What fireworks events are happening near Mansfield and Ashfield this year?
You either love them or hate them, but it’s that time of the year again where you can look forward to enjoying a roaring bonfire and some spectacular firework displays.
Coronavirus restrictions meant big gatherings and events were off the agenda last year, but with restruictions eased, a number are taking place this year.
Here is your guide to bonfire night and fireworks displays taking place in and around Mansfield and Ashfield...
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5
MANSFIELD: Baily House Care Home, on Botany Avenue, is holding a bonfire night event on Friday, November 5, from 5.30pm.
A spokesman said: “Our ever so popular bonfire night is back. There will be face painting, tombola, raffles and more.
“Our event is open to all and we welcome everyone to come. Thank you for your continued support, we hope to see many familiar faces again.”
MANSFIELD: No. 5 Bistro, on Madeline Court, is hosting a bonfire night event on Friday, November 5. Entry is free and doors open at 5pm, with the fireworks display starting at 6.30pm.
A spokesman said: “We will be serving hog roast, barbecue, toffee apples and our bar will be open.”
MANSFIELD: The Debdale Park annual fireworks display is on Friday, November 5, with gates open at 6pm. Attractions include fun fair rides, food and drink, stalls and a licensed bar. Admission, by cash only, is £3 for adults and £2 for children.
SHIREBROOK: Shirebrook Village Hall is hosting a fireworks show on Friday, November 5.
Running from 5.30-8.30pm, entry is free, with fireworks at 7pm.
There will also be food outlets, a bar, children’s entertainment and a fun fair.
SOUTHWELL: Southwell rugby club hosts ‘the biggest display in the area’ on Friday, November 5.
Highlights include food stalls, inside and outside bars and a DJ/music.
Doors open from 6.30pm, with the bonfire lit at about 6.45pm, a charity firewalk from 7.15-7.45pm and the fireworks at 7.45pm.
Admission – cash only – is £15 for a family ticket, or £5 for a single ticket.
SUTTON: Mansfield Athletic FC is holding a fireworks display on Friday, November 5, at Unwin Road, Sutton.
Gates open at 6pm, before fireworks at 7.30pm.
Entry is £3 for adults, and free for children.
A spokesman said: “These events are a big part of keeping our club going, so your support is always appreciated.”
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6
FARNSFIELD: Farnsfield Cricket Club is hosting Fireworks Celebrations night on Saturday, November 6, with fires lit at 6pm and a fireworks display from 7.30pm. Highlights include a hog roast and ouside bar selling cans and wine. Advance tickets, priced £6, are available from Inspiration, on Main Street. Entry on the night is £7. Entry is free for accompanited children aged under 16.
NEWARK: Newark Rugby Club is holding a Fireworks Extravaganza 2021 – described as a ‘new take on our annual fireworks display’ – at Newark Showground on Saturday, November 6.An incredible fireworks display, set to music and better than ever before – join us for food, fireworks and fairground fun.
Gates open at 5.30pm and the display starts at 7.30pm, with entry priced £25 per car.
PLEASLEY: The Nags Head is hosting its annual bonfire and fireworks display on Saturday, November 6, from 6pm.
A spokesman said: “We will have a food stall, sweets stall, Drinks stall and more. All welcome.”
WALESBY: Walesby Forest is planning its a Rock the Sky bonfire night event to take place on Saturday, November 6.
A spokesman said: “Our annual bonfire fireworks display to rock music is back again for another year.
“Join us under an autumn sky for two firework displays, food, drinks, gift shop and, new for 2021, a spectacular half-time fire show.
For more information or for an advanced booking, call 01623 860202.
Advance tickets are £5 for adults, £3 for under 14s and free for under-fours – family tickets are also available.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7
Mansfield Lawn Tennis Club, on Pheasant Hill, is holding its popular bonfire and firework display on Sunday, November 7. Gates open at 5pm with taster tennis sessions for the youngsters, before the bonfire at 6.30pm and fireworks at 7.30pm. Tickets are £6 adults and £3 children.