This year’s firework displays, bonfires and Guy Fawkes celebrations in Newark and Sherwood take place on the traditional night of 5 November, as well as on 4 November to bring some flexibility to the festivities. We highlight a selection of events below to help you plan your Bonfire Weekend.


Kelham Hall’s Firework Extravaganza 

4th November, 5pm – 9pm

The historic Kelham Hall will host a firework display, along with live music, fairground rides and traditional firework night treats with a bar. The live music is provided by Newark musician, Ant Macandrew. Gates open at 5pm, the firework display is at 7pm and the event runs until 9pm.

Gate prices:

Standard car (up to 5 passengers): £20.00

Large car (up to 7 passengers): £25

Single pedestrian ticket: £3.00

Tickets can be booked online for an early booking discount of £12 per car.

More information:


Newark Rugby Union Football Club

5 November, 6pm onwards

Newark RUFC is celebrating with a bonfire, fireworks, fairground rides, a licensed bar and food. Gates open at 6pm, the bonfire is being lit at 7.30pm and the fireworks start at 7.45pm.

Gate prices:

£5 per person

£15 per car

More information:


Southwell Rugby ClubFireworks at Southwell Rugby Club

4 November, 6pm – midnight

This annual bonfire and fireworks party is even bigger this year, with more catering options. The gates open at 6pm, the bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm, the fireworks display is at 7.45pm and the event runs until midnight. Local band Husk is playing, there is food and drink available and there will be an inflatable corner for kids.

Gate prices:

Family ticket: £15

Individual entry: £5

More information:


Walesby Forest Adventure Activity Centre

4 November, 5.30pm onwards

At Walesby there will be two firework displays – one held at an earlier time especially for children. The gates open at 5.30pm, the junior fireworks are at 7pm and the main fireworks are at 8.15pm. There will be food stalls, a beer tent, live music and a fun fair.

Gate prices:

Adults: £5

Children: £4

More information:


….and there’s more! For a full listing of local Bonfire Night events, and advice for keeping safe, visit the Newark and Sherwood District Council website.


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