This year we bring you more displays than you can shake a sparkler at - 45 displays at the last count, on 9 different nights!
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Fun Fireworks Facts
- The first recorded fireworks in England were at the wedding of King Henry VII in 1486.
- Fireworks are a symbol of enthusiasm and exhilaration (probably quite easy to work out why).
- Fireworks are sometimes used to scare off evil spirits.
- The traditional cake eaten on Bonfire Night is Parkin cake, made from oatmeal, ginger, treacle and syrup.
- The only place in the UK that does not celebrate Guy Fawkes Night is St. Peter’s School in York. Guy Fawkes went there as a boy and they refuse to burn his image in respect for their former pupil.
- "Guy" originally meant "ugly, repulsive person" but since Guy Fawkes, it has become a common word for "man".
- Consumer fireworks are banned in some states in America.
- Blue fireworks are considered the most difficult colour to make.
Bodicote Village Hall, White Post Road, Bodicote, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 4BN
There will be a funfair for all the family and plenty of refreshments available to purchase. Parking is free and the display will start at 7.30pm.
Botley School Fireworks
Botley School, Elms Road, Botley, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 9JZ
Annual fireworks event run by Friends of Botley School (FOBS). FOBS are looking for helpers for the biggest night of the year, and volunteers who can help out will be provided with free tickets.
West Field, Tanners Lane, Burford, Oxfordshire, OX18 4NB
Enjoy hot dogs, soup, mulled wine and beer. Parking is very limited so do walk if you can. Donations go to the fire service and to funding next year's event.
The Fire Service College, London Road, Moreton in Marsh GL56 0RH
Sparks will fly at the annual charity bonfire and fireworks display of the The Fire Service College Mess Club. During the evening, a collection will be made on During the evening a collection will be made on by our Mess Club with all proceeds being donated to charity.
Stratfield Brake Recreation Ground, Frieze Way, Kidlington OX5 1UP
Great food and refreshments will be available before and after the fireworks. £1 discount per ticket when bought in advance from Exeter Hall. The display will start at 7pm.
St Michael's Primary School, Marston Road, Oxford OX3 0EJ
Annual fireworks display run by St Michael's Primary School - there will delicious hot food, drinks and a BBQ. Help reduce waste by bringing your own mug, and you'll get a free biscuit!
Gates: 5.30pm (fireworks 6.30pm)
Tickets: From the school office £3/£1.50/£8 family, £4/£2/£10 on the gate
Harriers Banbury Academy, Harriers View, Banbury, OX16 9JW
PTFA-run, family-friendly bonfire night. Hot food and hot and cold drinks available!
Tickets: £3.25/£2.75, family ticket £10.25
Bayards Hill School, Waynflete Road, Headington, Oxford, OX3 9NU
A great event for all the family!
Tickets: £4.00, family ticket £12
Great Milton Fireworks and Music Spectacular
The Pavilion, Lower End, Great Milton, Oxford OX44 7NF
Watch fireworks alongside spectacular tunes - tickets can be bought from the school or Great Milton stores.
The Pavilion, Roosevelt Road, Long Hanborough, OX29 8JG
Come to Long Hanborough for a firework display synchronised to music! There are also fairground rides and stalls, a BBQ, jacket potatoes, toasted marshmallows, mulled wine, and hot and cold drinks including a delicious hot chocolate topped with whipped cream and marshmallows. Limited free parking.
The Recreation Ground, Cross Keys Road, South Stoke, Reading RG8 0JU
A lovely family friendly bonfire night – one of the best fireworks displays around. Local beer, BBQ, homemade soup and mulled wine available, all in aid of South Stoke School Parents Association. Free parking. Fireworks start at 7.30pm.
Tickets: £6, £4 for under 11s
Witney Lakes Resort, Lakeside Terrace, Downs Road, OX29 0SY Witney, Oxfordshire
Bring your friends, family, kids and grand children down for a fantastic display of lights. The bar will be open, BBQ lit and coffee available to warm those cold hands!
Gates: 7pm (fireworks 8pm)
Tickets: £3, under 2s go free
Long Furlong Community Centre, Boulter Drive, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 1XP
Bring the family along for a wonderful evening - tuck in to a tasty BBQ, warm up with a hot drink, and enjoy a spectacular fireworks display. This year there's some fantastic entertainment lined up as well! Tickets available from Hodsons, R&R, Newbury Building Society, Top Sport, and the Bookstore.
Tickets: Advance £4/£13 family, OTD £5/£15
Abingdon Air Field, OX13 6JA
Apocalypse Now fireball bonfire ignition, children's low-noise firework display followed by a mind blowing quarter mile wide display of fireworks choreographed to music by the British Firework Champions Illusion Fireworks Ltd! There will also be a giant fun fair, entertainers, hot food and drink, bar and some extra special surprises! This year's musical theme will be 'Back to the 90's'!
Gates: 4pm, last entry 7pm
Tickets: £9 adults, £4.50 children
The Astons Recreation Ground, 2 Chalk Hill, Aston Tirrold, Didcot OX11 9DN
Village firework display and fundraiser to support the recreation ground. There will be a yummy barbecue, fine ales, mulled wine, bouncy castle and massive bonfire.
Pingle Field, Oxford Road, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX26 6WB
Annual fireworks display at Pingle field featuring a funfair, bonfire, food and drink vans, culminating with a fantastic professional display. Advance tickets can be purchased at Nando's, Paula Jane Boutique, Sun Wah, Wah Hong and Bicester Village Visitor Centre.
Tickets: £4 Advance, £5 on the gate
Long Crendon School, Chilton Road, Long Crendon HP18 9BZ
As well as an epic display from Star Fireworks, there will be hot dogs, veggie options, fish and chips, tea and coffee, hot chocolate, Dutch pancakes, sweet stall, mulled wine, beer and light up toys. Very kindly sponsored by Fisher German Thame and Revere Homes. The display will be at 6pm.
Tickets: £5.50 Advance, £6.50 OTD. Under 3s free
Lord Williams's Lower School, Towersey Road, Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 3UR
The fireworks display will start at 6:30pm and there will be refreshments served in the sports hall. Tickets available from Thame primary schools, Wally's Toy Shop and the Town Hall.
Tickets: £5.50/£3 advance, £7/£4 on the gate.
Wheatley Primary School, Littleworth Road, Wheatley, Oxford, OX33 1NN
Professional fireworks display (at approx. 7pm). Entertainment from 5.30pm, with music, games and a selection of food, drink and glowsticks for sale. 2 fairground rides (not included in ticket price). We’re often told that our display is superior to other community fireworks events, come join us and see for yourself! Tickets are available here.
Tickets: Advance £5/£3/£14 per family of four, On the door £6/£4/£17
Wytham Village Hall, Wytham OX2 8QN
There will be a BBQ, live band, as well as hot and cold drinks at the bar. The display will be at 6:30.
Fritwell School Fireworks
Fritwell C Of E Primary School, East St, Fritwell, Bicester OX27 7PX
They'll be a BBQ, alcoholic and non alcoholic refreshments, cake, an amazing display - what more could you want from a Sunday night!