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Fireworks in south-east London and north Kent: Guide to Bonfire Night displays
We are getting ready to go “ooh” and “aah” over the next few nights with the annual Bonfire Night fireworks celebrations taking place.
Here is our guide to the displays happening across south-east London and north Kent.
Blackheath, Lewisham and Greenwich: Blackheath Common, November 3, from 8pm: Being one of the greatest free events in the capital, Blackheath attracts around 100,000 visitors yearly to enjoy an array of fireworks on the common.
As well as an exhilarating display, a funfair is open from 4pm along with food stalls and a fully licensed bar, which will be open before and after the display.
To safeguard the future of Blackheath Fireworks Lewisham Council is asking visitors and local businesses to donate to support the event by doing so online or “chuck it in the bucket.” Donations can be made by credit/debit card online or by giving cash to one of the volunteer Blackheath Bucket Brigade on the night.
Dartford: Display in Central Park, November 3, from 5pm: Dartford Lions Club is again running this yearly event which starts at 5pm before a bonfire is lit at approximately 7pm. Then get ready to enjoy the fireworks display at 8pm.
Tickets are available in advance at several local outlets for £4 for adults and £2 for children. On the gate ticket prices are £5 adult/ £3 child. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the EllenorLions Hospices and other Dartford Lions Charities. Visit www.dartfordlions.org.uk for more information.
Gravesham: Riverside Leisure Area, November 2, from 6pm: Witness the bank of the Thames transform into a rainbow of colours as Gravesham Council hosts its annual display.
The free, specially choreographed firework display starts at 8pm and is synchronised to songs from legend Freddie Mercury and Queen. Smiths Carnival Funfair will open at 5pm on the promenade, entertainment and refreshments are also available. Go to www.gravesham.gov.uk for more info.
Crystal Palace Park: Anerley Hill, Crystal Palace, November 5, from 6pm: In association with St. Christopher’s Hospice, Crystal Palace Park holds a display for children, which starts at 7pm, containing quieter and more colourful fireworks, before the grand display at 8:30pm. A family funfair and catering is also available.
Tickets: Adults £5, children (3-10yrs) £3 and under 3yrs go free. Contact email@example.com
West Wickham Rotary Club: Langley Park School for Girls, Hawkbrook Lane, November 10, from 6pm: Presenting their 18th firework and music spectacular, The Rotary Club of West Wickham and the Langley Park School for Girls PSA welcomes families to join their display and indulge in hot food, drinks and mulled wine which are available to purchase.
Advance tickets can be purchased or pay on the gate: Adult tickets £6, children (aged 16 or under) £3.50 (under 5s free). Family tickets: (not available on the gate) £14 for 2 adults and 2 children. Call 07402 450545 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bromley: Chislehurst Recreation Ground, November 3, from 6pm: The Rotary Club of Chislehurst welcomes you from 6pm, with a bonfire lit at 7pm and shortly after the beautiful display will begin at 7.30pm.
Funfair rides will also be available to keep the kids amused along with refreshments. Tickets on the gate: Adult £6 and £3 for children. Advance tickets are also available: £5 for adults and £2.50 for kids. Tickets are available from local shops. 020 8468 1000.
Bexley: Danson Park, Danson Road, November 3, from 6:30pm: Gates open at 6pm starting with a funfair and music. The sky will be then be lit up with fireworks at 8pm until 8:25pm.
Other entertainment continues until 9.15pm then gates close at 9.30pm. The mayor will address the event at 7.45pm.
The fireworks are displayed over the lake and aims to be the biggest and best in the area, so be prepared to be amazed at the remarkable pyrotechnics show.
Tickets are £5 on the gate and kids under 5 yrs go free, or £4 for adults if booked in advance .This can be done online or through local ticket agents in Bexley. General enquiries to email@example.com, telephone enquiries 07833 371282.
Please remember that local routes to the displays may be disrupted and take extra care.
See other Bonfire Night and fireworks listings in our events section
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