Fireworks in the UK

Bonfire Night is widely celebrated in the UK. We all gather in crowds to watch the pops (or rather huge bangs) of colour that go off in the night sky on November 5th. NationalRail.com would like to encourage everyone to attend public fireworks displays and avoid the risks connected with hosting your own bonfire.

These public venues are open on Saturday (November 5th) for all to enjoy. You can catch the train to any of these locations when you buy tickets from www.nationalrail.com!

After Dark, Sheffield

Hop off the train at Attercliffe train station which is a short five-minute walk to Don Valley Stadium. Entry fees are set at £12 for adults and £6 for children aged 3-13 at the door – not a bad price to witness a fantastic fireworks display, get cosy by the bonfire and also have some good old-fashioned fun in the funfair! This event is perfect for families and will close at 10pm.

Flaming Tar Barrels, Devon

Flaming Tar Barrels at Ottery St Mary

This is an historical tradition in Devon dating back to the 17th century. Locals would gather to get a glimpse of the tar-soaked barrels while some of the men hoisted the barrels on their back and shoulders, while they were alight, and paraded them through the streets. Whimple train station is your closest arrival point. Unfortunately, this event is not suitable for children, but all adults are welcome. It’s best to put on some old clothes and suitable footwear if you’re planning to attend because the streets will be filled with ash from the barrels. You can watch the spectacular event with a beverage in hand with friends and family. Please remember to stay safe by noting where the barrels are at all times, and enjoy the night!

Alexandra Palace, London

Alexandra Palace Photo credit: http://www.townfish.com/london/special-dates/bonfire-night-london-2014-fireworks-displays/

Photo credit: http://www.townfish.com/london/special-dates/bonfire-night-london-2014-fireworks-displays/

London is home to a lot of special events in the year. But you can have a little taste of the New Year display when you attend this firework display. Set against the beautiful, panoramic backdrop of London, you can watch the display on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th November from 9pm onwards. There is also food and drink available, an ice skating rink and a laser show will kick off the weekend displays at 5pm. Alexandra Palace has its own train station which should be taken full advantage of during this weekend’s event.

We hope you all enjoy Bonfire Night in the safest way. Let us know on Facebook and Twitter if you are going to any of these events, or others around the UK!