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Peterborough’s Firework Displays 2017

October 8, 2017

Fires crackling, Catherine wheels whistling as they spin wildly. The oohs and aahs of the crowd. Faces aglow from the lights of the sparklers.Rockets shoot up in a screech and explode in a riot of colours leaving sparkles in their wake. It’s that time of year where the crisp air stings our faces and makes little cheeks go rosy red with cold, leaves crunch beneath our feet we try and warm ourselves around the bonfire. Guy Fawkes night will soon be upon us and I’ve compiled a list of Peterborough’s Firework Displays. If you have an event you would like listed, please do message me to let me know –


Friday 3rd November 2017

Dobbies Guy Fawkes Evening – Dobbies Garden Centre, Hampton – 

Enjoy an evening at your local Dobbies with street food or supper in our restaurant, followed by a spectacular fireworks display. Once the display has finished you’ll be invited back into the centre to see our exciting new Christmas range.Choose from our street food menu or supper menu Details in the link above. Please note that you are required to purchase a ticket if you’d like to attend this event.Advanced booking is required. Book now to avoid disappointment. Food service is available at the stated time on your ticket on the night. Please note that if you have opted for the supper menu then we will require your table back after 60 minutes. The fireworks display will begin at 7.30pm, followed by the opportunity to see our exciting new Christmas range, with the evening coming to a close at 8.30pm. Where a session is shown as ‘sold out’ – we are sorry but there are no more tickets available. One ticket per person. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know in the special requests field of your booking. Please click on the slot below to book your tickets. You can dine in the restaurant on the night at your allocated time for 60 minutes. The fireworks show will start at 7.30pm

Castor and Ailsworth Fireworks Fiesta 2017 – Cricket Field, off Port Lane, Castor – Gates open at 6:30

The gates will open at 6:30pm, the bonfire will be lit at 7:30pm and fireworks will begin at 8pm –  Held on the Cricket Ground off Port lane. Tickets avail from Prince of Wales Feathers, Peterborough Road.
Activities include: Professional Firework Display from 1605 Fireworks, Licensed Bar (Castor Ales, Lager, Cider, Wine & Spirits), Hot Food Stall (BBQ, Jacket Potatoes with Chilli & Pork Rolls), Raffle (inc. a wheelbarrow of booze!), Children’s Sweet Stall, Sparklers, Glowsticks, Traditionally Toasted Marshmallows

PRUFC Fairytale Fireworks Night – Fortress Fengate, Second Drive, PE1 5XA Peterborough – Gates open 5.30

Please join us for this year’s Fairytale Fireworks at Peterborough Rugby Club. Here is an outline of what to expect on the night:
Gates open at 5.30pm – Fireworks set to start from 7.30pm. Large bonfire to keep warm, Food stalls and a fully stocked bar on hand, as well as hot/cold drinks and refreshments. Lots of extra fun for the kids: Meet the fairytale characters, face-painting, and so much more…
Tickets available from Peterborough Rugby Club – other sales points tbc over the next couple of weeks. Parking available on a first come first served basis – we strongly advise that you aim to park between 5.30pm and 7pm to avoid missing the start of the fireworks. It’s going to be a MAGICAL night and we look forward to seeing you there!

Sat 4th November 2017

FIREWORK FIESTA 2017  – Peterborough Arena –  Gates open at 5pm

Formerly known as the East of England Showground, Peterborough Arena will hold their annual Fireworks Fiesta on Saturday, 4th November. The gates are open from 5pm. This event is the biggest in East Anglia and in the top 10 of firework displays in the whole of the UK. Massive funfair and food stalls. Live bands from 5.30pm to 9.00pm.
Free covered grandstand seating for 2,000+ people. Alternatively, bring your folding chair and sit in the arena area for the best view. Large fairground, Food outlets, Trade & charity stalls, Licensed bar…A GREAT FAMILY NIGHT OUT!

Bourne Town Fireworks – Bourne Abbey Primary Academy, Bourne  – Gates open 4pm

Advance tickets available from Monday. A family ticket is for 2 adults and 3 children at £16. Individual adult tickets are £6 each and child tickets are £3. The gates open at 4 with entertainment starting at 4.15. Children’s display is 5.15 and the main display is at 6.30. There is the option to pay at the gate on the night but the advance tickets are cheaper. See you all there

Yaxley Fireworks 2017  – Three Horseshoes –  Gates open 6:00pm

Three Horseshoes, Main Street, Yaxley, Peterborough, PE7 3LD. Gates open 6:00pm, Fireworks 7:00pm. Flickering bonfires and dazzling fireworks will light up the night across Peterborough as we celebrate Guy Fawkes Night 2017. The annual Yaxley Fireworks Display is organised by Yaxley Scouts and Guides, with a fantastic professionally fired display, bonfire, food, licenced bar and stalls. Price TBC.

Werrington Fireworks Display – Amberley Slope, PE4 6QG Peterborough – Gates open at 6:15pm

Werrington Fireworks Display

The event, organised by Werrington Scout and Guide Council and Werrington Primary School, will be held on the school playing field, in Amberley Slope, from 6.15pm and the Blast off is 7pm.

Sunday 5th November 2017


Peterborough Lions RFC – Solstice Park, Flaxland, Bretton – Gates open 5:00pm

9th annual firework display. BBQ, Funfair, Licensed bar Tickets available at the gate or from Sainsburys Bretton Customer Service Desk.

If you like to keep up to date with local events and family-friendly activities, please do also check out my Peterborough local family events calendar here. I try my best to update it regularly. Thank you



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  • Reply Lorraine Markham October 8, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    thanks for all your work..
    i see Peterborough Lions Rugby Club Bretton havent got a date?

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby October 8, 2017 at 8:50 pm

      They have, I’ve posted them under date headings so the first few events are under the heading of Friday 3rd and then next lot are under the heading of Sat 4th. Thank you

      • Reply Becky K October 15, 2017 at 5:03 pm

        I can’t see the date for the Bretton one either?

        • Reply Leslie Rickerby October 15, 2017 at 8:09 pm

          Oh, Sorry, I thought I had added it… Will add now. Thank you

  • Reply Christine October 9, 2017 at 10:44 am

    Thankyou so much for this 🙂

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby October 9, 2017 at 9:16 pm

      You’re welcome 🙂

  • Reply Graham October 29, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    Useful 🙂

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby October 29, 2017 at 10:57 pm

      Glad you think so. Thanks for visiting

  • Reply Tracey November 3, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    Thanks for the info Leslie. X

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby November 5, 2017 at 5:54 pm

      You’re welcome 🙂

  • Reply Ryan O'sullivan November 5, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    When do the fireworks start tonight at bretton

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby November 5, 2017 at 5:52 pm

      Hi, I’m not entirely sure, I only know the gate open time for that one, sorry

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