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Where to see fireworks displays in Bishop's Stortford, Harlow, Saffron Walden, Newport, Dunmow, Little Easton

Bonfire Night is looming and the big event in Bishop's Stortford will once again be at the rugby club for its 19th annual display, but it is by no means the only light show in the area. Here's our round-up of displays from Harlow to Saffron Walden...

Please note that there will be no display in Stansted this year due to lack of a suitable venue, Clavering Family Fireworks event has been disbanded while Sawbridgeworth's fireworks night event will also not go ahead.

Friday 4 November

WHERE: Northgate Primary School, Cricketfield Lane, Bishop's Stortford

WHEN: Gates open 5pm, display at 7pm.


Includes a fun fair, glow-in-the-dark tattoos for kids, sweet stall, face painting and more. Food and drink provided by The Belgian Brewer, Smoked BBQ Kitchen, Grace Makes Dough Pizzas and The Coffee Van. Sponsored by Russell Property.

Saturday 5 November

WHERE: Bishop’s Stortford Rugby Football Club, Silver Leys, Hadham Road

WHEN: Gates open 4pm, fireworks at 7pm

TICKETS: In advance only from the website www.bsrfctickets.co.uk. No tickets will be sold on the gate on the night. £17.50 for family of 4 (two adults plus two accompanied children aged 2-17),additional child ticket £4, additional adult/unaccompanied child ticket £6. Children under 2 free.

This is the rugby club's 19th annual event, held in conjunction with Essex Pyrotechnics and sponsored by Hanbury Wealth, and it as held 2021 ticket prices. This year, organisers have created another entry/exit point, off Sylvester Close on the Stortford Fields estate by the water tower, as well as the usual Hadham Road entrance.

There will be a children's fun fair, licensed bar, sweet shop, barbecue, hot drinks, kids light toys plus a DJ and live music.

People are asked to take their ticket email confirmation with them, either as a hard copy or on their phone, as once again organisers will be using scanners to help speed up the entry process.

There is no on-site parking and please do not bring sparklers with you.

WHERE: Saffron Walden Round Table Charity Firework Display, The Common

WHEN: Gates open 5.30pm, fireworks at 7pm

TICKETS: No tickets required, but organisers ask for a suggested donation of £3 per head. Visit swrt.org/fireworks/ to donate or on the gate with cash or card. All profits from the event will be put back into the Saffron Walden community.

This will be the Round Table's 55th annual charity fireworks display and the fun includes a family fun fair and food stalls. Parking at Swan Meadow car park is suggested.

WHERE: Great Dunmow, Recreation Ground, off Church Road

WHEN: Gates open 6.15pm, bonfire lit 6.45pm, fireworks at 7.15pm

TICKETS: Online tickets only via www.greatdunmowroundtable.co.uk/events/fireworks/ Tickets will not be available on the gate. Family ticket £19 (two adults, two children); adult £7; child £5. Food and licensed bar.

Sunday 6 November

WHERE: Parsonage Hall, foot of Parsonage Lane, Bishop's Stortford

WHEN: Gates open 5.30pm, fireworks at 6.30pm

TICKETS: Cash donations (£5 a family is a fair expectation)

Refreshments and novelty stalls at pocket money prices. Please do not bring your own sparklers. Car park closed, so if you require disabled access, email parsonagehall@gmail.com. Money collected funds the following year's fireworks, so no cash donations means no display in 2023.

WHERE: Harlow Town Park Showground

WHEN: Gates open 5.15pm-8.30pm, bonfire lit at 6.45pm, fireworks at 7pm

TICKETS: Free admission

The display is organised annually by Harlow Council. Road closures will be in place in parts of Fifth Avenue, Park Lane, School Lane and some roads serving these roads will be closed for around three hours from 5.15pm to 8.30pm. There is limited parking available for Blue Badge holders only at the showground car park before 6.15pm. Car parks in the area will be free 6pm-8pm.

WHERE: Newport Recreation Ground

WHEN: Gates open 6.30pm, fireworks at 7.30pm

TICKETS: Adults £6 in advance, children £5, available from the Newport club, shops and pubs; or on the gate - adults £7, children £6 - cash only.

This year's theme is a tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II and a celebration of King Charles III, and will include a 96-gun salute. The MC/DJ for the night is Stuart Vant and there will be a barbecue, bar and hot drinks.

WHERE: Little Easton Manor, Park Road, Little Easton

WHEN: Gates open 4pm, bonfire lit at 7pm, fireworks at 7.30pm

TICKETS: Early-bird tickets are now sold out. Adults £15, children (3-16) £10, under-3s free.

Food, mulled wine, fairground rides, neon fun, face paints and a display courtesy of Dynamic Fireworks which will light up the skies of the Great Lake.

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