This bonfire night is a great time to get out and practise your firework and bonfire picture taking skills. Here, in no particular order, are some of the top venues in the UK for fireworks this Bonfire night.
Lord Mayor’s fireworks, London
Roundhay Park, Leeds
– The roundhay park bonfire is one of the biggest and the best in Yorkshire. Set in the vast surroundings of this urban park, there are spectacular fireworks, a huge bonfire and a fairground for the kids too. It’ll be busy and muddy, so wellies are a must. Get there early to catch the lighting of the bonfire for some great shots. It is accessible by car, and there are regular buses from Leeds centre to the park.
– If you’re looking for something right in the heart of London, then this is your best bet. Watch fireworks as they go off around Big Ben, right next to the Thames. Get there early to secure a prime riverside location. The south bank will be best to see the fireworks in all their glory, against a spectacular backdrop. More than just fireworks, the show has events going on throughout the day on 10 November.
Glasgow Green Fireworks, Scotland
– This is the biggest organised fireworks display in Scotland, and features some spectacular special effects. There will also be live bands and music, getting you into the spirit of Bonfire night. Taking place on Glasgow Green, this is another very central and easy to reach event.
Penrhos Beach, Holyhead, Anglesea, Wales
– If you want something different from your bonfire night and want to get away from it all, why not head over to the Penrhos beach fireworks. There’s something exciting and different about having fireworks on the beach, and the bonfire will be spectacular too. Wrap up warm, though, as it’s always more windy and cold by the sea at this time of year!
Ottery St Mary, Devon
– Ottery St Mary’s bonfire night is stooped in tradition, which involves locals carrying flaming barrels through the town and throwing them onto a massive 30ft bonfire. This could lead to some spectacular and unique photos, and will be fun for all the family as there will also be a funfair for the kids. This is definitely one to try if you are looking for something a little different this year.
Of course, there will be smaller local bonfires closer to home if you don’t want to travel, so take a look on your local council website to find bonfires near you. Most places will have one within walking distance or a small drive away. Have a fun and safe Bonfire night!
If you want to learn more about taking photos of fireworks, take a look at our article on how to take better firework photos.