Bonfire Night in the Cotswolds

The Gunpowder Plot

On November 5th, as darkness descends, towns and villages around England commemorate the failed plan to blow up the Houses of Parliament. They do this with bonfires and an effigy of Guy Fawkes burning bright against the sky.

Guy Fawkes joined a group of thirteen Catholic plotters, led by Robert Catesby, who planned to overthrow the King and put a Catholic monarch back on the throne. He was caught red-handed with explosives.

More than 400 years later the ritual continues with spectacular firework displays and entertainment for all the family.

Todays... Fireworks Displays

Don't miss...


Guiting Power Bonfire & Fireworks

November 6 @ 17:00 – 19:00

LOCATION Guiting Power Playing Fields

Lions Annual Speech House Fireworks and FERN Bonfire

Sat 5th

Enjoy funfair rides, sideshow games, and bonfire lighting at 5 o’clock and the fireworks display at 6.30pm


Cowl Lane, Winchcombe


Oxford Round Table's 54th Annual Charity Fireworks Display

Sat 5th

Funfair, a catering village, and an enormous roaring bonfire. Gates open at 4.30pm.


South Park, Oxford


Bath Rotary's Spectacular Firework Display

Sat 5th

Bath’s firework illuminations event. Gates open at 4.30 pm and the show starts at 7pm.


Bath Recreation Ground


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