Go out with a bang!

Published: Monday 29th Oct 2018

Written by: Aimee Anderson

If you’re visiting Suffolk or planning a trip in the near future, Guy Fawkes Night and the week surrounding it is a brilliant time to take a break in our beautiful county with so much going on. With stately homes and wonderful parks, there’s plenty of firework displays to choose from in the Suffolk Countryside.

Warm your mittens with a cup of mulled wine, enjoy some great live music and of course enjoy the orange glow of a huge bonfire. Below is our top picks of the Guy Fawkes celebrations happening in Suffolk. We hope to see you, a sparkler in hand, very soon!

Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club Fireworks Display

Friday 2nd November

Head to the Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club Fireworks on Friday 2nd for more fireworks fun. Indoor and outdoor bars, food stalls, a funfair get the night started from 6pm, while fireworks light up the sky from 7.30pm. Pay at the gate (£5 for adults, children are free!) to join in the celebration.

Hadleigh United Football Club Fireworks Display

Friday 2nd November

Flickering bonfires and dazzling fireworks will light up the night across Hadleigh to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night on 2nd November 2018. Hadleigh United Football Club present their annual Fireworks Display, with licensed bar and hot food available. Gates open 6.30pm with fireworks starting at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5 on the gate with under 5's going free.

Lanterns in Lavenham

Saturday 3rd November

If you prefer to celebrate Guy Fawkes in a more sedate manner The National Trust invites visitors to join a guided Lantern Walk around Lavenham on Saturday 3rd November to see the beautiful timber framed buildings of this medieval village. Lavenham is one of the best preserved medieval villages in England. The rich cloth merchants who lived here were some of the wealthiest in the country, leaving behind a unique legacy of buildings. One of the experienced guides, will escort you round to look at the village by lantern light, telling the stories of Lavenham through time, before heading to the Guildhall for hit drinks and home-made cakes.

Heveningham Hall Fireworks

Saturday 3rd November

A firework display plus so much more, Heveningham Hall Fireworks is a spectacular evening to partake in when visiting Suffolk in November. Not only will you enjoy an amazing firework display by Full Effect Fireworks, but you’ll also be entertained by a huge bonfire, a traditional funfair, two fully licensed bars, fish & chips, hog roast, BBQ and lots of tasty local food. Along with all of this, they’ll be some great live music to bop around too and warm you joints including performances by the well-known British pop group the Noisettes, The Vagaband and a talented Queen tribute, One Night of Queen. Making things just that extra bit special, you’ll be at an incredible venue, as all of this takes place outside the front of the beautiful hall itself.

Christchurch Park Fireworks, Ipswich

Saturday 3rd November

A musical firework display extravaganza, Christchurch Park Fireworks have put on amazing firework displays year after year, all with a carefully selected stream of music which their fireworks explode in the night's sky in time to. Opening at 6 pm, you can enjoy the funfair, catering and bars which will be on-site, along with a selection of live music on three different stages which kicks off at 6:45. Be sure not to miss the smooth sounds of Soul Kitchen on the main stage at 7. The fireworks will kick off at 8 pm, so whether you get there early or late, there’s plenty of time to enjoy all that the evening has to offer, which the park closing at 10 pm.

Bury St Edmunds Firework Spectacular


Wowing crowds in the beautiful location of Abbey Gardens, Bury St Edmunds Firework Spectacular will light up the ancient ruins in a wonderful display of technicolour explosions. The fireworks will begin at 7:30, however, guests are invited to enjoy a fairground and many foods and drink stalls from 5:30. The event will be raising money for local charities, and have in previous years raised thousands for some great causes. If you feel like making the evening extra special, The Angel Hotel in Bury has carefully compiled a bonfire night menu with a choice of two or three courses plus a complimentary drink.

Framlingham Firework Spectacular 

Saturday 3rd November

Whether you’re staying in Framlingham or close by, this famous village with its castle on the hill is well worth a visit, especially on Saturday 3rd when The Pageant Field will be hosting Framlingham Firework Spectacular. With high-quality fireworks, close proximity pyrotechnics and unique effects, this is a display that all ages will love. Enjoy local food and drink by Suffolk providers such as yummy hot dogs and burgers from Hall Farm Butchers, washed down by a pint of Earl Soham Beer or a speciality coffee. There will be a designated sparkler area where sparklers can be purchased on-site. It all kicks off at 6 pm, and we advise buying tickets in advance to save yourself a bit of change for those yummy hot dogs.

The Big Night Out, Long Melford

Friday 9th November

Put together by Project Seven, a wonderful organisation that helps local charities and events, The Big Night Out in Long Melford will be displaying one of the largest bonfire and firework displays around. Carefully choreographed and staged by Pains Fireworks, you’ll want a front row seat to this awesome display which features the latest from the pyrotechnic industry for a whopping thirty minutes of none stop oohs and ahhs to the backdrop of the ginormous bonfire. Alongside the bonfire and fireworks, there will be a large fairground with many rides and lots of food and drink outlets including a BBQ by Project Seven. All proceeds will go to local charities, and tickets are available to buy from local shops or on the gate.


If you're not already booked to visit Suffolk this Guy Fawkes Night then book your break now and take advantage of our special offer for 10% OFF November Breaks

Aimee Anderson
Aimee Anderson


Marketing Assistant

Suffolk Cottage Holidays - The Suffolk Countryside Specialists



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