The Bonfire season looks set to go off with a bang of the 5th of November with hundreds of events going on up and down the county, from raucous party nights to events suited to all the family. Firstly on the 6th there is the famous firework display at Leeds Castle, a fairy tale castle in Maidstone. The display will be released from pontoons from the castle’s moat and is accompanied by a rousing chorus of music with a ‘space’ theme. There will be plenty of activities for the family to enjoy ranging from a screening of ‘Toystory’ in the afternoon to keep the youngsters entertained and a special projection onto the side of the castle. Car park opens at 1pm. Event site opens at 2pm. Last admission is at 5pm. Display commences at 5.30pm (approx. 30 minutes). Tickets must be purchased online prior to the event with Adults: £18; Child (under 16 years): £10, there are special Group rates (15 or more) with Adult: £15; Child: £9.
For another spectacular celebration head to Mount Ephraim Gardens just outside Canterbury where Dawes Community Association DCA are holding a charity display with food and drink available, the fireworks start at 7.30pm. Tickets £9 in advance, £12 on the gate – each ticket admits 1 adult children under 14.
The Hop Farm in Kent offers visitors a unique experience combining two distinctive displays, firstly a child friendly fireworks display set to the rousing score of Disney and secondly a more adult celebration entitled ‘Disco Inferno’ beginning later on. With burgers, toffee apples and live music there is truly something for everybody. Tickets can be booked online at www.thehopfarm.co.uk/events/107/fireworks-spectacular
For those looking for a smaller spectacle in Birchington in Kent comprising bonfires, stalls and fairground rides to be enjoyed by both real children and those wishing to reclaim their youth! Gates open from 4pm with the bonfire lit at 6:30pm and fireworks start at 7:30pm. Prices are £7 Adults and £6 children on the gate. Save £2 by booking in advance at www.quexpark.co.uk