There’s nothing quite like enjoying a hot drink or some candy floss while the sky is lit up by a wonderous show of fireworks.
And, with November just around the corner, you might have started looking for fireworks near you to enjoy with your family.
So, here are 10 of the best firework displays around the county for celebrating Bonfire Night in Yorkshire.
1. Doncaster Racecourse’s Spooky Fireworks Spectacular, 30 October
The Spooky Fireworks Spectacular at Doncaster Racecourse is a hybrid celebration of Halloween and Bonfire Night in one evening.
Alongside refreshments from the food court and concession stands, the evening will include a kids’ disco, face painting, fairground and, naturally, a Halloween fancy-dress competition.
Then, from 7:30pm, the fireworks display will begin, including rockets, Catherine wheels, fountains, and more.
Adult tickets are £9 and children up to 14 go for £7, with under-3s attending free. You can also get a family ticket for two adults and two children for £22.
2. Musical Fireworks Spectacular at Sledmere House, 30 October
The Musical Fireworks Spectacular returns to Sledmere House for its sixth year and promises to be another fantastic firework display with a Halloween theme.
There will be tasty bonfire treats available from the Coach House Café, as well as funfair rides and attractions to enjoy before the display at 7:30pm.
Tickets for the general public are £11 for adults and £6.50 for children between 3 and 16. Family tickets are available, and there are also discounts for Sledmere Friends Members.
You must book tickets in advance on the Sledmere House website.
3. The Mustard Pot, 5 November
The Mustard Pot pub in Leeds is a fantastic fireworks venue, offering up street food stalls, fire entertainers, and, of course, a remarkable firework display.
Tickets cost £9.50, including their famous pie and peas meal, and under-2s go free.
Please bear in mind that this year, to ensure Covid-safety, this event is seated-only. Tables can only be booked for a maximum of 1 hour and 45 minutes unless you book after 7:30pm, after which you can keep your table all night.
4. Sky Magic Events at Driffield Showground, 5 November
Sky Magic Events are returning to the Driffield Showground for the second time, promising another incredible display.
Alongside the classic bonfire food and drink, there will be competitions, giveaways, and live radio entertainment before a showstopping display featuring rarely seen European fireworks.
The event starts at 5:30pm and will finish at 8pm. Drive-in tickets for parking are £30, while walk-in tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for children.
5. The Big Bang at the Keepmoat Stadium, 5 November
Home to Doncaster Rovers Football Club, the Keepmoat Stadium will host the aptly named Big Bang show for its 10th year this Bonfire Night.
The Big Bang features two different shows, with a child-friendly display at around 6:30pm before the main event at around 8:45pm.
You can buy advanced tickets for £3 on the Doncaster Rovers FC website, or you can buy tickets on the day for £5.
6. Thornton Hall Country Park Bonfire Weekend, 5 – 6 November
Located in Thornton-in-Craven near Skipton, the Thornton Hall Country Park is an awe-inspiring fireworks weekend, with displays on both the Friday and Saturday.
The displays include music, lights, and other special effects, all alongside a huge bonfire.
There’ll also be a live band, DJ, and food and drink available throughout the evenings.
Tickets to Thornton Hall are slightly more expensive than other shows, with adult tickets costing £19.95 and child tickets costing £14.95.
7. Illuminate the Gardens, 5 – 7 November
Across three nights, the Sheffield Botanical Gardens will be illuminated by the beautiful sights of exploding fireworks from 6pm each day.
Each evening begins with a “low bangs” display for little ones, with the main display following later in the evening.
There will also be street food, beer, and vintage fairground rides to let you make the most of your evening.
Tickets are £10 for adults and £7.50 for children.
8. Selby Bonfire and Firework Event, 6 November
Organised by Selby Town Council, the Selby Bonfire and Firework Event returns for the first time in two years.
The bonfire will be lit at 6:30pm before two firework displays, one at 7pm and another at 7:45pm.
That means you have plenty of time to make the most of the burgers, hog roast, doughnuts, and candy floss available, as well as rides and stalls for children (or fun-loving adults!) to enjoy.
Attendance to the Selby Bonfire and Fireworks is free, paid for by Selby Town Council, so there will be charity collections on the gate if you want to donate.
9. Mirfield Bonfire and Fireworks Extravaganza, 6 November
Held at the Mirfield Showground, Mirfield Bonfire and Fireworks Extravaganza is a fantastic, family-friendly event.
There’s the expected food stalls and funfair, with the bonfire being lit around 6:30pm for a 7pm firework display. There will also be a Guy Fawkes competition, with the lucky winner getting to put theirs on top of the bonfire itself.
Tickets are just £4 for adults and £1 for children. As the event is organised by the Mirfield & District Round Table, proceeds go to charitable causes in the local area.
10. Autumn Lights at Elvington Airfield, 20 November
In one of the most extravagant firework displays of the year, the Autumn Lights display at Elvington Airfield in York is a huge event.
Autumn Lights is a drive-in event, so pull up in your car and set up camping chairs and blankets for a spectacular display, starting at around 7:30pm.
You can also check out street food stalls, bars, and a funfair before the fireworks begin.
Tickets are charged by the car as this is a drive-in event. Cars for up to five people pay £45, while cars with six to eight people pay £55.