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Light Up The Skies

Did you know that the magnificent boom heard when you send a firework soaring, is caused by the air exploding faster than the speed of sound? Or, that the hardest colour explosion to create is blue?
November is a time for new discoveries, so we've put together our favourite local bonfire & fireworks displays to pencil into your holiday diary! With smells of hog-roasts and logfires drifting through the smoky air, and sparkly sights to be seen in the skies, a luxurious long weekend this Autumn is the perfect antidote to the hubbub of everyday life!

Family Fireworks and Bonfire at Reeth Memorial Hall (best for the Yorkshire Dales)

If the thought of cosying up in winter layers and heading out into the clear night sky sounds like the cherry on your holiday cake, head to Reeth Memorial Hall where the village have organised a sparkly spectacular to remember this November! There's a variety of tasty refreshments available, and the opportunity to donate and support the local village is available on the night.
• 5 November
• FREE entry from 6pm!
• The judging of the guys begins at 6pm, with the bonfire being lit at 6.30.
• The fireworks display begins at 7pm.
• Barbecue throughout the evening.
• 20 minutes from our Yorkshire Dales Lodges

Port Gaverne Beach Fireworks (best for Rock & North Cornwall)

In our opinion this is definitely one to tick off of the bucket list! Picture a soft sandy beach, a billowing bonfire and a calm open ocean that mirrors the kaleidoscope colours of the sky-high fireworks, and you have the autumn festivities at Port Gaverne! Take a lazy afternoon stroll around the gorgeous boutiques of Port Isaac then head next door to the quaint seaside village for foaming hot chocolates sipped in anticipation of the nights events. With local sea shanties floating through the air and the smell of the salty sea, you'll fall in love with the colder months all over again!
• Date TBC
• FREE entry from 7pm!
• Bonfire lit at 7pm and fireworks start at 7.15pm
• Adjacent to Port Isaac, perfect for our Rock & North Cornwall collection

Bodmin Bonfire & Firework Display (best for Trewhiddle)

If you're looking for an epic evening event that will leave your loved ones spellbound, the Bodmin Bonfire & Firework Display is the one for you! Get set for an action-packed night as this year's theme is going to based on thrill-seeker James Bond and the groundbreaking music set to the films over the years. For those who can't wait to tune in to the Spectre, it will be a fun-filled journey down memory lane with the greatest hits set to jaw-dropping light shows! Plus, fairground rides, delicious food stalls and side shows will be there to make sure your night goes off with a bang!
• 5 November
• Adult ticket prices TBC, entry 6pm!
• Guy choosing at 6pm, bonfire lit at 7pm and fireworks start at 7.30pm
• 25 minutes from Trewhiddle

Thurso Rotary Club Fireworks Display (best for John O'Groats)

This harbour-front spectacular in Thurso is one for the diary, with a magical selection of fireworks put on by the local Rotary Club.
• 4 November
• FREE entry! (Donations Welcome)
• The festivities begin at 7pm
• 30 minutes from John O'Groats

Community Bonfire Night, Criccieth (best for Llŷn Peninsula)

"Remember, remember, the 5th... well actually the 3rd of November. We'll be building a bonfire even bigger than last year, and getting a generous helping of warming food on the go, maybe a toffee apple or two, and some other, stronger stuff. The evening was a huge success last year, with so many in attendance, and we're looking forward to building on the event in 2017. Children's activities and food stalls will be in attendance. Get down and join us on the esplanade & beach for a heart warming, toe tingling bonfire evening! "
• 3 November
• Lighting of the Bonfire - 6:30pm, Firework Display - 8pm
• FREE entry!
• 25 minutes from Llŷn Peninsula

Inverness Bonfire and Fireworks Display (best for Canalside Cottages)

One of the biggest Guy Fawkes shows in Scotland featuring one of the biggest bonfires around and a stunning 20 minute fireworks display. Hot Food Stalls and Hornes Fun Fair will be available on the night. Please park in the City Centre Car Parks.
• 4 November
• Bught Park, Inverness - 7.30pm
• FREE entry!
• Close to Canalside Cottages

If you want to watch the colours of the forests come alive and the leaves start to fall during this beautiful season, enjoy a crisp Autumn getaway with our fabulous