Where to watch a Fireworks Display | North East England 2017

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It's almost that time of year! I love Bonfire night and there are plenty of places to enjoy an organised display across our region this year. Please remember that this post has been written in advance and timings can change so please always check details with venue direct before booking/making a trip. Let me know if there are any displays I've missed and I'll add them to the post.

2 November | Fireworks at the Fort | Segedenum Roman Fort | FREE display

FREE entry to the museum, fort and cafe from 4pm. The spectacular display to the back drop of the river Tyne will begin at 6:30pm. Find out more here

3 November | Seaham Fireworks | Seaham | FREE display

Head to George Elmy Lifeboat Way for the best views. Event runs from 6:30pm - 7:45pm. Find out more here

4 November | St Cuthbert's Hospice Fireworks | Framwellgate School, Durham

The skies will be lit up during this firework spectacular which is sponsored by Ramside Hall and aims to raise £ for St Cuthbert's Hospice. Expect food stalls and fairground rides too. Gates open at 6pm with the fireworks display scheduled for 7:30pm. Tickets are £5 per adult, £3 per children and under 2's are free. Family tickets are available. Find out more here

4 November | Hexham Round Table Bonfire & Fireworks | Sele, Hexham | FREE display

Bonfire will be lit at 6:30pm with fireworks being set off from 7pm. Find out more here

4 November | Metro Radio Saltwell Fireworks | Saltwell Park

Live music, metrognomes, a huge bonfire, a fantastic display and fairground rides will provide an evening of entertainment from 5pm. Tickets are £3 each and should be pre-booked. Find out more here. 

5 November | Blue Flames Fireworks | Blue Flames Sporting Club 

Gates open at 4pm and the display starts at 6:30pm. As well as fireworks you can expect fairground rides, bouncy castles, hot food stalls, a bar and more. Tickets cost £4 per adult and £3 per child if booked in advance (£1 more if paying on the gate). Find out more here

5 November | Firework Extravaganza | Harwick Hall

You don't need to book in advance to enjoy this event, simply turn up and pay on the door (£4 per ticket - children under 12 are free). Expect food stalls, children's rides and fireworks. Doors open 6pm and fireworks begin at 7:15pm. Find out more here

5 December | Sunderland Illuminations Closing Party | Cliffe Park | FREE display

The best viewing point for this free display will be at Cliffe Park or along the sea front. Spectacular fireworks will mark the end of Sunderland Illuminations for 2017. Starts at 6pm. Find out more. 

5 November | Riverside Fireworks | Riverside Park, Chester le Street

This year's display is witches and wizards themed and set to music. There will be a fancy dress competition, fun fair, live music, food and refreshments. Tickets are £5 each (children under 6 are free). Limited car parking £5 per car. Find out more here.

5 November | The Links Whitley Bay | FREE display

Enjoy fairground rides and refreshments from 6pm with a spectacular 15 minute display at 7pm. Free to attend. Find out more here. 

6 November | Bonfire Night at Beamish Hall | Beamish Hall Hotel

An authentic samba band will build the atmosphere and a bonfire will be lit before a spectacular display fills the skies. Expect snacks, food and stalls too. Tickets are £3 each (under 3s go free). Limited parking at £5 per car. Find out more here

Prepare for Bonfire Night

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Remember to wrap up warm and stay safe! 



  1. I am so disappointed the Saltwell Park display is on the Saturday and not the Sunday night. I think I'll be looking for another display to head to instead so your guide is great. Thanks!

    1. Enjoy! I think we're heading to Whitley Bay this year x

  2. Firework night is my favourite night of the whole year. I love getting wrapped up and going out to watch the sky light up. Think I'll head to the once at Fram that St Cuthbert's are putting on. A charity very close to my heart and I went last year and they were brilliant. Katie x


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