Enjoying Fireworks Weekend around Linmere

Lighting up the skies around Linmere – our recommended Fireworks displays

Let’s be honest, November’s not everyone’s favourite month. The sun officially packs its bags and nights seem intent on arriving in the middle of the afternoon. This November will be a little different. For some of you, it might be your first living in Linmere and it’s fantastic you’re here to enjoy the changing of the season in and around Linmere. And nothing quite marks that change like Bonfire Night.

Somewhere in the future, there may well be a Linmere Fireworks night only a few minutes’ walk from your home. In the meantime, we’re blessed with some fantastic fireworks displays around Linmere, in some fantastic settings, with plenty of family entertainment, food and refreshments, to make a memorable night out.

We’ve picked out four big events for Guy Fawkes weekend worth making a trip for. All major public displays, with all the scale and noise you’ll need to enjoy a safe night out.

Ampthill Park Display – Ampthill Park, 6pm, Friday 4 November

10 miles – 17 minutes’ drive time from the Farmstead

Billed as Bedfordshire’s biggest and best fireworks display, staged in the very pleasant surrounds of Ampthill 160-acre Park. With a funfair, food stands and live entertainment, regulars claim this is one of the very best displays in the South-East. All profits are distributed to local charities and staffed by volunteers and residents. The programme starts at 6pm, with the traditional lighting of the Beacon at 7:30pm, before the display begins at 8pm.

Ampthill is well-served with transport links and roads. However, regulars recommend arriving in official car parks as early as you can, due to its popularity. If you have the time, get there in the afternoon and take a walk around the historic town, with a heritage dating back to Roman times.

Charges apply to attend the event, with adults at £10 and Children at £4. Tickets can be bought on entrance for £1 more than advance prices. Car parking is provided at £2 per car, with visitors strongly recommended to arrive early.

For advance ticket bookings, use the link here.

Luton Fireworks Spectacular – 5pm, Saturday 5 November

6.5 miles – 20 minutes’ drive time from the Farmstead

A large and free fireworks display, staged in Pope’s Meadow, close to Luton Town Centre. This large public display is accompanied with a fairground and a good choice of food and refreshments. The programme starts at 7pm, with the display following at 7:30pm. With free access, larger crowds are expected, with organisers advising visitors to arrive no later than 6:30pm.

No admission fees apply.

Verulamium Park St Albans – 6pm, Saturday 5 November

15 miles – 22 minutes’ drive time from the Farmstead

If you’re prepared to drive a little further, St Albans Fireworks Spectacular is worth the journey. The huge display, staged by the nationally acclaimed Fantastic Fireworks, is set in the steeply historic grounds of Verulamium Park, with the illuminated St Albans cathedral standing watch over proceedings. This year’s display will be soundtracked by Elvis Presley and the golden age of rock ‘n’ roll.

Gates open at 6pm, with the display set to follow at 7pm. With so much to see around St Albans, our advice is to arrive earlier in the day to find a parking space and enjoy an afternoon of historic sights close to the park.

Charges apply to attend the event, with adults at £7.50 and Children at £4 and visitors are advised to purchase tickets before the event, on the link here.

Ardley Hill School Dunstable – 5pm, Sunday 6 November

4 miles – 15 minutes’ drive time from the Farmstead

A smaller, community-led display, just a few miles from the Farmstead. As well as a professional fireworks display, visitors will be able to purchase food, drinks and illuminated toys for younger visitors. The gates, accessible on Lowther Road, will be open at 5pm, with the display starting at 6pm.

Charges apply to attend the event, with adults at £4 and Children at £3 and visitors are advised to purchase tickets before the event, on the link here.

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