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Find out where to watch firework displays this bonfire night

PUBLISHED: 11:05 31 October 2018 | UPDATED: 12:11 01 November 2018

Fireworks in Christchurch Park Picture: ASHLEY PICKERING

Fireworks in Christchurch Park Picture: ASHLEY PICKERING

From Christchurch Park in Ipswich to Castle Park in Colchester, this is where you can watch the fireworks this Guy Fawkes Night.

Get your sparklers at the ready and visit some fantastic firework displays across Suffolk and north Essex.

Hadleigh Fireworks, The Mill Field, Hadleigh, Friday, November 2

Hadleigh’s biggest Fireworks Display run by Hadleigh United Football Club helps raise funds for the club, Tickets are priced at £5 per adult, £4 for under 16s, with under 5s getting free admission. Fireworks start at 8pm.

Heveningham Hall Fireworks: Picture: ALEXANDER PARNELLHeveningham Hall Fireworks: Picture: ALEXANDER PARNELL

Christchurch Park Fireworks, Ipswich, Saturday, November 3

The fireworks at Christchurch Park are set to a chart-topping mega mix. The event kicks off from 6pm with music from party band the Soul Kitchen alongside breathtaking fire dancers. Tickets are now on sale and there is £1.50 off the gate prices until November 2; advance tickets cost £5 for children and £7 for adults.

Annual fireworks display in Castle Park Picture: NIGEL BROWN/ARCHANTAnnual fireworks display in Castle Park Picture: NIGEL BROWN/ARCHANT

Heveningham Hall, Saturday, IP19 0QA, Saturday, November 3

Gates open at 4.30pm ready for the bonfire lighting at 4.45pm. There will be a traditional funfair, two bars and an array of musical performances. Those performing include One Night Of Queen, The Noisettes, The Vagaband and Black Kat Boppers. The timings of the firework display are dependent on traffic but guests are advised they will be set off anytime between 7pm and 8pm. Families travelling in a vehicle can purchase a group ticker for £25 in advance or £30 on the night. Pedestrians can purchase tickets on the night with adults charged £10 and children £5.

The Fantastic Fireworks Gala Night, Foxhall Stadium, Ipswich, Saturday, November 3

Bury St Edmunds fireworks in Abbey Gardens Picture: GREGG BROWNBury St Edmunds fireworks in Abbey Gardens Picture: GREGG BROWN

If you enjoy banger racing the Foxhall Stadium firework event is for you. Celebrate Guy Fawkes night by watching the sky illuminate and then be amazed by the banger racing. The event starts at 6pm. Adults cost £17, those over 65 cost £13, Children between five and 14 are £7 and it is £43 for a family ticket.

Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket, Saturday, November 3

A spectacular firework display, roaring bonfire and family amusements will be staged in the grounds of the museum. The bonfire will be lit at 7pm to keep everyone toasty ahead of the firework display which starts at 7.30pm. Tickets for the event are available in advance and are priced as follows: Adult £5, Child £3.50 and Family Ticket £15, On the night tickets will cost slightly more: Adult £6, Child £4 (no family ticket available on the night).

Bury St Edmunds Firework Spectacular, Abbey Gardens, Saturday, November 3

Enjoy the funfair, food and drink and then the main event - the fireworks. No dogs or sparklers will be allowed into the gardens. The money raised from the stalls, fun fair and tickets will be distributed to local good causes and charities. The gates open at 5.30pm and the fireworks will start at 7.30pm. It is £5 for an adult, £4 for a child and £15 for a family ticket.

Framlingham Firework Spectacular, The Pageant Field, Saturday, November 3

High quality fireworks with unique effects will light up Framlingham. There will be a designated area for sparklers brought on the night for the children to enjoy. You will even get the chance to warm up with a mulled wine, which is available during the display. Gates open at 6pm, the bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm, and the fireworks will start at 7.30pm. Tickets are £6 for adults and £4 for children.

Felixstowe Firework Spectacular, Felixstowe and Walton Utd FC Goldstar Ground, Dellwood Avenue, November 4

Head down to Felixstowe for an afternoon with a funfair, a display from the Night Flight Aerial Display Team, as well as fireworks and more. The event starts at 4.30pm and there is a list of activities taking place until 8pm. The firework extravaganza begins at 6.30pm. Adult tickets cost £8 and children cost £5.

Mendlesham playing field, Station Road, IP14 5RT, Sunday, November 4

Fireworks will take place on Mendlesham playing field at 6.30pm on November 4. Gates open at 6pm and food and drink will be on offer. There will also be the change to purchase glow sticks and light-up objects. Adults cost £4 and under 16’s cost £2. It is advised that those attending get their early to guarantee a parking space as it is road parking only.

Colchester Castle Park Fireworks, Monday, November 5

The King Coel’s Kittens will be hosting their 48th Firework Spectacular on the Guy Fawkes Night itself. Tickets are not available on the gate so must be bought in advance from the Mercury Theatre Office or from the Visitor Information Centre. Michael J Fitch will be hosting the event, fun and games will start at 6pm when the gates open. Profits raised by the fireworks spectacular are donated to local groups.

The Big Night Out, Long Melford, Friday, November 9

The 30-minute firework spectacle always goes off with a thunderous bangs, delighting spectators young and old. The event is held in the grounds of Long Melford Hall and usually attracts more than 10,000 people. All profits from the event go to charity. The night will start at 6pm and finish at 10pm, as well as fireworks there will be a giant bonfire and a fun fair. Tickets cost £8 for adults and £6 for children.

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