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Bonfire Night 2019: This year's top events in the West Midlands

By Rebecca Stanley | Features | Published: | Last Updated:

All you need to know about the best firework displays in Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Staffordshire.

Weston Park Bonfire

Bonfire Night is set to go off with a bang across the West Midlands with a variety of fireworks displays and entertainment for all the family.

Here, in chronological order, are our top picks of bonfires and firework displays happening across the region - get your gloves and woolly hats ready!

Is there an event we've missed? Let us know in the comments below or email webdesk@expressandstar.co.uk.

October 26: Holland Park, Brownhills

Holland Park bonfire kicks off a series of Bonfire Night events in Walsall.

Gates open at 5pm, followed by the bonfire being lit at 7pm and fireworks at 7.30pm.

This bonfire is ticket only, with children's tickets priced at £5 and adults at £7.50. A family ticket is available, granting access to two adults and two children or one adult and three children, for £18.

Under threes go for free.

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For more information, click here.

October 26: Haughton Hall Hotel and Leisure Club, Shifnal

A new Star Wars-themed bonfire and fireworks show is coming to Haughton Hall Hotel and Leisure Centre.

Amusement rides will be available as well as refreshments sold on the night.

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Gates open at 5.30pm with the bonfire lit around 6.15pm. The fireworks will begin around 7pm to 7.30pm according to the venue.

Advance tickets are available at £3 for children and £5 for adults.

On the day, child tickets will be priced at £5, while adult prices will rise to £7.

For more information, click here.

Himley Bonfire

November 1 to 2: Drayton Manor

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, Drayton Manor is hosting a themed bonfire event.

Visitors can start their journey by enjoying the attraction's rides, eventually arriving at the firework display set to an intergalactic soundtrack.

Timings for the event are yet to be announced.

Tickets are priced at £8 for children aged between two to three, and £24 for children aged between four to 11 years.

For people aged 60 plus or expectant mothers, tickets cost £26. Tickets for those aged between 12 and 59 cost £28..

Under twos go free.

For more information, click here.

November 1: Willenhall Memorial Park

The Willenhall Memorial Park bonfire makes up the Walsall Bonfires series of events.

Children's rides will be available as well as refreshments to buy on site.

Gates open at 5pm, followed by the bonfire being lit at 7pm and fireworks at 7.30pm.

This bonfire is ticket only, with children's tickets priced at £5 and adults at £7.50. A family ticket is available, granting access to two adults and two children or one adult and three children, for £18.

Under three's go for free.

For more information, click here.

November 1: Dartmouth Park, West Bromwich

Celebrate 50 years since the release of Abbey Road by the Beatles and the first moon landing at Dartmouth Park bonfire.

There will be a junior fair, stilt walkers, live entertainment, glow lights and refreshments for sale.

Live entertainment includes the popular Dancing Grannies, Bhangra Smash Up and the Black Country Beatles.

Gates open at 5pm before the bonfire is lit at 6.30pm. The firework display begins at 7.45pm.

Tickets cost £3 for children aged two to 17, and £5 for adults. Family tickets are available for £12, granting entry to up to two adults and two children.

Under twos go free.

For more information, click here.

Wolverhampton Racecourse Bonfire

November 1: Halesowen Cricket Club

The Halesowen Cricket Club bonfire night celebrations return for another spectacular display.

Gates open at 5.30pm followed by the first firework display at 7pm. A second display will follow at 8.30pm.

Early bird tickets are available for £5 for children aged between five and 15, and £8.50 for adults. A family ticket for two adults and two children is available for £21.

On the gate, children will be charged £5.50, adults £9.50, and family ticket prices rise to £23.

Children under five go free.

For more information, click here.

November 1: Stourbridge Rugby Club

The annual Stourbridge Rugby Club bonfire is set to return.

As well as a bonfire and firework display, the event will have a DJ playing music throughout the event.

If you keep your ticket, you will be granted free access to the Stourbridge and Wharfedale game the following day.

Gates open at 6pm. The bonfire will be lit at 7.15pm followed by fireworks at 7.45pm.

Early bird tickets are available to purchase now. Tickets cost £3 for children aged between two and 13, and £5 for adults. A family ticket for two adults and three children is priced at £15.

