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Bonfire night and fireworks organised events

Celebrate bonfire night in the safest possible way by attending an organised fireworks display.

Organised displays 2018

DatePlaceLocationTimePriceFurther information
Friday 2 NovemberSeahamSeaham Seafront
Gates: 5.00pm
Display: 7.00pm


Friday 2 NovemberBishop AucklandFlatts Farm
Bishop Auckland
DL14 7SF
Gates: 5.00pm
Dispaly: 7.00pm
Adults £8
Children £4
Kynren fireworks: information and ticket booking
Tickets on a first come, first served basis
Saturday 3 NovemberDurhamFramwellgate School
Newton Drive
Gates: 6.00pm
Display: 7.30pm
Adults (16 and over) - £5
15 and under - £3
Family (2 adults, 2 children aged 3 to 15) - £14
Under 2s - free

St Cuthbert's Hospice Family Fireworks Night

Saturday 3 NovemberStanleyStanley Fireworks Festival
Oakies Park and Playing Fields
Just off Sunny Terrace

Stanley Fireworks Festival


Saturday 3 NovemberBarnard CastleUpper Demesnes
accessed off Parsons Lonnen
Barnard Castle
DL12 8PA

Adults £6 (£8)
Children £4 (£6)
Family (2 adults, 2 children) £15 (£20)

Price in brackets is 'on the day' price.

Advance tickets available at the Teesdale Mercury shop in Market Place and Galgate News.

On the day, pay at the entrance.

Saturday 3 NovemberWitton GilbertClink Bank Field
Witton Gilbert
Sunday 4 NovemberChester-le-StreetRiverside Fireworks
Riverside Park
Gates: 4.30pm
Display:  6.30pm
Adults - £5
Children under 6 - free
Limited car parking - £5

Riverside: fireworks display

Riverside: fireworks display tickets

Sunday 4 NovemberSedgefieldHardwick Hall Hotel
Hardwick Hall
TS21 2EH

Gates: 5.00pm
Event: 6.00pm
Display: 7.15pm

Adults - £4
Children under 12 - free

Hardwick Hall Hotel events

Pay at gate.

Sunday 4 NovemberBarnard Castle

Lantern by the Bonfire
Bright Woods Forest School
Barnard CastleDL12 9BG


Sold out.

For families with younger children, who would like to enjoy the bonfire night earlier than the traditional celebrations and without the loud bangs of fireworks. Find out more on the Bright Woods Forest School CIC on Facebook.

Sunday 4 NovemberBeamishBeamish Hall Hotel
Gates: 5.00pm

under 3s free

Car parking £5 per vehicle

Beamish Hall: bonfire evening tickets

Monday 5 NovemberBeamishBeamish Hall Hotel
Gates: 5.00pm

under 3s free

Car parking £5 per vehicle

Beamish Hall: bonfire evening tickets

Monday 5 NovemberNewton AycliffeOak Leaf Sports Complex
School Aycliffe
Newton Aycliffe
Gates: 5.30pm
Display: 7.15pm

Great Aycliffe: firework display

Only for residents of Newton Aycliffe.

To be eligible for a wristband you must live in Great Aycliffe Parish and have proof of address. Apply for wristband before event at Oakleaf Sports Centre Reception from 15 October. One person may apply for wristbands for their family.

Event capacity is limited to 6500.

Monday 5 NovemberSpennymoorTown Council Fireworks
High Whitworth Playing Fields
Carr Street
DL16 6JJ
Gates: 6.00pm
Display: 6.30pm

Spennymoor firework display

Tickets available from Town Hall reception.


Monday 5 NovemberPeterleeThe Pavillion
1 Helford Road
Gates: 5.00pm
Display: 6.30pm
FreeNo ticket/wristband required.
Monday 5 NovemberCoxhoe

Active Life Centre fields
Linden Grove


Only for residents of Coxhoe and Quarrington Hill.

Wristbands available from 1 October from Active Life Centre. Proof of address required.

Monday 5 NovemberFerryhillDean Bank Recreation Park
Hackworth Close
DL17 8PS

Only for residents of Ferryhill.

Apply for tickets at Ferryhill Town Hall. Proof of address required.

Monday 5 NovemberDurham CityDurham Constabulary Police Headquarters
Aykley Heads
Gates: 6.00pm
Display: 7.45pm
Adults - £3
Children - £2
Under 5s - free
Car parking at County Hall

Having bonfire night at home

Make sure you stay safe and within the law.


Around 1,000 people are injured by fireworks every year - 5% of those injuries are serious. The majority of firework-related injuries happen at family or private parties and around half of those are to children under the age of 17.

Did you know? A rocket can reach speeds of 150mph and sparklers are five times hotter than cooking oil.

The law

Buying fireworks

Retailers need a licence to sell fireworks and it is also illegal for them to sell to anyone under 18. Help us by reporting any illegal sales to our Trading Standards team.

Letting off fireworks

The law states where and when you can let off fireworks. You can find out more at Gov.uk: fireworks and the law


Each year, the fire service deals with hundreds of nuisance incidents relating to bonfires. If you see an illegal bonfire being built, report it to us and will organise for the bonfire to be dismantled.

Make sure you don't leave your rubbish bin out. It, or the rubbish in it, can be used for fuel. A replacement bin costs £20.00.

Making the bonfire night period safer

Partners involved in the Safe Durham Partnership work together before, during and after the bonfire night period to make it safer. Work includes:

  • police and fire officer visits to schools
  • routine garden checks
  • 'Fireworks and the Law' information leaflet distribution
  • illegal bonfire removal
  • police and council enforcement officer patrols of known hotspots
  • trading standards officer retailer checks
  • reports of the sale of illegal fireworks and the sale of fireworks to people under the age of 18 are followed up
Contact us
Customer Services
03000 26 0000
Our address is:
  • Durham County Council
  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5UQ

Trading Standards
03000 261 016
Our address is:
  • Environment, Health and Consumer Protect
  • PO Box 617
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 9HZ
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