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Fireworks Night in Suffolk



My favourite time of the year is almost here; Fireworks Night. This unique event celebrates the day that the Gunpowder Plot was foiled and Guy Fawkes was caught trying to assassinate the King. The UK celebrates this by lighting a huge bonfire and having firework displays. It’s much safer going to an organised firework display, so here’s a few that we’ve found for you to go to in the area.

Christchurch Park

Just a 15 minute walk from campus accommodation, Christchurch Park has one of the best firework displays in the area. The event on 3 November has a funfair, entertainers and live music, so it’s well worth going there for the evening. Advance tickets are £7, so get in there quick!

Abbey Gardens Bury St Edmunds

This is a great one to go to as well! Also on 3 November, there will be rides and stalls as well as the firework display. The money raised will go to local charities, so this is really one not to miss. Advance tickets are £5 each.

Colchester Castle Park (Essex)

Good news, Disney lovers! The theme for this year’s event taking place on the 5 November will be Disney. The display will raise money to support people and groups with special needs living in the local area. Rollerworld is also supporting the event, so anyone with a firework ticket from the event will get a free skating admission during the week after.


Located in the grounds of the Museum of East Anglian Life, this event will be great for all the family. Amusements, a bonfire, and various vendors will keep you entertained all evening on 3 November. Advance tickets are £5 each.


Bonfire night really is a night that can’t be missed. Wrap up warm, stay safe, and enjoy the show! 

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