On the gate, tickets for children cost £5, adults cost £7, and family ticket prices stand at £20.

Children under two go free.

For more information, click here.

November 2: Wolverhampton Racecourse

Wolverhampton Racecourse's dazzling bonfire and fireworks display is set to return for another year.

The event will include a huge bonfire as well as two firework displays.

On top of this, there will also be funfair rides as well as bars and food stalls to purchase refreshments.

The free car park opens at 4pm followed by gates at 5pm.

The children's firework display begins at 6.30pm, and the bonfire will be lit at 7.30pm. The main display will take place at 8.30pm.

Tickets cost £4 for children aged under 16, and £6 for adults.

Under threes go free.

For more information, click here.

Wolverhampton Racecourse Bonfire

November 2: Himley Hall and Park, Dudley

Marking 50 years since man first set foot on the moon, the 2019 Himley Bonfire is going to be out of this world.

The event is also celebrating other important events and popular culture of 1969 such as The Beatles release of Abbey Road, Concorde's first test flight, Boeing's 747 jumbo jet debut and Woodstock.

The event will include a fairground as well as a night market and street entertainers.

Gates open at 4.30pm followed by lighting the bonfire at 7.45pm. Fireworks begin at 8.30pm.

Standard adult tickets cost £10, while standard junior/senior citizen tickets cost £5.50. A standard family ticket, for two adults and two children, costs £24.

Premium viewing adults tickets cost £15, and premium viewing junior/senior citizen tickets are priced at £7. A premium viewing family ticket, for two adults and two children, costs £35.

A VIP Hall access all areas ticket is available, including access to the hall, bar, premium viewing village and a disco. These cost £25 each.

For more information, click here.

November 2: Walsall Arboretum

The hugely popular Walsall Arboretum bonfire returns as part of the Walsall Bonfires series of events.

Entry begins at 5pm followed by the bonfire lighting at 7pm. Fireworks begin at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £10 for adults and £5 for children aged between three and 15. Under three's go free.

A family ticket, for two adults and two children or one adult and three children, is available for £25.

For more information, click here.

November 2: Edgbaston Stadium

The biggest fireworks spectacular in Birmingham is back for 2019.

The event will include an evening of family entertainment, including an on-site funfair, LED light show, superhero special guests and a firework display.

The fun fair opens at 5.30pm, followed by the LED light show at 7.30pm. The fireworks will begin at 7.45pm.

Advance tickets cost £11 for adults, £5 for children aged under 16, and £9 for concessions.

On the day, adult tickets are priced at £13, while children's tickets cost £5 and concessions cost £11.

A family ticket, suitable for two adults and two children, is available for £26 in advance and £28 on the day.

Skyline premium seating tickets cost £17 in advance and £19 on the day.

For more information, click here.

Walsall Arboretum Bonfire

November 2: Albrighton Cricket Club

Wrap up warm and head over to Albrighton Cricket Club for their annual Firework and Bonfire Night this November.

The event includes a Build a Guy Fawkes Competition, with judging taking place on the evening. Bring your Guy along to the event before 5.30pm to enter.

Gates open at 5.30pm, then at 7.30pm, the bonfire will be lit and fireworks display will begin.

Entrance is £10 per car or £2 per adult walk in with under 16's free.

For more information, click here.

November 3: Weston Park, Shifnal

Enjoy a bonfire and fireworks display in 1,000 acres of Capability Brown Parkland this November at Weston Park.

The seasonal event will also include a funfair, food stalls and licensed bar.

The bonfire is lit at 5.30pm followed by firework displays at 6pm and 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £16.80 per car. Each car can include a maximum of six people.

For more information, click here.

November 3: Stafford County Showground

Following a successful event in 2018, Stafford County Showground's firework event returns for a third year.

Stone Radio will be there providing music. Stanworth Funfairs will also be in attendance providing fun for the whole family.

Food will be available as well as an onsite bar.

Gates will open at 4pm with fireworks beginning at 7pm.

Early bird tickets cost £5 per adult and £2 per child. On the door, tickets are priced at £8 per adult and £2 per child.

Under threes go for free.

For more information, click here.

November 3: Stafford Cricket and Hockey Club

Bring the family for an evening of amusements, food stalls, music and more at Stafford Cricket and Hockey Club for Bonfire Night.

