The best bonfire night and fireworks displays in West Kent 2012

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By kentsussex | Friday, October 12, 2012, 11:14

Here's our run-down of the best Fireworks Displays and Bonfire Night in West Kent and East Sussex this winter. If we've left one out, let us know by emailing and we'll add it. And please send your pictures of all the events to the same email - as we'd love to see how they all go!

Tunbridge Wells Dunorlan Park Fireworks Display 2012

Royal Tunbridge Wells Round Table will host the Annual Dunorlan Park Fireworks Display on Saturday 3rd November 2012.

Gates open at 5.30pm and the event starts at 7.00pm.

The fireworks display at Dunorlan Park is RTWRT's biggest event of the year, and the biggest event in the Towns calendar. It has been running since 1957 with the backing of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. 

The display itself is performed by professional fireworks personnel.

Ticket Prices (on the gate): £8.00 for adults and £5.00 for children (under 5's free).


Rusthall Bonfire 2012

The annual bonfire will this year take place on 27 October 2012 7 to 9pm.


Tonbridge Fireworks Display 2012

Tonbridge Angels will host the Tonbridge Firework Display on Friday 26th October at the Longmead Stadium.

There will also be stalls, a funfair, bar and hot food.

Prices are as follows: Single £5 Family* £10

*2 Adults and 2 Children or 1 Adult and 3 Children

Doors open at 5:30pm and the fireworks will start at 7:30pm.

Tickets can be booked via


Fireworks Spectacular at The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood

Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4, 2012

The Hop Farm Family Park are taking their fireworks celebrations one step further this year - with not just one, but two nights of breath-taking displays and fire-cracking activities for all the family to enjoy! 

The 3rd November sees a child-friendly display with fewer loud bangs from 6pm, followed by a family 'Olympic' themed display at 9pm to celebrate this year's sporting triumphs. 

Continuing with the patriotic party, the November 4 show features a main display from 6pm to songs with a Best of British theme. 

Both nights offer a fabulous funfair, children's entertainment and live music as well as all the fun of The Hop Farm Family Park attractions.

Set your night off with a bang by bringing along your very own Guy Fawkes to put on the top of the Bonfire! Be as inventive as you can, and you could watch your very own creation going up in flames!!

Advanced Tickets: Adults £10.50, Children £6.30, Senior £8.40, Family (2+2) £ 31.50, Family (2+3) £35.70

Displays are subject to adverse weather conditions. or call 01622 872068


Edenbridge Bonfire Society - Saturday 3rd November

At the head of the Procession the Bishop of Bonfire presides over his choirboys, closely followed by the Bonfire Society's effigies, the infamous traitor Guy Fawkes accompanied by poor Anne Boleyn with her head tucked underneath her arm!). 

Some 2,000 torches illuminate elaborate tableaux and bands. As well as some of the loudest and most spectacular fireworks in the country, you will see Britain's largest free-standing effigy of the man who started it all, Guy Fawkes and (as a much newer tradition) you will also see a Celebrity Guy, a newsworthy national or international figure. 

Both effigies stand around 30ft in height and will cunningly self-destruct in a series of spectacular explosions!

When and where the procession goes:

The thousands of people who attend each year begin to gather in the town before the local roads are closed at around 6.00pm

A band plays in the High Street from around 6.15pm

The procession starts in Fircroft Way at around 6.30pm

The procession travels the whole length of the town, circles at the South end and then returns to the top of the High Street

Townsfolk and members of the parade then make their way to the display site on Lingfield Road recreation ground

The grand firework display starts in the field at around 8.30pm (ish!)


Crowborough Grand Fireworks Display 2012:

One of the best firework displays in the area. Crowborough's Grand Firework display will take place on SATURDAY 3RD NOVEMBER at Goldsmiths Recreation Ground on Eridge Road in Crowborough. 

The Beacon will be lit at 7.15pm with the display starting at 7.30pm. The model railway will be open for the evening. Hot food available. The display is free to all with donations to the Mayor's charities.


Sevenoaks Round Table Fireworks 2012:

Saturday, November 3, 2012 at Dukes Meadow, Sevenoaks School.

Fireworks set to 007 theme and the first rocket at 7.30pm. Torchlight procession at 6.30pm from Buckhurst Lane

Proceeds donated to local charities. Tickets: Adults (over 16) £8/7 - Children £4/3 Families £20/£17 (2 adults and 2 children).

