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Bonfire night events in North Yorkshire 2010


Your guide to bonfires and firework displays in North Yorkshire.

If you are holding a bonfire or firework display please email us the details. Make sure you include the date, time, venue and any other relevant information.

A number of events are also taking place in York during October and November commemorating Guy Fawkes connections with the city.

All these events are organised displays and you are asked not to take your own fireworks.

Friday November 5

Long Marston

Traditional bonfire night with fireworks on the village hall playing fields. Entrance Fee: Adults £2, children £1 and family tickets £5. Food available from 5.30pm Bonfire lit 6.30pm Fireworks start at 7pm.


Bonfire and firework spectacular at the Poppleton Centre, Main Street, Upper Poppleton. Tickets are available in advance only from Cardland, Poppleton Post Office and the Poppleton Centre. Admission is £4 for adults and £2 for children.

For more information visit the Poppleton Centre website.


Richmond Town Council is celebrating Bonfire Night with a fireworks display set against the historic backdrop of Richmond Castle.

The display of more than 500 fireworks will last approximately 20 minutes and is accompanied by a specially-prepared soundtrack.

Tickets, costing £3 (under 5s are free, all children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult), are available on the night from the Market Hall from 6pm. They are also available in advance from Richmond Town Hall, Richmond Market Hall, and a number of shops in the town. Admission to the castle is from 6pm, with the firework display beginning at 7pm. Refreshments will be available in the castle grounds.


Scarborough Lions' annual bonfire and firework display at Burniston Road car park. All proceeds will go to the Lions' charities. Traditional Bonfire night food will be available. Admission is £2.50 for adults with accompanied children free.

BBC Radio York's Jerry Scott will be there with the BBC Big Red Bus.

Doors open at 5.30pm, bonfire lit 6.15pm, firework display 7.15pm.


Tockwith Fireworks and Bonfire on the Tockwith Show Field at 6.30pm in aid of charity.

Locally produced food will be available and admission is £3.50 for adults, children under 12 free.

York Maze Firework Spectacular

Giant bonfire, sideshows, play area, food, bar and fire jugglers all night. Gates open 4.30pm, bonfire lit 7.30pm. Fireworks at 8pm and HUGE playing live in the barn at 8.30pm. Event closes 10.30pm.

For ticket details visit York Maze

Saturday November 6

Bishopthorpe: The Marcia Inn

Annual fireworks display and bonfire from 6pm onwards. Early arrival is advised. BBQ. Bottled drinks sold outside.


The Harrogate Round Table Bonfire is on Oatlands Stray with the fire being lit at 6.30pm followed by a spectacular firework display set to music which will begin at 7.15pm.

Entry to the bonfire is free of charge with visitors invited to make a donation on the night. This year's nominated charity is Martin House Children's Hospice who will receive the proceeds from the collection.

Helmsley: Community Sports & Social Club

Bonfire and fireworks display at the Community & Sports Club, Baxton's Road, Helmsley. Bonfire will be lit at 6:45pm, fireworks begin at 7pm. Admission: £3.00 Adults, £2.00 children.

Selby Community Bonfire and Fireworks Display

The bonfire will be lit at 6:30pm by the Mayor of Selby. Free entry, collection will be held for local charities. Refreshments and entertainment available from late afternoon. Event takes place at Scott Road Community Field.

For more details visit Selby Town Council

South Milford and Monk Fryston

Bonfire and fireworks display at the Cricket & Football Club fields, Mill Lane, South Milford. Gates open at 6pm with the fireworks at 7.45pm. Advance tickets are £5.

For more details visit the South Milford website.


Thirsk Rotary Club is bringing the fireworks back to town after an absence of two years!

The bonfire and fireworks display will be on fields on Newsham Road, Thirsk. One field will be a car park and the other will host the firework display and bonfire.

Food and drink will be provided by the local Scouts; the bonfire will be lit at around 6.30 with the fireworks following shortly after. Admission on the gate is £7 for families, £5 for couples and £3 for individuals.

Guy Fawkes related events

York walk Guy Fawkes Trail

A walk exploring the birthplace and haunts of one of York's most infamous sons. Walks depart from the Museum Gardens gate.

Friday 29 October at 7.30pm, Sunday 31 October & Saturday 6 November at 2.15pm.

Find out more at York walk

York Dungeon

Come face to face with Guy Fawkes and hear from the man himself about his life in York. Enter the Dungeon to hear and see the gruesome story of his trial, torture and execution.

More details at York Dungeon

York Minster

Night time tower trips on Friday November 5. A chance for visitors to take a night time trip up the central tower for spectacular views of the city of York. Minimum age is five. Each trip is limited to thirty people. Trips may be cancelled in bad weather.

More details at York Minster

Guy Fawkes Walking Trail

Self guided walking trail around York. Explore the city where Guy Fawkes and some of his fellow conspirators lived.

For more details pick up a leaflet at Visitor Information Centres or via Visit York

The Ghost Trail of York

Every evening, whatever the weather, 7:30pm - departs West Doors of York Minster.

Experience the tale of Guy Fawkes and other stories of York's ghostly tradition.

For more information visit Ghost trail

Original Ghost Walk of York

Every evening, whatever the weather, 8pm - departs Kings Arms pub.

Hear the ghost story of Guy Fawkes as part of this authentic ghost walk of York. Tour finishes at the Guy Fawkes Inn.

For more information visit the The original ghost walk website

The World Tour of York

Saturday 6th November, 11am and 2pm - departs St Helen's Square (opposite Betty's Café)

Includes the story of Guy Fawkes from his early life to why his effigy is burned on bonfires today.

For more information visit Exploring York

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