Remember remember, the Fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot! While the sinister origins of bonfire night are all in the past (and can be explored at the 1620s House in Donington le Heath), there’s loads going on in and around Leicestershire this year.

We missed the smell of smoke from the bonfire, filling ourselves with food and listening to the oohs and ahhs as fireworks explode overhead, and we’ve listed some of the biggest displays going on around the county. Grab a toffee apple, wrap up warm and look to the skies as we bring in the autumn with a bang!

If you're coming to any of these autumn and winter events, please do a quick lateral flow test before you go, wear a face covering in crowds and indoor spaces, and stay at home if you feel unwell.

Friday 5 November

Quorn and Woodhouse Station NOW SOLD OUT

Ready for a great night on the Great Central? On Friday 5 November Quorn and Woodhouse station are hosting a fabulous evening. With a fantastic fire, huge firework display, refreshments and children’s rides, it’s a magical night for all the family. You’ll have to buy tickets in advance, with the choice of visiting Quorn & Woodhouse Station directly, or travelling in style by steam train from Loughborough, Rothley or Leicester North stations.

Tickets for entry at Quorn, with no train ride: Adults £9, Child £6, Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £22. Under 2s go free!

Tickets including the train fare (from Loughborough Central, Leicester North or Rothley stations): Adults £14, Child £10, Family (two adults and up to three children) £35

Book now!

Uptonsteel Ground

Following their sold-out event in 2019, Leicestershire County Cricket Club are holding another spectacular Fireworks, Light and Laser display. There’ll be a family funfair, loads of food stalls including candyfloss, toffee apples and sweets, alongside burger vans and more.

Make sure you book in advance: Adults £9, under 16s £4, Family (two adults, two under 16s) £24

Book now!

Saturday 6 November

Fireworks at the Race Course!

Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People host one of the biggest firework events in Leicester at Leicester Race Course, near Oadby! There will be two amazing firework displays, both set to music and launched by former Leicester City Football Club captain, Wes Morgan. Enjoy the Billy Bates' funfair, food and drink stalls, live music from Planet ABBA and the chance to meet Filbert Fox.

Individual tickets are £10 and family tickets (two adults and up to three children aged 5-15) are £35

Children aged 4 and under are free

Book now!

Abbey Park Bonfire Display 6 November NOW SOLD OUT

The biggest bonfire and firework display in the city is back at Abbey Park and you can be dazzled at Leicester’s official celebrations. Along with the main event, there’s a smaller less noisy display for the kids plus live entertainment, funfair and plenty of warming food stalls. In an effort to control numbers due to the ongoing pandemic, the event will be advance tickets only, no tickets will be sold on the gate.

Other events!

Conkers Fireworks Spectacular – 5th and 6th November NOW SOLD OUT

Two nights of Family Fireworks in the National Forest, with Laser Dancers, Fire Breathers, train rides and much more!

Wicked Hathern Fireworks and Bonfire – 6 November NOW SOLD OUT

Charnwood’s biggest Fireworks display, with two shows, bonfire live entertainment and fairground rides!

Mallory Park Fireworks Night – 5 November NOW SOLD OUT

A sensational firework experience set over the lake, providing a stunning backdrop for a fantastic family event.

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