The event will also include toy stalls and a licensed bar.

Gates open at 5pm followed by fireworks at 9pm.

Tickets can only be purchased on the gate with prices yet to be announced.

For more information, click here.

Walsall Arboretum Bonfire

November 5: Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Birmingham Botanical Hardens will once again host a Bonfire Night display on The Terrace.

The gates open at 5.30pm followed by an evening of fireworks.

Ticket details are yet to be announced.

For more information, click here.

November 5: Tettenhall College, Wolverhampton

Tettenhall College will be hosting their annual bonfire and fireworks display this November.

Refreshments will be available throughout the night.

The event will begin at 6pm with further timings yet to be announced.

Early bird tickets cost £8 per adult and £4 for children aged under 16. Under three's go free.

A family ticket, suitable for two adults and two children, is available for £20.

Tickets are available to purchase by emailing tickets@tettcoll.co.uk or calling 01902 751119.

For more information, click here.

November 8 to 10: Alton Towers

Alton Towers' dazzling Bonfire Night event returns for another year.

The display will be visitors' last chance to experience the attractions' award-winning rides before the 2019 season comes to an end.

Fireworks begin at 7pm. The venue recommend guests arrive on the Front Lawns for 6.45pm.

The theme park is open until 9pm.

A fireworks one day pass costs £34 for adults and £28.50 for children aged between three and 11.

Season pass holders can attend the fireworks event for £10, while annual passholders can attend for £5.

Short break prices start from £65, while Big Bang VIP prices start from £52.50 for an upgrade, or £80 for a package.

For more information, click here.

Walsall Arboretum Bonfire

November 9 to 10: West Midland Safari Park

Enjoy fireworks, a roaring bonfire, late-night rides and music at West Midland Safari Park for Bonfire Night.

Visitors can also enjoy walk-through areas including Ice Age, Land of the Living Dinosaurs, Penguin Cove, Lorikeet Landing, Creepy Crawlies, Reptile World, African Village and the popular Sea Lion Show.

Gates and rides open at 1pm with last entry at 6pm.

The bonfire will be lit at 5.45 pm followed by fireworks at 6.30pm.

The Safari drive-through will be closed throughout the event.

Advance tickets cost £13.60 for adults, children, seniors and students. On the night, tickets cost £16 for adults, children and students.

An adult ride wristband costs £14.50 per person, and a child ride wristband costs £12.50.

Under threes and carers go free.

For more information, click here.

November 9: Bridgnorth Rugby Club

Fireworks and refreshments will be on offer at Bridgnorth Rugby Club for Bonfire Night celebrations.

Gates open at 5pm with a junior firework display beginning at 7pm. The main display will take place at 7.45pm.

Advance tickets cost £5 for adults and £3 for children aged under 16.

Advanced tickets available to buy from Bamboo, Coffee at D'arcy's and Tea and Roses in Bridgnorth.

On the gate, tickets cost £6 per adult and £3 for children aged under 16.

Under threes go free.

For more information, click here.

November 9: Penkridge Market

The Penkridge Scout Group bonfire returns to Penkridge Market.

Attractions include stalls, games and entertainment for the whole family.

Gates open at 6pm with further timings yet to be announced.

Tickets cost £5 for adults and £3 for children aged under 16. A family ticket, for two adults and two children, is available for £10.

For more information, click here.

November 9: Tudor Grange Park, Solihull

The Tudor Grange Park bonfire returns with gourmet street food, a funfair and stalls.

This year's firework display will be choreographed to a film soundtrack, featuring scores from the likes of Jurassic Park, Star Wars and more.

Gates open at 4pm with the bonfire being lit at £6.30pm. Fireworks begin at 7.30pm.

Prices for arrival before 6pm cost £4.50 for all ages. Prices for arrival after 6pm are £5.50 for all ages.

A family ticket, suitable for two adults and up to three children, is available for £20.

A VIP ticket bundle including food, a free bar, heated VIP tent and private viewing area is available for £50.

Children under three go free.

For more information, click here.

Rebecca Stanley

By Rebecca Stanley
@becci_star

Entertainment journalist for Express & Star and Shropshire Star. Contact me: rebecca.stanley@expressandstar.co.uk

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