Your guide to fireworks events around the New Forest and Christchurch
The action starts tonight from 6pm at Brockenhurst Football Club in Grigg Lane, Brockenhurst. The family event with stalls, fancy dress competition, barbecue and refreshments, plus fire engine display, will also feature live music in the clubhouse by We Are Robot. Tickets £6 adults, £3 children and senior citizens, £15 family.
Sadly tomorrow's New Milton Round Table fireworks event at Fawcetts Field in Christchurch Road has been postponed as the recent bad weather has led to the field flooding. Organisers say they're hoping to put on the event Saturday 9th November.
Also tomorrow, Beaulieu’s 50th Fireworks Spectacular promises to take visitors out of this world, celebrating the first moon landing half a century ago with one of the biggest fireworks displays in the south.
The tourist attraction’s first fireworks event was held in the same year as the lunar landing of Apollo 11, so the event will be choreographed to an impressive space-themed playlist.
Event-goers can arrive early from 3pm to enjoy all of the location’s features including the National Motor Museum, Palace House and Beaulieu Abbey.
Traditional fairground rides at extra costs will include a big wheel and popular gallopers, children’s swing boats and a coconut shy, while rides on the monorail will be offered into the evening.
The fireworks display will get under way at about 7.30pm, and hot food and drinks are available inside and out. Tickets can be bought on arrival from 3pm at £14.50 for adults, £9 children and £42 family. For tickets or more details call 01590 612888.
Friday 1st November
Bransgore’s bonfire and fireworks display is being held from 5.30-11pm at The Three Tuns, Ringwood Road, Bransgore.
Strawberry Field at Lymington is the setting for New Forest Fireworks with access from 5.30pm, with a fire performer and bonfire from 7pm, the pyrotechnics display by champion experts Fantastic Fireworks from 8pm, and entertainment and attractions all evening including fairground rides and refreshments. Tickets are £7 adult and £3.50 child in advance, £9 and £4 on the night.
Saturday 2nd November
Christchurch Round Table will be holding its bonfire and fireworks spectacular at Stanpit Marsh from 7pm to 10pm promising fun for all the family and the best hotdogs for miles.
Family fireworks at the Exbury Club in Summer Lane, Exbury, start with the bonfire lighting at 6.45pm, and display by British firework champion Illusion Fireworks at 7.30pm. Admission is £5 per car or £1 for those on foot, with visitors promised an evening of music from Cordelectra in the club.
At Copythorne Parish Hall gates open at 5.30pm ready for the bonfire to be lit around 6pm followed by two spectacular fireworks displays, with interval between. As always there’s a Guy competition open to all, but entrants must have their Guy inside the hall by 6pm for judging. There will be a barbecue, drinks and glow sticks available to purchase at the event.
Sunday 3rd November
Totton’s firework fun starts at 4.30pm at Totton and Eling Cricket Club, Southern Gardens, Totton, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with a spectacular evening of music and fireworks plus rides, stalls and hog roast. Admission £7 adults, £20 family. For details see www.teccevents.co.uk
Fawley Firework Spectacular at Gang Warily Recreation Centre in Newlands Road will run from 5pm to 8.30pm with Guy Fawkes competition, live music by local musicians Katie-Ann Miles and Ben Townsend, a fun fair, food and gin and cider stalls. Tickets £2.50 in advance or £5 on the day. Details on 023 8089 3603.
Ringwood bonfire and fireworks at Carvers playing field runs 3.30pm-7.30pm promising a fabulous community event at £1.50 a head with two fireworks displays including a ‘low bangs’ display for younger children and those else not keen on the louder displays.
The first display is planned for 5.15pm, bonfire at 6pm and main display 7pm. Also promised are a beer tent, children’s fairground rides and live music.
Thursday 7th November
Hythe’s fireworks display will be at Ewart Recreation Ground in Jones Lane, with gates open at 5pm, with the display at 6.30pm. It will also have fairground rides, hot and cold refreshments and glow novelties for sale.
Advance tickets are £3 for adults, £2 for children, contact Hythe Primary School on 023 8084 1411. Tickets available from Toys Ahoy, Ebenezers, the Lord Nelson, KJ’s Mobility, GA Parfitt & Sons, Hythe Primary, cricket club and the youth club.