2012 Bonfires and fireworks displays in and around Matlock.
By Lynn_Shepherd | Monday, October 08, 2012, 22:15
Now that the days are getting shorter and the temperature is dropping it's time to look forward to Bonfire night, particularly as some of the displays in our area sell out way before the night itself.
We've put together a list of bonfires and fireworks displays to help you plan your Guy Fawkes night celebrations this year.
To help you plan we've compiled a list of many of the displays taking place across Derbyshire this year.
Saturday the 27th of October.
A final chance to catch the spectacular clifftop fireworks display in Matlock Bath as part of the 2012 Illuminations season. The Illuminations are open in Derwent Gardens from 7pm with the parade of Illuminated boats at 8pm. The fireworks start at 9pm.
Friday the 2nd of November.
Fireworks evening at Ashbourne Recreation Ground beginning at 6.30pm with the fun fair and rides for all ages, and a spectacular firework display commencing at 7.30pm.
Firework night hosted by Mickleover Sports FC at the Raygar Stadium. Bonfire, fireworks and fair, doors open at 5pm, fireworks at 8pm.
Codnor Parish Council are holding their 19th annual free Fireworks Spectacular on the Alfreton Road Recreation Ground. The event will start at 6pm pm and includes Bert Holland's children's Fairground Attractions. Best Guy Fawkes competition will be judged at 7pm followed by the lighting of the bonfire at 7.30pm. Professional fireworks display, set to music at 8pm. Barbecue, hot peas, hot and cold drinks will be available.
Family friendly bonfire party and fireworks display at Amber Valley Rugby Club in Alfreton, starting at 6pm. Licensed bar and plenty of entertainment for all ages.
Saturday the 3rd of November.
Bonfire night at Belper Meadows Sports Club. Gates open at 6pm, bonfire lit at 7 followed by two spectacular fireworks displays, no sparklers to be brought along. Bar and hot food available. Admission prices are adults £4, children £3 and group of 2 adults and 2 children £12, under 5 free.
Fireworks Display and Barbecue at Shipley Gate near Heanor, hosted by MFN Club including a special guest - World Champion Stunt Cyclist and Britain's Got Talent Semi-Finalist, Joe Oakley. 6 to 9pm. Adults £3, Children £2. Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult. Free camping all weekend.
Midland Railway, Butterley, near Ripley. A special fireworks evening when a shuttle train will run between 5.30 p.m. to 7.15 p.m. from Butterley to Swanwick Junction where you can get a grandstand view of the magnificent firework display with music which starts at 7.30 p.m.
Duffield's Annual Bonfire and Fireworks Display. The bonfire will be lit at 7.30pm with fireworks around 7.45pm. You can get your tickets in advance from Duffield News, Town Street Fish Bar or Meadow Vale Stores for £2 each. Non ticketed entry at the gate is £3 per person.
Bonfire and fireworks at The Grouse Inn, Darley Dale. Fire lit at 7.30pm and fireworks at 8pm. There will also be refreshments, barbecue and children's ride.
Firework display at Chatsworth House. Gates open at 6.30pm, bonfire lit at 7.15pm. Fireworks begin at 8pm. There will be live entertainment through the night until 9pm. Booking is essential as this event always sells out - tickets are £12 for adults and £8 for children aged 4 to 16. Breathtaking firework display, a huge bonfire in the garden, and some fantastic live entertainment.
Sunday the 4th of November.
A second chance to catch the firework display at Chatsworth House. Gates open at 6.30pm, bonfire lit at 7.15pm. Fireworks begin at 8pm. There will be live entertainment through the night until 9pm. Booking is essential as this event always sells out - tickets are £12 for adults and £8 for children aged 4 to 16. Breathtaking firework display, a huge bonfire in the garden, and live entertainment.
A massive fireworks display is planned at The Spanker Inn in Nether Heage near Belper from 7pm.
Monday the 5th of November.
A fireworks display is planned at the Greyhound Inn on Whitemoor Lane in Belper, starting at 7pm.
If you know of any other displays, or would like to promote an event of your own, why not leave the details as a comment below.