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Culture: Remember, remember . . . here are the best fireworks displays in and around Bury St Edmunds

At this time in the early 1600s, Guy Fawkes was planning an explosive event for November 5. While he failed, there are plenty of events delivering something spectacular this Bonfire Night

Burwell and Exning Cricket Club Fireworks

Saturday, November 3

Mingay Park, Reach Road, Burwell

Gates open: 5.30pm

Displays: 7.15pm and 7.45pm.

Bury St Edmunds Round Table Firework Spectacular

Saturday, November 3

Abbey Gardens

Gates open: 5.30pm

Display: 7.30pm

Enjoy fun fair rides, hot food and a spectacular display and all for a good cause. This year’s event is raising money for Suffolk Mind.

Tickets, available from Tesco, Sainsbury’s, The Apex, Croasdales and Sheridans Estate Agents: £5 in advance, £6 on the door; Family ticket £15 in advance, £20 on the door.

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Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club

Friday, November 2

The Haberden, Southgate Green

Gates open: 6pm

Display: 7.30pm

Music, food, bars and children’s fun fair make this a fun family event.

Tickets: £5, under 5s free.


Monday, November 5

Midsummer Common

Gates: 5.30-8.30pm

Display 7pm

Be wowed by this free display alongside a fun fair and bonfire.


Saturday, November 10

Cherry Hill

Gates open: 5.30pm, bonfire at 6.30pm

Display: 7pm

Have a great night helping to raise funds for local charities along with Jeremy Sallis from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire – enter the best dressed Guy competition, enjoy the fun fair and marvel at the display.

Great Cornard Bonfire Party

Saturday, November 3

Stevenson Centre

Gates open: 6pm

Display: 7pm

Join the party as Great Cornard celebrates fireworks night.

Tickets: £2 per person.


Friday, November 2

The Millfield

Gates open: 6.30pm

Display: 7.30pm

A craft fair, blazing bonfire and dazzling fireworks are promised at this annual event held by, and in aid of, Hadleigh Unitd Football Club. There will also be a bar and hot food to chase the cold away.

Tickets, available from Keith Avis & Patels: £4.50 adults, £3.50 under 16s in advance, £5 adults, £4 under 16s on the door. Under 5s free.


Saturday, November 3

Cricket pavilion

In aid of the village’s pre-school.

Long Melford Big Night Out

Friday, November 9

Long Melford Hall

Gates open: 6pm, bonfire at 7.30pm

Display: 8.30pm

This popular event will have a large fun fair and food outlets alongside a gigantic bonfire and stunning fireworks display. All profits go to local charities.

Tickets, in advance: £6 adults, £4 children; on the gate: £8 adults, £6 children. Tickets available from Bobs Shop, Acton; Sparlings, Lavenham; Tudor Rose & Sheridans, Bury St Edmunds; The Bull Hotel, Cherry Lane Garden Centre, Landers Bookshop & Sheridans, Long Melford; Humphrey’s Butchers, Clare; Hunts Hill Stores, Glemsford; The Post Office, Steeple Bumpstead; Ipswich Building Society, Hadleigh; Fleur de Lys, Halstead; Ipswich Building Society, Tourist Information Centre & Waitrose, Sudbury; Ipswich Building Society, Haverhill; Post office, Great Waldingfield.


Saturday, November 10

Bennett Arms

6pm till late

A best dressed Guy competition, bonfire, entertainment and all in aid of the Macmillan Unit at West Suffolk Hospital.

Entry by donation.


Saturday, November 3

Museum of East Anglian Life

Gates open: 6pm, bonfire 7pm

Display: 7.30pm

A spectacular fireworks display, roaring bonfire and amusements promise a fun night out for all the family. Food and refreshments will also be available.

Tickets: £5 adults, £3.50 children, £15 family ticket in advance; £6 adults, £4 children (no family ticket available on the night) on the door.

Stonham Aspal

Friday, October 26

Stonham Barns

Gates open: 5pm

Display: 7pm

Firework and Hallowe’en spectacular with children’s entertainment, fun fair, fancy dress and pumpkin carving competitions, face painting. In aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Tickets: £7.50 adults, £5 children, £20 family. Call 01449 711111 or visit stonhambarns.co.uk.