This weekend brings yet another massive event, Bonfire night!

It’s time to throw on the thermal underwear and layer up on jumpers and scarfs to witness the fiery spectacles scattered all over Kent. Before I give you some heads up on the events in your area i’m just going to run through a few tips for Bonfire Night in Kent!

  • Don’t forget gloves for two very important reasons; the cold and any sparkler shenanigans (they get very very hot!).
  • Anything explosive or flammable, you guessed it keep a safe distance! use a long taper if your lighting your own fireworks!
  • Next, alcohol. Forgive the language, but this rule sums this up very well “no getting pissed till after the final psst”. Even if you are at a display, things can still go wrong, so make sure you are alert and ready to spring into action if you need to.

Finally don’t forget your pets! Animals tend not to enjoy fireworks as much as we do so if your going out, you might be able to make arrangements with friends or family to look after them or contact your vet for advice.
Now for the fun part, where to go? These are just some of the displays and events going on in Kent this week.


Leeds Castle, LEEDS

This year Leeds Castle’s fireworks will be blasting into the sky to an animal inspired soundtrack for not just one night but two! Go Wild will be synchronised with moving images and music on Saturday, November 8 and Sunday, November 9. If you arrive early you can make the most of the afternoon entertainment which will include live music, a creepy crawly comedy show, animals and fairground rides.
Feel free to park in our car park at the Windmill, Leeds Castle is only a short walk up the road. That way you can pop in for a hearty meal before you face the chilly weather.
All tickets must be booked in advance online or by calling 01622 880008. Tickets cost £19, children £12.50. Visit

Other firework displays around Hollingbourne include:

Palace Farm, DODDINGTON 

Saturday, November 8
Gates open at 5.30pm, the bonfire lit at 6.30pm with the first firework set off at 7pm.
There will be a barbecue, bar and sparkler area.

Adults £6, under 16s £2 and under 5s free.

The School Playing Field, HOLLINGBOURNE

A traditional bonfire night and fireworks display with refreshments for all the family
November 7 from 5.45 to 8pm.
Tickets from Christopher’s Shop in Eyhorne Street cost £4 or £5 on the gate. Under fives free.

Lordswood Leisure Centre, LORDSWOOD

Thursday, November 6,
A bonfire and fireworks display, plus a stunt show!
Gates open and rides start at 5pm.
The stunt show begins at 6.30pm, before the bonfire is lit at 7.45pm and the grand fireworks display kicks off at 8.30pm. Tickets £5, £4 in advance.

St Martins church, Northumberland Road, MAIDSTONE 

Saturday, November 8
Spuds and Sparkles is the theme this year!
4 to 5pm. Adults £5, children £3.50 and family tickets available.
Contact church for information.

Little Danes Meadow, MILSTEAD

The annual bonfire and fireworks Saturday, November 8 at 6pm.
There will be hot dogs and mulled wine on offer
Tickets will be £3.50 for adults, £1.50 for children.
All proceeds will be given to Milstead Church.


Merton Farm, CANTERBURY 

Saturday, November 8
Fireworks on the Farm is a family friendly fireworks display plus other activities, food and refreshments
Gates open from 4.30pm with the bonfire lit at 5pm and the fireworks display starting at 6.30pm.
There’s loads of free parking.
Tickets £10, children £5.

 The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, CANTERBURY

Wednesday, November 5
Kent’s county cricket ground is the setting for a fireworks extravaganza with a fun fair, glow merchandise and refreshments.
Gates open at 5.30pm for the display, which starts at 7.15pm.
Adults £6 in advance, £8 on the night.
Visit or call 01227 456886.

Swalecliffe Primary School, SWALECLIFFE 

Saturday, November 8
There will be a firework night event with glow sticks and wands available to purchase
Starts 5.30pm.
Tickets at £4 each are on sale now.
For more details 01227 272101 or visit

Summer Lane, Tyler Hill, CANTERBURY 

On Saturday, November 8, Tyler hill has everything you need, the annual giant bonfire, funfair, food and fireworks.
Takes place at the rec on Summer Lane, near Canterbury,
Gates 5.30pm. Bonfire lit 7.15pm. Admission £7, children £3.


Sevenoaks High Street and School Field, SEVENOAKS

Saturday, November 8
A stunning torch procession will line Sevenoaks high street before the fireworks. The event begins at 5pm with entertainment in the high street before a torch procession at 7pm and the choreographed firework display is due to start at 7.45pm.

 Pembury recreational ground, PEMBURY

Friday, November 7
Pembury’s annual firework display starts at 7.30 until 8.30pm.
Visit the Pembury parish council website for details at



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