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Five of the best Bonfire Night events

Remember, remember, the fifth of November. Gunpowder, treason, and plot. Here are our top picks of bonfire night events, so layer up, head out and watch the glittering balls of fire light up the sky in beautiful colours.

Conkers Fireworks Extravaganza

Where: National Forest, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
When: 5th – 6th November 2021

Brilliant for children and easily one of the biggest bonfire night events in the East Midlands. The Conkers firework spectacular promises rides, amusements, sparklers, and food stalls – as well as an amazing array of rockets, crackers, and bangers.

Closest hostel: YHA National Forest

Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival

Where: Alexandra Palace, London

When: 5th – 6th November 2021

Possibly London’s most extravagant Bonfire Night display, the Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival offers the chance to see exploding fireworks backdropped with a breath-taking view of London. You will be able to get involved in the German beer festival and varied street food, you’ll need to book in advance to see this show, so be quick!

Closest hostel: YHA London Central or YHA London St Pancras

Magical Movie Fireworks

Where: Bath Racecourse, Bath

When: 5th November 2021

Fancy watching Bath’s Magical Movie Firework Night? Situated near Bath, this year’s firework display will be bigger and better than ever before with the spectacular firework display set to all your favourite movie soundtracks. Accompanied with yummy food stalls, entertainment, and a funfair… where else would you want to spend firework night?

Closest hostel: YHA Bath

Alton Towers

Where: Alton Towers Resort, Alton, Staffordshire

When: 5th – 7th November 2021

Known for their popular, extraordinary events each year, Alton Towers is a top spot for firework night with the family. The theme park opens late for the displays, so you can ride the thrill-seeking coasters, rides and attractions in the dark before their season ends. Don’t forget to tuck into a yummy burger or tantalise your tastebuds with sweet candyfloss.

Closest hostel: YHA Ilam Hall

Bonfire and fireworks at Chatsworth

Where: Chatsworth House, Bakewell

When: 30th – 31st October 2021

Wrap up warm and head out to the magnificent bonfire and firework display at Chatsworth this year. There are two spark-tacular firework displays suitable for all ages to enjoy. There is plenty of family fun entertainment accompanied with a varied selection of scrumptious food from hog roasts to churros and sweet treats, including traditional bonfire toffee. Adults can treat themselves to a glass of mulled wine or Baileys hot choc – the ultimate winter warmers.

Closest hostel: YHA Youlgreave

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Written by Ruby Higton

Here is Ruby and she is a digital marketer at YHA. She looks after all things social media, as well as content writing for and SEO. Her favourite YHA is YHA Perranporth.

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