What to do in Stoke-on-Trent this bonfire season


With Bonfire Night fast approaching, it’s essential so decide which displays you want to go to. We have compiled a list of local firework and bonfire displays over the next few weeks.

28th October

The Nantwich Spooctacula – Nantwich Showground, CW5 8LD

If you want to combine your Halloween celebrations with your Bonfire Night celebrations, The Nantwich Spooctacula could be ideal. Ideal for families, the evening includes entertainment such as; a funfair, fancy dress judging for both adults and children, a licensed bar, multiple food outlets and of course, music. This will be topped off with a fantastic fireworks display.

Gates open at 5pm with the fireworks display beginning at 8.15pm.

Ticket prices: Adult – £10 advanced/£10 on the gate. Child – £8 advanced/£10 on the gate.


31st October

Scare Fair II – Trubshaw Cross Playing Fileds, Burslem, ST6 4JF

Similar to the Nantwich Spooktacula, Scare Fair II combines Bonfire Night and Halloween for an evening of family fun. Guests can expect fairground rides, trick or treating, costume judging, fireworks and a bonfire.

Gates open at 5pm with the fireworks starting at 7.30pm.

Ticket prices: Adult – £3 advanced/£5 on the gate. Child – £2 advanced/£4 on the gate.


3rd November

Knypersley CC Bonfire & Fireworks – Knypersley Sports and Social Club ST8 7AQ

The cricket club’s event includes a BBQ, a designated sparkler area for children and a children’s disco area inside the club from 8pm.

Gates open at 5.30pm. The bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm with the fireworks display beginning at 7.30pm.

Ticket prices: Adult – £6 – Child (under 12) £4. Family (2 adults & up to 3 children) – £12.


4th November

Bonfire & Fireworks – The Foxley Hotel, ST2 7EH

This FREE event consists of an outside BBQ and a bar which will be selling canned drinks.

The event starts at 7pm.


The Annual Clough Hall Park Bonfire & Fireworks Display – Clough Hall, ST7 1AW

Les Mason, Kidsgrove Town Mayor & President will be in attendance to light the bonfire. Other attractions include refreshments and a fun fair. This is an alcohol-free event.

Gates open 6pm with the bonfire being lit at 7pm and fireworks beginning at 7.45pm.

Ticket prices: Adult – £5. OAP & children (aged 3-15) – £3. Under 3 years old – FREE. Family (2 adults & 2 children) – £13.


Bonfire Night at the Farmer’s Arms – Farmer’s Arms, ST10 4PU

With the bonfire and fireworks display for FREE, you’ll have more to spend on hot food. The pub will also be open for bonfire-goers to purchase drinks.

Gates open 6pm with the bonfire being lit at 6.30pm and the fireworks starting at 7.30pm.


Stockton Brook Bonfire & Firework display – Stockton Brook, ST9 9NH.

For more than 40 years, Stockton Brook has held this night. This year, locally made sausages from James’ Butchers in Baddeley Green will be available to buy in the food area.

Gates open 6pm followed by the lighting on the bonfire at 7pm and a fireworks display at 7.45pm.

Ticket prices: Adult – £6 advanced/£7 on the gate. Child (under 14) – £4 advanced/£5 on the gate. Children under 5 years old – FREE. Family (2 adults & 2 children) – £17 advanced/£20 on the gate. Tickets can be purchased in advance from Stockton Brook Post Office.


Betley Bonfire – Betley Court Farm, CW3 9BH.

Claiming to be ‘the biggest bonfire and fireworks display in the region’, Betley Bonfire is set to be a real showstopper. This year’s theme for the fireworks music is ‘festival headliners’, with music and entertainment on the night being provided by The HitMix 107.5 Live Roadshow. There will also be a fairground. As the event is for charity, a percentage of the takings will go to Mind.

Gates open at 4pm with the bonfire being lit at 6pm and the fireworks starting at 8pm.

Ticket prices: Adult – £10. Child (under 14) – £5. Children under 5 years old – FREE.


4th & 5th November

Alton Towers Resort Fireworks Display – Alton Towers, ST10 4DB.

Why not make a day of it and enjoy a whole day at Alton Towers followed by the ‘UK’s most sensational fireworks display’? You’ll even be able to ride in the dark! You can find videos of displays from previous years here.

The theme park opens at 10am with the fireworks display beginning at 7pm.

Ticket prices: Make sure to book online for the best prices! Adult – £32. Child (under 11) – £27.50.


5th November

Stoke-on-Trent Lions Charity Fireworks Display – Fenton Park, ST4 2NR.

Music and entertainment on the night will be provided by PJ The Silly Snowman accompanied by a funfair.

Doors open at 7.30pm with fireworks starting at 7.45pm.

Entry is £5 on the gate.


Ahead of this year’s bonfire season, Staffordshire Police are urging residents to be responsible with fireworks after a number of incidents involving teenagers setting off fireworks have occurred in the Stoke-on-Trent area. People are also reminded to only buy fireworks from legal sellers. Sgt Nathan Hough, of Stoke South Local Policing Team, said: “We will also look to prosecute those who sell and use fireworks illegally.”


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