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16 places to watch fireworks in the North East this weekend

Celebrate your Bonfire Night with a bang with these top events around the North East.

Written by Rachael Nichol
Published 04.11.2021

WEDNESDAY 3RD – FRIDAY 5TH NOVEMBER

Fireworks Extravaganza, Beamish

Where: Beamish Hall, Coppy Lane, Beamish, Stanley, DH9 0YB

Time: 6pm

Enjoy a pre-firework show with fantastic performers, fairground rides and a DJ to entertain you while you wander the grounds of the hotel, enjoying food and drink before you’ll have a blast watching the spectacular firework display.

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FRIDAY 5TH NOVEMBER

 

Fireworks & Fun Fair Racenight, Newcastle Racecourse

Where: Newcastle Racecourse, High Gosforth Park, Newcastle, NE3 5HP 

When: 1pm (fireworks start at 7pm)

Price: £14

Watch the skies of Gosforth light up with this spectacular fireworks display. This Bonfire Night event starts off with a bang with a thrilling day of racing, funfair rides, food stalls and live entertainment followed by a dazzling display of fireworks.

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Seaham Fireworks Display 2021

Where: Seaham Seafront, SR7 7AF

When: 5pm

Price: Free

This popular, free fireworks display, presented by Seaham Town Council, is returning to the seafront with an ice and fire theme. Expect an audio and visual extravaganza with music from Frozen and The Prodigy. Not forgetting food stalls and a mini night market!

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Novos RFC Fireworks Display, Benton

Where: Sutherland Park, Benton, NE7 7SY

When: 7pm

Price: £5

The club is hosting its annual event, which supports The Chronicle Sunshine Fund, that helps children with disabilities. Watch this fabulous firework display with a cheeky bev in your hand – and why not tuck into some tasty scran while you’re at it, too?

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UtopiaMash Presents LIT Fireworks, Lobley Hill

Where: Rutherford Football Club, Beggarswood, Coach Road, Lobley Hill, NE11 0HJ

When: 6pm

Price: £6

Presented by MishMash Events, this new event will include a musically choreographed firework display plus marshmallow-toasting, food, fire performers, a bonfire and five special guests to start off the fireworks.

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DIY Bonfire Night Fireworks, Jesmond

Where: Willi’s Café Jesmond, 23-25 Clayton Road, Jesmond, Newcastle, NE2 1JP

When: 8pm

Price: Free

Set up by Jesmond locals, meet at Willi’s Café in Jesmond at 8pm and join in some DIY fireworks at Exhibition Park. Although there will be some fireworks, sparklers and food supplied, make sure to bring along your own too.

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Bonfire Night

Where: 3SIXTY Champagne Lounge, 27 Rutherford Street, Newcastle, NE4 5BJ

Price: From £30pp

Take in the spectacular views over the city – lit up by firework displays across the region, from the tallest bar in Newcastle. Take your seat at the best table in town to view the impressive Bonfire Night celebrations across the city and beyond whilst indulging in canapés and complimentary prosecco on arrival.

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SATURDAY 6th NOVEMBER  

Blyth Firework Festival

Where: Mermaid Car Park, Blyth, NE24 3PL

When: 4pm

Price: Free

Blyth Town Council presents this fabulous firework festival, featuring a funfair, food stalls and musical entertainment. The event has a nautical theme and families going along are being encouraged to dress up to suit the theme to create a lively maritime atmosphere.

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Gosforth Fireworks Extravaganza 2021

Where: Gosforth Sports Association, Broadway West Playing Fields, Newcastle, NE3 2NH

When: 5pm

Price: £6.60

Boasting 120 effects each minute alongside refreshments and other attractions, including kids rides, this is said to be the largest and one of the longest-running fireworks display in the area. The event is the Round Table’s biggest fundraiser of the year and all profits go to charities and good causes in the area.

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The Big Blaze, Newcastle

Where: Psycho-Path, Lintz Hall Farm, Burnopfield, Newcastle, NE16 6AS

Time: 5pm

Price: £10

The Psycho-Path team have moved away from the Halloween horror to hosting a family event on-site with plenty of added extras, indoors and outdoors. Expect a huge bonfire, massive fireworks display, fire and angle grinding show, fairground rides and a huge street food village with some of the best food vendors our region has to offer.

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Bonfire Night Extravaganza, Gateshead

Where: Blaydon Rugby Football Rugby Club, Swalwell, Gateshead, NE16 3BN

When: 5:30pm

Price: £7

Blaydon RFC is returning this year with its fantastic firework display and bonfire. And fun is to be had for the little ones in your life with a fairground and glow sticks available, alongside music in its downstairs function room and food vendors on site.

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Pyromusical, Bishop Auckland

Where: 11arches, Flatts Farm, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7SF 

When: 4pm

 Price: £10

The UK’s largest Pyromuscial has returned. This musical and firework event will have an around-the-world theme and will comprise a 25-minute firework display set to musical favourites from dozens of countries on its 7.5-acre stage. There will also be locally sourced food and drinks in the food court.

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SUNDAY 7TH NOVEMBER

 

North Tyneside Fireworks Display, Whitley Bay

Where: The Links, Whitley Bay, NE26 1TQ

When: 6pm

Price: Free

North Tyneside’s favourite annual fireworks display is back. Hosted by North Tyneside Council, expect a spectacular skyline show overlooking the North Sea off Whitley Bay accompanied by fairground rides and refreshments.

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Fireworks at Ocean Beach Pleasure Park, South Shields

Where: Ocean Beach Pleasure Park, Sea Road, South Shields, NE33 2LD

When: 6:30pm

Price: Free

The firework display, hosted by South Tyneside Council, is making a comeback in style, with two shows on the one evening. The event gives a special tribute to the NHS and fireworks will light up the sky against a backdrop of upbeat and optimistic music as well as tracks that trended during lockdown.

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Chester-le-Street Cricket Club Fireworks Event

Where: Chester-le-Street Cricket Club, Ropery Lane, Chester le Street, County Durham, DH3 3PF

When: 5pm

Price: Free

The stamping ground of Chester-le-Street Cricket Club is hosting its firework spectacular again this year for the remarkable 32nd time. There will be hot food and bar facilities available for you to enjoy, too!

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Annual Fireworks Display, Morpeth

Where: Morpeth Rugby Club, Grange House Field, Mitford Road, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 1RJ

When: 5pm

Price: £6

Enjoy this traditional annual firework display, complete with a bonfire to keep you toasty warm. There’s also a full range of refreshments available and a bar open for a cheeky tipple.

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