There is nothing more quintessentially English than Guy Fawkes night and, with the celebrations fast approaching, Hatchards Homefinders recommends 10 of the best fireworks displays in Hampshire. From the 20,000 revellers that will descend upon the 56th annual Winchester Charity Bonfire Celebration to the very local festivities at Stockbridge, there is something for everyone, young and old. Here are, in our experience, some of the most enjoyable places to watch some spectacular fireworks displays across the county.
Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth
Entertainment from 6pm from Wave 105; fireworks with soundtrack from 7pm . Bars, restaurants and shopping
Beauliea National Motor Museum
One of the South’s largest Charity fireworks Event with rides, drives and fair ground. Fireworks set to music from Rock tribute band. Entertainment from 3pm, Fireworks at 7.30pm.
Tickets £13 per adult, £8 Children, £37 Family ticket
Charity firework display with procession of local school Guys at 6.20pm, Bonfire lighting at 6.30pm, Fireworks 7pm. Hot food, drinks and Beer and mulled wine tent.
Tickets £8 Adults £5 Children £20 Family tickets Savings for Advanced Bookings
Museum of Naval Fire Power, Gosport
Family entertainment, children’s activities and access to museum at Portsmouth Harbour. Entertainment from 5pm, Fireworks at 7pm.
Tickets £6 Adults £4 Children, £15 Children Savings for Advanced Bookings Tel: 02392 505600
Rotary Club Charity Traditional Bonfire Night. Torch lit procession 7pm, Bonfire and Fireworks from 7.45pm
Tickets £8 Adults £5 Children Savings for Advanced Bookings
In aid of local charitites. Children Torchlight parade at 6.30pm. Bonfire at 6.45pm. Fireworks at 7.30pm and lasts about 20 minutes. Refreshments, hot food and merchandise for sale. Licensed bar.
Tickets £6 per adult, £5 children
The Ageas Bowl, West End
Fireworks party run in partnership with Heart FM. Funfair and Rock Choir Entertainment from 6pm Fireworks at 8pm
Tickets £8 Adult £6 children £22 Family (in Advance)
Traditional Bonfire Celebration orgainzed for Charity by Winchester Round Table with over 20,000 revellers. Torchlight procession through the city with competitions. Procession starts at 6.30pm, Bonfire at 7.15pm and Fireworks at 7.45pm
Tickets £3 in advance £5 on the day
Mayflower Park, Southampton
Award winning pyromusical display with funfair, music and entertainment from Wave 105. Funfair from 3pm, Entertainment from 6pm, Fireworks at 7.45pm.
Tickets £6 Adults £4 Children
Firework Fiesta with food outlets, mulled wine and candy floss. Gates open at 5pm with Firework display at 6.30pm
Tickets £6 Adults £3 Children £14 Family Tickets