Little London’s Guide to Bonfire Night 2022

    It’s that exciting time of year again, so here’s our pick of London’s Top Fireworks Displays – that aren’t already sold out for 2022 – for a fun-filled evening out for you and your little Londoners.



    Grab your coat because it’s time to embrace the cold with our pick of London’s Top Fireworks Displays – that aren’t already sold out for 2022 – that will keep you and your little ones entertained all evening, with a whole host of entertainment aside from the main event, from magic shows and fun fairs plus yummy food and drink stalls (which included mulled wine for the parents).

    Best Family-Friendly Firework Displays for 2022

    Battersea Park

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    A regular on any Bonfire Night list, Battersea Park’s two-day fireworks display is a great family event – particularly the Sunday which will be tailored to families and feature a spectacular 7-metre tall lighting installation and Sweetieland. Arrive early to grab some supper at the one of the many food stalls and to join in with some traditional Guy Fawkes fun and entertainment before the skies above the Thames are lit up with Battersea’s fantastic fireworks and music display.

    Sunday Family Night on 7th November | Gates open at 5pm | Book here

    Harrow & Wembley Fireworks Display

    The Harrow & Wembley Fireworks Display is a huge celebration of the traditional Guy Fawkes night mashed up with Diwali, a religious celebration of light celebrated by millions of Sikhs, Hindus and Jains across the world, in what the organisers are calling a ‘Celebration of Culture’. You can expect a huge array of things to see and do, including a pre-comedy show and magic show with Fizzkids Entertainment, a full-size fun fair, a world food zone, Diwali dancers and face painting and henna. And of course the main event, a fantastic twenty-minute musical fireworks display.

    Saturday 5th November | Free entry 12-3pm | Pre-show starts at 7:30pm | Book here

    Wimbledon Park Musical Fireworks

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    Delight the little ones with pyrotechnic fire and light displays at Wimbledon Park this year. Alongside funfair rides and a variety of warming food and drink stalls at the street food village, your youngsters will be entertained for hours on end with the family-focussed ‘feel good’ pop music display or the main Kings and Queens themed fireworks show for older children on later in the evening.

    Friday 4th November | Gates open at 5.15pm | Book here

    Morden Park Musical Fireworks

    A very similar event to Wimbledon Park, Morden Park is back for their yearly bonfire night celebrations, complete with a funfair and amazing food and drinks stalls.

    Saturday 5th November | Gates open at 5.15pm | Book here

    Beckenham Fireworks in the Park

    Beckenham Fireworks in the Park is a family-friendly musical fireworks display and fun fair for Bonfire Night that has been running for over 70 years, with a quieter display at 6pm with fireworks for little ears and the main firework display at 7.45pm. There is also a fantastic array of food options, with 18 different stalls on offer. Plus, much of the proceeds go to locally selected charities and good causes.

    Saturday 5th November | Gates open at 5:00pm | Book here

    The Walker Ground Fireworks Display, North London

    Fancy being greeted by a couple of stilt walkers to start your Bonfire Night? The Walker Ground fireworks display has just that, plus a fire show, circus skills, music, stalls, food, drink and much more.

    Saturday 5th November | Gates open at 5:00pm | Book here

    Ruislip McGovern Park Fireworks Display

    The fireworks display,  by award-winning team Phoenix Fireworks, will be set to the music of ‘The Greatest Showman’. There will also be some great pre-show entertainment for the whole family to enjoy such as the funfair, amazing tricks by a bubbleologist, crazy stilt walkers, snake charmers, Irish dancers and live music.

    Friday 4th November | Gates open at 4:30pm | Book here

    Richmond Family Fireworks Night

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    Richmond Athletic Ground’s fun-filled event promises a spectacular evening of family fun, this year themed around space! There’s everything from fun fair rides to food and drink stalls- selling delicious mulled wine, burgers, crepes and more. Then, live entertainment from Richmond-based Basement Door and Studio K is the perfect warm-up for the evening before the big show at 7pm – a dazzling fully-composed fireworks display set to music.

    Saturday 7th November | Gates open at 4:30pm | Book here

    Guildford Firework Fiesta

    This annual fireworks display in Stoke Park, Guildford will feature some amazing entertainment to warm up the crowd, including a Mumford & Sons tribute, a fun fair and face painting as well as lots of delicious food and drinks stalls, all before the main fireworks extravaganza! All profits from the night will be used to support the local community.