Outlets: Lorimers, Sevenoaks Travel, Stag Theatre and Tourist Info



Westerham Fireworks Display 2012:

Westerham Scout Group are proud to present a Firework Spectacular every year. This takes place on the King George's Field on Saturday, November 3, 2012.

Gates open at 5.30pm, display starts at 6.30pm, weather permitting. Tickets: Family (2 adults 2 children) £18, Adults £8 Children £5 Under 5s free 

There will be a barbecue and a paying bar in the Sports Association clubhouse. Parking is available in the Darenth Road car park and Hortons Way - there will be no vehicle access via Costells Meadow and spectators are urged to walk to the event.

Tickets are now on sale from Manuka Shoes, The Hospice in the Weald charity shop and The Sports Association or they can be purchased on the night at an increased rate.

For any further details please call 01959 562372


Wrotham Fireworks Fantasia 2012

Saturday, October 27, 2012 at Wrotham Cricket Ground (High Street, Wrotham, TN15 7AH).

As in previous years, the event will include a display by the renowned Phoenix Firework Company.

This year - Fireworks Fantasia - will include live music from a wonderful local band known as Long Way Down Band, and dance from the familiar Hartley Morris Men. 

There will be many more carnival rides and stalls; some of which will be located on the Recreation Grounds so that children can be entertained (without the need to purchase a ticket to the fireworks display). 

Other free activities will include participation in a costume parade, face painting, hair weaving and a possibly maze made from hay bales for the young ones to get lost in!!

A Fireworks Fantasia is planned to start at 3pm, through to the fireworks at 7:15 pm.

Pre booked tickets adults £5, children and senoirs £3. Purchased on the door, adults £6, children and seniors £4.

Email for more information


Lamberhurst Bonfire Night and Fireworks Display 2012

Saturday 10th November 2012.

Food, drink, music and fireworks with friends and neighbours on The Down.

6:00pm - Activities start

6:30pm - Guy judging

6:40pm - Lighting the beacon

7:00pm - Fireworks

Entry is free for all. Donations received on the night fund these events. Last year had some excellent entries in the Guy competition, so start your preparations now.

If you've not attended before, why not? Join the village on what is possibly its biggest night of the year.


Hawkhurst Bonfire and Fireworks 2012

Saturday 24 November 2012, gates open at 6pm on Circus Field, Highgate Hill, Hawkhurst

The inaugural year of this annual tradition. Food, hog roast, guy competition, drinks, bonfire and grand firework display. Tickets on sale in the Kino Cinema

Organised by the Hawkhurst Gang Bonfire Society.


Chiddingstone Fireworks 2012

When: Friday 9th November 2012

Where: Chiddingstone Recreation Ground 17.30-21.00

Cost: Adult: £7.00, Child (reception – 16 years): £3.00

Organised by the primary school's PTA this is promoted as a family evening. In addition to the bonfire and fireworks display there will be a BBQ, mulled wine, hot chocolate and other tempting goodies! Tickets are available from the Chiddingstone Village Shop, the Causeway Village Shop and the school office. Tickets will also be available from the gate on the night.


Speldhurst Fireworks 2012

When: Saturday 3rd November

Where: McAuley's Field (opposite the school)

Cost: Adult £5, Child  (2-16) £3, Family (2+2) £15

Speldhurst's bonfire night is offering a wealth of entertainment for all the family this Guy Fawke's night. As well as a fantastic fireworks display and a bonfire, there will be lucky dip, face painting and tombola. Refreshments, including barbecue, hot drinks, cakes, licensed bar and mulled wine, will also be available.


Wadhurst Fireworks 2012

When: Saturday 3rd November (Gate opens 17.30, bonfire lit 18.30, 'surprise' at 19.00, fireworks 19.30)

Where: Stone Cross Farm, Lower High Street, Wadhurst

Cost: Adult £5, Child £2.50, under 5′s FREE

In addition to the fireworks and bonfire, the event in Wadhurst will also host charity stalls and other side shows. Tickets are on sale from October 15th and can be purchased in advance from Costcutters, The Greyhound, Old Vine and Wadhurst Ironmongers.


Rusthall Fireworks 2012

When: Saturday 27th October 19.30

Where: Rusthall Common

Cost: Firework display is free. A wax torch for the procession is £2.50

In addition to the firework display and bonfire, the village event will have bands, baton twirlers, stalls, a fancy dress competition and refreshments.



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