It’s the time of year again to wrap up warm and head outdoors for crackling bonfires, dazzling firework displays and tasty toffee apples.
Bonfire Night is just around the corner and an array of sparkling celebrations is planned across South Yorkshire and Derbyshire – all set to go off with a bang.
Billed as Yorkshire’s number one firework spectacular, Sheffield’s After Dark event on November 5 at Don Valley Bowl is expected to attract up to 20,000 people. Highlights will include a giant bonfire, lit at 7.30pm, and a fireworks display set to music at 9pm. There will also be a funfair and live entertainment, including a set by Barnsley-born country singer Rebecca Bains.
This year’s special guest will be whichever X Factor star exits the show on Sunday night, adding some extra sparkle to the proceedings.
Tickets are £10 for adults, £5 for under 14s, and free for under-threes. Call 0114 256 5656, buy from Sheffield Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield City Hall, USUS and Hallam Unions, or visit sivtickets.com/event/afterdark2014. Tickets on the night will be available for cash only, from iceSheffield and Terry Street ticket booths.
Tomorrow the skies above Penistone will light up during the village’s annual community bonfire.
The event begins from 6.45pm at the Penistone Show Ground, off Back Lane. Adult tickets cost £4, under 16s’ are free.
Owlerton Greyhound Stadium will be turning up the heat at the Sheffield track on Sunday with an evening of races followed by an explosive firework display.
Turnstiles will open at 4pm and the first race will start at 5pm, with fireworks at 8pm. Pre-booked tickets cost £2 for adults and £1 for children. Entry on the night is £4 for adults, £1 for children. Visit www.owlertonstadium.co.uk.
A fireworks extravaganza set to the greatest sports theme tunes is planned at Oughtibridge War Memorial Sports Club on Tuesday, November 4.
Band AK47 will perform live from 7pm before the display at 7.45pm. Visit www.owmrg.co.uk.
Chesterfield Council’s fireworks spectacular is returning to the town on Wednesday, November 5.
Fun gets underway at the event in Stand Road Park, Whittington Moor, from 5.30pm, ahead of the fireworks at 8pm. Entry costs £1.
A free bonfire with family entertainment is planned from 6pm on Thursday, November 6, at the Sheffield Transport Sport Club ground on Greenhill Main Road, Meadowhead.
On Saturday, November 8, The Fox and Hounds pub on Marsh Lane, Eckington, will hold its bonfire and firework display in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care and Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield.
And the Handsworth Old Rectory Community Centre on Handsworth Road, Sheffield, will hold its display on the same night. Tickets, costing £3 per person, must be bought in advance from the Old Rectory office.
* Rotherham is set to celebrate bonfire night with a number of officially approved and safety-checked displays across the borough.
Brinsworth starts the celebration on Saturday, November 1, with a free event on the playing fields.
The evening of fun, starts at 6pm with the firework display to commence at 7pm.
On Tuesday, November 4, there will be the much-anticipated Clifton Park display.
Fair rides will open at 4pm, with the bonfire being lit at 6.30pm. The children’s firework display starts at 6.45pm and the main firework display starts at 7.45pm.
Concluding the fun will be the Maltby Town Council Firework Display and the Anston Parish Bonfire and Firework Display, both held on Wednesday, November 5.
The Maltby Town Council Firework Display, will be held on the Maltby Manor Field Recreation Ground, starting at 5pm with children’s activities and a disco. A Guy Fawkes competition will be held at 5.30pm before a firework at 6.30pm.
The Anston Parish Bonfire and Firework Display will be held on the Anston Parish Hall Recreation Grounds from 7pm until 9pm.