    Saturday 5th November | Gates open at 5:00pm | Book here

    Lingfield Park Wizards and Witches Fireworks Night

    One of the most exciting Bonfire Night events in Surrey, the fireworks night at Lingfield Park promises a magical night of Wizards and Witches! As well as a giant bonfire, fun fair and tasty, warming food and drinks there will be some wicked extras like the Wizard’s Show. For Harry Potter lovers, you can also go ‘Under The Stairs’ and visit the Grand Hall and Platform 9 3/4! As for the fireworks, there will be an amazing 15-minute firework fiesta set to movie themes and hit songs.

    Saturday 5th November | Gates open at 5:00pm | Book here

    Epsom Fireworks Display

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    Head over to the Hook Road Arena in Epsom for a night of firework fun! There will be a low-noise children’s show at 6:30pm sponsored by Fennies Day Nursery, before the main show at 7.30pm. Ideal for the whole family, there will also be a fun fair with candyfloss and toffee apples too, plus lots more hot food and drink outlets.

    Saturday 5th November | Gates open at 5:30pm | Book here

    Kempton Park Fireworks

    The hugely popular Kempton Park Fireworks are back for 2022 with a fun-filled evening for everyone. Visit for seasonal food and drinks, a funfair, and the spectacular firework display starting at 7pm!

    Saturday 6th November | Gates open at 5:00pm | Book here

    Danson Park Fireworks, Bexley Heath

    Said to be the biggest charitable fireworks display in the South East, the Danson Park display is complete with shopping stalls, food, drink, a funfair and live music on stage from Tom Monks plus support to entertain everyone until the choreographed to music display starts later in the evening!

    Saturday 5th November | Gates open at 5:00pm | Book here

    Barleylands Farm Park Drive-In Toddler Fireworks

    Save your little ones from the cold and noise with the drive-in fireworks at Barleylands Farm Park in Essex! Throughout the evening you will be able to watch the entertainment from within your car, or in your allocated viewing area to the right of your vehicle. You can ‘tune in’ to the purpose-built radio station to hear the show played through your car. The event will be hosted by Essex’s top children’s entertainers Skittleman and BamBam!

    Thursday 3rd, Friday 4th and Saturday 6th November | Gates open at 4:30pm | Book here

    Something a little different: Lewes Bonfire Celebrations, East Sussex


    If you’re going big for Bonfire Night, head to East Sussex for Britain’s biggest and best Bonfire Night in Lewes. The magnificent bonfire and firework display on the hills around the town are the culmination of a huge carnival organised by seven local bonfire ‘societies’ and nearly 30 visiting groups and marching bands, each with their own parades, traditions and costumes, so there’s something for all the family. There’s no need to book tickets, but using public transport is highly advised as all roads surrounding Lewes will be closed on the day.

    Saturday 5th November | Starts at 5pm | Find out more here

    How to Stay Safe Around Fireworks and Bonfires

    Teaching children about fire safety is a priority to 81% of parents, but many don’t know where to find child-friendly information to help educate their kids, so the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) has teamed up with the Fireman Sam™ brand in a bid to get young children switched on to safety on Bonfire night and beyond, with the release of a set of new safety tips to help equip pre-schoolers and parents with the information needed to stay safe around fireworks, bonfires and flammable costumes on 5th November.

    Working with the Fireman Sam™ TV show – the long-running animated children’s programme that teaches young ones important safety messages – they have created a set of Bonfire night safety tips that are written using child-friendly language. These have been distributed to hundreds of pre-schoolers around the country through nursery partners.

    Firework and Bonfire Safety Tips from Fireman Sam and the Child Accident Prevention Trust

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    • Fireworks are exciting, but they can be very dangerous. Listen to your grown-up about where is a safe place to stand.
    • Keep your sparkly sparkler safely away from other people and don’t run with them.
    • Wear your gloves when you hold sparklers and keep them away from your body.
    • Once sparklers are finished, put them into a bucket of water, don’t pick them back up.
    • Leave your dressing up clothes at home on fireworks night, wrap up warm instead.
    • Stand at a safe distance from the bonfire and stay close to the grown-ups.
    • Don’t be tempted to throw things into the bonfire or poke at it with sticks.
    • If you’re going to a firework display, hold hands with your grown-up and stay with them all the time.
    • Put toys and phones away when you’re out and about so you can focus on keeping safe and having fun!
    • If you do catch your clothes on a flame, don’t panic – STOP, DROP, and ROLL:

    STOP what you are doing.

    DROP to the ground and cover your face with your hands.

            ROLL over and over to put out the flames.

    • Practice your STOP, DROP, and ROLL before fireworks night. Get your friends to try it, too!

    Click here to download the Fireman Sam fire safety tips sheet

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