Light Up The Skies

Gather round in wellies and woollies this November...

Did you know that the magnificent boom heard when you send a firework soaring, is caused by the air exploding faster than the speed of sound? Or, that the hardest colour explosion to create is blue? 

November is a time for new discoveries, so we've put together our favourite local bonfire & fireworks displays to pencil into your holiday diary! With smells of hog-roasts and log-fires drifting through the smoky air, and sparkly sights to be seen in the skies, a luxurious long weekend this Autumn is the perfect antidote to the hubbub of everyday life!

Richmond School Bonfire Night (best for the Yorkshire Dales)

If the thought of cosying up in winter layers and heading out into the clear night sky sounds like the cherry on your holiday cake, head to Richmond School where Richmond Town Council have organised a sparkly spectacular to remember this November! There's a variety of tasty refreshments available, and the opportunity to donate and support the school is available on the night.

Port Gaverne Beach Fireworks (best for Fistral Beach)

In our opinion this is definitely one to tick off of the bucket list! Picture a soft sandy beach, a billowing bonfire and a calm open ocean that mirrors the kaleidoscope colours of the sky-high fireworks, and you have the autumn festivities at Port Gaverne! Take a lazy afternoon stroll around the gorgeous boutiques of Port Isaac then head next door to the quaint seaside village for foaming hot chocolates sipped in anticipation of the nights events. With local sea shanties floating through the air and the smell of the salty sea, you'll fall in love with the colder months all over again!

Bodmin Bonfire & Firework Display (best for Trewhiddle)

If you're looking for an epic evening event that will leave your loved ones spellbound, the Bodmin Bonfire & Firework Display is the one for you! Get set for an action-packed night as this year's theme is going to based on thrill-seeker James Bond and the groundbreaking music set to the films over the years. For those who can't wait to tune in to the Spectre, it will be a fun-filled journey down memory lane with the greatest hits set to jaw-dropping light shows! Plus, fairground rides, delicious food stalls and side shows will be there to make sure your night goes off with a bang!

PLUS our Top Tips to keep tails wagging this bonfire season!

  • Keep all animals inside, making sure they have somewhere to hide if scared
  • Muffle sounds to keep nervous pets distracted
  • Close the curtains to hide any light flashes
  • Don't over-fuss them when they are scared, but reward them when they ignore the fireworks
  • Plenty of love and cuddles when the party finishes!

Rather snuggle up indoors instead? Eat your way through the colder months with our favourite handpicked recipes and winter warmers >