Details of firework displays in Portsmouth. Hampshire and West Sussex

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It’s that time of year again, when bonfires burn brightly and fireworks light up the night sky. So wrap up warm and use Mischa Allen’s guide to plan where and when to see some of the best displays in the area.

HMS Sultan Bonfire and

Fireworks Night

PLACE: Military Road, Gosport

DATE: Tomorrow

TIME: From 6pm, fireworks at 8pm

ENTERTAINMENT: Fire eaters, jugglers, Titan the robot, fairground rides

FOOD: A variety of stalls

PARKING: Free close to site

COST: Family £10, Adult £3.50, Child £2.50

CONTACT: (023) 9272 2351

Gunwharf Quays Firework Display

PLACE: Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth

DATE: Friday October 28

TIME: From 6pm, fireworks at 7.45pm

ENTERTAINMENT: Music synchronised with fireworks

FOOD: Usual bars, restaurants and stalls

PARKING: Usual parking tariffs

COST: Free

CONTACT: (023) 9283 6700

Whiteley Fireworks

PLACE: Meadowside Recreation Ground, Whiteley

DATE: Sunday October 30

TIME: Gates open 5.45pm, display at 7.45pm

ENTERTAINMENT: Funfair

PARKING: £5 a vehicle (limited)

COST: Charity collections

CONTACT: (01329) 835019

Portsmouth Fireworks

PLACE: King George V Playing Fields, Cosham

DATE: Wednesday November 2

TIME: 6.30pm, fireworks at 7.30pm

ENTERTAINMENT: Wave 105 FM Roadshow

FOOD: Variety of stalls

PARKING: Limited free parking at IBM

COST: Free with charity collections

CONTACT: (023) 9282 6722

Fishbourne Fireworks Display

PLACE: Fishbourne Centre, near Chichester

DATE: Friday November 4

TIME: From 6.30pm, fireworks at 8pm

ENTERTAINMENT: Mask making, biscuit decorating

FOOD: Food and drink available

PARKING: Fishbourne Roman Palace (five minutes’ walk from playing fields)

COST: No charge but collection

CONTACT: (01243) 788368

Rose Bowl Firework Display

PLACE: Botley Road, Southampton

DATE: Friday November 4

TIME: From 5.30pm, fireworks at 8pm

ENTERTAINMENT: Wave 105 DJ Steve Power, Lady Gaga tribute act, funfair

FOOD: Variety of stalls

PARKING: £6 in advance

COST: Family ticket £18 in advance, or £24 on night. Adults and children £6 in advance, or £8 on the night, children under-five go free.

CONTACT: 0800 197 4404

Thorney Island Fireworks Display

PLACE: Army Barracks, Thorney Island, Emsworth

DATE: Friday November 4

TIME: Gates open at 6pm

ENTERTAINMENT: Live music, funfair

FOOD: Hot food stalls

COST: £1

Bonfire Spectacular

PLACE: St Anthony’s RC Primary School, Titchfield Common

DATE: Saturday November 5

TIME: Gates open at 4pm

FOOD: Refreshments available

PARKING: Free parking at Argos nearby

COST: Adults £4, children £3

CONTACT: (01489) 579100

Fireworks, Music and Fun

PLACE: Fontwell Park, West Sussex

DATE: Saturday November 5

TIME: Gates open at 4pm, fireworks at 7.30pm

ENTERTAINMENT: Funfair, stalls

FOOD: Roasted chestnuts, sweets, toffee apples

PARKING: Free car park

COST: Adults £13 on the night, £10 in advance, children £7 on the night, £5 in advance.

CONTACT: (01243) 543335

Heyshott Bonfire

PLACE: Heyshott Village Green, near Midhurst

DATE: Saturday November 5

TIME: 7pm

ENTERTAINMENT: Torchlit procession, puppets

PARKING: Free, just outside village

COST: No charge but collection

CONTACT: 07790 528926

Ranvilles Fireworks

PLACE: Ranvilles Junior School, Fareham

DATE: Saturday November 5

TIME: Gates open 6.30pm, fireworks at 7pm

PARKING: No parking available at school

COST: Adults £4.50, children £2.50, family £10

CONTACT: (01329) 841679

Round Table Fireworks Display

PLACE: Mayflower Park, Southampton

DATE: Saturday November 5

TIME: 7.30pm

ENTERTAINMENT: Funfair from 1pm

FOOD: Variety of stalls

COST: Adult £5, child £3

CONTACT: (023) 8083 3333

Bonfire and Fireworks Display

PLACE: Stockheath Common, Havant

DATE: Saturday November 5

TIME: Fireworks at 7.45pm

ENTERTAINMENT: Funfair

FOOD: Hot dogs and candy floss

PARKING: Use Havant Borough Council car park at Greywell, a 10-minute walk away

COST: Free

CONTACT: (023) 9244 6019

Wickham Scouts Bonfire & Fireworks Display

PLACE: Glebe Field, Wickham

DATE: Saturday November 5

TIME: From 6pm, fireworks at 7pm

FOOD: Soup and hot dogs

PARKING: Free near site

COST: Adults £4, children £2

Fireworks Spectacular

PLACE: Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower, Gosport

DATE: Sunday November 6

TIME: From 5pm, fireworks at 7pm

ENTERTAINMENT: Funfair, children’s activities, storytelling

PARKING: Free parking

COST: Adults £5, children £2.50, family £12

CONTACT: (023) 9250 5600

Fireworks Display

PLACE: Royal Victoria Country Park, Netley

DATE: Sunday November 6

TIME: From 6pm, fireworks at 7.30pm

FOOD: Chestnuts, candy floss and more

PARKING: Free

COST: Adults £7 (£4.50 in advance), children £5 (£3.50 in advance)

CONTACT: (023) 8045 5157