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Fireworks displays across Wokingham borough and beyond 2018

Wokingham Fireworks Miltons

Every year, we remember the Gunpowder Plot by burning an effigy of Guy Fawkes on a bonfire and lighting fireworks.

A number of organised displays will take place across Berkshire over the coming weeks and we have listed as many as we can below.

If your display is missing, please email us at

And, if you are holding your own display, please remember to follow the Firework Code

ROSPA says that young people should watch and enjoy fireworks at a safe distance and follow the safety rules for using sparklers. Only adults should deal with firework displays and the lighting of fireworks. They should also take care of the safe disposal of fireworks once they have been used.

  • Plan your firework display to make it safe and enjoyable.
  • Keep fireworks in a closed box and use them one at a time.
  • Read and follow the instructions on each firework using a torch if necessary.
  • Light the firework at arm’s length with a taper and stand well back.
  • Keep naked flames, including cigarettes, away from fireworks.
  • Never return to a firework once it has been lit.
  • Don’t put fireworks in pockets and never throw them.
  • Direct any rocket fireworks well away from spectators.
  • Never use paraffin or petrol on a bonfire.
  • Make sure that the fire is out and surroundings are made safe before leaving.

Firework displays across Berkshire 2018

Friday, October 26

DUNSDEN – Eye and Dunsden Village Hall, Dunsden Green, Dunsden, RG4 9QG. Professional fireworks display and bonfire. Food and drinks available. Gates 6pm, display 7pm. Advance tickets: Family (4/ 5 max 2 adults) £18, adults £7, children £3. On the gate tickets: Family £25, adults £10, children £5. Details:

Saturday, October 27

NETTLEBED – Sue Ryder Hospice, Joyce Grove, Nettlebed, RG9 5DF. Fireworks Night: Display and bonfire in the grounds of Sue Ryder Nettlebed Hospice. Children’s Halloween fancy dress competition, tombolas, food and drink stalls. Gates 5pm, bonfire 6pm, Halloween costume parade and judging 6.45pm, fireworks 7.15pm. Adults £8 before October 12, £10 after; children 5-16 £4 in advance, £5 on the gate. Those attending by car: £15 for all occupants in advance, £20 on the gate. Details: or call 01491 641 384.

SANDHURST – Memorial Park, Yorktown Road GU47 9BJ. Sandhurst Fireworks event: Sandhurst and District Corps of Drums, Sandhurst Silver Band, fun fair, inflatables, hot food stands. 5pm. FREE entry. Car parking £3 at Pyes Acre. Details:

TWYFORD – King George V Playing Field, Loddon Hall Road RG10 9JA. Twyford and District Roundtable annual bonfire and firework night. Gates 6.30pm, fireworks 7.30pm. Adults £7, concessions £4, children, £1.

WARGRAVE – Camp Mohawk, Highfield Lane RG10 8PU. Fireworks and bonfire for children with additional needs: Hot food available to purchase. All proceeds used directly for Camp Mohawk’s charitable activities. Booking essential. From 4.30pm. Details:

WINDSOR – Legoland SL4 4AY. Brick or Treat with Lego Ninjago and Master Wu. Tickets from £47. Details: or 0845 373 2640.

Sunday, October 28

WINDSOR – Legoland SL4 4AY. Brick or Treat with Lego Ninjago and Master Wu. Tickets from £47. Details: or 0845 373 2640.

Thursday, November 1

SONNING – Reading Blue Coat School, Sonning Lane, RG4 6SU. Family Fireworks Display: Pyromusical display provided by the award-winning Sonning Fireworks Ltd. Blue Coat parents can order tickets online, anyone else can buy from the school’s Reception from Friday, October 12. Tickets prices to be anounced. Children under 5 go free. Gates open at 6.30pm, fireworks start at 7.30pm. Parking available on Sonning Field and at reading Rugby Club from 5.30pm.

Friday, November 2

EARLEY – Sol Joel Park, Church Road RG6 1EY. . Earley St Peter’s School Association fireworks display. Gates 6pm, fireworks 7pm. Adults £7, students £5, children £4. £1 discount for advance tickets. Family £15. Details:

WINDSOR – Legoland SL4 4AY. Brick or Treat with Lego Ninjago and Master Wu. Tickets from £47. Details: or 0845 373 2640.

Saturday, November 3

ASCOT – Ascot Racecourse, High Street SL5 7JX. Fireworks spectacular family raceday. Racing from 12.40pm, fireworks from 6.30pm. Details:

COOKHAM – Grove Island, Odney Lane, SL6 9SR. Cookham Scouts bonfire night. Gates 5.30pm, bonfire 6pm, fireworks 7pm. £5 advance, £7 on the night. Details:

CROWTHORNE – Wellington College RG45 7PU. Charity Fireworks Spectacular: fireworks to music and lasers. Gates 6pm, bonfire 7.30pm, fireworks 8pm, ends 8.30pm. Ticket prices to be announced. Details:

EARLEY – Laurel Park. Woodley and Earley Lions and Laurel Park football club annual charity firework display. Gates 6pm, display 7pm. No parking on site, personal fireworks prohibited. Marefield and Sellafield closed to traffic. Adults £8, Under 14s £5, pushed or carried free.

FLEET – Calthorpe Park, Reading Road North GU51 4HR. Fleet Firework Fiesta 2015 organised by Fleet Lions. Gates 5pm, show 6.30pm. Ticket prices to be announced. Details:

MAIDENHEAD – Boyne Hill Cricket Club, Highway Road SL6 5AE. Carters Steam Fair and fireworks spectacular. From 1pm. Details to be announced. Details:

MAPLEDURHAM – The Club, Chazey Heath RG4 7UD. Bonfire and firework display. Gates 4pm, bonfire 6pm, fireworks 6.30pm. Advance tickets £7.50, under 16s £5, under 2s free, family £20. Full price tickets on gate. Details: 0118 946 3353.

MORTIMER – The field behind the Horse and Groom, The Street. Mortimer St John’s PTA present fireworks display and bonfire night. Gates 5pm, bonfire 6pm, Bar, drinks, hog roast, hot dogs and soup. No sparklers. Advance tickets: £4, children £3. On gate: £5, £4 children. No parking on site. Bring a torch. Details:

READING – Reading Town Football Club, Scours Lane RG30 6AY. Lions Reading present a Fireworks Spectacular. Includes fun fair, food, bar, fancy dress, face painting, free parking. Wheelchair friendly. Advance: £6, £4 under 16s, under fives free, family £15. On gate: £10, £5 under 16s, under fives free family £20. Details:

READING – Reading Abbey RFC, Rosehill, Emmer Green, Reading, RG4 8XA. Bonfire Event: (More details TBC)

SWALLOWFIELD – Swallowfield Park. Spark In The Park with live music, food and drink. Tickets family £22 advance, children £5 advance, adults £9 advance. Gates 6pm, bonfire lit 6.45pm. No sparklers, bring torches. In aid of Farley Hill School PTA. Details:

WINDSOR – Racecourse. Spooktacular Ghostbusters themed fireworks display, set to music. Gates 4pm. Advance tickets: £12, children £6, under fives free, families £31, funfair £12. On gate: £16, children £8, under fives free, families £31, film screening £30 per car (additional fee). Details:

WOKINGHAM – Cantley Park. Wokingham Fireworks. Procession from Town Hall at 6pm, fun fair, food and music at Cantley Park 6pm. Entry by programme, £7.50 on day, £5 advance. Under 7s free. Programmes: Town Hall, Tesco, Newbury Building Society, Barclays Bank, Clarks Shoes. Details: 07976 220114 or

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