk/special-events/fireworks-night/
Campbell Park’s City Fireworks Spectacular
Possibly MK’s biggest fireworks celebration, Keith Emmett and Sons is hosting it’s 42nd event at Campbell Park this year on Saturday 5th November. Drawing in crowds of around 100,000 from across the city, it’s sure to be a big one this year as it celebrates MK’s new city status – especially as it hasn’t taken place since 2019 due to Covid restrictions. Residents will also be able to enjoy a funfair for £1pp from Wednesday 2nd to Sunday 6th November on weekdays from 6pm until 10pm and on the weekend from 2pm to 10pm with reduced rates on Wednesday and Sunday. The fireworks display will be free to attend, with food and drink available to purchase.
Find out more here: https://www.theparkstrust.com/events/keith-emmett-sons-city-firework-spectacular?fbclid=IwAR3R4ZCsChPp42tWVy658hkfiofjVZOx72sCDpsDQ_hGp-_x85LJM3qKX6Y or check out their Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1076439949730735/?ref=newsfeed
The Secret Farm’s Secret Fireworks
In addition to The Secret Farm’s incredibly successful Pick Your Own Pumpkins this year, a Secret Fireworks night is being hosted on Saturday 29th October, including: food and a fully-licenced bar, a traditional bonfire and – the main event – fireworks by Selstar Fireworks featuring themed accompanying music. It’s sure to be an explosive evening!
Wolverton Firework Display
A slightly smaller affair comes from Wolverton’s Annual Firework display which is back after a two year break. The event will be taking place on Saturday 5th November from 5pm at Wolverton’s Recreation Ground. Attendees are being asked to avoid driving to the event where possible in order to minimise parking difficulties and disruptions to the town; it’s sure to be a great event to head to if you’re a Wolverton local.
Keep updated with further information by joining the Facebook event page here: https://fb.me/e/2VqBvERqk
THAT Firework Spectacular in aid of The Henry Allen Trust
A little later in the month than most events from 4pm on Sunday 13th November, The Henry Allen Trust’s Firework Spectacular is being held at the Scots Club in Bletchley in aid of the children’s cancer charity and is helping to continue Henry’s last wish. On the 15th October 9 years ago, a very poorly Henry watched these West Bletchley Fireworks from the safe comfort of his home through the patio doors. These events are now put on in tribute to the little fighter – so save the date and help light up the sky for Henry. Entry is just £2 for adults and £1 for children and there will be a bar, raffle, face painting, games and more.
Find out more information from the Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/706596393799600?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A%7D
Newport Pagnell Fireworks Display
Entirely volunteer run, Newport Pagnell Fireworks Display is a fantastic event being held this year on Friday 4th November in Riverside Meadow. I attended this event last year (and will likely be heading there again this year) so I can vouch for how fantastic and well-organised it is! Free to attend with donations kindly appreciated, the event consists of a funfair, food-trucks (featuring some of my local favourites) and, of course, fireworks. Fundraising for the event hasn’t been able to take place this year, so they are kindly asking for donations in order to fund toilets for the event. You can donate through their JustGiving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/newportpagnellfireworks?utm_id=2&utm_term=An9YBYXM6. Gates open at 5pm!
Join the Facebook event page and keep up to date here: https://www.facebook.com/NPFireworks/
Milton Keynes Village Fireworks
Being held on Saturday 5th November, Milton Keynes Village Firework Display is being run by the Parish council this year, supported by the Village Hall and community volunteers who have all put on wonderful displays in years prior. The event starts at 6.30pm, with fireworks at 7pm. Remember to bring cash as they are raising money for a fantastic cause – Willen Hospice.
Keep up to date with the event by checking the ‘What’s on’ page for the Village Hall here: https://mkvillagehall.co.uk/events/
Where will you be heading this year?