Eyes to the skies at fireworks events


All eyes will be looking to the skies next weekend as bonfire and fireworks events are held around the area.

In Stamford there will be two events. The Stamford and District Kiwanis will host their annual extravaganza at Queen Eleanor School in Green Lane from 5pm on Saturday, November 2.

As well as a giant bonfire, the evening includes children’s entertainment, hot food and mulled wine. The event has been sponsored by Hanson Cement, based in Ketton, and all proceeds will go to local good causes. No sparklers please.

There is free parking and entrance is £5 for adults and £2 for children.

Blackstones Sports and Social Club in Lincoln Road will hold a free bonfire, fireworks and barbecue night on Tuesday, November 5.

Bourne Abbey Primary Academy will hold its annual festival of fireworks on Saturday, November 2, at the playing field in Manning Road.

Gates open at 5.30pm and visitors will be able to enjoy fairground attractions and a barbecue. The bonfire will be lit at 6pm with the Kimbolton firework display at 7pm.

Admission is £6 for adults, £3 for children and a family ticket is £14 or £12 if purchased in advance from the school office or Greetings in the Burghley Arcade. Any proceeds go to support the PTFA who are currently raising money to enhance the outdoor spaces in school.

No dogs, sparklers or alcohol are allowed and that people are asked to use car parks rather than neighbouring streets.

Deepings Rugby Club will hold its event at the club in Linchfield Road, Deeping St James, on Friday, November 1. Gates open at 6pm and fireworks begin at 7.30pm. The whole family is encouraged to attend, with fairground rides, stalls and a licensed bar. The event is held in association with the Rotary Club of the Deepings.

Tickets are £5 for adults, £3 for children and £15 for a family of two adults and three children.

A display will also be held by the 1st Market Deeping Guides at Greenlands in Market Deeping on Saturday, November 2. Gates open at 6pm, the bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm with fireworks at 7pm. Adults are £4, children £2.

Baston’s firework extravaganza will take place at Brudenell Playing Field on Sunday, November 3. There will be a stunning main firework display choreographed to music, children’s firework display, bonfire braziers, funfair and catering.

Gates open for the funfair at 3pm with the braziers lit at 5.30pm. Firework and music displays are at 6pm and 7pm.

Discounted tickets can be bought in advance at Baston Post Office only and cost £15 for a family of two adults and up to three children (£20 on the night), £5 for adults (£7.50 on the night) and £2.50 for children.

The Rutland Lions display will be held at Oakham Rugby Club in Pillings Road on Saturday, November 2.

Gates open at 6pm and displays start at 7pm. Fireworks this year are from Hi-5 Fireworks of Oakham. There will beone for families with younger children and another for everyone.

The rugby club bar will be open and beefy burgers, hot-dogs, hot and cold drinks will be served.

Tickets are £4 on the night for those over five years or £3.50 in advance from Fords of Oakham, or Uppingham Sport & Book. Family tickets in advance are £12 for family of four or £15 for a family of five.

Carlby playing fields will host a bonfire night and build-a-guy competition from 5.30pm on Saturday, November 2.

And the Peterborough Fireworks Extravaganza will move to a new venue at Peterborough Lions Rugby Club in Bretton Park on Friday, November 1.