While we’ll never stop hoping that they’ll one day bring back the massive York bonfire night and firework displays we enjoyed as kids – anyone else remember the sight of fireworks waterfalling down Clifford’s Tower or the massive, free displays on the Knavesmire? – there are still some fun ways to celebrate York’s naughtiest plotter. Whatever you get up to, wrap up warm and stay safe!
The Poppleton Centre Bonfire & Firework Spectacular
The popular Poppleton Centre bonfire and firework spectacular returns for 2023, with all the bonfire night trimmings – massive fire, fireworks, hot food and drinks and a lovely atmosphere. Tickets are available in advance ONLY. Gates open at 5.00 pm, the bonfire’s lit at 6.15, the firework display kicks off at 7.00 and the whole event closes at 9.00 pm. This is a fundraising event. All the proceeds go towards the upkeep, maintenance and development of the Poppleton Community Centre
5th November 2023, 5pm onwards – The Poppleton Centre, Main St, Nether Poppleton, York YO26 6JT – Adult £12, child (5 to 16) £6, under 5s free – Visit the Poppleton Centre website
Rawcliffe Country Park Firework Display and Bonfire
The annual North Yorkshire Fire Service bonfire and display returns on Saturday 4th November, with live music, fairground rides, hot and cold food and their biggest firework display and bonfire!
Saturday 4th November 2023, 5pm onwards – Rawcliffe Country Park, York, YO30 5XZ – Adult £10, child (5 to 16) £5, under 5s free – Visit the website
Bonfire Night at Sandburn Hall
Wrap up warm and enjoy a spectacular evening of fireworks and family fun. There’ll be face painters, amusements and food to enjoy, as well as bonfire lighting and a firework display.
Friday 3rd November 2023 – Sandburn Hall, Scotchman Lane Flaxton YO60 7RB – Visit the Sandburn Hall website
Scampston’s Firework Spectacular
Drive into stunning Scampston Hall’s 70 acre parkland for a night of spectacular pyromusical fireworks, choreographed to music from the ‘legends’. Sing and dance along to classic tracks from popular artists who hit ‘legend’ status whilst admiring the spectacular fireworks display. There’ll be a funfair and food village, too.
4th November 2023, from 4pm; adult from £15, child from £8
More info – Visit the website