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Top 5 Fireworks Displays in England

9 April 2023

The UK is known for its love of fireworks. People flock to displays every year to watch the colourful explosions light up the night sky. So whether it's Bonfire Night or New Year's Eve, there's always an excuse to enjoy a good fireworks display. Here are five of the best child-friendly fireworks displays in England.

Alexandra Palace, London

At Alexandra Palace you’ll find an entire festival of fireworks around 5th November each year. The grounds are transformed into a funfair, with food and drink stalls, laser shows, and ice skating. The fireworks display is world-class, and the prominent position atop a hill means there’s a stunning view over Central London. There are many activities, including a family zone with entertainers and a fire stunt show for the kids, plus a beer festival for adults.

Leeds Castle, Kent

If you're looking for an explosion of colours, bangs, and whizzes, Leeds Castle is the place to be (confusingly, it’s in Kent, not Yorkshire). Every year, the castle plays host to one of the best pyrotechnic displays in the UK, attracting visitors from all over the country. The fireworks are set off against the backdrop of the castle and accompanied by lasers, projections and a soundtrack, creating a truly spectacular experience. If you arrive early, you can explore the gardens, maze and play areas, making it the perfect event for a winter's evening. So why not head to Kent and experience one of the best fireworks displays in the UK? 

Chatsworth House, Derbyshire

Every autumn, the grounds of the historic Chatsworth House are transformed into a wonderland of lights and colours for the annual fireworks display. There’s a huge bonfire, plus a children's firework display, and a grand finale firework display set to music. Of course, there’s no shortage of food and drinks available. With over 10,000 fireworks set off during the evening, the Midlands' biggest and best fireworks display is an unforgettable experience for all ages.

Legoland Windsor, Berkshire

As anyone who has ever been to Legoland knows, it is a truly magical place. And what could be more magical than a fireworks display? Tickets include entry into the theme park all day, so you can experience the rides, get your Lego City driving licence and check out live action shows before the fireworks begin. Upgrade to the magic brick glasses and watch the fireworks turn into exploding Lego bricks!

Alton Towers, Staffordshire

Another theme park, Alton Towers has a three day fireworks extravaganza before their winter closure, ensuring they go out with a bang! Enjoy a day of thrill-seeking on the rides to build anticipation for the evening's display. You can even ride rollercoasters in the dark for extra excitement. Then come the spectacular fireworks - electrifying bursts, bangs, and howls that are sure to impress.

There are many great fireworks displays in the UK, but these five are some of the best. If you're looking for an amazing display of pyrotechnics, colour, and sound, then check out one of these incredible events. You won't be disappointed.

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