All you need to know about firework displays in Suffolk and north Essex this bonfire night
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Musical backdrops, Halloween themes and family fun fairs - there is more to a firework display than just bangs and sparks.
Here we bring you a round up of all the biggest displays in Suffolk and north Essex.
With displays taking place between Friday, October 30 and Saturday, November 7 - why not try more than one?
More will be added as we get closer to Bonfire Night to keep checking back.
If we have missed out your event, please email us details.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30
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Musical fireworks at Stonham Barns, Stonham
Halloween-inspired entertainment will be on offer at Stonham Barns with a pumpkin carving competition, fancy dress and games.
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Then the main event will begin – fireworks set to music.
The fun starts from 4pm and entry is £3 for adults and £2 for children.
Hadleigh’s Biggest Ever Fireworks extravaganza at Hadleigh United Football Club
There will be various Christmas Market stalls, children’s rides and bouncy castles to keep everyone entertained until the fireworks are started, plus a fully licensed bar and hot food available all evening.
Gates open at 6pm and the fireworks start at 8pm. Advance tickets (available at various retail outlets in Hadleigh including Avis’ newsagent) are priced at £4.50 for adults and £3.50 for under 16’s. An additional 50p is charged on the night. Children under five go free.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31
Spooky Fireworks in the Park - Christchurch Park, Ipswich
Don your fancy dress for this Halloween-themed firework display, which will once again be set to a musical back drop.
There will also be a funfair, food including a hog roast and fish and chips, plus a licenced bar.
Gates open at 6pm. Cost – TBC
Stowlangtoft Grand Charity Bonfire and Fireworks, Kiln Lane, Stowlangtoft
Funds from this charity event will go towards St George’s Church and two other nominated causes. There will be a huge bonfire, as well as the fireworks display.
Gates open at 6pm, fireworks at 7.15pm. Adults £5, children £2.50, under fives free. Parking available for free.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1
Felixstowe fireworks – Felixstowe and Walton United FC, Dellwood Avenue, Felixstowe
The football club has teamed up with the Carnival team to host this fundraising display. There will be a professional 20-minute display, fired to music with a funfair, sideshows, food and more.
Gates open at 4.30pm, display starts at 6.30pm. Advance tickets available, with adults charged £5, children (under 16) £3, and a family ticket (two adults and two children) costing £13. Tickets on the gate are £7 for adults, £5 for children. Under 5’s free.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5
Braintree Fireworks - Braintree Rugby Club, Beckers Green Road, Braintree (just off the A120 at Braintree)
The rugby club pride themselves on always hosting their event on Bonfire Night, no matter what day of the week it falls.
Funky Voices Community Choir will be performing, there will be a roadshow, fun fair, barbecue and outside bar plus hot drinks.
All proceeds from the fireworks go to Braintree Rugby Club to provide training and match facilities for local adults and children.
Bonfire will be lit at 7.45pm, fireworks at 8pm. There are no ticket presales - pay on the gate only. Adults £6, children three and over £4.#
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6
Sproughton bonfire and fireworks, Millennium Green, Sproughton
Forget the gimmicks, this is all about the fireworks. There will be a huge bonfire, lots of bangs and a barbecue selling reasonably-priced food.
Barbecue at 7pm, bonfire at 7.15pm. Entry by donation of £5 per adult and £2 for children. Parking just £1.
Big Night Out, Melford Hall Park, Long Melford
The annual extravaganza is always popular, drawing in crowds from far and wide. There will be fairground rides and a barbecue as well as the pyrotechnics.
Gates open 6pm, bonfire at 7.30pm, fireworks at 8pm. Adults £5 in advance or £7 on the gate, children £3 in advance or £5 on the gate.
Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club Fireworks - Bury St Edmunds
The event held at Bury Rugby club is one of the longest-running organised displays in the town as it has been going for more than 30 years.
It is a huge spectacular featuring a high-quality aerial display by a professional fireworks company, lasting almost half an hour.
In addition to the fireworks, there will a large children’s funfair, several bars selling both alcoholic and soft drinks, including mulled wine and gluhwein.
Gates open at 6pm, fireworks at 7.30pm. Entrance costs £5 per person, with children under 5 going free. There will be free car parking on site (while space is available).
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7
George’s Spooky Fireworks - Whitton United Football Club
Fireworks with a Halloween theme - wear your fancy dress costumes and be prepared for some amazing decorations. Barbecue food will be offer.
Gates open at 6.30pm, tickets are £3 for adults and £2 for children.
Stratford St Mary Community Fireworks – Stratford St Mary Community Primary School, Strickmere
Fireworks, bonfire, live music and hot food – this event has it all.
Gates open at 6pm. Adults £4, children £1, family tickets available.
Bury St Edmunds charity firework display – Abbey Gardens, Bury St Edmunds
The Round Table organise this annual event, which also includes a funfair.
Proceeds will help local organisations and good causes, so support this event and help the local community.
Gates open at 6pm, fireworks at 7.30pm. Ticket prices TBC
Heveningham Hall fireworks – Heveningham Hall, Heveningham, Halesworth
Mulled wine, a funfair and a hog roast will combine to make this a perfect wintry night out.
Guests are asked not to bring sparklers along.
Gates open at 5.30pm. Entry is £20 per car in advance, or £25 at the gate, or £7 for pedestrians and £5 for children.
Witham Round Table Fireworks - Witham Rugby Club, Spa Road, Witham
The fireworks are a community affair with volunteers from the Round Table and the rugby club working together to create a fun night out for the whole family.
There will be refreshments available and rides, with all proceeds from the event being shared between local charities and organisations. All rides are £1 between 5pm and 6pm.
Gates open at 5pm, bonfire lit by 6.30pm and fireworks at 7.30pm.
Advance tickets are available from Witham Tourist Information Centre, 61 Newland Street, Witham until 1pm on Friday, November 6 and cost £5 per adult, £3 for children and concessions or £10 for a family of four.
Gate price is £7 for adults, £4 for children and £15 for a family.
Bonfire Night Celebrations - Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket
There will be a spectacular fireworks display, roaring bonfire, as well as Old Tyme Amusements and traction engines in steam
Gates open at 5.30pm, the bonfire will be lit at 7pm and fireworks begin at 7.30pm. Tickets are available on the night at £5 for adults and £4 for children or buy a family ticket online now for just £12.
Foxhall Stadium’s annual Gala Night and Fireworks Spectacular
This will include National Banger racing from 6pm before a stunning fireworks display.
Normal entry prices to the stadium, in Foxhall Road, apply.