With Halloween having silently crept up on Nottingham like a ghost, it is now time for Bonfire Night to take the Midland’s hotspot by storm and display a roaring fire.
Hailing the anniversary of that infamous failed 1605 gunpowder plot , Nottingham is celebrating Guy Fawkes’ infamous attempt of blowing up parliament with an explosion of fireworks. However there is not just one event – local residents are spoilt rotten for choice.
Forest Recreation Ground is a family friendly event which takes place on 5th November will be hosting a variety of cuisine, ranging from confectionary sweet stalls to flavoursome burgers and curries. The display itself is expected to exceed last year’s – as the names behind the event have managed to purchase additional types of fireworks, including Catherine Wheels and sparklers for children.
With a large vast site which will also sport a large fairground attraction, it is the ideal family night out wrapped up warmly in gloves and scarves.
Alternatively if a smaller and more intimate bonfire night in a bar atmosphere seems much more desirable, one need not look any further than The Riverbank. Set away from the very busy hustle and bustle of city life by the tranquil River Trent, this event kicks off at 6pm, with an array of food ranging from BBQ, burgers, chilli and luxury hot chocolate to keep those hands nice and toasty warm.
The display commences slightly later, at 7.30pm, and offers many fun activities to keep the kids having a great time such as complimentary face painting and a handful of family friendly rides.