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Celebrate bonfire night with a bang

By Bedfordshire On Sunday  |  Posted: October 30, 2011

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Bonfire Night Displays
Across Bedfordshire
Friday to Sunday

REMEMBER, remember the fifth of November . . . gunpowder, treason and plot.

As the nights draw in and with Christmas just round the corner, it is that time of year again where adults and children alike wrap up warm and get out the sparklers for community firework displays.

Bedford Blues Rugby Club will be putting on their annual Friday night display, which is being held at their Goldington Road ground.

The gates, funfair and bars open at 6pm, the children’s display begins at 7pm and the main show kicks off at 8pm.

Tickets are £7 for adults, £4 for children, under 2s are free and family tickets are £18 and available by visiting www. bedford rugby.co.uk or at the Tourist Information Office on St Paul’s Square, Bedford.

And on the same day, Santa Pod Raceway, Podington, will be holding their firework display, with doors opening at 4pm.

Tickets are £15 per vehicle ticket in advance or £20 on the door, with a maximum of five people per car.

Also on Friday the annual show will be going off with a bang at Ampthill Park.

The event includes fairground rides and refreshments with gates opening at 6pm and the fireworks beginning at 8pm.

Tickets are £5 for adults in advance, £6 on the gate, children under 14 are £3 in advance, £4 on the gate and under threes are free.

Family tickets are £12 in advance and £15 on the gate and car parking is £2 per car.

The yearly Bonfire and Firework Display is also being held again at Thurleigh Playing Fields, off Keysoe Road, Thurleigh, on Saturday.

Admission for adults is £4 and accompanying children are free. The doors open at 6pm, firework display starts about 7pm, and there will be refreshments and a bar.

If you don’t mind travelling a bit further afield then Olney is holding this year’s Fireworks Night is on Sunday, November 6, and it promises to be bigger and better than ever before.

In advance, a family ticket is £9 and a single ticket £4. On the night, the prices are £11 for a family and £5 for a single ticket.

As well as being a feast for the eyes and ears, this year’s Fireworks Night will have food stalls and licensed bars to satisfy the taste buds too.

Gates open at 5.30pm and display starts at 6.30pm.

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