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Where to see the fireworks

There is an annual fireworks display at King George V playing fields Cosham.

There is an annual fireworks display at King George V playing fields Cosham.

IT’S A time to wrap up warm and head outside to enjoy a firework display.

You could do it yourself in the back garden, or you could let someone else take the strain and go along to a professional display.

They’re taking place all across our region and there are displays to suit all tastes and budgets, plus a whole range of other entertainments going on alongside the main event at many of them.

Here is The News’ guide to upcoming displays.

*HMS Sultan Bonfire and Fireworks Night

PLACE: Military Road, Gosport

DATE: Tomorrow

TIME: From 6pm, fireworks at 8pm

ENTERTAINMENT: Fire eaters, funfair, entertainers

FOOD: A variety of stalls

PARKING: Free close to site

COST: Family £12, Adult £4, Child £3

*Gunwharf Quays ‘Best of British’ Firework Display

PLACE: Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth

DATE: Friday, November 2

TIME: From 5.30pm, fireworks at 7.50pm

ENTERTAINMENT: Music synchronised with fireworks, hosted by Wave 105’s Steve Power

FOOD: Usual bars, restaurants and stalls

PARKING: Usual parking tariffs

COST: Free

CONTACT: (023) 9283 6700

*Fishbourne Fireworks Display

PLACE: Fishbourne Centre, near Chichester

DATE: Friday November 2

TIME: From 6pm, fireworks at 8pm

ENTERTAINMENT: Mask making, facepainting

FOOD: Food and drink available

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

COST: Free but with a collection

CONTACT: (01243) 788368

*Ageas Bowl Firework Display

PLACE: Botley Road, Southampton

DATE: Friday November 2

TIME: From 5.30pm, fireworks at 8pm

ENTERTAINMENT: Heart FM Live Experience, funfair

FOOD: Variety of stalls

COST: Family ticket £18 advance, or £24 on night. Adults £8 advance, or £10 on the night, children under-16 £6, under-five go free.

CONTACT: 0800 197 4404

*Thorney Island Fireworks Display

PLACE: Army Barracks, Thorney Island, Emsworth

DATE: Friday November 2

TIME: From 6pm, fireworks at 7pm

ENTERTAINMENT: Live music, funfair

FOOD: Hot food stalls and bar

COST: £1

*Fireworks Display and Bonfire

PLACE: Rowlands Castle Recreation Ground, The Fairway.

DATE: Saturday, November 3

TIME: From 5.30pm, fireworks at 7pm

COST: Adults £5, under 16s free.

*Fireworks, Music and Fun

PLACE: Fontwell Park, West Sussex

DATE: Saturday November 3

TIME: From 5.30pm, fireworks at 7.30pm

ENTERTAINMENT: Funfair, stalls, fancy dress competition

FOOD: Various food and drink stalls

PARKING: Free car park

COST: Adults £5 on the night, £7 in advance, children £4 on the night, £2.50 in advance

CONTACT: (01243) 543335

*Heyshott Bonfire

PLACE: Heyshott Village Green, near Midhurst

DATE: Saturday November 3

TIME: Torchlight procession 7pm, fireworks at 8pm

ENTERTAINMENT: Punch and Judy show,

PARKING: Free, just outside village

COST: No charge but collection

*Ranvilles Fireworks

PLACE: Ranvilles Junior School, Fareham

DATE: Saturday November 3

TIME: From 6pm, fireworks at 7pm

PARKING: No parking available at school

COST: Advance tickets finished, door price TBC

CONTACT: (01329) 841679

*Bonfire and Fireworks Display

PLACE: Stockheath Common, Havant

DATE: Monday November 5

TIME: Fireworks at 7.45pm

ENTERTAINMENT: Funfair from 4pm

FOOD: Hot dogs and candy floss

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

COST: Free

CONTACT: (023) 9244 6019

*Wickham Scouts Bonfire & Fireworks Display

PLACE: Glebe Field, Wickham

DATE: Saturday November 3

TIME: From 6pm, fireworks at 7pm

FOOD: Soup and hot dogs

PARKING: Free near site

COST: Adults £4, children £2

*Fireworks Display

PLACE: Royal Victoria Country Park, Netley

DATE: Saturday November 3

TIME: From 6pm, fireworks at 7.30pm

FOOD: Chestnuts, candy floss and more

PARKING: Free

COST: Adults £7, £5 in advance, children £5, £3 in advance, family ticket £20

CONTACT: (023) 8045 5157

*Fireworks Spectacular

PLACE: Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower, Gosport

DATE: Sunday November 4

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

*Portsmouth Fireworks

PLACE: King George V Playing Fields, Cosham

DATE: Wednesday November 7

TIME: From 6pm, fireworks at 7.30pm

ENTERTAINMENT: Live music

FOOD: Variety of stalls

PARKING: Limited free parking at IBM

COST: Free with charity collections

CONTACT: (023) 9282 6722

*Firework and Bonfire Spectacular

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

DATE: Saturday November 10

TIME: From 4pm

FOOD: Refreshments available

PARKING: Free parking at Argos nearby

COST: Ticket available from November 5, prices TBC

CONTACT: (01489) 579100

 

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