What's on in Rutland: Bonfire & Fireworks 2018

27 October 2018
One of my favourite occasions of the year is definitely Bonfire Night on 5th November. It's an event we always looked forward to as a family whilst growing up and occasionally we even hosted charity firework evenings of our own.

This year I thought I'd put together a guide of 'What's on' around Stamford and Rutland in the theme of the 5th November whether that's fireworks, productions or bonfires so you can make plans with your family and friends.

Whissendine Bonfire and Fireworks Spectacular
Friday 2nd November
At: Whissendine Sports Club, Whissendine, LE15 7EU
Time: from 6:00pm
Price: from £3
About: Whissendine CE Primary School Parents Association is holding its annual Bonfire and Firework Spectacular on Friday 2nd November 2018 at Whissendine Sports Club, Melton Road, Whissendine. Gates open at 6pm. Bonfire lit at 6.15pm with fireworks starting at 7pm. Hot & cold refreshments will be available including licensed bar & BBQ. 
Tickets purchased in advance Adults £4 Children £3. Gate price is £5 (any age). Under 3's go free. 
Tickets can be purchased from Rutland Toy Store in Oakham and Whissendine Mace Convenience Store in Whissendine from the 12th October. 
This event is being sponsored by Stapleford Park Hotel. All proceeds to go to Whissendine CE Primary School. 
Strictly NO Sparklers. Parking is limited in the village and parking restrictions around the sports club will be in place for safety reasons so please park carefully around the village and allow time to walk to the Sports Club.

Barrowden Bonfire Night
Saturday 3rd November
At: Barrowden Recreation Ground
Time: from 6:00pm
Price: Donations Only
About: Bonfire, fireworks, BBQ, drinks and more! Dogs welcome too!

Rutland Lions Firework Display
Saturday 3rd November

At: Oakham Rugby Club, Oakham, LE15 7TW
Time: from 6:00pm
Price: £6
About: Rutland Lions host their annual firework display on Saturday 3rd November 2018 at Oakham Rugby Club. As usual, there will be two displays, the first starting at 7pm, slightly less noisy and intended more for younger spectators, the second at 7.45pm, a fully choreographed display with big bangs and bright skies for all spectators. The usual barbecue fayre of hot dogs and burgers will be provided, and the rugby club bar will be open for all types of refreshment. The magical lightsabers will also be available for all those budding Jedi out there. Entry remains at £6 on the night for everyone over 5 years old, however both single and family tickets can be purchased in advance, £5 for everyone over five years old, £16 for a family of four and £20 for a family of five. Tickets will be available from Fords of Oakham and from Uppingham Sport & Book. Please note that family tickets will NOT be available on the night. Please note that dogs will NOT be granted entry to the Showground, and we respectfully request that children do not bring sparklers.

Saturday 3rd November
At: East of England Showground, Peterborough, PE2 6SW
Time: from 5:00pm
Price: from £5
About: Enjoy live music, fairground rides, and a superb firework display on 3rd November as the Peterborough Firework Fiesta sponsored by Britannia Fire & Security returns for 2018. Watch the spectacular display of fireworks by Titanium, the company behind national celebration fireworks such as the Commonwealth Games and New Year displays in London and Edinburgh. There’s great family entertainment to enjoy with live music, food outlets, fairground rides. 
Free parking at the East of England Showground. Tickets are on sale now - visit the website for full details. All proceeds from Firework Fiesta are donated to charities and good causes in Peterborough

Bonfire & Fireworks at the Engine Yard
Saturday 3rd November

At: Engine Yard at Belvoir Castle, Belvoir, Grantham, NG32 1PA
Time: from 5:30pm
Price: from £5
About: Join us on the evening of Saturday 3rd November to enjoy a beautiful autumn evening. Warm up with a Bailey's Hot Chocolate whilst watching a firework display by the wonderful MLE Pyrotechnics and toast your toes on our bonfire!
Gates open at 5.30pm for music entertainment and food from our outdoor kitchen including hot dogs, burgers, toffee apples and much more! Refreshments for both the little ones and adults will be available too. Bonfire from 6pm and fireworks start at 7.45pm.

Stamford Kiwanis Annual Bonfire & Firework Display
Saturday 3rd November

At: Stamford Welland Academy, Stamford, PE9 1HE
Time: from 6:00pm
Price: from £2
About: A spectacular bonfire event that draws crowds to what is regarded as the region's finest fireworks display. As well as a truly giant-sized bonfire, the evening includes children's entertainment, hot food and mulled wine. It takes place at Stamford Welland Academy, Green Lane, Stamford on Saturday, 3rd November. Gates open at 5:00 pm bonfire lit at 6 o'clock followed by a massive fireworks display starting just a little later. Free Parking. No sparklers, please. Bring all the family to enjoy a memorable and spectacular fireworks display. Entrance £5 Adults, £2 children. Proceeds distributed to local charities.

The Gunpowder Plot
Saturday 3rd & Monday 5th November

At: The Core, Corby, NN14 3AG
Time: from 7:30pm
Price: £15 per person
About: A fantastic night out for those who want a bonfire night celebration with a difference.
The Gunpowder Plot returns to Boughton House in November 2018. Witness a spectacular re-telling of the events of the 5th of November 1605 with large-scale projections, breathtaking theatrical performances, and a dramatic soundtrack, all rounded off with a stunning firework display over the grounds of the stately home. This promises to be an explosive night out for the whole family, not to be missed!
Back with a bang after one year off, the completely reimagined show will have an all-new soundtrack, script, performance, and animation. It’ll be staged in the grounds of Boughton House on Saturday 3rd and Monday 5th November.

Cottesmore Bonfire Night
Sunday 4th November

At: Cottesmore Community Centre, Cottesmore, LE15 7DH
Time: from 4:00pm
Price: from £1.50
About: Tickets will be on sale from Cottesmore Village Shop from around two weeks before the event. Gates Open 16.00. All timings and attractions subject to weather conditions.
Bonfire, fireworks, refreshments, sparklers, stalls and more.

North Luffenham Fireworks
Monday 5th November
At: The Oval, North Luffenham, LE15 8LB
Time: from 6:00pm
Price: Donations only
About: The 2018 event will take place on Sunday 4th November 2017 on the Oval. Gates open at 6pm and the bonfire will be lit at around 6:10pm and fireworks will start at 6:30pm. We will have a competition for the best ‘Guy’ and there will be drinks to buy. Please donate generously as you possibly can on the night.

Firework Display
Monday 5th November

At: Blackstones Sports & Social Club, Lincoln Road, Stamford
Time: from 6:00pm
About: Fireworks Display, BBQ and Stalls. All welcome!