Bonfire Night 2018: fireworks displays and events in Portsmouth, Fareham, Havant and Gosport

Halloween is done and dusted for another year and that means one thing '“ it's almost Bonfire night.Â

By The Newsroom
Monday, 5th November 2018, 10:26 am
Updated Monday, 5th November 2018, 11:31 am
The 2018 HMS Sultan bonfire and firework display. Picture Ian Hargreaves  (181025-1_sultan)
The 2018 HMS Sultan bonfire and firework display. Picture Ian Hargreaves (181025-1_sultan)

Firework stalls have gone up in supermarkets across the area, with the usual selection of Roman candles, rockets, Catherine wheels and sparklers, in preparation for Guy Fawkes night. 

But if you fancy seeing a more spectacular display than just a couple of rockets in your back garden '“ there are plenty of events going on across our region in the coming days. 

Of course remember to wrap up warm and stay a safe distance away from the fireworks. 

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The 2018 HMS Sultan bonfire and firework display. Picture Ian Hargreaves (181025-1_sultan)

Here are all the events in our area: 

King V Playing Fields

Details: Wednesday, November 7 '“ opens at 4pm, bonfire lit at 7pm, display at 7.30pm Parking available at Lakeside North Harbour. Under-12s funfair on the field. Location: King George V Playing Fields, Cosham.

Gunwharf Quays

Details: Thursday, November 8 '“ From 6pm, exact time of display not set '“ Christmas lights will be switched on and stores open until 9pm.

Parking will be available at the Gunwharf Quays car park. 

Location: Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth 

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Henry Cort Community College

Details: Friday, November 2 '“ gates open at 5pm and the fireworks will start at 7pm '“ There will be amusements, refreshments, a raffle and entertainment.

Tickets: Early bird tickets will be available at the school's reception or on the school's website. Adults are £5, children are £3 and a family of four is £15.

- Tickets on the gate will be £6.50 for adults, £4.50 for children and £20 for a family of four.

Location: Henry Cort Community College, Hillson Drive, Fareham,PO15 6PH

St Anthony's Catholic Primary School

Details: Saturday, November 3 '“ gates open at 4pm and the fireworks start at 6pm '“ there will be entertainment as well as food and drink.

Tickets: Early bird tickets are available from the school office. Adults are £4, children are £3 and infants are 50p.

Location: St Anthony's Catholic Primary School, Primate Rd, Fareham PO14 4RP

West End

The Ageas Bowl

Details: Friday, November 2 '“ 6pm until 8.30pm '“ Car parking is available at the Ageas Bowl but spaces must be purchased in advance at £5 per vehicle.

There will be a fun fair, selfie paparazzi screen and food and drink stalls. 

Tickets: Tickets are £10 for adults, under 17s are £6, children aged under 5 are free and all can be purchased from the Ageas Bowl, the website or over the phone.

Location: The Ageas Bowl, Botley Rd, West End, Southampton SO30 3XH


Swanmore Primary

Details: Friday, November 2 '“ gates open at 5.15pm and fireworks start at 6.30pm.

There will be hot dogs, mulled cider, hot chocolate, chocolate tombola and more.

Tickets: Advance tickets are available from the school or Swanmore village stores for £3. 

Tickets on the gate are £3.50 and those under primary school age go free.

Location: Swanmore Primary School, Church Road, Swanmore, SO32 2PA


Glebe Field

Details: Saturday, November 3 '“ gates open at 6pm and the display will be at 7pm. 

Hot dog with soup or squash will be available for £1.

Tickets: Adults are £4, children are £2 and under threes for free.

Location: Glebe Field behind School Road, Wickham, PO17 5BY


Baptist Church

Details: Saturday, November 3 '“ 6pm. 

Location: Stubbington Baptist Church, Jay Close, Cuckoo Lane, Stubbington, PO14 3TA.


Portchester Sailing Club

Details: Saturday, November 10 '“ food will be served from 5.30pm and fireworks will start at 7.30pm '“ barbecue burgers and hot dogs will be served. 

Tickets: Event is free

Location: Portchester Sailing Club, Waterside Lane, Castle St, Portchester PO16 9QN

Rowlands Castle 

Rowlands Castle Recreation Ground

Details: Saturday, November 3 '“ gates open at 5.30pm '“ funfair rides and games and food and drink stalls. 

Tickets: Adult £5 / Child £2 '“ Tickets must be purchased in advance from Londis or Rolands Castle Hardware both in the village. 

Location: Rowlands Castle Recreation Ground, The Fairway, Rowland's Castle, Hampshire, PO9 6AQ


Stockheath Common

Details: Monday, November 5 '“ fireworks begin at 7pm '“ no bonfire at this year's display.

Food stalls and small children's rides from 5pm. Entertainment on stage, music, fun and games and characters from 5.30pm until 6.45pm.

Organisers recommend parking at Greywell Shopping Centre pay-and-display car park. 

Tickets: Free entry

Location: Stockheath Common, Leigh Park, Hampshire, PO9 5BB