With Bonfire Night fast approaching, we’ve rounded up Manchester’s biggest and best bonfires and the city’s most spectacular firework displays so all you need to do is wrap up, turn up and have a great family evening.

Heaton Park Bonfire & Fireworks | Tue 5 Nov | 5pm - 10pm | Free

Heaton Park will host one of the city’s biggest Bonfire Night celebrations. In addition to a massive bonfire and spectacular firework display there will also be a funfair with lots of exciting rides plus plenty of food and drink stalls. Gates open at 5pm and the bonfire, which will be lit at 7.30pm, will be followed by a spectacular display of fireworks. The event will finish at around 10pm.

Heaton Park, Middleton Road, Blackley, Manchester, M25 2SW
ETIHAD Stadium | Thu 31 Oct | 5pm - 9.30pm | Free

If you can’t wait till Nov 5 to arrive, pop along to the Etihad Stadium’s bonfire extravaganza taking place on Thu Oct 31. There will be a funfair open from 5pm to 9.30pm and the fireworks start at 7.30pm. The event is free to attend, too.

Etihad Stadium, Ashton New Road, Manchester M11 3FF
Barclays Technology Centre Fireworks Spectacular | Fri 1 Nov | 6pm - 9pm | From £4

Barclays Technology Centre is hosting a bonfire extravaganza from 6pm – 9pm on Fri 01 Nov with a kiddie disco and fairground rides in addition to a firework display set to music. There will be plenty of stalls selling street food and a licensed bar. Tickets need to be purchased in advance and the price (£4 kids/£6 adults) includes parking and entry to the venue along with the firework display. Gates open at 6pm and the fireworks display starts at 8pm. Shelter is available in the onsite restaurant in case of rain.

Barclays Technology Centre, Radbroke, Knutsford, WA16 9EU
City Airport | Sat 2 Nov | 4pm - 9pm | From £3

City Airport promise a fantastic family fireworks evening with a difference as there will be a model aircraft pyrotechnic show lighting up the Manchester sky. There will be funfair rides for the kids at the venue, which opens at 4pm. The firework display starts at 8pm and a VIP upgrade can be purchased which enables ticket holders to watch the display from a prime position in the control tower’s 1st floor balcony. There will be a range of stalls selling traditional Bonfire Night food, funfair treats and alcoholic drinks. Tickets start at £6 for adults and £3 for kids.

City Airport & Heliport, Liverpool Road, Eccles, Manchester, M30 7SA
Platt Fields Park | Tue 5 Nov | 5pm - 9pm | Free

For all the fun of the fair along with a bonfire and firework display, head over to Platt Fields Park.
The funfair opens at 5pm and the bonfire will be lit at 7.30pm and followed by a firework display
Entry to this display is free.

Platt Fields Park, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6LA
Tips For A Safe Bonfire Night

We all love to watch the fireworks on Bonfire Night – but there are a few things worth considering before attending these events to ensure they’re as fun – and safe – as possible. Here’s our tips:

  • Personal fireworks including sparklers are banned from most events.
  • Dogs are safer left at home and many events won’t allow dogs.
  • Bags may be searched for reasons of security.
  • Dress warmly and wear waterproof clothing.
  • Arrive around an hour before the bonfire is lit.
  • Some venues do not permit alcohol or allow you take your own food.
  • Bring a torch.

Looking for some family friendly activities for Half Term? Follow the link below for our tips!

Tue 5 Nov
Julie Al-Zoubi
Published on:
Wed 23 Oct 2019